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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-09-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Radian
I feel his wallet will be challenged regardless...

I feel his wallet will be challenged regardless of what's chosen. :rofl:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-09-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Radian
Imagine that. :stickpoke

Imagine that. :stickpoke
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-20-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Radian
I would wager anything new, even the factory...

I would wager anything new, even the factory Sachs Boge, would be an improvement from what the car currently has. Just a guess.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-20-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Radian
For real. I thought I could just fix what...

For real.

I thought I could just fix what was obviously broke. Apparently after 160,000 miles, it's a safe bet that the entire drivetrain is toast regardless of what the previous owners report,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-20-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Radian
Just an update. The car is still up on...

Just an update.

The car is still up on blocks. Yup, four months.....big surprise there.

The driveshaft was a can of worms waiting to be opened. I dropped it off at the local drive shaft machine...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-17-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Radian
When it's all new, the E34 handles amazing. ...

When it's all new, the E34 handles amazing.

The 5-series are legendary for that very reason alone.

With V-rated tires, stiffer front sway bar & bushings, and a set of Koni Sports it's like the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By Radian
When's the next time you intend to be working...

When's the next time you intend to be working inside the timing chain case? Are you comfortable going back in there simply to replace a guide? How frequently do you keep the engine above 2500 rpm?
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Radian
Check for perforations along the length of the...

Check for perforations along the length of the exhaust system, particularly the section between the manifolds and catalytic converters. It's easy for techs to miss the pinholes or cracks that hardly...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-16-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Radian
Threaded portion the tie rods, spring coils...

Threaded portion the tie rods, spring coils rubbing in their seats, or a malfunction in the strut upper mount assembly.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-12-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 11,582
Posted By Radian
Seeing that I have the exhaust system dropped for...

Seeing that I have the exhaust system dropped for driveshaft maintenance, I painted the car's muffler brackets.

Yes, the muffler brackets....

Almost three pounds of highly contorted, heavy...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-10-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Radian
Agreed. No shame. You gave it hell and it still...

Agreed. No shame. You gave it hell and it still won. But hey, that's cars....and they suck like that from time to time.:fruit:

It bears mentioning that everything can go by the book, so long as...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-08-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Radian
Clutch master or slave cylinder....they typically...

Clutch master or slave cylinder....they typically fail with age just as you experienced, all-stop. Take a peak under the car on the driver's side of the transmission or inside the footwell, up near...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-08-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Radian
Normal for the circumstances, yes. OTOH, if an...

Normal for the circumstances, yes. OTOH, if an engine is overhauled and a synthetic oil used after run-in, it'd look entirely different....as in the absence of any varnish, coking, or sludge.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-07-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Radian
That patina is typical of running dino-based oil...

That patina is typical of running dino-based oil at some time in the engine's life. They varnish quite easily. Change interval has nothing to do with it.

The stuff in question is motor oil. By the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-02-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By Radian
Don't forget to also pop the pistons out and have...

Don't forget to also pop the pistons out and have a look in the bores while you're in there.

Corroded pistons and dirty, hardened seals could also restrict movement.

Might be surprised what you...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-27-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By Radian
Nvr enf

Nvr enf
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-27-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By Radian
Mnypit

Mnypit
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-27-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By Radian
144mph

144mph
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-24-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Radian
In short, no. There's a lot of rubber between the...

In short, no. There's a lot of rubber between the outside and the inside of the bushing.

They'll improve steering and braking sensitivity by quite a lot.

I'd seriously recommend having the old...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Radian
Yup. M5. Good to go. :thumbup: As far as the...

Yup. M5. Good to go. :thumbup:

As far as the claim on the website, I haven't the foggiest clue. :dunno:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-23-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Radian
The picture is definitely the M5 part. If so,...

The picture is definitely the M5 part. If so, then I have used them. I'll have to check my records to confirm the p/n though (later tonight) It'll work fantastic regardless of the suspension package....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-22-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Radian
Not yet. :eeps: Still up on the ramps. I know, I...

Not yet. :eeps: Still up on the ramps. I know, I know, I'm taking for ever....I'm even catching hell for it from the guys at work. :stickpoke

On the nicer side, the garage has taken on that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-22-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Radian
Short clip of the failed support. You can hear...

Short clip of the failed support. You can hear that with all the rubber still in place, albeit completely shredded, any noise is still very well damped. No obvious metallic sounds from this...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Radian
Here's the result of CSB failure in my car's...

Here's the result of CSB failure in my car's instance:

This isn't something just happened over night. This was a progressive series of events that provided plenty of fair warning over a good long...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-21-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Radian
I took a gamble and bought a replacement forward...

I took a gamble and bought a replacement forward exhaust support (the big, gold-looking thing in the first post).

Good thing, because the 18" breaker bar made quick work of the only corroded bolt...
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