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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-04-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 62,252
Posted By jeaux
Jay, note my post above: it was the silicone...

Jay, note my post above: it was the silicone around the fan that had worn out...thus the fan spun too slow (initially missed because the fan did indeed spin). When that taken care of the engine...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-05-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By jeaux
He talked about flushing when we were chatting...

He talked about flushing when we were chatting and that price did include the expansion valve and dryer replacement. He was going to get an adaptor kit to convert it to being R134a. But...I didn't...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-04-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By jeaux
HipMusicMan, Do you mean go to the junkyard to...

HipMusicMan,
Do you mean go to the junkyard to get an entire A/C unit? What do you think that might run?
Thank you again!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-04-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By jeaux
So, a question for you Upallnight: Do you...

So, a question for you Upallnight:
Do you think the $1255 quote for replacing expansion valve and drier, and converting to R134a is reasonable? And...no guarantee....
I met a lady who introduced...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-03-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By jeaux
Hello HipMusicMan, How would I know that the...

Hello HipMusicMan,
How would I know that the used a/c actually works when bought from a yard?
Thanks very much for your suggestion!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-02-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,045
Posted By jeaux
a/c dryer unit and expansion valve??

So....having a heat wave here and to my dismay a/c started blowing warm air.
After doing some homework and visits to a couple of places was told I was very low on freon and yet some was still there...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By jeaux
Well the tricky thing is that it WAS spinning,...

Well the tricky thing is that it WAS spinning, but not fast enough...thus the overheating. All because of the deteriorating seal.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-17-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By jeaux
I am very much revealing my ignorance here, but I...

I am very much revealing my ignorance here, but I don't now remember which fan it was, just that I think there are two (one is a back-up perhaps?) and they cool the engine down. So I am guessing...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-17-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,241
Posted By jeaux
I just wanted to share something you guys all...

I just wanted to share something you guys all probably know already, but it was really helpful to me and it's sort of related to cracked heads from overheating, so even with my limited mechanical...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-17-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Hi BMWFF...the 'trans program' light come on...

Hi BMWFF...the 'trans program' light come on today and just briefly. I pulled over and disconnected the battery for 15 mins and then restarted and it never came on again, and drove ok except...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-17-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Yes, I am going to start calling around and ...

Yes, I am going to start calling around and pricing things as I am now on foot so can't get to work at the moment! I think I need a shot of whiskey first however to calm my nerves ;)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-17-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
p.s. I will let the bmw place read the codes and...

p.s. I will let the bmw place read the codes and then take the advice above about going to a tranny specialist. I am listening!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-17-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Update from me, the OP. It's been so rainy...

Update from me, the OP.
It's been so rainy and cold I haven't done anything but some research, wait for the car to get warm every morning and cautiously put in reverse...it's been ok, until today...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-14-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Update: problem again this morning, after about a...

Update: problem again this morning, after about a minute, resolved. Will update again soon.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-14-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Hi all! Trans fluid level has been checked...

Hi all!
Trans fluid level has been checked when engine warm, it's perfect, and mechanic said fluid "looks clean". As of yesterday morning it surprisingly reversed fine even when engine cold, we...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-12-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Ok Roberto...sounds like a very expensive path...

Ok Roberto...sounds like a very expensive path lays ahead of me...but I will start checking. I am so hoping that deleting error codes and making sure I have the proper trans fluid level will...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-12-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
This is very interesting. :thumbup:

This is very interesting. :thumbup:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-12-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Oh and I just realized that on my initial post I...

Oh and I just realized that on my initial post I have a typo! My car is a 1990 535i, not 1993....silly me. Doesn't make a difference with your sage advice, does it?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-12-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Hello friends! Again this morning a tough...

Hello friends!
Again this morning a tough minute or two of reverse and then reverse as smooth as silk. I have an appointment with Hans' german car shop to check and clear all error messages, only...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-11-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Wow there is a lot of brilliance on this forum! I...

Wow there is a lot of brilliance on this forum! I plan to carve out some time to read, re-read, and make practical application of your thoughtful responses! Exciting! But...any thoughts about Lucas...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-11-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
yes! please tell this girl how to 'pull codes'...

yes! please tell this girl how to 'pull codes' and what happens if trans oil is 'overfilled'. I am eager to learn how to keep from being a full time pedestrian again. What do you think of Lucas...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-11-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Thanks snowsled. Same thing happened today, hard...

Thanks snowsled. Same thing happened today, hard to reverse at first, car warms up and it reverses just fine. So strange.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-11-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Thanks snowsled for your thoughts, but how...

Thanks snowsled for your thoughts, but how depressing for me!.
Why though did this 'failure' not manifest before I had it jumped, it shifted up and down the SF hills as smooth as silk!
And btw...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-11-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,530
Posted By jeaux
Bizarre Reverse Issue

Hi Everyone!
My 1993 5351 (177k) needed a jump because I carelessly shut the trunk lid and it didn't shut all the way and the light stayed on and ran down the battery. I couldn't get it jumped...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-04-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,446
Posted By jeaux
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