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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Larrick
I took a quick ride to Pick and Pull. A woman...

I took a quick ride to Pick and Pull.
A woman who works there took pity and will
try and grab some rims off the next BMW that comes in and call us.
They usually just scrap them for about $20 each....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Larrick
Thanks for the info. I imagine that they are...

Thanks for the info.
I imagine that they are available in chrome as well.
I have been able to find the rim at local junk yards for $75 a piece.
Yes BBS is the designation the junk yards use.
They...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Larrick
Wheel stolen off 525it

My son awoke to find his 1994 525it missing a rear wheel
and sitting up on a milk crate placed under the gas tank.
Welcome to Oakland Ca.
So we need to find a replacement fast and hopefully...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-23-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Larrick
Put a hose on the nozzle used to sweat solder on...

Put a hose on the nozzle used to sweat solder on copper pipe.
You can very accurately direct the propane and easily detect a vacuum leak.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Larrick
I do not know about M30B35 engines. I do have...

I do not know about M30B35 engines.
I do have some knowledge of the M50 with regard to FPR.
I am curious about your testing of the fuel pump and FPR.
The M50 which I tested has a fuel pressure of...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-10-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Larrick
why do you suspect a bad Fuel Pressure Regulator?

why do you suspect a bad Fuel Pressure Regulator?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-02-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Larrick
I do not know where the relay is but I think...

I do not know where the relay is but I think should
take a look at the mechanism which operates the wiper.

It can become "loose" and act erratically.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-31-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By Larrick
It is always a good idea to clean your engine...

It is always a good idea to clean your engine before any work is done.
The common engine cleaners can be expensive and are used up quickly.

I now use ZEP brand commercial degreaser.
It is Purple...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-31-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Larrick
I replaced the hose yesterday and all is well. ...

I replaced the hose yesterday and all is well.
I was surprised to find that the power steering systems uses automatic
transmission fluid.
Why is that?
I assume that ATF can take higher...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-26-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Larrick
Thank you Zombie, I did not think that I had...

Thank you Zombie,
I did not think that I had self leveler and am glad I do not.
Just another expensive system to fix if it breaks.

I am surprised at the price of the hose $133 at FCP Euro. ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-26-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Larrick
something to look at for safety

My son and I were going to inspect the
tie rod ends on his 1994 525it.

When we looked at the bottom of the engine it appeared there was an oil leak.
On further inspection, the leak was power...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Larrick
Front end was aligned Jan. 11, 2012. Right after...

Front end was aligned Jan. 11, 2012. Right after front end work.
But the tires have worn on the outside immediately after the alignment.
I did the front tire rim swap before the wear got too bad....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-25-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Larrick
my wife's car developed your symptoms. I...

my wife's car developed your symptoms.
I thought that it was "normal" in abs braking system, where the brake pulsates off and on so as not to
go into a skid as brakes "lock up".
It was subtle but...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-25-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Larrick
Wouldn't aggressive, hard turns cause the wear...

Wouldn't aggressive, hard turns cause the wear on the out side of the front tires?
Most of the driving is in the city where you are turning all the time.

My work truck has gone through three...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-25-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Larrick
Damn spell check. I meant to say wiggle the...

Damn spell check. I meant to say wiggle the Wheel.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-25-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Larrick
I did not replace the tie rod ends. The...

I did not replace the tie rod ends.
The steering feels tight but I should inspect.
Is the proper test for tie rod to lift car and wiggle shell with hands at 3 and 9 o'clock?
I understand that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-25-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Larrick
Tire rotation?

The front tires on a 1994 525i touring had worn on the outside edges.
I took the tires off the rims and switched sides so the unworn inside tread
is now on the outside.

The tires are now...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,265
Posted By Larrick
It seems hard to believe that the fuel pressure...

It seems hard to believe that the fuel pressure would be an issue.
The pump for a 525i puts out 100psi.
The volume out put is 1 quart every 30 sec.

I don't think you need to worry.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,265
Posted By Larrick
Fuel, obviously, vaporizes easily and at fairly...

Fuel, obviously, vaporizes easily and at fairly low temperatures. So if a vehicle is manufactured with the fuel line too
close to the exhaust, for example, there would we vapor lock problems.
...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-05-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,265
Posted By Larrick
The fact that the engine started when cold nags...

The fact that the engine started when cold nags me also.
I developed the Vapor lock theory for the cold start question.

Background: When I attached the Fuel Pressure regulator to the fuel rail,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,265
Posted By Larrick
I am back from Vietnam. I did not see any old...

I am back from Vietnam. I did not see any old BMW,s.
Just about everyone is riding a motor bike or a bicycle.
But they carry about a much cargo on their bikes as you would dare carry in your car....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By Larrick
Rear Bumper shock absorber is "Sticking"

The rear left side shock absorber on a 1994 525i touring does not spring back when it gets
tapped in.
This happens quite regularly in the City. The bumper has to be pried out by using
a lever...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-25-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,265
Posted By Larrick
Update: The engine is performing excellently. ...

Update: The engine is performing excellently. There have been no hesitations or feeling of power loss.
What ever Andre felt (slight hesitation) that first day after the new pump...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Larrick
http://www.aircare.ca/repinfo-ere-causes-hc.php ...

http://www.aircare.ca/repinfo-ere-causes-hc.php

Check out this site. It may give you an idea on where to start.
High hydrocarbons can be caused by many things or combinations.
Your numbers are...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Larrick
SeaFoam Treatment. The car failed smog with...

SeaFoam Treatment.

The car failed smog with High hydroCarbons.
I did a number of things after that, so I do not know if it was the SeaFoam treatment which helped but I do not think it hurt.
I...
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