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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By DrCharles
No airbag sensor? Then how does it know when to...

No airbag sensor? Then how does it know when to deploy? :confused:
does the '90 not have the two orange boxes (crash sensors) on each front fender like my '93?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-01-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By DrCharles
Buy a new battery already! After 3.5 years...

Buy a new battery already! After 3.5 years sitting totally discharged, your battery has permanent sulfation (Google it) which cannot be reversed. Certainly not just by adding more acid. There may be...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-27-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By DrCharles
Neither... "Aux fan" is the common abbreviation...

Neither... "Aux fan" is the common abbreviation for the a/c condenser pusher fan a.k.a. auxiliary fan.

I already ordered a good used one, thanks for the response anyway. My E34 will likely need...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-25-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By DrCharles
Check the owner's manual, the Bentley manual, and...

Check the owner's manual, the Bentley manual, and various BMW forums for the temperature vs. viscosity chart. You may be surprised at how heavy an oil the M50 engine is spec'ed to use... especially...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-25-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By DrCharles
I'm in the market for a good used aux fan ;)

I'm in the market for a good used aux fan ;)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By DrCharles
How about duallies :bigpimp: ...

How about duallies :bigpimp:

http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/x426/DrCharlesMorris/BMW/P03-29-14_1325_zps5c45f522.jpg
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-24-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By DrCharles
I also don't recommend that. Freeze-12 is 70-90%...

I also don't recommend that. Freeze-12 is 70-90% R-134a anyway, and the remainder is another fluorocarbon that allegedly carries the (mineral) oil around the system sufficiently well to keep the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-24-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By DrCharles
I like it :)

I like it :)
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-23-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
Posted By DrCharles
I disagree... it is not the proper way, but often...

I disagree... it is not the proper way, but often you can get away with it. For a while. Those quickie retrofits aren't known as "Death Kits" for no reason.

The first problem is, as mentioned,...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 01-30-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By DrCharles
OK. There is a lot of useful info online...

OK. There is a lot of useful info online (including BSW's YouTube videos) :thumbup:

I got a deal on a ported box with 12" from Crutchfield (only $76 shipped!) but - I promptly found that the box...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 01-24-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By DrCharles
Maybe that's too drastic

OK, perhaps a complete re-do is too drastic. After doing some online research I guess I'll keep the stock head unit for now since I am getting used to having steering wheel controls. I never carry...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 01-24-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By DrCharles
Question Rip it all out and start over?

I recently acquired a nice '97 540i with only 66k miles but the stock stereo, with 6 CD changer in the trunk, sounds like crap. No highs at all, not much bass... I'm sure it has the original speakers...
Forum: Tools and Miscellaneous 01-01-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By DrCharles
Roundel magazines: Sep 08 thru Dec 09

perfect shape. 16 issues total (Sept-Dec 08, Jan-Dec 09).
$20 plus shipping from US zip 65775.
Please email me direct at: charlesmorris800 at centurytel dot net
thanks
Charles
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-25-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,131
Posted By DrCharles
I'm 48, one speeding ticket more than a year ago...

I'm 48, one speeding ticket more than a year ago (written for 5 over), no accidents.

Liability (1M/1M) & comprehensive (100 deductible), NO collision on my '81 745i, and two old Ford pickups was...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-24-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By DrCharles
Google is your friend ;) Or just try...

Google is your friend ;) Or just try www.metricmechanic.com
He's been improving BMW engines for 30 years, including the "eta" baby-six.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By DrCharles
I drove it home 200 miles this evening. I have...

I drove it home 200 miles this evening. I have also discovered that when suddenly letting off the gas in 3rd, probably other gears too, there is a significant "thunk" from somewhere in the rear, but...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-23-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By DrCharles
have you called Jim Rowe (Metric Mechanic)...

have you called Jim Rowe (Metric Mechanic) :thumbup:
Forum: Classic Bimmers 12-23-2009, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,221
Posted By DrCharles
Just because there is oil flow at the oil sender...

Just because there is oil flow at the oil sender hole does NOT mean that it is at the correct pressure... a 1/4" column of oil shooting out can look like a geyser even if it's only at 5 psi!
...
Forum: Classic Bimmers 12-23-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,609
Posted By DrCharles
True, you will never make money fixing up a car...

True, you will never make money fixing up a car and selling it, but that doesn't sound like what the original poster intended anyway. I bought my '81 745i in '91 for $2600 and probably invested $8000...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,919
Posted By DrCharles
Glad you got it fixed :thumbup: Don't know if...

Glad you got it fixed :thumbup:
Don't know if this is still an issue, but back in the late '80's I had a low-mileage '84 318i. It would do the same thing (idle rough until revved once or twice) and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By DrCharles
Question Driveline "clunk" letting off gas in 6th only

Hello everyone... new E39 owner and Bimmerfest member (yes, I did introduce myself in the recommended location too) :)

Car is a '97 540i 6-spd with only 66,300 miles, a Dinan supercharger,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,978
Posted By DrCharles
My "new" '97 540i that I just bought this weekend...

My "new" '97 540i that I just bought this weekend with only 66k miles has the same problem. I just emailed BMW NA "politely" as you suggested, now let's see.
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-22-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By DrCharles
Smile Hello everyone... I just became an E39 owner

hi... this weekend I bought a '97 540i E39 six-speed, only 66k miles, California/Nevada car, with Dinan supercharger and Stage 2 suspension. The original owner paid Dinan $16,200 in '00 for those...
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