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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-25-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By fivecrabs
I figured it out. After an exercise in in dealing...

I figured it out. After an exercise in in dealing with the plastic hose fitting on the plastic radiator tanks I discovered that 2 of the three Allen bolts holding the fan blade to the clutch were...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-29-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By fivecrabs
Guess I know what I am doing Saturday, plenty of...

Guess I know what I am doing Saturday, plenty of things to check. Thanks for the reasoning and info.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-28-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By fivecrabs
Many Thanks to all for your ideas and...

Many Thanks to all for your ideas and suggestions. I just bought the car last Saturday and every time I test drove it it was fully warmed up, shame on me. There are no performance issues with it just...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-27-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By fivecrabs
Previous owner had it rebuilt with whole lot of...

Previous owner had it rebuilt with whole lot of other work. Have receipt.. $5500.00. There is also an oil leak bottom half of engine but haven't had long enough to gauge leak rate. What does it take...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-27-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By fivecrabs
E34 Rattleing in front of engine

New E34 owner, When first started (overnight)at idle sounds like a rattling in front near VANOS:cry:. When rpm's increase goes away comes back at idle. After ran down street short distance listen at...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-24-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By fivecrabs
New 95 E34 owner + 87 E30

Just wanted to thank all for the wealth of info here @ Bimmerfest! Been working on my son's 87 E30 for the last 6 months and driving it daily for the last 4. Couldn't have done it without you. My son...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By fivecrabs
Thanks, sounds like transmission needs to be...

Thanks, sounds like transmission needs to be remove to repair.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-02-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By fivecrabs
Leaking Trans Fluid 1994 325I

Looked at a 1994 325I Automatic 230kmiles straight six. Leaking trans fluid from the passenger side of transmission close to engine when running. Owner stated his mechanic said was an external pump...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-02-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By fivecrabs
1994 325I transmission leak from external servo

Going to look at a 1994 325I automatic trans. with 230kmiles. Owner said trans fluid is leaking from an external servo or pump. Anything I should be looking for?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,654
Posted By fivecrabs
Sounds familiar< # 10 fuse in my 87 325e open...

Sounds familiar< # 10 fuse in my 87 325e open twice for no apparent reason also. My reverse lamps were always on when the ignition was in run position. I just removed the bulbs and replace the 7.5 a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-29-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,804
Posted By fivecrabs
That part # looks correct. Before you pull the...

That part # looks correct. Before you pull the batteries off board make sure that all the fuses are ok. My gauge cluster stopped working so I figured it was the batteries. I pulled the batteries and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-26-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,703
Posted By fivecrabs
Recent newbie to 325 ownership. Warm weather...

Recent newbie to 325 ownership. Warm weather starts fine , as soon as turned cold would take lots of cranking to start. Fuse # 10 7.5 amp was open. This circuit has many sensors and relays in it but...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-17-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,804
Posted By fivecrabs
SI Battery replacment

There are exact replacement batteries available. Remove cluster from dash, on backside remove panel- multiple nuts holding cover on. SI board at bottom of cluster. Batteries are soldered onto board....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-15-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By fivecrabs
OK...How do you know?

OK...How do you know?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-15-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By fivecrabs
Am going to install an easily accessible remote...

Am going to install an easily accessible remote battery holder for the SI board and disconnect the reverse light harness connector at the transmission. Looking at the fuse designation fuse #10, 20 &...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-14-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By fivecrabs
87 325e fuse # 10 (7.5 amp) fault

1987 325e 2.7l stock 230kmiles manual trans. no cruise control or power sun roof. Power windows and locks. The AC has not worked since we've had the car. Engine runs well New timing belt, water pump,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-27-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By fivecrabs
Thanks, Will replace this weekend. Need to get a...

Thanks, Will replace this weekend. Need to get a better repair manual than the Chiltons I have, any suggestions.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-27-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By fivecrabs
Tried the gas cap procedure and the hesitation...

Tried the gas cap procedure and the hesitation was noticeably reduced but still present. How do I safely reset the memory storage? Brandon I stopped by your place with my son Matt about a month ago,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-26-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By fivecrabs
1987 325e hesitation

New to this and my first BMW: 87 325e 230 k-miles New timing belt, valve adjustment, plugs, good wires. Cold start ok, idle ok, after heats up to operating temperature begins to hesitate on...
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