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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Today, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
When you say "bogging," is your ability to...

When you say "bogging," is your ability to accelerate reduced (do you still have *some* power) or is it like you're coasting?

You'll probably going to want to round up a fuel pressure gauge and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-24-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,350
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
The jonkensy ETM link appears to be down. I'm...

The jonkensy ETM link appears to be down. I'm trying to reach the owner to see what's going on.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-19-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
If you need your headlights to actually see...

If you need your headlights to actually see something in your path, you give up some effectiveness when you opt for a color above 5000K. May not be a big deal if you just cruise well lighted city...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-19-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
If you need your headlights to actually see...

If you need your headlights to actually see something in your path, you give up some effectiveness when you opt for a color above 5000K. May not be a big deal if you just cruise well lighted city...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,320
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
If you need your headlights to actually see...

If you need your headlights to actually see something in your path, you give up some effectiveness when you opt for a color above 5000K. May not be a big deal if you just cruise city streets...
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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-05-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I believe so. Yes. ...

I believe so.




Yes.



No, it's an indication that the lines are far longer than they look in the schematic. For instance, the lines from the front power distribution box to the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Safari must have a search feature, but I have no...

Safari must have a search feature, but I have no idea how to use it. Chrome is Mac compatible, I believe.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Hold down the control button while you type f. A...

Hold down the control button while you type f. A small window should pop up in the upper right corner of your browser window. I find that Google Chrome works best, but Internet Explorer has a similar...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Duh, I thought I linked to it too. Here it is....

Duh, I thought I linked to it too. Here it is....
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Fuse 37 delivers power to both the power side (6)...

Fuse 37 delivers power to both the power side (6) and the control side (8) of the k15 power protection relay, which should be just to the left of the general module. The general module measures the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-04-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
10 or 12 gauge is too heavy for the defogger wire...

10 or 12 gauge is too heavy for the defogger wire -- braiding suggests it might be coaxial, like an antenna lead, perhaps. The black power wire to the defogger is 2.5 mm according to the ETM -- maybe...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Yep, I think that's common to all German cars....

Yep, I think that's common to all German cars. Merc and VAG for sure.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I think you may be right that it's the wire for...

I think you may be right that it's the wire for the defogger.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
What color is the wire?

What color is the wire?
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Bare wire -- maybe that's why the fuse blew!

Bare wire -- maybe that's why the fuse blew!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-03-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
This forum has a link to a very useful electronic...

This forum has a link to a very useful electronic troubleshooting manual that I have also linked to in this thread. It is for a 1995 car, and it is searchable -- that is, you can type "control f" and...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-02-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 563
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Fuse 37 energizes the electric power protection...

Fuse 37 energizes the electric power protection relay (K15 in the ETM), which regulates power to the general module. I believe the relay trips when it detects excessive draw through the GM.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-01-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
It's possible to overfill AC systems with...

It's possible to overfill AC systems with refrigerant, although I doubt you'll have that problem. But I'd try to diagnose the problem further before I just started pumping gas into it.

You may...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-30-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
A compressor with a low charge of refrigerant...

A compressor with a low charge of refrigerant will cycle on and off. It will run for about one second before the pressure sensor shuts it down. After about five seconds, the compressor will spin...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-17-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
+1 People who want to improve the handling...

+1

People who want to improve the handling of their cars should look first to a beefier rear stabilizer bar like this one...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-10-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 968
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I'd jump on the bumpers and doors if it were 900...

I'd jump on the bumpers and doors if it were 900 miles closer. Time and miles are taking their toll, the car turned 255k on the odo today. I give it an oil change to celebrate.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 968
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I'd stake out some time before buying the engine...

I'd stake out some time before buying the engine and drop it in quickly so you can get satisfaction from the yard if it's junk. You can probably just swap intake manifolds from your current engine to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-08-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 968
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Most of the Alusil blocks in E34s are not...

Most of the Alusil blocks in E34s are not original, I believe, so mileage on the clock isn't likely to be an accurate reflection on the miles on the block.

$450 out the door for a complete alusil...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
I had a driveshaft center bearing that only...

I had a driveshaft center bearing that only complained at relatively low RPMs and street speed. It was intermittent.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 10-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Mr._Graybeard
Start by changing the fluid and filter. You also...

Start by changing the fluid and filter. You also might consider rebuilding the valve body. The transmission's biggest potential failing is a pair of check balls in the valve body that can erode over...
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