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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-01-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By ThoreauHD
scraping, clicking noise, worse when turning left

If it's up on a ramp any mechanic will be able to spot the crunch in 5 minutes or less. I'd bring it to a Indy shop, get the prognosis, order the part cheaper online, and hand it to them for install.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-29-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,946
Posted By ThoreauHD
Project: E34 530i Sedan rolling on 19"s

17 is the limit if you don't want to replace your suspension system every 3 months. I'd recommend that you back off from crazy town.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-29-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By ThoreauHD
Buy one that's loved. It'll be worth 5-10 grand...

Buy one that's loved. It'll be worth 5-10 grand in repair bills. You won't want to skate by just to get it running. These things compel you to fix every damned thing on it.

I would aim for a...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-28-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By ThoreauHD
If your battery was dead from sitting, does that...

If your battery was dead from sitting, does that mean it's now fully charged? Secondly, have you hit a huge bump or braked hard recently. All cars have a fuel pump inertia switch that disconnects...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-28-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By ThoreauHD
I think you should mate with somebody else. They...

I think you should mate with somebody else. They don't know what they're talking about.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-25-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By ThoreauHD
That's where I put my subwoofer knob on my car. ...

That's where I put my subwoofer knob on my car. There is no adaptive suspension, but it's a nice fantasy.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-15-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By ThoreauHD
When your battery is near death/low you want to...

When your battery is near death/low you want to engage the alternator for at least half an hour aka drive around. Your stop start crap might have just killed your battery. Go to any auto parts...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By ThoreauHD
Long Distance Transmission Diagnosis

If the car was free, I may pursue it. I think the ZF transmission is in that model. You can't buy that cold. You need a mechanic to look at it. It could tag on an extra 3k in parts/labor if it's...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-11-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By ThoreauHD
E.A.T performance chip

Yes, it matters. He needs the eprom number off the ecu. The ecu and transmission are diff chips.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-02-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By ThoreauHD
You also may want to visually inspect the flex...

You also may want to visually inspect the flex disk/guibo
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-02-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By ThoreauHD
How to take out fog light??

If you are looking at the drivers side fog lamp, there is either a pressure switch that you push with a screwdriver or a screw that you remove and the fog lamp pops out. It's very hard to see. ...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 06-01-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By ThoreauHD
Fusible link. Check bmwe34.net under...

Fusible link. Check bmwe34.net under maintenance/electrical. Easy fix.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 05-11-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By ThoreauHD
O2 sensors last 80k miles for Bosch, who invented...

O2 sensors last 80k miles for Bosch, who invented them. They are likely long past fouled. They aren't terribly difficult to replace, but they are pricey.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-01-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By ThoreauHD
If this car is ECU chipped it will need 91 octane...

If this car is ECU chipped it will need 91 octane or better.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 12-18-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By ThoreauHD
I agree with Einstein. Buy the car from a mature...

I agree with Einstein. Buy the car from a mature owner. Not a teenie bopper who spent all his money on pimping it with bling, rather than repairs. The part that consistently wears on my car are...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-26-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By ThoreauHD
The trunk wiring loom is normally shorting out by...

The trunk wiring loom is normally shorting out by this time. Also check that your headlight connector isn't melted or charred and shorting out.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By ThoreauHD
Check your ecu codes via stomp test first. Not...

Check your ecu codes via stomp test first. Not enough info.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-25-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By ThoreauHD
See the brake booster vacuum leak thread below. ...

See the brake booster vacuum leak thread below. Also keep in mind that your MAF may simply have gone bad.
But as that is one of the most expensive parts on the car, explore the vac leak first.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-24-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By ThoreauHD
Yes it fits. But be warned, you want a single...

Yes it fits. But be warned, you want a single sparking electrode, no 2, 3, or 4 electrodes. It creates more heat, which preignites and screws up timing. Something like a Bosch iridium, ngk single,...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-14-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By ThoreauHD
Rear Suspension Question

The E34 has a negative 3 degree camber by default. It's intentionally set that way for holding curves. That's why you can take a roundabout at 60 and feel it planted. To change that, you would need...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-01-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By ThoreauHD
Overheating! Electric cooling fan in front of radiator not working.

The aux fan resistor is $20 at bavauto. Easy to replace.


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-01-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Oil
Views: 374
Posted By ThoreauHD
Oil

Or the fuel mixture is off because his oxygen sensor is dying.


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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-16-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By ThoreauHD
Don't try to diagnose jack until a week after you...

Don't try to diagnose jack until a week after you change the fluid. Until the marketing dept creates the laws of physics, fluids will degrade.

4-5 qts redline D4ATF transmission fluid

2 qts...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-16-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,391
Posted By ThoreauHD
You installed a facebook addon in your browser. ...

You installed a facebook addon in your browser. I suggest not using Facebook if this has you confused. Facebook is a lemming tracker.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-16-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By ThoreauHD
After watching two mechanics snap my oil pan...

After watching two mechanics snap my oil pan drain plug off while I paid them as I lost money from not being at work, I decided that I needed a new approach.

So in steps my mityvac 7201 and 15...
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