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Old 01-26-2014, 05:48 PM
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Tell us what you did to your E34 today

I got this idea from the E36 forum. So, what did you do to your E34 today?

I changed the oil and serviced the transmission
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:52 PM
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Pulled the coolant tank a few time to inspect different lines and check for a crack. BATH TIME


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Old 01-26-2014, 06:54 PM
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:18 PM
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:47 AM
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Spent hours emailing people trying to find a set of stamped steel 15X6.5" wheels so I can get this thing going....
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:58 AM
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I've spent 2 days now looking for a used pair of 24.5x8x15 slicks...

I fear i may need to pay 420$ for a new pair.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:28 PM
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look at pictures of it
And... continued to clean up the e31 calipers.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:34 PM
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Its 8:30 pm and im getting in the car to drive an hour ish to pick up a pair of slicks...


I plan to really luanch this MF hard soon..
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:35 PM
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I spent 4 hours prepping E32 Honeycomb center caps for paint...
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:41 PM
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Its 11:40PM and i am scanning forums for anything really. Just found school is cancelled for snow!!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:57 PM
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I found some E32/E34 15x6.5" wheels on E-Bay for $57.00 each, so I made a ridiculous offer of $20.00/each x 4 just because I am bored and tired of sanding right now...
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:11 PM
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Its 8:30 pm and im getting in the car to drive an hour ish to pick up a pair of slicks...


I plan to really luanch this MF hard soon..
Got them..

Gave up on finding 24.5x8's there really rare used..


So i found a super cheap and really still fresh pair of 26x8's that when i turned out to get there were 24.5x8's after all...

So it shook hook and be geared down a little.. 24.5 vs my Stock rolling diameter. 25.5~
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:39 AM
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What's the lowest axle ratio we can get in an E34??? Is 4.10:1 as low as they go???
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:13 PM
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:23 PM
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looked at it as i parked my E30 cab next to it.

still havent driven it for about 8 months or more
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:30 AM
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Got him home yesterday.

Issues:
Gear selector needs to be adjusted.
Need to put in the air and see what is going on with right rear axle and suspension.

Waiting for other insurance to adjust the first offer... sucks
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:59 AM
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:13 AM
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Got a new hubcap and put it on, hopefully my HID kit comes in today.....
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:03 PM
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Today, I pulled the intake box and cleaned it, replaced the air flow boot and clean the MAF and throttle valve. I had a P/S leak on the LH frame rail which turned out to be the one-time use hose clamps. I just popped them apart and installed solid-strap Wurth screw clamps. Fixed quite a few things today on my lunch hour!!!!
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:11 PM
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I installed my 55w 6000k HID slim ballast low beam kit.

For those of you that have done this.
Did you need the warning cancelers? I forgot where they were so left them out i did get a Low beam message but it was because i did not plug the harness into the kit. After that i got no warning like everyone else i have seen online.
BTW i found them in my trunk but are yet to put them on.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:14 PM
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Old 02-03-2014, 06:48 AM
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:08 AM
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First time poster, just wanted to say thanks for all the DIY guides. I was able to fix the loss of power by replacing the vacuum hoses and cleaning the icv, plus replaced two bad coils Along with other minor maintenence issues. The car runs like its new again. 1993 BMW 525i with 286k. Just have to have the idle adjusted idles a lil high in drive.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:15 AM
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I smoked my side markers, and ordered a bunch cosmetic stuff for the car. ORDERED A CUP HOLDER, I cannot believe an expensive car such as BMW, did not have one.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:53 AM
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First time poster, just wanted to say thanks for all the DIY guides. I was able to fix the loss of power by replacing the vacuum hoses and cleaning the icv, plus replaced two bad coils Along with other minor maintenence issues. The car runs like its new again. 1993 BMW 525i with 286k. Just have to have the idle adjusted idles a lil high in drive.
Welcome rainman. Glad you were able to sort some issues out. The idle is not typically "adjusted" on these cars as the computer takes in to account all of the information from the varying sensors and makes adjustments to keep the idle at the specified level. You may still have a vacuum leak.

There are different ways to test for that. One is a smoke test where you introduce smoke into the system while the car is not running and see if it comes out anywhere. You can google smoke test for different methods.

Another method is to get a can of carburetor cleaner and, with the engine running, spray it on the various hoses around the intake (including the main intake boot). If the engine idle changes, particularly increases, you have found a leak source. Hope this helps.
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