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Forum: BMW 5 Series Forum (E34)

Discussion forum for the BMW 5 Series.
Model years: 1988 - 1996
Chassis code: E34

  1. Noob with a 89' 535i 220,000+ miles

    Live in a small town with no bmw mechanics, im 4+ hours away from any big city & idk where to begin with this car. Exterior is in great condition,...

    Started by ayalamar89‎, 08-17-2012 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-30-2012, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  2. Battery...

    I've had to replace the battery several times just because I don't drive the car every day. It's weird because sometimes it holds a charge for...

    Started by Tourbmw‎, 06-23-2012 08:50 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 523
    08-29-2012, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  3. steptronic into e34 540

    Hallo everyone, I am seeking info whether I could successfully transplant the motor and steptronic out of a 1996 e39 540 into my e34 540. Regards...

    Started by bumblebmw‎, 08-28-2012 01:39 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-28-2012, 01:39 AM Go to last post
  4. e34 m20 starter or electrical issue

    Hi, My 90 e34 525 is having a weird starter issue. The starter will crank but it will switch off in the middle at times as if somebody turned off...

    Started by pandith‎, 01-22-2010 02:01 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-23-2012, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  5. OBC not working

    Hi, I changed out stock radio for alpine(with proper harness adapter) and now the obc doesn't light up. The dash still lights up. Looked at bulbs and...

    Started by weaver535i‎, 06-01-2012 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-13-2012, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Unclogging the drain plugs

    I drove my wagon into work on Monday, so, I could stop by my mechanic's shop to have him blow out any depris that might have collected in the drain...

    Started by Tourbmw‎, 01-29-2012 12:55 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 5,064
    07-12-2012, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Coil problem

    Hi everyone, my engine running really bad,wont go over 2500 revs,idles very uneven.Have checked CPS and made sure voltage getting to fuel...

    Started by rover3500‎, 07-08-2012 03:35 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 394
    07-08-2012, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  8. Crank Position Sensor question

    I am still trying to run down the increasingly worse 2000-3000 rpm pinging problem on my E34 M50 that 2 Bimmer shops have given up on. One...

    Started by PeterLech‎, 03-22-2012 02:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 386
    06-25-2012, 11:41 PM Go to last post
  9. How to replace door stricker latch without letting

    retainer peice that is in the B pillar to drop down? I need to replace my stationary latch striker and wanted to know if anyone had a trick to keep...

    Started by bimmernut‎, 03-21-2008 12:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 259
    06-19-2012, 11:24 PM Go to last post
  10. Check Engine Light 1991 525i

    My son ran out of gas last night. Today after putting some gas in and cranking the CEL came on and stayed on. Coincidence? Is it safe to operate?

    Started by TrouserTrout‎, 05-23-2012 12:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-09-2012, 01:46 AM Go to last post
  11. My brake fluid is slowly dropping on one circuit. The ATF is also leaking....

    from the hydraulic booster (1989 535i). When I unbolt the master cylinder from the booster ATF leaks out pretty quickly. Should it not leak out at...

    Started by tomcolit‎, 02-15-2012 11:31 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 437
    05-28-2012, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  12. Starting problem, solenoid - '94 525i Automatic

    I have an intermittent problem where the car won't start, won't turn over. The starter sounds like it's engaged, & tries to turn over, but goes...

    Started by Teedub‎, 05-06-2012 01:38 PM
    solenoid, starter
    • Replies: 0
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    05-06-2012, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  13. I really want to keep my car....

    I love this freakin' car. It is the best car ever, really. Everyone that sees it wants it, but I always say NO way am I selling it. The only problem...

    Started by Tourbmw‎, 04-30-2012 08:07 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 413
    04-30-2012, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  14. Engine Oil questions

    OK, I have a 90 535i, 5spd, 133K miles. I normally use 20/50 dino oil changed every 4k miles. Most of my driving is City (I live in SF on a hill!)...

    Started by bfd‎, 04-16-2012 03:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 741
    04-18-2012, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  15. 535i intake gasket problem

    Our '91 535i keeps blowing intake gaskets on the number one cylinder. None has lasted over 3 years and it's always a the number one. Gasket is...

    Started by Big Dog‎, 02-07-2011 11:04 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,955
    04-14-2012, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  16. 1991 525i, Oil building up inside intake manifold.

    What cause oil and sandy particle build up inside the intake manifold? Car has original engine with 330K miles. Needs a quart of oil every 600 miles...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 04-13-2012 11:30 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 786
    04-13-2012, 11:30 PM Go to last post
  17. 89 535i Exhaust question

    Have an 89 535i with an older Remus exhaust system on it and it has now rusted through. I bought the car some time ago and now have the time to work...

    Started by Schnitzered535‎, 10-31-2011 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 500
    03-28-2012, 02:12 AM Go to last post
  18. front hubs bent tire shimmy

    I have a 95 540 sport with 6 speed and the throwing star wheels. I have a horrible shimmy at 55 mph and when I looked I saw one of the lug nuts is...

    Started by wristshot‎, 03-26-2012 11:19 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 516
    03-26-2012, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  19. Car Cover for a 525iT

    I had planned on checking Wal-mart today for a car cover and thought to google it. I see there is a brand called Oxford, on Ebay, selling for a...

    Started by Tourbmw‎, 02-25-2012 01:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 310
    03-19-2012, 11:03 PM Go to last post
  20. with three BMW E34 on a rally Germany to Azerbaijan

    April 28th starts the Allgäu-Orient-Rally. We are one of 111 official teams. More informations on our website

    Started by lumberjack1972‎, 03-11-2012 10:12 AM
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    03-11-2012, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  21. 525i - Stuborn Idle Issue

    Hey Mates....525i (M50) 5spd manual. I just replaced ICV and TPS ....un beleivable...still have that frustrating & somewhat inconsistent idle around...

    Started by davek4300‎, 02-10-2012 02:05 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 348
    03-05-2012, 10:21 PM Go to last post
  22. 1995 bmw 540 i . needs head gasket . cost and labor?

    over heats on longer drives. are my heads shot or can i save it.

    Started by oscars‎, 02-22-2012 09:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-26-2012, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  23. how to remove the headlight's switch?

    Started by ttomp‎, 02-22-2001 10:44 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-23-2012, 05:56 AM Go to last post
  24. Few M30 oil pumps available new - save your used core, no longer manufactured!

    Few M30 oil pumps available new. And those few carry a big price as much as $450. Metric Mechanic now estimates $650 or more for one of their pumps...

    Started by inexpensivepartsman‎, 02-07-2012 08:53 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 293
    02-16-2012, 07:03 PM Go to last post
  25. What's the best way to sell my 1989 535i that needs engine work?

    I would like to sell my 1989 BMW 535i quickly; the car is located near Ontario, California. A previous head gasket repair is leaking (head either...

    Started by karara‎, 02-06-2012 11:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,064
    02-15-2012, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  26. Help with Starting

    Replaced battery on 93 525 but left the hood up when trying to start after reconnecting, security system activated and would not start, what is the...

    Started by Unregistered‎, 01-30-2012 12:52 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 325
    02-01-2012, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  27. Can E39/540 front springs go on E34/540 struts??

    I have put the 17" radial style 32 wheels on my E34 540i, but the front end is still too high. Rears a perfect. Can the E39 540 front springs, which...

    Started by Pierre‎, 06-16-2001 08:04 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 776
    02-01-2012, 07:00 AM Go to last post
  28. Fuel tank not venting

    My '95 525i is giving me a serious headache. For many months we have been having trouble getting the gas cap off. Very hard to turn. Bought a new...

    Started by elock‎, 08-15-2011 04:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 472
    01-27-2012, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  29. OBC Pinout

    Can anyone advise on how the pins are numbered on the 1993 E34 OBC. There are 26 pins in 2 rows of thirteen. From the wiring diagrams I know what...

    Started by Dennis Wright‎, 05-19-2005 08:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-27-2012, 12:36 AM Go to last post
  30. Aftermarket Stereo Installation on a 525I

    What would I need to install an aftermarket stereo? Will my factory amplifier work with a wire harness for the radio? This is for a 1992 525i. ...

    Started by John‎, 02-19-2010 03:04 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-24-2012, 04:31 PM Go to last post
  31. Anyone running the Miller Performance MAF on the E34 535i automatic ???

    I need to compare notes.

    Started by tem‎, 07-27-2011 09:38 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-18-2012, 11:43 PM Go to last post
  32. shogun DIY tips+tricks in new updated design

    To make the site even better and easier to find the right info. For example if you click on fixes you now have it all in order by Fixes - What is...

    Started by Highline‎, 11-10-2010 01:37 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-09-2012, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  33. Another cold weather starting problem

    I have a 94 525i m50 with 190,000. Great car, but as the weather is getting colder in VA I've had the same problem twice. When it is left outside all...

    Started by paul.lawson‎, 12-09-2011 08:36 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 771
    01-02-2012, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  34. Battery drain

    Hi all, I have a '90 535i that I've owned for about 15 years and I'd like to keep it for a few more. I have a serious battery drain problem that...

    Started by Mikez535‎, 11-01-2011 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,161
    12-04-2011, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  35. E34 - how remove console under steering wheel?? (replacing ignition switch)

    So I was going to replace my ignition switch and got the steering column cover off with no trouble, backed out the painted-red screws, then realized...

    Started by ericole‎, 11-16-2011 07:53 PM
    console, dash, remove, steering wheel
    • Replies: 2
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    11-28-2011, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  36. 92 525 will not start

    Our 92 will not start after sitting for a couple weeks. It's been a couple years since this has happened. Well, here I go again. In the past I did a...

    Started by ppruett‎, 11-23-2011 09:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 329
    11-27-2011, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  37. taillights wanted

    anybody replaced their oem taillights with clear and want to sell their old ones? I need a drivers side but may purchase both. If the price is right.

    Started by burtw‎, 10-04-2001 02:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 239
    11-26-2011, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  38. Broken Seat Switch

    i have a '94 540i. it looks like the driver seat adjustment switch is dead. is there a way to manually adust the seat without using the power seat...

    Started by SFAL‎, 09-12-2011 07:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 310
    11-25-2011, 05:42 AM Go to last post
  39. Ignition switch housing failure, 1995 525ia

    I have researched the forums for older posts and some have been helpful. The electrical switch is good as I have separated the switch from the switch...

    Started by jrcalvin‎, 11-19-2011 11:45 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,477
    11-24-2011, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  40. Various electronics suddenly quit and the engine is running VERRY rough

    '89 525i: Various electronics suddenly quit and the engine is running VERRY rough. Electronics include (there may be more): Power windows Wipers...

    Started by fred525‎, 11-19-2011 11:29 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 300
    11-24-2011, 07:57 AM Go to last post

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