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    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


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    e34 530i Touring

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  1. Thank you all, Some parts are on order - with the radiator & hoses first to be done as driving season is coming to an end - the leak is between the core and the plastic end tank at the very top - once the weather sets in the winter project will commence. Thanks.. ~S
  2. Dongiov, Brilliant thank you.. I will start checking things out. Regarding the Aux Water pump.. any signals or indicators to failure or is a catastrophic fail? What is done to delete? I need to look at the Bentley manual but to change the water pump (if needed and considering the age may be the smart thing to do) this is best done with the intake removed as the "tubes" under the intake connect to the water pump?
  3. We have a 95 (04/95 build) 530iT (so M60b30 automatic) with 100k KM on the clock. Small coolant leak high up on the rad (drivers side - LH drive) not sure yet where from yet as the car is owned and driven by my son and is located remote to me - will be doing pressure test. We had planned to do a cooling system refresh anyway and this will probably just quicken the process. Starting to look at parts to do cooling system refresh and see a number of different options for water pump (metal impeller) and thermostat housing (Aluminum vs plastic) 1) while I'm in doing hoses etc anything else I should consider? 2) will install new thermostat should the housing be replaced as a matter of precaution? 3) Since the rad has plastic tanks - again replace as a matter of precaution? (any particular "brand"? - or to avoid?) I haven't done any work on a M60 as of yet (previous car was a M30 equipped 84 533i) I have quickly searched but haven't found any "guides" on the web yet but I seem to recall that there is "tubes" under the intake that need to be considered - meaning the intake needs to be removed? Thanks in advance..
  4. All, 1995 530iT - within the battery tray area there is a hole that is used for the battery vent. Under the area where the battery hold down is located there is a second hole - only seen from the underside - is there supposed to be a blind plug in this hole? Thank you,
  5. Just to update if anyone is interested.. Installed the radio with the (+) connected and with the radio HU (-) capped. All works as expected. From what I'm led to believe this is a way of limiting the aftermarket HU output (speaker level output) to a lower level so that not to overpower the line input of the factory AMP. I have been looking for 1995 e34 530iT AMP information (specification) but unable to find anything. My install is easy to "change" if I need to correct as it's all done via the harness adapter that I put together. The factory installed radio (that was removed) is a Pioneer KE-91ZBM which I found the specs for comparison.
  6. So bulb checked out Ok but the socket plastic had been discoloured by heat/age - swapped left to right and all works - cleaned contacts and will order a new socket for down the road. Thank you,
  7. Thank you all, I'll confirm and post back as I'm away from the car for a bit..
  8. Hi Hamish, according to RealOEM 41218120964 is the number for our 95 530i Touring - this is available from both FCP and ECS here in NA. Your in Dublin - so I looked at Schmiedmann - they state or suggest that is an old number and list 41218186446 as the item to use - not sure if these are interchangeable. whom else in Europe can you use as a supplier? Stephen
  9. Hi Geoff, no pic as I’m not near the car, but yes the white clip.. Stephen
  10. So changed and secured the hatch struts (with safety clip) however a couple of the clips used to secure the cover need to be replaced I use RealOEM and I'm having an issue trying to identify the part number of the clips (searching using VIN GF81171) (Image from Bentley)
  11. Sharkfan, Thank you , I'll check and let the forum know what I find..
  12. Left rear tail light bulb (Canadian car with DRL) always require replacement - It does work - new bulb will last for a period of time until filament is blown and error message again shown on instrument panel. I need to check the socket etc but a blown filament would indicate a voltage spike - the ETM shows the LH bulb comes thru the LCM from Left park light relay - this relay also connects to the front lamp thru the LCM and the front lamp is ok. signs of a LCM error ? Any thing to check? Thank you
  13. We have a 1995 530i Touring as as luck would have it very little rust as it is low mileage (95K) and wasn't driven much if at all in winter (Canada) Short story - battery died, removed seat etc and we found PO had fitted a new battery but hadn't bolted it in nor installed the battery vent - the surface rust in the battery location is from battery vent gases possibly or moisture from the gromit in the floor - who knows I have no real paint or body work experience (other than making things straight) - what I do have is mechanical and fabrication experience While this is minor stuff what would be the way forward to clean this up? brush the surface and primer? some form of rust converter or encapsulate then primer etc.. What products would be suggested? Like I said I have no experience with this type of work. If not here what forum(s) would be suggested to ask questions.
  14. t.wak.. Did your "genuine" ones come with the retainer that Flandy mentions? Wondering if I should order balljoints at the same time as delivery times for me in Canada as ridiculous as everything comes from the US.. but hate buying what I may never need or use. Thanks
  15. Different ..on the stabilus units we had the end looked like .. I'll order some clips, thank you. Stephen