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Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   18th October 2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By kalevera
It's not an easy job but doable with a line...

It's not an easy job but doable with a line wrench to crack the pressure line nut loose and a stubby to work it off

Remove the heater valve/aux pump (you can actually leave the hoses attached and...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th August 2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 1,051
Posted By kalevera
It looks like the backrest on the passenger's...

It looks like the backrest on the passenger's side seat isn't fully seated on the base. It "snaps" into place, push down on the backrest. They had to dismantle the seats to replace the leather so...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th August 2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By kalevera
Yes, it's easy to do as far as the backrests. ...

Yes, it's easy to do as far as the backrests. Front seat backrests snap into the seat bases. Bases could be more difficult...Depending on the production date of your M5 the seat rails may be...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   29th May 2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By kalevera
I was using the factory amp and it has internal...

I was using the factory amp and it has internal crossovers


Is your car MY '90 production (built before 9/90)? If so it has the pre-universal radio wiring harness with the breakout connectors. ...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th May 2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By kalevera
For the actual model year '91 cars (9/90 and...

For the actual model year '91 cars (9/90 and later production), Metra makes a simple harness adapter. Splice that to the harness adapter that will come with the new head unit.


I installed a...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th May 2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,498
Posted By kalevera
I've always used Dex III ATF without issue ...

I've always used Dex III ATF without issue




Sorry for missing this before now, not sure if we've talked about this yet, but let's converse if not - whit at bimmerpc dot com
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   3rd April 2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By kalevera
In the same building, but I haven't worked for...

In the same building, but I haven't worked for Koala in almost a decade
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   2nd April 2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By kalevera
I know, I built the S38 in your car

I know, I built the S38 in your car
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   30th March 2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By kalevera
Good question on the weight difference... I know...

Good question on the weight difference... I know the wisecos are slightly lighter but not by much. I went to see if I could find the paperwork (motor's together now) but I can't figure out where I...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th March 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By kalevera
Custom Pistons for an S38

Hey all,

I took some pics of a set of custom Wiseco pistons I had done for an S38 build, bop over to my FB page...I've posted pics as compared to the factory MAHLE -- www.facebook.com/bimmerpc...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th March 2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By kalevera
I've seen where some RIs used these but I have...

I've seen where some RIs used these but I have yet to find a part number or manufacturer on one...I would love to figure out who made the part with the integrated brake light!




Yes, but rare...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th February 2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,353
Posted By kalevera
Measure the bores when you have the head off. I...

Measure the bores when you have the head off. I would guess that at 130k it is probably a wise idea to spend the extra two grand, get a set of custom pistons/bore the bottom end to match/replace the...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th February 2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,498
Posted By kalevera
Use the 535i high pressure line, M5 pulley, 535i...

Use the 535i high pressure line, M5 pulley, 535i PS reservoir, 535i low pressure pump FITTING (cut off the existing line and use standard BMW power steering OEL and clamps). The pictures actually...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th February 2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,408
Posted By kalevera
The price of new ones went through the roof about...

The price of new ones went through the roof about two years ago. BMW ran out of inventory and did another production run, the price went way up. I have some on the shelf, new OEM Hella, but they...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   23rd January 2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,498
Posted By kalevera
M5 single vane power steering pump upgrade Photos!

Guys, a few years back I figured out a way to retrofit the E34 535i single vane PS pump onto LHD E34 M5.

I have now done this conversion on a few cars with great results

This is perfect for...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th January 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 30,061
Posted By kalevera
For whatever it's worth, I still have one on...

For whatever it's worth, I still have one on order in DE for Elekta (and they haven't canceled the order!)
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   3rd January 2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By kalevera
Yes, so you are trying to attach the latch...

Yes, so you are trying to attach the latch assembly to the handle mechanism with the handle still in the door. It is difficult to do in the car with the rod disconnected from the handle.

Here are...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   1st January 2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By kalevera
The late (mid production '92 and up) actuator...

The late (mid production '92 and up) actuator affixes to the top of the latch mechanism (photo of it here: BMW E34 door lock actuator repair (http://www.bmw4life.com/doorLockActuator.htm) ) If you...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th December 2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By kalevera
Bilstein sports have internal bump stops. If...

Bilstein sports have internal bump stops. If your fronts were installed with bump stops, they were installed incorrectly and that's why the car keeps hitting them.

I've never seen a set of eibach...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th December 2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By kalevera
From the factory it mounts forward of the rear...

From the factory it mounts forward of the rear power distribution box (on the left hand side of the rear seat).

We are lucky in the US...all of the cars delivered here got full spec body wiring...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th December 2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,054
Posted By kalevera
It's for memory seat functionality only :) ...

It's for memory seat functionality only :)

It actually only requires power and ground if you want to keep that function...or to power the seat itself.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   10th December 2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By kalevera
All US spec cars have the wiring in place. ...

All US spec cars have the wiring in place.

Three different types of wiring harness connectors used. '90 and earlier use a multipin connector (I believe it's 6 pins but long time since I've seen...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th October 2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,304
Posted By kalevera
1) Buy my exhaust plates and delete the secondary...

1) Buy my exhaust plates and delete the secondary air pump (plates are on ebay)


2) If you don't have SLS anymore, delete the tandem vane steering pump by going to the single vane M30 535i unit...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th September 2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By kalevera
There are two wash tanks in the engine bay of E34...

There are two wash tanks in the engine bay of E34 M5 3.6/3.8 with headlight washers + intensive clean.

-356, #2 in the diagram, is the intensive clean tank, for holding the intensive clean fluid. ...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   18th September 2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By kalevera
The part number difference exists in the US...

The part number difference exists in the US because '92 cars all have servotronic, '91s do not. You can put a servotronic box in a non-servo car without issue

With these kinds of rebuilders what...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   18th September 2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,135
Posted By kalevera
EAT is the best, bar none. I had it in both my...

EAT is the best, bar none. I had it in both my 3.6 cars and also custom software from Mark for the 3.8. Exceptional performance with real gains in fuel economy.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   7th August 2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By kalevera
Mike I believe I have one from an > 1/95 EWS car,...

Mike I believe I have one from an > 1/95 EWS car, I assume you need one that's non-EWS however, talk to me on BFC if it might work
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   30th March 2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,335
Posted By kalevera
Source a 3.8 euro/'95 M540i/msport 4 spoke airbag...

Source a 3.8 euro/'95 M540i/msport 4 spoke airbag wheel. Just a bit smaller and it improves the experience tremendously!
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   23rd October 2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By kalevera
The original spec 3.6 (and 3.5) clutch was very...

The original spec 3.6 (and 3.5) clutch was very heavy from the factory.

They redesigned the part circa '92 and superseded the old part with the new one.

There are SOME B36 and E28/E24 cars...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th September 2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By kalevera
Anyone in the US want a '95 cosmos M5?

My '95 M5 is up for sale in the US, fully federalized.

Pics and info here:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?p=25067106
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   2nd December 2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By kalevera
Use the 65 71 8 359 271 number, any dealer can...

Use the 65 71 8 359 271 number, any dealer can order it from DE where there are 25 in stock. Or there are three dealers in the US that have the part on the shelf, if you don't want to wait...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   10th September 2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By kalevera
Try Carl Nelson, bimmerdoc.com, in La Jolla. ...

Try Carl Nelson, bimmerdoc.com, in La Jolla.

I have a freshly rebuilt B36 available, send me an email or PM through the forum if you'd like to discuss...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th July 2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By kalevera
Have one, send me an email through the forum.

Have one, send me an email through the forum.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th May 2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,587
Posted By kalevera
Just use the standard E34 535 single vane pump,...

Just use the standard E34 535 single vane pump, 535 lines.

Works fine, despite what some say. You use the original dual vane pulley, use the 535 high pressure line, reservoir, and the low...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   14th May 2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,622
Posted By kalevera
The set is #29 Very annoying, they seem to...

The set is #29

Very annoying, they seem to be doing this with a lot of stuff (ie, you can buy the left front clear turn indicator lamp outside of the US, but it is listed as NLA in the US). I...
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   11th May 2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,616
Posted By kalevera
Have a set in the US, send me a PM if you want to...

Have a set in the US, send me a PM if you want to discuss
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th May 2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,370
Posted By kalevera
Slightly different animals, but again, in this...

Slightly different animals, but again, in this case BMW's buffalo refers to water buffalo hide and the US spec bison leather is different stuff. Bison was standard on many '95 production US spec...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   3rd May 2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,370
Posted By kalevera
(water) buffalo is preferred for longevity, you...

(water) buffalo is preferred for longevity, you will see E23 745s/E24 M635s with buffalo interiors in quite acceptable shape (though the rest of the car is worn out)




If it is a US spec car...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th February 2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,478
Posted By kalevera
They are on order by AG/out of stock (both front...

They are on order by AG/out of stock (both front sides) worldwide until early April, anyway. I sell them for about $860 a side.

Keep in mind that you'll also need new hub/bearing assemblies.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   25th January 2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,453
Posted By kalevera
Fairly common internal cluster fault on cars that...

Fairly common internal cluster fault on cars that legitimately aren't equipped with EML. Never seen one with a fault code set in the cluster, undiagnosable by a DIS because there's no EML computer...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th January 2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By kalevera
If the car legitimately needs a sway bar (!!!) go...

If the car legitimately needs a sway bar (!!!) go for the 26mm E32 Mtech part, look in the euro catalog and do the 20mm M5T nurburgring rear at the same time. Also, not sure why the steering box...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   25th November 2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,224
Posted By kalevera
have one Jan, sent you an email

have one Jan, sent you an email
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   23rd October 2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By kalevera
Any US registered importer is going to replace...

Any US registered importer is going to replace the cats with US spec, anyway...I would broaden the search.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   7th October 2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,387
Posted By kalevera
You'll also want new front wheel hub/bearing...

You'll also want new front wheel hub/bearing assemblies, 31 21 2 226 904, I don't think I saw them on the list...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   24th September 2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,599
Posted By kalevera
My guess is that it is a VIN misprint from the...

My guess is that it is a VIN misprint from the factory, as it's clearly an S38 head. Someone on BFc recently found a similar case with a later E34 non-M car and some of the body panel VIN stickers...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th September 2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,937
Posted By kalevera
Sure, the core support is E34 generic. Also,...

Sure, the core support is E34 generic. Also, just saw there is misinformation in my first post, sorry, there's no hardware for the core support under the outside corner bumper guides (that's for...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th September 2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,420
Posted By kalevera
They're 304 stainless. Here's a set mounted: ...

They're 304 stainless. Here's a set mounted:

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp92/bpcdesign/s38plates1.jpg
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th September 2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By kalevera
hmm, never knew there was a spark plug in the...

hmm, never knew there was a spark plug in the diff :) that thing must've been leaking badly
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   17th September 2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By kalevera
Mann/OEM

Mann/OEM
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   17th September 2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,420
Posted By kalevera
Using the E32/E34 late M30 aircon bracket works...

Using the E32/E34 late M30 aircon bracket works fine. You'll also need the hardware, and if you want to completely delete the secondary air system, I have available a set of 6 plates for the exhaust...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   14th September 2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,937
Posted By kalevera
Easy fix. The core support unbolts for easy...

Easy fix. The core support unbolts for easy replacement, some hardware where it meets both front fenders (also under the plastic brackets that locate the bumper) and a few other bolts on the frame...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   1st September 2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,322
Posted By kalevera
nope, sorry, new they can be had for around 4...

nope, sorry, new they can be had for around 4 grand, but then there's the driveshaft and diff (as above), 3.45 large is expensive here, I actually have newer 6sp drive shaft on the shelf
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   1st September 2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By kalevera
Find a new dealer? Part number 33 17 1 140 308:...

Find a new dealer? Part number 33 17 1 140 308: 25 in NA warehouses, retails for $22.38
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Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   1st September 2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,322
Posted By kalevera
All three have unique bell housing bolt patterns....

All three have unique bell housing bolt patterns. The BH is integrated into the case, as such M5x/S5x, S38, and V8 units are not interchangeable, so that's one of the reasons for the part number...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   15th July 2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 791
Posted By kalevera
dave, sent you an email

dave, sent you an email
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   15th July 2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By kalevera
perhaps the heat shield was tweaked (or returned...

perhaps the heat shield was tweaked (or returned to a normal position) when the trans was R&I'd or the giubo/mounts were replaced and is now in contact with the drive shaft. No way to know without...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   15th July 2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,006
Posted By kalevera
For what it's worth, BMA sells a reman compressor...

For what it's worth, BMA sells a reman compressor for 3.6 M5s at around $400, may be useful if someone else is looking...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   15th July 2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By kalevera
interstate mtp-91. The autozone battery's pretty...

interstate mtp-91. The autozone battery's pretty good, too
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   15th July 2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By kalevera
Sure it is NLA? I bought the -149 sport seat...

Sure it is NLA? I bought the -149 sport seat bottom kit approx 3 months ago from the dealer, cost was around $500. Expensive but factory. Maybe I bought the last one...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th July 2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,880
Posted By kalevera
Try an E34 540i 6 speed part? Same trans, after...

Try an E34 540i 6 speed part? Same trans, after all, though the bell housing differences may be terminal...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th April 2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,221
Posted By kalevera
It's a 3.8 car, so it doesn't have the 12 pin...

It's a 3.8 car, so it doesn't have the 12 pin alarm connector (NA only). If it has a factory alarm, it is the IR system that's integrated with DWA and uses a switchblade style remote
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   15th April 2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By kalevera
The major B38 parts are prohibited from being...

The major B38 parts are prohibited from being mastered in the US by BMWNA because of emissions regulations. So while you can buy B38 stuff elsewhere in the world, can't get it here. For instance,...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   15th April 2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,444
Posted By kalevera
G, are you smelling R134a or coolant? Sounds...

G, are you smelling R134a or coolant? Sounds like R134a based on the O ring descriptor, but I am not sure...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   15th April 2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By kalevera
can't buy the B38 block in the US. I have one...

can't buy the B38 block in the US. I have one available, but it would need to be bored as there's some cylinder wall scoring...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th March 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,122
Posted By kalevera
Sent you a PM over on BF, just let me know what...

Sent you a PM over on BF, just let me know what amp you intend to use, probably stock, but I have the harness regardless...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th March 2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,224
Posted By kalevera
:haha: By the way, Jan, if you're still...

:haha:


By the way, Jan, if you're still looking for those mirrors, send me an email through the forum (can't respond to PMs)
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th March 2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By kalevera
+1 on ditching the pressure damper, also gets rid...

+1 on ditching the pressure damper, also gets rid of two unnecessary hose clamps in the system.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th March 2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,351
Posted By kalevera
Where did you source the Konis? Whenever I've...

Where did you source the Konis? Whenever I've bought them for an E34, they've shown up with new collar nuts. The "additional spring" is the bump stop. I would use the shorter M5 bump stops,...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th March 2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,376
Posted By kalevera
I would do them, probably the best maintenance...

I would do them, probably the best maintenance money that can be spent on the car at this point...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th March 2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By kalevera
My guess is that it's because of the odd size. ...

My guess is that it's because of the odd size. The standard size 3.8 rod bearings are readily available in the US.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   2nd February 2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,226
Posted By kalevera
Yes, that screencap is of the actual system, not...

Yes, that screencap is of the actual system, not third party though it is the NA port. Maybe this is something that Individual/ZS "takes care of" on a per case basis, though I would be surprised,...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   2nd February 2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By kalevera
Hi Geoff. Yes, the two part answer to this...

Hi Geoff. Yes, the two part answer to this question seems to be that:

1) it's possible to have a dummy CEL, one that will fool sheriff joe by illuminating and extinguishing in tandem with the ABS...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   30th January 2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,226
Posted By kalevera
Shucks, I was hoping you'd have different part...

Shucks, I was hoping you'd have different part numbers. This is what ATLAS shows on these as of today:

http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp92/bpcdesign/mhandles.jpg


No stock held in DE, no...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   30th January 2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By kalevera
hmm, buen idea, I'll send him a message

hmm, buen idea, I'll send him a message
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   30th January 2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,226
Posted By kalevera
Under what part number?

Under what part number?
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