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Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   8th January 2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

To all,

The hydraulic company said the seal kits would be ready for pickup by 1 Jan 05, well, I waited and waited, now it's 8 Jan 05 and I'm returning to the states today, I had to ship both...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   25th December 2004, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By Garcia
Re: Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

Happy Holidays,

Santa stop by the other day and asked to use my M5 to deliver gifts because he needed a car that's fast enough to cover the entire world in less than 24 hours, I was very hesitant...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   23rd December 2004, 12:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,263
Posted By Garcia
Re: E34 verses E39

Buy the 3.8L E34 M5, in the long run it will be worth more and more sought after (it's rarer, it's practically hand built, nothing could touch it in it's day,
it's the first M5 with the 6-speed, 1st...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd December 2004, 10:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,263
Posted By Garcia
Re: E34 verses E39

Come on now,

Your E39 M5 is supposed to dust/out gun the E34 3.6L, the engine in your 4.9L M5 is 36% larger than the E34 3.6L M5 and your car has a 27% torque advantage over the older M5, so it's...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd December 2004, 07:00 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Ok Mike,

Sounds good, please ensure you get these to me before 8 Jan 05

Garcia
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd December 2004, 06:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello Mike,

I'm leaving on the 8th at 12:00 Noon, I'd really like to finish the first two experimental dampers before taking on anymore, but with the time crunch you can send them now along with...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd December 2004, 05:52 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello Brian/All

Latest update on the damper internal seals, I contracted a hydraulic company to manufacture the seal kit, the price for each seal kit is 37 pounds/approximately $74 (OUCH!!, I'm...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th December 2004, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,218
Posted By Garcia
Re: U-Joint in Center of Driveshaft

[QUOTE=Speeder]I dropped the driveshaft because I saw cracks in the front rubber joint (donut). So I also decided to replace the rear CV joint and the center support bearing while I was at it.
...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   17th December 2004, 08:02 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello Brian,

The cost for these first two dampers will be seal kit cost only (as the donation of two unserviceable dampers for initial experimental repair has to account for something.) It would...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th December 2004, 11:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello Brian,

I received the second dampers, awaiting seal kits before I can reseal both dampers, should have some news by next week, thanks for the second damper.

Garcia
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th December 2004, 11:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello Ralph,

Yes, I found a vey nice house (plus the wife really likes it too). If all goes well I'll have the seal kits by next week for the first two experimental dampers, I shouldn't have a...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   15th December 2004, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By Garcia
Re: Interesting E39 M5 problem....opinions?

That dealer and the mechanics are total idiots, tell your friend to stay as far away from that dealer as possible, in the Air Force we call these type of mechanics parts swappers, they don't have...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   14th December 2004, 07:12 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Brian/All,

Thanks for sending the 2nd damper, I just returned from the house hunting trip in North Carolina, found a nice 4bedroom/2.5 bath with 2-car garage (my favorite part of the house.) I...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   3rd December 2004, 01:53 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Everyone,

I'll will be in the states 3 Dec 04 - 13 Dec 04, I'll update everyone
when I return.

Thanks
Garcia
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   1st December 2004, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Garcia
Re: WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A 91-95 E34 M5 SERVICE MANUAL

Kevin,

Thanks for the information,

Garcia
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   1st December 2004, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By Garcia
Re: How much would you want to pay to get your damper resealed?

Hello Fellow Enthusiast,

What I'd really like to do is procure a few unserviceable dampers, repair them, them accomplish a set-for-set swap for each order, determining how to handle the queue will...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   30th November 2004, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By Garcia
Re: How much would you want to pay to get your damper resealed?

Hello Rob,

Yes, once I'm settled in North Carolina (late January/early February time frame), I'll be ready for shipment, I'll be searching for a house between 3 Dec - 12 Dec 04, I didn't realize...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   30th November 2004, 03:23 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello David,

I will include all BMWs with EDC dampers as part of the repair process
I'm schedule to depart England 8 January 05, I'll spend a little time in the DC/Maryland area visiting family,...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Garcia
Re: 3.6 LOW COMPRESSION ON 4&5

Gary,

Just try to forget about the amount of money that already invested in the car and think about all the fun you've had with the car, at least ya didn't waste it on beer (the no return liquid)....
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Garcia
Re: 3.6 LOW COMPRESSION ON 4&5

Alpinaman,

Let me restate (sorry for raising your blood pressure, heart rate), not a bent valve but a valve that isn't seating properly against the head valve surface.
I hope it's something...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Garcia
Re: 3.6 LOW COMPRESSION ON 4&5

Alpinaman,

Your last message just jarred my memory (I had a particular problem on an old pontiac engine, yes I know there's a big difference between the two, but there are many similarities) I...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 08:29 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Valiers,

The address is 50 Sycamore Drive, Beck Row, Mildenhall, Bury St Edmund, Suffolk IP288ST, thanks, thanks, thanks. Believe me, I will reciprocate the favor as soon as it's possible. GREAT...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Garcia
Re: After market seats

Ivan,

I know this is a dumb question but did you have your seat belt on?

Garcia
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Garcia
Re: WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A 91-95 E34 M5 SERVICE MANUAL

Jaime,

Thanks for the offer, but I own a Bently BMW 5-series service manual (1989 - 1995), covers all models except the M5 (I think this is the same book), I really need to find a book that has...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Garcia
Re: 3.6 LOW COMPRESSION ON 4&5

If you're not experience with timing changes and head gasket I wouldn't recommend it for, the costly part is finding a good mechanic/shop to do the work

Garcia
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 03:36 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello Valiers

Could you burn a copy for me (I'll gladly pay for item and shipping), I'll be waiting for your price, after I get through the DOT/EPA conversion and spend a year or two driving the...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By Garcia
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A 91-95 E34 M5 SERVICE MANUAL

All,

Any assistance in procuring the 91-95 E34 M5 service manual would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Garcia
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By Garcia
Re: 3.6 LOW COMPRESSION ON 4&5

Gary,

It's one of these three problems 1) broken piston ring (very unlikely), 2) blown head gasket, or 3(the most likely cause) completely worn valve guides in the no#4 and no#5 cylinder, yes...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 01:24 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Mike/All,

While I'm on the subject of M5s, can someone tell me where I could purchase a service manual for the 93-95 3.8L M5 ( a book that provides information on the internal specifications for...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 01:17 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Mike,

If rear feels well damped I wouldn't touch a thing (leave it alone), should you have problems in the future I'll be available in North Carolina, I'm not familiar with the term "KDS" what's...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Garcia
Re: After market seats

Jack,

Leather is great, but most leather doesn't hold up well over time (M5 seats seems to be doing quite well for their age), my red M5 (1995) has red and black cloth seats (red artistic inserts...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th November 2004, 01:00 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Mike,

There are two ways the damper can leak,1) external leakage will cause the damper to lose it's entire load carrying capability (basically a collapsed damper), the other is internal leakage...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th November 2004, 08:04 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Stvye,

I'm currently in the process of procuring all the require seals for the damper rebuild, once I receive the seals I'll need approx 2 days to disassemble, clean, inspect, replace seals,...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th November 2004, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By Garcia
Re: After market seats

Jack,

Why would you want to replace the factory recaro seats (they're about as good as you're going to get.)

Garcia
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th November 2004, 01:47 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Mike,

I'll have plenty of time between 17 Dec 04 and 5 Jan 05 to perform a quick
reseal on your dampers, once I return from the states I should have all hardware (seals, backup, and wipers)...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th November 2004, 01:44 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Brian,

Yes, ship the second damper, while I'm in the states (between 3 Dec - 13 Dec 04) should be able to secure the seals, let's get through the repair and test first then we can decide on a...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th November 2004, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By Garcia
Re: How much would you want to pay to get your damper resealed?

Valiers,

I'm flying to North Carolina 3 Dec 04 for 10 days to search/procure a house, I'll return 12 Dec 04 to prepare the family/house for the final move on 8 Jan 05, hopefully the seal/backup...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th November 2004, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By Garcia
Re: How much would you want to pay to get your damper resealed?

Styve/All,

Only need one day to reseal a unit, a total rebuild for 4 dampers will reqire as least 4 days (day 1: pressure test/determine malfunction, disassemble and inspect components, bead blast...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   25th November 2004, 07:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

From Garcia,

To All,

Current progress the rebuild:

The rebuild/reseal will be easier than expected (just need to research two special types of backups/wipers the finish the damper), this...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   25th November 2004, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By Garcia
Re: How much would you want to pay to get your damper resealed?

From Garcia,

To All,

Current progress the rebuild:

The rebuild/reseal will be easier than expected (just need to research two special types of backups/wipers the finish the damper), this...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd November 2004, 10:00 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Styve

I really don't think the 3.6 dampers will be a problem, if Boge assembled I'll find a way to disassemble it (without cutting the top off/welding on.) Price sounds very for a reseal but a...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd November 2004, 09:37 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Jaime,

Based on the last 17 years of hydraulic maintenance I'd say most hydraulic components normally require basic hardware replacement (seals and backup)
yes, the labor will require a little...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd November 2004, 09:08 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Mike,

Thats exactly what I'm looking for, someone to run a poll and determine the
price, my previous emails are merely suggestions/ball park figures, it's the group choice/determination.

Garcia
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd November 2004, 08:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Mike,

Most dampers will just need seal replacements, but the damper I'm currently experimenting with has lots of surface rust (the best and most safe thing is to strip this damper, inspect the...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd November 2004, 08:42 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello Greg,

I'm currently fairly old gear (Nakamichi PA-7AII amplifier[225 watts per channel @ 8 ohms, Nakamichi CA-7A preamplifier, Onkyo D-788F CD player, Klipsch RF-3 Floor speakers), nothing...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd November 2004, 08:28 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Ladies/Gentlemen,

I will press with the preparation handling the damper repair in (2) different modes (1) a reseal to restore the damper to functional condition or (2) a total rebuild (consisting...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   21st November 2004, 08:33 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Stvye,

I purchased a 3.6 M5 catalyt converter two weeks ago, I'm prepared for the EPA portion of the conversion. As for the unserviceable dampers, everyone hold onto your old dampers as I'll take...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   21st November 2004, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By Garcia
Re: New Member

Cyrus,

Get a reputable mechanic to check out the suspension (possibly worn bushings), something either has play or is loose under the car, also, take
a look at the shifter connections and the...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   21st November 2004, 06:17 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Jaime,

As a huge BMW M fan (especially the six cylinder Ms), I will do my part to preserve and help maintain these wonderful cars, if there's anything I can contribute to the preservation I will,...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   21st November 2004, 01:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Jaime,

Thanks for the information as it definitely adds to the this site understanding of the internal arrangement, definitely alot of similarities (floating piston and valve housing being the...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th November 2004, 08:49 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Styves,

Finding a tester that has the capability to perform a full functional test on the damper would be pratically impossible to secure because the following items will be included as part of a...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th November 2004, 06:23 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Styve,

Thanks again, we're only half way there, I still need to procure the seals/backup (if I can't find original seals and backup, I'll find suitable substitues that are more durable and longer...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th November 2004, 04:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Mike,

The bores are in good condition, this damper failed because the seals are square instead of round (this is a very common problem for aircraft hydraulic components, it's one of the only...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th November 2004, 03:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Everyone,

I forgot to mention, after examining the piston external seal arrangement I noticed a small quality/reliability problem (which leads to premature failure of the piston outer seal) this...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th November 2004, 03:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Brian,

I picked up the damper from Royal Parcel today, must say it's was an easy part to disassemble (still can't understand why that company in South America cut top off the damper), are internal...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th November 2004, 03:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Brian,

I picked up the damper from Royal Parcel today, must say it's was an easy part to disassemble (still can't understand why that company in South America cut top off the damper), are internal...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th November 2004, 03:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Brian,

I picked up the damper from Royal Parcel today, must say it's was an easy part to disassemble (still can't understand why that company in South America cut top off the damper), are internal...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th November 2004, 08:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Styve,

Thanks for the all kind words, but let's hold all the thoughts for right now until I get through one rebuild. As for the new dampers leaking as soon as their installed, believe it not it's...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th November 2004, 04:11 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Okay Brian,

I'll contact you as soon as part arrive, I"ll keep you posted on the repair progress. And oh, don't forget to keep your fingers cross. :cheers:
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th November 2004, 03:53 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Gop Dogg,

Please keep us updated on the time and cost of repair, we'll need as many repair options as possible (especially if I'm unsuccessful).

G
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th November 2004, 03:50 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello John,

Thanks for the off, but please hold on to your dampers for right now, I need to make sure I can repair the first damper before attempting a repair on other dampers.

G
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th November 2004, 03:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,503
Posted By Garcia
Re: M5's in UK

Redder than Red,

I have heard the same opinion from two other E39 M5 owner's who sold their E34 to purchase the E39 M5, if this is true for other owners, then history/time will eventually frown on...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th November 2004, 09:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,503
Posted By Garcia
Re: M5's in UK

Redder than red,

With your statement "loads of toys but no soul" makes me wonder whether the E39 M5 is a true M5 or just a modified/pumped-up 540?
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th November 2004, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Garcia
Re: 3.8 M5 very cheap - why?

IMHO...Of all the markets in the world for selling old M5s or any old performance car, the UK market is the worst (1. because there's a large availability of used M5 in the UK market, 2. because you...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th November 2004, 09:11 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

THIS IS TRULY FUNNY, SUCH A WITTY GROUP OF CHARACTERS, I JUST HOPE THE FORCE IS WITH ME, IF I FAIL I WILL ALWAYS CARRY THE JABBA THE HUT SYMBOL...SUCH A FUN GROUP OF GUYS/GALS

GARCIA
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   11th November 2004, 06:53 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Okay Brian,

Thanks for donating a sample, I'll contact you as soon as the item arrives, the beginning of the EDC saga, stay tune, it just might turn into a trilogy. I'll will keep this M5 board...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   11th November 2004, 06:03 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello Pedro,

Yes, not only would be it funny, but it would be downright embarrassing to think a technician who maintains multimillion aircraft can't repair a simple actuator/strut assembly for a...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th November 2004, 08:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,495
Posted By Garcia
Re: $45k or less, whats a good M5 replacement

There's only one replacement for an M5; another M5, you can always purchase a 1995 M5 (the one with the 3.8L/347 horsepower, 6 speed, factory M floating disc racing brakes with 4-piston calipers,...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   11th November 2004, 07:59 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Pedro, thanks for the information/photos, based on the pictures I'd say there's a least two different ways to separate the cylinder end cap from the forward body section for access to the internals (...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th November 2004, 09:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

David,

Thanks for the damper information, I'm sure they'll (BMW and Boge) will continue to keep a tight lip on the internal workings/parts breakdown of the Dampers as it directly supports the high...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th November 2004, 08:58 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

"cut them in half, replaced the seals and welded them back together", WOW, that's scary considering the cylinder and piston are machined parts with polished external and internal surfaces (for smooth...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   8th November 2004, 10:54 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Mike,

Both are basically unbalance actuators connected to a hydraulic systems that's controlled by some type of servovalve (which is controlled by a computer.) The next time you're flying on a...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   8th November 2004, 10:32 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Mike,

One area I didn't cover regarding the dampers is they have to be pressure tested after overhaul/seal replacement, hydraulic actuators on aircraft are proof pressure tested to 6000 pounds of...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   8th November 2004, 10:16 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

Hello Mike,

Before I say yes, I'd have to secure/locate one of the dampers, completely disassemble it, inspect the internal components, procure the correct seals, reassemble it and test for...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   8th November 2004, 09:32 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 23,103
Posted By Garcia
Re: BMW memo regarding "seeping" EDC dampers?

To All,

As a 17 year Hydraulic technician on mutliple US Air Force aircraft I can attest to the fact that the M5 dampers are like hydraulic actuators on airplanes and helicopters (actually they're...
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