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Greetings! I just purchased a 1992 525i w/138k miles, $3900. I have previosly owned 2 DSMs (eclipse turbos), 93 twin turbo RX7 (pile of junk!), and handful of hondas, still own a 86 Porsche 928s in various stages of broken. I must say, i love the BMW, but i have a few questions, and im sure people here have answers!
E/S/M elctronic transmission-what is the difference, shift points?
I cant get the damn tilt steering wheel business to work for some reason
and that trip computer thing scares me.
Thanks in advance for the help. Any OT'ers here? Thanks!
Originally posted by mr_indigo@Mar 16 2004, 09:27 PM got a 1990 525iA, bought for 3500 last year.
ps. get ready for those thrust arm bushings to go out on you soon if they have not been replaced yet
what the hell is a thrust arm bushing? I am quit handy with cars, i have built several DSM's, one Skyline, but BMW and Porsche have all sorts of wierd crap on them. I am planning on replacing the shocks and struts next week. I was going to order tie rod ends, but apparently some screw left and some screw right. I would hate to have to take it all apart before i can even order the damn part! I absolutely love the car though, talk about smoother power.
Thrust arm bushing is easy if you buy it already pressed into the arm....
its what causes the super famous wobble at exactly 55mph...
its got almost everything for these cars (including the thrust arm bushings) so read up, enjoy - have fun.
1. Turn the ignition key on (without starting the car) and depress the accelerator pedal to the floor 5 times within 5 seconds.
2. The check engine light will remain lit for 5 seconds, blink off, light for 2.5 seconds, goes off for 2.5 sec. and will start flashing the codes.
3. Each code is separated by a 2.5 sec. pause. A 0.5 sec. blink then nothing means the end of the code reading. To read them again, depress the accelerator pedal 5 times again.
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