The marking of BMW engines consists of a set of numbers and letters that represent information about the technical specification of the engine. At first glance, it may seem that there is no logic in this set, and the numbers are random. However, this is not the case and it is similar to the vehicle marking system – the VIN Number (Vehicle Identification Number) is the way by which manufacturers mark which version the car belongs to.
One of the key stones to reach a long lifetime of your engine is frequent and regular engine oil change. If you are hesitating about the cost of these frequent oil changes (especially with larger engines consuming large quantities of oil each time) I would like to recommend to use a good but cheap oil (with correct viscosity and proper quality ratings of course) and change frequently instead of buying the most expensive oil and change very rarely.
It is quite common that the exhaust system on E34 cars is still fully functional after 10 years and/or 200 000 km. And the catalytic converter will continue to work for at least 5-10 years without any problems. But at approximately the same time you should replace the exhaust system (probably both center and rear silencer) you must also replace the flanges connecting the catalytic converter and the center silencer together, since these have probably already met the death of rust.
When the front stabilizer bar links are worn out they usually make an annoying clink noise everytime you drive over a bump. There could be of course other reasons for that clink noise but the front stabilizer bar links are often the cause butand luckily they are easy to replace.
The reason behind replacing a brake pad carrier can be several. But in this case it was due to a broken brake caliper guide bolt where a small part of the bolt remained in the brake pad carrier (on which the brake caliper is mounted on). A quick and easy solution is to simply replace the entire brake pad carrier.
The brake pads and discs are a highly ordinary wear and tear spare part that needs to be replaced now and then. A good practice is to look over the condition of the brake pads and discs when for example changing tires in autumn and spring. Or if the warning light goes on, you should consider changing break pads (and brake discs if needed) in a quite near future.
The brake pads are a highly ordinary wear and tear spare part that needs to be replaced now and then. A good pratice is to look over the condition of the brake pads when for example changing tires in autumn and spring. Or if the warning light goes on, you should consider changing break pads in a quite near future.
There are several reasons why you want to ventilate out these so-called blow-by gases: