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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-14-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 533
Posted By BigBoy740il
The empty rectangular symbol on the fuel pump...

The empty rectangular symbol on the fuel pump relay stands for a resistor. In that config, it would cause a current draw to ensure that the relay cuts off immediately as the 12VDC power on pins...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-14-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By BigBoy740il
Good catch on his year Downhiller. Prior to 1988...

Good catch on his year Downhiller. Prior to 1988 they didnt have the (30h) black and grey wire.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-14-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By BigBoy740il
If I'm not mistaken, you should have 3 wires. ...

If I'm not mistaken, you should have 3 wires. Pin 30 is the large black or red wire that goes to the battery. Pin 30h is the small black and grey wire that goes to the load reduction relay. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-14-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 533
Posted By BigBoy740il
The "arrow things" are symbols for diodes which...

The "arrow things" are symbols for diodes which control voltage flow and prevent damage to electronics in the event the positive and negative wires are reversed. Pin 30 is the 12v source battery...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-02-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By BigBoy740il
Yeah, there is a seller on fleebay that sells a...

Yeah, there is a seller on fleebay that sells a kit to add the bowser(Bad Boy) look.
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-01-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By BigBoy740il
Anything below 11 VDC indicate that the battery...

Anything below 11 VDC indicate that the battery is discharged; hook up jumper cables or a battery charger and recheck. Anyway, voltage at the wires indicate a strong possibility of a bad pump. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-28-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By BigBoy740il
You should have an in tank pump under the...

You should have an in tank pump under the passenger side of the rear seat. The pump assembly includes the pump amd fuel level sensor. The assembly has a 3 pin connector for the fuel level sensor...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-16-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By BigBoy740il
Do as DH said to test the fuel pump. But first,...

Do as DH said to test the fuel pump. But first, drain all old gas from the tank. Replace the fuel filter and all deteriorated rubber fuel lines. Test Fuel pump/FPR and if within specs, your last...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-14-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,679
Posted By BigBoy740il
OP, you need go get this fixed ASAP. Don't...

OP, you need go get this fixed ASAP. Don't forget to clean your idle control valve and air flow meter with throttle body cleaner. With the excessive carbon build up i would be cautious about the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-14-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,679
Posted By BigBoy740il
+1 smoke test. This is the best way to find...

+1 smoke test. This is the best way to find vacuum leaks. The fact that the car is running rich at idle eliminates the O2 sensor. This only kicks in when the engine is warm and not idling. If...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-29-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By BigBoy740il
Post a pic of the area where you hear the leak. ...

Post a pic of the area where you hear the leak.
Here are a few things to check...
1. Thermostat housing
2. Throttle body warmer
3. Coolant inlet on side of engine block
4. Coolant water neck at...
Forum: Exterior 01-23-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,343
Posted By BigBoy740il
Sold

Sold
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-18-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By BigBoy740il
+1 on the fuel. I see in your previous post...

+1 on the fuel.
I see in your previous post that you replaced the pump amd relay. Was that done using used or new parts?
Try this... Remove the fuel pump relay and use a piece of wire to jump...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By BigBoy740il
@1badnova You said you did a service which...

@1badnova
You said you did a service which included TB, WP, fan delete, etc... have you tried swapping the CPS and ignition pulse (on #6 spark plug wire) sensor connectors? They are located below...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By BigBoy740il
I would NEVER got back in time but if you ever...

I would NEVER got back in time but if you ever want to go down that road, look for a euro 6 cylinder 320 or 323 with carbs. Make sure you get the entire wiring with ecu and modules to help simplify...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By BigBoy740il
@ramonr94 The style 5 wheels you mention are...

@ramonr94
The style 5 wheels you mention are 5x120s. Your car has a 4x100 bolt pattern. If you dont have the money to buy the rims or lower your ride, chances are you dont have the funds to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By BigBoy740il
You have to remove the fuel hose from the fuel...

You have to remove the fuel hose from the fuel rail. Now use a short piece of 8mm fuel hose and T connector to connect the fuel line (output of fuel pump) back to the fuel rail. You connect the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 660,885
Posted By BigBoy740il
@e30king Where are located in Washington? Im...

@e30king
Where are located in Washington? Im located in Tacoma.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By BigBoy740il
Ok so you have fuel to the rail and the ecu is...

Ok so you have fuel to the rail and the ecu is giving signal to fire each spark plug. Now you need to verify that the injectors are pulsing using a noid light. By the way... did you check the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By BigBoy740il
@ FieryDawn I know... if you look at my pics...

@ FieryDawn
I know... if you look at my pics youll see my e30 on 18x7.5, but the OP is setting up this ride for his son and his son wamts 16s but he was leaning towards 15s.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By BigBoy740il
Go big or go home. He's a kid, 16s are the last...

Go big or go home. He's a kid, 16s are the last (smallest) respectable rim size. Put something on the car that he's not going to change within a year. 16x7 or 16x8 works just fine stay away from...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By BigBoy740il
The single pump setup from the 88 on E30s. Will...

The single pump setup from the 88 on E30s. Will work. Just use 8mm fuel hose to bypass the external pump and connect the fuel filter to the hard lines.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 600
Posted By BigBoy740il
How did you verify the fuel and spark? Was it...

How did you verify the fuel and spark? Was it done during the cranking of the engine? Did you remove the battery or did you jump the car while trying to start it?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-04-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By BigBoy740il
@bootycall Is this the same E30 which hit the...

@bootycall
Is this the same E30 which hit the curb damaging the front valance? If it is, have you replaced the broken motor mounts and inspected the TPS, CPS, wiring and intake rubber bellow for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-04-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 625
Posted By BigBoy740il
Pull the vacuum hose from the intake manifold and...

Pull the vacuum hose from the intake manifold and sniff it to see if you smell gas. If you do... the FPR membrane is busted and the FPR must be replaced. Have you performed the pressure test? Few...
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