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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-12-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,990
Posted By ctim
If you got a 2002, you'd have to get it re...

If you got a 2002, you'd have to get it re sprayed Inka Orange.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-10-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,990
Posted By ctim
I wouldn't part with an E30 for a 2002. But if I...

I wouldn't part with an E30 for a 2002. But if I had the money laying around I would get it in a heartbeat. Amazing little cars and VERY fun to drive. They are sleepers too, cause they are pretty...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-25-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By ctim
I got the exact same car with 155,000 miles and...

I got the exact same car with 155,000 miles and only paid $1000 less than his asking price. It now has 190,000 and needed nothing but standard maintainnece. I think the price is a little high.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-22-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By ctim
If tightening that bolt doesn't help it, pull the...

If tightening that bolt doesn't help it, pull the arm off and check if it got stripped before worrying about the mechanism.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By ctim
i've got the same problem, except mine is really...

i've got the same problem, except mine is really squeaky. Not sure what causes it though.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-13-2007, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By ctim
I've got an E36 also, and it's just as big of a...

I've got an E36 also, and it's just as big of a pain as my E30. I wouldn't necessarily go there just for better reliability.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-21-2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By ctim
there's a F.A.G. factory where they make those...

there's a F.A.G. factory where they make those here in Missouri close to Joplin. Not that this pertains to the question at hand.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-13-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,033
Posted By ctim
i just had to buy a used pan from Bavarian Auto...

i just had to buy a used pan from Bavarian Auto Recycling. $250. USED! Ridiculous. Do whatever you can to avoid that.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-25-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,895
Posted By ctim
my car is doing this now and I've just been...

my car is doing this now and I've just been pulling out the unit and unplugging it. Has anyone figured out yet what causes this, if this a capacitor problem or something...cause I don't like messing...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-23-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By ctim
I had a screw come lose that ended up stripping...

I had a screw come lose that ended up stripping the wiper arm. You could take off the arm that doesn't work and turn on your wiper's to see if the linkage is turning.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By ctim
Thanks for backing me up Phantom. I thought about...

Thanks for backing me up Phantom. I thought about trying to siphon from the dipstick since that goes directly to the pan. I just don't know anyone around here to trust with tapping.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By ctim
Stupid Mechanics

So, on this lovely Sunday afternoon I decided to do the first oil change on the E36 i got about 2 months ago. I found a receipt for the last oil change at Jiffy Lube. So to make a long story short....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-30-2007, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By ctim
sometimes the rotors will get warped and it will...

sometimes the rotors will get warped and it will feel like grinding when braking
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-05-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By ctim
damn, that costs a lot more than the last fix....

damn, that costs a lot more than the last fix. Thanks man. That sucks that both common problems were messed up.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-05-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By ctim
I just messed with it some, and everything works...

I just messed with it some, and everything works except the blower. Is there a common problem with it? I have had to replace a resistor on my e30 before.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-03-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By ctim
Climate Control Fix

So I did the whole capacitor fix thing and I got half of it fixed because that unit is on now. Problem though, I still can't control the blower or anything.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-25-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By ctim
But since you already have an amp back there...

But since you already have an amp back there that's wired, you don't have to run all the cables, you could just buy 2 distribution blocks. You can also daisy chain the remote turn on cable from your...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-12-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By ctim
I just bought the car from the second owner,...

I just bought the car from the second owner, hopefully that won't be a prob. That's for the link though, looks easy.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-12-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By ctim
I have those Potenza's also and I have been very...

I have those Potenza's also and I have been very happy with them. That's a pretty damn good deal too.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-12-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By ctim
Ignition Cylinder

One of my tumbler's busted. Which sucks. I've looked around a little for a blank cylinder that one could set the tumblers to their key, since I'm not finding any, I'm gonna guess that you can't do...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-29-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By ctim
consider your self lucky. When my started to peel...

consider your self lucky. When my started to peel off on the highway (at about 80mph) There was no time to hold it on, it just flew completely off and I am now without that piece. Nobody knows where...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By ctim
I guess the glove box light might have been on,...

I guess the glove box light might have been on, cause nothing else was obliviously left on. i'll never no since it was dead when i got to it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By ctim
Battery Drain

I drove my new e36 to work today and it was just fine the way there. After work the battery was dead as a duck, only faint cluster LED's could be seen shortly. I noticed quickly that the positive...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-18-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ctim
my question was to whether it has a timing belt...

my question was to whether it has a timing belt or a timing chain, because my e30 has a timing chain. I was wondering because it wouldn't kill to have that replaced if it is a belt.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-18-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ctim
i bought it today, once i get some cleaning done...

i bought it today, once i get some cleaning done i'll post some pics. It'll be a pleasure to join you e36 guys. I'm sure i'll come up with some issues that my e30 knowledge will not be sufficient....
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