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Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 02-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By galaxyflier
I'm not sure how to R & R the starter with the...

I'm not sure how to R & R the starter with the engine assembled and in the car. Mine is an '81 with 314,000 miles and the factory starter still works like new. (The car has been in my family since my...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-24-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,521
Posted By galaxyflier
MPG320I is absolutely correct! The auxiliary fan...

MPG320I is absolutely correct! The auxiliary fan is essential. It not only comes on when the AC is operating, but it's also controlled by a temp sensor in the bottom of the radiator. If the radiator...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-03-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,577
Posted By galaxyflier
Is the radiator in good shape and how much would...

Is the radiator in good shape and how much would you take for it? I have a radiator for my '81 320i that needs to be refurbished. BTW, I live in Saratoga Springs.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-16-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,212
Posted By galaxyflier
I had trouble finding the larger sized hoses for...

I had trouble finding the larger sized hoses for the vent line that goes from under the back seat to the filler tube. I finally found what I needed at West Marine. They have all kinds of fuel-safe...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-16-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,090
Posted By galaxyflier
The original clutch in my '81 lasted about 60,000...

The original clutch in my '81 lasted about 60,000 miles. The replacement lasted over 200,000 miles. How you drive has much to do with how long a clutch will last.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-16-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,479
Posted By galaxyflier
Check the tension on the belt. When you are using...

Check the tension on the belt. When you are using the lights, wipers, defroster, rear window defogger, and the radio all at the same time as you would when it's raining, the alternator will load down...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-18-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,081
Posted By galaxyflier
A blunt word of advice: Do NOT f**k with the...

A blunt word of advice: Do NOT f**k with the fuel distributor unless 1) you are absolutely sure that that's the problem and 2) you know exactly what you are doing. Every instance I have ever heard...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,081
Posted By galaxyflier
Another way to find vacuum leaks is to spray all...

Another way to find vacuum leaks is to spray all the hoses with starting fluid while the engine is idling. If you spray somewhere and the engine speeds up a little, you've found your vacuum leak.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,211
Posted By galaxyflier
Welcome to the site. I have an '81 320 completely...

Welcome to the site. I have an '81 320 completely stock. BTW, my wife is from Ipswich, near Brisbane.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,357
Posted By galaxyflier
I have an '81 white 320i. My father bought it...

I have an '81 white 320i. My father bought it new, drove it for 10 years and gave it me in 1991. I've had it ever since. I expect the odometer to reach 300K this summer. I've got a wealth of...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,398
Posted By galaxyflier
When my reverse lights didn't work, I found out...

When my reverse lights didn't work, I found out just before I took it for the annual state safety inspection. I went at it with an ohmmeter and and spent 15 minutes shooting wires to determine that...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,936
Posted By galaxyflier
Sounds like the impeller blades on the water pump...

Sounds like the impeller blades on the water pump could be corroded. If it has had pure water or old worn out anti-freeze in the system for years, the blades will quite literally rust away. Never had...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,679
Posted By galaxyflier
The first thing to check is the fuse for the fuel...

The first thing to check is the fuse for the fuel pumps. This fuse is forward-most fuse on the left (driver) side of the fuse block. I have had this fuse go bad in the past and when it does, the car...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 04-19-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,264
Posted By galaxyflier
I would recommend the option I used on my '81....

I would recommend the option I used on my '81. Remove all the AC components and place them in the nearest garbage can. The AC I had worked great as long as it didn't get too hot outside. If the temp...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 04-19-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,988
Posted By galaxyflier
320i W/N Start

Check the fuel pump relay on the fusebox. It is the black plastic relay between the two mounting nuts for the air cleaner. This relay energizes the fuel pumps when it receives pulse signals from the...
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