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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By E30 hobby car
I have an engine light on. It is showing seconday...

I have an engine light on. It is showing seconday air system issue.

I am guessing it is carbon build up or vaccum leak. what do you guys think?

the engine has 207,000 km. on it
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By E30 hobby car
seafoam

Hey guys,


where should inject the seafoam? is there a picture or guide to help me remove carbon deposits?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-21-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By E30 hobby car
rim refinishing

I decided to refinish the rims.

start to finish it took about 1 hour per rim.

Step by step:

wash rims
sand the outter lip (thats where all the damage was)
wash again, use degreaser
tape...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-18-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By E30 hobby car
2004 325i wagon for sale

Hey guys,

I have a 2004 325i wagon for sale. it is in near mint condition, 207,000 km. very very clean.

i am asking $5,500.00. I will post pictures soon.

charcoal grey silver, black leather...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-18-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By E30 hobby car
same thing happened to mine after it sat for a...

same thing happened to mine after it sat for a few years.

I replaced all the same things you did, didn't fix it. i removed the injectors and had them sonicly leaned, re-installed them and it was...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-18-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By E30 hobby car
the car was built in 85/86 I like the idea...

the car was built in 85/86

I like the idea of swapping the head, installing a chip, maybe install a cold air intake.

it would definitely add a few hp.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By E30 hobby car
again, a question that has been asked a million...

again, a question that has been asked a million times.

what is a recommended chip?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By E30 hobby car
good tip. I am not at the sell and re bbuy...

good tip.

I am not at the sell and re bbuy stage either. Reason being is i have sunk alot into this car, full respray, lots up upgrades, will never get the money out of it. And i like this car....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By E30 hobby car
325E vs 325i

I know this has been discussed many many times, one way or another. sorry

I have a 325E. it is painfully slow and weak. I want more power but i dont really want the hassle of a swap. I dont have...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By E30 hobby car
I did my timing this spring. It was my first time...

I did my timing this spring. It was my first time doing it and I replace everything, however i was one tooth off.

I did my inspections and everything looked good to me so i reinstalled...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By E30 hobby car
My pump died last spring, i replaced it with a...

My pump died last spring, i replaced it with a used pump, I seem to have lost a little power and fuel pressure. the pump whines like a spoiled brat wanting a chocolate bar.

I purchased a new pump...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By E30 hobby car
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0184/...

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0184/BMW_0184_ENGOIL_pg4.htm#item11

this is what they look like. for the price i went with the Bosch. very cheap.

Infact i got the part from my...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By E30 hobby car
yes. That is for mine anyway. 1985, 325E auto. ...

yes. That is for mine anyway. 1985, 325E auto.

I would think they are pretty much the same. Look for a black wire coming out of it,
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By E30 hobby car
It is located on the passanger side, front of the...

It is located on the passanger side, front of the engine. just above the oil pan.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=1564&mospid=47321&btnr=11_0119&hg=11&fg=10

#3 is the oil...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By E30 hobby car
if everything else is clean and new, maybe your...

if everything else is clean and new, maybe your injector is clogged.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By E30 hobby car
what colour where they originally? If you...

what colour where they originally?

If you buff or scrub leather it will simply wear off the finish.

i never believed in dying or spraying your carpets or seats. it wears off on your clothes.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By E30 hobby car
i agree with downhiller. head gasket isn't...

i agree with downhiller. head gasket isn't completely blown but it is about to, or it has been sitting for a few years causing gaskets to dry out.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-25-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,522
Posted By E30 hobby car
Update: had it on several road trips so far...

Update:

had it on several road trips so far with no issues. Driving it almost daily as long as its not raining.

Had to replace a few miner things as my idling was rough. did the timing belt and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By E30 hobby car
its referred to as the plastic bumper swap. Its...

its referred to as the plastic bumper swap. Its easy enough to do. search the forum first as it has been talked about many many times. seriously. so many times..... lots...


short version. just...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By E30 hobby car
i second what downhiller is saying. i experienced...

i second what downhiller is saying. i experienced the same thing when i first got my car.
It has been sitting for a year or 2 and alot of things were starting to leak.

during my rebuild process...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 798
Posted By E30 hobby car
i just googled JDM exhaust and this came up.

i just googled JDM exhaust and this came up.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By E30 hobby car
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0189/...

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0189/BMW_0189_WATPMP_pg1.htm#item0

i know alot of guys on here like bav auto but i like pelican better. I just find these guys very helpful. and bav...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By E30 hobby car
I am also experiencing this issue. how difficult...

I am also experiencing this issue. how difficult is it to replace them? does everything have to come out in order to replace them?

I am thinking upgrade to urethane powerflex bushings.

my...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 798
Posted By E30 hobby car
i dig the colour. looks similar to a recent...

i dig the colour. looks similar to a recent article in euro tuner.

there was a 76 porsche 911 in "putty grey" and it was really cool.

nice ride.

out of curiosity why did you do your...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By E30 hobby car
i used brembo blanks and am very happy with...

i used brembo blanks and am very happy with them. i am not to aggressive on the brakes as i only cruise in the car but i have had a few hard emergency braking situations and they held up very...
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