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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-04-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By old carnut
I've often felt I lived at the DMV ( Department...

I've often felt I lived at the DMV ( Department of Motor Vehicles) But I wouldn't suggest a meet there. All the parking spaces are full :)
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-04-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By old carnut
Exhaust system rubber hangers missing?

Exhaust system rubber hangers missing?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-04-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By old carnut
The power wire is pinched under the wire bale...

The power wire is pinched under the wire bale that retains the bulb within the socket.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-04-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By old carnut
Most times when a fuel gauge reads empty all the...

Most times when a fuel gauge reads empty all the time, the power wire to it is pinched, grounded, so look for a wire to the sender thats pinched under metal first. Once the rear seat lower cushion is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-04-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By old carnut
Remove the ribbed boot from the throttle body to...

Remove the ribbed boot from the throttle body to the air cleaner. Rotate and flex it looking for a tear in one of the folds. Torn, it will affect incoming air which affects idle. Clean the ICV as...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-12-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By old carnut
Mine had the same issue when I bought it. I...

Mine had the same issue when I bought it. I traced the wiring and found the plug disconnected under the shifter boot. I reconnected the plug and an hour later, the fuse popped. Further inspection...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-10-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By old carnut
Sometimes you can get lucky and you can get a key...

Sometimes you can get lucky and you can get a key made for the glove box lock that works in the trunk lock.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-10-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,412
Posted By old carnut
Man, I was just trying to help!! I just wanted...

Man, I was just trying to help!! I just wanted to make sure you didn't get side tracked on what you thought was a check engine light. The check light was on because the wire was off the oil level...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-10-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,412
Posted By old carnut
You dont have a "check engine" light. You have a...

You dont have a "check engine" light. You have a "check" light. It will come on and flash until you step on the brake pedal. The check panel above the mirror monitors many things and if any issue...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-30-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By old carnut
I would verify the cold start injector was...

I would verify the cold start injector was working 1st. Need to verify its getting voltage and in fact sprays.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-14-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By old carnut
You might try spellcheck first then locate the...

You might try spellcheck first then locate the period icon on your key board!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-11-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By old carnut
"Seems working well" does that mean the roof or...

"Seems working well" does that mean the roof or the fuses? Did you test the fuses with a test light? or just look at them.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-11-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By old carnut
So. is it fixed??

So. is it fixed??
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-06-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By old carnut
Yes "reverse" lights! Wiggling the shifter tells...

Yes "reverse" lights! Wiggling the shifter tells me you have a bare wire either under the rubber shifter boot or as the wires pass thru the cutout for the shifter in the floor pan. Common problem....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-06-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By old carnut
I assume this is an electric sunroof? If so check...

I assume this is an electric sunroof? If so check all fuses 1st. By checking, I mean use a test light on either side of the fuse to verify voltage on each side. There is a relay behind the pop off...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-03-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By old carnut
Have you read my thread below yours? car randomly...

Have you read my thread below yours? car randomly shuts off.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-02-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By old carnut
Kick panel? drivers side? Are we saying it is...

Kick panel? drivers side? Are we saying it is powered by the fuel pump relay or it powers the relay.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-01-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By old carnut
Was it flushed to correct the noise? Normally...

Was it flushed to correct the noise? Normally moaning noises are restricted hoses or low fluid or air in the system. Assuming you have no leaks, I would suspect the pressure hose.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-01-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By old carnut
Car starts then dies

Within the last month, my car will start and then die before the key is released. It will also quit at idle at times. Most of this happens cold but it has quit then restarted at 40 MPH warm as well....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-30-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By old carnut
Begin by removing both battery cables from the...

Begin by removing both battery cables from the battery and cleaning the posts and the inside of the cable clamps, then remove the ground cable from its retaining bolt in the trunk and clean it to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-29-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By old carnut
Remove it or replace it! Left just unhooked it...

Remove it or replace it! Left just unhooked it can dent the door from the inside.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-29-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By old carnut
The door check strap is probably broken within...

The door check strap is probably broken within the door. The strap holds the door open in 2 different positions
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-29-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By old carnut
I presume its fixed? Posting what you did to fix...

I presume its fixed? Posting what you did to fix it helps us all.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-25-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By old carnut
I'm told the unloader wiring on the starter can...

I'm told the unloader wiring on the starter can cause this or the starter itself can be faulty. Do a search or bimmerforum.com. A recent post discussed this.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-15-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By old carnut
Not knowing how old the fuel filter is, I would...

Not knowing how old the fuel filter is, I would change it just because, then report back.
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