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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-28-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,779
Posted By goat88
My 89 325i has lithium type batteries in it as...

My 89 325i has lithium type batteries in it as well
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-27-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By goat88
I was afraid of that x/, I've pulled this speedo...

I was afraid of that x/, I've pulled this speedo cluster out before and found the SI batteries, I know they areare the lithium type but is there any other specs i should know on them?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By goat88
I thought about that but i wasnt sure since its...

I thought about that but i wasnt sure since its only intermittent when its cold, also i noticed that in addition to the speedo and odo the mpg guage quits as well
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-26-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,272
Posted By goat88
Its like slapping a gt logo on a 4banger mustang,...

Its like slapping a gt logo on a 4banger mustang, it may be appealing in a parking lot but embarrassing on the road when someone trys to stoplight race you lol
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-26-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By goat88
Mine just rolled over 200k, previous owner...

Mine just rolled over 200k, previous owner rebuilt the engine at 190k (timing belt broke)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-25-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By goat88
Speedo quits only when cold?

Well im coming up on my first winter with my 89 325i and here in kansas its been in the 80s one week and then 40s the next, my speedo/odo works flawlessly when its above 50 outside but has been going...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-22-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By goat88
You might check to see that the cable is long...

You might check to see that the cable is long enough, can you hear the motor running when you turn off the radio?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-22-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By goat88
Oh ok, the only reason it came to mind was...

Oh ok, the only reason it came to mind was because the service check lights are all in german too
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-21-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By goat88
I got the car in a trade from some guy in ks,...

I got the car in a trade from some guy in ks, said the previous owner was from new mexico, the tag was:dunno: on the car when i got it but i didnt bother to ask at the time, the pic of my car in my...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-21-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By goat88
vehicle background information?

Last night I was going back into work from break when a coworker noticed my car, he asked me if I was from germany and puzzled I said no, he went on to comment about my tag on the front of the car...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-20-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Gotta admit though it makes wiring up a pair of...

Gotta admit though it makes wiring up a pair of 12in subs with a 1500 watt amp a little easier ;)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-18-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Well i finally got my car back on the road again,...

Well i finally got my car back on the road again, i ended up replacing a worn alternator, a bad battery(it was also the wrong kind) the negative cable from the battery to the trunk, and the positive...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-16-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Anyways I figured out my idle problem it turns...

Anyways I figured out my idle problem it turns out that when I was removing the air box I pushed a radiator hose into a cluster of wires and 1 of them came undone (poorly reattached harness) so a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-16-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Well if you read the whole article on wikipedia...

Well if you read the whole article on wikipedia regarding automotive alternators its says plain as day that they can self excite, the other "various sources" i used was to confirm that it was a true...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-16-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
From what ive gathered from various scources an...

From what ive gathered from various scources an alternator can self excite, when spun above a certain rpm range
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-15-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Well I checked the vacuum hoses for leaks without...

Well I checked the vacuum hoses for leaks without any luck and i honestly couldnt hear a leak either, most of the hoses look fairly new, i did retighten the hose attached to the icv after cleaning it...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-14-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Well it turned out the alternator was going bad,...

Well it turned out the alternator was going bad, i ended up taking it to my mechanic for a second opinion and he said it was failing under load, so I replace the alternator and it seems to be running...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-14-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Thanks for the responses, once this rain clears...

Thanks for the responses, once this rain clears up here I'll start checking connections and get back with you all
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-13-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Im not the most auto inclined here but Isn't the...

Im not the most auto inclined here but Isn't the battery only needed to supply power to the starter motor that physically cranks the engine to fire it up? In that case a rolling start would bypass...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-13-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Even with the headlights off that next day when i...

Even with the headlights off that next day when i checked the battery they said it was at 85% charge, so i put it in and drove it about a mile down to autozone to check the alternator and was told...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-13-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
When it died on the highway an officer gave mine...

When it died on the highway an officer gave mine a rolling start and it ran as long as the rpms were kept on the high side down to the gas station but the whole way there my headlights were dead and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-13-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
The alternator and battery were both tested at...

The alternator and battery were both tested at autozone
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-12-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,882
Posted By goat88
Battery drained?

Last week I was driving my 89 325I to work when the headlights and the instrument panel lights started to go dim, then a few blocks down the car dies, i took the battery in to be tested and it was...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-02-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By goat88
is there a place where i can buy a new strip to...

is there a place where i can buy a new strip to pu tin because the on it has will probably crumble once i pull it out
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-01-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By goat88
i already have the windshield and im not sure if...

i already have the windshield and im not sure if its covered or not
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