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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-14-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By bluepony
Update: it stopped while going about 15 mph...

Update: it stopped while going about 15 mph approaching a stop sign, and then would not restart. 12 hours later, it started right up. I have a new starter, but after looking at where it is buried,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-13-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By bluepony
Will do. Thank you.

Will do. Thank you.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By bluepony
Random no start

I stopped at the coffee shop on my way to work, and when I came out, the '88 325is said no. It made the sluggish, barely turning over sound that one commonly associates with a bad battery. It has...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-27-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By bluepony
I did not say that it overheated, but its...

I did not say that it overheated, but its temperature began to rise, which makes sense when the aux fan does not work and one is stuck in parade traffic for hours. The car was not moving. Had it been...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By bluepony
Indeed, I would really love this quickie fix to...

Indeed, I would really love this quickie fix to get the car back to the garage, where we have more tools, several books, and a roof. However, I am apparently failing miserably and the car is trapped...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-21-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By bluepony
Thank you so much. I am no longer lost. The Alfa...

Thank you so much. I am no longer lost. The Alfa has the battery in back, but the Bimmer has it right up front.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-21-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By bluepony
Unhappy Feeling Pretty Stupid

Okay, so I was full of hope, enthusiasm, and excitement when I went out to try the auxiliary fan quick-and-dirty fix. But, uh... "power stud connector" has me lost. I see no such thing on my...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By bluepony
Many, many thanks. I am not too worried about...

Many, many thanks.
I am not too worried about there being some other problem, as the water pump, thermostat, and fan clutch were all proactively replaced upon purchase in November, and the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By bluepony
Auxiliary fan mystery

The 1988 325is (convertible, automatic) began to get too hot in traffic, which led to the discovery that the aux fan is not coming on. Following the troubleshooting guide in Bently's, it was first...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-12-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
Sadly, Rockauto does not have a starter for my...

Sadly, Rockauto does not have a starter for my vehicle. Do you have any experience with AutohauzAZ?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-11-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
We picked up the 2nd "new" starter today. This...

We picked up the 2nd "new" starter today. This one had a terminal bolt that was stripped out of the solenoid such that it was possible to completely remove it from the solenoid by hand. We took it...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-10-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
The parts store agreed that it is a defective...

The parts store agreed that it is a defective starter, and another is on order. It should arrive Tuesday afternoon.
The sparks plugs are out, but even from underneath, I'm not seeing how to turn...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-09-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
It just gets better and better, doesn't it? The...

It just gets better and better, doesn't it? The starter is out and ready to take back to the store. I note that bolt in the starter which is the start terminal is loose, when all others are solid -...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-07-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
We did as above: "take the starter off and turn...

We did as above: "take the starter off and turn the key and watch the starter it should send the gear out to grab the engine then when the key is released it retracts to no longer engage" -unbolted...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-07-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
Well, I'll be home in the daylight for once,...

Well, I'll be home in the daylight for once, which should make the investigation more pleasant at least.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-07-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
I thought that if the gear was coming out (is...

I thought that if the gear was coming out (is this called the drive pinion?) then that suggested that the starter was doing what it was expected to do. It did come out. But Ken, you are still saying...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-06-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
Okay, it was visual alright, but maybe didn't...

Okay, it was visual alright, but maybe didn't help. The spindle certainly did come out, sparks flew all over the place, and now absolutely nothing happens when the key is turned.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-06-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
I like this - nice and visual. We'll check it...

I like this - nice and visual. We'll check it out today.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-05-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
When the ignition is turned to the start...

When the ignition is turned to the start position, the starter makes a rapid, spinning sound, such as one would usually hear briefly immediately before the sound of the engine beginning to crank, but...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-05-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
Update: The starter turns strongly, but the...

Update: The starter turns strongly, but the engine does not make any attempt to turn over.
Background: The car was in drive, died at a stop sign, and would not start again. That's when we moved...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
Will do upon return home.

Will do upon return home.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-05-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
We did recheck connections last night, but I'm...

We did recheck connections last night, but I'm sure it can't hurt to do it again. And I like the idea of giving it a really good ground.

The tow driver mentioned that he had a starting problem...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-04-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By bluepony
won't start

The beast wouldn't start on Sunday. The starter was turning, but not turning the motor. So after having it towed home, we took the starter in to be tested, it failed, we ordered a new one. It arrived...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,143
Posted By bluepony
The offer is much appreciated, but we already had...

The offer is much appreciated, but we already had one on the way from AutohausAZ. Got it installed, and the little car is up and running again. The project did take a few detours, but it seems as...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,143
Posted By bluepony
We continue slogging through the possibilities. ...

We continue slogging through the possibilities. I welcome the input.
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