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Forum: New England Region - MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT 03-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,159
Posted By Woodacre tom
Had my 330 up at 130 on highway 5 in Nor Cal and...

Had my 330 up at 130 on highway 5 in Nor Cal and it was fun. I did get picked off by the cops $400 ticket.Oh well
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Woodacre tom
You putting a M Badge on a 318 is like a turbo...

You putting a M Badge on a 318 is like a turbo sticker on a prius. If you have to re-badge a BMW put a 318 Badge on an M
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-13-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,502
Posted By Woodacre tom
If you have an E36 or E46 replace the whole...

If you have an E36 or E46 replace the whole flippen cooling system and be done with it! It's big money when it overheats.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By Woodacre tom
Are you sure this trans is not just low on fluid?...

Are you sure this trans is not just low on fluid? Take it to a shop and ask them to
check the fluid level. If it is low have them top it off and clear the code.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-30-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Woodacre tom
looks like a good way to do this. I had a problem...

looks like a good way to do this. I had a problem getting the cam travel correct resulting in a p1519 code. I had to go back in and re- time the cams. What I learned was this: Take the exaust cam...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,014
Posted By Woodacre tom
I put a rebuilt head on my 328i with 170 on the...

I put a rebuilt head on my 328i with 170 on the clock with no oil cunsumption problem at all,It will run great. Don't part it out you will piss away your money and a good car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,328
Posted By Woodacre tom
I have this same car. I bought it for my son for ...

I have this same car. I bought it for my son for $3900 on craigs list and dumped about 3500 into it. It is well worth it, fun to drive, fast!
Keep up the good work!
Looks great
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,610
Posted By Woodacre tom
I did my 328 @ 170K....I had the flywheel...

I did my 328 @ 170K....I had the flywheel resurfaced by a good machine shop for $100 Bucks.The only concern by the machinest was the ability of the FW to rotate and compress on its
springs. It...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-21-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By Woodacre tom
Replace as much as you can. I did my 328 and it...

Replace as much as you can. I did my 328 and it was around $800 dollars. I went with all upgraded parts. It is money well spent when you consider what a cooling system
failure ends up costing you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-18-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By Woodacre tom
Flush it out with clean water, pour in 1 gal of...

Flush it out with clean water, pour in 1 gal of BMW coolant and a bottle of red line water wetter, top it off with water and you are good to go.

Make sure you bleed the system!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Woodacre tom
sell it on your own! That car has value and is...

sell it on your own! That car has value and is very much in demand. It would be a sad day to see that car pimped to a used car toyota lot.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-03-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 923
Posted By Woodacre tom
Get the wiring diagram from a manual or on line....

Get the wiring diagram from a manual or on line. This will help you find the begining and of the end of the wiring in question. If you start pulling on wires to find the begining
and the end you can...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By Woodacre tom
I have this same problem after a HG and Head...

I have this same problem after a HG and Head replacement. YouTube has a good video on this. I will be going in after this one in the spring.
I think it has all to do with how the vanos gear slides...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,660
Posted By Woodacre tom
make sure your AMP is turning off when the car is...

make sure your AMP is turning off when the car is OFF.
It sounds like something is draining the battery.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Woodacre tom
Wait until you get on the freeway and that car...

Wait until you get on the freeway and that car sucks your eyeballs into the back of your head.

Merry Christmas kid !!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By Woodacre tom
How much is the car worth to you. Price in your...

How much is the car worth to you. Price in your risk with all of the know's and unknown's and make the offer
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10,544
Views: 424,292
Posted By Woodacre tom
UPS dropped off my new lower control arms and...

UPS dropped off my new lower control arms and bushings for my E36....170K on the originals
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Woodacre tom
I'm going with a fuel pump on this one.

I'm going with a fuel pump on this one.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-05-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Woodacre tom
Just went through this on my kids e36. I did a...

Just went through this on my kids e36. I did a light sanding (dry) then wet sanded it to
knock down the clear coat. I then sprayed it with clear coat in a can.

It's a "get what you pay for deal"...
Forum: General BMW 11-02-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By Woodacre tom
e36 vanos question

Were should the vanos piston be in relationship to its travel in the bore
when the car is locked at top dead center.

Did a HG and now I have this 1519 code. Car runs perfect but I want to turn...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By Woodacre tom
Get 1 more gallon of water a pint of redline...

Get 1 more gallon of water a pint of redline water wetter and you are good to go.

Remember to bleed the air out of the system and check you fan's
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By Woodacre tom
ZTOM'S got it right it's a fan clutch

ZTOM'S got it right it's a fan clutch
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-09-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,041
Posted By Woodacre tom
It,s $2250 + another 5 grand and a lot of time to...

It,s $2250 + another 5 grand and a lot of time to get this car into shape! go look at a $7500 M3
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-02-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Woodacre tom
you need a clutch

As a BMW owner who drives is SF every day.... you will need a clutch.

Put it in 3rd gear @2000 RPMs and punch it, if the tach jumps up fast and the

power is poor get your wallet.

SF...
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