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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By GWilliamT
There are two ways to test the sensors, one as...

There are two ways to test the sensors, one as you show above, and also from their connector to the wiring harness. As you say, the measure at the dme has the advantage of verifying the integrity of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-27-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By GWilliamT
If you have access to the Bentley it has a...

If you have access to the Bentley it has a troubleshooting grid for the Motronic inputs. Theoretically it will tell you if connections and signals( including grounds, there are 4 of them) to the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By GWilliamT
Thank you for you response. As stated the...

Thank you for you response.

As stated the sensors were tested and are relatively new, maybe 3 years ago.
Also, the main and FP relays are working, else no power would be delivered during some...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By GWilliamT
No Start in 85 325e

I have asked this question in another venue and so arrived at this point. Need a fresh set of eyes and brain cells to consider the following information and tell me what you think or to ask questions...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By GWilliamT
The more I think about your description and...

The more I think about your description and possible faults, I keep coming back to the ignition switch. Suggest you get an Electronic Troubleshooting Manual. I think you may find one at the link...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-23-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By GWilliamT
There is, I've been told, a fuel cut-out system...

There is, I've been told, a fuel cut-out system activated through the 13 button OBC (if your car has one) for the purposes of foiling hot wiring theft. Doesn't such a system would be activated by...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-23-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 497
Posted By GWilliamT
Probably not the distributor or rotor. But,...

Probably not the distributor or rotor. But, maybe it could be a connection problem in the ignition switch, i.e. in the start position no connection but it's ok in the run position. Never have...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-05-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By GWilliamT
8 yrs. Has it been so long? I don't think much...

8 yrs. Has it been so long? I don't think much about the car(s) when running well. And for the E30, that's been almost 300k. I just like driving it.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By GWilliamT
Thanks. I've eliminated most of those items. ...

Thanks.
I've eliminated most of those items.
Don't know about the engine temp sensor yet.
Because it is very intermittent, goes sometimes days with no problem - running very well, I'm looking at...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-29-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By GWilliamT
Engine Stumbles Intermittently

BMW325e 1985, 5 spd, 293k
I need some suggestions about where to look for an intermittent engine problem.
Last summer I replaced my engine (thrown rod cap and holes in sump), with a used engine...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-24-2006, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,546
Posted By GWilliamT
PS fluid leak

Twice experienced. Both times I really hoped it was hoses, the resevoir, anything but the rack. Both times it was the steering rack. Replacement $250- $200, depending. If it is a rack leak (drip...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-17-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By GWilliamT
Bueno y bueno. de nada.

Bueno y bueno. de nada.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-16-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By GWilliamT
Check out this link:...

Check out this link: http://ebaines.home.att.net/e28_obc.htm, it has information from the owner's manual. It is for an E28 but I believe it is accurate for others as well.

Buena suerte en...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-14-2006, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,930
Posted By GWilliamT
I find it sufficiently accurate to be useful as...

I find it sufficiently accurate to be useful as relates to MPG, Range, outside temp (in the winter), and the clock. On the other hand, I've spent more time driving and living by the postion of the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-14-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,930
Posted By GWilliamT
Can't set the time . . .

if no other function button works. Cannot change the units ie metric>us. No normal function is available.

Anyone have any insight about how to disassemble the OBC case without breaking it?
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-14-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,930
Posted By GWilliamT
To my knowledge no code is set . . .

and from what I can tell from other information, disconnecting the battery for at least 30 minutes resets defaults and clears code from memory. No function on the OBC is presently accessible. As...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,930
Posted By GWilliamT
Continuing OBC Problem

I need some help, my OBC is continuing to malfunction. (1985 325e, 5 spd)
Sequence of events: the OBC alarm horn sounded off “on its own.” Disconnected the battery for silence. Next day,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By GWilliamT
Thanks. Does the alarm sound only in connection...

Thanks. Does the alarm sound only in connection with the security code function? If so I asumme I can simply disconnect the horn since I don't use the security code.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-09-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By GWilliamT
I've used Castrol 20-50 year round, temps usually...

I've used Castrol 20-50 year round, temps usually range -5c to 40c. No problems to date, 260k miles.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-09-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By GWilliamT
Alarm problems

Car: 1985 325e
Suddenly the alarm (which I have never used and I take to be factory equipment) blares continually. I have to disconnect the battery to silence it. I cannot locate (or have not to...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-23-2004, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,506
Posted By GWilliamT
Thanks for all the info and pics. It really is...

Thanks for all the info and pics. It really is very helpful. I think the biggest problem with mine is everything is very badly seized in place.
Thanks again.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-16-2004, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,506
Posted By GWilliamT
I'm having trouble just getting started. Unable...

I'm having trouble just getting started. Unable to get the pressure piece to budge, or anything else for that matter. Pictures of the disassemble might help. My regular email is...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 03-14-2004, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,506
Posted By GWilliamT
I have the same situation, except it starts with...

I have the same situation, except it starts with a very leaky rack. I've rebuilt a rack before, but not a power rack. I really would like more info before I start.
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