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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-27-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 162
Posted By ryder23
can you measure the thread and diameter and go to...

can you measure the thread and diameter and go to a fastener specialty store to find something that fits?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-26-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By ryder23
First question: Was the original alternator bad...

First question: Was the original alternator bad or you just replaced it without knowing?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-18-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 719
Posted By ryder23
>>Got something against Illinois? My...

>>Got something against Illinois?

My wrenches do ..rust & grime! :)
My E36 is a SoCal car and man it is like they buttered bolts for me lol
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-18-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 719
Posted By ryder23
>> Is that reason for concern? Should not if...

>> Is that reason for concern?
Should not if repaired at collision center.

>>Also the car has been in Illinois its entire life.
This sucks. I would pass
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-12-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 719
Posted By ryder23
Ball Joints with Control Arms will run $100 each....

Ball Joints with Control Arms will run $100 each. You will need two
RTAB and Rear Shock Mounts will be about $50 total
Thus this is already $250

Now if your shocks and spring need replacement...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 719
Posted By ryder23
Keep in mind it might need suspension related...

Keep in mind it might need suspension related overhaul that may also include ball joints, rear trailing arm bushings too, shock mounts etc..
Ask the seller if there has been additional work on the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-10-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By ryder23
Lucky you not needing smog. If you want the CEL...

Lucky you not needing smog. If you want the CEL out (which is a good idea), then go with the SIM. So I too vote for the SIM.
Don't waste money on actually fixing the SAP in anyway.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-03-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By ryder23
One right here....

One right here. http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/cto/5153828543.html
Got some cooling issues, needs shocks, reg and smog in CA, but maybe..

Hope you save more than just 1K for fixing money
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-03-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By ryder23
Easy. Go to craigslist. Car for sale by owner....

Easy. Go to craigslist. Car for sale by owner. Search "BMW" keywords. Max amount = $1K
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-02-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,456
Posted By ryder23
>>Now I am in situation when BMW Toronto telling...

>>Now I am in situation when BMW Toronto telling that someone damaged the car
Exactly what is was damaged they claim that lead to the failure?
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-02-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,456
Posted By ryder23
That is a messed up car and deal. Why doesn't...

That is a messed up car and deal. Why doesn't warranty cover any of this?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-30-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By ryder23
Good luck! ;)

Good luck! ;)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-29-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 850
Posted By ryder23
Word of advice, watch some youtube videos first...

Word of advice, watch some youtube videos first before taking the plunge. It is in a tight area.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-27-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By ryder23
I can confirm it is the stereo Amp

I can confirm it is the stereo Amp
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-15-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By ryder23
I did find this: ...

I did find this:

https://www1.snapon.com/diagnostics/us/SOLUSUltra
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-15-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By ryder23
Cool and thanks!

Cool and thanks!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-14-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By ryder23
>>If you have a high dollar scan tool you can...

>>If you have a high dollar scan tool you can turn them on manually through the device but idk how desperate someone would be to do that.
Interesting...very very interesting indeed... Do you know...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-13-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By ryder23
>>I've found that driving 105 miles of mixed...

>>I've found that driving 105 miles of mixed driving is enough to get all systems ready for inspection testing.
I believe it. I was just in a rush to do the retest and didn't have time to log...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-13-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By ryder23
Hey dirty!!! lol

Hey dirty!!! lol
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-13-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By ryder23
Hi all, Just an update. I tried the drive...

Hi all,

Just an update. I tried the drive cycle again and it cleared the "Catalyst" incomplete. I still have the secondary air injection system outstanding. However, being a 1998 car, CA smog...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-09-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By ryder23
ODB readiness incomplete

Hi all,

I'm trying to get my 1998 328i ready for smog after having some work done on my car where the battery was removed and codes reset. I tried following the drive cycle:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-16-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By ryder23
I don't have specific speakers to recommend, but...

I don't have specific speakers to recommend, but I highly recommend getting a good aftermarket amp. It makes the greatest difference, even with the stock speakers on my 10speaker HK system, which is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-04-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By ryder23
Really a 1995 325is runs off regular? I would...

Really a 1995 325is runs off regular? I would double check again. I don't think it does run on lowest grade fuel of 87 Octane.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-11-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By ryder23
If you battery is 5 years or older, the the odds...

If you battery is 5 years or older, the the odds are high that it could be it.

>>Once you get a charged battery, borrow a voltmeter and see if you are getting ~14v at the battery/alternator leads...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-05-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,269
Posted By ryder23
When you smog again, run your car for over 30min...

When you smog again, run your car for over 30min and don't shut it off when you show up at the test. I did this last time with and my HC and NO came down dramatically to pass with the hot cats
I...
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