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Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 02-06-2015, 09:53 PM
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Views: 917
Posted By galaxyflier
One other thing....ALWAYS have an aluminum head...

One other thing....ALWAYS have an aluminum head checked for flatness by a machine shop and have the head skimmed if it needs it. Aluminum heads are prone to warping especially if the engine has been...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 02-06-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By galaxyflier
I could sure use a good, solid driver's seat....

I could sure use a good, solid driver's seat. What color is the interior?
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 01-21-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By galaxyflier
I got the impression that you were looking for...

I got the impression that you were looking for some sound advise without the wise-ass attitude. But, always remember that the first rule of working on these cars is this: Never, ever, say something...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 01-20-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By galaxyflier
I have dropped the oil pan on my '81 several...

I have dropped the oil pan on my '81 several times to either replace a leaking gasket and once to replace the oil pump. The first thing I had to do was drop the steering rack to gain access to the...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 01-12-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By galaxyflier
K-Jetronic 100% stock

K-Jetronic 100% stock
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 01-10-2015, 05:51 PM
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Views: 1,285
Posted By galaxyflier
I have an '81 320i and I got my cold start system...

I have an '81 320i and I got my cold start system is working perfectly. The first thing to remember with these cars is that nowhere is it written that only one thing has to be wrong. The most common...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 01-10-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,584
Posted By galaxyflier
I'm still running the same steel 13" wheels that...

I'm still running the same steel 13" wheels that came with the car 33 years ago.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-19-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By galaxyflier
When adjusting the valves, my preferred method...

When adjusting the valves, my preferred method for turning the engine is to put the transmission in 5th gear, release the parking brake, and push the car forward or backward as required. I open the...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-04-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,159
Posted By galaxyflier
Will do. Thanks!

Will do. Thanks!
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By galaxyflier
[Alrighty, know where i can get all the hoses and...

[Alrighty, know where i can get all the hoses and rubber maybe in a pack, or kit? or am i goin to have to list off each hose i want to the Auto parts store?]

I got mine at Bavarian Autosport in...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-28-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,159
Posted By galaxyflier
Is the heater valve in good shape? The one I have...

Is the heater valve in good shape? The one I have works except the end of the lever broke off where the cable goes through.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-24-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By galaxyflier
If it wouldn't start with the relay by-passed,...

If it wouldn't start with the relay by-passed, the relay is not the problem or not the only problem. The next thing to do is to put the jumper back in, turn the ignition to ON and check if the pump...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-21-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By galaxyflier
Re-reading the your initial post, I think you...

Re-reading the your initial post, I think you have to consider an air leak in the induction system. That will cause starting problems and driveability problems as well. I'd look into the air leak...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-20-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By galaxyflier
Here's the Bosch K-Jetronic manual I downloaded....

Here's the Bosch K-Jetronic manual I downloaded. It does a great job of explaining the system and just how simple this system really is.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-20-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By galaxyflier
Call Bavarian Autosport in Portsmouth NH. Great...

Call Bavarian Autosport in Portsmouth NH. Great people. 1-800-535-2002. Ask to speak with someone knowledgeable about the E-21 (320i). Their website is bavauto.com. If something isn't listed in their...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By galaxyflier
Will the car start? If not, you might have a bad...

Will the car start? If not, you might have a bad fuel pump relay. This relay, the largest one located on the fuse block, might be the culprit. This more than just a simple relay. It picks up a pulse...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-19-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By galaxyflier
The thermotime switch provides a ground for the...

The thermotime switch provides a ground for the cold start valve, which is hot whenever the ignition is on. When the coolant warms up, the thermotime switch opens and takes away the ground for the...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-18-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By galaxyflier
What's the car doing? Or not doing? That FI...

What's the car doing? Or not doing? That FI System is not as complicated as it might appear. In fact, it surprisingly simple. I'd much rather have the K-Jetronic system than a carb.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-18-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By galaxyflier
I recently replaced my cold start valve the aux...

I recently replaced my cold start valve the aux air valve. I did quite a bit of research before I spent the $$$$ for these parts. The cold start valve gets its power directly from the thermotime...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-18-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By galaxyflier
I've had the oil pan off of my '81 several times....

I've had the oil pan off of my '81 several times. Mine has manual steering and the steering rack has to come out to reach all the bolts. No way around it. You don't have to separate the tie rod ends,...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 02-15-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,733
Posted By galaxyflier
I'm not sure how to R & R the starter with the...

I'm not sure how to R & R the starter with the engine assembled and in the car. Mine is an '81 with 314,000 miles and the factory starter still works like new. (The car has been in my family since my...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-24-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,021
Posted By galaxyflier
MPG320I is absolutely correct! The auxiliary fan...

MPG320I is absolutely correct! The auxiliary fan is essential. It not only comes on when the AC is operating, but it's also controlled by a temp sensor in the bottom of the radiator. If the radiator...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-03-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,071
Posted By galaxyflier
Is the radiator in good shape and how much would...

Is the radiator in good shape and how much would you take for it? I have a radiator for my '81 320i that needs to be refurbished. BTW, I live in Saratoga Springs.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-16-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,389
Posted By galaxyflier
I had trouble finding the larger sized hoses for...

I had trouble finding the larger sized hoses for the vent line that goes from under the back seat to the filler tube. I finally found what I needed at West Marine. They have all kinds of fuel-safe...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-16-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,216
Posted By galaxyflier
The original clutch in my '81 lasted about 60,000...

The original clutch in my '81 lasted about 60,000 miles. The replacement lasted over 200,000 miles. How you drive has much to do with how long a clutch will last.
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