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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By cmac2012
I guess it's possible, seems it would take a...

I guess it's possible, seems it would take a while, probably much more than a week.
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By cmac2012
Dang, I'd been hearing about it but this was a...

Dang, I'd been hearing about it but this was a sobering read:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/us/texas-rains-bring-flooding-to-houston-area.html
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-25-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By cmac2012
Small diameter maybe. It's not short. It's got...

Small diameter maybe. It's not short. It's got to be he only tube that goes across the top of engine under the manifold. I just pointed it out in pics at my parts guy's place.

It's a bugger to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-23-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By cmac2012
I've looked and the after market don't generally...

I've looked and the after market don't generally cost a lot less than stock. I can get OEM for about $200, a good aftermarket is around $120 IIRC. I've had some good luck with boneyard pumps. ...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-22-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 630
Posted By cmac2012
Just about broken in.

Just about broken in.
Forum: Off-Topic 05-21-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 630
Posted By cmac2012
Sh!t breaks, wears out. Computers jam, need to...

Sh!t breaks, wears out. Computers jam, need to be restarted etc. Not ready to place my life in the hands of a computer that way. We already do it to some extent in other ways but I don't want a...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-20-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By cmac2012
Love is a trip alright, Courtney that is, but I'd...

Love is a trip alright, Courtney that is, but I'd put a good part of the blame on sudden fame.

Having an army of other lost souls depending on you for enlightenment/leadership could be quite a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-19-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By cmac2012
Two sounds I have morbid curiosity about and hope...

Two sounds I have morbid curiosity about and hope to never hear: an M20 timing belt breaking and water sucked hard into an engine. Maybe someone will catch the sounds on a dashboard cam someday.
Forum: Off-Topic 05-18-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 142
Posted By cmac2012
NBA playoffs

I'm liking this playoff season. People have complained about too many blowouts but oh well. The Spurs v. Clippers series was good, could have gone either way.

The warriors are impressing me more...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-18-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By cmac2012
That last question is crucial.

That last question is crucial.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-18-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By cmac2012
The emergency brake is actually a small drum...

The emergency brake is actually a small drum brake setup within the hub of the rear disc. Much easier to make the cable activated lever put proper force on those than on discs. There are indeed...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-16-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By cmac2012
That's a throaty sound all right. I guess that's...

That's a throaty sound all right. I guess that's sort of the downside of those in polite society. I might get tired of it myself after a while. But it could be fun depending on how much power it...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-15-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By cmac2012
Nice film, I wish the music would have faded out...

Nice film, I wish the music would have faded out a few times. Hard to hear the engine over the music.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-14-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By cmac2012
Boneyards are an endless source of nylon webbing....

Boneyards are an endless source of nylon webbing. And fuses.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-14-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By cmac2012
Some of the gearing, etc. in the seat's movements...

Some of the gearing, etc. in the seat's movements is pretty much hidden behind stamped in housings such that it's hard to open it up and even look at it. The tracks are indeed available for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-14-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By cmac2012
Smoother? Not sure what you mean. Seats are ...

Smoother? Not sure what you mean. Seats are hard to repair. Lot of that stuff doesn't lend itself well to maintenance.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-14-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By cmac2012
There's some discussion of it on this thread: ...

There's some discussion of it on this thread:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840665

:angel:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-14-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By cmac2012
Several things. The handbrake doesn't use brake...

Several things. The handbrake doesn't use brake fluid to do its work, it's cable driven and works on the little drum brake looking thingy in the middle of the rear disc. That way if some...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-14-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By cmac2012
My 87 325i behaved similarly recently. Would...

My 87 325i behaved similarly recently. Would fire briefly and then go in long no start mode. Searched all the normal fuel issues with no luck. Swapped in a new/used ECU from a boneyard and it...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-14-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By cmac2012
Hmm. These guys say a 525 is the same as a 173: ...

Hmm. These guys say a 525 is the same as a 173:

http://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1282146-525-ecu
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-13-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By cmac2012
A 6 speed might be possible. And who knows,...

A 6 speed might be possible. And who knows, might be a good step up. I suspect I'd need more power to appreciate it. I saw an S54 with 6 speed Getrag attached on ebay a few weeks ago for $6K. A...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-13-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By cmac2012
There were several ECUs used over the years. The...

There were several ECUs used over the years. The 153 and 380 are the ones I've used. I got a 380 off of a 92 convertible at a boneyard. The number is the last three digits in the model number on...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-12-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By cmac2012
Do you mean the ECU? What model do you have on...

Do you mean the ECU? What model do you have on your car? I'm guessing it has a yellow label and ends in 380. I'd be surprised if it's different for an auto but there's a lot I don't know. But I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-12-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By cmac2012
Best route would probably be finding one of those...

Best route would probably be finding one of those at a boneyard and installing it. Extra work but damage from a wrong lift would be a PITA.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-11-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By cmac2012
Good service records are a plus. Ask the owner...

Good service records are a plus. Ask the owner if he or she knows when the last timing belt was put in. If not, you'll need to install one right after you buy it. Also, if they don't know,...
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