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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By BigBoy740il
So if the two motor mounts and two transmission...

So if the two motor mounts and two transmission mounts are not damaged, then you radiator core support and possibly the right chassis is tweaked. With the engine off, your fan should spin freely and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By BigBoy740il
+1 downhiller The high idle is a good indicator...

+1 downhiller
The high idle is a good indicator of a vacuum leak. The accident could have jolted the engine tearing the rubber intake bellow. I also recommend that you check the radiator core to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By BigBoy740il
Cool.... Here is a photo. He is referring to...

Cool.... Here is a photo. He is referring to item #1. For standard rotors, you cant go wrong with Brembo blanks. Also pick up a setup rotor hold-down bolts and dont forget to apply some antiseize...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By BigBoy740il
Is he referring to the plastic fuel overflow/...

Is he referring to the plastic fuel overflow/ vapor tank located in the car's right rear wheel well?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By BigBoy740il
You can run 17x7 rims with 205 45 series tires. ...

You can run 17x7 rims with 205 45 series tires. A rim offset of 20 to 25 works without any body mods. Any lower offset requires rolling fenders or pulling the tires.
Forum: Pacific Northwest Region - AK, HI, ID, OR, and WA 11-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By BigBoy740il
I have a 89 325i and that sounds good to me. ...

I have a 89 325i and that sounds good to me. Just have do front brakes and suspension rebuild then I'm down to ride.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-27-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 641,026
Posted By BigBoy740il
Whaa... this is not the forum for a pity party....

Whaa... this is not the forum for a pity party. Either fix it or sell it. We dont let E30s die.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-15-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By BigBoy740il
Are the wheels OEM or are they aftermarket? Are...

Are the wheels OEM or are they aftermarket? Are you using hub centric rings?

Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-15-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 713
Posted By BigBoy740il
This is an interference type engine so the cam ...

This is an interference type engine so the cam and crank timing marks are not too far off. You can rotate them left or right a couple notches to line both of them up. Just remember to rotate the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-13-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By BigBoy740il
This is a common problem with the M20 engines. ...

This is a common problem with the M20 engines. Remove the head, rocker arm shaft and replace damaged rockers. You can get OE replacement or Meyle HD rockers. You will also need a new HG and head...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 713
Posted By BigBoy740il
Also check the Crank Position Sensor connection...

Also check the Crank Position Sensor connection to ensure that it is connected correctly.

Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-13-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 713
Posted By BigBoy740il
Listening to the audio file I swear I hear a...

Listening to the audio file I swear I hear a metallic tapping. Did you ensure that the camshaft and crank were properly aligned and did you rotate the engine twice to ensure that it stayed aligned...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By BigBoy740il
That hose is your coolant inlet for your heater...

That hose is your coolant inlet for your heater core. The short hose with the green tape connects to a bolt on water neck at the rear of the cylinder head. Its a PITA to change but can be done with...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-07-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By BigBoy740il
The lock micro switch is located on a metal plate...

The lock micro switch is located on a metal plate attached to door lock. Disconnect the two pin wire and flush the micro switch with the cleaner. Let it dry completely before reconnecting the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By BigBoy740il
You have a broken wire between the door and the...

You have a broken wire between the door and the car. Use the continuity feature of a multi meter to test the wires and replace/repair the culprit wire.

Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By BigBoy740il
The central locking switch got lubricated and...

The central locking switch got lubricated and must now be cleaned with electronic contact cleaner. WD40 etc and switches dont work well together. Clean them and youll be fine.

Big Boyz with...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By BigBoy740il
Just taking a stab in the dark here, but have you...

Just taking a stab in the dark here, but have you checked the fuel pressure? Test it to validate the pump and regulator. Lack of fuel will cause the engine to die in a manner similar to what you...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By BigBoy740il
I personally had an oil leak between cylinder 3...

I personally had an oil leak between cylinder 3 and 4 of my M20 engine. Like yours, there was no mixing of oil and coolant. Just a failed head gasket which I changed. Leak gone.

Big Boyz...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-20-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 817
Posted By BigBoy740il
What are the tire and rim sizes? To maintain...

What are the tire and rim sizes? To maintain proper (OEM) tire ratio, the recommended sizes are.... 205-55-15.... 205-50-16.... 205-45-17.... 215-35-18.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-20-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 817
Posted By BigBoy740il
Is this tires rubbing on the inside or against...

Is this tires rubbing on the inside or against the fender well? Spacers push the wheel outward giving you more inner clearance, while a higher wheel offset pulls the wheel under the car. A higher...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-17-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By BigBoy740il
Also consider replacing fuel filter and possibly...

Also consider replacing fuel filter and possibly a drain and refill of fuel tank if the fuel had turned bad from the ethanol in the fuel collecting too much moisture.

Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By BigBoy740il
Are you waiting for the transmission fluid/engine...

Are you waiting for the transmission fluid/engine to warm up? Sometimes the transmission will hold the gear to warm up the fluid before shifting from 1st to 2nd or 3rd. First off, let the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-27-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By BigBoy740il
Cool. You will need a multi meter, a AA battery,...

Cool. You will need a multi meter, a AA battery, crimp connectors and the wiring diagram. If your cars wires are still in tack, the preferred method is to use a wiring harness from companies like...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-27-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By BigBoy740il
No. Each manufacturer has at specific color...

No. Each manufacturer has at specific color combinations to associate a specific item.

Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-24-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By BigBoy740il
Starting on the passenger side. 1) O2 sensor...

Starting on the passenger side.
1) O2 sensor connector- located above exhaust down pipes
2) both ends of all 6 spark plug wires and coil lead.
3) oil pressure sensor - located below oil filter
4)...
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