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Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Could be if you have loose/corroded plug/socket...

Could be if you have loose/corroded plug/socket joints. Clean and tight is the way to go.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 55,121
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Changed mine at 250K Km. Used Castrol recomended...

Changed mine at 250K Km. Used Castrol recomended fluid not BMW 'special'. Very pleased with the result. Getting a 'firmer' shift than previously but that equqtes with less wear so again very...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
It is not usual for electrical wires to leak...

It is not usual for electrical wires to leak fluids.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
You did align the 'dog clutch' style pump drive...

You did align the 'dog clutch' style pump drive when you did the install, didn't you? Please tell me you did.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I've had parts from Andy - all good. For the OP...

I've had parts from Andy - all good. For the OP - There is no quick way to find bad joints - it is all trace, inspect and test. Sorry.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I hope that is all it is!

I hope that is all it is!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) Yesterday, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Pelican Parts always a good starting point.

Pelican Parts always a good starting point.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Crossing the two fly wheel sensors will prevent...

Crossing the two fly wheel sensors will prevent starting (been there). Swap them jus to see.....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on good indi! The stealer will tell you to...

+1 on good indi! The stealer will tell you to change the car under the radiator cap!
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-31-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Pressurise the system and tell us where the fluid...

Pressurise the system and tell us where the fluid is comming from and we may be able to give you a guess on repair costs.
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 08-31-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
The motor will run either way, depending on which...

The motor will run either way, depending on which way round it is connected to the power. THe switch is a 'reversing' type. The door card is secured by the armrest screws and clips around the edge.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-31-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
A very high pressure gauge.

A very high pressure gauge.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-31-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 507
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Interesting. It is so sad to hear of lady...

Interesting. It is so sad to hear of lady drivers/owners being given the (expensive) runaround by self styled 'experts'. Charging the customer for their learning time. Good luck with your...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-31-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
'Stock' engines ranged from 1.8ltr to 2.8ltr (the...

'Stock' engines ranged from 1.8ltr to 2.8ltr (the last two numbers on the boot). 'e' is the eta or low reving hi torque motor. 'Hold on' - The easier a car goes into a slide the easier it is to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-31-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Sort of a good/bad result. I am very interested...

Sort of a good/bad result. I am very interested as I swapped my trans for my parts car one. I may take a look inside to see if I only had/have your 'debris' problems. Thanks for posting!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-31-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
K&N are vastly over-rated. There are some...

K&N are vastly over-rated. There are some interesting test results posted around, if you look for them. On a 'hands on' note - the local speed shop/re-tuner does not recomend K&N as the cost is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-31-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Why the #$%^ not!! That is an essential part of...

Why the #$%^ not!! That is an essential part of the test!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-31-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Did BB7's suggestion work?

Did BB7's suggestion work?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-31-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
How fast do you want to spend? Define 'stock'. ...

How fast do you want to spend? Define 'stock'. 18, 20, 23, 25, 28? 'e'? In general terms the chassis dynamics of the E30 will mean it will 'hold on to the bitter end' unless you rework the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-31-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Woo hoo!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy...

Woo hoo!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-31-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
The engine interior is exposed to inlet manifold...

The engine interior is exposed to inlet manifold vacuum so removing the cap will cause poor idle. From what you have described I would guess you DO NOT HAVE PROBLEM with your engine rebuild. I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-31-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Hi P6989. 1) You havn't mentioned where you...

Hi P6989. 1) You havn't mentioned where you are so oil grade is a guess. 2) You don't mention EXACTLY where the leak is. Have you degreased the area to pinpoint the leak? All the sticky bond...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 08-29-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I have heard (no proof) that the illuminating...

I have heard (no proof) that the illuminating globes/whatever go dim over time. There are indi's who rebuild them at reasonable cost.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-29-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Either higher maths or becomming your auto...

Either higher maths or becomming your auto electrician's sex slave for a year or two.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 08-29-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Good tip.

Good tip.
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