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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 01-17-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,896
Posted By catswiththumbs
If it's the heater core, it's a HUMONGOUS PIA to...

If it's the heater core, it's a HUMONGOUS PIA to replace. Are you noticing any water/coolant on the driver's side floor?

If it's just the heater valve (in the engine compartment, on the firewall...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-28-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,633
Posted By catswiththumbs
BMW NA is very "brand aware" and considers...

BMW NA is very "brand aware" and considers customer satisfaction a higher priority than other automobile manufacturers I have dealt with.

The corporate culture of exclusivity and engineering...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-28-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,633
Posted By catswiththumbs
I'd send it certified or registered - PIA, but...

I'd send it certified or registered - PIA, but covers all the bases.

I'm in Charleston, S.C. - I had a little hassle with Rick Hendrick BMW - I just drove up to BMW NA in Greenville, SC and...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-28-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,633
Posted By catswiththumbs
Did you purchase your current 6 from them? If so,...

Did you purchase your current 6 from them? If so, they are clueless and you will be attempting to have reasonable business conversations with cave-dwellers.

I've been through similar meat grinders...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-28-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,296
Posted By catswiththumbs
That's good. I recently unnecessarily replaced my...

That's good. I recently unnecessarily replaced my water pump because I WAS SURE it was squealing - it wasn't.

P. Steering pump was the culprit - my impatience is not a virtue.:mad:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-28-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,296
Posted By catswiththumbs
Brake pads/warped rotor possibly.

Brake pads/warped rotor possibly.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-28-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,896
Posted By catswiththumbs
From the pics, it looks like you got a hell of...

From the pics, it looks like you got a hell of deal for 1000.00 - nice going! ^^^What he said about your check engine/inspection lights.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-21-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,296
Posted By catswiththumbs
Yep, ATF goes in the power steering reservoir. ...

Yep, ATF goes in the power steering reservoir.

Are you hearing any tell-tale "thunks"at specific turns of the wheel, etc?

If you've replaced the power steering pump, replaced the high pressure...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 10-21-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,658
Posted By catswiththumbs
I own an '84 633CSi - 2 gremlins caused the exact...

I own an '84 633CSi - 2 gremlins caused the exact same symptoms for me - oxygen sensor and crank position sensor - might be worth a look see, in addition to the spot on advice above.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-21-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,961
Posted By catswiththumbs
Unusual - was there a difference in this regard...

Unusual - was there a difference in this regard between US and European E28's?
I owned an '84 533i (U.S. model) - gas cap not tied to central locking (that I experienced). When my central locking...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-17-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,896
Posted By catswiththumbs
I agree - if the interior leather is good (and...

I agree - if the interior leather is good (and that thing should be ALL leather - dash, doors, etc.) and the head is OK, you're good - you could sell the interior parts/head and recoup your...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-17-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By catswiththumbs
Thanks - 318i - yeah, I'm confident they're...

Thanks - 318i - yeah, I'm confident they're interchangeable - I've just never worked on an E30, so I wanted to know if 318i owners thought this original clutch plate any better/stronger/longer...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-15-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By catswiththumbs
It doesn't sound like fluid is the problem -...

It doesn't sound like fluid is the problem - unless there just ISN'T ANY, in which case you'd be walking by now. :D

If you don't have one, borrow a big ass allen wrench - (can't remember the size...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-15-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By catswiththumbs
Tranny Question for 318i Gurus

I'd like to pick the brains of y'all who really know the 318i - here goes:

The orig. clutch part # specific to the 318i was 21211209614 - superseded by 21211225865.

Question - is the orig...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-15-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By catswiththumbs
Is your shift lever also really loose, not...

Is your shift lever also really loose, not "crisply and firmly" shifting? It may be your shift linkage/shifter plate either loose/clip missing.

If so, a PIA to fix (not complicated, just a PIA),...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-15-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By catswiththumbs
Greetings from the South

Long time listener, first time caller. Hopefully, I will be of some good use - I will make an effort. ;)
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-15-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,896
Posted By catswiththumbs
Post pics/specs - they're ALL headaches; just...

Post pics/specs - they're ALL headaches; just don't buy a migraine. :confused:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-15-2010, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,694
Posted By catswiththumbs
Hey - beautiful E28, but having owned 3, I can...

Hey - beautiful E28, but having owned 3, I can tell you it will not (IMO) return the investment.

As you will have 14000.00 total in work + what you paid for her, the #s just aren't there.
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Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 10-15-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,886
Posted By catswiththumbs
Hey Mark - I currently own an '84 633CSi - if I...

Hey Mark - I currently own an '84 633CSi - if I am not mistaken, the 633's lightweight flywheel was replaced with the heavier version in the 635's - also, I believe performance chips for the 633's...
Forum: Parting Out 10-15-2010, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By catswiththumbs
New and Used E12, E23, E24, E28, 2002 Parts

Good Morning Everyone - apologies for a mercenary first post on the board - I'm an older BMW (E12, E24, E28) guy; down to one now (an E24) and am "parting out" the garage.

I have a TON of...
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