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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-18-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By actletpone
Looks like the later model e30's did not have...

Looks like the later model e30's did not have this? Never seen it before
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-18-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By actletpone
Also useful for diagnosis vacuum gauge,...

Also useful for diagnosis vacuum gauge, compression tester, fuel pressure gauge.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By actletpone
Engine coolant temp sensor? It can be tested by...

Engine coolant temp sensor? It can be tested by measuring the resistance with a multimeter as per a repair manual.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-15-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By actletpone
Have you tested the coolant temperature sensor?

Have you tested the coolant temperature sensor?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-15-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By actletpone
Fuse 7? is for the horn

Fuse 7? is for the horn
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-15-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By actletpone
Are you talking about the crayon smell?

Are you talking about the crayon smell?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-06-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By actletpone
Not sure where e30 model/year preferences lie...

Not sure where e30 model/year preferences lie elsewhere in the world but in my country a early prefacelift 318 would be one of the least favorable e30 models. Based on that I would say it is not...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-07-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By actletpone
Tested the fuel pressure the other day, seems ok?...

Tested the fuel pressure the other day, seems ok? About 33 psi at idle and 39 psi after engine turned off
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-25-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By actletpone
Sorry not ignoring advice just forgot to mention...

Sorry not ignoring advice just forgot to mention oil filler cap was recently replaced.
Did not notice any cracks in intake manifold when I had it off a few months ago.

Still chasing this..
I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-25-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By actletpone
I checked the brake booster because I was running...

I checked the brake booster because I was running out of options. I guess I will just have to smoke test it, there is not much I have not checked in the way of vacuum leaks. So was wondering if...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-25-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By actletpone
M20 idle issues

My idle is floaty and dips after the engine is revved. Having trouble getting to the bottom of it.
What other things should I check besides vacuum leaks?
Cleaned icv recently and checked it with...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-05-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By actletpone
Agree. An air intake as in pod filter will not...

Agree. An air intake as in pod filter will not make your car a little fast and can cause a decrease in power if it isn't setup properly. You are better off servicing things like fuel filter, engine...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-15-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By actletpone
pelican parts

pelican parts
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-28-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By actletpone
Try having a look with the motor running if you...

Try having a look with the motor running if you haven't already, even open the throttle a little.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-28-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By actletpone
e30 325i normal operating temp

My temp gauge use to sit just below half way (just below the middle mark). However it also jumped around allot.

I recently tightened the ground nut on the back of the temp gauge, now the gauge...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-06-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 748
Posted By actletpone
Flush it with water maybe add some detergent if...

Flush it with water maybe add some detergent if it is dirty. There are two drain plugs one on the bottom of the radiator and one on the exhaust side of the block, undo both. Fix the leak then refill...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-20-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By actletpone
you can see the top style brace and where it sits...

you can see the top style brace and where it sits behind the sunroof in this picture
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo93/e30guydownunder/Race%20Car/DSCF2432.jpg

and where the bottom style...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By actletpone
Found this image of two different roof braces /...

Found this image of two different roof braces / bow's. Top one is from sunroof car bottom one from non-sunroof. Anyone know the difference? I can only find pictures of the bottom bow from 2 door...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By actletpone
non sunroof roof bracing?

Hi,
I have a 325i with sunroof, I am removing the sunroof.
There is a brace along the roof between the b pillars which is not part of the sunroof. I have seen comments that the sunroof tray adds...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-11-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By actletpone
Unless you want to own a burnt out shell I would...

Unless you want to own a burnt out shell I would suggest not driving it until you find out where it is coming from.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By actletpone
Thanks. Did take a look at the sticky but missed...

Thanks. Did take a look at the sticky but missed what you pointed out, probably searching for the wrong terms. After some googling the abs module also seems a likely cause. Will look into it.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By actletpone
it is an early 2000's 530i. I don't believe there...

it is an early 2000's 530i. I don't believe there are any other lights on. Any ideas?
Recently the wheel speed sensor was replaced with a second hand part due the the ABS and other lights DSC? that...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-08-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,369
Posted By actletpone
How do you know it is not a vacuum leak? Maybe do...

How do you know it is not a vacuum leak? Maybe do a smoke test to be sure. Only asking due to the amount of places they can hide. I once had idle trouble on a previous e30 of mine, could not find any...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By actletpone
it is an early 2000's 530i. I don't believe there...

it is an early 2000's 530i. I don't believe there are any other lights on.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By actletpone
e39 transmssion warning light

Hi,
http://i60.tinypic.com/van41.jpg
Asking this for a friend. The trans warning light comes on when the car is cold and if you turn it off and restart it a few times eventually it goes out. I...
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