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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,966
Posted By tdennehy
1990 325i convertible aux fan not working

I have read a lot of these threads trying to figure out why my fan won't kick on when the AC is turned on. The AC blows nice cold air while driving down the road, however when I hit traffic (5-10...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-31-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,109
Posted By tdennehy
Solution to the window problem

Okay... so here goes.

The e36's windows were jogging correctly, but no action from switch.

First, I also saw post about license plate light and the harness might be all chewed up. Sure enough,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-28-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,109
Posted By tdennehy
Okay. Will try this evening. Starting new...

Okay. Will try this evening. Starting new thread per your recommendation.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-28-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By tdennehy
1993 e36 weird window problem

1993 e36. Problem: Windows started to go up and down intermittently, then stopped all together. Removed comfort relay and found no weak solder joint, but resoldered anyway.

Bought "supposedly...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-28-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,109
Posted By tdennehy
jumping the comfort relay

Anyone have the thread to jump a comfort relay to prove it is or is not at fault?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-26-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,109
Posted By tdennehy
Strange window problem 1993 e36

1993 e36. Problem: Windows started to go up and down intermittently, then stopped all together. Removed comfort relay and found no weak solder joint, but resoldered anyway.

Bought "supposedly...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-01-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By tdennehy
15-17 mpg

Dang! That is pretty poor fuel economy. Guess I will quit complaining...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-31-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By tdennehy
center consoles on ebay for e30s

Good point. As seeing as how I am 6'4" tall, I already drive with the seat pushed all the way back - practically in the back seat. In fact, I don't know if a toddler could even fit behind me. An...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By tdennehy
Yet another e30 cup holder on eBay, new, from Bulgaria

Oh, I'm going to get thrashed for posting this, but here goes.

I'm not willing to put 100+ hours into making a new console for my e30. I will buy something and have it look not as good as...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By tdennehy
e30 fuel economy

Sadly, we Americans drive 25+ miles to work each way, and many people drive 50 miles each way.

I love how the e30 feels when zipping down the highway at 70 mph. And since I paid cash for the car,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By tdennehy
fuel efficiency

I think I am going to take your advice and empty out the car and make sure I have the right amount of air pressure in my tires.

I think the only modification I could ever do would be swap out the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By tdennehy
325i LSD

I am going to do some researching to see if anyone has swapped out their rear differential for an LSD, going from a 3.73 to a 2.93. With any luck I can find someone that has already done it in the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By tdennehy
fuel economy in your e30

I had an '86 325es, and she got 32 MPG. Now I drive a 1990 325iC, and she gets 25 MPG. I'm wondering how I can get that kind of mileage in my "new" car...

Did you do anything special to your car?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By tdennehy
another guy with 32 mpg

Here's another guy that gets the same MPG as I was stating... now to figure out what the heck I was doing right!
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By tdennehy
Swapped in a m52

I'm guessing you are a bit more mechanically inclined that me if you swapped out your motor! 200 horses definitely makes her a sleeper!

What are your thoughts about swapping out the rear end to...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-30-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By tdennehy
lose gas cap solution - CEL is out.

I read multiple threads from different websites and saw that many people recommended disconnecting the batter for 20 mins to reset the CEL.

I went out to the car this morning and did exactly that....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By tdennehy
update / solution to my 1211 code / CEL illumination

I read multiple threads from different websites and saw that many people recommended disconnecting the batter for 20 mins to reset the CEL.

I went out to the car this morning and did exactly that....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By tdennehy
Seriously? Are you in the 4th grade or...

Seriously? Are you in the 4th grade or something?

Why would you assume that I did not look up what the code meant? All research points to:
"1211 - DME, Motronic computer, related fault - which...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By tdennehy
32 mpg

As for the 32 MPG, I promise you it certainly did. I recall I bought the car from the Rick Hendrick's in Charleston, SC. It was a year old, and the sales gal told me that she has never seen another...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-29-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By tdennehy
Don't be a jerk...

As for "search function is your friend. use it next time before asking questions that can take seconds to find the answer to."

Don't be a jerk. While you are at it, how about using proper...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-29-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By tdennehy
1990 325i says "vroom vroom vroom" when I start it...

The other day I think I didn't put my gas cap on correctly on my 1990 325i convertible. The idle was rough when it got to 2000 rpms, and I think I rectified the situation when I put some fuel...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-29-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By tdennehy
What is the difference between a 325es and 325i?

My first e30 was a 1986 325es, which I drove until 1999. Sold it, bought a SUV, and then last year I found a 1990 325i convertible in mint condition and bought it. Now my daily driver.

My former...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-28-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By tdennehy
gas cap causing CEL

I think I can safely state the car idled correctly. Imagine my surprise when I filled up the tank, got back in the car and hit the accelerator and she just started bucking, coughing and sputtering. ...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-27-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By tdennehy
the stomp thing

When I did the stomp thing... the code was 1211
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-27-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,008
Posted By tdennehy
I had this same problem. Sensor was fine. I...

I had this same problem. Sensor was fine. I shorted across the two wires and still... the light remained on.

I then removed the check panel from above the rear view mirror and disconnected the...
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