Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 999
Search took 1.24 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: drivinfaster
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 170,812
Posted By drivinfaster
while i like the fit and finish of the aa diff...

while i like the fit and finish of the aa diff brace, i would be very tempted to make one on my own with trial and error methods....but that's just the scott in me talking.

it helps that i also...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By drivinfaster
uh,...yeah....which is not the same part as a...

uh,...yeah....which is not the same part as a heater core,...which *is* under the dash....:dunno:




:eeps:
df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 170,812
Posted By drivinfaster
i'll bring the pretzels, someone call...

i'll bring the pretzels, someone call jen.......don can bring the brats, and we'll do it up right!!!!

:p



df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By drivinfaster
take shorter trips??:dunno: seriously...

take shorter trips??:dunno:



seriously though,....check the simple things first and verify that they are not contributing to the issue at hand. ed's advice was sound, and a good starting point....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By drivinfaster
no, the heater core is in the cabin, under the...

no, the heater core is in the cabin, under the dash in the hvac box.




how did you verify the proper operation of the heater control valve and heater core??:dunno: your statement would be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By drivinfaster
guys,....raw fuel does not mean it is running...

guys,....raw fuel does not mean it is running rich,...it means there is a leak somewhere.

if the vehicle (*any* vehicle) were to run and smell like raw fuel from out of the tailpipe, it would have...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By drivinfaster
if it smells like raw fuel then you most likely...

if it smells like raw fuel then you most likely have a fuel leak. could be from the evap system, or the fuel lines.


check the basics and looks for evidence of fuel leaking under the chassis and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By drivinfaster
i still think the easiest way to swap this in is...

i still think the easiest way to swap this in is to just swap the manifolds. trying to swap out an entire wiring harness for this and try to upgrade is going to be a real pain.

also, iirc the 01...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-24-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By drivinfaster
you could also have a restricted heater core.... ...

you could also have a restricted heater core....




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-24-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 447
Posted By drivinfaster
you have verified that the coolant level is...

you have verified that the coolant level is correct and bled?? how's the heat at cruise speed??


if no heat, then i suggest checking the heater core valve for restrictions.




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-24-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By drivinfaster
short answer?? not directly, no. there will...

short answer?? not directly, no.

there will be those that say you will need to swap wiring harnesses, dme, etc. but will the motor itself work?? quite possibly, but.... (and that's a big but...)...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-23-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By drivinfaster
it would be on the exhaust manifold side, which...

it would be on the exhaust manifold side, which is the right side of the engine.




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-22-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By drivinfaster
huh,....i guess bmw may have played musical...

huh,....i guess bmw may have played musical fpr's??:dunno:


anyway, i doubt that the regulator is electronic. it may be some sort of evaporative emissins control device. got a pic??:dunno:

...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-22-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By drivinfaster
if the starter is engaging then it's not an ews...

if the starter is engaging then it's not an ews issue.

how did you check the spark?? use one of these tools...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-21-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By drivinfaster
you may be able to get the icv out without...

you may be able to get the icv out without removing the entire manifold if you can get your hands in there with the throttle body removed.

i do recommend new vacuum hoses as well as some gum...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-21-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 587
Posted By drivinfaster
wut?? :dunno: do you mean in the bracket??...

wut?? :dunno: do you mean in the bracket?? :confused:



df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-21-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 762
Posted By drivinfaster
ews inhibits the starter from engaging iirc. ...

ews inhibits the starter from engaging iirc.

you can manually put power to the starter solenoid. it's tight but can be done.


you state that you are getting fuel up to the fuel pressure...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-21-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 587
Posted By drivinfaster
ok, then if your fuses are all fine, and you have...

ok, then if your fuses are all fine, and you have replaced the relay, then you are missing something.

how are you checking for power to the fuel pump?? the dme will not keep the relay for the fuel...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By drivinfaster
true,....there are older pieces of equipment out...

true,....there are older pieces of equipment out there that would do a center line alignment, as opposed to a thrust angle (like a pick up truck with no adjustment in the rear axle) where the rear...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 403
Posted By drivinfaster
don't bother with a leak down test,....do a block...

don't bother with a leak down test,....do a block test. 100% accurate and (almost) idiot proof.

this sort of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 587
Posted By drivinfaster
fluke88 is a nice piece of equipment, and it does...

fluke88 is a nice piece of equipment, and it does *way* more than an average diy'er ever would need. it is also very pricey for most diy'ers, so i doubt many others use them.

me?? traded mine in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By drivinfaster
what year?? :dunno: any warning lights pop...

what year?? :dunno:

any warning lights pop up??:dunno:

putting some known good fuel to see if it improves isn't a bad thing to do, though. much better than attempting to =\\run out the possible...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8,557
Views: 170,812
Posted By drivinfaster
if things had gone a little differently when i...

if things had gone a little differently when i was younger i would have most likely followed my father (army) and grandfather (army air corps) into the service. most likely would have been a coastie,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By drivinfaster
if the alignment is correct with the steering...

if the alignment is correct with the steering wheel centered then try swapping the front wheels side to side. see if the "pull" goes away. if so, it is tire related and not alignment.

if it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 587
Posted By drivinfaster
i disagree,....use a test light to check for...

i disagree,....use a test light to check for power to the pump. it should power up on initial key on/engine off. then go out, and then come back on again when cranking.

trying to use a dvom in...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 999

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms