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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 749
Posted By john kaminski
Hey hanz, per my earlier post do you see any...

Hey hanz, per my earlier post do you see any problem just slicing the wires from the old CPS to the new one to avoid the hassel of fumbling under the manifold with the connector ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 749
Posted By john kaminski
Maybe an obvious answer but if the wiring...

Maybe an obvious answer but if the wiring connector under the manifold is such a PITA why can't you just cut the wire at the old sensor and splice it to the new cps so you don't have to mess with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 85
Posted By john kaminski
Air Bubble ?

Had the radiator neck break off - 1994 325i -- 94,000 miles. Yeh was getting to the rad replacement- tomorrow. So replaced with OEM from Pelican and chased a leak for a week or so, thinking expansion...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By john kaminski
They are supposed to pull right out but I could...

They are supposed to pull right out but I could not get mine to release. Hope you have better luck.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By john kaminski
Put your pasenger on a diet.

Put your pasenger on a diet.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 660
Posted By john kaminski
At times I've have a similar knocking noise from...

At times I've have a similar knocking noise from the same area - 94 325i but it goes away after running a bit or revving a couple of times. Kind of like needs to get the oil pressure up after sitting...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By john kaminski
In my opinion there is nothing wrong using...

In my opinion there is nothing wrong using WalMart brand Super Tech full synthetic oil. I've used it for years in turbo and non turbo engines with no problems.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By john kaminski
Thanks DC. Yes I will want hang around , always...

Thanks DC. Yes I will want hang around , always some thing to learn and great fun. I will be putting the old girl right - parts on order- and have a guy always asking when he can buy her. Only...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By john kaminski
Big Trouble

Well I blew it ! Was going to replace my radiator - 94, 325i , 91,000 miles this summer but just didn't get to it yet and bang the top radiator hose connection broke while on the road with the wife....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By john kaminski
Chisle, saw, cut with dremmel cutting wheel -...

Chisle, saw, cut with dremmel cutting wheel - what ever works in the space you have to get the stud cut about flush with the flange. then pull off the exhaust, take off the manifold and you have room...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,310
Posted By john kaminski
Maybe you inadvertantly hit the ASC button,...

Maybe you inadvertantly hit the ASC button, turning it off. But that shouldn't have any effect on it acting like in limp mode. Maybe the disconnecting of the battery while running is coming back to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By john kaminski
Why does the pulley need to be replaced ? Seems...

Why does the pulley need to be replaced ? Seems like all you would need to do is clean out the melted belt rubber from the groves. And of course find out what caused the belt to seize up in the first...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-22-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By john kaminski
I see there are a couple of systems on Amazon...

I see there are a couple of systems on Amazon that connect to the oem radio. Might give one a try as they are pretty inexpensive.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By john kaminski
Would really like to have something that would...

Would really like to have something that would go through the radio, like an attachment or plug in bluetooth thing. Just don't know if there is such a thing for our old radios.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By john kaminski
Suggestions For Hands Free Phone ?

This January our State enacted a law requiring phone usage in autos to be hands free only - a good thing I believe. However for me, who thinks a smart phone is one that you don't have to crank to get...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By john kaminski
I generally agree with ZeGerman about looking for...

I generally agree with ZeGerman about looking for the leak, but some times you can be lucky. When I got my 94 325i a few years ago the A/C was really weak. I just put a wrench on every fitting I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-19-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By john kaminski
Look forward to your pictures and write up of the...

Look forward to your pictures and write up of the tension install.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By john kaminski
Thanks Ken. Coming from a guru like you - meds or...

Thanks Ken. Coming from a guru like you - meds or not - thats quite a complement.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By john kaminski
Easier Checking For Battery Drain

Having a bout of the dreaded battery drain I've read a number of posts of how to check the different circuits, all of which said to put a multi mete in series with either the positive or negative...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-06-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By john kaminski
Thermostat could be stuck closed

Thermostat could be stuck closed
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By john kaminski
Biggest pain with second stage is runing the...

Biggest pain with second stage is runing the wires where they all need to go -getting them through to the center council or where ever you choose to put the switch. But pretty simple disassebly of a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By john kaminski
You can wedge a piece of wood on the lever...

You can wedge a piece of wood on the lever attached to the cables in the trunk to pull them to the locking position as a quick temporary fix. Then check the stickys for convertibles for my posting on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By john kaminski
Well I wanted to tell about my condition as a...

Well I wanted to tell about my condition as a cautionary tale about what can happen when you go about pulling out the rear headrests in a convertable.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By john kaminski
No Hondas here - just a Subaru for the wife ! No...

No Hondas here - just a Subaru for the wife ! No did't figure it out yet, was getting my hemroids worked on - something for you young pups to look forward to ! Not sure what I can show you hnaz with...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By john kaminski
Guess not many have had this problem. My next...

Guess not many have had this problem. My next idea is to get out the hair dryer and see if heating up the plastic doesn't get the handle to release. Maybe a shot of WD40 would help. Might be a couple...
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