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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-19-2014, 12:21 PM
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Posted By 1984CJP
So 1st thing that came 2 mind was loose ground....

So 1st thing that came 2 mind was loose ground. Now i wanna hunt down all the grounds. What else has a ground besides battery, alternator, and starter?? Any other ideas or input would be a great...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By 1984CJP
I noticed it started dropping again on way to my...

I noticed it started dropping again on way to my 1st job. It died that nite right in front of my 2nd job. Got a jump after work and it died again( while driving), had to tow home next morning. Leak...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-19-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By 1984CJP
Question electrical problem-- charging sys???

Hey guys havent posted in a min so sorry for the super long post. I was getting a bit down dealing w/ my previous electrical problems. I have a 1984 318i manual coupe w/ M10. To get some of you up to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-10-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
YES on needing fire extinguisher( kinda been 2...

YES on needing fire extinguisher( kinda been 2 scared to work on fuel system w/out it.)
NO on the mods or stripping parts
Well it ran well up until the 7th. Then the same hiccup/bog. I'm still...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Great news gang. I drove it for a solid 2hrs last...

Great news gang. I drove it for a solid 2hrs last night and it ran fine. The hiccup problem had to be fuel related right?? I can still smell fuel pretty heavy. It seems stronger on drivers side....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Alright guys its been awhile since I touched the...

Alright guys its been awhile since I touched the car.The fuel filter still sits in the garage. I went out a couple days ago to let it idle and get some Lucas through the system. It was idling like a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-24-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Still have to change fuel filter but I noticed...

Still have to change fuel filter but I noticed somthing today. Alright I swapped out the 2 for the Lucas. Put it in. On the way home I noticed that the bog,hestation,hiccup (whatever you wanna call...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-23-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Ok I'll change the filter as soon as I get time....

Ok I'll change the filter as soon as I get time. If I remember right pulling off vac line to fpr does nothing. I took the fpr off once and it leaked alot. I thought the bently manual sad it should...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-22-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Sorry bout that. Friend came over then I passed...

Sorry bout that. Friend came over then I passed out shortly after he left. It is running alot better. It only bogs out/down a few times. When pressing gas the rpms stay level longer. They do still...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-21-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
The parts are finally in. I got new ignition coil...

The parts are finally in. I got new ignition coil (to replace cracked 1.) I also got plugs and wires. I'll go throw them on real quick and let you guys know. Cross your fingers, pray to god.:angel:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-14-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Took plug wires off and noticed ends were...

Took plug wires off and noticed ends were slightly miss-shapen and black. I think its oil. Went for plug that goes to ignition coil and tip of ignition coil cracked off into the plug(very easily). So...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-13-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
So maybe that slight fuel smell way back when was...

So maybe that slight fuel smell way back when was actually something going bad. Never thought anything because cars running a little rich. I think a fuel pressure test should be my next step. I'm...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-13-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
I know your suppose to stick to one section of...

I know your suppose to stick to one section of the car rule out all possible problems then move on. I just have a really strong feeling its fuel related. I'ts running kinda like the fuel delivery is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-12-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Thanks for all the help so far everybody. Got the...

Thanks for all the help so far everybody. Got the alternator tested at oreilys and it tested good. Now do those test check the voltage regulator??? Should I take it to a rebuild shop and have them...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-11-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
If it is the alternator what are your thoughts...

If it is the alternator what are your thoughts about rebuilding the alternator???( I mean taking it to a shop.) Are bmw alternators different from domestic ones?? Has anyone had it done before?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-10-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
I do all my own work and I do a damn good job. I...

I do all my own work and I do a damn good job. I do suck with certain aspects of electrical. Thing is dealers/ technicians are expensive and I'm on a budget. I want to make absolutely sure it is a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-10-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Ok guys I NEED HELP. My car is no longe drivable....

Ok guys I NEED HELP. My car is no longe drivable. Its accelerating but w/ pauses( kinda jerky) On my way home from work all the lights, heat, etc. were working fine. Then the gets jumpy. I mean I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-09-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Could the blower motor be faulty but still work??...

Could the blower motor be faulty but still work?? It does squeak a little but my old one made music and worked fine. I was also thinking short. I mean the alternator does charge batt up w/o heat on....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-09-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
It was a used motor. No wiring issue that i know...

It was a used motor. No wiring issue that i know of
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-03-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Thats not really an option. I do the paper route....

Thats not really an option. I do the paper route. I NEED my windows defrosted!!!! So I tested the battery.
With car off--about 12.5v.
Turning over its in the 10-11v range
With car running its...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-01-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,658
Posted By 1984CJP
Unhappy electrical problem

I have a 1984 318i manual coupe w/ M10. I've been having issues w/ my blower motor. Finally got the motor fixed but still need the resistor. Any way I was driving it last night. I had the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-16-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By 1984CJP
I saw something about a thrm time switch in the...

I saw something about a thrm time switch in the bently manual. I think it was in the section covering fuel injection. Whats the name of the brown sensor billwill mentioned. Maybe thats the sensor I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-31-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By 1984CJP
Question No temp or odometer

I have an 84 318i coupe, 5spd manual w/m10. I have a couple of problems. 1) My temp gauge or odometer isn't working
2) It idles high, about 1800-2200rpm.
I cleaned and checked the ICV it works. I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-21-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By 1984CJP
From what I can see from inside the rust is from...

From what I can see from inside the rust is from the pedals 1/2 way back to seat. My weldings not pretty and i don't have machine but i got a mechanic friend. Can't take any pics('ol phone) but I'll...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-19-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 665
Posted By 1984CJP
Unhappy Kryptonite

I have an 84 318i coupe, 5spd manual w/m10. I've been getting it running good. I got replacement bearings, A arms, exhaust, all intake hoses, some bushings, etc.
Here is my Kryptonite. I have a...
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