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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) Today, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Major service and ALL fluid and filter changes. ...

Major service and ALL fluid and filter changes. Good wheel alignment. Do it about 3-4 weeks before the trip.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
The valet key will unlock a car that is not...

The valet key will unlock a car that is not deadlocked and start it. It will not open the boot or glove box no matter who cuts it. Blanks (as noted) are different.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Yep - factory option. Recharges as you drive.

Yep - factory option. Recharges as you drive.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Fit new in pairs. Unless he is going racing any...

Fit new in pairs. Unless he is going racing any 'name brand' is OK.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,375
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Right folks - Overflow (expansion) tanks. ...

Right folks - Overflow (expansion) tanks. Correctly fitted they have coolant flow into them as the engine heats up and the secondary valve in the radiator cap allows coolant to flow back as the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 hh +1

+1 hh +1
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Pelican Parts. Most engine re-conditioners will...

Pelican Parts. Most engine re-conditioners will know who has it locally.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 409
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Have not read every post - OP have you done a...

Have not read every post - OP have you done a compression check? Sniff Test (hire equipment) on the coolant? Pressure test on the cooling system? I doubt it is the ECU unless it has a one triac...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 132
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Charge the battery, replace the belt and replace...

Charge the battery, replace the belt and replace the fuel filter THEN think about the fuel pump.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Here you can buy specific 'Bumper Paint' in an...

Here you can buy specific 'Bumper Paint' in an aerosol.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-23-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
The convention should be L or R looking from the...

The convention should be L or R looking from the rear of the vehicle. Maybe we should adopt 'Port' and 'Starboard'? I note, with dispair, that the OP comes from 'Registered User' - the place with...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-23-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Poor Service History; black deposits in the...

Poor Service History; black deposits in the rocker cover (visible through the oil filler cap); odd tyre wear; out of true panel gaps; lack of real coolant (even if the tank is full); milky oil; oil...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-22-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 on flush, repair and quick oil change. It...

+1 on flush, repair and quick oil change. It may be possible to make the engine pick up fresh (very) cheap oil and run it through then change the sump. Messy but well possible.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-22-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
And he lives in 'Registered User' where no one...

And he lives in 'Registered User' where no one knows what the weather is like. I keep watching the world wide weather reports but 'Registerd User' never gets a mention..........
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-22-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Front struts are easy with the right tools. You...

Front struts are easy with the right tools. You will need to hire/borrow/buy a road spring clamp set. Early start, driving that afternoon.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-22-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Thicker is better for skid plates. Think about...

Thicker is better for skid plates. Think about it: 1700+lbs car doing 50mph is the impact your plate may have to take. Are you sure lowering is a good idea??
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-22-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Belts replaced AS SOON AS YOU BUY then every 50k...

Belts replaced AS SOON AS YOU BUY then every 50k miles. As SOON AS YOU BUY do a REALLY big service. ALL fluids, critical check on suspension bushes, ALL filters plus the normal things. $$$ to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-20-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Get it scanned. A good indi would/should be able...

Get it scanned. A good indi would/should be able to check for wrong cluster too. I would think you would get more problems than a 'now and again' ECL if the cluster was wrong.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-20-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,392
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Jump the small starter terminal to 12v and see if...

Jump the small starter terminal to 12v and see if it cranks. If yes work your way back to the switch testing and checking. If nothing happened its the starter. Have the ign off and make sure...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-20-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
That is the electrical part of the assembly and...

That is the electrical part of the assembly and nothing to do with the barrel and key (in the mechanical sense). If it does not spring back to 'Run' from 'Start' it is defective. I can't remember...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 03-20-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
Hi Paul, good advise. Any way is Benjin running...

Hi Paul, good advise. Any way is Benjin running 98? How up to date is the rest of his maintenance. How long does he spend ticking over in the rush hour? All these things add up to lousy...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
And while you are at it: Coolant (BMW own brand...

And while you are at it: Coolant (BMW own brand is good but $); Brake fluid; Gear box and Differential(s) oil; Power steering fluid. Then at least you have a starting point for all your servicing.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 downhiller, +1

+1 downhiller, +1
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
I would suggest a wrecker for a whole assembly. ...

I would suggest a wrecker for a whole assembly. The clunking was a failure that has then burnt out your motor. Fitting a new motor to a defective mechanism - not a good idea.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By BMWFatherFigure
+1 - No problem out here. More problems with...

+1 - No problem out here. More problems with leaking.
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