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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By BigBoy740il
Post a pic of the area where you hear the leak. ...

Post a pic of the area where you hear the leak.
Here are a few things to check...
1. Thermostat housing
2. Throttle body warmer
3. Coolant inlet on side of engine block
4. Coolant water neck at...
Forum: Exterior 01-23-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By BigBoy740il
Sold

Sold
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-18-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By BigBoy740il
+1 on the fuel. I see in your previous post...

+1 on the fuel.
I see in your previous post that you replaced the pump amd relay. Was that done using used or new parts?
Try this... Remove the fuel pump relay and use a piece of wire to jump...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By BigBoy740il
@1badnova You said you did a service which...

@1badnova
You said you did a service which included TB, WP, fan delete, etc... have you tried swapping the CPS and ignition pulse (on #6 spark plug wire) sensor connectors? They are located below...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By BigBoy740il
I would NEVER got back in time but if you ever...

I would NEVER got back in time but if you ever want to go down that road, look for a euro 6 cylinder 320 or 323 with carbs. Make sure you get the entire wiring with ecu and modules to help simplify...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By BigBoy740il
@ramonr94 The style 5 wheels you mention are...

@ramonr94
The style 5 wheels you mention are 5x120s. Your car has a 4x100 bolt pattern. If you dont have the money to buy the rims or lower your ride, chances are you dont have the funds to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By BigBoy740il
You have to remove the fuel hose from the fuel...

You have to remove the fuel hose from the fuel rail. Now use a short piece of 8mm fuel hose and T connector to connect the fuel line (output of fuel pump) back to the fuel rail. You connect the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 648,772
Posted By BigBoy740il
@e30king Where are located in Washington? Im...

@e30king
Where are located in Washington? Im located in Tacoma.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By BigBoy740il
Ok so you have fuel to the rail and the ecu is...

Ok so you have fuel to the rail and the ecu is giving signal to fire each spark plug. Now you need to verify that the injectors are pulsing using a noid light. By the way... did you check the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By BigBoy740il
@ FieryDawn I know... if you look at my pics...

@ FieryDawn
I know... if you look at my pics youll see my e30 on 18x7.5, but the OP is setting up this ride for his son and his son wamts 16s but he was leaning towards 15s.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By BigBoy740il
Go big or go home. He's a kid, 16s are the last...

Go big or go home. He's a kid, 16s are the last (smallest) respectable rim size. Put something on the car that he's not going to change within a year. 16x7 or 16x8 works just fine stay away from...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By BigBoy740il
The single pump setup from the 88 on E30s. Will...

The single pump setup from the 88 on E30s. Will work. Just use 8mm fuel hose to bypass the external pump and connect the fuel filter to the hard lines.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By BigBoy740il
How did you verify the fuel and spark? Was it...

How did you verify the fuel and spark? Was it done during the cranking of the engine? Did you remove the battery or did you jump the car while trying to start it?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-04-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By BigBoy740il
@bootycall Is this the same E30 which hit the...

@bootycall
Is this the same E30 which hit the curb damaging the front valance? If it is, have you replaced the broken motor mounts and inspected the TPS, CPS, wiring and intake rubber bellow for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-04-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By BigBoy740il
Pull the vacuum hose from the intake manifold and...

Pull the vacuum hose from the intake manifold and sniff it to see if you smell gas. If you do... the FPR membrane is busted and the FPR must be replaced. Have you performed the pressure test? Few...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-03-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 524
Posted By BigBoy740il
Never do this (pressure washer) on an M20. The...

Never do this (pressure washer) on an M20. The connections are not water tight and you will cause major electrical problems. If you do... do not start the engine until you have dried out all of the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-03-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By BigBoy740il
My bronzit 89 e30 is the Mistress, the red e30...

My bronzit 89 e30 is the Mistress, the red e30 was the red ryder, the e38 740il was Big boy, the black 335i was the Kracken, and my dd GS350 is Pearl.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-03-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By BigBoy740il
Do some research. There is a fusible link in the...

Do some research. There is a fusible link in the battery cable. Use a continuity test to locate the break.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-03-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By BigBoy740il
Billy Boat, Scorpion, Super Sprint, Remus,...

Billy Boat, Scorpion, Super Sprint, Remus, Magnaflow, Pacesetter or Eberspacer. The BB and Scorpions are the loudest with the other being a little louder but more refined.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By BigBoy740il
I have always been in favor of fog lights. Here...

I have always been in favor of fog lights. Here are some pics of E30s with fogs. No matter the color, the front valance just looks better. The bronzit is mine.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-02-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By BigBoy740il
The gauges are interchangeable. I would first...

The gauges are interchangeable. I would first check fuses 10, 12, 21, 23 and 27 since you're having problems with the OBC. If the interior, trunk light, interior light, and fuel economy guages...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-02-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By BigBoy740il
A clogged cat would choke the car in high rpm...

A clogged cat would choke the car in high rpm regardless of the transmission gear. It would feel as if your towing something and the car would misfire. An exhaust shop can run a back pressure test...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-01-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By BigBoy740il
Here's a link to an E30 repair manual...

Here's a link to an E30 repair manual...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-01-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 544
Posted By BigBoy740il
The best way to test you current pump is with a...

The best way to test you current pump is with a pressure and volume test. Is the current pump humming at idle? The pressure test will validate the FPR and pump, as you can have a good pump but...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-31-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By BigBoy740il
If the bulbs are all good. I would check for ...

If the bulbs are all good. I would check for voltage in the bulb sockets. If you have no voltage check the fuse and brake lamp switch located at the brake pedal.
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