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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-21-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By john kaminski
Ok, I can "see" how that would be - tires pointed...

Ok, I can "see" how that would be - tires pointed out, car goes out.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By john kaminski
Yeh, I've read that post a few times and find ...

Yeh, I've read that post a few times and find contradictory statements. It does say neg. camber and toe in will cause tire wear so why is toe in so necessary ? Little vague on just what exact...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-19-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By john kaminski
My 325i is doing the same thing after radiator...

My 325i is doing the same thing after radiator replacement. However less and less over time. I've just opened the expansion tank and occasionally added a few oz. of coolant. Slowly the air is working...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-19-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By john kaminski
Unfortunately my camber bolts were frozen -...

Unfortunately my camber bolts were frozen - should have checked that before I went for alignment. Did check the toe bolts and they could be loosened. I was just thinking it was just the toe that...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-19-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By john kaminski
Well dc, have read many many postings on...

Well dc, have read many many postings on alignment settings and there are about as many opinions as posters. What I seem to gather is that a bit of rear toe in is good for track/aggressive driving...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-18-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By john kaminski
Rear Camber

Last Dec. I started a thread about DIY alignment with a laser. Well I just put on a new set of Altimax R43 General tires and decided to have the shop do an alignment after mounting the tires....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-18-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By john kaminski
Agree it might be time to bump up the viscosity a...

Agree it might be time to bump up the viscosity a bit. Also, just a thought, but maybe a Seafoam treatment in the crankcase might clean things up a bit. I've not used it myself that way but some of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-17-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By john kaminski
Plus that. Very well could be a lifter not...

Plus that. Very well could be a lifter not keeping pumped up.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-28-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By john kaminski
You might try putting the windows up with the top...

You might try putting the windows up with the top down and then carefully put the top up and see if the windows are truly up and will then seal or you will see where there might be a misalignment...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-09-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By john kaminski
If he switched the coils and the misfire didn't...

If he switched the coils and the misfire didn't follow the switch, wouldn't that indicate it is not the coils ? I'd go with the faulty wiring.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 26,094
Posted By john kaminski
Good to go !

Good to go !
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 26,094
Posted By john kaminski
You want the wire to be "pulling" or holding the...

You want the wire to be "pulling" or holding the nut in the direction it tightens. So you have wired it for a left hand thread. I trust that nut has a left handed thread
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By john kaminski
Happy to share. I went to manual operation many...

Happy to share. I went to manual operation many years ago with the cover still power operated. No muss no fuss.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 26,094
Posted By john kaminski
Ok, was thinking that would be a tough nut to...

Ok, was thinking that would be a tough nut to crack so to speak. In a pinch with a softer nut you can start drilling straight down and then lean the bit over, Still with such a small bit it's easy to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By john kaminski
Check the bulb with a multimeter to verify if...

Check the bulb with a multimeter to verify if blown or not. Give the blow dryer a shot and the look over the whole assembly as you should not get moisture in there from washing the car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 26,094
Posted By john kaminski
So oil pump nut is left hand thread. Guess the...

So oil pump nut is left hand thread. Guess the nut was not too hard so you could drill the safety wire hole with out too much hassle ? Drilling on an angle is always a bit tricky
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-29-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By john kaminski
Opps forgot to say the micro switch is on the...

Opps forgot to say the micro switch is on the passenger side of the cover and thats where to press down on. The trunk will hit the cover if the cover is up so that's why the lock out. You could also...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-29-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By john kaminski
The trunk won't open if it thinks the top cover...

The trunk won't open if it thinks the top cover is up. there is a micro switch under the forward part of the cover that needs to be activated to allow the trunk to unlock. Have a friend push down on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-27-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By john kaminski
Gotcha Ginge

Gotcha Ginge
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-26-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By john kaminski
Change full syn. oil every 3 to 5 K ? Back in the...

Change full syn. oil every 3 to 5 K ? Back in the 50's when I started driving that was about right for dino oil. Hey it's now 2017 - 60 years of progress! In spite of what Jiffy Lub says change...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-23-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By john kaminski
I think it's debatable if Honda's are cheaper for...

I think it's debatable if Honda's are cheaper for parts and repair. The E36 is definitely easier to work on.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-17-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By john kaminski
Toast

Toast
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,621
Posted By john kaminski
Good catch !

Good catch !
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-13-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By john kaminski
I think the "whoosh like a diesel semi " he is...

I think the "whoosh like a diesel semi " he is talking about is the sound of the turbocharger on the diesel engine.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-08-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By john kaminski
Sorry didn't think I was creating a new thread -...

Sorry didn't think I was creating a new thread - just expanding what it takes to match the OEM radio when turned on.
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