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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-11-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By BigBoy740il
Removed aftermarket alarm - fuel pump possibly disabled

Try downloading the installation manual for the alarm. Aftermarket alarms control or disable cars one of two ways. Through the use of relays for starter or fuel pump kill; imbedded Chips to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-11-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By BigBoy740il
Power steering help

The pump is dead. His steering is hard to turn at slow or static speed because of the lack of power assistance. Once his speed is in excess of 10 mph the steering becomes manageable as Markseven...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-10-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By BigBoy740il
Use a pin from a sewing kit and alcohol to clean...

Use a pin from a sewing kit and alcohol to clean the nozzle. You may also have to clean the T connector under the hood as it could also be clogged.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-09-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By BigBoy740il
If you have a non IX model you will need at least...

If you have a non IX model you will need at least a 15mm spacer with longer lug bolts to bring the offset to around 25mm. The rears can run 20mm to push the wheels out it a bit more for a flush...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-08-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By BigBoy740il
Do a back pressure test on the catalytic...

Do a back pressure test on the catalytic converter. It seemed that you conducted a thorough check of all the other systems. I suspect the cat because if it gets too much oil it can clog and too...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-03-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By BigBoy740il
Try the classified section of the forum or your...

Try the classified section of the forum or your local strip yards
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-29-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By BigBoy740il
Check the FPR and system fuel pressure. Have you...

Check the FPR and system fuel pressure. Have you removed the pump to inspect the internal of the tank? A clogged filter or weak FP will cause bogging. You say it corrects itself after you shut the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By BigBoy740il
You said the machine shop milled the head. ...

You said the machine shop milled the head. Therefore they should have pressure tested and inspected the head for cracks/leaks. Additionally, you should have used a thicker head gasket to compensate...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-19-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By BigBoy740il
Did the engine run prior to the overhaul? Who...

Did the engine run prior to the overhaul? Who installed the engine and battery? Did you make sure the battery leads were not crossed? What about the wires you reinserted into the fuel injector...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-18-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,221
Posted By BigBoy740il
Didn't you install the timing belt tensioner...

Didn't you install the timing belt tensioner spring and pin? I didn't notice it in the picture.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-17-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By BigBoy740il
Here is site with the information. ...

Here is site with the information.
http://www.exx.se/techinfo/docs/r134a_retrofit.pdf
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-14-2016, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By BigBoy740il
leak in trunk is making me crazy

Since you said it slowed down after changing the tail light gasket I would check the laugh for cracks. Does the car have spoiler on it? Have you checked that seal? Try using a garden hose to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-12-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By BigBoy740il
The first thing you should check for is a short...

The first thing you should check for is a short in the wiring. Next, locate the pump and activate the relay and check for 12 volts on the wire. Have you checked/changed the fuel filter? Sounds...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-06-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By BigBoy740il
Its an aftermarket kit made by an old company...

Its an aftermarket kit made by an old company called Erebuni. They used to make a wide body version also.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-06-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By BigBoy740il
High idle

Is throttle cable too tight? The 318i m10 uses a fuel distributor and diesel style injectors. It uses engine vacuum to lift the internal fuel distributor plate, which Increases the fuel flow. Have...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-02-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By BigBoy740il
Try this. On most relays pins 86 and 85 are the...

Try this. On most relays pins 86 and 85 are the triggers, with 30 being the switched voltage and 87 or 87a being the output. Here is a site with wiring diagrams. Word to the wise... Stop touching...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-02-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By BigBoy740il
Memorial Day sale at FCP Euro - 10% off!

That translates to a 5% discount.... That sucks! I get 10% for just being in the military on all parts ordered.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-02-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By BigBoy740il
Have you changed the thermostat, checked fan...

Have you changed the thermostat, checked fan clutch and bled air from system? Is the coolant bubbling in the reservoir?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-29-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By BigBoy740il
The original thread length was 23.5mm so 27mm...

The original thread length was 23.5mm so 27mm would compensate for the spacer.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-29-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By BigBoy740il
Not really. Offset is based on the centerline's...

Not really. Offset is based on the centerline's position vs the rim mounting surface. Whereas back spacing is the space between the mounting surface and the rim spokes. So a rim with straight...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By BigBoy740il
Gman's problem is not with the rims offset, but...

Gman's problem is not with the rims offset, but it's lack of backs pacing. Look at the rims, the have less than 1 1/2 inch from the hub surface to the spoke.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-13-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By BigBoy740il
what tools should every e30 owner have?

A complete set of quality metric socket sets with 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 drive sockets, ratchets and torque wrenches. Get some metric brake line and open/ box end wrenches from 5-32mm. A DMM is a must...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-04-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By BigBoy740il
It is not only the rim width you have to consider...

It is not only the rim width you have to consider when determining if a rim will fit. You have to also take offset into consideration. An offset of 0-20mm will extend pass the wheel arches and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-01-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By BigBoy740il
From a strip yard, xbay, or another forum member.

From a strip yard, xbay, or another forum member.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-01-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By BigBoy740il
Won't start unless jumped good battery red green light

His system has a wiring problem if the service indicator light are staying on with the ignition turned off. Since you narrowed it down to fuse 21, you now need to trace the wiring back to the...
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