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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-31-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 97,704
Posted By Cruzer
Reman'd alternator is a minimum of $90 where I am...

Reman'd alternator is a minimum of $90 where I am and you hear horror stories about unreliable reman units. The remanufacturers use no-name chinese parts. I would rather go to a reputable shop down...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 97,704
Posted By Cruzer
Replaced my Valeo Voltage Regulator

Wanted to share my experience since I couldn't find a DIY. My lights were flickering and I lost power a few times on the highway (with all my cluster warning lights lit light a x-mas tree). ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-25-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,704
Posted By Cruzer
No problems with shorting. The charger only...

No problems with shorting. The charger only draws 700 mA so I can't imagine it adds that much strain to the system. The whole dremeling thing is a chore. I'm glad I have that behind me. The...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-24-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,704
Posted By Cruzer
Thanks. The hardest part was getting the CD43...

Thanks. The hardest part was getting the CD43 installed. The faceplate is thicker than the stock head unit. So you have to remove the trim, dremel off the "ears" that attach to the radio, and then...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-23-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,704
Posted By Cruzer
Just Completed Grom/Aux CD43 Installation

I just got my Samsung Focus Windows Phone and a Zune Pass which motivated me to finally get a Grom Aux kit for my CD43 head unit. I also tapped the radio 12v wires for a microUSB charging cable. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-12-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Cruzer
I got that code when I forgot to plug-in the...

I got that code when I forgot to plug-in the airflow meter after working on the car.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-02-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By Cruzer
Found this elsewhere with a google search: ...

Found this elsewhere with a google search:

"If the label is green, use Redline MT90. If the label is red, use Redline D4 ATF. If there was no label, the gearbox will have 17mm INTERNAL wrench oil...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-20-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Cruzer
You couldn't find iron on patches? No offense...

You couldn't find iron on patches? No offense but you can get them anywhere from dime stores to Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer, etc. Take some pics and share your knowledge. It's always good to see...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-17-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Cruzer
Here's my DIY. Fixed it in April of last year...

Here's my DIY. Fixed it in April of last year and it looks like the day I did it.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=720999
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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-03-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By Cruzer
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are your friend. They...

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are your friend. They have some abrasive in them so don't rub them too hard but they will renew dirty panels the best. Then put some vinyl protectant on. I've also had good...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Cruzer
Calypsorot FTW! ...

Calypsorot FTW!


http://photos.performanceix.com/viewPhoto2.php?PhId=f811a7c0c2cd46abe3e11068d8b15b9a
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2007, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Cruzer
Looks like you figured out how to swap the speed...

Looks like you figured out how to swap the speed sensor. Nice. Where did you get the LSD? Cost? I recently got one on ebay for $370 shipped. Love it. 4.10 is a great ratio for these cars. 3.73...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Cruzer
There are two bolts (top and bottom) on the diff...

There are two bolts (top and bottom) on the diff cover holding the sensor inside the diff. There is also an o-ring to seal it. Make sure the o-ring is in good shape, but otherwise the swap is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-18-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Cruzer
Yeah, I had the same problem with the connector. ...

Yeah, I had the same problem with the connector. You can splice wires or you can move the old connector over to the "new" diff. Moving the connector may be easier.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-17-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Cruzer
Common problem. Linkage is broken somewhere,...

Common problem. Linkage is broken somewhere, probably at the motor. Expensive to fix, and it will happen again. It is supposedly a bug where the motor overloads if it is stopped anywhere in the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-07-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Cruzer
5 1/2 front and rear with 1" tweeters in the...

5 1/2 front and rear with 1" tweeters in the doors. I upgraded the headunit to a BMW (Blaupunkt) CD43 and the speakers to Blaupunkt component speakers (front) and coax in the rear. Be careful not...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-03-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Cruzer
Does the kickpanel fit back over them? Looks...

Does the kickpanel fit back over them? Looks like a tight fit.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-02-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Cruzer
Yeah, but don't search "parking break" because...

Yeah, but don't search "parking break" because you won't get any results. :)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-28-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By Cruzer
http://www.bentcarguys.com/gallery/BMWCCA%20E30%20...

http://www.bentcarguys.com/gallery/BMWCCA%20E30%20Picnic%2006-11-06/P1010464.JPG
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-22-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 790
Posted By Cruzer
Condition? Link? Not that I don't believe you...

Condition? Link? Not that I don't believe you...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-19-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Cruzer
I bought a hoist off fleabay for $100 from a...

I bought a hoist off fleabay for $100 from a wholesaler. It's from this company: http://www.hoistlifts.com/hoist.htm

Pics below:
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-10-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By Cruzer
Yes, shock mounts. I believe I put stock ones in...

Yes, shock mounts. I believe I put stock ones in there since the previous ones had lasted 14 years.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-10-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Cruzer
Took me 6 months to find one in Seattle. Passed...

Took me 6 months to find one in Seattle. Passed on one that had a gash and the owner wanted $1200. Instead I bought one from a guy in Vancouver (advertising through this forum) and he met me at the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-10-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Cruzer
Well, I just did this without rewiring and it was...

Well, I just did this without rewiring and it was relatively easy. I just replaced an aftermarket Pioneer DEH-68 with a stock head unit (CD43) because the neon green display was bugging me and the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-10-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Cruzer
There are two large locking bolts on each side of...

There are two large locking bolts on each side of the hardtop (with trim that covers access to each bolt). The two bolts sit in some support bushings. When you give the bolts a 1/2 twist with an...
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