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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-13-2015, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Reeds 540
Sure was a lot easier after I loosened the center...

Sure was a lot easier after I loosened the center bolt. Also figured out what the plastic cap that was laying inside the front under guard. :)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-12-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By Reeds 540
Replacing belts on 91 318is How does A/C belt adjust?

Just a simple Sunday afternoon Job. My recent purchase had older belts and no A/C belt. Got the others off and the first one back on , but I cant figure out how the A/C belt adjusts! Been under the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Reeds 540
Will do timing belt search tonight.

Will do timing belt search tonight.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Reeds 540
Maintenance done. Except timing belt. How do I...

Maintenance done. Except timing belt. How do I reset it?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Reeds 540
91 318is Insp. Light- Scheduled maint. or problem

My just acquired 318is seems to run fine but has yellow and red inspection lights on in dash. are these to remind of scheduled maintenance, or do they indicate a problem?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Reeds 540
1991 318is owners manual

Anyone know where I might find and/or download an owners manual?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Reeds 540
Thank you, it was a tight fit, but a few bruises...

Thank you, it was a tight fit, but a few bruises on my arms and it was done
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-05-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Reeds 540
help Replacing starter 91 318is

I'm replacing the starter today, (after double checking the ground and fuse 15). I have spent a lot of time searching the forum for procedure and can't find a thread with basic instructions. Any help...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-02-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Reeds 540
Also, the clear coat is peeling on the boot and...

Also, the clear coat is peeling on the boot and the top... Looks like skin after a sun burn, how would I prepare it for a new clear coat, and would I use lacquer or enamel (if you know) I am assuming...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-02-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Reeds 540
Thanks for the input. It was given to me and I...

Thanks for the input. It was given to me and I needed better gas mileage for my commute. Will drive for a while to see what it really needs. May try the clear coat fix first. I always get the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-02-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Reeds 540
1991 318is Rare, but is it valuable?

Original except for cheap stereo, very little rust. 130,000 original miles no accidents and I think all dash electronics work. I know it will be a fun daily driver, but should I worry about...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Reeds 540
Smile Update: very intermittent slip

Thanks to suggestion that slip was an electrical problem, (and because I only go to mechanic after I check myself) this is what I found. crossing my fingers. Kink in the wire caused a crease, then...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Reeds 540
Update. I had auto zone pull a couple codes just...

Update. I had auto zone pull a couple codes just for a start (knowing they may not be complete or accurate) only had fuel mixture codes nothing on transmission. Then I took a close look under the car...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-17-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Reeds 540
Very intermittent trans slip

I've got a 2000 540i that has been well maintained. 160,000 miles. On 2 occasions in the last couple months The transmission just seems to randomly slip out of Overdrive into 3rd wile just cruising...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-14-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Reeds 540
Already replaced the ignition switch. Found a...

Already replaced the ignition switch. Found a decent BMW Mechanic and left it with him. I had some front end parts replaced recently and since ABS and brake lights were also on he said that may be...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Reeds 540
I have a basic voltage meter at the house.

I have a basic voltage meter at the house.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Reeds 540
Assuming the guys at autozone don't know how....

Assuming the guys at autozone don't know how. what is the procedure for checking the resting voltage on the battery. I am wary of disconnecting it for fear of loosing codes to radio and other...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-10-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Reeds 540
I just had codes scanned a autozone. Not many...

I just had codes scanned a autozone. Not many service choices here other than dealer.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Reeds 540
Battery alternator

I researched several other posts about this warning, and they seemed to indicate alternator and battery as potential problems. I don' completely understand how this could be if Battery is holding a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Reeds 540
Codes for trans fail safe program

A couple of these are old as I have needed a cam position sensor for a while, but I included all that came up. P0348 P174 P0600 P0171. Since last post the fail safe error went away when restarted,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-09-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By Reeds 540
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Reeds 540
still no luck

Post communitations can be misinterpeted, but I was intending to be sincere not sarcastic. However, now that I have followed the proper operating procedure, and checked my fuses, I'm still having no...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Reeds 540
Smile 3 types of tops, not 2

Had read the sticky, and the manual (how the fully automatic top works), but missed the adjust top PDF .. Missed one little detail- 3 kinds of tops not 2 , Had read the fully automatic thread but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Reeds 540
Power top on my 95 325i Does nothing - no light no power

I have searched forum threads, and am going out to check fuses a second time. As far as I know the top has not been operated manually, so I shouldn't have to go through the manual reset procedure....
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