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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2013, 06:26 AM
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Views: 1,019
Posted By robbob
Randy My experience may not be appropriate...

Randy

My experience may not be appropriate to you as I apparently got a hybrid engine, which was out in late '95. It had some mechanical changes as I noted, but the electronics apparently were...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-07-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By robbob
I just wanted to let folks know that the starting...

I just wanted to let folks know that the starting problem was the crank sensor. After reading posts on various BMW sites, that seemed to be the most likely culprit, after I'd eliminated the fuel...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-04-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By robbob
The only code is for an "evaporative emmissions...

The only code is for an "evaporative emmissions system - very small leak". It has been present for 3-6 months, and the car has been running fine.

The car has 125,000 mi.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By robbob
The OBDII only showed one code for "evaporative...

The OBDII only showed one code for "evaporative emissions system leak detected - very small leak". The check engine light had been on for the previous 3 to 6 months.

Spark was checked by...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By robbob
'01 325i Won't Start

My wife went out to start the car for an errand Saturday and the engine turned over but wouldn't start. She says it fired a bit, but immediatrely died. By the time I got there and tried to start...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-03-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By robbob
I got a fuel test kit from my local Auto Zone. ...

I got a fuel test kit from my local Auto Zone. The fuel Pressure checked out OK at 50 psi while attempting to start. Also, my brother and I tried spraying a Quick Start product into the intake at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By robbob
I'll have to check when I last changed the fuel...

I'll have to check when I last changed the fuel filter, and/or do the output test you referenced.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By robbob
I don't understand why anyone would sell one foot...

I don't understand why anyone would sell one foot of anything for $2.75 + $3 shipping, unless you are selling at least a hundred of them a day at a couple of dollars profit per sale.

Do I want to...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By robbob
Thanks for the info. I'll give your advice a try...

Thanks for the info. I'll give your advice a try and let you know what I find.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-02-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By robbob
Won't Start - What is Correct Fuel Pressure?

My wife's '01 325i turns over, but won't start.

I've checked and there's spark at the plugs (pulled plug and spark is present when attempting to start), and the plugs are damp with gasoline. (I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By robbob
The only thing that didn't bolt on correctly is...

The only thing that didn't bolt on correctly is the belt tensioner on the power steering pump. We are planning on using the M42 coils and injectors. The only wiring connections to M44 electrical...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By robbob
Not great news, but thanks for the info. Do...

Not great news, but thanks for the info.

Do you agree that what I'll need is the wiring harnress (starting from the ECU?), and the M44 ECU?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By robbob
What will happen if I simply use my M42 fuel...

What will happen if I simply use my M42 fuel injectors, manifold, ECU, and wiring harness?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By robbob
What Problems Replacing M42 with M44?

I purchased what I thought was a 1995 E42 engine from a junk yard to replace the engine in my 1993 318i. My brother and I put the engine in before noticing that the mounting bracket on the power...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-26-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By robbob
Thanks for the advice ZeGerman.

Thanks for the advice ZeGerman.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-26-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By robbob
When to Replace Clutch?

I'm installing a used engine that likely has at least 150,000 miles on it in my '93 318i. I'd appreciate advice on the typical clutch lifetime. I'm not sure whether or not to replace the clutch,...
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