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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-05-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By catso
You can get alot of information about the various...

You can get alot of information about the various E28 transmissions from the Bentley E28 repair manual.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-25-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 98,195
Posted By catso
Always good to get a follow-up on an important...

Always good to get a follow-up on an important repair! Thanks and keep up the good work!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,292
Posted By catso
Keep us posted, you know we will all want to hear...

Keep us posted, you know we will all want to hear every detail!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-29-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 14,292
Posted By catso
YOU DA MAN SMOLCK! :thumbup:

YOU DA MAN SMOLCK! :thumbup:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-23-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By catso
If your engine is running rich, your catalytic...

If your engine is running rich, your catalytic converter could be overheating enough to feel the extra heat at the floorpan. That could be the result of cooling system or fuel/air problems.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-21-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By catso
Your overheating problem may be caused by a bad...

Your overheating problem may be caused by a bad fan clutch. The idling issues could be a vacuum leak from old rubber hoses, boots, etc. or a sticking Idle Air Control valve. You can remove it and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-01-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,301
Posted By catso
:thumbup:And if you get some free advice on this...

:thumbup:And if you get some free advice on this (and other) forums........
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-25-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By catso
Yes, I think that BMW used a little different...

Yes, I think that BMW used a little different design and the electrical contact points are slightly out of position. My car had an adapter wired up because the previous owner discovered the same...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-25-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By catso
Cooling systems deteriorate over time and must be...

Cooling systems deteriorate over time and must be maintained. Most of these repairs are not expensive if you DIY.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-24-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By catso
If it's a timing belt, there will be significant...

If it's a timing belt, there will be significant damage; bent valves, possibly damaged pistons, etc. You can see the belt under the black upper plastic camshaft cover next to the distributor. If the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-24-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By catso
There is a heater valve mounted on the firewall...

There is a heater valve mounted on the firewall that can get clogged or corroded and malfunction. That may be your problem. The condition of your radiator, water pump, and other cooling system...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,012
Posted By catso
I'm not sure I like the "rusty look" but it...

I'm not sure I like the "rusty look" but it definitely is a unusual BMW. You gotta admire the hard work and originality.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 11-01-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By catso
Rust, front suspension issues, continuous...

Rust, front suspension issues, continuous electrical gremlins, pretty much normal things for a 30+ year old vehicle.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-28-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By catso
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-25-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By catso
If you car has the 4HP22EH (which I suspect it...

If you car has the 4HP22EH (which I suspect it does), the first things to check are the electrical connections. Your trans' shifting is electronically controlled and all older cars are subject to...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-16-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By catso
I don't know if your car has a cold start valve,...

I don't know if your car has a cold start valve, but if so, check its operation because they are known to be problematic. Your idle air control valve could also be the problem; it's easy to remove...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 10-15-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By catso
All old cars require more maintenance and have...

All old cars require more maintenance and have problems with age deteriorating a wide variety of parts and systems. If it's a car your friend wants to drive everyday, you should buy a much newer...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-28-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By catso
I'm not familiar with the earlier 520i model but...

I'm not familiar with the earlier 520i model but maybe you can go to RealOEM.com and find a diagram of the assembly there. You appear to have a European model and most of members posting here have...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-23-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,030
Posted By catso
Reminds me of the many older Jaguars you can find...

Reminds me of the many older Jaguars you can find converted to Chevy small block v-8's. I honestly would have preferred the original BMW motor, but to each his own. Good luck!
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 09-23-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By catso
Go to RealOEM.com and enter the pertinent info...

Go to RealOEM.com and enter the pertinent info for your car, then you can find the correct part number. Then enter the BMW part number at: http://www.furiousmethod.com/ That will give you alot of...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-23-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,669
Posted By catso
The hydraulic puller definitely looks like the...

The hydraulic puller definitely looks like the way to go!:thumbup:
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By catso
No doubt you have some misalignment or an...

No doubt you have some misalignment or an obstruction there. Open it up all the way,and maybe see if you can find some object or the cause of the misalignment.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-20-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By catso
You can try the "classifieds" forum section here...

You can try the "classifieds" forum section here and possibly on www.mye28.com (http://www.mye28.com) Good luck.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-11-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By catso
That ZF 4 HP 22 EH trans has electronic controls;...

That ZF 4 HP 22 EH trans has electronic controls; my guess is there is something wrong with them. It can be tricky to diagnose those problems unless you understand the procedures. The Bentley repair...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-10-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By catso
Good luck, let us know what he finds.

Good luck, let us know what he finds.
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