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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-19-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By romeomike
Hi: A common point of failure on older...

Hi:

A common point of failure on older alternators is the voltage regulator and brush assembly. It's about $20 to replace, and easy to get to once the airbox is off and the battery is disconnected.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-18-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 470
Posted By romeomike
^I have 5000 miles on a similar catch from Radium...

^I have 5000 miles on a similar catch from Radium Engineering since May 2015 on my wife's 2004 325i and it eliminated blue smoke on startup, rapid oil loss, and check engine codes. You install it to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-18-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By romeomike
Hi: When I upgraded my sealed beam setup to...

Hi:

When I upgraded my sealed beam setup to Hella H4s for the low beams and E1s for the high, I had to put in 10A fuses for the high beams.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-06-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By romeomike
Ensure the electrical connector is plugged in and...

Ensure the electrical connector is plugged in and you have sufficient coolant in there. You might have to drive the car around a bit after you do those things to get the light turned off. Otherwise,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-28-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By romeomike
You can also plug in the last seven of your VIN...

You can also plug in the last seven of your VIN at realoem.com and find the build month/year that way.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-28-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By romeomike
Facelift as it applies here meant replacing the...

Facelift as it applies here meant replacing the large metal "diving board" bumpers with smaller plastic ones -- top and bottom were painted to match the rest of the car's color and flat black plastic...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-14-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By romeomike
This one (where you also posted to) ...

This one (where you also posted to)

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2015247-I-need-an-engine-wiring-harness-for-my-1984-318i&p=26613496#post26613496
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-14-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By romeomike
Worst case, you can get your money back parting...

Worst case, you can get your money back parting it out. Prayerfully, the overheating hasn't been so extensive that you're looking at a head gasket replacement. It would be nice to know what the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-14-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By romeomike
Check for the last two answers I offered on...

Check for the last two answers I offered on another forum.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-10-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By romeomike
Haven't had to work on an M10 in about 20 years,...

Haven't had to work on an M10 in about 20 years, so I'm generalizing from my M42 experience. In the near term, I'd be looking at the fuel system (filter, pump, pressure).

Over the last two years,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-29-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By romeomike
Hi: On the left front side of the engine...

Hi:

On the left front side of the engine compartment (left and right perspective is from the driver's seat) is your coolant recovery tank. At the top front of it is the coolant sender. Push the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-25-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By romeomike
Normal. When my throwout bearing/pressure plate...

Normal. When my throwout bearing/pressure plate went at 173,000 miles two years ago, the symptoms were increasingly difficult shifts, and a low groan that became a much more annoying squeal when the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-21-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By romeomike
There isn't a factory option for keyless remotes...

There isn't a factory option for keyless remotes on E30s as far as I know. The Omega REC 43-T unit is cheap, effective at what it does, easy to install (especially in the trunk), and there are enough...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-21-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,021
Posted By romeomike
Central locking driver side repair kit part...

Central locking driver side repair kit part number is (51 21 9 061 343).

As Swiss wrote earlier, I also did the $30 Omega REC43-T keyless remote installation. :thumbup:Only later did I work up the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-20-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By romeomike
First, download the Electrical Troubleshooting...

First, download the Electrical Troubleshooting Manual for your vehicle from here:

http://www.wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm

Ensure every fuse is present, working, and the correct amperage....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-19-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,929
Posted By romeomike
It depends on your budget to get the proper...

It depends on your budget to get the proper tools, your sense of adventure to try new things, and how long before you do it/farm it out or the belts fail and you're forced into action one way or...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-19-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,824
Posted By romeomike
Hi: Did the o-ring replacement using the...

Hi:

Did the o-ring replacement using the part number listed above this morning on a 2004 325i. As compared to the original instructions, the metal retaining clip needs to be pushed in before you...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-11-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By romeomike
Besides removing parts and comparing part...

Besides removing parts and comparing part numbers, you could always go to realoem.com, plug in the last seven numbers of each VIN, and take it from there as to what's interchangeable.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-11-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By romeomike
If it's a four-door, it's going to be tight--a...

If it's a four-door, it's going to be tight--a two-door is cavernous by comparison. When I did mine solo, I used:

A bungee cord with a plastic bottle cap to hold the lock cylinder in place against...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-12-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,713
Posted By romeomike
A couple links to get you started on the right...

A couple links to get you started on the right track:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/101-projects-discussion-forum-bmw-3-series-e30-e36-1982-2000/445023-91-318i-fuse-box-layout.html

You'll have...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-27-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By romeomike
Ensure fuses #10 and #21 are not blown.

Ensure fuses #10 and #21 are not blown.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-14-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,202
Posted By romeomike
In addition to what's already been written, an...

In addition to what's already been written, an air pump with a reduction fitting can help blow the crud out the washer nozzles. A garden hose with a suitable spray nozzle can work as well. I'd...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-06-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,116
Posted By romeomike
For what it's worth, the pictures don't display...

For what it's worth, the pictures don't display in "native" Firefox. However, they do show in Internet Explorer, or using a Firefox extension called IE Tab.



I had a question about a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-05-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
Posted By romeomike
This covers it quite well: ...

This covers it quite well:

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/repair_faqs/sil.html
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-28-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,310
Posted By romeomike
24 km/h -- school zones (along with 40km/h) 40...

24 km/h -- school zones (along with 40km/h)
40 km/h -- residential streets and rural communities (where giving speeding tickets seems to be the town's main source of income).

We have limits in...
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