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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-16-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By BigBoy740il
The E30s have two different gas tank. A 14.4...

The E30s have two different gas tank. A 14.4 gallon tank used in sedans and coupes from 1984-87 and verts upto 1991. The 16.6 gal tank came in the 92-93 verts and 1988-91 sedan and coupes. The...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-06-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By BigBoy740il
Check for voltage at connector. If no voltage...

Check for voltage at connector. If no voltage and all other dash illumination lights work.... Remove the sponge and check the wires close to the shift handle
Forum: Parting Out 09-05-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By BigBoy740il
1989 325i 4D auto--PART OUT

How much for the following items?
1. Auto transmission
2. Door cards
3. passenger side duct to cool front brakes
4. Glovebox latch
5. Bottle cap Rims
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By BigBoy740il
This is what the bulb looks like mounted in the...

This is what the bulb looks like mounted in the wiring socket.575214
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By BigBoy740il
Simply pull the wires and the entire housing...

Simply pull the wires and the entire housing comes downward out of the housing. I can't remember the bulb number but it's made by Osram. See attached picture. 575213
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By BigBoy740il
Mass Air Flow Meter?

Ok Adammort
Here is my take on the matter, as I hate to waist time an money without results.
1. Get a multimeter, about two feet of 1/16-1/8 solid core wire, air flow meter cleaner, a can of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-04-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By BigBoy740il
1988 325iC gear shifter lights

There is a light in there. Check to see if the bulb blew or if the wires are broken (common faults)
Here's a link to an E30 electrical manual....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By BigBoy740il
Car won't start

1. Have you checked the battery; is it charged? Yes, go to step 2; No see step A
2. Are the terminals clean and tightly secured? Yes, go to step 3; no see step B
3. Is any fuses blown? Yes, go...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-25-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By BigBoy740il
What is this part called?

Go to www.realoem.com
Commonly referred to as the fuel pressure dampener. They often leak and were eliminated on later E30s.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By BigBoy740il
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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By BigBoy740il
You can open it. Just take your time. It has...

You can open it. Just take your time. It has internal clips. Use a small flat head screwdriver to open it.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-16-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By BigBoy740il
Your cabby has two fuel level sensors hooked up...

Your cabby has two fuel level sensors hooked up in series. Unit one on the driver side simply twist out and can be cleaned with apple cider vinegar. Just soak in for an hour and gentle shake until...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-06-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By BigBoy740il
Shoot for $5700-6000. Take away for the paint,...

Shoot for $5700-6000. Take away for the paint, dirty engine bay, dried up leather in the seats, and rust on body panels. Also check the wheel wells and battery tray area as they're famous for rust.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-29-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By BigBoy740il
It's just old. Get over it and get a new one. ...

It's just old. Get over it and get a new one. Liquid crystal displays do that. They fail or the associated cables fails. Either way the repair cost does not justify the headaches.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-11-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By BigBoy740il
Removed aftermarket alarm - fuel pump possibly disabled

Try downloading the installation manual for the alarm. Aftermarket alarms control or disable cars one of two ways. Through the use of relays for starter or fuel pump kill; imbedded Chips to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-11-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By BigBoy740il
Power steering help

The pump is dead. His steering is hard to turn at slow or static speed because of the lack of power assistance. Once his speed is in excess of 10 mph the steering becomes manageable as Markseven...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-10-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By BigBoy740il
Use a pin from a sewing kit and alcohol to clean...

Use a pin from a sewing kit and alcohol to clean the nozzle. You may also have to clean the T connector under the hood as it could also be clogged.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-09-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By BigBoy740il
If you have a non IX model you will need at least...

If you have a non IX model you will need at least a 15mm spacer with longer lug bolts to bring the offset to around 25mm. The rears can run 20mm to push the wheels out it a bit more for a flush...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-08-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By BigBoy740il
Do a back pressure test on the catalytic...

Do a back pressure test on the catalytic converter. It seemed that you conducted a thorough check of all the other systems. I suspect the cat because if it gets too much oil it can clog and too...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-03-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By BigBoy740il
Try the classified section of the forum or your...

Try the classified section of the forum or your local strip yards
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-29-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,186
Posted By BigBoy740il
Check the FPR and system fuel pressure. Have you...

Check the FPR and system fuel pressure. Have you removed the pump to inspect the internal of the tank? A clogged filter or weak FP will cause bogging. You say it corrects itself after you shut the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By BigBoy740il
You said the machine shop milled the head. ...

You said the machine shop milled the head. Therefore they should have pressure tested and inspected the head for cracks/leaks. Additionally, you should have used a thicker head gasket to compensate...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-19-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By BigBoy740il
Did the engine run prior to the overhaul? Who...

Did the engine run prior to the overhaul? Who installed the engine and battery? Did you make sure the battery leads were not crossed? What about the wires you reinserted into the fuel injector...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-18-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,373
Posted By BigBoy740il
Didn't you install the timing belt tensioner...

Didn't you install the timing belt tensioner spring and pin? I didn't notice it in the picture.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-17-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By BigBoy740il
Here is site with the information. ...

Here is site with the information.
http://www.exx.se/techinfo/docs/r134a_retrofit.pdf
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