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Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By galaxyflier
When adjusting the valves, my preferred method...

When adjusting the valves, my preferred method for turning the engine is to put the transmission in 5th gear, release the parking brake, and push the car forward or backward as required. I open the...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 11-04-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By galaxyflier
Will do. Thanks!

Will do. Thanks!
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-30-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By galaxyflier
[Alrighty, know where i can get all the hoses and...

[Alrighty, know where i can get all the hoses and rubber maybe in a pack, or kit? or am i goin to have to list off each hose i want to the Auto parts store?]

I got mine at Bavarian Autosport in...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By galaxyflier
Is the heater valve in good shape? The one I have...

Is the heater valve in good shape? The one I have works except the end of the lever broke off where the cable goes through.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-24-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By galaxyflier
If it wouldn't start with the relay by-passed,...

If it wouldn't start with the relay by-passed, the relay is not the problem or not the only problem. The next thing to do is to put the jumper back in, turn the ignition to ON and check if the pump...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By galaxyflier
Re-reading the your initial post, I think you...

Re-reading the your initial post, I think you have to consider an air leak in the induction system. That will cause starting problems and driveability problems as well. I'd look into the air leak...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By galaxyflier
Here's the Bosch K-Jetronic manual I downloaded....

Here's the Bosch K-Jetronic manual I downloaded. It does a great job of explaining the system and just how simple this system really is.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-20-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By galaxyflier
Call Bavarian Autosport in Portsmouth NH. Great...

Call Bavarian Autosport in Portsmouth NH. Great people. 1-800-535-2002. Ask to speak with someone knowledgeable about the E-21 (320i). Their website is bavauto.com. If something isn't listed in their...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-19-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By galaxyflier
Will the car start? If not, you might have a bad...

Will the car start? If not, you might have a bad fuel pump relay. This relay, the largest one located on the fuse block, might be the culprit. This more than just a simple relay. It picks up a pulse...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By galaxyflier
The thermotime switch provides a ground for the...

The thermotime switch provides a ground for the cold start valve, which is hot whenever the ignition is on. When the coolant warms up, the thermotime switch opens and takes away the ground for the...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-18-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By galaxyflier
What's the car doing? Or not doing? That FI...

What's the car doing? Or not doing? That FI System is not as complicated as it might appear. In fact, it surprisingly simple. I'd much rather have the K-Jetronic system than a carb.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-18-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By galaxyflier
I recently replaced my cold start valve the aux...

I recently replaced my cold start valve the aux air valve. I did quite a bit of research before I spent the $$$$ for these parts. The cold start valve gets its power directly from the thermotime...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 10-18-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By galaxyflier
I've had the oil pan off of my '81 several times....

I've had the oil pan off of my '81 several times. Mine has manual steering and the steering rack has to come out to reach all the bolts. No way around it. You don't have to separate the tie rod ends,...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 02-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,584
Posted By galaxyflier
I'm not sure how to R & R the starter with the...

I'm not sure how to R & R the starter with the engine assembled and in the car. Mine is an '81 with 314,000 miles and the factory starter still works like new. (The car has been in my family since my...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-24-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,775
Posted By galaxyflier
MPG320I is absolutely correct! The auxiliary fan...

MPG320I is absolutely correct! The auxiliary fan is essential. It not only comes on when the AC is operating, but it's also controlled by a temp sensor in the bottom of the radiator. If the radiator...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-03-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,832
Posted By galaxyflier
Is the radiator in good shape and how much would...

Is the radiator in good shape and how much would you take for it? I have a radiator for my '81 320i that needs to be refurbished. BTW, I live in Saratoga Springs.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-16-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,305
Posted By galaxyflier
I had trouble finding the larger sized hoses for...

I had trouble finding the larger sized hoses for the vent line that goes from under the back seat to the filler tube. I finally found what I needed at West Marine. They have all kinds of fuel-safe...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-16-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,162
Posted By galaxyflier
The original clutch in my '81 lasted about 60,000...

The original clutch in my '81 lasted about 60,000 miles. The replacement lasted over 200,000 miles. How you drive has much to do with how long a clutch will last.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 03-16-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,611
Posted By galaxyflier
Check the tension on the belt. When you are using...

Check the tension on the belt. When you are using the lights, wipers, defroster, rear window defogger, and the radio all at the same time as you would when it's raining, the alternator will load down...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-18-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,511
Posted By galaxyflier
A blunt word of advice: Do NOT f**k with the...

A blunt word of advice: Do NOT f**k with the fuel distributor unless 1) you are absolutely sure that that's the problem and 2) you know exactly what you are doing. Every instance I have ever heard...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,511
Posted By galaxyflier
Another way to find vacuum leaks is to spray all...

Another way to find vacuum leaks is to spray all the hoses with starting fluid while the engine is idling. If you spray somewhere and the engine speeds up a little, you've found your vacuum leak.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,442
Posted By galaxyflier
Welcome to the site. I have an '81 320 completely...

Welcome to the site. I have an '81 320 completely stock. BTW, my wife is from Ipswich, near Brisbane.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,401
Posted By galaxyflier
I have an '81 white 320i. My father bought it...

I have an '81 white 320i. My father bought it new, drove it for 10 years and gave it me in 1991. I've had it ever since. I expect the odometer to reach 300K this summer. I've got a wealth of...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,705
Posted By galaxyflier
When my reverse lights didn't work, I found out...

When my reverse lights didn't work, I found out just before I took it for the annual state safety inspection. I went at it with an ohmmeter and and spent 15 minutes shooting wires to determine that...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 06-17-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,108
Posted By galaxyflier
Sounds like the impeller blades on the water pump...

Sounds like the impeller blades on the water pump could be corroded. If it has had pure water or old worn out anti-freeze in the system for years, the blades will quite literally rust away. Never had...
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