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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-26-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Joel86
Since running into this I have looked into...

Since running into this I have looked into weather or not I should replace my timing belt. It was last replace 8/29/2011 with 160,888 reading on the OD. The OD is now reading 184,000. So I should be...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-26-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Joel86
Thanks they are a big help. I have decided the...

Thanks they are a big help. I have decided the ignition rotor and distributor cap should be changed. So this gives me some time to read up on this. From what I gather I need to loosen the tension...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-25-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Joel86
Thank you hornhospital.

Thank you hornhospital.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-25-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Joel86
Water Pump/ Mystery Part

Hello everyone. I am in the process of replacing a few things on the old E30 (first time replacing the water pump on a bmw). I removed the old water pump and after doing so this pin and spring fell...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-03-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By Joel86
The manual says it is normal as long as the light...

The manual says it is normal as long as the light turns off when you push the throttle. Same thing would happen to mine after an oil change. Can't say why.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-14-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By Joel86
:thumbup: Thank you for the feedback. I...

:thumbup:
Thank you for the feedback. I actually like the idea of this better than a chip. There is an installer/tuner down the street from me.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By Joel86
I haven't seen anything above 92 in CA, and...

I haven't seen anything above 92 in CA, and that's at select hand car washes. You can buy racing fuel at a race track or at motorcycle dealerships. Tell any average person out here 91 is regular and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By Joel86
I thought the etas weren't required to run on...

I thought the etas weren't required to run on premium? I understand its a better fuel, but its not an"i" or an M3.



How long does it usually take to complete this conversion, and what would...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-10-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By Joel86
I have some questions concerning chips. I...

I have some questions concerning chips.

I have read that when running a chip you need to use 91 octane fuel. Is it absolutely necessary? Because say I spend $250-$350 on a chip for maybe 20 hp...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-01-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,546
Posted By Joel86
You can fit just about anything if you have the...

You can fit just about anything if you have the money for it.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-01-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,816
Posted By Joel86
I build commercial refrigeration units. The first...

I build commercial refrigeration units. The first time I pulled my dash apart, I just kept scratching my head. I thought, these guys were either berserk or geniuses.

Good luck on your build.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-22-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Joel86
The owners manual explains how to set from UK to...

The owners manual explains how to set from UK to US.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-31-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5,133
Views: 292,229
Posted By Joel86
M7?

Sorry I don't have any photos to show proof, but I saw one of the lamest things yesterday. A brand new F01 (still had dealer plates) with an M7 badge:thumbdwn:. Common people, any real BMW enthusiast...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-12-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,488
Posted By Joel86
This song is newer, but has a retro feel. Really...

This song is newer, but has a retro feel. Really good cruising song.

http://youtu.be/UNMKKabcUMo
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-12-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By Joel86
Hey, downhiller I ordered my exhaust. The...

Hey, downhiller

I ordered my exhaust. The choice was a little out of left field, but hopefully the gamble pays off. I went with the Vibrant 1148. I like the stealthy look, and the sound is what I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-10-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By Joel86
Thanks downhiller. I found it on Amazon with 4...

Thanks downhiller. I found it on Amazon with 4 reviews, 3 positive and 1 negative. The negative review was far more informative than the positive reviews, and he sounded like an enthusiast. He says...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-10-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By Joel86
I have a 86 325e too. I have looked into getting...

I have a 86 325e too. I have looked into getting a new exhaust, because it has a broken muffler hanger that I zip tied to keep it from sagging. The stock muffler is horrid looking so getting a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-10-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,825
Posted By Joel86
In retrospect 18s are not all that bad compared...

In retrospect 18s are not all that bad compared to another thred on here where a VW guy was talking about throwing 22s on his e30

Sent from my Behold II using Bimmer
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-09-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,825
Posted By Joel86
What's wrong with some bottlecaps? Sent from...

What's wrong with some bottlecaps?

Sent from my Behold II using Bimmer
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-08-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,382
Posted By Joel86
But the needle doesn't go up gradually as the car...

But the needle doesn't go up gradually as the car warms up it just shoots to whatever temp it is. If i smack it when i start the car the needle moves but only the the bottom of the cold mark, because...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-05-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,382
Posted By Joel86
Yeah it used to jump and move erratically. I...

Yeah it used to jump and move erratically. I thought It was overheating once because the needle shot up. I did what you said and it doesn't move around any more. Does your temp gauge get jammed or...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-01-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,382
Posted By Joel86
Sorry it took me so long to reply. I already...

Sorry it took me so long to reply. I already pulled the board out once and replaced the batteries. The issue is the board, because the old batteries leaked on to it and eroded some of the circuits. I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,676
Posted By Joel86
The interior and body look solid. Its priced a...

The interior and body look solid. Its priced a little high. Does not have sports seats so deduct points for that. Looks like the dude has messed with the originality of the car (air intake, painted...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-15-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,382
Posted By Joel86
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-07-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,382
Posted By Joel86
SI Board Replacement

Can anyone recommend a good place to buy a new service indicator board, or that sells rebuilt ones? I have seen some on ebay, but don't know if they will be quality or even guarantied to work. There...
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