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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Billwill
You are lucky that you have a LHD E30....changing...

You are lucky that you have a LHD E30....changing the clutch master cylinder on the RHD needs having small Japanese-type fingers and a lot of patience. This is because the brake servo is still on the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 12:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By Billwill
My 1984 323i and my present 1991 318i (M40) have...

My 1984 323i and my present 1991 318i (M40) have always hated Bosch plugs....which is weird as it is also a German company.

I only use NGKs single electrode....get long life, performance and good...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Billwill
I would advise you to replace both the clutch...

I would advise you to replace both the clutch master cylinder and the slave cylinder at the same time....they usually pack up within weeks of each other and you have to bleed the system in any...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-10-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Billwill
If your steering shaft has a rubber Guibo in it...

If your steering shaft has a rubber Guibo in it there is a good chance that the rubber is disintergrating.....happened on my M40.......steering wheel could be moved like crazy while the car carried...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-08-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Billwill
Did you connect the wires up correctly to the new...

Did you connect the wires up correctly to the new starter?

Should be a Black/Yellow wire going onto the one small terminal of the solenoid that should get +12 volts when you turn the key to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-06-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 666
Posted By Billwill
Great so once you replace the fuel pump you...

Great so once you replace the fuel pump you should be up and running and are now an expert at fixing electrical problems on an E30!

No Labor Day here in SA but I am retired and have a fare amount...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 666
Posted By Billwill
Best is to check the main relay does work by...

Best is to check the main relay does work by pulling it out and applying battery voltage across pins 85 and 86....85 must go to ground and 86 to positive. My circuit diagram shows a diode inside the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-04-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 666
Posted By Billwill
Does your Main Relay definitely have two pin 87s?...

Does your Main Relay definitely have two pin 87s? ie. the two pins are internally connected inside the relay as shown in the diagram.

Some people replace this relay with one that only has the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 666
Posted By Billwill
Yeah check for spark and fuel and see if the...

Yeah check for spark and fuel and see if the spark plugs are wet....that means they are operating. Ignition switch is probably OK.

Does your E30 have the battery in the trunk? If so there are two...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Billwill
Yeah that site is a bit fussy about the IP...

Yeah that site is a bit fussy about the IP addresses trying to access it...I sometimes have to use a different 3G Sim card to get through to it but it is a good site for Euro E30s.;)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Billwill
I don't see what the position of the harmonic...

I don't see what the position of the harmonic damper will have to do with the timing or excess fuel being burnt....other than if the timing is now slightly out.

The crankshaft sensor sits at the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-14-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Billwill
I believe...but may be wrong... that the M20...

I believe...but may be wrong... that the M20 gearbox will fit but sits at a bit of an angle so some modification of the gearlever is needed.

You should ask this question at the UK site:...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Billwill
You bought the Haynes manual for the E36 3 series...

You bought the Haynes manual for the E36 3 series which came after the E30. The correct Haynes manual is "1948 BMW 3 &5 Series 1983 to Apr 1991."

The Haynes manual is best for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-12-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Billwill
Remove any immobilisor....they always cause...

Remove any immobilisor....they always cause problems. You can fit your own hidden switch to immobilise the car!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-08-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Billwill
I would love to replace my M40 engine with an...

I would love to replace my M40 engine with an M42.....quit a popular mod here if you do not want the weight and fuel usage of a six cylinder!;)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-07-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 420
Posted By Billwill
You probably have the 16 valve M42 engine which...

You probably have the 16 valve M42 engine which uses a chain...in Europe the 318i more commonly is the 8 valve M40 which uses a belt.;)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-02-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Billwill
Make a note of what color wires go where on the...

Make a note of what color wires go where on the starter solenoid before you remove it!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-26-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Billwill
Yep good chance it is the crank sensor if you are...

Yep good chance it is the crank sensor if you are getting no Ohms reading!:thumbup:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Billwill
One page of a circuit diagram is not much use to...

One page of a circuit diagram is not much use to anybody.

The Bentley Manual and the Haynes Manual can be downloaded off the Internet....Bentley covers USA models better than the Haynes which is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-16-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By Billwill
A genuine BMW rubber Guibo will have arrows on...

A genuine BMW rubber Guibo will have arrows on the side of it....you must fit the bolts back so that they point the same way as the arrows!

Before removing the propshaft, mark the positions on...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-05-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Billwill
What fuse number are you refering to? Try...

What fuse number are you refering to? Try flipping over the fuse box to see if there is a problem to be seen there...not too much trouble replacing the fuse box.

If you are getting power on both...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-05-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Billwill
OK firstly if with the ignition ON you get +12...

OK firstly if with the ignition ON you get +12 volts on both sides of fuse 20 then you should get +12 volts at the Blower switch on the Green/Brown wire unless connector C204 pin 7 is bad.

The...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-03-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Billwill
Have a happy 4th July!:thumbup:

Have a happy 4th July!:thumbup:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-01-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Billwill
Yes swap out the K6 relay and see what happens. ...

Yes swap out the K6 relay and see what happens.

I personally think that the reference in the diagram to "blower" is faulty....maybe a problem translating from German to English...there are a lot...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-01-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Billwill
The high speed relay has nothing to do with the...

The high speed relay has nothing to do with the blower motor.

You either have a faulty blower speed switch or the re-circulate push switch (orange light) is faulty or air-con push switch (blue...
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