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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-24-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9,350
Views: 216,734
Posted By drivinfaster
sure it does. it'll make the sweater from grandma...

sure it does. it'll make the sweater from grandma seem that much better!! :D



:p



if you drive through pa maybe matt will give you more than a weird look. apparently he's got a lot of...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-24-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By drivinfaster
i thought the ews disabled the starter??:dunno: ...

i thought the ews disabled the starter??:dunno:


i'd check the dme relay, or have your mechanic check it.



ews could be deleted, but it would require sending the dme out to do so.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-24-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9,350
Views: 216,734
Posted By drivinfaster
wow,...wonder if a rear suspension from a...

wow,...wonder if a rear suspension from a t-bird/cougar would work in that focus??

do dig it, but that looks like a *lot* of work...especially without a garage....:eeps:




and :rofl::rofl:...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By drivinfaster
also, auto or manual?? could be a trans issue if...

also, auto or manual?? could be a trans issue if it 'resets' with the key being cycled.....:dunno:






df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-22-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By drivinfaster
check the basics like your fuel pressure. go from...

check the basics like your fuel pressure. go from there...




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-22-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9,350
Views: 216,734
Posted By drivinfaster
the "1" designates car maker propriety, the "7"...

the "1" designates car maker propriety, the "7" powertrain, so i was thinking trans output speed sensor. the cruise issue is a new one for me, but looks like the link covers that pretty...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-14-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By drivinfaster
the ti (compact) is *much* lighter, so even a...

the ti (compact) is *much* lighter, so even a stock m52 would be a huge improvement and probably be a blast.

but yeah, depending on the specs, ymmv....:eeps:




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By drivinfaster
fisrt things first, make sure that the system has...

fisrt things first, make sure that the system has been fully bled. the air can be difficult for inexperienced diy'ers to properly bleed.


a block test can confirm whether or not a headgasket is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By drivinfaster
there are, but they seldom ever set since the dme...

there are, but they seldom ever set since the dme looks at this as the main input for the engine turning. if it doesn't see a signal, how would it set a code for no signal??:dunno:


you *could*...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By drivinfaster
no codes for fuel pump.... df

no codes for fuel pump....





df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By drivinfaster
either a fuel pump or crank position sensor. ...

either a fuel pump or crank position sensor.


check for power to the fuel pump with a test light while cranking.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By drivinfaster
i agree with karl about the differences between...

i agree with karl about the differences between the compression readings that were shown, and even without a "0" reading I would be skeptical of this engine.

i disagree regarding the valve...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,541
Posted By drivinfaster
wait,...i am confused. if the ews2 is deleted in...

wait,...i am confused. if the ews2 is deleted in the dme you put in, then you would not *need* to cut/splice wires. (this doesn't work on ews2, btw, no manual bypass like ews without a reflash to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9,350
Views: 216,734
Posted By drivinfaster
^yummy!!! :yummy: df

^yummy!!! :yummy:



df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 526
Posted By drivinfaster
this. how long ago did you purchase this??...

this.

how long ago did you purchase this?? return policy?? go through ebay and/or your credit card company for resolution....




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,541
Posted By drivinfaster
ews disables the starter, so i didn't think that...

ews disables the starter, so i didn't think that was your issue....however, you may need a dme relay.

are you getting power to the fuse when cranking?? how are you checking for power to the fuel...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By drivinfaster
no,...just more involved. write up about this are...

no,...just more involved. write up about this are also on the forum and the google.





df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9,350
Views: 216,734
Posted By drivinfaster
apparently not...:dunno: ...

apparently not...:dunno:






"eccentric shaft" for the wankel.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By drivinfaster
not a whole lot of guys on the forum with trans...

not a whole lot of guys on the forum with trans experience, honestly. most of the consensus would be to get a 'proper' transmission with a third pedal, however, that may not always be a viable...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By drivinfaster
ok,....i'll play along....:tsk: 1, you...

ok,....i'll play along....:tsk:


1, you may have a bad starter (hence the reason that nothing happens when you turn the key)

or

you could have a bad charging system which has drained the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By drivinfaster
ok,....i'll play along....:tsk: 1, you...

ok,....i'll play along....:tsk:


1, you may have a bad starter (hence the reason that nothing happens when you turn the key)

or

you could have a bad charging system which has drained the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By drivinfaster
i dig!! :thumbup: df

i dig!! :thumbup:



df
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-30-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By drivinfaster
that doesn't look like an egr valve, rather an...

that doesn't look like an egr valve, rather an air pump valve. this is a sohc motor that is not available in the north american market.

as to whether or not the motor is compatible or not, i...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By drivinfaster
if the starter and battery and charging system...

if the starter and battery and charging system were "fine", then why would you need to push start it?? :dunno:

a poorly running vehicle could be caused by a poorly charging system.

again,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By drivinfaster
well first things first....check the battery and...

well first things first....check the battery and starter. no sense trying to push start the car and it makes it much easier to check the rest of the stuff that needs to be verified.

also check...
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