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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-11-2011, 01:34 PM
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Posted By leecrosson
will an 88 ix exhaust fit 87 is?

Both are coupes, both are manuals - real OEM lists different part numbers, but if it would work it would make my life a lot better. And quieter. He is selling from the downpipe/manifold connection...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-28-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By leecrosson
I don't think any worse than any other german...

I don't think any worse than any other german car. I tracked one down last fall to the auto antenna - some years of neglect before I had her left the antenna not wanting to retract after shutting...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-28-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,509
Posted By leecrosson
ouch

ouch
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-28-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,509
Posted By leecrosson
... And I have no choice but to say that by the...

... And I have no choice but to say that by the logic of 'If the M10 was deserving, it would have continued on' one could say 'If the E30 was deserving, it would have continued on'. I'm sure there...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-28-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,509
Posted By leecrosson
I'm happy I have an M20 in my 3 series, I have no...

I'm happy I have an M20 in my 3 series, I have no doubt it's a lot more fun, but I wouldn't want one in my 02. There is more to my love of these cars than power - if there wasn't I could go to just...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-28-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,509
Posted By leecrosson
So much M10 bashing. There are leagues of 02's...

So much M10 bashing. There are leagues of 02's out there shaking their heads at you folks. Show some respect ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-28-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By leecrosson
disconnect switch = unresolved battery drain. ...

disconnect switch = unresolved battery drain.
(or would someone opt for a switch for storage only? seems a bit silly)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-28-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By leecrosson
... I purchased this car in October, so I haven't...

... I purchased this car in October, so I haven't had any driving experience with her in the summer. I was running 5W30 through the winter because it seemed to be to be a good starting point for a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-27-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By leecrosson
oil temp?

Just switched over to a thicker oil for summer (20w50) and noticed quite an increase in oil temp with the change. According to the VDO it's up to 210-230, as opposed to the 160-180 that it has been...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-15-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By leecrosson
my first thought was the linkage - but there is...

my first thought was the linkage - but there is no apparent binding. my gut says there is too much air being introduced immediately upon hard acceleration. the sound points that way. I've got an...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-15-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By leecrosson
Thanks all - don't think I'll make it to check on...

Thanks all - don't think I'll make it to check on those this weekend - got to pick me up a new canoe - to go with my new thules - it's gonna be a good summer ....

Could the TPS be to blame? The...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-14-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By leecrosson
perhaps a dumb throttle question ...

... My 325 has got quite the lag on hard acceleration - it only last for a quarter and a half second and then she catches right up, but it drives me nuts. I've presumed that that is just how these...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-09-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By leecrosson
... this is turning out to be quite the adventure...

... this is turning out to be quite the adventure ... thank god for beer ....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By leecrosson
Thanks man. Got my bender ready to roll ...

Thanks man. Got my bender ready to roll ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By leecrosson
Brake line part number

Anyone know the part number for the hard line that runs to rear of the of the car? (1987 325is) realoem.com shows an ambiguous pair of diagrams - one of which seems to picture a car without ABS,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-18-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By leecrosson
yeah - the bentley has been at my side all along...

yeah - the bentley has been at my side all along - i ended up fixing it yesterday - had two problems running in tandem - a bad ground and corrosion at the high beam socket on the passenger side...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-17-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By leecrosson
help straignted out my wiring brain

i'm trying to track down the source of a headlight issue and i'm confusing myself a bit - perhaps someone can strighten me out.
the issue appears to be in the low beam circuit - currently i have no...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-26-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By leecrosson
Headlight Confusion

Hi beam fuse blows within a few seconds (usually) after the hi's are actuated. Lo beam driver's side is out when the lo's are on, but comes on with the driver's side hi before the fuse blows, yet the...
Forum: General BMW 11-20-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By leecrosson
temp gauge - 'on' vs. running

should there be a discrepancy between the temp gauge reading when running and when it is simply in the 'on' position? i'm reading hot when running, but exactly where it should be in the on position....
Forum: General BMW 11-19-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By leecrosson
ecu pins for sensors??? anyone???

does anyone know an appropriate procedure to test what the ecu is receiving from various sensors - specifically the coolant temp? what pins am i looking for?
Forum: General BMW 11-19-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,010
Posted By leecrosson
... because - dang it - i want to be an active...

... because - dang it - i want to be an active participant in the major influences of my life. love it or hate it, for most of us, one those is owning a car. i'm on my 3rd BMW and as a result of...
Forum: General BMW 11-18-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By leecrosson
coolant temp sensor question

i'm chasing a hesitation that is appearing in response to the coolant temp - clogged radiator was initially backing up the coolant, causing it to run hot and thus tripping the ecu in funkytown. BUT...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-17-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,663
Posted By leecrosson
the cylinder on my driver's door is bit finicky...

the cylinder on my driver's door is bit finicky too - which stands to reason because it gets the most use - so i lock and unlock from the trunk most of the time, which still engages the central...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-12-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By leecrosson
f*@k pivot bolts

f*@k pivot bolts
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-12-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By leecrosson
the plot thickens (or thins) - battery was dead...

the plot thickens (or thins) - battery was dead this morning - nothing was left on. could this be as simple as the dying gasps of a failing alternator? cleaning up my grounds while i wait for her to...
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