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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-18-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Dandy dog
Steering vibration solved

After dealing with a batch of more serious problems, including a faulty power-steering rack (which improved the situation but didn't entirely eliminate the vibration), I replaced the little 6" link...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-13-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Dandy dog
Something's still wrong, here . . .

. . . Discount Tire says the wheel is bent and needs to be replaced (I've got plenty of spares.)
But the shimmy at and around 60 - 65 comes back on longer trips, then disappears when I'm only...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Dandy dog
I may have found the problem . . .

. . . One of the wheels seems to be causing the vibration.
I went over the suspension carefully and couldn't see anything that looked wrong or worn (the Bilsteins are only a couple of years old), so...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-04-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Dandy dog
Nice car, Scartissue. I can't believe you...

Nice car, Scartissue.
I can't believe you didn't eliminate the shimmy with such a thorough overhaul. You must have gone through the roof the first time you hit 70 after the rebuild.
Keep watching...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-04-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Dandy dog
Thanks, guys! I've been working on an '88...

Thanks, guys!
I've been working on an '88 325ic for ten years, now (it's my daily drive), and this is the first time I've heard of Pelican.
Must be hanging out at the wrong forums.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-04-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Dandy dog
318 Exhaust Manifold Stud

Someone gave me an '84 318i as a project car. I've got it running, but there are still some missing parts that I need to replace: Does anyone know what the thread specs are on the exhaust studs? Or...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-04-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Dandy dog
Steering Vibration

My '88 325ic has a vibration at about 60 mph that seems to come from the right front wheel. It happens only in sweeping left turns, and I can stop the shimmy by either lifting or accelerating.
I've...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-05-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Dandy dog
Thanks, fc - I'll try that.

Nice looking e30. What're those wheels? And what effect did they have on your handling?
Neil
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-04-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dandy dog
Finally getting somewhere . . .

The problems with the windows and the detector come from the same place: There's a green wire under the driver's side of the dash that used to be hot, but isn't any more.
The wire that's supposed to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-04-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dandy dog
Thanks, HHS - That's an enormous help.

Thanks, HHS - That's an enormous help.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-04-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By Dandy dog
Yo, Jim (Thejlevie)?!

I worked with you on Roadfly several years ago to resucitate my '88 325ic.
I'm afraid I need your help again: I've got an electrical problem that's stumped me for a week, now.
You around? I'd...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-03-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dandy dog
Assuming that the basic flow is battery>ignition...

Assuming that the basic flow is battery>ignition switch>relays>fuses, the next stop for that 2.5 green wire ought to be the relays.
I've got battery voltage at terminals 30 and 86 of the main, with...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dandy dog
Not that simple: turns out I've got current in...

Not that simple: turns out I've got current in and out of the ignition switch at the c200, but not at another (smaller) green wire under the dash on the driver' side (possibly c209?)
The 2.5 green...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-02-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dandy dog
May I have the envelope, please ? . . . And the...

May I have the envelope, please ? . . .
And the (probable) winners are . . . BMWFatherFigure and 7pilot!
(It looks like I'm not getting current out of the ignition switch main lead.)
Thanks, guys...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-01-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dandy dog
Rats. Nothing. For the time being, I'm out...

Rats. Nothing.

For the time being, I'm out of ideas. If anybody's got any suggestions, I'll be glad to follow up on them tomorrow.
Neil
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-01-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dandy dog
Test results

With the DME connected:
I've got battery voltage at terminal 30 of the fuel pump relay.
I've got battery voltage at terminals 30 and 86 of the main relay.
I've got NO voltage at the center...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-01-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dandy dog
Update: Responses in order of appearance: ...

Update:
Responses in order of appearance:
Bill: The battery is in the engine compartment.
Wicked fast: which fuse?
BMWDad: I've got current to all the warning lights when I turn the ignition On,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-30-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By Dandy dog
Need help diagnosing electrical problem

My 88 325ic stopped running in mid-stride a couple of days ago: we were almost done with a 30-minute run back home in the foothills west of Denver when the dash lit up with warning lights and the...
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