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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 15,118
Posted By drivinfaster
app the update. mold is no fun at all. a buddy...

app the update. mold is no fun at all. a buddy does this as his occupation and we swap war stories. not at all as "easy" as some would figure.




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,002
Posted By drivinfaster
yes. you will need a 6 cylinder cluster. i seem...

yes. you will need a 6 cylinder cluster. i seem to recall in the shadows of my mind that there may be a way to re-synch or reprogram the cluster to read the tach correctly, but it is beyond...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2016, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
only 4....:angel::dunno: df

only 4....:angel::dunno:




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
no, matt,....it is not to be found. not sure...

no, matt,....it is not to be found. not sure where it is and no idea when i will be able to go hunt deeper for it. it wasn't with the plastic bits i have set aside in the basement, and it wasn't in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
ok, for real guys.....this is starting to get on...

ok, for real guys.....this is starting to get on my nerves....if i want to partake in useless pissing in the wind i would visit the poly-sci forum....:tsk::mad::dunno:


give it a rest. please....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
*sigh*:(......please, just stop. this is silly...

*sigh*:(......please, just stop. this is silly and neither one of you are going to change one anothers minds regarding these sorts of incidents.


there is no "ideal" answer to these sorts of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-09-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By drivinfaster
^this. put a motor in it. the valves are...

^this.


put a motor in it. the valves are at least $12 each, at the cheapest i have seen (a while ago and I forget where....), and that doesn't even take into consideration the carnage from the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By drivinfaster
well, first things first, check the fuel...

well, first things first, check the fuel pressure.

then check the crank position sensor signal. if it tends to do this when hot, then you can check for power to the fuel pump with a test light. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By drivinfaster
first, isn't the 1.6 a sohc engine with a...

first, isn't the 1.6 a sohc engine with a distributor cap?? if so, then you will need to have not only the dme for the m42, but the wiring harness as well.

not real familiar with the 1.6, as we...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-08-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
yeah,....that'll crash teh intaerwebz search...

yeah,....that'll crash teh intaerwebz search enginez......:eeps:



last superbowl i can remember getting all hyped up about was the bears and patriots.....ok, so i have dated myself, but y'all...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-05-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By drivinfaster
^ this df

^ this




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-05-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By drivinfaster
so, wait,....did this work??:dunno: afaik ews2...

so, wait,....did this work??:dunno: afaik ews2 isn't able to be "bypassed" like ews1 was. it could be removed with a reflash, though.

at least from what i have read on the matter...:dunno:


...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-05-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,078
Posted By drivinfaster
canadian father in the us military stationed in...

canadian father in the us military stationed in germany,....the rest?? really just a blur now.

made for interesting ice breakers with the ladies, though. ;)


ah,...to be young...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-05-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By drivinfaster
says the kid who's never listened to an 8-track...

says the kid who's never listened to an 8-track in a car before....:eeps:





;)
df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-05-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By drivinfaster
^ just remember there is a difference between...

^ just remember there is a difference between voltage and amperage....and there are ways that voltage regulators could fail and not be detected with a standard dvom meter check at idle.

heat is a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-03-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
:dunno: 165k or so on my 97 z3....it's parked...

:dunno: 165k or so on my 97 z3....it's parked with a car cover since the top needs to be replaced. have been busy with other things so i haven't driven it at all this past summer.

i *need* a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-03-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
drooling....:yummy: a bad battery...

drooling....:yummy:




a bad battery could cause all sorts of issues, and is one of the items i would check and confirm as part of a baseline engine performance diagnostic.



at least not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-02-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By drivinfaster
the fuel pump gets energized by the dme upon...

the fuel pump gets energized by the dme upon initial key-on-engine-off mode (koeo) for just a second or so, so if you were to turn the key to the run position and then go to check for power to the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-02-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
i actually dig the c30, but very few came over...

i actually dig the c30, but very few came over with manuals. none were awd from what i have gathered, and not sure if there were any t5's that made it to the north american market with a manual.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-01-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
z3's have their own set of issues....but some are...

z3's have their own set of issues....but some are similar to the e36. still, a great car.

as for you, joey, i am thinking subbie or maybe a c-class benz. both are sedan/wagon configuration,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-01-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By drivinfaster
welcome to the fest!! :hi: check for power...

welcome to the fest!! :hi:

check for power to the fuel pump when first cranking. use a test light, not a dvom. you should have power with the initial key up that will go out if the dme does not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-31-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
not only is it a horrible surface to hang...

not only is it a horrible surface to hang pictures and such from, lath and plaster is pretty much impossible to "correct" without major surgery. :(

hence the reason most old homes have wallpaper...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-31-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By drivinfaster
first things first, check the battery. it sounds...

first things first, check the battery. it sounds like a classic bad battery or poor connection.

a voltage drop test would reveal a poor ground connection (earth) in which case you could check for...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-31-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
wait,....is that a challenge, sir?? :confused: ...

wait,....is that a challenge, sir?? :confused:


cuz i will so totally bring down some roasted beet and tarragon stuffed ravioli with a goat cheese sauce.... :nono:





;)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-31-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 102,441
Posted By drivinfaster
^this. straight line speed, as in running a 1/4,...

^this. straight line speed, as in running a 1/4, is one thing that i don't see as a major aspect of owning a bmw. not that i don't appreciate the ones that do manage to get really incredible times...
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