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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By BigBoy740il
It should help. If your car is bottoming out,...

It should help. If your car is bottoming out, you'll have to change the shocks/struts. This should have been done when the car was lowered, as standards shocks/struts cannot handle the additional...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By BigBoy740il
No need. Properly prepared jb weld is hard as...

No need. Properly prepared jb weld is hard as metal. Is your card lowered?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By BigBoy740il
The preferred method is to remove the pan to...

The preferred method is to remove the pan to fully inspect and clean. You can try to drain the oil and fix the spot, but the oil in the cracks can affect the sealing abilities of the jb weld.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 173
Posted By BigBoy740il
Based on the manual, you can use 10W40 for cold...

Based on the manual, you can use 10W40 for cold months and 20W50 for hot. I run 15W40 dino oil in mine, because of a small leak, but others are using synthetic oil with great success. The...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By BigBoy740il
He crossed the CPS with the #6 spark plug hall...

He crossed the CPS with the #6 spark plug hall sensor. Both have same connector and connect below the thermostat housing. If the ECU doesn't sense the CPS when the engine is cranking it doesn't...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-29-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By BigBoy740il
That's true. BMW are notorious for horrible...

That's true. BMW are notorious for horrible cupholders. Besides, who drinks and drives :beer:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-29-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By BigBoy740il
The cost effective route is the installation of a...

The cost effective route is the installation of a e36 center console. You'll get two cupholders and an arm rest. Plus you can find e36s everywhere. Leave that Walmart/parts store crap where you...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-28-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By BigBoy740il
You must replace the sensor if the wire or...

You must replace the sensor if the wire or plastic mount is worn. The sensors are located on front left and rear right wheels.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-28-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By BigBoy740il
Have you fully lubricated the sunroof mechanism? ...

Have you fully lubricated the sunroof mechanism? Are you buying OEM handles or the cheap Chinese crap? I have the same year E30 and I can crank mine with very little effort.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-28-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By BigBoy740il
This attached to the center console.

This attached to the center console.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-28-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By BigBoy740il
A company name Husco made OEM cup holders. They...

A company name Husco made OEM cup holders. They are available for sale on the internet and if you find one expect to pay around $150 or more.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-25-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By BigBoy740il
Deadman switch??? Are you certain that you...

Deadman switch???
Are you certain that you reconnected the the breather hose to the valve cover? What about the ICV, bypass hose and intake bellow, did you check the fitment on these?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By BigBoy740il
+1 on changing the Valve cover gasket. What...

+1 on changing the Valve cover gasket. What would lead you to inquire about the valve stem seals? Is the engine burning oil? Is the threaded portion of the spark plug oily or covered in heavy...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-22-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By BigBoy740il
OP There are some flaws in your trouble...

OP
There are some flaws in your trouble shooting methods.
1. Coolant level/radiator... are the fins clogged and coolant level ok?
2. Thermostat. .. is it functioning correctly? Its a cheap...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-21-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By BigBoy740il
The ICV has 3 pins whereas the AFM has 4. Your...

The ICV has 3 pins whereas the AFM has 4. Your issue has the symptoms of a air/fuel ratio failure. Did you test the ICV? I know you mentioned that you changed the filter and pump, but have you...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-19-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By BigBoy740il
What have you researched or tested so far? You...

What have you researched or tested so far? You got to get your hands dirty and put in some work. You can start by checking the fuses, the single prong coolant temp sensor in the thermostat housing,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-17-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By BigBoy740il
When you say low rpms, how low is it. I've had...

When you say low rpms, how low is it. I've had E30s that idle between 650 and 750 rpm.
1. Have you cleaned and tested the Idle control valve ( ICV) ? Use a multimeter to test the resistance...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-16-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By BigBoy740il
Welcome to the forum. A multitude of things can...

Welcome to the forum. A multitude of things can cause idle problems. Since this is a new car, I would start by thoroughly inspecting the rubber bellow and vacuum hoses on the engine. If you can,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By BigBoy740il
Did you get the car to run without the use of...

Did you get the car to run without the use of starting fluid?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 699,238
Posted By BigBoy740il
Check out this page for steps on how to open the...

Check out this page for steps on how to open the glove box without destroying it.
http://aboutbmw.net/allused/used3bmw/644-bmw-e30-opening-the-glovebox-with-a-broken-latch.html
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By BigBoy740il
I would start with the wiring for the radio and...

I would start with the wiring for the radio and the harnesses in the dash behind the cluster. You may have dislodged some dodgy wiring by removing the cluster as the wiring is tight.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By BigBoy740il
Repeated replacement of a blown fuse that keeps...

Repeated replacement of a blown fuse that keeps failing does nothing to fix the problem. You have a short in the wiring. Do you have a Haines or Bentley manual? Is your radio the original one or...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-14-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By BigBoy740il
Im not the OP. My BMW runs to 5K with no issues....

Im not the OP. My BMW runs to 5K with no issues. It has the Dinan chip and I'm not stupid enough to redline an engine and risk spinning a crank bearing. Just my $.02
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 699,238
Posted By BigBoy740il
Welcome to the fest and the (crack house)... you...

Welcome to the fest and the (crack house)... you will keep coming back for more info. Your E30 is an super ETA (better fuel economy). 1988 was the one year BMW dabbled with the 2.5i head on the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-11-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By BigBoy740il
Check this out for tips on fixing any other...

Check this out for tips on fixing any other issues you might have with your cluster.
http://www.unofficialbmw.com/speedo/speedo.htm
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