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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-25-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By woodenbmw
Usually, tightening the belt will get rid of the...

Usually, tightening the belt will get rid of the squealing. If you have already tightened the belts as far as the adjustment bolts will allow, it's time for new belts. Realoem.com has plenty of good...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-21-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By woodenbmw
It's not too difficult, just be thorough. Do some...

It's not too difficult, just be thorough. Do some quick research on Google or YouTube, if you still feel confident that you can do it, do some more detailed research in the Bentley repair manual. ...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 10-12-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By woodenbmw
I can't answer the first two questions, but I...

I can't answer the first two questions, but I will give you my two cents on the last two questions. There's no definitive way to tell how much longer the gaskets and seals will last without knowing...
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 10-12-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By woodenbmw
If you haven't found a shop yet, you can try...

If you haven't found a shop yet, you can try Eastern Autowerks in Norfolk. Reasonable prices and friendly service.

Rob
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-12-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By woodenbmw
I managed to find a repair kit online for the...

I managed to find a repair kit online for the driver side lock, I forgot where I ordered it, but it was one of the site sponsors to help narrow down the field a bit. It came with a detailed diagram...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-21-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By woodenbmw
The first thing I would do is find out where the...

The first thing I would do is find out where the power steering fluid went. It doesn't just disappear, most likely you have a leak somewhere. Once you find and fix the leak, you can start refilling...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-07-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By woodenbmw
See post #3. Been there...

See post #3. Been there...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-06-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By woodenbmw
Of course, it's a 24 year old car lol. I would...

Of course, it's a 24 year old car lol. I would recommend that you follow hornhospital's advice before you throw parts at it. You're going to have to spend some more time finding out where the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-06-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By woodenbmw
Looks about right. Use the diagram on realoem.com...

Looks about right. Use the diagram on realoem.com to be sure.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-06-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By woodenbmw
Pelicanparts.com should have the front and rear...

Pelicanparts.com should have the front and rear hoses you need. I think they're about $10-35 each, they also have a braided stainless steel set for $160 or so. Be sure to bleed the brakes again after...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-03-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By woodenbmw
You can make an e30 drift, however, you will have...

You can make an e30 drift, however, you will have to modify your suspension and engine quite a bit. It's a lot of work and will cost plenty of money.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-02-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By woodenbmw
He's referring to a Japanese made automobile,...

He's referring to a Japanese made automobile, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, etc.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By woodenbmw
My best guess, from what I understand, would be a...

My best guess, from what I understand, would be a blockage, is there any fluid in the brake caliper ?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By woodenbmw
Did you remove the bleed screws to check if they...

Did you remove the bleed screws to check if they were clogged ? If you pull one out and the brake fluid starts to flow, you're going to have to either clean the bleed screws or get some new ones. If...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By woodenbmw
Btw I turned the drill bit by hand, I didn't want...

Btw I turned the drill bit by hand, I didn't want to go too far using a drill
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 899
Posted By woodenbmw
I used a very small drill bit to clean out the...

I used a very small drill bit to clean out the dirt and other crud that was blocking my bleed screws, good as new and covered by caps from that day forward
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By woodenbmw
Do a search on this forum for cleaning and...

Do a search on this forum for cleaning and testing the idle air control valve before replacing it, that thing is expensive...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-19-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By woodenbmw
I would recommend replacing the brake fluid with...

I would recommend replacing the brake fluid with a fresh bottle of DOT4. Depending on how long you've had that bottle of Valvoline, it may have begun to break down. Just my opinion...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-17-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By woodenbmw
I usually do pairs whenever I work on brakes,...

I usually do pairs whenever I work on brakes, suspension, or steering. I also am usually strictly budgeted when replacing parts, my answer has been rockauto.com. The only trouble I have had came from...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-16-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By woodenbmw
Have you pulled out the speedometer itself and...

Have you pulled out the speedometer itself and checked for bad contacts or loose solder ?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-16-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By woodenbmw
I will keep this in mind from now on. Thanks...

I will keep this in mind from now on. Thanks Mark, good info
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By woodenbmw
I change my oil the lazy way, I park with one of...

I change my oil the lazy way, I park with one of the front wheels on the curb. Gives me plenty of room
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By woodenbmw
Had I seen that picture, I'd respectfully...

Had I seen that picture, I'd respectfully disagree with me too. I didn't see that pic until you posted it...for some reason I can't follow that link. Nevertheless, good catch hh
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By woodenbmw
Skip the wd40 and get a can of pblaster or...

Skip the wd40 and get a can of pblaster or similar penetrating oil. If you're having trouble getting the bolts to turn, spray them liberally with the penetrating oil and give it a couple of hours to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By woodenbmw
Your sway bar link looks fine to me, I would...

Your sway bar link looks fine to me, I would recommend replacing that outer tie rod end though. Once you have it off the steering knuckle, check the inner tie rod end for excessive play. I didn't...
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