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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-14-2017, 03:31 PM
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Posted By john kaminski
Change trans fluid ?

Change trans fluid ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-14-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 38,589
Posted By john kaminski
Heavy steering !!! I'm 74 freaking years old, two...

Heavy steering !!! I'm 74 freaking years old, two popped biceps, one torn shoulder tendon, misaligned wist bones and I sure don't need a necker knob to turn the wheel. For you young pups who didn't...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-11-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By john kaminski
If your engine temp gauge is not working and your...

If your engine temp gauge is not working and your water pump is leaking, you are headed for a big disaster ! You will have no idea if or when you have lost enough coolant that the engine will start...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-25-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By john kaminski
Looks like dried coolant to me. If the thermostat...

Looks like dried coolant to me. If the thermostat is working the lower hose should be warm.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By john kaminski
Now I can follow the dog metaphor DC ! This also...

Now I can follow the dog metaphor DC ! This also explains why the two 6 volt batteries - one behind each seat in my 1957 MGA roadster - didn't have problems as they were closer to being mid mounted....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-14-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By john kaminski
Interesting DC. I am quite aware of the cowl...

Interesting DC. I am quite aware of the cowl shake, but have never felt any shaking at the rear. Figured with the weight of the engine up front there was more movement at the cowl and the rear would...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-12-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By john kaminski
I've had good luck with Walmart batteries. They...

I've had good luck with Walmart batteries. They have a great no questions asked return policy which I felt would be good as I also have a convertible and didn't want to pay extra for a special...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-06-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By john kaminski
I've had good success with heavy duty velcro,...

I've had good success with heavy duty velcro, gets tighter as time goes by.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By john kaminski
Thanks for info

Thanks for info
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-03-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By john kaminski
So what caused the DME to need to be reflashed ?...

So what caused the DME to need to be reflashed ? Some thing we need not to do ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-29-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11,143
Views: 626,377
Posted By john kaminski
How long did it take for that much antifreeze to...

How long did it take for that much antifreeze to drain through the paper towel ? I've done the coffee filter thing before and found watching paint dry to be a more exciting way to spend an afternoon.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-29-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By john kaminski
I'm with OzzieH, drain it and measure it. At...

I'm with OzzieH, drain it and measure it. At least that will tell you how much oil is actually in the engine. Hard to imagine you could leak or burn 2 quarts without a huge puddle of oil or clouds of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-24-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By john kaminski
If your welding doesn't hold. try brazing it....

If your welding doesn't hold. try brazing it. Thats what worked on my 1954 Chevy straight 6 exhaust manifold when I put on a second outlet to have dual exhausts. With glass packs and side pipes the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By john kaminski
We are on the same page spydergOd, my thoughts...

We are on the same page spydergOd, my thoughts exactly. Thanks
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By john kaminski
Wow, I'm sure glad you guys have hashed this out...

Wow, I'm sure glad you guys have hashed this out further and got to the proper toe setting. To be clear where I am at, I have not yet done a complete set up with precise measurements and calculations...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By john kaminski
Thanks spyderOd for the 1 degree toe suggestion....

Thanks spyderOd for the 1 degree toe suggestion. [wish I knew how to make the little o for degree]. I did find a calculator and I'm just guessing I've got at least 3 deg. For fun comparison I slid a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-18-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By john kaminski
I agree that a slope can affect the weight...

I agree that a slope can affect the weight distribution - how much depends upon the degree of slope. A 10 degree slope is pretty significant and not what you will find in a typical garage by a long...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By john kaminski
My build date is March 94 with switch in the...

My build date is March 94 with switch in the door, My guess is yours is too. Its an bit of fiddling to get the door latch mechanism in and out as you have to maneuver the mechanism around in a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By john kaminski
I don't think the car sitting on a garage floor...

I don't think the car sitting on a garage floor with a slight slope will have any effect on the suspension loading and any jacking will cause an unnatural unloading. The slight slope will only cause...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By john kaminski
You should find more info about that micro switch...

You should find more info about that micro switch in past posts. I have a 94 325i and have had to repair both door micro switches. The little arm that pushes on the switch wears down and can no...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By john kaminski
One reason I like using the vertical laser line...

One reason I like using the vertical laser line is that it doesn't matter if the floor is not level. I just line up my 24'' level with the centerline of the wheel and put a dot on opposite sides of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-14-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By john kaminski
Alignment Check Without Strings

Since I have excessive wear on the inner edges of my rear tires, I've been looking at various ways to do a DIY alignment check. Most involve running a string along side the car in a very careful...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-10-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By john kaminski
Hey MR328i, yes my Generals are the Altimax...

Hey MR328i, yes my Generals are the Altimax Arctic model. Can't say enough good about their performance in the dry, snow or wet. Had a couple thousand mile round trip to Denver two years ago with...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-08-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By john kaminski
My Kumho's are terrible as well. They wear fast,...

My Kumho's are terrible as well. They wear fast, vibrate when cold, and never feel planted. If you get any snow at all, get snow tires! I love my Generals and they actually out perform the crappy...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-08-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By john kaminski
It is very definitely the toe wear pattern....

It is very definitely the toe wear pattern. Looking very closely at my snow tires I can see a bit of extra wear on the inner edge but nothing like with the summers. The summers also have a lot of...
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