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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By woodenbmw
I had a sometimes working speedometer also, after...

I had a sometimes working speedometer also, after checking out the speed sensor and wiring, SI board, and various ground points, I found out that the solder connections had come loose. A bit of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-26-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By woodenbmw
I think a little bit of new thread on the old...

I think a little bit of new thread on the old seams should suffice.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 173
Posted By woodenbmw
My speedometer had stopped working also, all of...

My speedometer had stopped working also, all of the other gauges were working, odometer included, as well as the lights. After checking the speed sensor and pretty much everything else, I took a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By woodenbmw
The best way to upgrade your brakes, in my...

The best way to upgrade your brakes, in my opinion, would be to use the stock parts (rotors, pads, flexible lines) and don't forget to change the brake fluid. More like a refreshing than an upgrade....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By woodenbmw
Looks great. :thumbup:

Looks great. :thumbup:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By woodenbmw
From what I can see, you should be able to remove...

From what I can see, you should be able to remove the leather from the seat and stitch it back together. Wouldn't hurt to reinforce the other seams while you have it off.

As far as the seat back...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By woodenbmw
If you look closely at the bulb sockets, they...

If you look closely at the bulb sockets, they should have 12v 1.2w stamped on them. The bulbs are the same as those used to illuminate the dashboard. I believe the ones I got from auto-zone were...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-22-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By woodenbmw
Have you checked out the distributor cap and...

Have you checked out the distributor cap and rotor?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-22-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By woodenbmw
Check with your local automotive paint suppliers,...

Check with your local automotive paint suppliers, they would probably be a lot more knowledgeable about good products for your specific application. Tell them what you need and ask for their...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-21-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By woodenbmw
Either take it to the dealer or you can remove...

Either take it to the dealer or you can remove the radio and copy the serial number.Then you can just call the dealership, they should be able to look it up and give you the code, so you can write it...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 852
Posted By woodenbmw
Lmao, I was going to say it wouldn't hurt to soak...

Lmao, I was going to say it wouldn't hurt to soak the area thoroughly :p
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-17-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 852
Posted By woodenbmw
RealOEM.com will have the exploded diagram you're...

RealOEM.com will have the exploded diagram you're looking for. I think your problem is in the latching mechanism, maybe a missing spring or gummed up mechanism.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-15-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By woodenbmw
Now, pull it out the rest of the way by pushing...

Now, pull it out the rest of the way by pushing down on the little tabs and pulling out. Once you've taken it out, rotate the bulb sockets on the back side and check the bulbs. Also, while you have...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 852
Posted By woodenbmw
Don't give up on it, keep plugging away at it....

Don't give up on it, keep plugging away at it. Maybe a piece of a wire coat hanger in conjunction with lifting up the handle.
I personally don't like the sound of some shop chopping up the door to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-15-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By woodenbmw
Try replacing the little light bulb for the...

Try replacing the little light bulb for the display, before assuming that it's broken.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-01-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By woodenbmw
Correction, the washer fluid sensor has the...

Correction, the washer fluid sensor has the dangly bit. If I remember right, the coolant sensor has a float deal around it, make sure it's clean and not getting hung up.
Go to realoem.com and enter...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-01-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By woodenbmw
The coolant sensor has a dangly bit on one side,...

The coolant sensor has a dangly bit on one side, it should be facing the bottom of the tank.

Don't know the cost of new wires, never paid anyone to do that before...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 681
Posted By woodenbmw
Mojo, don't let the apartment thing stop you. I...

Mojo, don't let the apartment thing stop you. I live in an apartment myself and I have done tons of work on my car right in the parking lot. From oil changes to a complete suspension overhaul. I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 681
Posted By woodenbmw
How do the e36 injectors affect performance...

How do the e36 injectors affect performance and/or mileage ? I have been thinking about going through my fuel system and freshen everything up.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By woodenbmw
FF was talking about testing the brake switch...

FF was talking about testing the brake switch with a test light.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By woodenbmw
Thanks for the clarification. I came to this...

Thanks for the clarification. I came to this forum for entertainment and information.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By woodenbmw
I thought all e30's were timed electronically.......

I thought all e30's were timed electronically....
If the timing belt slipped, wouldn't it have wreaked havoc on the valves ?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By woodenbmw
Have a close look at all of your wiring harness...

Have a close look at all of your wiring harness connections, look for signs of corrosion and overheating. I found my wiring to the fuel pump relay had melted together and for some strange reason had...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By woodenbmw
Looks incredible:thumbup::thumbup:

Looks incredible:thumbup::thumbup:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 681
Posted By woodenbmw
$1200... for 6 fuel injectors.... that's awfully...

$1200... for 6 fuel injectors.... that's awfully steep. You can find the injectors online for less than $200 brand new. I don't know what to say about the dead cylinder.
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