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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,044
Posted By JayMac
Fell your pain. Crappy wrenching is what led me...

Fell your pain. Crappy wrenching is what led me to learn to do as much as I can myself. That is why a good mechanic is worth their weight in gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,044
Posted By JayMac
Out of curiosity did the original shop see your...

Out of curiosity did the original shop see your video and explain where they marked your drive shaft? I thought you stated that they said they did. You might ask them to pick up all or some of your...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-11-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,044
Posted By JayMac
Got it, thank you!

Got it, thank you!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,044
Posted By JayMac
dc, is it normal for that brace to move like...

dc, is it normal for that brace to move like that? Does it absorb shock or what is the purposes of it being so loose in there?

Reagan, call around to a local speed shop or machine shop and ask if...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-11-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,044
Posted By JayMac
I have never had to mess with the center support...

I have never had to mess with the center support but I can't believe you can move it that easily. Could be designed that way but it would certainly make you think that if there was anything out of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By JayMac
If you think it is tree sap do a search of what...

If you think it is tree sap do a search of what dilutes that. Maybe even tapping on it up from the inside and down for the outside. If it is toast I have a complete cartridge you can have but you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By JayMac
All the electrical diagrams will be in the...

All the electrical diagrams will be in the Bentley. I think you have one on charging sustem that at least should give you a map of where to look.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By JayMac
Did you try to hand crank it?

Did you try to hand crank it?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-08-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
Most of the coolant is in the head and block....

Most of the coolant is in the head and block. Unless you pulled the plug which is behind you exhaust manifold there was probably some coolant still in there. For the shorting you can use a paper...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-04-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,044
Posted By JayMac
I agree with Horn. There is only so much that can...

I agree with Horn. There is only so much that can vibrate under there. It does not take much to make it feel like the car is going to come apart. From the info I was able to gather by doing a basic...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-03-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,044
Posted By JayMac
Have you had him ride with you so you are both...

Have you had him ride with you so you are both talking apples to apples? Did he take the drive shaft apart? If so ask him to show you where he marked it? If he can't ask him how he got it back...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
Ah, yeah. It's not supposed to look like that.

Ah, yeah. It's not supposed to look like that.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
Good news! Quality time with the son is an added...

Good news! Quality time with the son is an added bonus. I picked up an e36 for my son 5 3 years back. Replaced everything I could think of with the help of the forums and a Bentley manual. Very...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-01-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
I agree. Easy job. Hardest part for me is...

I agree. Easy job. Hardest part for me is re-threading the fan.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
Sounds like you are on it. Good news on the head!

Sounds like you are on it. Good news on the head!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-31-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By JayMac
When was the disc last replaced. Once they wear...

When was the disc last replaced. Once they wear to a point you are all done. Could be worn out also.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-29-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 299
Posted By JayMac
No worries, I am living a lifetime of ignorance....

No worries, I am living a lifetime of ignorance. Good info but I think this is more a function of them taking metal out of the cars over the years. I would look to the adhesive holding the panel,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-29-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 299
Posted By JayMac
Curious as to how it is structural? Seen this...

Curious as to how it is structural? Seen this posted all over the place. Not sayin it is BS just don't understand, is it the seal? Zup?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-29-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 299
Posted By JayMac
$150??????!!!!! I am going out to the garage with...

$150??????!!!!! I am going out to the garage with a hammer right now to finish this thing off just to get one at that price!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
I had three of these at one time. One bled with...

I had three of these at one time. One bled with no issues every time. One was a little finicky and the third, my son's is just ridiculous even with all the care to bleed the system. Coolant goes to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
I had one overheat on my wife. Went and got the...

I had one overheat on my wife. Went and got the car. Filled it up drove it home 20 miles. Next day started car drove it 5 miles and all of a sudden steam out the tail pipe. Head cracked in two. You...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
I have never seen what one looks like but could...

I have never seen what one looks like but could have a collapsed hose also. If the head is intact, shouldn't take too much work to get this sorted as most is good maintenance anyway.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
First, its not the head gasket, the whole head...

First, its not the head gasket, the whole head cracks.

Water pump and temp are a good start but I would want to find out what caused this first. A common issues is the cap to the overflow tank...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
Top hose is the one that feed the radiator. It is...

Top hose is the one that feed the radiator. It is after the thermostat so that is open or you wound not get temp there. Most therms if overheated will fail in the open position. I would be concerned...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 917
Posted By JayMac
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