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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-16-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By john kaminski
Same problem occurs with the micro switch style...

Same problem occurs with the micro switch style that is located inside the door on the locking mechanism as it is on my 94 325i. It's a bit of a bear to get the mechanism out of the door interior but...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 832
Posted By john kaminski
You can test for battery drain by using the...

You can test for battery drain by using the positve pole in the engine compartment instead of the pole of the battery. This way no need to disconnect truck light and better yet you can watch the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-07-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By john kaminski
Had the same experience after changing the...

Had the same experience after changing the radiator. I finally just added coolent when cooled down till the level stabilized at the right level when cold. At least you know your system is holding...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-06-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By john kaminski
Oh crap oil drip from drain plug !

I'm sure none of you have done this - cheap out and use drain plug crush washer one time to many or even worse put the plug back in without the washer and then find a day or two later you have a slow...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By john kaminski
Fortunately my 94 doesn't have a chipped key so...

Fortunately my 94 doesn't have a chipped key so my local locksmith made me a spare for $25. Nothing really special about the key it'self. When you need it and don't have it $100 might seem like a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By john kaminski
Had about the same experience with upper radiator...

Had about the same experience with upper radiator hose connection breaking off. I never let the temp go above 3/4 and even managed to drive about 15 miles - drive / stop /cool down / drive etc. to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-18-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By john kaminski
Blown head gaskit ?

Blown head gaskit ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-13-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By john kaminski
"Effective gap range" Thats exactly whatI was...

"Effective gap range" Thats exactly whatI was trying to say in 30 words or more. Back in the late 60's 2 cycle snowmobile engines with points controlled ignition had an effective gap range of about...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By john kaminski
Spark Plug Gap - How Critical

I just replaced a set of Bosch plugs with uncertain miles with a set of the popular NGK - BKR6EK plugs and this got me to wondering just how close the gap really needs to be to the "recommended"...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-05-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By john kaminski
Man could use that on a bad hair day --- if I had...

Man could use that on a bad hair day --- if I had hair.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-05-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By john kaminski
Some one was VERY careless in handling hat...

Some one was VERY careless in handling hat radiator. Probably ok and you can use a pick or similar to carefully straighten the fins. no need to be too obsessive, just clean it up a bit.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-01-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,618
Posted By john kaminski
For a loose tip,just take it off and give it a...

For a loose tip,just take it off and give it a bit of a squeeze with the vice grips. By deforming it slightly you just made it a sort of self locking nut. Just squeeze it a bit down from the end you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-01-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,088
Posted By john kaminski
Plus that on rethreading the fan !

Plus that on rethreading the fan !
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-01-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,618
Posted By john kaminski
If anyone is interested I just ordered a set of 6...

If anyone is interested I just ordered a set of 6 NGK BKR6EK plugs from RockAuto -- $27 delivered ! Best price by far that I could find.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-29-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By john kaminski
I vote for the main fan failing. You can run an...

I vote for the main fan failing. You can run an E36 all day long with no fan at all if you keep moving along and are not in stop and go traffic - been there - done that.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-29-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By john kaminski
Never had such a problem getting my drive shaft...

Never had such a problem getting my drive shaft "stretched" to easily mate up to the flex disc. Suggest you go back and free up the drive shaft slip joint so that it easily slides forward to the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,078
Posted By john kaminski
Hey hanz, per my earlier post do you see any...

Hey hanz, per my earlier post do you see any problem just slicing the wires from the old CPS to the new one to avoid the hassel of fumbling under the manifold with the connector ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,078
Posted By john kaminski
Maybe an obvious answer but if the wiring...

Maybe an obvious answer but if the wiring connector under the manifold is such a PITA why can't you just cut the wire at the old sensor and splice it to the new cps so you don't have to mess with the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-14-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By john kaminski
Air Bubble ?

Had the radiator neck break off - 1994 325i -- 94,000 miles. Yeh was getting to the rad replacement- tomorrow. So replaced with OEM from Pelican and chased a leak for a week or so, thinking expansion...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By john kaminski
They are supposed to pull right out but I could...

They are supposed to pull right out but I could not get mine to release. Hope you have better luck.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By john kaminski
Put your pasenger on a diet.

Put your pasenger on a diet.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By john kaminski
At times I've have a similar knocking noise from...

At times I've have a similar knocking noise from the same area - 94 325i but it goes away after running a bit or revving a couple of times. Kind of like needs to get the oil pressure up after sitting...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By john kaminski
In my opinion there is nothing wrong using...

In my opinion there is nothing wrong using WalMart brand Super Tech full synthetic oil. I've used it for years in turbo and non turbo engines with no problems.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By john kaminski
Thanks DC. Yes I will want hang around , always...

Thanks DC. Yes I will want hang around , always some thing to learn and great fun. I will be putting the old girl right - parts on order- and have a guy always asking when he can buy her. Only...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By john kaminski
Big Trouble

Well I blew it ! Was going to replace my radiator - 94, 325i , 91,000 miles this summer but just didn't get to it yet and bang the top radiator hose connection broke while on the road with the wife....
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