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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-31-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By hiroshima
When I was in school the only car I had was a 91...

When I was in school the only car I had was a 91 240sx with a built ls1. I never missed a day. Never wrecked... My tires probably have 25% tread now, so I'm thinking that's the problem. Plus its an...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-31-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By hiroshima
It has a 1 year warranty. They swapped it out, no...

It has a 1 year warranty. They swapped it out, no questions asked. It was an airtex from advance. I honestly think it was only the hose, but I already ordered the pump, I wanted to be sure. I almost...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-31-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By hiroshima
Ok, I checked fuel pressure. Not enough. I don't...

Ok, I checked fuel pressure. Not enough. I don't recall exactly what it was, somewhere around 20 psi. I ordered a new pump. I pulled the old pump. The hose between the pump and sending unit had...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By hiroshima
Ok. The fuel filter did not help. It does seem...

Ok. The fuel filter did not help. It does seem like it is not getting fuel. I will try to get a fuel pressure reading tomorrow.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By hiroshima
Any ideas? Anyone? I would like to go see my...

Any ideas? Anyone? I would like to go see my daughter for Christmas, but an undriveable car kinda makes that difficult... What should I check first? Fuel pressure? Change fuel filter? Please help?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-22-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By hiroshima
barely running

Ok for starters the car is a 93 325is automatic with just over 150k. Yesterday I went to start the car to leave work and the fuel pump was out. Checked voltage at the pump, 12. something. Ok, bad...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-19-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By hiroshima
Insurance companies have been holding body shops...

Insurance companies have been holding body shops around $45 an hour for years. They can charge what tgey want to cash customers, but most I've worked at or dealt with don't stray far from that.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-18-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By hiroshima
Labor is cheaper at a body shop plus they take...

Labor is cheaper at a body shop plus they take doors apart and put them back together all day. Plus they usually have the door panel clips in stock.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By hiroshima
is there anyone around pittsburgh pa?

This is my first BMW and the first e36 that I've driven. I've driven a few 5 and 7 series, and my 325is feels sluggish to me. If there is anyone with a good running e36 around Pittsburgh that would...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-13-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By hiroshima
I read that one. I was wondering if there was any...

I read that one. I was wondering if there was any correlation between the mpg guage not working and the 1222 code. I figured if it was vacum operated then it may be leaking and causing the engine to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-13-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By hiroshima
mil. code 1222

I'm sure this has been covered numerous times, the searching I've found has pointed to looking for a vacum leak. My question being, is the mpg guage vacum operated? My girlfriend took my car to work...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-08-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By hiroshima
It's a coupe. I will definitely post pics and...

It's a coupe. I will definitely post pics and what steps I take. As a body man I have access to some of the best adhesives in the world. (yes I am a body man and a mechanic and I am actually very...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 3,180,791
Posted By hiroshima
Damn muffler bearings anyway...

Damn muffler bearings anyway...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 3,180,791
Posted By hiroshima
That would be nice... But my BMW is automatic,...

That would be nice... But my BMW is automatic, and my Subaru is a 5 speed. It's a dog though. You have to really wind it out just to merge on the highway. The bimmer isn't exactly a screamer either...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 103,537
Views: 3,180,791
Posted By hiroshima
My girlfriend wrecked my Subaru. She has now...

My girlfriend wrecked my Subaru. She has now confiscated my BMW. Fixing the subie this weekend, then I have to explain why all wheel drive is better for lovely Pennsylvania winters... Again.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By hiroshima
I may not be a BMW vet, but I am a mechanic. A...

I may not be a BMW vet, but I am a mechanic. A BMW is an expensive car to fix, it is a very expensive car to have fixed. Nothing is more expensive than a cheap BMW, or so I've heard... The plus side...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-04-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By hiroshima
I have grey door panels (that are loose and have...

I have grey door panels (that are loose and have random screws in them) and a tan and brown interior. I have to do something. Even if I have to pull all the upholstery off and then body filler and...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-04-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By hiroshima
Damn. That has to be insanely loud. Not exactly...

Damn. That has to be insanely loud. Not exactly what I was looking for, but it did give me an idea on what to do. My door panels are the wrong color anyway, so I will fill the holes for the stock...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-03-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By hiroshima
door speakers

I just bought a 93 325is (my first BMW) is did not come with any of the speakers in the door panels. If my search gleamed the correct information, there should be a 3.5" midrange speaker and a 1"...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-03-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By hiroshima
What I was referring to was the fact that he was...

What I was referring to was the fact that he was saying he had no provision on the new block to run is original windage tray, as the the replacement engine has its windage tray in the oil pan and he...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-03-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By hiroshima
A windage tray will not only keep your crankshaft...

A windage tray will not only keep your crankshaft from dipping into your oil at high rpm (causing parasitic drag and foaming your oil, which in some engines can cause cavitation and therfore oil...
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-02-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By hiroshima
first bmw...

Hello. I've been eyeing BMW 7 series for years now, but I've never been able to find a clean v8 or v12 cat without transmission problems for a decent price. Nothing has changed there. I recently...
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