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Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-14-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Xerxes
By the way, mine does it once a day, right as it...

By the way, mine does it once a day, right as it warms up for the first time, then it idles rough, hesitates and vibrates (misfire) free revving or under load, then it stops acting up and runs fine...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-14-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Xerxes
So I have a similar issue, 93 525i, with a manual...

So I have a similar issue, 93 525i, with a manual transmission. Interestingly the problem first arose when the engine was in a 96 325i, I swapped the motor into the 525 and it still has the same...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-03-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Xerxes
Sorry about being in the wrong place, can't...

Sorry about being in the wrong place, can't figure out how to move it on my iPhone, and it is my only computer. Just for future reference, how do you post on the classifieds from an iPhone?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-03-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By Xerxes
96 e36 auto transmission for sale

I'm disassembling my e36 and have parts I don't need, the transmission worked fine before the wreck and drove (at low speeds) fine after the wreck, I only drove it onto a trailer and reversed it into...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 11-04-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By Xerxes
Well, I'm finally able to move both cars to their...

Well, I'm finally able to move both cars to their new home, a friends garage, where I will do the engine swap so the 525i will be back on the road. This way I'll have the car back and I can take my...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-29-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By Xerxes
I don't know if I can put the Somender groove on...

I don't know if I can put the Somender groove on a BMW head, the groove requires a "squish" pad and BMW's (to the best of my knowledge) don't have that. I might put McFarland dimples in the head but...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-27-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By Xerxes
I hadn't heard of it, the last few years I've...

I hadn't heard of it, the last few years I've been working on 4x4's and nobody had mentioned this particular modification. It seems similar to "rifling" your intake ports or the intake valves that...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-27-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By Xerxes
I have not grooved the cylinder wall before, I...

I have not grooved the cylinder wall before, I had a 67 VW fastback with an AP race case, Berg counterbalanced crank, oversize jugs, etc, etc, and sucked a valve while drag racing (20 years ago), I...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-25-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By Xerxes
Well I floated the valves when I missed the...

Well I floated the valves when I missed the shift, not badly (a relative term), so I'm taking the head off and then I'll know if I need new pistons or not. Depending on what how bad it is I'll either...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-24-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By Xerxes
Not a bad coil, I'm thinking maybe a fuel...

Not a bad coil, I'm thinking maybe a fuel injector or plug.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 09-24-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,754
Posted By Xerxes
93 525i M-50 vanos misfire

I took the car to a track day and drove it pretty hard for about 15 minutes straight. When I pulled off the track the car has a misfire. I'm going to switch the coil packs (as I have a spare set) and...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-22-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,844
Posted By Xerxes
That type of fuel connector uses "banjo" bolts,...

That type of fuel connector uses "banjo" bolts, they are hollow and have holes drilled in them so fluid can pass through them. Since you are having trouble re-threading the bolt I would first make...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-17-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,233
Posted By Xerxes
I had a similar experience in my 81 323i, on my...

I had a similar experience in my 81 323i, on my car it was the clutch slave cylander. The pushrod was able to deflect at a 60 degree angle, of you pull the slave cylander out (you don't even have to...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-17-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,725
Posted By Xerxes
A flat blade screwdriver and a needle nose plier...

A flat blade screwdriver and a needle nose plier is all you need to pull the cotter pin, just straighten the pin as much as possible then pull it out, sometimes you have to pry to get it started...
Forum: General BMW 09-02-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,183
Posted By Xerxes
I'd say e34 525i from 93-95, they had the m50tu...

I'd say e34 525i from 93-95, they had the m50tu but still lacked most of the electrical niceties that break. I have a 93 with 180,000 miles on it and all I've had to replace was the water-pump...
Forum: General BMW 09-02-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Xerxes
I don't know much about the abs, but on my 96...

I don't know much about the abs, but on my 96 318ti it was one of the wires to the sensor had broken inside the insulation, so check that you have continuity on all your wiring.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-15-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,983
Posted By Xerxes
I'd check your fuel pressure at the top, it's...

I'd check your fuel pressure at the top, it's possible debris entered the fuel system and is restricting flow. It is also possible to have gotten a bad fuel pump, I've purchased a new fuel pump that...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-15-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,297
Posted By Xerxes
Upon looking at the m44 engine (in my 318ti) and...

Upon looking at the m44 engine (in my 318ti) and looking at the old 245 getrag transmission I still have, you would have to use an e36 transmission as well. This causes problems for your speedometer,...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,297
Posted By Xerxes
I'm assuming you have the 320i (4 cylander)...

I'm assuming you have the 320i (4 cylander) motor, you might want to look at the m44 motor, it was used in the e36 318i. They produced 142hp and you don't have to do any major modifications (I...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-02-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,779
Posted By Xerxes
Not yet, I have to build a garage first.

Not yet, I have to build a garage first.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-01-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,421
Posted By Xerxes
You said 320/6 right? Very similar to the 323i,...

You said 320/6 right? Very similar to the 323i, the top two engine to transmission bolts are real buggers to get too, I had to use 3 one foot extensions with wobblies to reach them, if you remove the...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 08-01-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,216
Posted By Xerxes
The transmission bolts right up, the problem is...

The transmission bolts right up, the problem is the e-30 had an electronic speedometer that reads off the rear differential, so the e-30 transmission doesn't have the speedometer cable drive off the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-25-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By Xerxes
As to what Amsoil products to use the Amsoil...

As to what Amsoil products to use the Amsoil website has a list, it shows both stock fluids as well as Amsoil replacements for the climate you live in.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 04-15-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,779
Posted By Xerxes
323i m-50 conversion

I have an 81 323i and a wrecked 95 325i, I'm going to swap the motor and electrical system, and I was thinking I'd run an early e30 five speed (the one with a 0.81:1 fifth gear) and an e34 rear...
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