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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-26-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By woodenbmw
The easiest way to tell, imo, is by looking at...

The easiest way to tell, imo, is by looking at the valves. The old r12 systems have threads on the outer side, whereas the newer r-134a systems have the threads on the inner side of the valve.
How...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-26-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By woodenbmw
The hole is located on the bottom of the housing ...

The hole is located on the bottom of the housing

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-08-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By woodenbmw
Sounds about right to me... 1987 325e sedan...

Sounds about right to me...

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By woodenbmw
Western Australia prices lol. Looks great though ...

Western Australia prices lol. Looks great though

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-05-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By woodenbmw
Suspension bushings sounds like a reasonable...

Suspension bushings sounds like a reasonable culprit. Look on realoem.com for an exploded view of your suspension and part numbers. I use it as a guide to show me what should be where

1987 325e...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-04-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 475
Posted By woodenbmw
Sounds about right, call a few different places...

Sounds about right, call a few different places to get a ball park price. Don't be afraid to ask any questions you might have about why they charge whatever they do.

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-04-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By woodenbmw
Maybe those little batteries in the SI board are...

Maybe those little batteries in the SI board are starting to die.

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By woodenbmw
Nope, he's talking about the dashboard...

Nope, he's talking about the dashboard lights....hence the title "E cluster"

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-22-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,646
Posted By woodenbmw
Look online for the e30 Electronic...

Look online for the e30 Electronic Troubleshooting Manual. There are plenty of links to download the proper manual for your vehicle.

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-21-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By woodenbmw
The safest way that I know of is to use a pair of...

The safest way that I know of is to use a pair of spring compressors and disassemble the strut tower. Take care to tighten and loosen them evenly to avoid them sliding. I hope this helps
There are...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By woodenbmw
When I got my car it still had the factory radio...

When I got my car it still had the factory radio in it, but I don't know the code to unlock it. I got a code from the local dealer and I still haven't been able to unlock it. So l just went ahead and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By woodenbmw
Have you looked in the electronic troubleshooting...

Have you looked in the electronic troubleshooting manual ? I'm almost certain the diagram for the gauge cluster is in there

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By woodenbmw
I don't think a new battery would do anything to...

I don't think a new battery would do anything to your idle. Check your fuses, one may have popped when they connected the positive lead. Realoem.com is a great source of information, it gives...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-10-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,133
Posted By woodenbmw
Use a test light to figure out what provides the...

Use a test light to figure out what provides the power. Back probe each wire until the light lights up. I hope this helps

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-10-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By woodenbmw
The hose is a vent tube that should be connected...

The hose is a vent tube that should be connected to the battery.

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-10-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By woodenbmw
Pelican auto parts has a license plate delete...

Pelican auto parts has a license plate delete available

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-02-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By woodenbmw
Be prepared to drop the exhaust to get in there...

Be prepared to drop the exhaust to get in there and take a good look. You're not going to see much if you don't.
But from what you're describing, I think that you should take a look at your...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-02-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By woodenbmw
Do you feel any kind of vibration associated with...

Do you feel any kind of vibration associated with the clunk ? If so, where do you feel the vibration ?

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-31-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By woodenbmw
You really can't put a price tag on peace of mind...

You really can't put a price tag on peace of mind

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By woodenbmw
Now you tell me lol 1987 325e sedan automatic

Now you tell me lol

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By woodenbmw
Please disregard my last post, I have finally...

Please disregard my last post, I have finally figured out what my problem was, Fuse #9, 15A . I'm having mixed emotions about finally figuring out what was wrong. I'm ecstatic to have her running...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By woodenbmw
I've had my multi meter for years and I still...

I've had my multi meter for years and I still haven't figured it all out lol. It just took me three weeks to figure out I had a blown fuse :what:

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By woodenbmw
Yup. I enjoy fixing my car, it gives me an...

Yup. I enjoy fixing my car, it gives me an opportunity to get under the car and really appreciate and understand the working parts better. Now if only I could wrap my head the electronic systems...
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By woodenbmw
Just to see if I can. I've done it with all of...

Just to see if I can. I've done it with all of the cars I've owned

1987 325e sedan automatic
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By woodenbmw
I guess I'll have to stick to power slides.:p ...

I guess I'll have to stick to power slides.:p

1987 325e sedan automatic
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