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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By woodenbmw
My best guess, from what I understand, would be a...

My best guess, from what I understand, would be a blockage, is there any fluid in the brake caliper ?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By woodenbmw
Did you remove the bleed screws to check if they...

Did you remove the bleed screws to check if they were clogged ? If you pull one out and the brake fluid starts to flow, you're going to have to either clean the bleed screws or get some new ones. If...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By woodenbmw
Btw I turned the drill bit by hand, I didn't want...

Btw I turned the drill bit by hand, I didn't want to go too far using a drill
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-26-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By woodenbmw
I used a very small drill bit to clean out the...

I used a very small drill bit to clean out the dirt and other crud that was blocking my bleed screws, good as new and covered by caps from that day forward
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By woodenbmw
Do a search on this forum for cleaning and...

Do a search on this forum for cleaning and testing the idle air control valve before replacing it, that thing is expensive...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-19-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By woodenbmw
I would recommend replacing the brake fluid with...

I would recommend replacing the brake fluid with a fresh bottle of DOT4. Depending on how long you've had that bottle of Valvoline, it may have begun to break down. Just my opinion...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-17-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By woodenbmw
I usually do pairs whenever I work on brakes,...

I usually do pairs whenever I work on brakes, suspension, or steering. I also am usually strictly budgeted when replacing parts, my answer has been rockauto.com. The only trouble I have had came from...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-16-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By woodenbmw
Have you pulled out the speedometer itself and...

Have you pulled out the speedometer itself and checked for bad contacts or loose solder ?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-16-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By woodenbmw
I will keep this in mind from now on. Thanks...

I will keep this in mind from now on. Thanks Mark, good info
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By woodenbmw
I change my oil the lazy way, I park with one of...

I change my oil the lazy way, I park with one of the front wheels on the curb. Gives me plenty of room
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By woodenbmw
Had I seen that picture, I'd respectfully...

Had I seen that picture, I'd respectfully disagree with me too. I didn't see that pic until you posted it...for some reason I can't follow that link. Nevertheless, good catch hh
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By woodenbmw
Skip the wd40 and get a can of pblaster or...

Skip the wd40 and get a can of pblaster or similar penetrating oil. If you're having trouble getting the bolts to turn, spray them liberally with the penetrating oil and give it a couple of hours to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By woodenbmw
Your sway bar link looks fine to me, I would...

Your sway bar link looks fine to me, I would recommend replacing that outer tie rod end though. Once you have it off the steering knuckle, check the inner tie rod end for excessive play. I didn't...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By woodenbmw
Yes, you're going to remove both the rear shock...

Yes, you're going to remove both the rear shock and mount. It makes it much easier to replace the mounts this way. The only bolts you'll have to remove from under the car is the 19mm that holds the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-12-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,320
Posted By woodenbmw
At least you got the door to open.

At least you got the door to open.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-09-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By woodenbmw
Bigboi, thank you for your explanation, I'm sure...

Bigboi, thank you for your explanation, I'm sure it will help me and others in the future. I thought by jumping the solenoid, it would show that the solenoid was operational. Looks like I'm wrong,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-08-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By woodenbmw
Op stated that he's been jumping the solenoid to...

Op stated that he's been jumping the solenoid to get it started as well, that's why I suspect the ignition switch or relay may be shorting out.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-06-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By woodenbmw
No 320's here in the States, mostly 318's and...

No 320's here in the States, mostly 318's and 325's.
I might be wrong, but I wouldn't think there are that many differences in the basic workings of your e30 and ours. We can't provide you with...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-05-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By woodenbmw
My first guess would be the ignition switch or...

My first guess would be the ignition switch or relay.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-03-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By woodenbmw
Bought a full set from Firestone, no problem...

Bought a full set from Firestone, no problem finding them. Paid a little under $400 for the tires and alignment.

On another note, the manufacturer sticker inside the drivers side door...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-02-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By woodenbmw
195/65 r14

195/65 r14
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-27-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By woodenbmw
I had a sometimes working speedometer also, after...

I had a sometimes working speedometer also, after checking out the speed sensor and wiring, SI board, and various ground points, I found out that the solder connections had come loose. A bit of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-26-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By woodenbmw
I think a little bit of new thread on the old...

I think a little bit of new thread on the old seams should suffice.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By woodenbmw
My speedometer had stopped working also, all of...

My speedometer had stopped working also, all of the other gauges were working, odometer included, as well as the lights. After checking the speed sensor and pretty much everything else, I took a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By woodenbmw
The best way to upgrade your brakes, in my...

The best way to upgrade your brakes, in my opinion, would be to use the stock parts (rotors, pads, flexible lines) and don't forget to change the brake fluid. More like a refreshing than an upgrade....
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