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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-25-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By E30 hobby car
Thanks horn hospital. Previously that was...

Thanks horn hospital.

Previously that was an issue. We now have strong, consistent fuel pressure.

We dropped the exhaust system and the car is back to 100%.

So it's an aftermarket cat and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-21-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By E30 hobby car
How fast can a filter get clogged? A New...

How fast can a filter get clogged?

A New filter was replaced prior to the pump being replaced. it was only when they swapped the pump that the power came back, only temporary of course.

Makes...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-21-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By E30 hobby car
the Saga Continues. The old pump seemed to...

the Saga Continues.

The old pump seemed to fix things temporarily. the car had power, but only 85%. but enough to drive and enjoy.

Slowly the car lost power again. Now maybe 40 to 50% power...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-25-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By E30 hobby car
update: The tank turns out to be clean....

update:

The tank turns out to be clean. although, we did find the problem.

turns out the brand new bosch fuel pump i installed was faulty. it was the source of the buzz/whine. it was also...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-02-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By E30 hobby car
the shop keeps telling me that isnt the issue....

the shop keeps telling me that isnt the issue. (the tank being debris filled).


it is the original tank. it must be full of debris.

He changed the fuel filter and said it was full of debris,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-02-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By E30 hobby car
This was my original thought. (after research) ...

This was my original thought. (after research)

so, i had the AUX pump changed to try to eliminate the "buzzing". I was told that the pump pick up came up clean.

So, even though some debris...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-02-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By E30 hobby car
update: Seems as if further analysis reveals...

update:

Seems as if further analysis reveals that over time my fuel pressure is dropping.

Replace the fuel filter. The main fuel pump was brand new last year. makes a loud buzzing noise...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-14-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By E30 hobby car
guys... some one must have had this issue..

guys... some one must have had this issue..
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-13-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By E30 hobby car
any resolution on this?

any resolution on this?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-12-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By E30 hobby car
power loss, tried EVERYTHING!

Guys,


I am sorry for starting a new thread, it really is that important.

So.


Symptoms:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-08-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,484
Posted By E30 hobby car
I replaced the fuel pressure regulator last night...

I replaced the fuel pressure regulator last night and it did not help.

I appreciate everyone's input.

I will follow your lead and pull the pump and clean out the tank.

Is there a way to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-07-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,484
Posted By E30 hobby car
horn hospital to the rescue again. the idea...

horn hospital to the rescue again.

the idea of debris in the tank is a solid lead. I am being lazy and dont want that to be the problem as the FPR is so easy to replace.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-07-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,484
Posted By E30 hobby car
i dont think it is the gas or the filter. ...

i dont think it is the gas or the filter.

once you turn off the car, turn it back on it fixes the issue. bad gas is bad gas, it doesn't get worse after you run it for a few mins.

Its not bad...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-07-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,484
Posted By E30 hobby car
the fuel filter is 2 years old. gas was...

the fuel filter is 2 years old.

gas was brand new. no water in the tank. car is also garage kept and not driven in the rain.

debris in the tank is likely and i cant test as you suggested...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-07-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,484
Posted By E30 hobby car
my issue of bogging is similar, however, more...

my issue of bogging is similar, however, more significant. (1985 325E auto)

back story:
I have a whining fuel pump, replaced it with a brand new one, got worse. replaced the auxiliary pump in...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-29-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By E30 hobby car
smoke, and idle.

Hey guys,

my car is now off the road for winter but its timely because it just made it to the end of the season before having this issue.

with in 2 weeks the car developed a rough idle, at...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-05-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By E30 hobby car
oil smell through air system

Hey guys,

My car is blowing a smell through my air system. oil? exhaust?

I replaced the valuve cover gasket and it still smells.

Would a new filter help?

what are the steps to diagnose...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-27-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By E30 hobby car
high temperature issues

Hey guys,

I have been trying to diagnose the source of my high temperatures.

2004 325I wagon.

i had coolant "puke" all over my driveway. I replaced the overflow tank as there was some...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-17-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By E30 hobby car
overheating issue

Hey guys,

seem to have a problem. My 325i wagon puked coolant all over the drive way the other day. Replaced the reservoir as it was cracked. Replaced the bleeder screw as it was cracked.

Car...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By E30 hobby car
I should note. My goal is to make it as quiet as...

I should note. My goal is to make it as quiet as possible. Mine is a 325e. Not fast. Not tring to be fast. Just want it to be pretty and ultra quiet.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By E30 hobby car
It is a brand new pump. I should clarify,...

It is a brand new pump. I should clarify, external pump. What do the dampers do anyway? If they are deleted them it gets worse? Or should they be replaced?

I have heard some where that it may be...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By E30 hobby car
fuel pump whine

Hello All,

My pump whines. loudly. bad enough that i purchased a brand new pump and just finished installing it.

The old mount is broken off so i installed the new rubber "bumper" and zip tied...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By E30 hobby car
good tip Tommy. Thank you while i was...

good tip Tommy.

Thank you

while i was searching i came across this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB1bZ4E_6MM

Be warned that there is alot of swearing but it was a good walk...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By E30 hobby car
intake boot and hose elbow

I purchased replacement intake rubber boot and the hose elbow as they have dried out and are causing a vaccum leak.

The upper boot is simple to remove, but i was wondering if any of you have...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 04-09-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By E30 hobby car
this pump has 2 ports. it also does not have any...

this pump has 2 ports. it also does not have any rivets. I am unsure as to how it is put together.
I have been told to expect excessive rust, probably from a faulty check value.

either way i...
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