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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
I can't wait, especially after this nasty winter...

I can't wait, especially after this nasty winter that won't quit. According to Environment Canada, it has been the coldest in 20 years.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-03-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Here is another picture <a...

Here is another picture
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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-27-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 138,327
Posted By Smoothops
I pulled the wheel, looked around, nothing looks...

I pulled the wheel, looked around, nothing looks worn or broken, no wear marks visible. I could not take a good visual of the RTAB though. The whole area looks like is has not been worked on for a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks for the compliment Time2Fly, my back (and...

Thanks for the compliment Time2Fly, my back (and the rest of me) really appreciate it. I'll post some more pics, now that I know how to link them from the bucket. By the way, I've been eyeballing...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
I spent some time at the garage, the new shocks...

I spent some time at the garage, the new shocks are Stagg brand, I wander if they're good. The front suspension arms are new, so are the front suspension bushings. The stabilizer links were not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-25-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Thanks Horn, it is good to hear that my new...

Thanks Horn, it is good to hear that my new shocks will do. They were supposed to be a little bit stiffer than the standard shocks. I took the car out for a block spin and it felt funny, as if it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-24-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 138,327
Posted By Smoothops
I got a very consistent clink coming out of the...

I got a very consistent clink coming out of the right rear shock area. Happens as i go over bumps or holes. Shock mount is fine, shock is new.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
What happened guys, why did you go cold on me?...

What happened guys, why did you go cold on me? Was it my location? any Canuck that would like to help?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-23-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Forgot to add, the rear shocks were good, I ran...

Forgot to add, the rear shocks were good, I ran the part number that was stamped on them and it is a part number for a sports suspension. They are Monroe shocks. However, judging by the height of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-23-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Good idea, I will run the VIN and see. I'm in...

Good idea, I will run the VIN and see. I'm in Canada and uphere finding a good shell is challenging to say the least. I'd jump at yours in a heartbeat if it was nearby. EDIT: I just browsed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-23-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
The rear clunk was there before the new shocks,...

The rear clunk was there before the new shocks, perhaps the front too, but I only drove the car for one hour in the highway when I bought it. The clunks happen when I go through a bump or a hole....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-22-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Sorry Man, my cheerios were fuming, as you...

Sorry Man, my cheerios were fuming, as you probably have had yours while dealing with BMW issues in the past. I bought this car late last summer and it has been a lot of work. Floors had rust holes...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-21-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Smoothops
I agree Zombie, our cars are different, to say...

I agree Zombie, our cars are different, to say the least. I just wander how BMW did not use color or shape coding for the connectors. There are plenty of sensors to get confused. I can imagine on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-21-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
If you don't have anything good to contribute, it...

If you don't have anything good to contribute, it is indeed time to fly.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Smoothops
Indeed Zombie, we get so preoccupied with the...

Indeed Zombie, we get so preoccupied with the complex stuff that it is the simple stuff that kills us. In my case, the connectors for oil temp sensor and the coolant temp sensor were switched. The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-19-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
OK, Looks like this issue has been resolved. ...

OK, Looks like this issue has been resolved. Today I took the intake manifold out, pulled out the squid to inspect the connectors, as I had noticed that the one connected to the coolant temp sensor...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-18-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Smoothops
Just came back from the garage. The good news is...

Just came back from the garage. The good news is that the battery disconnect for 3 hours worked. The engine lights are GONE!!!...... The bad news is that the car is now idling at 3000 RPM's. It...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-18-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Smoothops
The idea is in the forums, disconnect the...

The idea is in the forums, disconnect the negative, then connect only the negative lead to the positive wire, making sure the negative post of the battery does not come in contact with the jumper. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-18-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Hey Hornhospital, I replaced the last of the 4...

Hey Hornhospital, I replaced the last of the 4 temp sensors and I'm still getting the same engine light, same code. I'm really disappointed, perhaps I should sell and look for another car. I will...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 01-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Smoothops
I finally got around to install the correct temp...

I finally got around to install the correct temp sensor on the m42. Took the manifold out, replaced the coolant pipe while at it ect. The pervasive engine light is still on, 1223 code again. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Need a little help please. Spring is coming

Need a little help please. Spring is coming
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-02-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Smoothops
wow, not one reply since last July. Is this part...

wow, not one reply since last July. Is this part of the BMW ownership experience? Thumbs down on that
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Hi HH, thanks for your attention. Would the...

Hi HH, thanks for your attention. Would the shorter springs make a difference when used with regular shocks?. I noticed that the car sits sort of low, but as I'm not familiar with them, I don't...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,100
Posted By Smoothops
Winter in Canada. Eidelweiss is asleep in the...

Winter in Canada. Eidelweiss is asleep in the garage, awaiting the spring to be put on the road. Before the winter came, I took the car for the first spin since all the work was completed. I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-15-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18,184
Views: 1,999,456
Posted By Smoothops
Hi Canada, I'm in Eastern Ontario

Hi Canada, I'm in Eastern Ontario
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