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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-24-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By austenjm90
I'll try my best to help you out, it's been...

I'll try my best to help you out, it's been awhile since I did this.
The switches I used are just 2 prong, the ground in the picture is just from an led i wired to each switch. Not necessary for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-24-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
I attached a photo that should help, if you...

I attached a photo that should help, if you google some basic automotive relay diagrams they should all be similar
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-21-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
Yes, that should work. The starter wire might not...

Yes, that should work. The starter wire might not be black/yellow on your car though
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-21-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
If you look at the drawing i posted a few posts...

If you look at the drawing i posted a few posts up, the relay is the box on the left. You only need the relay on the starter button. The purpose of having the relay is so that you can use a low...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-08-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
I cant remember off the top of my head what the...

I cant remember off the top of my head what the green/white wire goes to, but I can tell you how I hooked mine up. It's worked great so far!

I used two switches and a momentary push button. One...
Forum: Exterior 04-06-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By austenjm90
These will fit on a 91 e30 with plastic bumpers,...

These will fit on a 91 e30 with plastic bumpers, right?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-19-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By austenjm90
Nevermind, figured it out. Just looked at the...

Nevermind, figured it out. Just looked at the bottom of the block, it's kinda obvious
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-19-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By austenjm90
Oil pan is almost on, where are you guys putting...

Oil pan is almost on, where are you guys putting rtv? Ive got a metal/rubber gasket.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-16-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By austenjm90
Haha, yeeah. I can only hope, at least ill have a...

Haha, yeeah. I can only hope, at least ill have a better idea of what im doing
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-16-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By austenjm90
Oil pan is finally off!!! I think one of the...

Oil pan is finally off!!! I think one of the previous owners had to have hit something to knock the oil pan back. The new one should go in much easier.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-13-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By austenjm90
I was able to grind off one edge of a 10mm...

I was able to grind off one edge of a 10mm socket, so far its worked for one of the bolts...
Are these bolts absolutely necessary to put back in?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-12-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By austenjm90
Oil is already drained, ill try cranking it by...

Oil is already drained, ill try cranking it by hand tomorrow. If thats the edge of the flywheel it cant be good that the oil pan is pressed up against it right?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-12-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
wiring sketch

Heres a rough sketch of how I hooked it up. Connected the red 12v wire to one side of the acc and on switch. Other side of the acc switch is Violet, on switch is connected to both greens and the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-12-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By austenjm90
Oil pan bolts

Trying to drop the oil pan on my m50. Ive gotten every single bolt except the 2 behind the bellhousing between the transmission. Theyre pressed up against something and i cant get a socket to fit...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-07-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
Thanks for the help, i got it running. Whenever i...

Thanks for the help, i got it running. Whenever i get the chance ill post a wiring diagram of what i did for anyone to reference.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-04-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
I haven't had the car all that long so i'm not...

I haven't had the car all that long so i'm not sure as to the specifics on the ecu and wiring harness. Although I think i've got it figured out.
Brown/green and brown/red go to the seatbelt...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-03-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
The picture shows the leads off of the ignition...

The picture shows the leads off of the ignition switch for an e30 318is. The wires i havent identified are solid green, green w/ white stripe, violet, brown w/ red stripe, brown w/ blue, brown w/...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-02-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
Thanks, It's a 1991 318is. Yeah, I was able to...

Thanks, It's a 1991 318is.
Yeah, I was able to find a wiring diagram but it wasn't exactly the same
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-02-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,684
Posted By austenjm90
wiring ignition switches

I'm wiring the ignition on my 318is to some switches and need a little help on identifying the wires.
I know the red is hot all the time, Black is the starter? Violet is acc?
Heres a picture of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-24-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By austenjm90
Yeah, I pulled the intake manifold and for the...

Yeah, I pulled the intake manifold and for the most part it's coated in oil.
I was able to do this on my cherokee a while ago and it had a positive impact. Figured it couldn't hurt to do it on the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-23-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By austenjm90
M50 NV Catch Can

Hey, I've got an M50 nonvanos and I'm trying to figure out what lines to connect an oil catch can to.
http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/c/n/7.png
Is hose #5 supposed to be connected to the intake...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-06-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By austenjm90
Aux fan turns on with the ac, I'll probably wire...

Aux fan turns on with the ac, I'll probably wire a manual switch to that.
After looking I'm not sure if its an m42 radiator or not. It barely fits in the car and is currently not attached to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-05-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By austenjm90
Thanks for the quick replies! Yup, it...

Thanks for the quick replies!

Yup, it definitely looks like an m42 radiator.
It also looks like most of the ac components weren't carried over with the swap, missing the condenser and...
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-05-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By austenjm90
Haha, nah its a 2001 cherokee sport. Those old...

Haha, nah its a 2001 cherokee sport. Those old wagoneers are awesome though
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-05-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By austenjm90
M50 engine overheating

I'm new to bmws, just bought a 91 318is with an M50 engine. Im not sure if this should go in the e30 or e36 thread..
Driving it home it would overheat while idling. After doing some research I...
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