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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
I ordered a new injector but after 5 days it...

I ordered a new injector but after 5 days it still hasn't arrived.

I pulled the injectors, soaked/flushed them with kerosene and installed new seals. It looks like the kerosene has revived the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-05-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Today/Yesterday I performed a valve adjustment...

Today/Yesterday I performed a valve adjustment and replaced the following:

Plug Wires
In-Tank Fuel Pump+Sock
Air Filter
Fuel Filter
IAC Vacuum Line
Oil Filter
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-26-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
I loosened the mounts and jacked the engine by...

I loosened the mounts and jacked the engine by the a/c compressor. Space is very tight and the pan has to be wiggled/angled every few inches in just the right direction to get it free. I'd suggest...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-25-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Decided to hop on by and update this thread. ...

Decided to hop on by and update this thread.

The car now lives. I'm expecting to have her back on the road within the next week or so.

I've got it moving around the yard on its own power and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-30-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Greg Gordon has a good guide for Motronic Basic...

Greg Gordon has a good guide for Motronic Basic which applies to earlier E30s:

http://www.hiperformancestore.com/Motronic.htm
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-29-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,849
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Running with no cats can also make Your car...

Running with no cats can also make Your car produce some interesting smells. On the flip side of that coin I don't think E30's came with cats in europe.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-29-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
With a part as pricey as the fuel pump I would...

With a part as pricey as the fuel pump I would suggest confirming Your issue lies there before replacing it.

I'd start out with checking Your Coolant Temp Sensor and if the car refuses to start...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-28-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
$20 harbor freight fuel injection test kit and a...

$20 harbor freight fuel injection test kit and a pair of vice grips works too. Harbor freight kit comes with a fuel pressure gauge and fittings/tees. Pinching the return line with vice grips will...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
I've checked it in and out, the car itself...

I've checked it in and out, the car itself doesn't have a spot of rust or signs of water intrusion anywhere on it except for a small patch of surface rust on the outside of the trunk drain plug.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
I just want to shine it up, get her running and...

I just want to shine it up, get her running and iron all the kinks out with some shakedown time as a daily.

Once its actually running and I see what she needs I plan to pull the engine in there...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-25-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Still stuck with no spark. Without a scope I...

Still stuck with no spark. Without a scope I can't determine if the crank position sensor or DME is bad. Since the fuel injectors are clicking and the wiring checks out I'm putting my money on the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-17-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Update: CPS was completely shot... Swapped...

Update:

CPS was completely shot... Swapped it with Speed Sensor which ohmed out fine.
Swapped out Main Relay with known good one... still no spark

Pulled DME connector: CPS/Speed Sensor wiring...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Could have sworn I heard it clicking when I put a...

Could have sworn I heard it clicking when I put a 9v to it. Looks like I was wrong... this thing's dead as a door knob! :thumbup:

Lemme find a replacement, swap out the coil again and see what...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Heard it clicking when I put a 9v to it. Lemme...

Heard it clicking when I put a 9v to it. Lemme actually test it with a multimeter to be sure.

Just to double check... There is a box of three relays near the intake. Farthest left is drive relay,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
1985 325e 4DR. Got it at 80k miles, parked it...

1985 325e 4DR. Got it at 80k miles, parked it shortly after hitting 100k. Once I wash it its gonna shine up nice.

I probably should do a diesel flush... was checking the compression and I think...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Already thrown a fresh battery in. Getting...

Already thrown a fresh battery in. Getting exactly 12v to the coil.

Anyone have any clue what the resistance is supposed to be? I get ~8 KOhms from primary to secondary and 3 Ohms between the two...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
I've had great results with Meguiars Ultimate...

I've had great results with Meguiars Ultimate Compound. If it doesn't work You're going to need to wetsand or respray.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By Alfa Seltzer
Wake up!

My E30 has laid dormant for ~5 years due to title issues. Last week I decided to get things straightened out once and for all and now have a bonded title on its way. Now I just have to get her...
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