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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-19-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 268
Posted By 7pilot
Recheck this. the hose that comes off the...

Recheck this.
the hose that comes off the flange behind cylinder #6 should connect to the lower flange on the firewall...this is hot coolant coming out of the head.
The hose that runs along the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-13-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By 7pilot
checking for spark: 1, buy a Robert Bentley...

checking for spark:
1, buy a Robert Bentley service manual for the car.
this is the first tool for the DIYer.
it has test procedures, engine specs.
2, A compression test will point to troubled...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-12-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By 7pilot
Black smoke and a soot deposit at the tail pipe...

Black smoke and a soot deposit at the tail pipe means it is running too rich.
white smoke could be coolant exiting the exhaust via a bad head gasket.
white smoke continuously also could be that you...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-12-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By 7pilot
1,Filter clogging again from rust in the lines. ...

1,Filter clogging again from rust in the lines.
I had an E30 sit for a year while the engine was out for a rebuild. I got thru 4 filters and two pumps due to the white rust sediment in the tank....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-11-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By 7pilot
Spray some lube over the connector, so that you...

Spray some lube over the connector, so that you can unscrew the two pieces.
it would be an advantage to get it disconnected so that the connection pins can be cleaned up. sometimes, a poor...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-11-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By 7pilot
you may have to analyse the fuel scent. Is it...

you may have to analyse the fuel scent.
Is it raw fuel? or is it partially burnt fuel?
Is the smoke acrid and black? As opposed to light coloured.
If the smoke is black, the engine coolant temp...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-08-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By 7pilot
oil pressure switch. for the oil pressure...

oil pressure switch.
for the oil pressure warning light in the dash.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-04-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By 7pilot
1, change the fuel filter. 2, pull the pump and...

1, change the fuel filter.
2, pull the pump and check the screen at the base of the pump.
3, drain the fuel tank...4mm? Allen key to the plug on the right side of the tank.
if it still bogs then:...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-30-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 924
Posted By 7pilot
http://www.wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm ...

http://www.wedophones.com/BMWManualsLead.htm

for electrical info.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-30-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 924
Posted By 7pilot
what a little tank! That car has more history,...

what a little tank!
That car has more history, than the English Monarchy.
I would advise you to obtain a Robert Bentley repair manual for the E30 325.
Search on line for the ETK (electrical...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 01-18-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By 7pilot
Rust prone areas are 1, battery tray. clean...

Rust prone areas are
1, battery tray. clean with baking soda and add an acid neutralizing mat. also add battery vent tube(s) if absent.
2, Left front frame rail by the exhaust secondaries...Add...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-13-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By 7pilot
It is not as marked an improvement in initial...

It is not as marked an improvement in initial response as other E36 racks.(lower sneeze factor) Nowt wrong with it really.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-10-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By 7pilot
A few whacks with a fiber hammer, alternating...

A few whacks with a fiber hammer, alternating between the intake and exhaust sides of the cylinder head should break the adhesion of the gasket and the head locating dowels.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-09-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By 7pilot
Imo, No. Don't start it and let it idle. All...

Imo, No. Don't start it and let it idle.
All that does is create water that sits in the exhaust system and creates other acidic by- products of combustion that get in the oil and etch the bearings....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-08-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By 7pilot
Avoid the 1995 E36 rack. The others are fine. ...

Avoid the 1995 E36 rack. The others are fine.
You'll need to adjust the bends in the power steering hoses at the rack for fitment.
You'll need a pair of spacers above the replacement rack mounting...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-30-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By 7pilot
It would be ten minute job to replace the...

It would be ten minute job to replace the alternator.
The car would be worth much more if it could be driven off by the buyer.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-28-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By 7pilot
You are best off buying the best example you can...

You are best off buying the best example you can afford.
$5k is a risky area, imo.
you could get a nice one or you could get a polished Turd for that kind of money.
First decide if you can:
1,...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-05-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By 7pilot
In order to replace the clutch release bearing,...

In order to replace the clutch release bearing, the rear exhaust, the torque tube, and the gearbox must be removed.
Unless you are comfortable with the additional replacement costs of the friction...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-02-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,935
Posted By 7pilot
Is the steering rack available? m

Is the steering rack available?

m
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 08-13-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By 7pilot
First...patience will be required. You're going...

First...patience will be required.
You're going to have to buy a high quality penetrant like "kroil' and soak the bolts with it.
Also, I would suggest that you examine the frame rails higher up for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-31-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By 7pilot
new quality pump, and rest of fuel system in good...

new quality pump, and rest of fuel system in good order, you should hear a quiet hiss.
Whine sound indicates that the pump is straining, or worn out internally.
A whine after a brand new ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-02-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By 7pilot
Sounds like bad plug leads. From a similar...

Sounds like bad plug leads.
From a similar experience with an E30 M3.
Crap drivability when cold, then better running after 15-20 minutes of driving.
Don't rule out clogged injectors, and/or a...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1990) 04-07-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,298
Posted By 7pilot
First you locate the relevant sub forum. Then,...

First you locate the relevant sub forum.
Then, since you're looking at buying an old car...
1, decide if you are committed enough to either spend lots of money on maintenance and repairs via a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-02-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By 7pilot
This current blurb may be a joke, but it will...

This current blurb may be a joke, but it will become reality.
It already is a reality for certain BMW classics.

I have had an order for the rear trunk panel of my E30 M3 for 4 years.

m
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-03-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,642
Posted By 7pilot
Sounds like the rear U-joint of the driveshaft is...

Sounds like the rear U-joint of the driveshaft is worn out.
Replace driveshaft and guibo, but it is a classic symptom of failed U-Joint.
My 99 has the same symptoms. Just waiting to install a...
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