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Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
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: 252
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.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-10-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
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.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-09-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
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: 252
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: 401
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: 6
Views: 431
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: 801
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: 1,909
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: 634
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: 616
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: 468
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: 3,180
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: 664
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: 1,633
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...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-21-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By 7pilot
Ideally yes, and with the car in the air...

Ideally yes, and with the car in the air supported by jackstands or hydraulic lift, position the suspension bits at normal ride height(for the new C/o kit) and torque 'em down.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-20-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By 7pilot
the suspension/sway bar bushes are creaking. ...

the suspension/sway bar bushes are creaking.
The altered ride height via the coilovers is causing the chassis to torque the bushes out of their normal rest position.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-08-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By 7pilot
My example was an engine in top shape. Don't...

My example was an engine in top shape.
Don't know about yours so If you want to do your own work, get a Bentley Manual and a DVOM before you chase parts.
At any rate it seems to be a rev limiter...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-07-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By 7pilot
$$ on a compromised sensor. 3/8 drive ratchet,...

$$ on a compromised sensor.
3/8 drive ratchet, extension, 5mm 3/8 drive Allen tool.
pull each wheel and sensor.
Examine the sensor harnesses especially RF and clean and reinstall sensors.
If the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-07-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By 7pilot
I ran into this problem with an E30 M3 It...

I ran into this problem with an E30 M3
It could sometimes be revved above 1500 in idle (accelerating the reciprocating mass but ignition was not keeping up)
It would hit a hard cut off at 1500...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 10-20-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,214
Posted By 7pilot
I think you may want to search for this car on...

I think you may want to search for this car on other BMW forums..
There has been a bit of debate regarding the provenance of the car.
Caveat Emptor.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-16-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By 7pilot
Who are you running with? The conversion to a...

Who are you running with?
The conversion to a DOHC six is going to class you in with modifieds if you run with the SCCA.
The Modifieds weigh around 1300Lb roughly with almost unlimited power, aero,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-12-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By 7pilot
Recheck the wiring to the starter. Sounds like...

Recheck the wiring to the starter.
Sounds like a miswired/bodged unloader relay circuit.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-11-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By 7pilot
Unless you are mechanically inclined and willing...

Unless you are mechanically inclined and willing to tinker, I would avoid getting one.
They are old cars now.
Running a 20 + yo BMW is a bipolar relationship.
m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By 7pilot
At that age and that low of a mileage, I'd be...

At that age and that low of a mileage, I'd be thinking about replacing the coolant temp SENSOR, and pulling the injector and having them cleaned.
Then a tune up.
If still rich, then attention to...
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