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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-22-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By catso
Is the ECM correct for this particular motor? If...

Is the ECM correct for this particular motor? If you swapped everything and have everything connected properly, you probably need to have an ECM for a m20b28; my guess is they are different.:dunno:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-22-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By catso
Sensors send info to the computer which controls...

Sensors send info to the computer which controls fuel and timing, so any bad sensor could affect performance. I would also consider other possibilities like ignition coil, plug wires, fuel pressure...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,472
Posted By catso
BTW, you CAN occasionally find deals at Amazon on...

BTW, you CAN occasionally find deals at Amazon on good parts. I recently purchased a repackaged Behr/Hella fan clutch for my E28 for $19.70. Many of their bargains are returns or damaged box products...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,472
Posted By catso
NO! Never buy uro parts; cheap junk, not fit for...

NO! Never buy uro parts; cheap junk, not fit for use on a Yugo.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,472
Posted By catso
Making sure your cooling system is properly...

Making sure your cooling system is properly operating is critical to the performance of your BMW. Stay away from substandard or unknown brand components. Don't risk a catastrophic failure by saving...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-17-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By catso
You may want to post in the e34 forum, this is...

You may want to post in the e34 forum, this is the e28 forum and our cars have very different electrical systems
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-16-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By catso
Are you sure it's an ignition problem? Verify if...

Are you sure it's an ignition problem? Verify if you have spark; if not, check for voltage at the coil. Many e28 owners have experienced starting problems due to a faulty main relay or its...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By catso
If I recall correctly there is an adjustment...

If I recall correctly there is an adjustment screw on the lock actuator that you can access from the outside of the door near the latch mechanism. I think it's covered with a rubber plug that you can...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-04-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By catso
Try checking for voltage further away from the...

Try checking for voltage further away from the connector, you can usually poke thru the insulation with a safety pin.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-04-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By catso
You can try it, but I would check the connector...

You can try it, but I would check the connector for voltage first. The contact areas inside the connector tabs are prone to corrosion and it's very difficult to detect. The wires near the connector...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-04-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By catso
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-03-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By catso
Many E28 owners have found out that the main...

Many E28 owners have found out that the main relay can be problematic, for one reason or another. Happy to hear you are back at it and have solved your problem. :thumbup:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-03-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By catso
Check the inside and outside of the bulb sockets...

Check the inside and outside of the bulb sockets and tailight connectors for corrosion. Lots of times the corrosion is very difficult to detect because it may only occur on the contact areas of the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 01-21-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By catso
Cooling fan clutch, loose fan belt, bad water...

Cooling fan clutch, loose fan belt, bad water pump, bad thermostat, clogged radiator, lots of possibilities. Carefully inspect the entire cooling system and check the tension on the fan belt and the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 01-19-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By catso
The Bentley repair manual indicates they are...

The Bentley repair manual indicates they are "stretch" bolts, therefore it would be wise to replace them with new and not reuse them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By catso
M52 DISA's rarely fail.

M52 DISA's rarely fail.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By catso
Not really, you can do the OFHG in about an hour...

Not really, you can do the OFHG in about an hour or two and the parts are less than $10. It's the most rewarding bang for your buck DIY any BMW owner can do.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-31-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,666
Posted By catso
Sounds like either the ECM or ICM connector is...

Sounds like either the ECM or ICM connector is loose or not making good electrical contact. Older vehicles tend to have alot of electrical issues.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-31-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By catso
Usually it's an electrical connection problem...

Usually it's an electrical connection problem with the taillights, sockets, circuit boards they are attached to, or the wiring connector that's plugged into the taillight assembly. Normally an easy...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-31-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By catso
Andy's right, parting is such sweet sorrow!

Andy's right, parting is such sweet sorrow!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By catso
Tires make all the difference, but here in...

Tires make all the difference, but here in Chicago (and similar northern cities) it's the salt they put on the roads that kills your car. Parking your nice car and getting a cheap front wheel drive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By catso
You bought a clutch set from Autozone? Read the...

You bought a clutch set from Autozone? Read the wiki, then rethink you "logic". NOBODY buys a BMW clutch from autozone.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By catso
I just want to mention that I remember when my...

I just want to mention that I remember when my DSC lights went on right before I had my rear subframe repaired by the dealer. After the floorpan was replaced the light never came back on.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By catso
Hello Smolck! A Merry Christmas to us all; God...

Hello Smolck!
A Merry Christmas to us all; God bless us, every one!
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-19-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By catso
Since it's a very old car it will have more rust,...

Since it's a very old car it will have more rust, corrosion, and deterioration problems than newer cars. Cars don't only wear out from use, but many of their components and systems deteriorate from...
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