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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-19-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By yxd0018
Sorry for late update. Infrared gun reads 110F...

Sorry for late update.
Infrared gun reads 110F and a/c pressure reads 22PSI when compressor is on and 35PSI off. I couldn't make compressor idle long enough to let reading slide to read zone. I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-07-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By yxd0018
Thanks for the reply. The compressor engages and...

Thanks for the reply. The compressor engages and vent air is cool but not cool enough as original.
Why replace accumulator? Since I couldn't find it in the realoem diagram I don't know the part#...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-06-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By yxd0018
But at evening the reading 22PSI is even lower...

But at evening the reading 22PSI is even lower than the suggested range of 40-50PSI at 80F according to the table (http://www.autozone.com/landing/page.jsp?name=recharge-auto-ac).
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-06-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By yxd0018
A/C issue during hot afternoon

E36 A/C is not strong enough and mechanic cant find leak before, so thinking of adding more 134A will be an easy task. Measure the temperature (70F) and add 2 cans (total 24oz, E36 has 36oz capacity)...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-21-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By yxd0018
That's exactly what jmiller70 suggested and...

That's exactly what jmiller70 suggested and worked out wonderfully. After parking for one day, not a single drop of coolant. Thanks guys. I guess in the next coolant flush, I need to replace the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By yxd0018
Thank you very much. Any idea how to stop the...

Thank you very much. Any idea how to stop the leak at engine block drain plug? I have to remove the extra washer but don't know how to tighten it not to leak.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By yxd0018
Also the electric fan didn't turn on when...

Also the electric fan didn't turn on when overheating. But it turns on when I turn the AC on. But even with the fan, the temp is still going up.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By yxd0018
Some guy told me to buy pink super coolant from...

Some guy told me to buy pink super coolant from auto zone which doesn't have water so no corrosion and no overheating. Is there such a thing?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By yxd0018
Things get ugly and my car is overheating with a...

Things get ugly and my car is overheating with a few min local drive. Both pipes connecting with thermostat housing are hot and expansion tank is hot so the new thermostat should be working. When I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By yxd0018
Thanks, any suggestions regarding leaking engine...

Thanks, any suggestions regarding leaking engine block plug? How much torque should I use?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2016, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By yxd0018
After removing the nut, I realize the washer is...

After removing the nut, I realize the washer is there and the oil pan washer is a bit small. So I enlarge the oil pan washer and installed 2 washer s. The result is more leaking . I use small...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-19-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By yxd0018
engine block coolant drain plug

Recently I did E36 cooling system overhaul. After a few days, there are some leaking. I retighten the hose clam connecting to the expansion tank, but not sure if there is a washer in the engine block...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By yxd0018
I found both tensioners have strong tension. ...

I found both tensioners have strong tension. Should I keep it or replace it?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By yxd0018
Sorry for more questions as car gets old. I...

Sorry for more questions as car gets old. I never replace o2 sensor and was told I need to replace it after 100k mile. My car is 171k now. Should I replace them? There are 2 sensors in e36? OEM...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By yxd0018
How much difference if I use cheap auto zone or...

How much difference if I use cheap auto zone or Walmart antifreeze coolant?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By yxd0018
I saw fcpeuro has water pump kit which includes...

I saw fcpeuro has water pump kit which includes water pump pulley. Not able to see if mine is broken yet. But want to ask if it's good to replace it as I'm ordering the whole cooling system...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By yxd0018
I already have metal thermostat housing. Can I...

I already have metal thermostat housing. Can I replace the ring and reuse the housing? Thanks.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By yxd0018
Thanks for replying. About 2 years ago, radiator...

Thanks for replying. About 2 years ago, radiator is broken at 150k mile. Other than that, never replace any other cooling components. Guess project scope gets bigger.
Why fan blade need to be...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By yxd0018
serpentine belt broken

Serpentine Belt broken in the morning. I guess I didn't check that during oil change.
I see it could be DIY but want to know the following. I usually change oil and replace braker pad by myself. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-25-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By yxd0018
Have to replace in wholesome, right?

Have to replace in wholesome, right?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-24-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By yxd0018
brake light issue

Rear brake light socket plate is broken so one leg is not screwed in and result in loose contact. Pulled over by police 3 times already. Went to electrical shop and was told to replace the whole...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-18-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By yxd0018
That's my dilemma. I won't want to sell the car...

That's my dilemma. I won't want to sell the car and the car is old so local paint shop (quoted 1500-2k) recommended maaco. I guess 5 year warranty time is ok. Not sure how much better result going to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By yxd0018
paint shop

Anyone can recommend a paint shop with good value buy near lincoln tunnel in NJ? My car is 1998 328i and has several rusty places and factory paint fades. Doesn't want to pay through nose to get...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By yxd0018
I still get P0101 error code when MAF sensor...

I still get P0101 error code when MAF sensor connected and small hose disconnected even after clearing the code via bluetooth scan tool. The hose is small one, not the big mass air intake one. It's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By yxd0018
After long vacation, I get back to the task to...

After long vacation, I get back to the task to fix the MAF issue. It turned out the MAF sensor is NOT broken. It's the hose connecting to Air Intake rubber boot underneath is disconnected. I don't...
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