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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By BigBoy740il
Guapoman2000 Why are you stuck on a...

Guapoman2000
Why are you stuck on a transmission oil cooler... no such animal. Engine oil cooler vs transmission fluid cooler. If the transmission fluid cooler is leaking you need a new radiator.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By BigBoy740il
The oil cooler is for engine oil. The trans...

The oil cooler is for engine oil. The trans cooler is part of the radiator. There is nothing wrong with using a recycled engine oil cooler. After a good flush to remove the old oil/crud is should...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-05-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By BigBoy740il
You can get a used one for less than $100. ...

You can get a used one for less than $100. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-04-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By BigBoy740il
3.5 inch tips are over kill and will look...

3.5 inch tips are over kill and will look ridiculous. 2.5 is ideal. .. 3 inch if seperated like the E21 323i euros
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-04-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By BigBoy740il
??? Did you drain the old fuel? What is the...

??? Did you drain the old fuel? What is the condition of the inside of the tank? 10 yr old fuel seperates, attracts moisture, and clogs fuel passages. By starting the engjne without draining and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-28-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By BigBoy740il
Here are pics of the assembled brake duct.

Here are pics of the assembled brake duct.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-28-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 406
Posted By BigBoy740il
Sixpot_simon As stated I swapped M50 injectors...

Sixpot_simon
As stated I swapped M50 injectors into my two E30s; both showed improvements. Check out MEPEH's response (#6 in above link) to the same question about the benefits of the M20...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 406
Posted By BigBoy740il
The E36 injector's 4 pintle design gives better...

The E36 injector's 4 pintle design gives better fuel atomization over the single pintle E30 injectors. It will take a few miles for the computer to recalibrate to the new injectors , but you will...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By BigBoy740il
Full front end rebuild and alignment... the...

Full front end rebuild and alignment... the wandering is an indication of a loose ball joint or steering coupler. The front end rebuild adresses the tie rods, sway bar end links, control arms and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By BigBoy740il
That's the coolant overflow hose use to divert...

That's the coolant overflow hose use to divert hot coolant to the ground. The fact that you have coolant leaking here indicates either a weak radiator cap, failing thermostat, fan cluth or water...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By BigBoy740il
Actually, erich. That is a pic of an MTECH II...

Actually, erich. That is a pic of an MTECH II body kit. The face lifted E30 front bumper looks like this and is a direct swap. You'll need the bumper shocks, front valance, bumper core, bumper...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 406
Posted By BigBoy740il
There's a guy on the forum that rig cleans and...

There's a guy on the forum that rig cleans and sells metered sets for well under $200. If youre going to go through the process of changing one you might as well change them all. OEM E30 injectors...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-25-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By BigBoy740il
You also need the post face lift plastic front...

You also need the post face lift plastic front bumper. And the black IS lip spoiler
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-24-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By BigBoy740il
Bottle cans are great for spares/snow tires. For...

Bottle cans are great for spares/snow tires. For long trips its a preferred tire for travel (easier to find a replacement tire). If you dont mind... i wont mind getting two rims from you to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-13-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By BigBoy740il
Was that a universal rear spoiler or one specific...

Was that a universal rear spoiler or one specific for the 3 series? From the pics on the box it looks like a universal unit. Kamei made spoilers and body kits for all major car manufacturers, but...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-10-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By BigBoy740il
Www.giyf.com This is an old mod and has been...

Www.giyf.com
This is an old mod and has been done many times. For example....
http://www.e30clubsa.co.za/forum/index.php?/topic/17615-in-dash-voltmeter/
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-06-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By BigBoy740il
Also, when the last fuel filter change? Fuel...

Also, when the last fuel filter change? Fuel supply=pump, filter, pressure regulator and injectors. Since the pump was changed by the previous owner you just have the last three to test. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By BigBoy740il
Have you tested the brake light switch down by...

Have you tested the brake light switch down by the brake pedal? Check that and the wiring at the switch first .
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-31-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By BigBoy740il
The car must be on level ground, idling and...

The car must be on level ground, idling and engine at temp to get a proper reading. The level rises as the fluid heats up. A good practice is to only fill until the fluid shows up on the dipstick...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-31-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By BigBoy740il
Once power is applied to the jump terminals, the...

Once power is applied to the jump terminals, the trunk should unlock with the doors.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-31-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By BigBoy740il
Take the bulbs out of your glove box, interior,...

Take the bulbs out of your glove box, interior, and trunk lights and see if it starts in the morning. Had similar issues with my red E30 and the cause was a short in the trunk light wiring. With...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-31-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By BigBoy740il
+1 on the cat. The excess fuel melts the...

+1 on the cat. The excess fuel melts the precious metal honeycomb. As a result, the engine chokes itself or miss fires.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-29-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By BigBoy740il
That is the temp sensor as downhiller stated. ...

That is the temp sensor as downhiller stated. Its supposed to be mounted in the DS brake cooling duct on the late model face lifted e30s.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-24-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By BigBoy740il
Stick to purpose built exhaust systems and avoid...

Stick to purpose built exhaust systems and avoid drop in mufflers. The E30 runs a long OEM muffler for a reason, so if you're trying to avoid the drone get a system built specifically for your car....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-18-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By BigBoy740il
Ensure you have the fuel lines going to the right...

Ensure you have the fuel lines going to the right positions on the fuel rail. The rear of the FPR is the return line.
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