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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-25-2016, 09:05 AM
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Posted By JayMac
In the situation we are discussing here I would...

In the situation we are discussing here I would offer the following. A car with no maintenance records mean start over as there is no baseline. Maybe you can contact the previous owner and ask what...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 223,557
Posted By JayMac
Have you weighed the muffler on the other side....

Have you weighed the muffler on the other side. that's no bargain either. If bearings are you speculating the sounds form the car drown it out at higher speed or the frequency changes to a less...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 223,557
Posted By JayMac
Well start simple. You can verify the lean with a...

Well start simple. You can verify the lean with a tape measure. Measure from the bottom of the rim to the bottom of the fender. Make sure tires have same pressure. Possible the car was corner...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 223,557
Posted By JayMac
My guess would be transmission rather than rear...

My guess would be transmission rather than rear end. If it was rear end you should hear it when you shift in other gears. When was your slush box serviced last?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-24-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 223,557
Posted By JayMac
This is the only time you hear it? What tools do...

This is the only time you hear it? What tools do you have? How have you determined it is the rear? When you refer to revs do you mean regardless of rpm or that the engine revs up as in an increase...
Forum: Parting Out 02-21-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,263
Posted By JayMac
Can you get a windshield off without breaking it?...

Can you get a windshield off without breaking it? If so I would be interested in one as well as a hood.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-16-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 39,753
Posted By JayMac
That sucks but keep your head up. Aftermarket...

That sucks but keep your head up. Aftermarket warranty;s are a huge rip as there is not free lunch and they just don't have the ability to charge what they need to to cover the big ticket items. So...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-16-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 39,753
Posted By JayMac
I have an e46 M3 as a daily and a S54 powered e36...

I have an e46 M3 as a daily and a S54 powered e36 as a track beast. I had the rod bearings redone on both engines as soon as I got them. If this is an in between car skip pit and lease something...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-15-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,552
Posted By JayMac
I don't think you have enough coolant in the...

I don't think you have enough coolant in the system. You can't compress a liquid so if what you say is correct, when you are building up heat and pressure you are forcing coolant into your system. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-13-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,552
Posted By JayMac
Dave, you are saying that when you open the bleed...

Dave, you are saying that when you open the bleed screw your reservoir fills? Both times I had this issue it was due to the seal on the cap leaking (air) pressure and as a result when the engine...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 223,557
Posted By JayMac
Jair, when have the shocks been replaced? What...

Jair, when have the shocks been replaced? What about your camber bolts? For what it's worth nothing with 180k on it looks good.
Forum: Classic Bimmers 07-23-2015, 10:33 AM
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Views: 805
Posted By JayMac
Re-packing cv joints on 2002

I recently purchased a 1975 2002. It is a fixer upper and I am removing layers of road goo to find out what need work. One of the projects for sure is replacing the boot on the cv joints on the rear...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-21-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 223,557
Posted By JayMac
Diffs are pretty tough but I do currently have...

Diffs are pretty tough but I do currently have one in pieces that had about 5 broken cap screws on the lsd unit. The hard acceleration he described would lead me to think something is moving under...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-21-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 223,557
Posted By JayMac
Can you get underneath for a quick visual? Start...

Can you get underneath for a quick visual? Start with the simple things. From what you describe it sounds like when you are under max load so I would look at the brace for the driveshaft first. It's...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 39,753
Posted By JayMac
The SMG gets a bad rap. The key to any car is...

The SMG gets a bad rap. The key to any car is maintenance. That is time and or money spent prior to it breaking down not re[pairing something that already has done so. To often people get confused on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-11-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 39,753
Posted By JayMac
If you find a specific car in your price range I...

If you find a specific car in your price range I would have it checked out. Obviously if there is an issue any repair would be reflected in your offer. Good news about buying an older car. If there...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 01-30-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,049
Posted By JayMac
The wheels aren't my flavor but I can live with...

The wheels aren't my flavor but I can live with them. Like the black on the roof. Love the wood!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-27-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 223,557
Posted By JayMac
About every ten posts we should have a post you...

About every ten posts we should have a post you could/can add accordingly
Routine maintenance is required:
Visual inspection
Tire rotation
Diff fluid
RTAB
Shock mounts
Wheel bearings
Dive...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By JayMac
It is not the same as yours. It is out of an e46...

It is not the same as yours. It is out of an e46 M3 but the same principle. If you have a photo sharing account you can add photos from there. Yours should look like this:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By JayMac
Posted shots of open therm. I know your unit is...

Posted shots of open therm. I know your unit is different but the opening should be this big
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By JayMac
No the therm is bad. It should open a bunch. I...

No the therm is bad. It should open a bunch. I might have a spare. That would explain it.

Here is a closed therm from an s54:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By JayMac
What did you do to check the water pump? Even it...

What did you do to check the water pump? Even it the therm was late, if it opens before boiling it should not cause overheating. The only way it overheats is if no flow gets to the radiator or you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By JayMac
Not to offend but you don't have the belt run...

Not to offend but you don't have the belt run wrong in any way that would turn the fan or pump backwards? Another question is, is it over heating or is the sensor off. 170-4 in the Bentley.

A good...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By JayMac
Not sure but my guess would be no as in the...

Not sure but my guess would be no as in the summer you have the valve (heater core) shut off. If you have overheating, you are not getting heat transfer. Either no coolant flowing through the system...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,111
Posted By JayMac
If you are overheating, there is no heat transfer...

If you are overheating, there is no heat transfer going on. I would look at the the work you already did. Top hose is the feed to the radiator. That should be hot, if not either the pump is bad or...
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