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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-16-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 274,107
Posted By Pennyw1se
Well, that kinda blows. In the meantime I bought...

Well, that kinda blows. In the meantime I bought an ADS interface and am hoping to set up a PC in my garage over the weekend. I'll be testing both the ebay cable (via usb) and the ADS connector (via...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-08-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 274,107
Posted By Pennyw1se
I have a MY 97 E39 540i6 with a build date of...

I have a MY 97 E39 540i6 with a build date of 06/96. It has the OBDii connector in the cabin and the 20 pin connector under the hood. I keep reading that no E39 requires an ADS compatible cable...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-08-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By Pennyw1se
You could also go the ebay route: ...

You could also go the ebay route: ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-05-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By Pennyw1se
The reverse/back up light switch problem is not...

The reverse/back up light switch problem is not likely to be found in the shift boot area. You're going to have to get under the car and check the lines that run to the switch on the right side of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-01-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Pennyw1se
Wrong section.

Wrong section.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-01-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Pennyw1se
Sealed low beam headlights are dual filament...

Sealed low beam headlights are dual filament (low/high) and high are single. So if the low on the low beam is out that means the low beam headlight needs to be replaced, assuming its not a voltage...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-31-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,103
Posted By Pennyw1se
Bad headlight. Replace. Or you can check for...

Bad headlight. Replace. Or you can check for voltage if you want to be sure but its very likely that your low beam is out and you need to replace the headlight.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-31-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By Pennyw1se
Is your E30 a 5speed? If so, check your...

Is your E30 a 5speed? If so, check your reverse/backup light switch wires. When those cause a short to ground it will blow fuse 10, causing your blower fan and some of your gauges to stop working. It...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-25-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By Pennyw1se
Stick with any parts for the 87-91 325 I/IS model...

Stick with any parts for the 87-91 325 I/IS model (-93 for the convertible, although they don't usually mention the 92 and 93 models) if you are looking for replacement parts. Example:...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-16-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Pennyw1se
Uhh...because the same thing happened to me? The...

Uhh...because the same thing happened to me? The only difference was that when everything went out my high beams turned on. That is still a mystery to me. But, yeah, disconnecting my reverse switch...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-15-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By Pennyw1se
$10 says its the reverse light wires grounding...

$10 says its the reverse light wires grounding out. Ask me how I know.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-06-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,958
Posted By Pennyw1se
According to the Bentley manual, the M10 puts out...

According to the Bentley manual, the M10 puts out 101 HP, the 2.7 M20 (found in the 325e) puts out 121 HP, and the 2.5 M20 (found in the 325i) puts out 168 HP.

Keep in mind that those numbers are...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-06-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Pennyw1se
Yes, and it's what's recommended for these older...

Yes, and it's what's recommended for these older engines, especially during the summer.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-06-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By Pennyw1se
I'd go with conventional 20w-50. I normally use...

I'd go with conventional 20w-50. I normally use Castrol GTX High Mileage 20w-50.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-01-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By Pennyw1se
And I stick with regular 20w-50 motor oil.

And I stick with regular 20w-50 motor oil.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-01-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By Pennyw1se
The leaking part is the oil pressure switch. They...

The leaking part is the oil pressure switch. They crack and are a well known oil leak area. Easy replacement (unscrew and replace) and only a few dollars. The switch still works if the oil light on...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-26-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By Pennyw1se
Plug and play. Nothing to replacing a DME. ...

Plug and play. Nothing to replacing a DME.

I hope you don't mean a "new" DME but rather a different DME. These don't go bad all that often and you'll lots of people selling these on online forums...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By Pennyw1se
The chassis are the same so just buy regular M20...

The chassis are the same so just buy regular M20 engine and 4HP22 auto tranny mounts. All ETA (SETA ran Motronic 1.1 so not sure the harness end would work with the ETA harness) AFMs are the same....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,070
Posted By Pennyw1se
Do yourself a favor and replace all of your fuel...

Do yourself a favor and replace all of your fuel hoses. If they haven't been replaced yet they are at least 20 years old. Very easy job and very common issue for the E30.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By Pennyw1se
The Bentley manual points to these things as...

The Bentley manual points to these things as possible reasons for no spark:
1. distributor
2. spark plug wires
3. coil
4. spark plugs
5. CPS
6. DME/ECU

I'd strongly recommend getting the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By Pennyw1se
You broke something. Seriously though, I've...

You broke something.

Seriously though, I've NEVER heard of this build dropping its rpm. Something's off.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,946
Posted By Pennyw1se
I did the SETA "stroker" build and have a 3.73....

I did the SETA "stroker" build and have a 3.73. Went from auto to manual at the same time. It's a DD so I wouldn't mind going with a 3.46 LSD just for the MPGs. I'm at 3k going 70.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,394
Posted By Pennyw1se
Is your coil getting any voltage when in the ON...

Is your coil getting any voltage when in the ON position?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-10-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By Pennyw1se
I used to average about 26 in 66(h)/33(c) as an...

I used to average about 26 in 66(h)/33(c) as an auto SETA before it went down to near 24 so something is off. I now average about 23 in 66(h)/33(c) as a manual 2.7i.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-09-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By Pennyw1se
No special tools. Just a PITA. Have fun.

No special tools. Just a PITA. Have fun.
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