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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 09:53 PM
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Posted By yxd0018
Thanks for the great info. I used REIN parts and...

Thanks for the great info. I used REIN parts and thought pipe is pipe. The OEM hose seems expensive. Is that much difference between OEM and after market hose? I will try out fan clutch testing...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By yxd0018
solidified stuff in the coolant

Replaced the whole coolant system in the summer and runs fine till today. In such a freezing day, while idling in the parking lot while baby fell aleep, the car overheated. Both in & out tube is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-15-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
one last remaining item: the cigarette socket...

one last remaining item: the cigarette socket doesn't have voltage but the fuse is good. How do I trace the circuit? I guess I have to open the panel which holds cigarette socket.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-13-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
All are good now. I simulate the trunk locked,...

All are good now. I simulate the trunk locked, once I lock the car, current draw drops to 10ma. Now I'm sure all my problem with startup/battery/alternator have been fixed. Thank you all of you for...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-13-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
I think I will pull the fuse to shutoff the trunk...

I think I will pull the fuse to shutoff the trunk lamp, I worry about something else. Shouldn't a lamp consume 600ma?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-13-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
I think I can find some wood block to raise the...

I think I can find some wood block to raise the trunk bottom for the light and trunk sensor so the multimeter cable could go through the gap while car is locked.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-12-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
This turns out to be mine as well tonight. After...

This turns out to be mine as well tonight. After 1hr15min, the trunk light is still on and draw 660ma. So I guess I should suppress the trunk lock sensor and lock the car to see the current draw. The...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-12-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
Mine is e36 1998 328i. I heard something like...

Mine is e36 1998 328i. I heard something like 16min, not sure if it's only e39. What's your model?
So I need to wire multimeter into negative pole. Can I leave trunk open and take out trunk lamp...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-12-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
maybe I measure it with some systems are not...

maybe I measure it with some systems are not dormant? I saw some poster said to measure it after 15m closing everything.
Also there are 2 ways to measure. One is to measure from fusebox and the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-12-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
Replaced both battery and alternator. After a...

Replaced both battery and alternator. After a day or two, measure the battery voltage is 12.36v and charging voltage is 14v.
Felt the battery voltage should be a bit higher so measure the amp...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-06-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
That TYC brand on ebay is no good according to...

That TYC brand on ebay is no good according to review. Bought bmw remanufactured one from FCP today. Hope it will last longer.
Battery test comes back negative. So need to replace it as well.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-05-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
Took alternator out but autozone said they cant...

Took alternator out but autozone said they cant test outside of car. The bearing sounds bad,please confirm it. Here is the link https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BymMjMhktTCqdWVRcDJoTUdVOVk. Heard it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-05-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
I didn't know there is a certain RPM before...

I didn't know there is a certain RPM before measuring the voltage out of alternator before so o tested again today. At idle it's 11.3v, at 1500rpm, it's 12.4, at 2000rpm, it's 13v. Looks still bad,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-04-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
Should I remove the alternator and bring to a...

Should I remove the alternator and bring to a mechanics? The car was dead with dead battery now.
EDIT: I need to replace the battery at the parts store 30miles away, after alternator issue is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-04-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
Thanks for the explanation. That cleared a lot of...

Thanks for the explanation. That cleared a lot of misconcept.
Now should I just order regulator and try out or need to go to shop to check out? How can I isolate regulator issue from alternator...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-04-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
Did the bad regulator cause output voltage below...

Did the bad regulator cause output voltage below 11 while engine is running and also when I pull out battery bank, the engine dies? I thought engine will run even without battery after starting.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-04-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
I will go to Napa or auto zone to recharge and...

I will go to Napa or auto zone to recharge and load test battery.
How can I attack and isolate the issue? But voltage regulator and try out?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-04-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
Need urgent help here! New battery died again...

Need urgent help here!
New battery died again within a month. Only 2v left. When jumping start the car with battery bank(11.6v), the output is only 10.8v. Once I pulled out battery bank, the car...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-14-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
It's the battery! Can't start again today and the...

It's the battery! Can't start again today and the voltage is only 10v. Replaced with NAPA legend 7591 battery today.
autozone battery test is useless and misleading.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-12-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
How do I check fuel pressure and fuel pump when...

How do I check fuel pressure and fuel pump when its starting fine now?
Should I replace 7-year-old battery even the test says it's good or wait it to go bad?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-11-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
it is cranking so I thought it's battery issue...

it is cranking so I thought it's battery issue first.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-11-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,263
Posted By yxd0018
cant start twice w/o battery/alternator issue

car can't start suddenly for twice in a year. There is no obvious issue with forgotten lamp. The latest is yesterday at the beach. I recharge the battery with portable charger for 20min and furiously...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-19-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
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, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
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, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
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).
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