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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-17-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By catso
You may want to post in the e34 forum, this is...

You may want to post in the e34 forum, this is the e28 forum and our cars have very different electrical systems
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-16-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By catso
Are you sure it's an ignition problem? Verify if...

Are you sure it's an ignition problem? Verify if you have spark; if not, check for voltage at the coil. Many e28 owners have experienced starting problems due to a faulty main relay or its...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By catso
If I recall correctly there is an adjustment...

If I recall correctly there is an adjustment screw on the lock actuator that you can access from the outside of the door near the latch mechanism. I think it's covered with a rubber plug that you can...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-04-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By catso
Try checking for voltage further away from the...

Try checking for voltage further away from the connector, you can usually poke thru the insulation with a safety pin.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-04-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By catso
You can try it, but I would check the connector...

You can try it, but I would check the connector for voltage first. The contact areas inside the connector tabs are prone to corrosion and it's very difficult to detect. The wires near the connector...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-04-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By catso
:thumbup:

:thumbup:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-03-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By catso
Many E28 owners have found out that the main...

Many E28 owners have found out that the main relay can be problematic, for one reason or another. Happy to hear you are back at it and have solved your problem. :thumbup:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-03-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By catso
Check the inside and outside of the bulb sockets...

Check the inside and outside of the bulb sockets and tailight connectors for corrosion. Lots of times the corrosion is very difficult to detect because it may only occur on the contact areas of the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 01-21-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By catso
Cooling fan clutch, loose fan belt, bad water...

Cooling fan clutch, loose fan belt, bad water pump, bad thermostat, clogged radiator, lots of possibilities. Carefully inspect the entire cooling system and check the tension on the fan belt and the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 01-19-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By catso
The Bentley repair manual indicates they are...

The Bentley repair manual indicates they are "stretch" bolts, therefore it would be wise to replace them with new and not reuse them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,269
Posted By catso
M52 DISA's rarely fail.

M52 DISA's rarely fail.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By catso
Not really, you can do the OFHG in about an hour...

Not really, you can do the OFHG in about an hour or two and the parts are less than $10. It's the most rewarding bang for your buck DIY any BMW owner can do.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-31-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By catso
Sounds like either the ECM or ICM connector is...

Sounds like either the ECM or ICM connector is loose or not making good electrical contact. Older vehicles tend to have alot of electrical issues.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-31-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By catso
Usually it's an electrical connection problem...

Usually it's an electrical connection problem with the taillights, sockets, circuit boards they are attached to, or the wiring connector that's plugged into the taillight assembly. Normally an easy...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-31-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By catso
Andy's right, parting is such sweet sorrow!

Andy's right, parting is such sweet sorrow!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By catso
Tires make all the difference, but here in...

Tires make all the difference, but here in Chicago (and similar northern cities) it's the salt they put on the roads that kills your car. Parking your nice car and getting a cheap front wheel drive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By catso
You bought a clutch set from Autozone? Read the...

You bought a clutch set from Autozone? Read the wiki, then rethink you "logic". NOBODY buys a BMW clutch from autozone.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By catso
I just want to mention that I remember when my...

I just want to mention that I remember when my DSC lights went on right before I had my rear subframe repaired by the dealer. After the floorpan was replaced the light never came back on.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By catso
Hello Smolck! A Merry Christmas to us all; God...

Hello Smolck!
A Merry Christmas to us all; God bless us, every one!
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By catso
Since it's a very old car it will have more rust,...

Since it's a very old car it will have more rust, corrosion, and deterioration problems than newer cars. Cars don't only wear out from use, but many of their components and systems deteriorate from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By catso
Bentley for $16? Are you sure about that?...

Bentley for $16? Are you sure about that? :confused:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By catso
They are practical and quite reliable, but any...

They are practical and quite reliable, but any car that is 26+ years old will need more repairs and maintenance than one that's five or 6 years old. But in all honesty, unless you are a good mechanic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By catso
You could easily accomplish these repairs and...

You could easily accomplish these repairs and save some big buck$ in the process. Your idler pulley, valve cover gasket, and thermostat replacement are not very hard, but make sure you use good...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,295
Posted By catso
Tell them to send some here, I have been waiting...

Tell them to send some here, I have been waiting over 3 months now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By catso
A failure in any of the components of your...

A failure in any of the components of your cooling system, especially the water pump, can cause loss of coolant. Since the serpentine belt that drives the water pump also goes around many other...
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