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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-31-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By 7pilot
If you have the head off the block, you're going...

If you have the head off the block, you're going to have to locate and use an engine lifting hook from any engine that could be bolted to one of the threaded holes on the exhaust side of the block....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-30-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By 7pilot
Are you trying to get the block off the cylinder...

Are you trying to get the block off the cylinder head that you removed from the car?

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-29-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By 7pilot
It may have a vapor lock problem. It make take...

It may have a vapor lock problem.
It make take a hot start attempt with a fuel pressure gauge installed to rule out a fuel system component..
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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-23-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By 7pilot
I have used it as a contact protector for years...

I have used it as a contact protector for years and recently found out about its insulating properties. No Harm no foul, I figure.

Post the primary and secondary resistances for the coil... I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-22-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By 7pilot
If it overheats at speed, then it is most likely...

If it overheats at speed, then it is most likely another HG failure or a cracked head.
If it stays cool at speed but overheats at idle/traffic, then you have not cooling fan.
Replace the coolant...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-22-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By 7pilot
Is the car still equipped with Cat converters? ...

Is the car still equipped with Cat converters?
I once encountered a car that would only run for roughly 15 minutes.
The cat con matrix had melted into a roughly ball shaped mass in the converter....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-22-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By 7pilot
Check the carpet in the left hand side footwell. ...

Check the carpet in the left hand side footwell.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-21-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By 7pilot
As above, but don't forget to install a new...

As above, but don't forget to install a new pilot bearing into the rear of the crankshaft.
The engines hooked to automatics don't use pilot bearings.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-21-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By 7pilot
They fit with some minor adjustments. 1, you'll...

They fit with some minor adjustments.
1, you'll have to "persuade" the E30 hoses at both ends due to some differences in the routing of the PS hoses.
2, you'll need to replace the crush washers to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-21-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By 7pilot
Have you disconnected the plug on behind the...

Have you disconnected the plug on behind the bitch pipe and used some de-oxidizer to freshen up the connection?
it is the sub harness that supplies the injectors, the coolant temp sensor, etc....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By 7pilot
While it is in lurching mode, how does the tach...

While it is in lurching mode, how does the tach needle behave?
Does it drop like they ignition has been turned off via the key? and does it simply pop back up to rev speed?
Or does it slam to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-17-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By 7pilot
Remove the oil fill cap. Have someone turn the...

Remove the oil fill cap.
Have someone turn the engine over as you look down the oil fill hole.
If you see no movement of the cam rockers, walk away. The valves are probably bent.
Buy a running...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-15-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By 7pilot
On a car that has been sitting? I'd drain the...

On a car that has been sitting?
I'd drain the tank, and see if there is rusty sediment on the tank floor.
I would imagine that the injectors need some attention.
switch over the fuel pressure...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-15-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By 7pilot
Ripping out the M50 and switching in an S52us...

Ripping out the M50 and switching in an S52us would be less faffing about and more torque.
It be cheaper as well, so there are some funds for slowing down.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-05-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By 7pilot
Hopefully you're ok? Looks like a total since...

Hopefully you're ok?
Looks like a total since the drive train has some damage also.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-27-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By 7pilot
The two larger bolts look like fasteners for the...

The two larger bolts look like fasteners for the oil pan.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-26-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By 7pilot
The wire from the oil pressure warning switch...

The wire from the oil pressure warning switch runs from the right side of the block into the engine harness via the front of the engine along with the crank position sensor wire.
It is probably hard...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-19-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By 7pilot
Recheck this. the hose that comes off the...

Recheck this.
the hose that comes off the flange behind cylinder #6 should connect to the lower flange on the firewall...this is hot coolant coming out of the head.
The hose that runs along the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-13-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By 7pilot
checking for spark: 1, buy a Robert Bentley...

checking for spark:
1, buy a Robert Bentley service manual for the car.
this is the first tool for the DIYer.
it has test procedures, engine specs.
2, A compression test will point to troubled...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-12-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By 7pilot
Black smoke and a soot deposit at the tail pipe...

Black smoke and a soot deposit at the tail pipe means it is running too rich.
white smoke could be coolant exiting the exhaust via a bad head gasket.
white smoke continuously also could be that you...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-12-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By 7pilot
1,Filter clogging again from rust in the lines. ...

1,Filter clogging again from rust in the lines.
I had an E30 sit for a year while the engine was out for a rebuild. I got thru 4 filters and two pumps due to the white rust sediment in the tank....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-11-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By 7pilot
Spray some lube over the connector, so that you...

Spray some lube over the connector, so that you can unscrew the two pieces.
it would be an advantage to get it disconnected so that the connection pins can be cleaned up. sometimes, a poor...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-11-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By 7pilot
you may have to analyse the fuel scent. Is it...

you may have to analyse the fuel scent.
Is it raw fuel? or is it partially burnt fuel?
Is the smoke acrid and black? As opposed to light coloured.
If the smoke is black, the engine coolant temp...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-08-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By 7pilot
oil pressure switch. for the oil pressure...

oil pressure switch.
for the oil pressure warning light in the dash.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-04-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By 7pilot
1, change the fuel filter. 2, pull the pump and...

1, change the fuel filter.
2, pull the pump and check the screen at the base of the pump.
3, drain the fuel tank...4mm? Allen key to the plug on the right side of the tank.
if it still bogs then:...
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