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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-24-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By BigBoy740il
Have you tried cleaning and measuring the...

Have you tried cleaning and measuring the resistance of the idle control valve (ICV) and air flow meter (AFM).
The ICV has a resistance of approximately 40 ohms (20 ohms per side when measured...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-18-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By BigBoy740il
Add new oil pan and 1 inch of altitude and you...

Add new oil pan and 1 inch of altitude and you will fix the problem. Skid plates wont help if you're bottoming out.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-11-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By BigBoy740il
If you replaced both sensors and the light stayed...

If you replaced both sensors and the light stayed on then there might be a good chance of a broken wire in the circuit.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-08-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By BigBoy740il
The piece you see in the pic is NLA. A good...

The piece you see in the pic is NLA. A good surface prep and automotive grade adhessive will ensure that your item sticks.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-08-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By BigBoy740il
My E30 has an BMW ABS plastic panel that is just...

My E30 has an BMW ABS plastic panel that is just stuck to the impact strip to cover the holes.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-08-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By BigBoy740il
To my knowledge there is not a filler to cover...

To my knowledge there is not a filler to cover those two holes in the plastic bumper impact strips. You can try a hardware store and look for plastic hole caps. The one hornhospital mentioned is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-07-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By BigBoy740il
Guapoman2000 Why are you stuck on a...

Guapoman2000
Why are you stuck on a transmission oil cooler... no such animal. Engine oil cooler vs transmission fluid cooler. If the transmission fluid cooler is leaking you need a new radiator.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-06-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By BigBoy740il
The oil cooler is for engine oil. The trans...

The oil cooler is for engine oil. The trans cooler is part of the radiator. There is nothing wrong with using a recycled engine oil cooler. After a good flush to remove the old oil/crud is should...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-05-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By BigBoy740il
You can get a used one for less than $100. ...

You can get a used one for less than $100. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-04-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By BigBoy740il
3.5 inch tips are over kill and will look...

3.5 inch tips are over kill and will look ridiculous. 2.5 is ideal. .. 3 inch if seperated like the E21 323i euros
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-04-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By BigBoy740il
??? Did you drain the old fuel? What is the...

??? Did you drain the old fuel? What is the condition of the inside of the tank? 10 yr old fuel seperates, attracts moisture, and clogs fuel passages. By starting the engjne without draining and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-28-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By BigBoy740il
Here are pics of the assembled brake duct.

Here are pics of the assembled brake duct.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-28-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 681
Posted By BigBoy740il
Sixpot_simon As stated I swapped M50 injectors...

Sixpot_simon
As stated I swapped M50 injectors into my two E30s; both showed improvements. Check out MEPEH's response (#6 in above link) to the same question about the benefits of the M20...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 681
Posted By BigBoy740il
The E36 injector's 4 pintle design gives better...

The E36 injector's 4 pintle design gives better fuel atomization over the single pintle E30 injectors. It will take a few miles for the computer to recalibrate to the new injectors , but you will...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By BigBoy740il
Full front end rebuild and alignment... the...

Full front end rebuild and alignment... the wandering is an indication of a loose ball joint or steering coupler. The front end rebuild adresses the tie rods, sway bar end links, control arms and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By BigBoy740il
That's the coolant overflow hose use to divert...

That's the coolant overflow hose use to divert hot coolant to the ground. The fact that you have coolant leaking here indicates either a weak radiator cap, failing thermostat, fan cluth or water...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By BigBoy740il
Actually, erich. That is a pic of an MTECH II...

Actually, erich. That is a pic of an MTECH II body kit. The face lifted E30 front bumper looks like this and is a direct swap. You'll need the bumper shocks, front valance, bumper core, bumper...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-27-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 681
Posted By BigBoy740il
There's a guy on the forum that rig cleans and...

There's a guy on the forum that rig cleans and sells metered sets for well under $200. If youre going to go through the process of changing one you might as well change them all. OEM E30 injectors...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-25-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By BigBoy740il
You also need the post face lift plastic front...

You also need the post face lift plastic front bumper. And the black IS lip spoiler
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-24-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By BigBoy740il
Bottle cans are great for spares/snow tires. For...

Bottle cans are great for spares/snow tires. For long trips its a preferred tire for travel (easier to find a replacement tire). If you dont mind... i wont mind getting two rims from you to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-13-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By BigBoy740il
Was that a universal rear spoiler or one specific...

Was that a universal rear spoiler or one specific for the 3 series? From the pics on the box it looks like a universal unit. Kamei made spoilers and body kits for all major car manufacturers, but...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-10-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By BigBoy740il
Www.giyf.com This is an old mod and has been...

Www.giyf.com
This is an old mod and has been done many times. For example....
http://www.e30clubsa.co.za/forum/index.php?/topic/17615-in-dash-voltmeter/
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-06-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By BigBoy740il
Also, when the last fuel filter change? Fuel...

Also, when the last fuel filter change? Fuel supply=pump, filter, pressure regulator and injectors. Since the pump was changed by the previous owner you just have the last three to test. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By BigBoy740il
Have you tested the brake light switch down by...

Have you tested the brake light switch down by the brake pedal? Check that and the wiring at the switch first .
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-31-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By BigBoy740il
The car must be on level ground, idling and...

The car must be on level ground, idling and engine at temp to get a proper reading. The level rises as the fluid heats up. A good practice is to only fill until the fluid shows up on the dipstick...
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