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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-15-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By 7pilot
Most of these cars have been fiddled with, so...

Most of these cars have been fiddled with, so make sure someone has not added oversized injectors.
Make sure that the injectors and intake valves are not fouled by carbon.
Use NGK plugs to resist...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-20-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By 7pilot
Rear connectors under the rear seats. Sounds...

Rear connectors under the rear seats.
Sounds like a sensor as it the Light comes on after it misses a speed impulse after the car is in motion.
try cleaning the two front sensors first.

m
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 07-07-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By 7pilot
A 3.23 with a zf 320 is standard USA. Market...

A 3.23 with a zf 320 is standard USA. Market 96-99 E36 M3 gearing
A 3.15 with a zf 310 or 320 is USA market 95 M3
The gearing is apprpriate.
Maybe a custom 2.93 LSD ?
m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-07-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By 7pilot
Change the fuel filter first and remove the in...

Change the fuel filter first and remove the in tank pump and clean the foot filter
If no joy then perhaps the pump

m
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 07-05-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By 7pilot
There is a little more shove on launch from the...

There is a little more shove on launch from the 3.23 diff but the taller diff gearing will shorten the rev band in first and second versus the 3.15 .
The gearbox should be the same if your car has...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 07-04-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By 7pilot
1, grab the water temp gauge sender and retap it...

1, grab the water temp gauge sender and retap it to 12mmx 1.5 pitch(iirc)
Then you can install it into the TB heater circuit (deleting that function) or locate a Tee fitting and add it to the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-12-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By 7pilot
Right hand drive car? It is the resettable...

Right hand drive car? It is the resettable circuit breaker for the power windows.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-11-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By 7pilot
Mark. Maybe in bumper to bumper traffic, but...

Mark.
Maybe in bumper to bumper traffic, but otherwise I must differ with you, especially with the 4.10:1 final drive.
I never felt it lacked torque, and it always tripped over any M20 machines I...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 06-10-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,454
Posted By 7pilot
1, that is the normal position of the pointer. ...

1, that is the normal position of the pointer.
problem is that it is heavily damped and is useless as a monitor.
It has 3 positions... Off, Normal, and blown head gasket, so it is not to be...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By 7pilot
It will make smoke, all else being nominal, but...

It will make smoke, all else being nominal, but may run poorly. It may be underfueled.
When selecting a chip:
1. Specify ltw flywheel
2. Octane
3. MAF size
4. S50 vs S52
5. Exhaust header or...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-01-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By 7pilot
There should be no issues at all re-using the M50...

There should be no issues at all re-using the M50 harness except for the re-chip.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By 7pilot
Double check the intake elbow for cracks. Check...

Double check the intake elbow for cracks.
Check the fuel pressure by jumping the fuel pump relay if the pump still runs.
You may want to insert a jumper wire between T30(12v constant) and T87(To...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By 7pilot
A larger radiator will help the temps, but only...

A larger radiator will help the temps, but only if the thermostat is working correctly and the head gasket is intact.
Using a visco fan and a shroud behind the radiator helps mostly at idle but not...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-23-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By 7pilot
It takes 16 mins of driving for the engine to...

It takes 16 mins of driving for the engine to come up to temp and the Thermostat to fully open.
Since it appears that the temp starts to sky rocket, I would suggest
1, replacing the thermostat as...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-09-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By 7pilot
The Piston rod bearing are probably shot and the...

The Piston rod bearing are probably shot and the main bearings will also need to be changed.
The journals on the crankshaft will need to be mic'ed for excessive wear and inspected for scouring....
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 05-08-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By 7pilot
Looks like You have a failing/failed oil pump or...

Looks like You have a failing/failed oil pump or the oil galley system has debris clogging/blocking it.
The engine block would need have the oil galleys cleaned out and the internals inspected for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-08-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By 7pilot
Man up and buy a new one. Most running problems...

Man up and buy a new one.
Most running problems on BMW are caused by the plastic cooling system components becoming brittle and cracking thru repeated heat cycles.
The economy of installing a used,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-01-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By 7pilot
1, Sounds like your cat converter matrix has...

1, Sounds like your cat converter matrix has melted into a ball.
when you drive, the force of the exhaust gas and the physics of the car in motion force this *ball* towards the exit of the cat....
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 04-01-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By 7pilot
Rare, but not factory :bigpimp: m

Rare, but not factory :bigpimp:

m
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-31-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By 7pilot
No They are found in M3 coupes except those...

No
They are found in M3 coupes except those that were specced with the luxury package.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-30-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By 7pilot
The head gasket has been breached. With oil and...

The head gasket has been breached.
With oil and coolant mixing, the bottom end bearing shells are on borrowed time.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By 7pilot
Test the primary and secondary resistance of the...

Test the primary and secondary resistance of the coil.
The coil could be over heating and causing ignition failure.
The failing ignition will cause backfiring thru the intake and ignition of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By 7pilot
The fuse is blowing because the fan is drawing...

The fuse is blowing because the fan is drawing too much current, i.e., it is failing.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-26-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By 7pilot
If the tach needle flicks from zero to just past...

If the tach needle flicks from zero to just past idle as the engine starts to fail, test the ignition coil primary and secondary resistance and compare with spec.
The coil may be bad.

m
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1990) 03-26-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By 7pilot
doubtful that yellow is relevant to the "M" ...

doubtful that yellow is relevant to the "M"
dept. :bigpimp:
So it probably is rare ;)


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