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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-05-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By catso
No doubt you have some misalignment or an...

No doubt you have some misalignment or an obstruction there. Open it up all the way,and maybe see if you can find some object or the cause of the misalignment.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By catso
You can try the "classifieds" forum section here...

You can try the "classifieds" forum section here and possibly on www.mye28.com (http://www.mye28.com) Good luck.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-11-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By catso
That ZF 4 HP 22 EH trans has electronic controls;...

That ZF 4 HP 22 EH trans has electronic controls; my guess is there is something wrong with them. It can be tricky to diagnose those problems unless you understand the procedures. The Bentley repair...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-10-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By catso
Good luck, let us know what he finds.

Good luck, let us know what he finds.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-10-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By catso
If the plug lines up with the cylinder position...

If the plug lines up with the cylinder position on the doorframe, that's it. Pry it out and use a 5mm Allen wrench at about a 45 degree angle to probe for the setscrew. It's difficult to find the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-10-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By catso
Maybe you starter interlock switch bad.:dunno:

Maybe you starter interlock switch bad.:dunno:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-10-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By catso
I would start with all the basics; check the...

I would start with all the basics; check the entire ignition system carefully, the fuel system, etc. Could be a crank sensor, or a wiring connection. Many of these problems can usually be traced to...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-05-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By catso
Good to hear you have solved your trans alignment...

Good to hear you have solved your trans alignment issue. Hope the rest of the swap goes more smoothly.:thumbup:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-05-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By catso
It's probably a very good idea to carefully check...

It's probably a very good idea to carefully check your charging system; alternator output, belt condition, battery cables and terminals, etc.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 07-02-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By catso
Good luck!

Good luck!
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 06-30-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By catso
That car probably has a cold start valve that can...

That car probably has a cold start valve that can cause those kind of problems. Check into that. The Bentley manual has a procedure for testing its operation and output.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-29-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By catso
Go to www.RealOEM.com (http://www.RealOEM.com)...

Go to www.RealOEM.com (http://www.RealOEM.com) and look up your specific part numbers, that way you will be sure to get the correct parts for your particular application.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-26-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 17,978
Posted By catso
First thing you should do is check the battery...

First thing you should do is check the battery and its terminals.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 05-11-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By catso
All the electrical contact areas for the...

All the electrical contact areas for the taillights and turn signals should be checked and cleaned of corrosion. The bulbs and bulb holders, etc. in the rear are particularly prone to corrosion. You...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-26-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 725
Posted By catso
Sure.

Sure.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 04-06-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 855
Posted By catso
It sounds like something metallic is rattling....

It sounds like something metallic is rattling. Maybe some kind of bracket, possibly part of the exhaust, or mounting component under the car? Rust and time deteriorate lots of things that can't...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-22-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By catso
Is the ECM correct for this particular motor? If...

Is the ECM correct for this particular motor? If you swapped everything and have everything connected properly, you probably need to have an ECM for a m20b28; my guess is they are different.:dunno:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-22-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By catso
Sensors send info to the computer which controls...

Sensors send info to the computer which controls fuel and timing, so any bad sensor could affect performance. I would also consider other possibilities like ignition coil, plug wires, fuel pressure...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,623
Posted By catso
BTW, you CAN occasionally find deals at Amazon on...

BTW, you CAN occasionally find deals at Amazon on good parts. I recently purchased a repackaged Behr/Hella fan clutch for my E28 for $19.70. Many of their bargains are returns or damaged box products...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,623
Posted By catso
NO! Never buy uro parts; cheap junk, not fit for...

NO! Never buy uro parts; cheap junk, not fit for use on a Yugo.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-21-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,623
Posted By catso
Making sure your cooling system is properly...

Making sure your cooling system is properly operating is critical to the performance of your BMW. Stay away from substandard or unknown brand components. Don't risk a catastrophic failure by saving...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 02-17-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
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, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
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, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
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.
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