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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-13-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,710
Posted By 03bmw525i
87 e/5spd routinely gets 26-27 mpg city driving...

87 e/5spd routinely gets 26-27 mpg city driving using shell 89. Car is stock.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-02-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By 03bmw525i
My 2003 525iA has sport pkg and includes 17"...

My 2003 525iA has sport pkg and includes 17" wheels, sport steering wheel, sport seats ( have adjustable thigh support), on my model the chrome trim is still chrome, not 'blacked-out'. I was told...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-22-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By 03bmw525i
+1, "325" on back without an 'e' is still the...

+1, "325" on back without an 'e' is still the eta. Economy, 121HP, lower-revving, ( different tach to reflect lower RPM) more torque and better mileage than a 325i. If it is a late 87-88...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By 03bmw525i
My 87 325e would die consistently after about 20...

My 87 325e would die consistently after about 20 minutes. Then would not re-start for about an hour. Ended up being crank position sensor. It runs very well after replacing them ( 2 on my car, ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-05-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,153
Posted By 03bmw525i
87 325e here --have done extensive brake...

87 325e here --have done extensive brake work--pads, rotors, lines, calipers and master cylinder within past year. Brakes are fantastic! Car stops on a dime. Car is relatively light, so even brakes...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-28-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,830
Posted By 03bmw525i
Yeah, had similar issue with my 87 325e. ...

Yeah, had similar issue with my 87 325e. Replaced main and fuel pump relays, thinking it was that--then replaced fuel pump--that didn't fix it. So finally replaced crank position sensors ( 2 on my...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,779
Posted By 03bmw525i
Hi. Yeah, I also replaced the main relay, the...

Hi. Yeah, I also replaced the main relay, the fuel pump relay and the oxy sensor relay ( all 3 of these under a separate plastic cover on driver side strut tower). It made a big difference in...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-24-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,779
Posted By 03bmw525i
Sounds like classic symptoms of fuel pump check...

Sounds like classic symptoms of fuel pump check valve issues to me. There is a kit out online someplace that allows you to just replace the check valve but I would just replace the pump. Obviously...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-16-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,829
Posted By 03bmw525i
I would replace it for good measure. There could...

I would replace it for good measure. There could be some moisture getting in there causing issues and inconsistent starting. Keep going, you'll figure it out eventually! I also replaced my fuel...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-16-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,829
Posted By 03bmw525i
Had similar issue and was told and I was...

Had similar issue and was told and I was convinced it was fuel pump. After a lot of mis-diagnosing on my part, ( thinking it was coolant-temp sensor, cold-start injector--I have an 87 325e) etc. It...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-15-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By 03bmw525i
Froze as in ice/cold weather frozen or as in...

Froze as in ice/cold weather frozen or as in stuck mechanically? My lock froze due to weather, and I used the trunk lock with key and locked and unlocked the locks repeatedly while someone held a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-09-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By 03bmw525i
In additon to all the 'regular' maintenance...

In additon to all the 'regular' maintenance mentioned in previous posts, I also replaced the alternator and FSU in my car. Both of which failed at around 95-98k. I have not done a cooling overhaul...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-07-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By 03bmw525i
+1 on crank position sensor. This is a problem...

+1 on crank position sensor. This is a problem that mimics bad fuel pump. If your car is routinely refusing to start after it's warmed up, that is a good indication that it is the CPS. If the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-06-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,767
Posted By 03bmw525i
+1 air in system. Also, check coolant temp...

+1 air in system. Also, check coolant temp sensor.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-18-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,707
Posted By 03bmw525i
325e here, '87, 5spd., the sensor on top of the...

325e here, '87, 5spd., the sensor on top of the coolant reservoir is only to monitor the coolant level not the coolant temperature. If the coolant is too low ( and the sensor is hooked up and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By 03bmw525i
2003 525iA--snow tires on 16's, 100 lb sand bag...

2003 525iA--snow tires on 16's, 100 lb sand bag in trunk and start off in 2 and never have had a problem. Tank-like. I don't usually touch DSC button. This has been a tough year, more ice than I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-14-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By 03bmw525i
rocker panels;body color vs. black

87 325e, 5spd. w/189k. Delphin Grey. Just curious here. My rocker panels ( under doors and fender area) need some attention. On my car, stock, they are the same color as the body. I have been...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-14-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By 03bmw525i
This might not be your problem, but I had various...

This might not be your problem, but I had various electrical things happen spontaneously i.e. my alarm going off, sunroof opening a bit, messages like 'check brake light' , etc. and it all boiled...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-13-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,877
Posted By 03bmw525i
Had very similar issue with my 87 325e. At first...

Had very similar issue with my 87 325e. At first I checked out fuelpump, various relays, colant temp sensor etc. It ended up being crankshaft position sensor, which is located on the bell-housing...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-05-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By 03bmw525i
OP, Glad you have the same sense of humor! As...

OP, Glad you have the same sense of humor! As far as changing things on my dash, I like to keep things stock, too. But the computer near the radio that showed time and temp, etc.. crapped out. I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-04-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By 03bmw525i
Showoff! E30's here did not come with them. ...

Showoff! E30's here did not come with them. Maybe an eject button?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-04-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By 03bmw525i
Maybe add rear fog lights?

Maybe add rear fog lights?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-01-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,457
Posted By 03bmw525i
Is the gas gauge showing higher than normal...

Is the gas gauge showing higher than normal consumption? If so, you have a major leak someplace, not just exhaust smells . Just thinking out loud here. Good luck in finding the source and don't...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By 03bmw525i
warm no start issue finally solved

87 325e 5spd. coupe. 190k. It's been a while since I last posted. I had warm no start issue and random stalling issues after engine was warm. Symptoms; car would run fine up until the temp...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-22-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By 03bmw525i
Have similar issues. Will be checking fuel pump...

Have similar issues. Will be checking fuel pump and CTS There are apparently many potential culprits. Have already made sure relays and fuses are ok. My Indy is betting fuel pump. External on my...
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