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Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-19-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By bmw-mania
replaced the head bolts.. *AFTER* the head was...

replaced the head bolts.. *AFTER* the head was done?
Was the head done properly? any chance of a warped head?
check the back of the head for leaks.

and on that note.. u referenced a oil leak.....
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-19-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,825
Posted By bmw-mania
In the pic, on the bottom left bolt you will see...

In the pic, on the bottom left bolt you will see a TAG with the gear ratio stamped on it.
*S* tag on the diff means its a Limited Slip Diff... no *S* means its a "open" diff.
example S3,23 would be...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-19-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By bmw-mania
^ +1 on some of the good advice above. ...

^ +1 on some of the good advice above.

secure the vehicle on jackstands and inspect/check the driveshaft and rotating assembly.

look for slop in the following:

U joints (a local guy near me...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-19-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
M3
Views: 294
Posted By bmw-mania
^ yup.. +1 on paypal Money Order? Wire...

^ yup.. +1 on paypal

Money Order?
Wire transfer?

wait... The car in North Carolina?
YOUR IN NY!..
its only like 7 hours away from you.
Go south, get a ride, jump a train, rideshare on CL,...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-10-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By bmw-mania
blower motor is a cinch... you can access from...

blower motor is a cinch... you can access from engine compartment.
the blower motor brushes are usually all that needs to be replaced.

check shoguns e32 site.. there is a DIY on there.

Cheers!
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-10-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By bmw-mania
eliminate possibility of other owners *fix* of...

eliminate possibility of other owners *fix* of wiring...

swap fuel pump relay with a known working one.

try giving the pump a *whack* while starting..
if it works.. you have a failing fuel...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-10-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By bmw-mania
check rotating assembly(s) on front of motor.. ...

check rotating assembly(s) on front of motor..
output shaft bearing on water pump
and idler pulley bearings..

Id be weary until you find it.

Cheers!
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-10-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By bmw-mania
SUBARU?! wtf mate? if its a *iL*...

SUBARU?!
wtf mate?



if its a *iL* model.. DONT.
Fix it correctly, replace springs, and drive the bloody hell out of it.


If its a *i* model.. you can use coilovers for a E34 to get...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-10-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By bmw-mania
of course.. :roundel:

of course..
:roundel:
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-10-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By bmw-mania
might have what your lookin for.. are the...

might have what your lookin for..

are the wheels on your car BMW? or aftermarket?
damage?
tires? size? brand? life left?
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-10-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By bmw-mania
try simple Dx.. these cars are energy hogs. ...

try simple Dx..
these cars are energy hogs.
Probably something overlooked.

why was battery replaced?
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-06-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By bmw-mania
Uploading some pics today.. AND somehow...

Uploading some pics today..

AND somehow acquired yet ANOTHER e32 735iL..
http://www.freetexturesblueprints.com/albums/userpics/10001/BMW_7_series_E32.jpg
time to break out the lederhausen ...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-06-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By bmw-mania
Bret.. You can take a trip to your local...

Bret..
You can take a trip to your local dealer, and request a printout.

Or punch the last 7 digits of your VIN here..

http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

and it will give...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-06-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By bmw-mania
^ Paul.... Lots of things.. Did you leave...

^ Paul....
Lots of things..

Did you leave a door open?
Key in *on* position?
Light on?
etc..

Check fuses & relays
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 03-06-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,823
Posted By bmw-mania
Hey Dok, Just had a client come in with the...

Hey Dok,
Just had a client come in with the same issue.. LOL

time for the BMW riverdance.

Going to stomp test
check codes
Check fuses & relays
check battery
check alternator
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-26-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By bmw-mania
.. service your brake system.. the whole thing......

.. service your brake system.. the whole thing... not just one corner.
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-26-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By bmw-mania
thats called a tumbler.. look on side of lock...

thats called a tumbler..
look on side of lock cylinder.. should be a spot where you can stick a safety pin in..
it should remove cylinder from ign housing..

search for the "spinning key fix"...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,762
Posted By bmw-mania
its not that bad.. just takes some patience and a...

its not that bad.. just takes some patience and a mobile welder..
:roundel:
pics courtesy of CSB..
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=401327&d=1381378937...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-26-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By bmw-mania
what mods? dirty engine dirty intake vac...

what mods?

dirty engine
dirty intake
vac leaks

clean the intake, maf, tps, asc*, tb, etc..

check fuel pressure
check fuel filter
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By bmw-mania
fix first.. then mod. Once you have the car...

fix first.. then mod.
Once you have the car 100% functional, then start looking at intelligent upgrades



NO. not ever..
You should do some reading.. familiarize yourself with these vehicles...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 12-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By bmw-mania
Well.. If your in the Bay Area in California... ...

Well.. If your in the Bay Area in California...
http://mcmanuslab.ucsf.edu/sites/mcmanuslab.ucsf.edu/files/imagepicker/m/mmcmanus/san-francisco.jpg
Put the stock chip in (dinan chip has altered...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 12-26-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 855
Posted By bmw-mania
petrol in the tank? :dunno: have someone...

petrol in the tank? :dunno:

have someone start the car while someone bangs on the bottom of the gas tank

*possibility is that its the fuel pump accessible thru trunk..
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 12-26-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,823
Posted By bmw-mania
came across this.. thought it should be...

came across this.. thought it should be parroted..

Trans Prog Error. If there is one fault that makes you sweat, this is it! You get the message of doom on the OBC and the gearbox locks itself in...
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 12-22-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,856
Posted By bmw-mania
MERRY XMAS TO ME! My water pump decided to...

MERRY XMAS TO ME!

My water pump decided to pack its bags and leave.
(yes.. its failing) :mad:

guess its time to address the cooling system.. :rolleyes:

stay tuned.. pix to come..
Forum: 7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994) 12-22-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By bmw-mania
Sorry to hear about your BMW.. but because it...

Sorry to hear about your BMW..
but because it was clipped in the front you should probably overhaul the cooling system..

check/replace..
fan
fan clutch (magazine test)
thermostat
waterpump...
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