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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-27-2014, 01:05 AM
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Posted By Billwill
The site http://www.e30tech.com/forum has a E30...

The site http://www.e30tech.com/forum has a E30 FAQS DIY section that has a good write-up on replacing batteries on the clusters.;)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-26-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Billwill
Yes that is fine but make sure you pull off the...

Yes that is fine but make sure you pull off the existing wires on those pins 85 of K5 and K7 and let them hang loose...insulated of course...before adding a ground to the pins.;)

If that does not...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-20-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Billwill
I see that you do also have K7 installed which is...

I see that you do also have K7 installed which is the other unloader relay...basically in parrallel to K5 except that fuse 10 supplies +12 volts to K7 pin 86.
So any reading you see on the pins of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-15-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Billwill
The relays have a schematic on them showing the...

The relays have a schematic on them showing the numbering of the pins....you generally need to flip over the complete fuse box to get to the pins which is a bit of a pain or if you know the colors of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-14-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Billwill
OK lets start at the basics. When the engine...

OK lets start at the basics.

When the engine is running or standing with ignition ON you need to have +12 volts on pins 86 and 30 of the K5 relay.

Pin 85 should be nearly at ground...it...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-08-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Billwill
Yes the sensor is wrapped around the one plug...

Yes the sensor is wrapped around the one plug lead....it is years since I had my 323i but I believe it is on the plug lead going to cyl# 6.

My 4 pot 318i M40 has the sensor on lead 4....as the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-07-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By Billwill
What 7pilot and downhiller said...check the CPS...

What 7pilot and downhiller said...check the CPS is adjusted properly and is working.
The fuel pumps will only run once the engine starts turning over and the ECU picks up the CPS pulses.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-07-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Billwill
I always have found that my E30s only like NGK. ...

I always have found that my E30s only like NGK.

You can change the distributor cap and rotor as suggested if they look a bit bad.....the original OEM plug leads are usually much better than any...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Billwill
Your "Euro" E30 needs the Haynes Manual.....best...

Your "Euro" E30 needs the Haynes Manual.....best for these cars while Bentley tends to be better for USA models.

The Haynes Manual is: "BMW 3-&5 SERIES 1983 to 1991...manual number 1948"

I have...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-15-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Billwill
You are lucky that you have a LHD E30....changing...

You are lucky that you have a LHD E30....changing the clutch master cylinder on the RHD needs having small Japanese-type fingers and a lot of patience. This is because the brake servo is still on the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-15-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Billwill
My 1984 323i and my present 1991 318i (M40) have...

My 1984 323i and my present 1991 318i (M40) have always hated Bosch plugs....which is weird as it is also a German company.

I only use NGKs single electrode....get long life, performance and good...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-14-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Billwill
I would advise you to replace both the clutch...

I would advise you to replace both the clutch master cylinder and the slave cylinder at the same time....they usually pack up within weeks of each other and you have to bleed the system in any...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-10-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Billwill
If your steering shaft has a rubber Guibo in it...

If your steering shaft has a rubber Guibo in it there is a good chance that the rubber is disintergrating.....happened on my M40.......steering wheel could be moved like crazy while the car carried...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-08-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Billwill
Did you connect the wires up correctly to the new...

Did you connect the wires up correctly to the new starter?

Should be a Black/Yellow wire going onto the one small terminal of the solenoid that should get +12 volts when you turn the key to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-06-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,189
Posted By Billwill
Great so once you replace the fuel pump you...

Great so once you replace the fuel pump you should be up and running and are now an expert at fixing electrical problems on an E30!

No Labor Day here in SA but I am retired and have a fare amount...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-05-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,189
Posted By Billwill
Best is to check the main relay does work by...

Best is to check the main relay does work by pulling it out and applying battery voltage across pins 85 and 86....85 must go to ground and 86 to positive. My circuit diagram shows a diode inside the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-04-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,189
Posted By Billwill
Does your Main Relay definitely have two pin 87s?...

Does your Main Relay definitely have two pin 87s? ie. the two pins are internally connected inside the relay as shown in the diagram.

Some people replace this relay with one that only has the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,189
Posted By Billwill
Yeah check for spark and fuel and see if the...

Yeah check for spark and fuel and see if the spark plugs are wet....that means they are operating. Ignition switch is probably OK.

Does your E30 have the battery in the trunk? If so there are two...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Billwill
Yeah that site is a bit fussy about the IP...

Yeah that site is a bit fussy about the IP addresses trying to access it...I sometimes have to use a different 3G Sim card to get through to it but it is a good site for Euro E30s.;)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-15-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Billwill
I don't see what the position of the harmonic...

I don't see what the position of the harmonic damper will have to do with the timing or excess fuel being burnt....other than if the timing is now slightly out.

The crankshaft sensor sits at the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-14-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Billwill
I believe...but may be wrong... that the M20...

I believe...but may be wrong... that the M20 gearbox will fit but sits at a bit of an angle so some modification of the gearlever is needed.

You should ask this question at the UK site:...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Billwill
You bought the Haynes manual for the E36 3 series...

You bought the Haynes manual for the E36 3 series which came after the E30. The correct Haynes manual is "1948 BMW 3 &5 Series 1983 to Apr 1991."

The Haynes manual is best for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-12-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Billwill
Remove any immobilisor....they always cause...

Remove any immobilisor....they always cause problems. You can fit your own hidden switch to immobilise the car!
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-08-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Billwill
I would love to replace my M40 engine with an...

I would love to replace my M40 engine with an M42.....quit a popular mod here if you do not want the weight and fuel usage of a six cylinder!;)
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-07-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Billwill
You probably have the 16 valve M42 engine which...

You probably have the 16 valve M42 engine which uses a chain...in Europe the 318i more commonly is the 8 valve M40 which uses a belt.;)
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