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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-23-2017, 06:50 PM
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Welcome.... Fuel: according to the owners...

Welcome....
Fuel: according to the owners manual you can run 87 or better. I would recommend not running less than 89 and definitely not less than 91 if the ECU has a performance chip.
You can...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-14-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By BigBoy740il
I have the same rims in 18s which were purchased...

I have the same rims in 18s which were purchased from EurostopUSA many years ago.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-13-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
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OP We can't see the picture Sent from...

OP
We can't see the picture


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-11-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By BigBoy740il
Go to your local parts store and get the Osram...

Go to your local parts store and get the Osram bulbs. Are these the ones for the instrument cluster and dash?


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-10-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
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Yes. Sent from my iPhone using...

Yes.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-09-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By BigBoy740il
92 318i vert w/M42 brake bleeding problem

You can verify the master cylinder and pump are working by cracking the lines in and out of the ABS pump. This will ensure you eliminate any air in the brake lines.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-08-2017, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By BigBoy740il
On the hunt

Here are just a few things to get you started, but always remember to get a pre-purchase inspection
1). Maintenance history- when was timing belt changed (5yrs or 60k)
2). Rust in wheel wells,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-08-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By BigBoy740il
10.4vdc indicates a dead or extremely low battery...

10.4vdc indicates a dead or extremely low battery charge. Remove and charge the battery first. While the battery is out, clean all ground points for the engine and battery and check for any blown...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-05-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By BigBoy740il
Welcome to the Fest. Sent from my...

Welcome to the Fest.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-17-2017, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By BigBoy740il
Don't forget to disconnect the coolant hoses from...

Don't forget to disconnect the coolant hoses from the front and rear of the head.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-17-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By BigBoy740il
Try a Google search. A simple search produced...

Try a Google search. A simple search produced sites like autohauzaz, pelicanparts, realoem, bavauto, gutenparts, and turner motorsports. Use realoem to get the BMW part number, then expand your...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-16-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,127
Posted By BigBoy740il
Hesitation when I give it Throttle

Your fault is most definitely in the charging system. If the car runs without issue and performance is only affected during current draw, then you alternator is not maintaining the correct voltage. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-16-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By BigBoy740il
Oil pan leak

If you must retain the pan, follow the steps of Zeichen311. Instead of cleaning the area with Dawn dish liquid use non chlorinated brake cleaner. It will remove all traces of oil, leaves no residue...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-16-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 26,127
Posted By BigBoy740il
Hesitation when I give it Throttle

1). Clean the ground points for the engine and battery.
2). Start the car and test the output of the alternator at the battery. You should see 13.5-14vdc. This indicates that the alternator is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-15-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By BigBoy740il
Coolant leak 1989 BMW 325ic

There's a gasket in there that you must replace to fix the problem. Don't bypass it since you live in Oregon. Folks in warmer climates have that option. Plus, It only cost $5....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-10-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By BigBoy740il
No known aftermarket part for this item. You...

No known aftermarket part for this item. You really screwed yourself by damaging this part as 90 percent of all E30 don't have it anymore. As a result, a trip to the strip yard might be fruitless. ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-10-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By BigBoy740il
Yes. The 325i has dual pipes from front to rear,...

Yes. The 325i has dual pipes from front to rear, plus the exhaust manifolds had larger ports.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-10-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By BigBoy740il
Remove the two plastic nuts and screws on each...

Remove the two plastic nuts and screws on each side that connect it to the fender liner and chassis. Take care not to break it as it's probably brittle.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-09-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By BigBoy740il
Swap your complete exhaust with one from a 325i. ...

Swap your complete exhaust with one from a 325i. Also, check out this site for more info on eta improvements. http://www.strictlyeta.net/tech.html


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-09-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By BigBoy740il
I've seen it before... oil leaking from the...

I've seen it before... oil leaking from the bottom of the head between cylinder 3 and 4. Just replace head bolts and get a complete upper gasket set. It will include all o-rings, seals, intake and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-08-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By BigBoy740il
Hope this helps...

Hope this helps...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-08-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By BigBoy740il
Help car is slower after engine fix

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B80wFxXkIygxSFZuNDZXMXBLVlE/edit?usp=sharing

E30 Bentley manual
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-08-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By BigBoy740il
Since your car is an automatic, definitely check...

Since your car is an automatic, definitely check the adjustment of the transmission throttle cable. Look in the forum resource center for a link to a repair manual.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-08-2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By BigBoy740il
I remove mine to get more room to remove the fuel...

I remove mine to get more room to remove the fuel rail with injectors intact. Also the space helps with cleaning the debris from around the injector ports. I simply put a towel over the head to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By BigBoy740il
Yes... but the rubber o-rings will not allow you...

Yes... but the rubber o-rings will not allow you to just pull the injectors out without some motivation.


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