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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Today, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,416
Posted By Woodacre tom
I screwed up, the web site is auto head...

I screwed up, the web site is auto head performance
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,416
Posted By Woodacre tom
Fill it up with water after it has cooled off and...

Fill it up with water after it has cooled off and run it for a 10 minutes and see how much steam is coming from the tail pipe; look up "cooling system bleeding E36".If you see steam from the tail...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,416
Posted By Woodacre tom
If you overheated it, the head is cracked. I...

If you overheated it, the head is cracked. I wen't threw the same situation and it was a cooling system leak that went unnoticed in a E36 ( The kids car ) I bought a remanufactured head from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-11-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By Woodacre tom
It's possable that some part of the cooling...

It's possable that some part of the cooling system just snapped, due to the fact that it's plastic and you smacked the front of the car. If you saw a good amount of coolant under the car when you...
Forum: New England Region - MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT 03-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By Woodacre tom
Had my 330 up at 130 on highway 5 in Nor Cal and...

Had my 330 up at 130 on highway 5 in Nor Cal and it was fun. I did get picked off by the cops $400 ticket.Oh well
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Woodacre tom
You putting a M Badge on a 318 is like a turbo...

You putting a M Badge on a 318 is like a turbo sticker on a prius. If you have to re-badge a BMW put a 318 Badge on an M
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-13-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,416
Posted By Woodacre tom
If you have an E36 or E46 replace the whole...

If you have an E36 or E46 replace the whole flippen cooling system and be done with it! It's big money when it overheats.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By Woodacre tom
Are you sure this trans is not just low on fluid?...

Are you sure this trans is not just low on fluid? Take it to a shop and ask them to
check the fluid level. If it is low have them top it off and clear the code.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-30-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Woodacre tom
looks like a good way to do this. I had a problem...

looks like a good way to do this. I had a problem getting the cam travel correct resulting in a p1519 code. I had to go back in and re- time the cams. What I learned was this: Take the exaust cam...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,178
Posted By Woodacre tom
I put a rebuilt head on my 328i with 170 on the...

I put a rebuilt head on my 328i with 170 on the clock with no oil cunsumption problem at all,It will run great. Don't part it out you will piss away your money and a good car.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,359
Posted By Woodacre tom
I have this same car. I bought it for my son for ...

I have this same car. I bought it for my son for $3900 on craigs list and dumped about 3500 into it. It is well worth it, fun to drive, fast!
Keep up the good work!
Looks great
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-18-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,448
Posted By Woodacre tom
I did my 328 @ 170K....I had the flywheel...

I did my 328 @ 170K....I had the flywheel resurfaced by a good machine shop for $100 Bucks.The only concern by the machinest was the ability of the FW to rotate and compress on its
springs. It...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-21-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Woodacre tom
Replace as much as you can. I did my 328 and it...

Replace as much as you can. I did my 328 and it was around $800 dollars. I went with all upgraded parts. It is money well spent when you consider what a cooling system
failure ends up costing you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-18-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By Woodacre tom
Flush it out with clean water, pour in 1 gal of...

Flush it out with clean water, pour in 1 gal of BMW coolant and a bottle of red line water wetter, top it off with water and you are good to go.

Make sure you bleed the system!!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-04-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By Woodacre tom
sell it on your own! That car has value and is...

sell it on your own! That car has value and is very much in demand. It would be a sad day to see that car pimped to a used car toyota lot.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-03-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By Woodacre tom
Get the wiring diagram from a manual or on line....

Get the wiring diagram from a manual or on line. This will help you find the begining and of the end of the wiring in question. If you start pulling on wires to find the begining
and the end you can...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-23-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By Woodacre tom
I have this same problem after a HG and Head...

I have this same problem after a HG and Head replacement. YouTube has a good video on this. I will be going in after this one in the spring.
I think it has all to do with how the vanos gear slides...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,863
Posted By Woodacre tom
make sure your AMP is turning off when the car is...

make sure your AMP is turning off when the car is OFF.
It sounds like something is draining the battery.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-06-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By Woodacre tom
Wait until you get on the freeway and that car...

Wait until you get on the freeway and that car sucks your eyeballs into the back of your head.

Merry Christmas kid !!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,913
Posted By Woodacre tom
How much is the car worth to you. Price in your...

How much is the car worth to you. Price in your risk with all of the know's and unknown's and make the offer
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10,850
Views: 536,244
Posted By Woodacre tom
UPS dropped off my new lower control arms and...

UPS dropped off my new lower control arms and bushings for my E36....170K on the originals
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-16-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,255
Posted By Woodacre tom
I'm going with a fuel pump on this one.

I'm going with a fuel pump on this one.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-05-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By Woodacre tom
Just went through this on my kids e36. I did a...

Just went through this on my kids e36. I did a light sanding (dry) then wet sanded it to
knock down the clear coat. I then sprayed it with clear coat in a can.

It's a "get what you pay for deal"...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-02-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 559
Posted By Woodacre tom
e36 vanos question

Were should the vanos piston be in relationship to its travel in the bore
when the car is locked at top dead center.

Did a HG and now I have this 1519 code. Car runs perfect but I want to turn...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-30-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By Woodacre tom
Get 1 more gallon of water a pint of redline...

Get 1 more gallon of water a pint of redline water wetter and you are good to go.

Remember to bleed the air out of the system and check you fan's
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