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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-31-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By 7pilot
new quality pump, and rest of fuel system in good...

new quality pump, and rest of fuel system in good order, you should hear a quiet hiss.
Whine sound indicates that the pump is straining, or worn out internally.
A whine after a brand new ...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-02-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By 7pilot
Sounds like bad plug leads. From a similar...

Sounds like bad plug leads.
From a similar experience with an E30 M3.
Crap drivability when cold, then better running after 15-20 minutes of driving.
Don't rule out clogged injectors, and/or a...
Forum: E30 M3 (1986-1990) 04-07-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By 7pilot
First you locate the relevant sub forum. Then,...

First you locate the relevant sub forum.
Then, since you're looking at buying an old car...
1, decide if you are committed enough to either spend lots of money on maintenance and repairs via a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-02-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By 7pilot
This current blurb may be a joke, but it will...

This current blurb may be a joke, but it will become reality.
It already is a reality for certain BMW classics.

I have had an order for the rear trunk panel of my E30 M3 for 4 years.

m
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 03-03-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By 7pilot
Sounds like the rear U-joint of the driveshaft is...

Sounds like the rear U-joint of the driveshaft is worn out.
Replace driveshaft and guibo, but it is a classic symptom of failed U-Joint.
My 99 has the same symptoms. Just waiting to install a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-21-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By 7pilot
Ideally yes, and with the car in the air...

Ideally yes, and with the car in the air supported by jackstands or hydraulic lift, position the suspension bits at normal ride height(for the new C/o kit) and torque 'em down.

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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-20-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By 7pilot
the suspension/sway bar bushes are creaking. ...

the suspension/sway bar bushes are creaking.
The altered ride height via the coilovers is causing the chassis to torque the bushes out of their normal rest position.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-08-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By 7pilot
My example was an engine in top shape. Don't...

My example was an engine in top shape.
Don't know about yours so If you want to do your own work, get a Bentley Manual and a DVOM before you chase parts.
At any rate it seems to be a rev limiter...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-07-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By 7pilot
$$ on a compromised sensor. 3/8 drive ratchet,...

$$ on a compromised sensor.
3/8 drive ratchet, extension, 5mm 3/8 drive Allen tool.
pull each wheel and sensor.
Examine the sensor harnesses especially RF and clean and reinstall sensors.
If the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-07-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By 7pilot
I ran into this problem with an E30 M3 It...

I ran into this problem with an E30 M3
It could sometimes be revved above 1500 in idle (accelerating the reciprocating mass but ignition was not keeping up)
It would hit a hard cut off at 1500...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 10-20-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By 7pilot
I think you may want to search for this car on...

I think you may want to search for this car on other BMW forums..
There has been a bit of debate regarding the provenance of the car.
Caveat Emptor.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-16-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By 7pilot
Who are you running with? The conversion to a...

Who are you running with?
The conversion to a DOHC six is going to class you in with modifieds if you run with the SCCA.
The Modifieds weigh around 1300Lb roughly with almost unlimited power, aero,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-12-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By 7pilot
Recheck the wiring to the starter. Sounds like...

Recheck the wiring to the starter.
Sounds like a miswired/bodged unloader relay circuit.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By 7pilot
Unless you are mechanically inclined and willing...

Unless you are mechanically inclined and willing to tinker, I would avoid getting one.
They are old cars now.
Running a 20 + yo BMW is a bipolar relationship.
m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-09-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By 7pilot
At that age and that low of a mileage, I'd be...

At that age and that low of a mileage, I'd be thinking about replacing the coolant temp SENSOR, and pulling the injector and having them cleaned.
Then a tune up.
If still rich, then attention to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-09-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By 7pilot
SOme Euro market iterations of specific years of...

SOme Euro market iterations of specific years of our cars can have the main fuel filter in the engine compartment.
Two pump sized canisters ahead of the left rear wheel will be definitive :)

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-09-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By 7pilot
Most of the daily driver examples I saw in the...

Most of the daily driver examples I saw in the UK, including my Brothers' are in way better condition on average than they are in the Mid West USA.
They ARE appreciating over here country wide.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By 7pilot
There are 2 fuel filters. First is in the tank...

There are 2 fuel filters.
First is in the tank to filter for the lift pump Second is below the main pump ahead of the left rear wheel.

m
Edit I see that you have an 'e' so the location of the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-06-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By 7pilot
Engine wants, fuel, fire and air to run. test...

Engine wants, fuel, fire and air to run.
test for the presence of all three.
Get a Bentley manual for the car and read up on how each system works on the car.

It will be cheaper/better than...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-06-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By 7pilot
check the main relay. If ok, then direct your...

check the main relay.
If ok, then direct your attention to whether or not you have spark.
Read up on the crank position sensor also.

m
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 10-05-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By 7pilot
Look for: 1, rust from post accident damage. ...

Look for:
1, rust from post accident damage.
2, thumps and clunks when driving slowly over bumps...worn out front suspension.
3, having to frequently correct the steering on a straight camber free...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-05-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By 7pilot
somebody had an aftermarket electric fan...

somebody had an aftermarket electric fan installed, and removed it prior to sale.

m
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-05-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By 7pilot
I would strongly suggest that you walk away from...

I would strongly suggest that you walk away from this example, due to your lack of experience with mechanicals.
"No insurance" hides a multitude of problems.
In this instance, you're not actually...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 10-05-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By 7pilot
Loud external pump scenario has one or several...

Loud external pump scenario has one or several potential causes:
1, failed in-tank lift pump and less than 5/8 tank of fuel.
2, Failing external pump.
3, clogged fuel filter.
4, clogged in tank...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-30-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By 7pilot
key out of ignition also m

key out of ignition also

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