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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-14-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By drivinfaster
the ti (compact) is *much* lighter, so even a...

the ti (compact) is *much* lighter, so even a stock m52 would be a huge improvement and probably be a blast.

but yeah, depending on the specs, ymmv....:eeps:




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By drivinfaster
fisrt things first, make sure that the system has...

fisrt things first, make sure that the system has been fully bled. the air can be difficult for inexperienced diy'ers to properly bleed.


a block test can confirm whether or not a headgasket is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By drivinfaster
there are, but they seldom ever set since the dme...

there are, but they seldom ever set since the dme looks at this as the main input for the engine turning. if it doesn't see a signal, how would it set a code for no signal??:dunno:


you *could*...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By drivinfaster
no codes for fuel pump.... df

no codes for fuel pump....





df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By drivinfaster
either a fuel pump or crank position sensor. ...

either a fuel pump or crank position sensor.


check for power to the fuel pump with a test light while cranking.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By drivinfaster
i agree with karl about the differences between...

i agree with karl about the differences between the compression readings that were shown, and even without a "0" reading I would be skeptical of this engine.

i disagree regarding the valve...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-07-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,489
Posted By drivinfaster
wait,...i am confused. if the ews2 is deleted in...

wait,...i am confused. if the ews2 is deleted in the dme you put in, then you would not *need* to cut/splice wires. (this doesn't work on ews2, btw, no manual bypass like ews without a reflash to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9,223
Views: 213,402
Posted By drivinfaster
^yummy!!! :yummy: df

^yummy!!! :yummy:



df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By drivinfaster
this. how long ago did you purchase this??...

this.

how long ago did you purchase this?? return policy?? go through ebay and/or your credit card company for resolution....




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,489
Posted By drivinfaster
ews disables the starter, so i didn't think that...

ews disables the starter, so i didn't think that was your issue....however, you may need a dme relay.

are you getting power to the fuse when cranking?? how are you checking for power to the fuel...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By drivinfaster
no,...just more involved. write up about this are...

no,...just more involved. write up about this are also on the forum and the google.





df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9,223
Views: 213,402
Posted By drivinfaster
apparently not...:dunno: ...

apparently not...:dunno:






"eccentric shaft" for the wankel.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By drivinfaster
not a whole lot of guys on the forum with trans...

not a whole lot of guys on the forum with trans experience, honestly. most of the consensus would be to get a 'proper' transmission with a third pedal, however, that may not always be a viable...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By drivinfaster
ok,....i'll play along....:tsk: 1, you...

ok,....i'll play along....:tsk:


1, you may have a bad starter (hence the reason that nothing happens when you turn the key)

or

you could have a bad charging system which has drained the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By drivinfaster
ok,....i'll play along....:tsk: 1, you...

ok,....i'll play along....:tsk:


1, you may have a bad starter (hence the reason that nothing happens when you turn the key)

or

you could have a bad charging system which has drained the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-01-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,391
Posted By drivinfaster
i dig!! :thumbup: df

i dig!! :thumbup:



df
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-30-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By drivinfaster
that doesn't look like an egr valve, rather an...

that doesn't look like an egr valve, rather an air pump valve. this is a sohc motor that is not available in the north american market.

as to whether or not the motor is compatible or not, i...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By drivinfaster
if the starter and battery and charging system...

if the starter and battery and charging system were "fine", then why would you need to push start it?? :dunno:

a poorly running vehicle could be caused by a poorly charging system.

again,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By drivinfaster
well first things first....check the battery and...

well first things first....check the battery and starter. no sense trying to push start the car and it makes it much easier to check the rest of the stuff that needs to be verified.

also check...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By drivinfaster
if you were stopping on a sandy surface it is...

if you were stopping on a sandy surface it is likely that your abs was activated. it tends to be traumatic for people since they do not expect it and it acts completely unlike the regular brakes.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By drivinfaster
oh, and yeah,...taking the oil cap off while...

oh, and yeah,...taking the oil cap off while running will affect the idle. that's normal.


nothing to be worried about.




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By drivinfaster
well, good news is that it is probably not a...

well, good news is that it is probably not a headgasket. most likely you will need to get the idle control valve (icv) cleaned. fairly simple job, but you may wish to order the icv hoses as they can...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-30-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By drivinfaster
the fog lights sill not function if the brights...

the fog lights sill not function if the brights (high beams) are on, so check to make sure they're not set that way. other than that, if the wiring was already there they should function.

check...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-29-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By drivinfaster
my vote is with karl. use a hose pinch off...

my vote is with karl.

use a hose pinch off tool on the rubber hose to the slave cylinder to isolate the clutch master. it should be rock hard and not move. if it seeps down, the clutch master...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-29-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 386
Posted By drivinfaster
if you are smelling raw fuel from the rear of the...

if you are smelling raw fuel from the rear of the vehicle and not in the cabin, i would suspect that you have an issue with the fuel tank evap system, fuel filler hose, or some other tank related...
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