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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By BimPorDrvr
Blower Box Maintenance

I have a 1997 328i 5 speed with 158,000 miles and found it developed a leak in the heater core. I took the car to my favorite indie and it took 10 hours to remove the HVAC box from the dash. Sure...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-29-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By BimPorDrvr
I meant the air pump didn't run when I checked it...

I meant the air pump didn't run when I checked it with the DVM. I checked it directly at the connector. BTW, the negative (ground) lead goes directly to a mounting nut about six inches away on the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-29-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By BimPorDrvr
Well; I've replaced the pump, valve, and vacuum...

Well; I've replaced the pump, valve, and vacuum hose that runs from the hard line around the front of the engine to the valve. I started the car without the blower in place and the valve was...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-27-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By BimPorDrvr
Yes. The valve failure is common. I changed it...

Yes. The valve failure is common. I changed it out on the '96 e36 I once owned. I've got the parts and will now do it again on this '97 e36. Miraculously the car passed emission check today. I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-24-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By BimPorDrvr
I was under the hood replacing a coolant line and...

I was under the hood replacing a coolant line and had a hard look at the air pump and valve. I think what I've been seeing is condensation and not coolant. I believe the valve has failed open and is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-24-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By BimPorDrvr
I've ordered a secondary air pump and valve. I'll...

I've ordered a secondary air pump and valve. I'll put them in along with some new vacuum lines and report back. It is a weird issue.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-22-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By BimPorDrvr
Secondary Air Pump - Coolant

This is incredibly weird. We bought a '97 328i over the weekend. The body and interior are very nice for a twenty year old car.

Here's the issue. There is COOLANT leaking from the secondary air...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,700
Posted By BimPorDrvr
Resetting the OBC with #21 will bring the guage...

Resetting the OBC with #21 will bring the guage back from just past noon but it doesn't always stay that way - that's been my experience. Take a look at where the guage needle comes to rest when the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 02-15-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,136
Posted By BimPorDrvr
I did the 3M job on a set of really cloudy Saab...

I did the 3M job on a set of really cloudy Saab 9-5 headlights and then applied a 60 mil thick film. They still look like the day I polished them and that was 8 months ago. Posters on Saab boards...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 248,668
Posted By BimPorDrvr
I've experienced three more types of clunks from...

I've experienced three more types of clunks from the rear. I found the shock mount noise to be higher in the chassis as well as somewhat higher pitched. Sounded like hitting two 2x2's together....
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