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Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 01-21-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By catso
Cooling fan clutch, loose fan belt, bad water...

Cooling fan clutch, loose fan belt, bad water pump, bad thermostat, clogged radiator, lots of possibilities. Carefully inspect the entire cooling system and check the tension on the fan belt and the...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 01-19-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By catso
The Bentley repair manual indicates they are...

The Bentley repair manual indicates they are "stretch" bolts, therefore it would be wise to replace them with new and not reuse them.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-17-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By catso
M52 DISA's rarely fail.

M52 DISA's rarely fail.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-07-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By catso
Not really, you can do the OFHG in about an hour...

Not really, you can do the OFHG in about an hour or two and the parts are less than $10. It's the most rewarding bang for your buck DIY any BMW owner can do.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-31-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,423
Posted By catso
Sounds like either the ECM or ICM connector is...

Sounds like either the ECM or ICM connector is loose or not making good electrical contact. Older vehicles tend to have alot of electrical issues.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-31-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By catso
Usually it's an electrical connection problem...

Usually it's an electrical connection problem with the taillights, sockets, circuit boards they are attached to, or the wiring connector that's plugged into the taillight assembly. Normally an easy...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-31-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By catso
Andy's right, parting is such sweet sorrow!

Andy's right, parting is such sweet sorrow!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-31-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By catso
Tires make all the difference, but here in...

Tires make all the difference, but here in Chicago (and similar northern cities) it's the salt they put on the roads that kills your car. Parking your nice car and getting a cheap front wheel drive...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-27-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By catso
You bought a clutch set from Autozone? Read the...

You bought a clutch set from Autozone? Read the wiki, then rethink you "logic". NOBODY buys a BMW clutch from autozone.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By catso
I just want to mention that I remember when my...

I just want to mention that I remember when my DSC lights went on right before I had my rear subframe repaired by the dealer. After the floorpan was replaced the light never came back on.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By catso
Hello Smolck! A Merry Christmas to us all; God...

Hello Smolck!
A Merry Christmas to us all; God bless us, every one!
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-19-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By catso
Since it's a very old car it will have more rust,...

Since it's a very old car it will have more rust, corrosion, and deterioration problems than newer cars. Cars don't only wear out from use, but many of their components and systems deteriorate from...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By catso
Bentley for $16? Are you sure about that?...

Bentley for $16? Are you sure about that? :confused:
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By catso
They are practical and quite reliable, but any...

They are practical and quite reliable, but any car that is 26+ years old will need more repairs and maintenance than one that's five or 6 years old. But in all honesty, unless you are a good mechanic...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By catso
You could easily accomplish these repairs and...

You could easily accomplish these repairs and save some big buck$ in the process. Your idler pulley, valve cover gasket, and thermostat replacement are not very hard, but make sure you use good...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 16,357
Posted By catso
Tell them to send some here, I have been waiting...

Tell them to send some here, I have been waiting over 3 months now.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By catso
A failure in any of the components of your...

A failure in any of the components of your cooling system, especially the water pump, can cause loss of coolant. Since the serpentine belt that drives the water pump also goes around many other...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By catso
Your second belt is at the bottom and only drives...

Your second belt is at the bottom and only drives the A/C compressor off the crankshaft. That belt also has a tensioner assembly that can fail. Both belts and all the components connected to them...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By catso
Code readers are easy to use, follow the...

Code readers are easy to use, follow the instructions that come with it or some even tell you step by step when you turn the unit on. The ODB II connector is under the dashboard near the driver's...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By catso
I think you need group 48. The 49 is a bit bigger...

I think you need group 48. The 49 is a bit bigger and probably will not fit.
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By catso
Bad battery or corroded terminals, poor...

Bad battery or corroded terminals, poor electrical connections, or possibly a bad starter cable. The battery and connections are the first place to start.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By catso
By the way, most chain auto parts stores will let...

By the way, most chain auto parts stores will let you rent a code reader and take it home, so you can still find out what the codes are without driving your car.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By catso
You need to check the belts, pulleys, alternator,...

You need to check the belts, pulleys, alternator, belt tensioners, power steering pump, a/c compressor, fan clutch (if you have one) and everything else in the front of the engine. Most likely one of...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 12-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By catso
That area you describe contains the fuel pump and...

That area you describe contains the fuel pump and filter assembly. The pump is electrical and that may have been your problem. It's a bit of a PITA to replace because most of the fasteners get very...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-11-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By catso
As always Brother Bluebee, YOU DA MAN!

As always Brother Bluebee, YOU DA MAN!
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