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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By john kaminski
At times I've have a similar knocking noise from...

At times I've have a similar knocking noise from the same area - 94 325i but it goes away after running a bit or revving a couple of times. Kind of like needs to get the oil pressure up after sitting...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 292
Posted By john kaminski
In my opinion there is nothing wrong using...

In my opinion there is nothing wrong using WalMart brand Super Tech full synthetic oil. I've used it for years in turbo and non turbo engines with no problems.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By john kaminski
Thanks DC. Yes I will want hang around , always...

Thanks DC. Yes I will want hang around , always some thing to learn and great fun. I will be putting the old girl right - parts on order- and have a guy always asking when he can buy her. Only...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-05-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By john kaminski
Big Trouble

Well I blew it ! Was going to replace my radiator - 94, 325i , 91,000 miles this summer but just didn't get to it yet and bang the top radiator hose connection broke while on the road with the wife....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-30-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By john kaminski
Chisle, saw, cut with dremmel cutting wheel -...

Chisle, saw, cut with dremmel cutting wheel - what ever works in the space you have to get the stud cut about flush with the flange. then pull off the exhaust, take off the manifold and you have room...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,058
Posted By john kaminski
Maybe you inadvertantly hit the ASC button,...

Maybe you inadvertantly hit the ASC button, turning it off. But that shouldn't have any effect on it acting like in limp mode. Maybe the disconnecting of the battery while running is coming back to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-22-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By john kaminski
Why does the pulley need to be replaced ? Seems...

Why does the pulley need to be replaced ? Seems like all you would need to do is clean out the melted belt rubber from the groves. And of course find out what caused the belt to seize up in the first...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-22-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By john kaminski
I see there are a couple of systems on Amazon...

I see there are a couple of systems on Amazon that connect to the oem radio. Might give one a try as they are pretty inexpensive.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By john kaminski
Would really like to have something that would...

Would really like to have something that would go through the radio, like an attachment or plug in bluetooth thing. Just don't know if there is such a thing for our old radios.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By john kaminski
Suggestions For Hands Free Phone ?

This January our State enacted a law requiring phone usage in autos to be hands free only - a good thing I believe. However for me, who thinks a smart phone is one that you don't have to crank to get...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By john kaminski
I generally agree with ZeGerman about looking for...

I generally agree with ZeGerman about looking for the leak, but some times you can be lucky. When I got my 94 325i a few years ago the A/C was really weak. I just put a wrench on every fitting I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-19-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By john kaminski
Look forward to your pictures and write up of the...

Look forward to your pictures and write up of the tension install.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By john kaminski
Thanks Ken. Coming from a guru like you - meds or...

Thanks Ken. Coming from a guru like you - meds or not - thats quite a complement.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-16-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By john kaminski
Easier Checking For Battery Drain

Having a bout of the dreaded battery drain I've read a number of posts of how to check the different circuits, all of which said to put a multi mete in series with either the positive or negative...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-06-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By john kaminski
Thermostat could be stuck closed

Thermostat could be stuck closed
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By john kaminski
Biggest pain with second stage is runing the...

Biggest pain with second stage is runing the wires where they all need to go -getting them through to the center council or where ever you choose to put the switch. But pretty simple disassebly of a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By john kaminski
You can wedge a piece of wood on the lever...

You can wedge a piece of wood on the lever attached to the cables in the trunk to pull them to the locking position as a quick temporary fix. Then check the stickys for convertibles for my posting on...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By john kaminski
Well I wanted to tell about my condition as a...

Well I wanted to tell about my condition as a cautionary tale about what can happen when you go about pulling out the rear headrests in a convertable.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-02-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By john kaminski
No Hondas here - just a Subaru for the wife ! No...

No Hondas here - just a Subaru for the wife ! No did't figure it out yet, was getting my hemroids worked on - something for you young pups to look forward to ! Not sure what I can show you hnaz with...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By john kaminski
Guess not many have had this problem. My next...

Guess not many have had this problem. My next idea is to get out the hair dryer and see if heating up the plastic doesn't get the handle to release. Maybe a shot of WD40 would help. Might be a couple...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-30-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By john kaminski
Angry I'm Stuck !

I will be getting my new seat covers in a few days for my 94 325i convertible. Been reading everything I could find on how to take off the seat back release handles and the hard seat backs. Thought...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-28-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By john kaminski
12 o'clock for temp gauge is exactly what you...

12 o'clock for temp gauge is exactly what you want. Cooler is not beneficial as every thing is designed to operate at peak performence at 12. You will get a lot of opinions on oil specs. Just follow...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By john kaminski
Steering wheel lock is purely mechanical, no...

Steering wheel lock is purely mechanical, no electrics/electronics involved. However not ever having removed my cluster I just wonder if it would not be easier to rotate the steering wheel with...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,285
Posted By john kaminski
Hey Cbodrers and or any one else - I just ordered...

Hey Cbodrers and or any one else - I just ordered a set of front seat covers for my 94 325i convertible from Iggee. I am wondering whats the best way to install them. Thinking it would be best just...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,408
Posted By john kaminski
72 here youngsters. When I retired I had a great...

72 here youngsters. When I retired I had a great newish WRX Subi but was itching for a roadster or convertible now that I had more time to enjoy it. However I had a 95 lb lab/golden mix that glued...
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