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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-10-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Leusent
Well, it turns out after all this deliberation...

Well, it turns out after all this deliberation the actual culprit of my leak is not my waterpump. I went to replace it and was confused to see that while I had a puddle on the ground, the pump itself...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-09-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Leusent
You all probably think I'm a nutjob cheapo, but...

You all probably think I'm a nutjob cheapo, but I'm heading out of town for a week and just need to get this thing up and running fast so my wife can drive without having to worry about it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-09-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Leusent
I guess my only hope is that the lubricant from...

I guess my only hope is that the lubricant from the coolant on the seal didn't totally disappear in the 6 months the pump was out of the car and stored in my relatively low humidity basement. I'll...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-09-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Leusent
bronx1987- I'm not too worried about the...

bronx1987-
I'm not too worried about the labour. I think I can do this start to finish in less than 2 hours. I guess I'm a little jaded, because my new pump lasted less than 10tkm. If I can get...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-08-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Leusent
Thanks Olivers_bmw! Ken- Are you referring...

Thanks Olivers_bmw!

Ken-
Are you referring to the oring, or the seal on the bearing?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-08-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Leusent
Reuse an old waterpump?

Hi All.
Six months ago I did a cooling system overhaul and replaced my waterpump, thinking it had a plastic impeller. Upon removing it, I discovered it had a metal impeller. The pump wasn't loud,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-15-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Leusent
When I did my rotors this fall, I actually...

When I did my rotors this fall, I actually discovered the shields weren't in terrible shape after all. I used a punch to reform the dust shield, and then repainted it. I would suggest doing the same...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Leusent
ZeGerman: So if there is a little coolant around...

ZeGerman: So if there is a little coolant around the fill cap after I've brought the system up to temp, thats expected because I had overfilled? There was a small amount of coolant around the top of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-05-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Leusent
Non-M3 Coolant Vent-to-Atmosphere Tube?

Hi All,
Does the non-M3 E36 have a vent tube which allows coolant to be expelled if the system exceeds a certain pressure? I just finished my cooling system overhaul, and I'm sure I've gotten all...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Leusent
If you've got a metal-on-metal sound when you...

If you've got a metal-on-metal sound when you take off, a simple thing to check is the dust shield. Make sure it isn't rubbing on the rotor. You could even just reach behind the wheel and bend it out...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Leusent
Thanks folks. I've got the car up on blocks right...

Thanks folks. I've got the car up on blocks right now working on the rear hubs, but once I've got it back on the road (this week) I'll give that a shot.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By Leusent
^^ This. If your engine doesn't sound different,...

^^ This. If your engine doesn't sound different, you're probably fine. I would recommend back-handing 3-4 shifts to reduce the likelihood of moneyshifts.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Leusent
Strange Door Issues -- Problems Opening Driver's Side Door (coupe)

Hi Folks,
I searched around for this, but it doesn't seem like anyone has the same problem. I believe the driver's side door lock, handle and window work properly. I usually pull gently on the door...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-21-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Leusent
Any chance you've got mismatched wheels/tires? A...

Any chance you've got mismatched wheels/tires? A difference in rotational speed will confuse your ASC system.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-15-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Leusent
Slippage will be most noticeable in a higher gear...

Slippage will be most noticeable in a higher gear (5th) than a lower one, once you hit the torque peak.

Cheers.
Craig
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-05-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Leusent
Make sure that you're not driving it while its...

Make sure that you're not driving it while its overheating. You'll blow the HG and warp the head. Very quickly.

In fact, the moment your temp gauge touches the red zone you're running an...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 05-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By Leusent
I'm 75% sure my car does have a clutch safety...

I'm 75% sure my car does have a clutch safety switch. I.e. the car won't start unless you're on the clutch.

But the no-power to the OBC is your problem, not the clutch.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By Leusent
JKRIT is right. Lots of people delete that fan,...

JKRIT is right. Lots of people delete that fan, so you're probably OK without it for a short time.

I just want to reiterate this point: overheating your engine will be super bad. Like $2000 bad....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-23-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By Leusent
Aye, looks like primary fan blades.

Aye, looks like primary fan blades.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-17-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,214
Posted By Leusent
Let us know if that solves the problem.

Let us know if that solves the problem.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Leusent
Sounds to be like a trailing arm bushing. If the...

Sounds to be like a trailing arm bushing. If the bushing goes, the trailing arm will clank directly against the mount. I had it happen after I did some work on the rear wheels. It basically dislodged...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,796
Posted By Leusent
I bought my BMW because it was a good deal. I...

I bought my BMW because it was a good deal. I wasn't passionate about BMWs when I bought it. I had been taught that a good deal beats transmission type, paint job, age or mileage.

I'm a proud...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-15-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Leusent
I'd start by pulling the plugs and seeing what...

I'd start by pulling the plugs and seeing what they look then. If that doesn't tell you much, i'd try pulling one plug wire at a time and see if that changes how the engine behaves. If you pull a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-01-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,652
Posted By Leusent
dronemiguel: I'd check your fuses, relays and...

dronemiguel:
I'd check your fuses, relays and grounds. It seems unlikely that EWS is confused and more likely that you accidentally did something while replacing the battery or had some kind of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-01-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Leusent
The clicking is the starter relay. Once that...

The clicking is the starter relay. Once that relay clicks, you should be getting 12V at the starter. You could double check with a multimeter. If you're not seeing 12V at the starter then there is...
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