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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-15-2014, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Billwill
OK the one site that I found....maybe the same...

OK the one site that I found....maybe the same one you used...is http://www.frwilk.com/the944/afm.htm

I cannot see any gaps along the resistive track but this is a different model to your AFM. The...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-09-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Billwill
OK so I assume that the brass section with the...

OK so I assume that the brass section with the round metal piece is completley out of the way and is not interfering with the action of the wiper section.

I also assume that you did not move the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-08-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Billwill
Buy the old AFM from your friend! Your AFM...

Buy the old AFM from your friend!

Your AFM looks quit different to my 1991 M40 AFM so I cannot do any direct comparisons......open up your friend's old AFM and see what you can see there.

Some...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Billwill
What downhiller said^^^^ Also check the...

What downhiller said^^^^

Also check the battery terminal connections are clean and tight, the negative battery lead going to chassis is clean and tight and the cable grounding the engine to the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-06-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By Billwill
Short the two wires together...the ones that plug...

Short the two wires together...the ones that plug onto the reverse switch.
With ignition ON then the lights reverse lights should be on permanent....this means that everything is working as far as...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-01-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Billwill
Motor or the linkeage may be seized. Try...

Motor or the linkeage may be seized.

Try disconnect the linkeage and see if the motor runs by itself.

If you have a linkeage problem you could straight away burn out the new motor so make sure...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-24-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Billwill
Yeah dont worry too much at this stage about the...

Yeah dont worry too much at this stage about the K5 K7 relays....concentrate on getting +12 volts onto the Black/Yellow wire....that should engage the solenoid and turn the engine over.

If you are...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-23-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Billwill
OK the Black/Yellow wire should get +12 volts on...

OK the Black/Yellow wire should get +12 volts on it when ignition is turned ON or else directly apply + 12 volts to it...you can short this tab direct to the large tab with your thick Black and Red...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-21-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Billwill
Why do you say this? Does the starter motor spin...

Why do you say this? Does the starter motor spin but not engage the flywheel.

There are two things that could cause this.
The starter motor does not use an inertia-type "Bendix" gear that shoots...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Billwill
Power stud connector as far as I know is only...

Power stud connector as far as I know is only present on later models where the battery is located in the trunk....maybe I am am incorrect as far as USA models are concerned.

They run two wires...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Billwill
Check that the battery connections are clean and...

Check that the battery connections are clean and tight, the negative lead going to the chassis is clean and tight and the grounding strap going from the engine to the chassis is clean and tight on...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Billwill
That nail looks about the diameter to lock the...

That nail looks about the diameter to lock the engine at TDC by placing it through the bellhousing and into a corresponding hole in the flywheel or torque convertor. This you do when replacing the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-15-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Billwill
In case you are not aware, the center bearing...

In case you are not aware, the center bearing needs to be pre-loaded about 1/4 inches forward towards the engine before tightening up.

And the Guibo should have arrows on the side on the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-12-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,399
Posted By Billwill
Nick I have not ventured to do any engine swaps...

Nick I have not ventured to do any engine swaps myself so I cannot answer your questions.

The UK site http://www.e30zone.net has a lot of info on engine swaps and they generally refer to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-09-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 843
Posted By Billwill
The E30 is actually one of the easiest cars to...

The E30 is actually one of the easiest cars to work on....it only uses a basic ECU and everything else is pretty easy to get to and is fixable...with a bit of advice from E30 owners on forums like...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-09-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Billwill
Agreed...that is why I have my Trusty but Rusty...

Agreed...that is why I have my Trusty but Rusty Haynes Manual right beside me as I type this....easier to work with at the car as the oil-stained pictures will testify.
However I do like to keep a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-07-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 843
Posted By Billwill
Depends on how good you are with tools....a few...

Depends on how good you are with tools....a few hours altogether.

The most problematic is replacing the steering rack boots as the tie-rod ends where they fit onto the front wheels are sometimes...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-07-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Billwill
For the UK models the Haynes manual is...

For the UK models the Haynes manual is best....look for online downloads or buy the manual from your bookshop...I have the online version and the hardcopy...hardcopy is easier to work with at the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-06-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,399
Posted By Billwill
Bear in mind that if you get one of the newer...

Bear in mind that if you get one of the newer engines you not only need the ECU with it but you need the Anti-theft unit and the coded keys that come with that Anti-theft unit....this is what I have...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-26-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,758
Posted By Billwill
I don't know about the 4 years thing....most...

I don't know about the 4 years thing....most sites I have seen say 6 years for a rubber cam belt.....same applies to my Jeep Liberty CRD which has a cambelt.

I personally replace the cambelt at...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Billwill
As downhiller said, that plug does not look too...

As downhiller said, that plug does not look too mangled.

Make sure the metal parts are not touching each other and encase the whole assembly...except the female contacts...in an Epoxy glue.
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-16-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By Billwill
You are missing my point. The OP needs a AFM...

You are missing my point.

The OP needs a AFM for a M10.....this is what he should be looking for and he should maybe post in the Wanted sections of the various BMW forums.

E-bay and the other...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-15-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By Billwill
A couple of nice Windhoek Draughts I...

A couple of nice Windhoek Draughts I presume:thumbup:

I wish our USA members could try some of those....I could never find a decent beer in the USA although I think some of the lesser known...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-15-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Billwill
Must be a four speed auto that has a problem with...

Must be a four speed auto that has a problem with the transmission or the throttle/gearbox linkage.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-15-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Billwill
I do not know what E30 you have but generally...

I do not know what E30 you have but generally speaking:

First check all the fuses.

The Horn Relay (K2) is in the relay box under the hood....a normal relay should work if the physical size is...
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