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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Microtesties
Well I've read online that it's possible to open...

Well I've read online that it's possible to open the hood through the grille. Also I've seen videos on how you can open the trunk by drilling a hole behind the license plate and pulling the release...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-03-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Microtesties
Well hopefully it's a 2000 or an 01 and I can get...

Well hopefully it's a 2000 or an 01 and I can get a booster back or something on the battery so I can press the door unlock button. My next question is do you think I'll be able to get a replacement...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-01-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Microtesties
Well the window that's broken is the small one...

Well the window that's broken is the small one behind the rear window, not the one that goes down, so I can't crawl through. I was able to pull the door handles on the other side but that didn't...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 04-30-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By Microtesties
Need to open car, but with no key.

Hello everyone,

Recently I've gotten an offer to take a free 740i that's been sitting on someones property for 3 years. I don't know the year, and when I was looking at it I stupidly forgot to...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-05-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Microtesties
Exclamation 1990 525i driver seat broken

Alright everyone, I really need help with this one; this car is my daily driver. Today it was hot so I reclined my driver seat just a bit to cool off my back, I don't remember the last time I moved...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 07-02-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Microtesties
Camshaft Bearings

Hello everyone, it's been a while since I've posted here. I've been keeping busy with an M20 engine I'm rebuilding and I have a small situation. I was debating whether or not to put a 272 cam in it...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-18-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Microtesties
It's been a while since my last post and a lot...

It's been a while since my last post and a lot has happened. I picked up a '88 325 donor car for $560, including shipping. Lucky for me the intake was already completely disassembled so I dropped the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Microtesties
Thank you! I think so too, it definitely has a...

Thank you! I think so too, it definitely has a much less ghetto look to it :p
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 04-29-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Microtesties
Oiled Filters Kill MAF Sensors

As some of you may know I have an M20 525i that's been having a slew of problems in recent months. One of the things I did to the car was a AFM to MAF swap; it was fantastic cheap power. I was a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-03-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Microtesties
It's back on! After tediously searching eBay,...

It's back on! After tediously searching eBay, Craigslist, and Google I finally found another engine for a great price. $150 for the block, pistons, and rods. I should be picking it up either this...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Microtesties
unfortunately I'm no longer sure if I will be...

unfortunately I'm no longer sure if I will be able to do this project, as acquiring said engine is proving more difficult than expected. I found an M20B27 for $195 at Euro Depot, the problem is the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-18-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Microtesties
Summer rebuild project

Hello fellow BMW owners! So I'm looking for a fun engine rebuild project to do this summer, hopefully an M20 so I can just swap out my old one with ease. I actually own an E34 but they're mostly...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-20-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,484
Posted By Microtesties
My M20 likes 93 octane, so that's what I use....

My M20 likes 93 octane, so that's what I use. Probably still a bit more expensive than regular, but it's better for the engine so it's worth it.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-20-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Microtesties
Check ground connections!

Check ground connections!
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-18-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Microtesties
It shouldn't smell too bad like gas unless they...

It shouldn't smell too bad like gas unless they did a really sloppy job... If you air out your trunk it might help.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-18-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 38,114
Posted By Microtesties
From snowmobiling to politics? In only two pages...

From snowmobiling to politics? In only two pages too. :dunno:

Well last weekend I went out fourwheeling Saturday, then snomobiling Sunday. I just wish I went riding where you went, that must've...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-18-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Microtesties
I believe M mode makes it sportier, but I don't...

I believe M mode makes it sportier, but I don't really know automatics.
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-18-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Microtesties
Always trust the arrow, it rarely lies :D

Always trust the arrow, it rarely lies :D
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-15-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Microtesties
Agh, double posted :mad:

Agh, double posted :mad:
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-15-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Microtesties
Okay so my O2 sensor came in the mail today, I...

Okay so my O2 sensor came in the mail today, I got it installed and it's made quite a big difference :thumbup:. My MPG has gone up from about 16.5 this morning to 23.0 tonight, and this misfire has...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Microtesties
So my new fuel pressure regulator from Ireland...

So my new fuel pressure regulator from Ireland Engineering came in the mail today :thumbup: I'll install it as soon as I can find a good place to mount it, hopefully tomorrow. Also I tested the...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-12-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Microtesties
I apologize if this is a stupid question, but...

I apologize if this is a stupid question, but what would charging voltage have to do with it? The battery light isn't on and I've replaced the alternator brushes so it should be good, but I suppose...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-11-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Microtesties
Okay so, I've decided that the "cold start"...

Okay so, I've decided that the "cold start" problem may actually be a result of not retaining fuel pressure, I recently noticed there was a small crack in the fuel line connecting to the rail. I'll...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Microtesties
On M20 engines you can't disconnect injectors...

On M20 engines you can't disconnect injectors individually, but I've done this test with my plug wires but each cylinder had the same effect.



I did a compression test and read about 175psi...
Forum: E34 (1989 - 1995) 02-07-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By Microtesties
Battery and air filter were replaced no more than...

Battery and air filter were replaced no more than 2 months ago. At this point I'm beyond confused with this car :dunno: I'm probably just gonna end up throwing parts at it until it's fixed...

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