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Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-01-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 18,754
Posted By oldtimer
do you have a photo of the scoop you speak of?

do you have a photo of the scoop you speak of?
Forum: Exterior 11-08-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By oldtimer
1991 318is Fog light covers

I ordered a set of Fog Light covers from BMW Lights a week after I ordered them I desided to get me Z4 and replace my aging E30 hence I don't the light cover and I can't seem to reach BMW Light to...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2008, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,158
Posted By oldtimer
thank you for all you input and education. I...

thank you for all you input and education. I went with the 05 3.0i and from what I read from all the inputs the 3.0i engine will allow more mods in the near future. for now this is my daily driver...
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-04-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,158
Posted By oldtimer
Z4: Power difference between 3.0i and 3.0si

I am new to the Z class always been E30 I ran into a good buy on a 05 Z4 3.0i with 22k miles still smells new inside and in the engine bay. My question is: what is the difference between the 3.01...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-01-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,367
Posted By oldtimer
That diagram is for a M42 fuel system. The...

That diagram is for a M42 fuel system. The vacuum line you speak of is for the fuel pressure regulator the other end hooks to a fitting on the side of the throttle body to get vacuum.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-10-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By oldtimer
Yes, both mounting point for the ALT have two...

Yes, both mounting point for the ALT have two piece bushing. I had ALT re-built when re-installing it the adjuster was max out kept switching belt. then I discovered those bushing made of hard...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-10-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By oldtimer
Do not add anymore work for you by removing the...

Do not add anymore work for you by removing the steering wheel. as mentioned since the car has some years to it you might as well learn how to remove it. soon you'll need to replace some gears in...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-09-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By oldtimer
To access the back of the gauge and tighten that...

To access the back of the gauge and tighten that nut will be more work than taking the whole cluster out and tighten that nut. I had the same problem with my 1984 318i mine just decided to do it at...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-27-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By oldtimer
I would not recommend the flowmaster 40 I...

I would not recommend the flowmaster 40 I installed one with a resinator before it. It's definitely a "ricer" sound so I removed it and replace it with a Dynomax it sounded better, it still had the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-26-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By oldtimer
When you finally get a a "catless system" I...

When you finally get a a "catless system" I recommend that you incorporate a "glasspack" before the muffler or your car will sound like a "ricer". I don't any suggestion as to which system to buy...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-21-2008, 03:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,909
Posted By oldtimer
I decided to entertained the idea for simple fact...

I decided to entertained the idea for simple fact there's so many aftermarket bolt on power fot them and I have a s1987 suburban with a SBC with all the bolt parts on it it move this old suburban...
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 03-20-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 879
Posted By oldtimer
Rear spoiler

I hope I am asking this in the correct forum. I have 1991 318is with the rear spoiler mounted on the trunk lid. the other day I saw a 533i at my gym parking lot with the rear spoiler similar shape...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,685
Posted By oldtimer
The fix is done. I cut the old fitting out and...

The fix is done. I cut the old fitting out and welded the new fitting in place where the old one was. MIG welding the all puspose fix. thank you for the insight about the thread. by the way the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By oldtimer
I have the same car. the ICV has a 90 degree...

I have the same car. the ICV has a 90 degree rubber that mounts to the manifold and the ICV mounts at the other end. Look for cracks on that elbow and the tube attached to the intake tube after the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,909
Posted By oldtimer
Good reading about the V8 (SBC) in a E30 or any E...

Good reading about the V8 (SBC) in a E30 or any E body. Here's a link and several more from it with this craziness. Oh yeah a buddy in TX had a LS1 in a E30. He called it as simple as BMW 357is,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-18-2008, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,685
Posted By oldtimer
Thank you for the input I thought of the...

Thank you for the input I thought of the re-thread kit but my previous experience with them was never a good one. Since I have the tools and I configured my exhaust for easy removal im going to weld...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-17-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,685
Posted By oldtimer
Stripped out O2 sensor fitting

Okay maybe I had too much energy when I attempt to remove the old O2 sensor. The O2 sensor fitting where the sensor screws into stripped out. My question is. Is it the same thread pattern as any...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-17-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By oldtimer
The intake boot is new, air filter is a K/N and...

The intake boot is new, air filter is a K/N and was cleaned last summer, intke was cleaned out last summer before being painted, throttle body was cleaned at the same time. I installed a new O2 the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-13-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By oldtimer
Here's the link to read the code from your OBD I....

Here's the link to read the code from your OBD I. http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/techarticles/Mult-Code_Reading/Mult-Code_Reading.htm
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-13-2008, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By oldtimer
Sorry for the lack of detail in my post. I am...

Sorry for the lack of detail in my post. I am talking about a 1991 318is. extracting the code. I was sent a link I'll look for it and post it here. It's easy. to summarize it.
First, turn the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-12-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By oldtimer
No O2 sensor

After long trouble shooting and not taking the O2 sensor as the cost for the unstable idle because I just replaced it. today I managed to extract the code and it lead to the O2 sensor. Since the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-06-2008, 03:57 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 97,736
Posted By oldtimer
The last time the valve cover was off the engine...

The last time the valve cover was off the engine was when I painted it but that was a year ago. It was idling normal my idle problem did not start until just recently. I plan on taking the intake...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-05-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 97,736
Posted By oldtimer
What indication did you guys experience that...

What indication did you guys experience that prompted you to check for leak. Better yet: if the valve cover seal is leaking what indication one can experience. Here's my situation. I replace the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-20-2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 3
Tps
Views: 456
Posted By oldtimer
Tps

I am sure this subject has been address. I apologize if I am reviving the topic. My question is: What sign does one experience when a Throttle Position sensor (TPS) had gone bad? I was inquiring...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-13-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By oldtimer
Got mine from Bavarianmortorsport.

Got mine from Bavarianmortorsport.
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