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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By BigBoy740il
Help us to help you by adding pictures to the...

Help us to help you by adding pictures to the post.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By BigBoy740il
The washer could be the one for the crank shaft...

The washer could be the one for the crank shaft pulley.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-23-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 349
Posted By BigBoy740il
Thoughts on E30

Bull... there's nothing wrong with the m20/m30 variants. They're actually a better engine than the m50/52 you're referring to. Op, $3000 is too much for that car. First it's an ETA and second it's...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-19-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By BigBoy740il
Start with the charging system. The car should...

Start with the charging system. The car should run on the alternator once the car is started. Have the alternator tested as it should put out 13.8-14.4vdc under load.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-19-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By BigBoy740il
Weird cooling system problem

You say both hoses are hot but I think you're feeling residual heat from the heated coolant in the head and reservoir. I think you still have air trapped in the heater core. Disconnect the top...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-19-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By BigBoy740il
Weird cooling system problem

Does your car have the BMW TB thermostat valve installed on the heater core inlet? That valve was a safety update to reduce the chances of the heater core blowing out. Anyway if it's clogged or not...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-18-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By BigBoy740il
Weird cooling system problem

Does the blower fan work on all 4 settings? Did you bleed the system with the temp controls turn to the max?


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-12-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By BigBoy740il
Intake manifold color

Cast aluminum is the correct response. The intake manifold and valve cover were never painted on the standard M20 engines. BMW applied applied the cosmoline as a means to protect the aluminum from...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-11-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By BigBoy740il
88 e30 automatic trans problems

No to the problem being electrical. The ZF4HP22 trans operates by fluid pressure.

1. Flush transmission, drop pan, clean magnets and change filter. Drive car for about 50 miles. Repeat drain...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-10-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By BigBoy740il
e30 oxygen sensor help

What was your code prior to replacing the sensor? Did you do the stomp test and get 1444?

1221 - Fault related to Oxygen ( O2 ) sensor. Check to ensure is present. Is sensor unplugged, bad /...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-01-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By BigBoy740il
It can also be the throttle position sensor that...

It can also be the throttle position sensor that is causing the problem. A surging idle is a tell tale sign that the (closed) TPS is out of adjustment.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-21-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By BigBoy740il
You need to get one from a 1988-1991 sedan or...

You need to get one from a 1988-1991 sedan or coupe.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-18-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By BigBoy740il
325i computer box in a 320i

+1 on HH

Is the 320i the S14 variant (4cyl) or M20 (6cyl). If its the S14... no it will not work. If it's the M20 variants (2.0, 2.3, 2.5 and 2.7L) you might damage the wiring or ECU as the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-13-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By BigBoy740il
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Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-13-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By BigBoy740il
What do you think about this e30?

I found the following stomp test info on another E30 site.

Use the following steps to acquire error codes from Bosch Motronic DME.

1. Ensure the manual transmission is in neutral or Automatic...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By BigBoy740il
1988 325i Convertible - Total Electric Shutdown

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170113/2be5e2e829cd21d68a42b9fcc910dff3.jpg
Found this pic on the internet. Hope this helps.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By BigBoy740il
I'm assuming it ran fine before the TB change. I...

I'm assuming it ran fine before the TB change. I have heard of some members having issues with the ignition switch or main relay.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-10-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By BigBoy740il
To allow us to better help you, it would help if...

To allow us to better help you, it would help if you list the steps you've performed.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-07-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,311
Posted By BigBoy740il
For future knowledge. Plain alcohol works way...

For future knowledge. Plain alcohol works way better than all of the stuff you tried and it's non marring or doesn't threaten the finish. One thing it does is strip the layer of wax so you'll have...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-07-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,311
Posted By BigBoy740il
@car_gal_jenni I know you have a Bentley...

@car_gal_jenni
I know you have a Bentley manual, but here's the link to the wiring diagrams for our cars. Good luck.
http://www.armchair.mb.ca/~dave/BMW/e30/



Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-03-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By BigBoy740il
The bulb holders do not come individually, but as...

The bulb holders do not come individually, but as an entire light holder assembly. That part is no longer available new OEM. You have to buy a used part or aftermarket.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-01-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By BigBoy740il
If the previous owner removes the battery and...

If the previous owner removes the battery and jumps the pins/ uses the Peake tool to clear the faults you will only see 1444 for the stomp test. It can take up to 75 miles for the ECU to fully...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-31-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,072
Posted By BigBoy740il
Weird miss

Op
As I said, You need #15 and 2 each of the #14 to ensure your CPS sensor wires don't get severed by the water pump pulley. #8 just covers the hole behind the upper timing belt cover.


Big...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-31-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By BigBoy740il
I'm with HH.... change it before you do any...

I'm with HH.... change it before you do any joyriding. Rebuilding the engine is NOT the way you want to enjoy/get to know your new cabby.


Big Boyz with Bad Toyz
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-31-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By BigBoy740il
1990 325is engine swap

Peeker93
JohnMS is right. Unless you have $5-10k burning a whole in your pocket, fixing the current engine is the quickest route. A new head will run less than $700 with all required items. No...
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