Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 377
Search took 0.57 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: john kaminski
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-27-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By john kaminski
Thanks for the valuable info bliger7gz

Thanks for the valuable info bliger7gz
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-24-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By john kaminski
Where is that starter relay located ? My 94...

Where is that starter relay located ? My 94 convert is a late one and maybe 6 years ago I had a no start episode while on vacation 1500 miles from home. After trying to start a few times and seeing...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-24-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,970
Posted By john kaminski
I'm very certainly not an expert on AC systems...

I'm very certainly not an expert on AC systems but 5 or 6 years ago my AC was only putting out coolish air so I got one of those refrigerant cans with a gauge and topped up my system according to the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-22-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 584
Posted By john kaminski
Yup, when I push in the clutch the cruse control...

Yup, when I push in the clutch the cruse control drops out. Should have know better than to question Ken about having a clutch switch. I am happy though that it only is linked to the cruse and not...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-21-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By john kaminski
Why Rear Springs Break ?

Rear springs do break on many e36's but not all it seems, so there is some controversy about this. Both of mine have broke at the usual place, the lower tapered coils. So I have talked with a person...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-21-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 584
Posted By john kaminski
Makes sense that my 94 could have a clutch switch...

Makes sense that my 94 could have a clutch switch that would only cancel cruse control. I'll try shifting while on cruse control and see if it does cancel it.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-20-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 584
Posted By john kaminski
Sorry Ken but there is no clutch switch in my 94...

Sorry Ken but there is no clutch switch in my 94 and cruise works fine and I bet same should be for the 95.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-17-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 584
Posted By john kaminski
What do you mean - won't give ? Is the switch...

What do you mean - won't give ? Is the switch frozen ? If so replace it. If it moves but does not activate control check fuse and for power to control.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-16-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 498
Posted By john kaminski
It takes a bit of fussing but you can use a large...

It takes a bit of fussing but you can use a large crescent wrench on that nut - sure beats taking every thing apart around it. Also you can find a slim 32mm wrench at any bicycle shop/store as it's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,174
Posted By john kaminski
If your adding coolant and the level stays the...

If your adding coolant and the level stays the same then there IS air in the system which is being displaced to allow for more coolant. Keep adding until the level goes and stays higher. You can...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-10-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By john kaminski
Personally I'd go for it if it road tested out...

Personally I'd go for it if it road tested out well and didn't appear to have any collision damage and an automatic trans was accecptable to you. If the top canvas is good no real worries as you can...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,174
Posted By john kaminski
Bleed it now - air in your cooling is not your...

Bleed it now - air in your cooling is not your friend
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-09-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By john kaminski
OP since your 93 like my 94 doesn't have a chip,...

OP since your 93 like my 94 doesn't have a chip, once you get a key from the dealer you can get extra keys cut by any competent locksmith fairly inexpensively. I think mine cost about $25 and as I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-08-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By john kaminski
Just rears. I was thinking there was some give...

Just rears. I was thinking there was some give and take with all the different pad and spring sizes. Surely you don't want to mix from side to side but changing the stack height a few mm front or...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By john kaminski
Yeh Karl, I am interested in your springs. One...

Yeh Karl, I am interested in your springs. One question though, from what dc says they would probably lower the rear by about 15mm which is fine in itself but would it affect what shocks and spring...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-07-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By john kaminski
I agree DC that BMW seems to be splitting hairs...

I agree DC that BMW seems to be splitting hairs with their spring table. Seems a bit silly to me listing options that may weigh 5 lbs. Guess if I had a habit of caring my golf clubs all the time I...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-06-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By john kaminski
Thanks guys for all your comments. Surprised with...

Thanks guys for all your comments. Surprised with the different opinions on spring breakage. Pelican and others do refer to this as pretty common and my nonbroken spring looks newer than the broken...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-05-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By john kaminski
Rear Springs

Ok so I have the common problem of the lower end coil breaking on a rear spring 94 325i convert, 101,000 miles. Don't know exactly when spring broke as there is nothing to indicate any problem - been...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-27-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,400
Posted By john kaminski
Check the serpentine belt alignment. If it is...

Check the serpentine belt alignment. If it is just a little off it will be noisy. Look where the belt comes from the grooved pulley to the smooth idler pulley - is it running perfectly straight onto...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-17-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By john kaminski
You need to hold the black outside cable still...

You need to hold the black outside cable still while pulling the inside wire out. You might try using two pairs of vice grips - set one open just enough to let the inner cable to come freely through...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-09-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By john kaminski
Isn't your car OBD I and the kit is for OBD II ?

Isn't your car OBD I and the kit is for OBD II ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-09-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By john kaminski
After engine warms up rough running -- vaccum...

After engine warms up rough running -- vaccum leak ? loose oil cap ? dip stick not in securly ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-08-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By john kaminski
I wouldn't rule out the parking brake.

I wouldn't rule out the parking brake.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By john kaminski
Doesn't ethanol have antiknock properties along...

Doesn't ethanol have antiknock properties along with poorer gas milage ? If so what other antiknock additive would be added ?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-20-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By john kaminski
Get those at WalMart?

Get those at WalMart?
Showing results 1 to 25 of 377

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms