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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,519
Posted By JayMac
The SMG gets a bad rap. The key to any car is...

The SMG gets a bad rap. The key to any car is maintenance. That is time and or money spent prior to it breaking down not re[pairing something that already has done so. To often people get confused on...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 02-11-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,519
Posted By JayMac
If you find a specific car in your price range I...

If you find a specific car in your price range I would have it checked out. Obviously if there is an issue any repair would be reflected in your offer. Good news about buying an older car. If there...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 01-30-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 756
Posted By JayMac
The wheels aren't my flavor but I can live with...

The wheels aren't my flavor but I can live with them. Like the black on the roof. Love the wood!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-27-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 174,681
Posted By JayMac
About every ten posts we should have a post you...

About every ten posts we should have a post you could/can add accordingly
Routine maintenance is required:
Visual inspection
Tire rotation
Diff fluid
RTAB
Shock mounts
Wheel bearings
Dive...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
It is not the same as yours. It is out of an e46...

It is not the same as yours. It is out of an e46 M3 but the same principle. If you have a photo sharing account you can add photos from there. Yours should look like this:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
Posted shots of open therm. I know your unit is...

Posted shots of open therm. I know your unit is different but the opening should be this big
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
No the therm is bad. It should open a bunch. I...

No the therm is bad. It should open a bunch. I might have a spare. That would explain it.

Here is a closed therm from an s54:
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-20-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
What did you do to check the water pump? Even it...

What did you do to check the water pump? Even it the therm was late, if it opens before boiling it should not cause overheating. The only way it overheats is if no flow gets to the radiator or you...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
Not to offend but you don't have the belt run...

Not to offend but you don't have the belt run wrong in any way that would turn the fan or pump backwards? Another question is, is it over heating or is the sensor off. 170-4 in the Bentley.

A good...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
Not sure but my guess would be no as in the...

Not sure but my guess would be no as in the summer you have the valve (heater core) shut off. If you have overheating, you are not getting heat transfer. Either no coolant flowing through the system...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-06-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
If you are overheating, there is no heat transfer...

If you are overheating, there is no heat transfer going on. I would look at the the work you already did. Top hose is the feed to the radiator. That should be hot, if not either the pump is bad or...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-05-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
I would pull those out and check. If it is...

I would pull those out and check. If it is overheating something is preventing coolant from getting to the radiator and the benefits of the fan.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-02-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By JayMac
Under your dash, left hand side. I think I have a...

Under your dash, left hand side. I think I have a shot. I will look and post.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-29-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
First of all. That "gauge" is nothing more than a...

First of all. That "gauge" is nothing more than a switch. If it starts going into the red you are close to deep $hit. What you are asking is possible. What concerns me is that you only get heat under...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
So it raises the question is the arrow pointing...

So it raises the question is the arrow pointing up? If the system has been bled, there should be heat as it is inside the thermostat. DC, what are your thoughts about no heat at idle? I want to say...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-27-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
Coolant bottle can leak from the bottom where the...

Coolant bottle can leak from the bottom where the sensor is but you would think you would find some fluid based on what yo are losing.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-27-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
Is the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator...

Is the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator tight?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-27-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
Pressure test the cylinders. You might have...

Pressure test the cylinders. You might have cracked the head when this originally occurred. Can you smell any coolant? With what you are losing you should smell some antifreeze. Exhaust? Hose clamps...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
I agree. Could be as simple as dirt or foreign...

I agree. Could be as simple as dirt or foreign substance at the cap or the bleed screw.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-17-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
Horn, post 28. I think it is the cap or the bleed...

Horn, post 28. I think it is the cap or the bleed screw. Slow air pressure or coolant leak leads to empty radiator but full coolant bottle. Had this happen twice both times after changing coolant or...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,492
Posted By JayMac
Try bleeding your system first. If the cap was...

Try bleeding your system first. If the cap was loose at all it will slowly suck air into the system until you get what you are describing. A little prevent or double check is to throw the heat wheel...
Forum: Interior 10-27-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By JayMac
Front Seat Leather for e36 $100 plus shipping

Ii have a set (two seats) of leather for an e36. These are the regular seats not the sport seats. Tan and in great shape. I will hit them with a few coats of Leatherique oil so when they arrive they...
Forum: Performance 10-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By JayMac
E36 Diff cover with solid bushings

I have an e36 diff cover that I got with my last diff. It has the solid bushings in it. I have no use for it as I already have a spare and am running the Rogue cover on my car. Open to offers but...
Forum: Exterior 10-24-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By JayMac
bump

bump
Forum: Interior 10-23-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By JayMac
dye pending

dye pending
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