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Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) Today, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By hornhospital
Welcome to Bimmerfest! Are you certain the...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

Are you certain the relay that was/is in there is the correct one?

Since I'm largely ignorant about E21s (but I'm trying to help), does it have a crank position sensor?...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By hornhospital
Vacuum leaks, particularly in the intake...

Vacuum leaks, particularly in the intake accordion boot, play havoc with engine smoothness and idle stability. Start there.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By hornhospital
You have to bypass the control modules, and wire...

You have to bypass the control modules, and wire the switch feed directly to the motor input.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By hornhospital
+1 to that. A mechanically well maintained car is...

+1 to that. A mechanically well maintained car is always a better bet than one with no record of maintenance, regardless of looks. It's relatively easy to make the exterior look good, but you can't...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By hornhospital
ECS, BMW of Monterey and other suppliers list the...

ECS, BMW of Monterey and other suppliers list the sensor, but all of them say it is no longer available. You'll have to scource a used one, or have yours rebuilt (and I don't know of a rebuilder )
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-29-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By hornhospital
Any of them with a copper electrode and single...

Any of them with a copper electrode and single ground prong. Bosch or NGK are good. Stay away from exotic metals (Platium or Iridium) and multi-prong plugs.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-29-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By hornhospital
:dunno:

:dunno:
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-29-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By hornhospital
I signed up yesterday and still haven't gotten...

I signed up yesterday and still haven't gotten the confirmation email, either.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-29-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 331
Posted By hornhospital
Yes, that's the 'slider'.

Yes, that's the 'slider'.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-29-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 331
Posted By hornhospital
As long as the bend in the arm is just a bend and...

As long as the bend in the arm is just a bend and not a kink, you can bend it back and reuse it.

The ball ends are REALLY hard to get snapped in the sliders. I used a small pair of water pump...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-29-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By hornhospital
Wish it (1) would fit the M42, and (2) was closer...

Wish it (1) would fit the M42, and (2) was closer by a thousand miles. ;) At 272k miles, the four speed auto box in the 318 is getting pretty cranky.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-29-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By hornhospital
The plate shifter takes a 25111220565 rod. ...

The plate shifter takes a 25111220565 rod.



The later shifter arm shifter takes a 25111220838 rod. It's shaped differently and is a different length.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-28-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By hornhospital
Borla.

Borla.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-28-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By hornhospital
If you got 6 extra years out of a battery, count...

If you got 6 extra years out of a battery, count your blessings, and buy a new battery. ;)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-28-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By hornhospital
The battery may have been dead because the...

The battery may have been dead because the alternator shorted internally. Putting a hot battery back in the car just set it to cooking again. It undoubtedly was drawing enough amperage to prevent the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-28-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By hornhospital
Did you connect the battery backwards? Because...

Did you connect the battery backwards? Because that's the alternator that's smoking...and the engine will be turning backwards. :yikes:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-28-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5,411
Views: 185,754
Posted By hornhospital
It's defective. Let FCP know.

It's defective. Let FCP know.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-28-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By hornhospital
Couple hours....probably take a lot longer than...

Couple hours....probably take a lot longer than that to convert. I'm no computer geek.

In the meantime, consider joining:

http://www.firstfives.org/bboard/
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-28-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By hornhospital
I've downloaded the whole manual, one page at a...

I've downloaded the whole manual, one page at a time (all 687 of them), but will have to convert them to PDFs to post the entire thing here. That may take a while.
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-28-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By hornhospital
I found this: ...

I found this:

https://www.bmwtechinfo.com/repair/main/057en/index.htm

It's dated 06/80, but covers all the way back to the start of the E12.

You'll have to click through the interactive...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-28-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By hornhospital
Yes, it's an E12. Sorry, I don't have a repair...

Yes, it's an E12. Sorry, I don't have a repair manual for the E12. A 10/1975 build date makes it a 1976 model year, not a 1978. September was usually the model year changeover month.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-28-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,990
Posted By hornhospital
That's 16 timing belts worth if you've changed...

That's 16 timing belts worth if you've changed them at the recommended interval. :yikes:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-27-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By hornhospital
Yes, I know. Not all of them were black plastic....

Yes, I know. Not all of them were black plastic. Only the later ones, and they were just as fragile.

I had to pull down their posting because they were advertising on Bimmerfest without being a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-27-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By hornhospital
It's not the anchors that fall apart. It's the...

It's not the anchors that fall apart. It's the crappy pressed wood chip structure that's under the upper part of the door card. That's what the guys were making with a 3D printer.

The anchors are...
Forum: E21 (1975 - 1983) 09-27-2016, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By hornhospital
Well, you posted in the E21 forum, but I'll try...

Well, you posted in the E21 forum, but I'll try to help.
It sounds like the "fix" eliminated the tank vent. You have to have it vented to fill it easily from a pump. I think you need to find...
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