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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 08-24-2009, 08:53 PM
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Check engine light on and off

Sometimes my check engine light comes on, usually at high speeds. But usually when i let off the gas quickly it turns off, but not if i ease off the gas? Any ideas?
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:08 PM
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how old is your o2 sensor?
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The E30 is what all actual driving enthusiasts are after. It's an unpretentious machine, quietly capable of spectacular feats of handling. It's light, simple design is rugged enough to run against $400k rally cars, but on the street it' communicative chassis delights even the most disinterested driver. It really is one of the world's ultimate driving machines
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:49 PM
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Sh!t that was one of the things the guy said might need replacing. He gave me a new one with the car. Might have to install that.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:17 PM
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Sh!t that was one of the things the guy said might need replacing. He gave me a new one with the car. Might have to install that.
i have the cluster trim here for you. its somewhere. what other **** did the guy give you. i want free parts.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:32 PM
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I replaced the O2 sensor today. The guy who had my car stripped the sh!t out of the washer on the O2 sensor so i had to use a pipe wrench to get it off but what i ended up doing was breaking it in half. So when i finally got the sensor i found that the threads inside the exhaust pipe, so i had to go buy a tap to rethread it. Then when i went to put the sensor in the wires were too short. So i had to cut sections of wire out of the old O2 sensor and solder them to the new one to make them long enough. When all said and done it took me 4 hours to do this simple task (including driving to 3 hardware stores to find the right size tap)
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this is what the O2 sensor looked like when i was done with it
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:33 PM
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jeez. hopefully that fixes it.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:49 PM
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hope everthing goes well, sorry to butt in but my e32 does the same thing but my light goes off around 40mphs and sometime it just cuts off n on. I know they are different cars but could this be the same thing?
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:26 AM
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I replaced the O2 sensor today. The guy who had my car stripped the sh!t out of the washer on the O2 sensor so i had to use a pipe wrench to get it off but what i ended up doing was breaking it in half. So when i finally got the sensor i found that the threads inside the exhaust pipe, so i had to go buy a tap to rethread it. Then when i went to put the sensor in the wires were too short. So i had to cut sections of wire out of the old O2 sensor and solder them to the new one to make them long enough. When all said and done it took me 4 hours to do this simple task (including driving to 3 hardware stores to find the right size tap)
Congratulations on fighting through it and gaining the victory. For the record, what was the correct size tap?
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MY moms minitank (aka ford windstar) had the exact same issue with the O2 sensor... the tap i finally found was for sparkplugs but it worked
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:37 PM
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thats the tap i used too. it was for spark plugs
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