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Old 08-26-2011, 06:32 PM
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Yea it was my fault for not paying attention I was focusing on my clutch... but what pissed me off was the fact the he got out of his car thinking that he was gonna intimidate me...

But whatever..

P.s. my car still isn't driveable... the temp fix failed on me too
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:45 PM
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Brad I think you need something LEGAL :wink:

And i didn't get a seafoam smoke show

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Old 08-26-2011, 07:06 PM
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Brad I think you need something LEGAL :wink:

And i didn't get a seafoam smoke show

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You must of not done it right...you are suppose to unhooking your brake booster hose... when I did it I got hella smoke... LAFD was all on my ass for it... (live down the street from fire station)

Try it again and don't get scared it will sound like it will stall but it won't...

When I did it on mine I shut the car down and iit still kept bogging and choking till it just shut down...
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:06 PM
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:09 PM
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Sorry dude... what happened?
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:10 PM
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:11 PM
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:18 PM
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Awww man! Let me guess... Someone hit your car?
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:19 PM
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Noooooooo not the Turbo e36 dude....
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:21 PM
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Noooooooo not the Turbo e36 dude....
What are you talking about dude lol
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:22 PM
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:23 PM
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Awww man! Let me guess... Someone hit your car?
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Noooooooo not the Turbo e36 dude....
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:26 PM
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Ok im confused ...... Just tell us why you had such a bad day man LOL
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:29 PM
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To make a long story short, my Grandpa passed away 2 years ago, he's had quite the collection of cars, but we only kept the 76 El Dorado, he bought it new at the dealership I work at, and it only has 15,000 miles, and is in all but mint condition.


I drove it today for the first time, my dad wanted me to detail it. Runs superb, so smooth with a 500 cubic inch V8. Power seats, white leather, loud arse horn, etc.

Here it is all finished:







I took these pictures literally minutes before this:







I started it up, revved it a little, then it sat for a few seconds and shut off, with smoke immediately shooting out of the hood. I pulled the keys out and threw them, yelled fire extinguisher to my dad, and grabbed a hose.


I sprayed the engine for literately minutes, in, around, and underneath. There was plastic and rubbing on fire falling onto the ground. Everytime I popped the hood and put the hood up, it shot down because the springs somehow also failed at the same time.


The inside was covered in smoke and I inhaled half of it popping the hood and trying to put the fire out. It took a long time but we got it. I hope it isn't too late


The outside seems fine, the hood will need repainted, and it needs at least a new windshield cowl. I don't even know if the engine is repairable, tons of wires melted, as well as every other part on the drivers side. The passenger side isn't as bad.


I guess I'm lucky it didn't get to the fuel lines, and that we were able to save the car safely.




Basically I feel like total sh!t, and like it was my fault somehow. I don't even know if insurance will fix it, and it might be a much bigger job than it looks like. I hate for my grandfather to look down and see me in his car while it was on fire
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:37 PM
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Wow! That sucks man. Hey, im sure you can fix it man. Just got alot of replacing to do... It could of been worse! What if you didnt have a hose to put it out? It would of been gone. And about your grandfather.. Im pretty sure hes happy that your alive. Like I said, it could of been worse.... What if fire got to the fuel lines and you blew up with it? Keep your head up and try to fix it man
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:38 PM
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Damn sorry to hear that Matt...

But that's weird
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:41 PM
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No idea what happened, like I said everything on the drivers side is toast, the engine was trying to turn over while it was on fire due to wires being melted. Distributor cap completely melted together.

Thanks guys, I guess I'll be working on it if the insurance doesn't. It just sucks that it was all original, spectacular shape, and a great memory of him. Him and my Grandmother had 7 kids, and I feel like they'll all be angry at me.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:47 PM
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I doubt they will be angry.. they will be glad you are safe...
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:40 PM
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You must of not done it right...you are suppose to unhooking your brake booster hose... when I did it I got hella smoke... LAFD was all on my ass for it... (live down the street from fire station)

Try it again and don't get scared it will sound like it will stall but it won't...

When I did it on mine I shut the car down and iit still kept bogging and choking till it just shut down...
I did, I kept pouring some foam little by little and the far was reving up then sounding like it I was breaking something then I started to smell something. It smelled like this drain opener I have which is some type of sulfur.

Car runs fine still, besides the on going issue I have but ill do it again tomorrow.
What happens if accidently put more the 1/3 of the can?


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Old 08-26-2011, 08:48 PM
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OK I know that the obd1 and obd2 318i have different master cylinders...

My question is, does the obd1 master cylinder fit my obd2 car..

I got a killer deal on a new master cylinder but idk if it fits...

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Old 08-26-2011, 08:54 PM
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:02 PM
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Ok guys my car is kicking my ass. I'm trying to get my pioneer aftermarket cd player out and it won't budge, tried butter knifes tried hook ect. WTF. Anything I can remove to get a hand behind it and push it out?


I just wan to install my iPhone hookup
You can probably call Pioneer customer service and ask them for replacement key.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:05 PM
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OK I know that the obd1 and obd2 318i have different master cylinders...

My question is, does the obd1 master cylinder fit my obd2 car..

I got a killer deal on a new master cylinder but idk if it fits...

Nah I dont think so... Obdi 1 and obd 2 are nothing but emissions crap. Im actually thinking if I should convert my obd2 to an obd1... Not sure. If anything ill get the LS2 engind for it!!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:18 PM
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Nah I dont think so... Obdi 1 and obd 2 are nothing but emissions crap. Im actually thinking if I should convert my obd2 to an obd1... Not sure. If anything ill get the LS2 engind for it!!
By obd1 I mean 92 to 95

And obd2 I mean 96 to 99

They have differences as in nose panel, master cylinder, ews2 etc...
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:27 PM
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Hi my dears!

Oh and I'll have news next week...and pictures. At least if shipping is correct and I get the chance.
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