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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:11 PM
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Emergency...

What does this mean, low idle? Bad alternator?

How do I fix it?

Edit: wait why can't I attach pics from mobile?!?! The battery light dimly flickers and idle seems to be around a stable 650 rpm...
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:16 PM
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i dunno....there's something about a hatch...luv em!! heck, i'd even rock an amc gremlin*









































*with a 360 and nv3500 please...


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Old 10-28-2012, 05:20 PM
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Been a good/busy week.

Got the E30 running, fixed the floor, lights, etc.

My buddy got his OBDI head, cam, and tune in his MK3 GTI.

And I got the motor swap done on my buddies 06 Kia Optima. Around 100k miles on it, about 6 months ago we had to put a flywheel, PP, clutch and the likes on it because the dual mass flywheel had become loose, causing the clutch to slip and it was actually so bad it was rubbing on the block and transmission. Then we took the head off the old one, pics speak for themselves. He said it stalled on him when he was coasting into a parking lot, then wouldn't turn over.




That's why you don't buy a kia.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:21 PM
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Emergency...

What does this mean, low idle? Bad alternator?

How do I fix it?

Edit: wait why can't I attach pics from mobile?!?! The battery light dimly flickers and idle seems to be around a stable 650 rpm...
Sound alternatory to me. Mine did the same thing.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:21 PM
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i think an actual 8 ball would be possible. i saw a thread somewhere about using a drillpress and thread insert to get the ball the attatch, and a tap to thread the shift lever on the bmw, since it doesn't have threads. cannot remember where it was, though....

i think a baseball may be a bit too large, tho. but, then again,...


and i believe the site is getting an upgrade, so pics and attatchments may not be able to be added....




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Old 10-28-2012, 05:24 PM
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That's why you don't buy a kia.
nooo....that's why you replace the timing belt in the car when you are supposed to...


you *don't* buy a kia for its performance aspect, uunless you do not wish to posess any...





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Old 10-28-2012, 05:26 PM
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i think an actual 8 ball would be possible. i saw a thread somewhere about using a drillpress and thread insert to get the ball the attatch, and a tap to thread the shift lever on the bmw, since it doesn't have threads. cannot remember where it was, though....

i think a baseball may be a bit too large, tho. but, then again,...


and i believe the site is getting an upgrade, so pics and attatchments may not be able to be added....




df
My buddy made one out of a cue ball just like that.

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:35 PM
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:57 PM
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the new barbie shipped today. Can't wait to play with it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:10 PM
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Was watchin the news about the storm... Stay safe guys. Funny thing, they had a segment about "a Wisconsin generator company" beefing up production for this. As it turns out, that company is Generac and their factory is ~15 minutes from my house. If anyone watched NBC nightly news then you saw it


I bought lots of stuff lately. This week will be like Christmas
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1990-somethin Chevy K3500... Cummins, cab swap, 5 speed, and lots of motor work. 20 MPG, 40 PSI, 507 ft/lbs torque
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:15 PM
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:20 PM
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:30 PM
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Sound alternatory to me. Mine did the same thing.
Any other place to get 'em besides (read: cheaper than) RockAuto? $227 for an OE Valeo alternator.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:34 PM
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Damn James. I just got rid of mine for 55 bucks. Maybe CJ has one? Dunno if he'll have internet though
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:42 PM
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Damn James. I just got rid of mine for 55 bucks. Maybe CJ has one? Dunno if he'll have internet though
Why would he not?

Calling anyone with an alternator. Can I haz? (read: buy)
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:44 PM
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hurricane sandy? lol

he is in rochester right now... we shouldnt loose internet/power
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:52 PM
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I drove a racecar this weekend. do recommend!

It was through a groupon gift. They were NASCAR modified cars in the rusty Wallace experience. Only got to turn left, but 500 HP was nice .
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:59 PM
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hurricane sandy? lol

he is in rochester right now... we shouldnt loose internet/power
Hurricane sandy schmandy. It's just a little rain and wind. Get over it!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:07 PM
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lol okay earthquake man
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:13 PM
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Why would he not?

Calling anyone with an alternator. Can I haz? (read: buy)
About 12 hours too late on this. I might have an alternator, but it would be at home. I was there this morning, but won't be back for three weeks.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:15 PM
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Craigslist an alternator. Can't be too hard to find a cheap one.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:18 PM
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appriciate dropping those seats off jay/cj
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:26 PM
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lol okay earthquake man
Earthquakes, now that's serious stuff.

In all seriousness, I might just go to the picknpull yard tomorrow in the AM.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:37 PM
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go now and you will get a better deal.....


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Old 10-28-2012, 07:45 PM
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