Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E30 (1982 - 1993)

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.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-26-2011, 08:51 AM
Silky4289 Silky4289 is offline
Registered User
Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 1986 325es
Up and down idol,missing,gas smell,smoke

After intake manifold gasket replaced,car won't idol,,when it does it goes up down up down ,,car was perfect b4,,,,misses when I try to drive,,,,,lil smoke from pass. Side engine,,,smell of gas...but I don't see gas leak,or bad vacuum hoses,,,help,,,thanks
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 05-26-2011, 03:40 PM
downhiller's Avatar
downhiller downhiller is online now
livin large
Location: des moines
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6,688
Mein Auto: 2012 hypermotard 796
gaskets arent seated properly
__________________
I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-26-2011, 03:58 PM
Silky4289 Silky4289 is offline
Registered User
Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 1986 325es
So how do I fix gaskets not seated right ,,,,I did not use no gasket maker ,,shuld I of,,,thanks again
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-26-2011, 08:21 PM
downhiller's Avatar
downhiller downhiller is online now
livin large
Location: des moines
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 6,688
Mein Auto: 2012 hypermotard 796
well depending on how you put it on, with trying to get the crankcase tube in, a piece could of gotten pinched or you coulda over torqued one side and its not complete sealed on teh other side
__________________
I know a lot about cars. I can look at a car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-27-2011, 03:21 AM
Silky4289 Silky4289 is offline
Registered User
Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 1986 325es
Is there anyway of telling if gaskets r not seated,,,,,can I spray carb ,,cleaner around gaskets to see...thanks for all ur help downhiller,,,,,shuld I use gasket sealer ,,,,I hate to take it back off if I'm not sure that's the problem,,,,hopefully there's a way to tell if gaskets r unseated
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-27-2011, 03:23 AM
Silky4289 Silky4289 is offline
Registered User
Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 1986 325es
Do u know the pattern to torque the bolts,,,,,i just put em on any ol way,,,,,my stupidity,,,,but I did use torque wrench,,
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-30-2011, 12:16 AM
greenkidd greenkidd is offline
Registered User
Location: KC
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1
Mein Auto: 87 325e
If the gaskets don't fix it, check your ICV as well.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E30 (1982 - 1993)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms