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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-06-2020, 08:41 PM
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Posted By drivinfaster
karl: i have equipment at the casa, but not set...

karl: i have equipment at the casa, but not set up for a studio here yet. i have my other art studio that i do my other work in that i am able to access as it is closed to visitors but i have a key...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-02-2020, 09:31 PM
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Posted By drivinfaster
thanks, andrew. these are just a few, i have...

thanks, andrew. these are just a few, i have almost 25 made. i have a bunch of stuff i have made, and right now it's all boxed up waiting for a show at the local college that has been postponed due...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-31-2020, 08:09 PM
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Posted By drivinfaster
hey guys, just dropping in to say hi...glad to...

hey guys, just dropping in to say hi...glad to see a resurgence in the ot topic thread.

have been working in clay recently, here are a few mugs i have made.

how is everyone??




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-08-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By drivinfaster
uh,...power rear windows?? :eeps: df

uh,...power rear windows?? :eeps:




df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-08-2019, 04:44 PM
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Views: 402
Posted By drivinfaster
check the casting numbers. some had them, some...

check the casting numbers. some had them, some didn't, not sure why, have seen this sort of thing before on other makes and models of vehicles, just as long as the head gasket mated up with the block...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-07-2019, 06:45 PM
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Posted By drivinfaster
wow, don..... :O df

wow, don..... :O






df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-05-2019, 07:36 PM
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Posted By drivinfaster
oh dear gawd, franklyn!!...

oh dear gawd, franklyn!! :yikes::yikes::yikes::yikes: so glad you made it out of that in one piece, for sure.
i also agree with don, on both not being one for actively suggesting litigation, as...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-25-2019, 09:55 PM
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Posted By drivinfaster
quite nice, ken. she's got a good home. i...

quite nice, ken. she's got a good home.

i sorta miss cadence.....:(

i like driving the z3, just miss having an obc, of all things....:dunno:


i have been so busy with work i have not been...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-07-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By drivinfaster
"jumpering" a battery positive to a battery...

"jumpering" a battery positive to a battery positive will do nothing, and the starter solenoid only gets power in the crank position.

the small leads, not the heavy gauge wire to the back of the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-07-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By drivinfaster
1, check battery voltage if it sounded like it...

1, check battery voltage if it sounded like it was cranking slowly.

2, jumper power to the solenoid, *not* the back of the starter. a regular wire diameter is all you need as this is a low current...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-05-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By drivinfaster
you *can* bypass ews2, just not easily like in...

you *can* bypass ews2, just not easily like in ews1. as i stated in my previous responses, if you power up the starter with a jumper wire with the key in the run position the car will start.

i...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-01-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By drivinfaster
did you check real oem?? they should at least...

did you check real oem?? they should at least have the part number in a diagram.

are we talking 4 or 6 cylinder?? the only coolant pipe i can think of is on the 4cyl, which is plastic and should...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-01-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By drivinfaster
if you jump the starter with the key in the run...

if you jump the starter with the key in the run position, it should start. otherwise, as ken stated, you are just operating the starter.

if you try to jump the solenoid itself, you run the risk...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2019, 03:28 PM
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Views: 509,592
Posted By drivinfaster
glad to hear that you are out and about...

glad to hear that you are out and about tinkering, ken. i wish you the very best, and hope that you do not endure too many aches and pains as a result of your excursions.



in other news, i...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By drivinfaster
depending on how you drive, what your...

depending on how you drive, what your expectations are, and where you live, tire choice can vary.

me?? i like super grippy tires that hug the road, stop on a dime and give me 9 cents change.
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By drivinfaster
yeah, pinging is horrible. glad it was sorted....

yeah, pinging is horrible. glad it was sorted. things that can contribute to pinging, besides low octane, could be running hotter than usual (altitude can sometimes be a factor), or carbon buildup in...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-30-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,014
Posted By drivinfaster
96 should be ews2, so no way to bypass the anti...

96 should be ews2, so no way to bypass the anti theft if locked out, if, in fact, that is your problem.

we need to dig deeper here, but before i start sending you on a wild goose chase, please...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-12-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8,419
Views: 509,592
Posted By drivinfaster
it's like everything else, always negotiable......

it's like everything else, always negotiable... ;)

but it is an ugly green, and is in transition to a proper engine/trans combo. will likely unload the z3 or vert before i let the ti go, though. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-11-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8,419
Views: 509,592
Posted By drivinfaster
she needed more attention than i could give at...

she needed more attention than i could give at this point, plus i have piper (my red 97 vert), taylor (my z3), and a hatchback i still haven't done anything with in three years...so i sold cadence to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-05-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By drivinfaster
the high nox indicates a failing cat, but i would...

the high nox indicates a failing cat, but i would also make certain the cat is up to operating temps and all the simple things like carbon buildup on the valves (top engine clean would help).
...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-04-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8,419
Views: 509,592
Posted By drivinfaster
cadence has been sold.... that is all.... ...

cadence has been sold....
that is all....





df
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-04-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11,241
Views: 734,406
Posted By drivinfaster
been a flurry of activity at the casa la...

been a flurry of activity at the casa la df....between work, getting flooring installed, work, attempting to get piper on the road, work, bills, work,...and, uh,...work,...i have sold cadence to a...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-01-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8,419
Views: 509,592
Posted By drivinfaster
happy to hear a good report, ken!!

happy to hear a good report, ken!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-25-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By drivinfaster
heater valves usually fail to "heat all the...

heater valves usually fail to "heat all the time".

first things first, check the coolant level. if it is fine, then proceed with karl's suggestions. an infra-red thermometer gun is a great way to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-22-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,983
Posted By drivinfaster
uhh,...wut??:dunno::confused::confused::confused:...

uhh,...wut??:dunno::confused::confused::confused:


firstly, the bmw platform is over rated how, exactly?? :dunno:

if you are looking for 1/4 mile track times, then yeah, go with chevy or ford....
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