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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-10-2018, 03:54 PM
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Posted By dc_wright
Looks like what you're talking about is the...

Looks like what you're talking about is the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, not the secondary air pump system. The valve that opens the connection from the exhaust to the intake is monitored...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 08-11-2018, 08:12 AM
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Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Nice setup for the alignment! 500 lbs will...

Nice setup for the alignment! 500 lbs will definitely take some major work to try to find. Guts and framing out of doors so they're just skins. Same for hood and trunk lid. Might be some weight...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-28-2018, 07:46 PM
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Posted By dc_wright
It's surprising how many so called "experts"...

It's surprising how many so called "experts" don't know you can move the front of the rear trailing arms to adjust toe. Hope you can get it to a setting that works for you!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-30-2018, 09:55 AM
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Posted By dc_wright
Sometimes casting will have very fine porosities...

Sometimes casting will have very fine porosities that will pass air or other gases, but not water. Either way using an impregnant or sealant is the fix so hopefully the RTV does the trick.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-29-2018, 07:26 PM
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Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Nice write up! I was wondering how far over the...

Nice write up! I was wondering how far over the outlet on the t-stat housing would wind up. I'm guessing with the E39 being a bit wider bodied there was a bit more room for it. It's an interesting...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-20-2018, 06:21 PM
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Posted By dc_wright
Hard to corner hard when you're throwing your own...

Hard to corner hard when you're throwing your own coolant under your tires. :mad:
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-18-2018, 06:42 PM
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Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
First time you get into a bit of a tank slapper,...

First time you get into a bit of a tank slapper, need a lot of hand action, and accidentally turn off the ignition, you'll know it was too close. :rofl:

And yes, you are going to get locked in at...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-04-2018, 11:59 AM
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Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Welcome back! I'm not thinking a car named...

Welcome back!

I'm not thinking a car named "Tiffany" is striking fear in the hearts of your opponents. :)

It's neat that NASA has aligned the rules so you can compete in TT or PT with the same...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-02-2017, 06:47 PM
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Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Good find! I was going from memory this morning...

Good find! I was going from memory this morning and was thinking the code went to the DME. Sorry for any concern my faulty memory might have caused!



I'd be willing to bet that the 12V...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 01-02-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
The "OBC removed" item on the list caught my...

The "OBC removed" item on the list caught my attention. On cars with the 18 button OBC there's an additional anti-theft feature where you can set a 4 digit security code. When you try to start the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-29-2016, 01:29 AM
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Posted By dc_wright
Sorry Jim! Can't ship you extra hands and arms. ...

Sorry Jim! Can't ship you extra hands and arms. Need more than my two most of the time on my own.......:)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-27-2016, 11:41 AM
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Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
This seems to indicate the relay's bad. You can...

This seems to indicate the relay's bad. You can test it independently.

Pull the relay out of the socket and jumper 12V to pin 8 and jumper pin 4 to ground. With you DMM measure the resistance...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-27-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
There's 2 issues. Issue 1 is with the relay and...

There's 2 issues. Issue 1 is with the relay and if the relay is working properly you should see 12V on pin 2 with test 2 regardless of what the DME is doing.

Repeat Test 2 again, this time check...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-27-2016, 07:58 AM
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Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Test 1 - DMM pin 2 to ground should read 0 volts ...

Test 1 - DMM pin 2 to ground should read 0 volts

Test 2 - DMM pin 2 to ground, test light P73 to ground or (jumper wire P73 to ground), DMM should read 12 volts.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-26-2016, 05:10 PM
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Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Your test light is low enough resistance compared...

Your test light is low enough resistance compared to the coil that it's providing a path to ground (ableit porobably a poor one) and closing the relay. Because most of the voltage is dropped across...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2016, 07:56 PM
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Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Jim's 323 is a dedicated track car and he's...

Jim's 323 is a dedicated track car and he's stripped out the factory harnesses and is only putting back just the bare necessity wiring.

The black thingy with the hoses is the evap pump. On OBDII...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-13-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
I believe it's in the start position but it's...

I believe it's in the start position but it's been a while so can't state with 100% certainty....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-12-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Exactly this. In normal operations there's a...

Exactly this. In normal operations there's a brief power pulse to the fuel pump to pressurize the fuel rail and then it's turned off unit the DME sees pulses from the crank position sensor, then it...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-22-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Need to see it with the cover off to be certain,...

Need to see it with the cover off to be certain, but that looks like the OBDII data port connector that would have been under the dash on the driver side. If I'm correct you won't need...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-14-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
LOL! The adhesive that holds the copper to...

LOL!

The adhesive that holds the copper to the printed wiring board has an upper temperature range and if you exceed that the copper debonds and you wind up with a lifted pad. Just be sure to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-11-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
In theory once you get accustomed to it you can...

In theory once you get accustomed to it you can run a little bit closer to the friction threshold braking manually than the stock ABS system can .

The margin built into the ABS system takes into...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-08-2016, 01:00 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
I looked up the part number on bmwfans.info and...

I looked up the part number on bmwfans.info and either bought from the local dealer or on line from BMW of South Atlanta since most of the 3rd party sources were having to order from the BMW OEM...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-08-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
That sensor you pulled from the diff is what...

That sensor you pulled from the diff is what feeds pulses to the instrument cluster that allows the speedo to determine speed. (May not be important to you for a dedicated track car.) The speed of...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 10-05-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
I don't think so, everything I've ever bought on...

I don't think so, everything I've ever bought on eBay from a source in Moldova has been totally reliable....... :rofl:

You'll need to desolder the old ROM chip and solder on the new one. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-24-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 55,880
Posted By dc_wright
Yep! I had replaced most of them on my E36. You...

Yep! I had replaced most of them on my E36. You can hardly touch anything plastic in the engine compartment without something cracking or breaking.
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