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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,276
Posted By barneyruckus
This sounds like a center mount. Check to see if...

This sounds like a center mount. Check to see if it knocks while in neutral and you rev RPMs a little. If it doesn't, then the problem is not within the transmission, but likely the drive shaft. At...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-30-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,514
Posted By barneyruckus
Apologies for late response. You may have already...

Apologies for late response. You may have already fixed this by now. Here is a quick PDF on how to perform a "Voltage Drop Test". If this isn't clear enough, you can always turn to Google to see more...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-10-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,514
Posted By barneyruckus
If you have battery voltage to the socket and you...

If you have battery voltage to the socket and you are certain there is good connection with the bulb installed, then high resistance or an open in the ground connection is likely the culprit.
Use...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-25-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,596
Posted By barneyruckus
@Brian So I see that you agree... now how much...

@Brian
So I see that you agree... now how much did this whole process cost you? If it took you 3hrs... that would at least give a guess-timate of how much the labor would be. So how much were the...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-22-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,482
Posted By barneyruckus
@Staric: I think you have a good point; however,...

@Staric: I think you have a good point; however, remember the sediments and the water damage you just spoke about. That is still gonna happen. It would be much cheaper to spend the minute amounts of...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-22-2009, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,482
Posted By barneyruckus
Ahh yes... the Fuel Filter... keep forgetting...

Ahh yes... the Fuel Filter... keep forgetting about that important little bugger.

@rrsperry:
Thanks for clearing up some of that stuff about the floating cap thing... maybe I should sway away...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-21-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,482
Posted By barneyruckus
I've been driving pretty much the same pattern...

I've been driving pretty much the same pattern for a few years now... hmmm... maybe it's time to start changing it up a bit. ***Please Note*** I drive an E36 325i ('92)... not an E36 M3.

@95 ///M3...
Forum: E36 M3 (1995-1999) 09-21-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,596
Posted By barneyruckus
I don't know too much about this. I've heard...

I don't know too much about this. I've heard about people swapping the Diff's for better performance off the line. A few things I'm curious about.
First and foremost, how much would this cost an...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By barneyruckus
Alrighty... not sure what's going on about "Chad"...

Alrighty... not sure what's going on about "Chad" I don't know him... I guess I too missed the post... but thanks for your help! Cheers
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By barneyruckus
I think there might be some oxidation on my...

I think there might be some oxidation on my wheels. I should probably start there, as the dust get embedded in the tiny pits. They look so nice and shiny when I clean them, but by the time I get home...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By barneyruckus
Thanks Jim and Jake... I'll try checking those...

Thanks Jim and Jake... I'll try checking those brands out. I"m not looking for performance or anything... more for cost effectiveness. My coworker said he used to get ceramic pads... the dust is...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By barneyruckus
Brake Dust on Rims

What's up guys,

I was wondering if anyone knows any DIY remedies to keeping brake dust from sticking to your rims. I don't really want to get those "Kleen Wheels" that go between the rim and hub....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 04-20-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,095
Posted By barneyruckus
Smile Thanks Yokel, I'll go downstairs and check...

Thanks Yokel,

I'll go downstairs and check that out. So now that I have an idea of where the dang thing is... how do I resolve the "buzzing". It's terribly annoying... especially when I'm trying...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-11-2009, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By barneyruckus
Hey scuba... So yours only did it when you...

Hey scuba... So yours only did it when you turned?
Also... The tires are brand spanking new.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By barneyruckus
Just did some reading and listening... I guess...

Just did some reading and listening... I guess the upper strut mount could possible cause the tire to wiggle... and definitely to bounce... but again, why won't it ever do it when I'm going straight...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By barneyruckus
No, you are right... Like I said... I'm no...

No, you are right... Like I said... I'm no Mechanic... I don't mind getting my hands dirty either, but could you explain more in detail why it would be the strut mounts? I'm just trying to make sense...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By barneyruckus
After speaking with my mechanic today... I found...

After speaking with my mechanic today... I found that I can probably rule out my struts, as all 4 of them have been replaced before I got the car (So, same mechanic, different owners).

I want to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By barneyruckus
Theo, I just spoke with my Mechanic... he...

Theo,

I just spoke with my Mechanic... he says that the Ball Joints causing vibration at high speeds is a good possibility. Do you know if your friend replaced both inner and outer ball joints or...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By barneyruckus
Thanks Theo, I was thinking about that...

Thanks Theo,

I was thinking about that notion this morning on my way to work... which is... If it was just the suspension... is it just one side that is faulty... cause why does it shake only when...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2009, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By barneyruckus
I figured after I posted my last response that...

I figured after I posted my last response that you probably don't live here anymore. Ha... Well... time to take it in for a second look and see if I can narrow the problem down a bit.

I'll post...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-10-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By barneyruckus
Thanks for all the great insight guys... it...

Thanks for all the great insight guys... it sounds like others have had the same or similar thing happen to them.

I am going to test it in my driveway like Jason suggested... now that he says...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By barneyruckus
Oh nice... A fellow bimmer lover from the South...

Oh nice... A fellow bimmer lover from the South Bay. :)
That was my guess about what might be happening too... Or something along that line.
Do you know any good spots to pick up some second hand...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By barneyruckus
I'm thinking it's a wiring thing. If it was a...

I'm thinking it's a wiring thing. If it was a fuse problem... I don't think the lights would work at all.

When it happens I attempt to turn off the signal, and as soon as I touch it... or pull...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,733
Posted By barneyruckus
High Beams Turn On By Themselves!

Hey Everyone,

I've been trying to figure out a very quirky problem that has occurred through two different BMWs that I've owned... (E30 and E36).

At night when I turn my left signal on... my...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 03-09-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,394
Posted By barneyruckus
Thanks Adam for replying so quickly... I...

Thanks Adam for replying so quickly...

I don't know how they are... my suspension is a bit shoddy I guess... in the morning, when it's cold it seems, it makes a bit of a squeeky noise. Kinda...
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