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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) Yesterday, 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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Views: 501,589
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
Views: 1,361
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
Replies: 3
Views: 363
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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Views: 501,589
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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Views: 501,589
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: 944
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: 944
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: 944
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: 361
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: 944
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
Replies: 8,363
Views: 501,589
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: 381
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: 662
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: 944
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: 8,363
Views: 501,589
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: 8,363
Views: 501,589
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: 757
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: 8,363
Views: 501,589
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: 11,234
Views: 729,900
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: 8,363
Views: 501,589
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: 369
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: 17,332
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....
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 02-18-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By drivinfaster
did. you. replace. the. crank. sensor??

did.
you.
replace.
the.
crank.
sensor??
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