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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-20-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 46,495
Posted By Nick323
Question Temperature gauge misbehaving erratically

I have been driving my baby awhile now and all seems well, except for the Temperature gauge.
There is a clear ticking noise coming from the instrument cluster whilst I drive. I would think it to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-19-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By Nick323
Post a South African story

OK LETS GET BACK TO HISTORY.
Gusheshes are more coveted but Botsotsos rule the tar
Q: What is “to spin”?
A: When you spin is when you go into town to steal. This is when you have gone to the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-19-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Nick323
If your motor heat-seized: The engine locked up...

If your motor heat-seized: The engine locked up due to the pistons expanding to the extent that they lock in the bores
You will hear the piston slap. If you do not, ask a competent (preferably...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-16-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 46,495
Posted By Nick323
Post Overhauling Steering shaft & Fuel suction device

I finally got my baby on the road again :D
For your interest, the open snap ring (#13 on the drawing) goes at the bottom and the more closed unit, on the right, goes at the top.
How do I know ?...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-16-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Nick323
Post BMW headers

Here are the BMW headers I stock
852063
After that most Bimmers had near perfect headers from the factory. And I refuse to sell/install something that does not make a significant...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-16-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By Nick323
Ah memories.... The shaven look. Popular in the...

Ah memories....
The shaven look. Popular in the 80's.
Very impractical and often not even good lookig.
if somebody welded a plate into the door obscuring the hole you have "interesting times...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-16-2019, 04:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By Nick323
I do my own MAF conversion. I am not sure what...

I do my own MAF conversion. I am not sure what MAF miller uses, I use the Siemens Mass Airflow Meter (MAF) (p/n 1 703 275) replacement from NUK ( KAF076 ).
If you use a ****ty aircleaner or over-oil...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-16-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Nick323
I usually pressure test my heads without...

I usually pressure test my heads without valve-gear.
The surface facing the block is placed on a flat surface and alll other openings where water flows through are closed except 2 on opposite ends....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-01-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 46,495
Posted By Nick323
Question Steering spindle parts

838451The steering spindle bearings are definitely shot :cry:
I wonder if I can get these at a bearing supply house :dunno:

838453What is supposed to go where the arrow points in this picture of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-31-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Nick323
Steve, normally you just swap in the correct...

Steve, normally you just swap in the correct gearsets instead of the whole diff.
Just search the forum, I have often come across this.

I have a E36 rear diff where I would love to swap the gears...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-31-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 46,495
Posted By Nick323
Question Fuel Pump mounting

Recently I noticed a loss of power and hard starting.
Fuel pump- came the immediate thought :bigpimp:
a pressure test confirmed a slow build up ending in 2.8 Bar :tsk:

838321 On the right shows...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-17-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Nick323
What a waste of time: a 1.5 minute movie to...

What a waste of time: a 1.5 minute movie to illustrate something that could have taken 10 seconds.
How was it solved ?
In the old days we often had this when a stone jumped into the hubcap of our...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-17-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By Nick323
Sadly HH is right ! Quality headers that fit...

Sadly HH is right !
Quality headers that fit straight-up are not cheap, but do work.
Quite often people come into my shop asking me to fit headers they bought 2'nd hand.
Why were they not fitted...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-17-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By Nick323
Post Oil consumption test procedure

Some motors consume oil, others don't.
That is why the factories usually do not enter into corresponcence until the figurew rises above a certain level.

On the Toyota 22R, which was notorious for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By Nick323
I am going out on a limb here, but have you ever...

I am going out on a limb here, but have you ever checked FP at this point ?
If you don't have a gauge, just a quick spray test.
Once you eliminate fuel as the culprit then it could be 2 things:...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-08-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Nick323
Initialisation procedure

One trick that I apply religiously is to disconnect the battery for 20 minutes or so after doing any major maintenance or change to a cars engine.
When starting the car afterward, do NOT apply any...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-08-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By Nick323
One trick that I apply religiously is to...

One trick that I apply religiously is to disconnect the battery for 20 minutes or so after doing any major maintenance or change to a cars engine.
When starting the car afterward, do NOT apply any...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-08-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By Nick323
I have 3 Cars & 3 motorcycles- None are insured,...

I have 3 Cars & 3 motorcycles- None are insured, except for the damage to 3'rd party, which sadly is not a requirement in this country.
I own a workshop with flat + 2 houses which are all not...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-08-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Nick323
If the seats have a heater system I would hook...

If the seats have a heater system I would hook that up to a 12v supply, such as a battery with a Multimeter set on 10 A and see how much current it draws.
Depending on that & the seats warming I'd...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-07-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 46,495
Posted By Nick323
Those medical bills suck :( I also live in a...

Those medical bills suck :(
I also live in a country where you have to look after yourself & the hospital takes all...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 46,495
Posted By Nick323
Talking Bisley sport

Thank you HH :)
809276It is my wife's Grunig + Elmiger in .308 Win
We both shoot Bisley.
809278I shoot a 7X68, that I developed myself, in open class.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-25-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Nick323
https://www.google.com/search?q=e30+engine+compart...

https://www.google.com/search?q=e30+engine+compartment&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-18-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 46,495
Posted By Nick323
Cool Cruisin

808088I have been enjoying this car for a few months now, mainly running erands :drive:
808090Or traveling to competitions :thumbup:
808092Sometimes it is cool just to relax in the African bush...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,336
Posted By Nick323
Any car can become a money pit. Monday morning...

Any car can become a money pit.
Monday morning cars are becoming rarer but they still get produced.
Previous driver abuse & neglect plays an important part.
I typically drive cars for 20 years or...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-26-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 46,495
Posted By Nick323
Quick upodate on the IAT. Remember that I...

Quick upodate on the IAT.
Remember that I fitted a big-bore intake which had to be modified to make the M52B28 IAT sensor fit.
We still retained the other sensor as it was too much of a hassle to...
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