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Forum: General Technical Today, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jgilber0
Interesting. It may be that the Mahle part isnít...

Interesting. It may be that the Mahle part isnít intended for E30s at all, and is just offered for users to adapt.

The issue is that itís under pressure, so modifications to it could lead to...
Forum: General Technical Yesterday, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By jgilber0
Itís not you. I bought the Mahle-Behr part too...

Itís not you. I bought the Mahle-Behr part too and had to send it back.

My 1992 325ic tank has a level sender port on it and a single bottom tube that projects out of the tank at 90į. The...
Forum: General Technical 06-16-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By jgilber0
Yes, I totally agree, the sender is on the left...

Yes, I totally agree, the sender is on the left side of the engine, so a hard left turn will pull oil away from the sender.

Your recommendation to check the actual oil level is spot on. A more...
Forum: General Technical 06-16-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By jgilber0
Odd oil level LED problem

The low oil level LED in the indicator panel comes on and stays on when I drive through traffic circles (left turns at 30mph). It takes a very long time for the light to reset each time.

Is...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By jgilber0
LOL Ė my first thought too!

LOL Ė my first thought too!
Forum: Members Rides 06-16-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,740
Posted By jgilber0
Looks like you took that advice! Nice car, and...

Looks like you took that advice! Nice car, and I’m glad to see that you’re doing this project.

One of the joys of owning an old car is pride in learning craftsmanship. Enjoy the ride!
Forum: Parts For Sale 06-15-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,917
Posted By jgilber0
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: M20 06-15-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By jgilber0
I will defer to Jeff on this one Ė Iíve only done...

I will defer to Jeff on this one Ė Iíve only done the job once, and I thought that the belt was in the way of the pump, but it sounds like you can get the pump out of there without having to take the...
Forum: Brakes, Subframe & Arms 06-15-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 295
Posted By jgilber0
Glad you got it. What a PITA. Thanks for sharing...

Glad you got it. What a PITA. Thanks for sharing the solution.

Iíll be doing mine at some point, hoping it will be easier on my car.
Forum: M20 06-15-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By jgilber0
Don’t drive the car if it’s overheating. The...

Don’t drive the car if it’s overheating. The aluminum head is quite vulnerable to heat warping and you could wind up with much bigger problems than a hose issue.

Try and get a good look at the...
Forum: The Project Forum 06-08-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 386,705
Posted By jgilber0
Stupid low oil LED on again. So annoying

Stupid low oil LED on again. So annoying
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted 06-08-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By jgilber0
Nice car!!!

Nice car!!!
Forum: General Discussion 06-07-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By jgilber0
M3 review: Sorting out fact from fiction in a 1987 BMW M3

"Just another boxy-looking product of the 1980s?" Nice writeup from Hagerty here.
...
Forum: General Technical 06-07-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By jgilber0
Thatís good :) Iíve had my cluster in and...

Thatís good :)

Iíve had my cluster in and out and apart four times. Still not working quite right. Good luck!
Forum: Members Rides 06-07-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By jgilber0
Service the timing belt first

Congratulations and welcome aboard! Nice looking car!

The number one things to check and replace are the timing belt and timing belt tensioner pulley. Service interval is 4 years or 60,000 miles....
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-05-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 109,070
Posted By jgilber0
Well, youíre only three years older than me. ...

Well, youíre only three years older than me.

Pantera! Thatís cool! And so is sending your kid to college.
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-05-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 109,070
Posted By jgilber0
Loved my MX-5!

Loved my MX-5!
Forum: Off Topic Lounge 06-05-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 109,070
Posted By jgilber0
52 years old (how did that happen so fast?) ...

52 years old (how did that happen so fast?)

1976 Oldsmobile Omega - green (sold)
1968 Corvair Monza Convertible - Yellow with black top (sold)
1978 Buick Century Wagon - Blue metallic with vinyl...
Forum: General Technical 06-05-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 271
Posted By jgilber0
I cracked a vinyl dash doing that once. Careful!

I cracked a vinyl dash doing that once. Careful!
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted 06-04-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By jgilber0
:up:

:up:
Forum: The Project Forum 06-04-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 386,705
Posted By jgilber0
Great - thank you - that is reassuring!

Great - thank you - that is reassuring!
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted 06-04-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By jgilber0
Broken top motor is an easy fix. Assuming it's...

Broken top motor is an easy fix. Assuming it's the typical sheared off aluminum housing problem, you can buy a steel plate from Germany, bolt it on, and you're back in business.

Available here:
...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5,426
Views: 408,317
Posted By jgilber0
Looks like a great little car Ė tempting!

Looks like a great little car Ė tempting!
Forum: The Project Forum 06-03-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5,609
Views: 386,705
Posted By jgilber0
Smile Progress!

Finally got the alternator belt tensioned properly.

Replaced the valve cover vent line - completely brittle. Broke on removal.

Replaced most of the vacuum line for the brake booster,...
Forum: Members Rides 06-03-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By jgilber0
Beauty! Well earned, Peter!

Beauty! Well earned, Peter!
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