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Forum: General Technical 05-15-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By SethB
Don't forget that there are 2 OEM thermostats, a...

Don't forget that there are 2 OEM thermostats, a 70C and 80C. In my experience (Southeastern PA), I've always found 70C to run too cold. Plenty of valid advice in the comments above, could also...
Forum: M20 05-06-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By SethB
Highly unlikely, unless the engine feels like...

Highly unlikely, unless the engine feels like it's trying to shake itself out of the car.

Hard to troubleshoot without more detailed symptoms. Do you lose power when applying the gas after the...
Forum: Body & Paint 05-05-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 712
Posted By SethB
Those patches are coming out great! Very clean...

Those patches are coming out great! Very clean work. Yours too, bignslow, nice work recreating the bends in the panel.

I'll have to grab a pic to post, I started into my "74 2002 this weekend. ...
Forum: Body & Paint 05-03-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 712
Posted By SethB
Hey, congratulations! That's awesome news. My...

Hey, congratulations! That's awesome news. My kids have been both the biggest distraction from, and biggest enjoyment with my cars. Looks like you're patching is going well. Might not be a bad...
Forum: Body & Paint 05-01-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 712
Posted By SethB
+1. Turbski, here are some pics for...

+1.

Turbski, here are some pics for encouragement. The first is from when I pulled up the carpets in my ix for the first time and wanted to cry. The 2nd is after they were all patched up. It's...
Forum: Body & Paint 05-01-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 712
Posted By SethB
I've seen way worse than that patched up. It...

I've seen way worse than that patched up. It seems almost inevitable on our cars that those outside corners have some level of rust, those don't look too bad. A couple of pieces of 18 gauge steel...
Forum: General Technical 04-26-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By SethB
Yeah, I was looking at it some more last night...

Yeah, I was looking at it some more last night and I think you're right. ethirtysix36, what model/year is your car? I think I got mixed up thinking early vs late tanks/pumps. The early pumps have...
Forum: General Technical 04-26-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By SethB
Hahaha, nice. Hate when that happens.

Hahaha, nice. Hate when that happens.
Forum: General Technical 04-25-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By SethB
I think that's PN 16131178821. Look at item 7 in...

I think that's PN 16131178821. Look at item 7 in this diagram:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=1113-USA-03-1989-E30-BMW-325i&diagId=16_0107
Forum: M20 04-25-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By SethB
Bad/loose reservoir cap maybe? Pushing coolant...

Bad/loose reservoir cap maybe? Pushing coolant out the overflow at the top of radiator, around a bad cap seal, and out the overflow hose? I had a bad cap seal a while back that was letting that...
Forum: General Technical 04-24-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 304
Posted By SethB
Not sure I'm following perfectly, but if I'm...

Not sure I'm following perfectly, but if I'm understanding your symptoms correctly, you shouldn't see water get sucked back into the engine when the tstat opens. That makes it sound like you've got...
Forum: M20 04-24-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By SethB
Oops, just saw you're in Ireland, opposite...

Oops, just saw you're in Ireland, opposite driver-side! Top, rear, left corner of the block. Same side as the throttle body is on.
Forum: M20 04-24-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By SethB
It runs to a port on the top, rear, driver-side...

It runs to a port on the top, rear, driver-side corner of the block, just below the head, IIRC.
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 04-24-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By SethB
Way too many wires in there, removing that alarm...

Way too many wires in there, removing that alarm system would be my first step. Here's my messy, but stock, wiring on an 89 325i to get you started on what should be in there.
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Forum: Members Rides 04-18-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By SethB
Bringing the car from NJ into PA meant getting it...

Bringing the car from NJ into PA meant getting it through safety/emissions inspection. There was a bunch of stuff it needed even before trying to get stickers. The speedo/odometer didnít work,...
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 04-18-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By SethB
Nice! That's a good call jumping the relay. If...

Nice! That's a good call jumping the relay. If you need any pointers replacing the stalk, I did a turn signal stalk a little while back and took pics, the process is mostly the same.
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Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 04-18-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By SethB
There's a few things that could be going on. ...

There's a few things that could be going on. Since you replaced the relay and validated that the motor at least runs, that's a good start. It running for a second when you plugged it back in is a...
Forum: Members Rides 04-16-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By SethB
Thanks! I've been casually trying to figure out...

Thanks! I've been casually trying to figure out what those wheels were, you've solved the mystery.

I was just looking through your build thread, your 318is is beautiful! That's a remarkably...
Forum: Members Rides 04-15-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By SethB
Seth's 1989 Alpinweiss II 325i

Hey all,
I've been meaning to start a ride thread since I got my first E30, but I never seem to get around to it. I picked up a new car in January and figured I should take advantage of a fresh...
Forum: Members Rides 04-15-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By SethB
Ouch... Let me know if you need a hand, or any...

Ouch... Let me know if you need a hand, or any little odds and ends. I've got some random front trim bits that you're welcome to have. I'm over in Telford.
Forum: Parts For Sale 04-08-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,194
Posted By SethB
Sorry, all the fuel tank stuff is gone.

Sorry, all the fuel tank stuff is gone.
Forum: M20 04-03-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 637
Posted By SethB
+1 It's probably worth reading through the...

+1

It's probably worth reading through the whole thing, but start with steps 13-14, then 17-19:

https://classicbimmerbits.com/e30-how-to/e30-accessory-belt-replacement/
Forum: Springs, Shocks, Sways & Steering 03-26-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By SethB
Sure thing, I'm glad it's helpful! It's really...

Sure thing, I'm glad it's helpful! It's really not too bad, and with OEM racks NLA, it's definitely worth the $55 cost of the rebuild kit to get your rack back in good shape.
Forum: Springs, Shocks, Sways & Steering 03-25-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By SethB
Steering Rack Rebuild

I haven't seen a good DIY on rebuilding the stock steering rack. The rebuild kit is readily available, and while it takes a while, there's nothing overly complicated about it.

E30 Steering Rack...
Forum: Parts For Sale 03-07-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,194
Posted By SethB
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