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Forum: General Technical 12-23-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By clydesdale
Gauges- speedo fine, tach,gas and temp intermittent, SI intermittent

The car is a 1987 325is. I believe it has motronic gauges. There is almost like an electric arc sound coming from the gauge area. When that happens the tach, fuel and temp gauge lose power. Those...
Forum: General Technical 11-28-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By clydesdale
motronic gagues- only speedo works, what is likely problem?

1987 325is. Only the speedometer works. Fuel, temp and tach are not getting power. Please help. I am going to replace timing belt and coolant and am nervous when I don't know water temp.
Forum: General Technical 09-04-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By clydesdale
Bad vibration at certain speeds. Guibo? Bearing? Any short cuts?

The car is fine in 1st gear. But, acceleration in second can be awful. The car can vibrate like crazy. I simply back off the throttle and accelerate slowly until I pass the vibration range. It is...
Forum: General Technical 09-04-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By clydesdale
Ok, I get it. I will order the damn parts in the...

Ok, I get it. I will order the damn parts in the morning. This car has so many issues right now. I just wanted to try to get by for the winter and then start the motor swap. But, it is wiser to...
Forum: General Technical 09-02-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By clydesdale
timing belt- how far can one REALLY go?

I know this is a risky deal. My car has many issues and eventually will get an s50 that I have in my possession. I don't have time to get the swap done before winter and this is my winter car. The...
Forum: General Technical 01-10-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
Anybody know how hard it is to remove that...

Anybody know how hard it is to remove that bushing that is towards the back of the linkage? A rod slides through it that is parallel to the drive shaft. The bolt is hidden and it is tight. ...
Forum: General Technical 01-03-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
I put the rod back into the shifter barrel and...

I put the rod back into the shifter barrel and wired the rod to the bottom of the shifter for now. The tray looks to be completely stable. The bushing towards the back of the car that the shifter...
Forum: General Technical 12-31-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
The shifter rod came out of the barrel that is...

The shifter rod came out of the barrel that is attached to the ball. The c-clip or whatever retains it, came out and was completely disconnected. So, do I just get a new clip? It was sloppy before...
Forum: General Technical 12-31-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
Does that boot around the shifter generally...

Does that boot around the shifter generally re-install easily or is it a total PITA? Thanks.
Forum: General Technical 12-30-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
Yes, I am going under tomorrow. I got the car up...

Yes, I am going under tomorrow. I got the car up on 4 ramps this afternoon and I will be getting under it tomorrow after work. But, should I remove that boot that covers the shifter? Even with it...
Forum: General Technical 12-30-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
I removed the center console and am down to just...

I removed the center console and am down to just the rubber boot that is down around the floor board around the shifter. I imagine I have to remove this boot, but it certainly looks like it would be...
Forum: General Technical 12-28-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
OK, I can't palm a basket ball, so.... Do I...

OK, I can't palm a basket ball, so.... Do I remove center console and start digging?
Forum: General Technical 12-28-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
MR E30 325is - Ok, I am home. I drove in 1st...

MR E30 325is - Ok, I am home. I drove in 1st gear to a Costco about 1 mile up the street. I then comfortably waited for AAA. We got it home and I will put it up on 4 ramps tomorrow evening. What...
Forum: General Technical 12-28-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
I screwed up and ran with this wounded for a...

I screwed up and ran with this wounded for a little too long. I wanted to make it to the weekend but the car is now stuck in first gear. The linkage is completely dead. The shifter feels...
Forum: General Technical 11-24-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
Yes, this did really seem to happen all of a...

Yes, this did really seem to happen all of a sudden. I did have the car off the road for about 3 months and then the day I got it back up and running, I drove down a washboard dirt road and since...
Forum: General Technical 11-14-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
OK, how bad? Ugly job or no big deal? Any write...

OK, how bad? Ugly job or no big deal? Any write ups? I plan to do a motor swap and tranny swap, so is there a common part of the linkage that will correct a good deal of the slop and allow me to...
Forum: General Technical 11-14-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By clydesdale
Transmission linkage so loose, hard to find reverse witout removing shif boot

I don't know what the hell happened but the shifter seems so sloppy that I can swing it left to ride several inches while it is in gear. Now, I can't get the shifter far enough to the left to get...
Forum: Brakes, Subframe & Arms 10-29-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,270
Posted By clydesdale
Why do you need to make flare ends? Is this...

Why do you need to make flare ends? Is this something where you cannot buy sections of nickel copper and piece them together? Do they sell 1/4 lines with m10x1.0 fittings?
By the way, I think I...
Forum: General Technical 08-13-2016, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By clydesdale
Thanks so much, is there anything should be...

Thanks so much, is there anything should be should be upgraded in preparation for the s52?
Forum: General Technical 08-11-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By clydesdale
What are all the bushings that need to be...

What are all the bushings that need to be replaced? Does anybody have a good parts list for all that should be done? DoeS the exhaust have to come out? I have a vibrating center bearing also. Ugh.
Forum: General Technical 08-03-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By clydesdale
Rear brake line t junction above diff has sprung a leak. Options to repair?

I have never dropped the rear subframe. I have an s52 in the garage, but I am not ready for the swap. I plan to start that swap AFTER this winter. I really want to run the car this winter. But,...
Forum: General Technical 04-10-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By clydesdale
I just checked the si board battery voltage and I...

I just checked the si board battery voltage and I have 3v lithiums and they are both putting out 3v. So, it sounds likes something else. Any idea where to check next. I am likely going to...
Forum: General Technical 04-10-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By clydesdale
Does this sound like an SI board battery issue? ...

Does this sound like an SI board battery issue? I have lost tach, fuel and coolant temp gauges, as well as SI light, and mpg indicator. They were popping on and off for a day and now they are plain...
Forum: General Technical 04-10-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By clydesdale
No major surprise, but it was NOT the t-stat. ...

No major surprise, but it was NOT the t-stat. How do I test the heater control valve?
Forum: General Technical 04-09-2016, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By clydesdale
Gauge issues- all sorts of intermittent junk happening

Well, not a good time for this as I'm having a coolant issue too. But, the tach, fuel, and water temp gauges are bouncing and intermittently working. Even the SI board lights will pop on with the...
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