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Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 694
Posted By packratbimmer
I'm surprised that no one has written an...

I'm surprised that no one has written an encyclopedia of examples of why this is a bad turn in the road - PUN INTENDED! Let's come up with some scenarios:

1) If an owner loans their self-driving...
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 694
Posted By packratbimmer
Biggest waste of R&D money in automotive history....

Biggest waste of R&D money in automotive history. I have a suggestion: When all of the roads, bridges and other infrastructure are complete and maintained then put money into driver education.

If...
Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 07-09-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By packratbimmer
I like the idea of the 225 50 15 tires. Any other...

I like the idea of the 225 50 15 tires. Any other specific tires recommended?
Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 07-09-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By packratbimmer
At 218K and 30 years, I doubt it has the original...

At 218K and 30 years, I doubt it has the original control arms. Pay for an alignment and let the techs know it is an exploratory expedition. I would look at the control arm bushings as well as the...
Forum: M20 07-02-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By packratbimmer
Not sure if this will help, but my car would not...

Not sure if this will help, but my car would not start yesterday after I took it out. I had a fuel pump relay with me and tried it. Fired right up. Second time on my 325i cars.
Forum: M20 06-29-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By packratbimmer
Read up on reading exhaust temperatures before...

Read up on reading exhaust temperatures before and after the cat. Sometimes when a car has not run right in a while, the cat gets somewhat clogged.
As a last resort, I ran a "cat clean" product...
Forum: M20 06-28-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By packratbimmer
Doing my water pump. Which brand is best? Which...

Doing my water pump. Which brand is best? Which brands to avoid?
Thanks
Forum: General 5 Series Discussion 06-22-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By packratbimmer
Do you have an eta, super eta or 325i engine...

Do you have an eta, super eta or 325i engine coming out?
Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 06-08-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By packratbimmer
Yes, there are two switches on the clutch. I have...

Yes, there are two switches on the clutch. I have two iX manual parts cars if you want pics or anything. I could spare a pedal set with accessories from one for sure. The late "airbag" pedals are...
Forum: Body & Paint 06-05-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By packratbimmer
Yes, but it will cost $1,000,000

Yes, but it will cost $1,000,000
Forum: Members Rides 06-04-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By packratbimmer
Keep it light, in tune and set your timing for 93...

Keep it light, in tune and set your timing for 93 octane.

#1 priority: ERADICATE VACUUM LEAKS!
Forum: Parts Wanted 05-31-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By packratbimmer
Auto or manual?

Auto or manual?
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By packratbimmer
You can get 400 for it easily

You can get 400 for it easily
Forum: M10 05-21-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By packratbimmer
Keep in mind that if you make this modification,...

Keep in mind that if you make this modification, you might need to play with the throttle switch as well. After you adjust idle at the throttle plate, the throttle switch will likely be off now.
...
Forum: M10 05-20-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By packratbimmer
Make sure you did not blow any vacuum hoses off...

Make sure you did not blow any vacuum hoses off when cranking. Did it backfire at all?
Forum: M10 05-20-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By packratbimmer
Valvoline 15w-40 diesel oil from Tractor Supply -...

Valvoline 15w-40 diesel oil from Tractor Supply - blue bottle
Forum: M10 05-20-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By packratbimmer
Throw a coolant temperature sensor in it as a...

Throw a coolant temperature sensor in it as a precaution. M10 Ljet will not run with a bad one. I drove the 318i for years and always kept one in the glovebox.
Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 05-19-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By packratbimmer
It is more typical for the rear seals (2) on a...

It is more typical for the rear seals (2) on a 260 Getrag to leak. You might be forcing fluid out of the vent if you are overfilling it. Measure out the amount of fluid required and pump it in and...
Forum: 325iX Technical and Discussion 05-17-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By packratbimmer
If you are pulling the rear axles, you will need...

If you are pulling the rear axles, you will need to pull the six allen head bolts. Also, there is a lock ring around the axle nut at the outer CV. Use a brass drift or a big center punch (better to...
Forum: General Technical 05-16-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By packratbimmer
To be clear: Do not drop your thermostat in a pan...

To be clear: Do not drop your thermostat in a pan of boiling water. The shock will ruin the thermostat. It is important to bring it slowly to a hot temperature.
Forum: General Technical 05-13-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,213
Posted By packratbimmer
Are you running stock tires/wheels?

Are you running stock tires/wheels?
Forum: General Technical 05-13-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By packratbimmer
I would first get an idea of where the car is...

I would first get an idea of where the car is running by using an infrared thermometer on the hoses in various places. Also, I would make sure the system is holding the correct pressure. In addition,...
Forum: Politics and Religion 05-13-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By packratbimmer
The economy is fine except for the fact that an...

The economy is fine except for the fact that an M20 timing belt kit tripled in cost since I got my first E30 ;-)
Forum: Parts For Sale 04-25-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By packratbimmer
Wow - Photobucket is a frigging mess since I last...

Wow - Photobucket is a frigging mess since I last used it. No idea why the pics are so large.
Forum: Parts For Sale 04-25-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By packratbimmer
E30 lock set $100, Oil pan $110.00+

FS: One lock set removed from a 1989 325iX. Good functioning condition including the driver's side mechanism which is usually broken. I have feedback. Thanks


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