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Discussion in 'DIY (Do-It-Yourself)' started by E46BAV90, May 18, 2011.

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    steven s

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    Replaced oil pressure sending unit on the ti.
    No more flickering oil pressure light at idle.
    I'll give it another week before I rejoice.
    The final test will be T4 at VIR. High G left hander. That is where I thought I was getting oil starvation.
    Already replaced the oil suction tube thinking it might have been cracked.
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    MR.E-Nigma Never settle on the Rest, Focus on the best!

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    Drop it off at the dealers for the airbag recall and left side ground wiring recall
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    steven s

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    Push started my car that had a weak battery.
    I'd like to see you do that with a DCT.
    Need to pick up a new battery.
    Old battery only 3 years old but the car doesn't get driven as much as it used to.
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    steven s

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    Replaced battery in the ti.
    Replaced inside door handle in the E30.

    Next
    Glue plastic standoffs to the door panel on the ti.
    Figure out why my E30 windows don't always go down when it's warm.

    Look at a 99 E46 323i 5 speed.
    Look at a 95 318ti Club Sport 5 speed.
    Convince myself that I should not look at a 1998 328i autotragic even if it's only $3,000.
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    MGarrison

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    E30 window switches can be disassembled and the contact areas cleaned, fwiw. Weather dependent, I'm guessing that's not the issue though.
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    steven s

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    It's all 4 windows. I have to think it's a relay problem.
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    floydarogers

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    New front tires and an alignment.
    And a brake flush and oil change.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Bought gas. Looked at all the @#$$! bugs I collected on the way home from Monterey.
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    Brian A

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    Replaced the %$&# light bulb for the tachometer and the %@#& light bulb for the fan speed knob on my 1987 325i convertible.
    Broke the %$#& A/C switch when I experienced a spring loaded explosion as I was trying to take it apart. I'm off to Double 02 Salvage on Friday to buy another one (hopefully).
    Sucessfully replaced the broken convertible boot release handle. Car is all purdy agen 'cept for the A/C switch.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Moved the new rotors from the living room to the garage... in two trips.
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    steven s

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    Figured how to fix my E30 windows.
    When all the windows don't go down, whack the glove compartment.
    Fixed! Have a beer in celebration.
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    Terry Sayther

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    I like it, but I don't understand it.
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    steven s

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    Me?
    I understand there is a relay behind the glove compartment.
    I'm guessing I have either a loose relay, dirty contact or intermittent relay.
    When I have time I pull the relay out.

    BTW- If you get a Mini in the shop where the window doesn't go down, whack the door just below the speaker. ;)
    Did that 2 years ago. Something to do with a dead spot on the motor I think. Window has worked ever since.
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    steven s

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    Bought another hatchback.
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    Cool! Which one?

    Did you get tired of always working on your other cars yet? ;)
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    steven s

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    Bought a 1995 Club Sport, Jet Black.
    Not yet.
    Just figure it's easier to work on the same model.
    By now I know most of the quirks.
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    wellardmac Ninja World Traveler

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    It looks like the exterior is in great shape... I know, despite the new projects for you to work on.
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    steven s

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    E30
    Oil change and filter. Gawd it's tough to get the filter off.

    95 318ti
    Oil, filter, micro filters, plastic lower window trim.
    Bulbs behind 2 knobs.
    Inspected undercarriage.
    Needs subframe bushings, RTABs. LCABs.
    Waiting on replacement instrument cluster.

    Mini
    Added oil.
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    steven s

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    Replaced intake boot on the 95 Club Sport. Found another hose cracked from the boot. :(
    Started to replace spark plugs. Oil in the well. :(
    Valve cover gasket time.
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    steven s

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    In the 95.
    Replaced instrument cluster. Synced odo.
    Replaced cracked vacuum hose.

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