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08-11-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By HRM

hydraulic pressure is a huge force. Think how...

hydraulic pressure is a huge force. Think how easily you can jack up a car. I would not do anything until you have it back together.
08-11-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By HRM

There is no oil near the back seat in the mini....

There is no oil near the back seat in the mini. Probably spilled on the seat would me my best guess like you said.
08-07-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By HRM

Short trips, especially in humid summer...

Short trips, especially in humid summer conditions will often show milky at cap. I have a short commute to work and wouldn't be surprised to see it on the cap. I had another car where it was really...
08-07-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By HRM

You can try spraying carb cleaner around the...

You can try spraying carb cleaner around the boots to look for un metered air getting in. Maybe seagoam or carb cleaner down the throttle body. So any things on an older car..
08-07-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By HRM

All of the under hood cables seem very good and...

All of the under hood cables seem very good and clean. I found afuse assembly, but to replace it you will need to take off the nuts and wires and i figure if i change it out, i will just clean the...
08-07-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By HRM

Is the fusable link servicable? ..seems corroded

Charging the battery made strange electric issues disappear. Aftera few short trips, it came back...figured the 5 year okd battery had it. (14.7v at battry when charging) As i swapped out thebattery...
08-06-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By HRM

I am having issues with electrics that are...

I am having issues with electrics that are different, but after swapping out the battery I noticed the fusable link setup near the battery in the back was corroded as crap since the old battery did...
08-05-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,116
Posted By HRM

Home made extractor tool

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/640x480/img_3397_f31d0afffa92a8c3f5d7c6751c2688f5be9bfa34.jpg

dipstick removal tool
I just fished out a half dipstick and...
Forum: How to
07-21-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,728
Posted By HRM

Some short cuts that worked for me

No need to remove hand grip tip or gaiter. Peel it upside inside out and turn base to come out the console hole, it fits fine sideways. I just spun the entire console sideways to get to the rear. You...
01-06-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,018
Posted By HRM

153193 Don't go with stock, go with...

153193

Don't go with stock, go with vibratronics if you can afford it. Stock ones leak and are sloppy.
04-28-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By HRM

Marbles rolling around in a can? or maybe...

Marbles rolling around in a can? or maybe quarters in a can? That is what a bad supercharger sounded like to me last year when I replaced it. Nice and quiet now.
10-24-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By HRM

I cant remember if 06 tail light are thesame as...

I cant remember if 06 tail light are thesame as 03 lights. If the are, I would like to offer $45 shipped for the pass side tail light if it is not the damaged one. Send paypal info via IM and I will...
06-29-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By HRM

Both the unit and the tune are only good for your...

Both the unit and the tune are only good for your car at the moment. You can have the unit reset if it is sold and it can be relinked to another car, but the tune won't work for any car but yours. It...
06-26-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 26,759
Posted By HRM

For me after a mini tech checked everything out,...

For me after a mini tech checked everything out, it was the CD changer I had added (mini, bought from a person used) that caused the code. Once unplugged all was well.

There are many things that...
06-20-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By HRM

This should help. Your vin can be used to narrow...

This should help. Your vin can be used to narrow it down. Should be in section 25 for the gearshift once you get the month/year correct or use the VIN.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do
06-19-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,346
Posted By HRM

Well basically you can do what I do. Smoke, open...

Well basically you can do what I do. Smoke, open the window a crack....pretty much that's it. Couple drops of rain? Never bothered me if I ever noticed.
06-19-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By HRM

A large vacuum leak would effect both brake...

A large vacuum leak would effect both brake booster and engine management.
06-15-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By HRM

If it is spinning faster than normal, it may be a...

If it is spinning faster than normal, it may be a timing chain gone. Not having the compression and drag from valve train makes the starter spin the engine much faster than normal. I have heard that...
06-14-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By HRM

I would call RMW, discuss how you use the car and...

I would call RMW, discuss how you use the car and upgrade the CAM. It should get you more power where you want it depending on which CAM you choose.
06-13-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,277
Posted By HRM

In my world a complete engine does not have a...

In my world a complete engine does not have a ECU. That is totally different and if I got sent one with an engine I would think the guy selling was not a professional.
06-06-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By HRM

Read it in the morning before you start the car....

Read it in the morning before you start the car. It should be easy to see.
06-06-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,606
Posted By HRM

You have to check and replace as needed the plugs...

You have to check and replace as needed the plugs and clean/inspect the contacts on the coil first. Basically a tune up has to be done to rule out the obvious.
06-06-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By HRM

I will take them. Be back online this afternoon...

I will take them. Be back online this afternoon to pay.
06-04-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,516
Posted By HRM

THis has to be a troll. Do not feed.

THis has to be a troll. Do not feed.
06-04-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,147
Posted By HRM

That is front side windows, not windshield.

That is front side windows, not windshield.
06-03-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,516
Posted By HRM

Well, I guess the upside is it still looks...

Well, I guess the upside is it still looks perfect!
06-03-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,516
Posted By HRM

How do you know it used the oil fast? Did you...

How do you know it used the oil fast? Did you have a mechanic look at the car before or after you bought it?
06-03-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By HRM

The stock wires and coil are a good design and...

The stock wires and coil are a good design and you should stick with them.
06-03-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,908
Posted By HRM

Even better than stopping the auto lock is to...

Even better than stopping the auto lock is to leave that alone and get the car to auto unlock when you stop the engine.
06-03-2012, 04:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,524
Posted By HRM

You don't need that tool. A spark plug socket...

You don't need that tool. A spark plug socket with a six sided outer area works perfectly. I can't remember what size translates to the 21mm, but it is a good match.
06-01-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By HRM

There is only one option, you must fix the car....

There is only one option, you must fix the car. Anything else is a loss. If you have no other options, enter into an agreement with Way to fix the car and sell it, allowing him to take is costs from...
Forum: How to
05-29-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 131,331
Posted By HRM

People have said that a long allen socket will...

People have said that a long allen socket will work, but I never have looked closely enough. You would want the rounded ones that work at an angle.
05-29-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,676
Posted By HRM

It's for maps

It's for maps
05-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By HRM

Springs only go in one way properly on top of...

Springs only go in one way properly on top of rubber seats. If they are anywhere but perfectly in place, they change ride height. Both top and bottom perches have to be perfect.

It has to do with...
05-28-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By HRM

My guess is you need lower control arm bushings....

My guess is you need lower control arm bushings. They go bad and you can wander.

Tires would be my second guess, but at the mileage and how bad it is (so bad you post here) bushings sound right....
05-27-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 36,812
Posted By HRM

Those bolts really need an impact gun to make...

Those bolts really need an impact gun to make them a non-event.
05-27-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,398
Posted By HRM

Regarding the temp range in general, not about...

Regarding the temp range in general, not about poor performing systems.

Pressure measurements are dependent on temperature, so it is common to have a range for the correct pressure, but what isn't...
05-27-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,781
Posted By HRM

Did you check into the carbon buildup issues that...

Did you check into the carbon buildup issues that many have? Another thought is a plugged CAT.
05-25-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,128
Posted By HRM

Glad it helped. I should add he had wobble hex...

Glad it helped. I should add he had wobble hex sockets (sort of rounded at the end) that let you get the line bolts off at an angle.
05-25-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,892
Posted By HRM

You can use an old stock pulley if you have to...

You can use an old stock pulley if you have to because of $$. It will be prone to the same issue even faster, but there are plenty sitting around because people replace them preemptively.
05-24-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By HRM

I would have brought them to the police, not the...

I would have brought them to the police, not the restaurant if it was on public property. Call the town too in case they have a parks department.
05-24-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By HRM

I have heard that you want to avoid the FX200 due...

I have heard that you want to avoid the FX200 due to materials used. THe FX400 is the preferred one and holds up much better
05-24-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By HRM

Metal detector @ park may work.

Metal detector @ park may work.
05-23-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,097
Posted By HRM

This list isn't important at this point. It was a...

This list isn't important at this point. It was a way to gauge interest. The list that comes next will be the one that reserves a time slot and day for you.

All retunes are going to be $100, not...
05-22-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,956
Posted By HRM

At 108k the clutch is the likely cause. You will...

At 108k the clutch is the likely cause. You will need a new kit which should have the TO bearing too. (valeo is often mentioned). Get the guide tube, but you may not need it as mine looked new but...
05-21-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By HRM

Ground to the block, not to the battery.

Ground to the block, not to the battery.
05-19-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By HRM

So many people take off stock rims there should...

So many people take off stock rims there should be a bunch out there cheap. You might want to look around since I would figure a used rim would cost less.
05-15-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,097
Posted By HRM

We are trying to get the schedule set up. If all...

We are trying to get the schedule set up. If all listed attend, we need Jan for 4 or even 5 days. On top of that we have to have the dyno the same time. That alone is a bit tricky.

THis will...
05-13-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,212
Posted By HRM

The better amp should always do the work. You...

The better amp should always do the work. You ipod should be at zero gain and the car should do the amplifying.

Not sure if that helps, but having the ipod at full would not be what I would do.
05-13-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,280
Posted By HRM

New scan guages that have a boost setting do not...

New scan guages that have a boost setting do not need to be set. The old ones that only have MAP do.
You can update the old ones for $25 by sending them to scangauge.
Just set it to boost and the...
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