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Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-16-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By qualicas
As long as you learned something and it is...

As long as you learned something and it is running that is good. Anytime a starter goes on these cars, everyone wants it to be something else because it is a pain to change them.
Happy motoring
Forum: ///M3 Forum 11-16-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By qualicas
well this is odd. At no time did you say the...

well this is odd. At no time did you say the engine would not turn over. Your issue was it wouldn't stay running. Nothing at all to do with a starter. Unless when you tried to start it the starter...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-06-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By qualicas
I should have looked at your location. I would...

I should have looked at your location. I would have known there would not be much BMW supplies in Kennewick. I've been through a number of times.
Put the fuel filter back in. Charge the battery as...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-06-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By qualicas
If it is briefly running it almost certainly will...

If it is briefly running it almost certainly will not be electrical. If a fuse blows it isn't going to reconnect itself. If it runs a bit, it is getting spark. That pretty much leaves fuel.
Did you...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-05-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By qualicas
Depending where you are, you might be able to buy...

Depending where you are, you might be able to buy from local parts store. Certainly on line from many suppliers. I once told a person with similar problem to tap on the filter and the truck ran until...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-05-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By qualicas
Okay, def sounds like fuel filter plugged. If it...

Okay, def sounds like fuel filter plugged. If it starts briefly then sputters and stalls. When you turn on ignition fuel pump pressures up. Fuel can eventually flow through the blocked filter. Then...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-05-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By qualicas
Let us back up a bit. Your original post says it...

Let us back up a bit. Your original post says it cranks but won't turn over. To me cranking and turning over are the same things. So let us be clear, most everyone is assuming that the engine is...
Forum: Lighting Forum 05-04-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 193,123
Posted By qualicas
I doubt that BMW will do a recall on a 13 year...

I doubt that BMW will do a recall on a 13 year old vehicle? Maybe worth a try?
Forum: Lighting Forum 05-04-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 193,123
Posted By qualicas
Whatever you do make sure that the Brown ground...

Whatever you do make sure that the Brown ground wire doesn't touch any other color wire that might have had the insulation melted off. Wrap it with good quality electrical tape. Then put in the extra...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-29-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By qualicas
Listen to this:...

Listen to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1k7ZKzXbqM
Sounds a lot like yours. I wish I would have recorded the engine I had with spun bearing. Sounds like someone inside the engine with a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-28-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By qualicas
DO NOT run the engine again until you have an oil...

DO NOT run the engine again until you have an oil sample done. That sounds an awful lot like a spun rod bearing.
It sounds like just one hammering sound. Out of spec valves would be making numerous...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 12-22-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By qualicas
I doubt the aux fan would have caused over...

I doubt the aux fan would have caused over heating at this time of the year. If the mechanical fan was working properly that would cool everything. You said the fan clutch was spinning freely. When...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By qualicas
Make sure you have enough fluid in the reservoir...

Make sure you have enough fluid in the reservoir and turn the wheels lock to lock a number of times. That will get the air out and everything should be fine.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 10-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,068
Posted By qualicas
The sure sign of picking up a load of water in...

The sure sign of picking up a load of water in your gas is engine quits just after getting gas. I used to work at one of the majors and it would happen from time to time. Pretty much you have to...
Forum: Engine & Performance 10-03-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,147
Posted By qualicas
I have a collection of BMWs, E36 M3 I rebuilt...

I have a collection of BMWs, E36 M3 I rebuilt that my son drives, my E36 318i has a 418ci LS engine 600ish hp, 2 E46 M3's (one I'm working on), E46 330CI convert my daughter drives, 135i that my...
Forum: Engine & Performance 10-03-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,147
Posted By qualicas
It will take me a few weeks to know. I'm on a bit...

It will take me a few weeks to know. I'm on a bit of a holiday and when I get back I have to replace the rad in my E36/LSX swap. (Car was running great and new alum rad started to leak) Once that is...
Forum: Engine & Performance 10-03-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,147
Posted By qualicas
I may be interested in them. I have a S54 in my...

I may be interested in them. I have a S54 in my shop now. Don't know if it will require pistons etc or if I can just do minor work. I just happened to be doing what ifs and this popped up in my...
Forum: Lighting Forum 05-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 193,123
Posted By qualicas
Bringing this back from the dead again. Search...

Bringing this back from the dead again. Search does work. My right signal lights were flashing fast. I searched and found this thread. I pulled the tail light assembly out and noticed that the Brown...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-04-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By qualicas
Nice color combo. I've been looking for a LSB...

Nice color combo. I've been looking for a LSB myself. I do have a 135i in Blue with Brown leather interior and it looks really nice.
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-04-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By qualicas
I know in the E36 world, I made a couple of...

I know in the E36 world, I made a couple of bypass circuits for the passenger seat airbag (note, I copied someone else's design). The passenger seat contact tends to go bad in those cars. I don't...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-01-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By qualicas
Not so fast. Read cak323i's reply carefully. You...

Not so fast. Read cak323i's reply carefully. You do not reconnect your battery until the seat is back. If you want to drive without the seat, then you will get the light.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-27-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By qualicas
Sounds like there is air in the system. Do not...

Sounds like there is air in the system. Do not let it overheat or else that new engine will need a head gasket. There are many overheating threads with suggestions more than I care to type here. Just...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,448
Posted By qualicas
Okay, good to know. Thanks. Sounds like changing...

Okay, good to know. Thanks. Sounds like changing to electric fan is a popular mod for non-Ms. I haven't heard of it for M cars. Got to do some searching.
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-26-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,448
Posted By qualicas
Just want to be clear. The factory electric...

Just want to be clear. The factory electric puller fan comes with the E46 manual trans? Engine driven with the auto? I was wondering why the 330CI has electric fan yet the 2002M3 has an engine driven...
Forum: General E46 Forum 02-17-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,027
Posted By qualicas
I have more E36 experience but I know those bolts...

I have more E36 experience but I know those bolts usually have Blue loctite on them so a bit of heat will help loosening if someone used loctite on them. If the bolt already removed has White residue...
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