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|3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.|
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| Originally posted by ldsbeaker@Jan 5 2005, 09:51 PM |
Okay, so I thought that I would finally maintain my car properly for once, and do PREVENTATIVE maintenance instead of waiting until something breaks before I fix it. So I did a tuneup on my car plus water pump and timing belt. I bought like 400 dollars worth of stuff from bavarian autosport, and was ready to go. Took my time, and completed all of it in about 12 hours (I was proud of my first attempt at the BMW) Anyways, about 1000 miles later, my car starts running like shit, really loping, and there's this snapping noise coming from the engine, come to find out, one of the spark plug wires is grounding out to a water hose! So, instead of taking my car off the road, I decide to just jerry rig it and put one of my old wires on.. problem solved... Then I start leaking water at a very alarming rate... It did it for a few days, scared the hell out of me, and I didn't have time to fix it, so I let it sit in my carport for a month or so. Go back out, and start her up.. she still leaks, so I buy another water pump (that's where it looks like it's coming from) and as soon as I pull up the the auto-hobby shop, she stops doing it.. So I drive her for a couple more weeks, and she starts doing it again... I finally decide to declare war on this errant water pump. Just finished it. Took about 2 hours, and no leak. I know I did it right.. so I turned the car on, and I had a rubbing fan problem.. it was rubbing on the distributor cap cover whenever the engine was revving high. It was kinda dark, so I reached my hand in that area and touched the throttle thingy.... YOW!! yup, fuckin wire bit me! So now I have another bad wire? No freakin way... So basically I'm a disgruntled customer.. anybody else had a problem with them?
At least my car is running now.
Drive on, Bimmerheads.
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