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.
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows the Torque specifications for the thermostate housing bolts for a 1988 325i converable.
And I saw discussions on the post board about platinum borsh plugs...my suggestion is don't, i used them and had so much trouble with them and I would never buy them again. Also I gap what the book says at .028 but I see where people on the post use at 38, does it make much difference?
But what i really need is the torque specs. on the Thermostate Housing bolts if anyone knows.
Also i have some white smoke coming from the exhaust and i hope its not what i think it is, is there any suggestions out there about that? My Baby has 190,000 miles on it and i really want to save her, I'm sure you guys out there love your Beemers and know what I mean.
Originally posted by Frankie+Mar 26 2005, 11:41 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Frankie @ Mar 26 2005, 11:41 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-'89 635 csi@Mar 26 2005, 07:05 AM I don't know the torque specs but I can find that out for you!
As far as Bosch Platinum plugs, I use them in everything I have and love them!
Hi Dave, that would be a help, the torques specs.
Well i'm glad that you like the platinum plugs and they're working out for you, no such luck here.
Hi Dave, found the torque specs, 80 in-lbs. for the thermostat housing bolts but thanks anyhow, did it yesterday but they sent me an 80 degree thermostat instead of a 75 which i ordered and it did make a difference in the temp, so I have to redo it.
on the plantinum spark plugs I'm sorry but i didn't make myself clear, I forgot to mention that i was talking about the ones that have 4 sparks and it was a nightmare for my baby.
Originally posted by e30fanm3@Mar 28 2005, 03:55 PM you dont need torque specs for those bolts but im glad you found them. A 1/4 drive air ratchet has plenty of torque. I also hate bosch platinums, never been good to me
thanks for the feedback and You're so Right I will never use those platinumx again!
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