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Forum: Engine 07-07-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,980
Posted By AquaCali
If you have fuel pressure then check for codes. I...

If you have fuel pressure then check for codes. I had my Camshaft position sensor go, I pulled the car in the garage to change the oil after I finished car cranked but would not start. I had...
Forum: Misc 03-13-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,301
Posted By AquaCali
HELP!!! Ti wont start! not a fuel pump issue!!

Camshaft position sensor. When mine went I got an error code a couple of days before it happened. Drove the car in to the shop to change the oil, after finishing the oil change the car would not...
Forum: Induction 01-05-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,673
Posted By AquaCali
Differences, intake differences

The 96 318ti's had traction control which uses the ABS module and sensors to work. When one of the wheel speed sensors is going faster than the other (i.e when a wheel is spinning) the module applies...
Forum: Induction 12-07-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,348
Posted By AquaCali
Wonder if the problem may be the EWS chip in the...

Wonder if the problem may be the EWS chip in the key? I do not know how long they are good for but when I first got my car I had the dealer make a new key just in case. I do not know if they can...
Forum: Lounge 10-25-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,076
Posted By AquaCali
Horrible news about my ti

Before you write the motor off have the mechanic remove the A/C belt. When the clutch on my Compressor went it started as an intermitent high pitched noise that did noy vary with RPM.
Forum: Misc 07-16-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By AquaCali
help Cam Sensor

Hom many miles on the car? I can think of several possible issues;
1. Bad connection, where the camshaft connects under the manifold. clean and check.
2. bad sensor = weak signal, would not rule it...
Forum: Engine 05-14-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,292
Posted By AquaCali
Bizarre ECU/engine problem

As far as the camshaft sensor goes I would double check that the connector is on the right plug. On the M44 the connector under the intake manifold is for the camshaft and crankshaft sensors, the...
Forum: US and North America 05-10-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,376
Posted By AquaCali
Short Shifter Help

The Z3 1.9 shifter shortens the throw by 30% and does not require any modifications to the shifter rod. To install you need the shifter lever, the plastic bushing and two clips (get an extra, they...
Forum: Electrical 04-27-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By AquaCali
Camshaft Position Sensor

I had a random CEL with the code for the camshaft sensor. I reset it and continued to drive then about a week later after changing the oil the car would not start, no code but I guessed it was...
Forum: Suspension 02-25-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,226
Posted By AquaCali
What OEM parts to get to install coilovers

For the front at the minimum you should install new top mounts.

For the rear new shock mounts, body gaskets, and you can buy reinforcing plates for the shock mounts (about $15.00 for a pair) from...
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 02-12-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 263,403
Posted By AquaCali
BMW Compact Rally Car Build

REALOEM lists a roof covering without the lifting and sliding roof. The part # is 41318146222, it is the lowest priced roof covering. A bit pricy but if you want it right, the savings will show up in...
Forum: Suspension 12-19-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By AquaCali
Problem with H&R rear springs

If you had the #3 bushings replaced, then it would not be the bushings. In my previous post I was refering to the #3 bushings. The wear mark on the spring indicates the the 2 top coils are hitting...
Forum: Suspension 12-17-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,668
Posted By AquaCali
Problem with H&R Springs

Check the rear subframe mounts. Once the mounts go the rear sub frame will move up and down on the bushing, which could allow for excessive compression of the springs. The subframe should be centered...
Forum: Lounge 10-18-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,757
Posted By AquaCali
Check Engine Light

If the code for the cam positon sensor comes back, replace it. The cam position sensor is $123 + o-ring at the dealer, BAV sells it for $96 + o-ring. I had to replace mine last week got the CEL for...
Forum: Electrical 07-30-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,499
Posted By AquaCali
Alternator Replacement

I think the logical route to identifying the problem is to check the alternator output as indicated by measuring battery voltage as you turn on the electrical components, i.e. headlights, wipers, and...
Forum: Transmission 07-05-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By AquaCali
Smile Shift Mechanism Options

The simplest choice is to replace the shifter with a Z3 1.9 shift lever. It will reduce the throw by about 33%, which I found to be a nice choice. It requires the shift lever, bushing, a couple of...
Forum: Interior and ICE 07-04-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,984
Posted By AquaCali
Aftermarket Head Unit

The only anti-theft feature of the stock radio is the code. You have three tries to enter the code or the head unit locks. The only item disabled will be the head unit not the car. The EWS key is...
Forum: Lounge 03-21-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By AquaCali
Picture Thief

For the present, contacting EBay would force the issue. In the future if you do not want your pictures used with out permission, you have to put your name on them using Photoshop or some other...
Forum: Electrical 01-31-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,648
Posted By AquaCali
Electrical Problem

Do you have a spare key? The problem you are having may be the computer chip (EWS) in the key. When I first got my car I had the dealer make up a spare key ($83), and it did not start the car. The...
Forum: New England - US 11-26-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,501
Posted By AquaCali
Rhode Island Laws

You might want to check this out your mechanic is not 100% correct, like most laws it is a bit vague on cars.


The State...
Forum: Electrical 10-07-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,758
Posted By AquaCali
Yeah, who cares if the back brakes are shot when...

Yeah, who cares if the back brakes are shot when your comming down Vt 108 from Stowe to Smuggs. Theres plenty of woods to bring the car to a stop.
Forum: Suspension 08-05-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By AquaCali
Bilstein B4

The Bilstein worldwide catalog does not list the B4 as a fit for cars with the M Tech suspension, the listed fit is the Sprint. I think looking at thier catalog the cross reference is: B2 = Touring...
Forum: eBay and Craig's list listings 07-22-2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
Posted By AquaCali
M44 Intake

Saw this on EBay, not mine just thought some of you might be interested.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 07-16-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,691
Posted By AquaCali
$899 for a set of 4 shipped?? I don't think that...

$899 for a set of 4 shipped?? I don't think that is too bad for the set.
Forum: Suspension 05-13-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,216
Posted By AquaCali
Camber Correction

BMW does make a Camber Correction Bolt for the top bolt although I wouldn't think it would correct by much. You could also shim the bottom strut mount bolts. ...
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