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Forum: Electrical 12-29-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By John Firestone
Ten seconds of duckduckgo-ing found this thread...

Ten seconds of duckduckgo-ing found this thread (http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=37393).


I know the feeling from renovating 40 year old microscopes. At the moment, I have to pick up...
Forum: Electrical 12-29-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,993
Posted By John Firestone
To say they cooked with water implies BMW was...

To say they cooked with water implies BMW was unadventurous and did not try anything special. If they were preparing sausages, they would have thrown them in a pot of boiling water rather than, say,...
Forum: Electrical 12-29-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,993
Posted By John Firestone
Try pushing the stalk forward.

Try pushing the stalk forward.
Forum: Electrical 12-29-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,993
Posted By John Firestone
Is there no panel west of the steering wheel and...

Is there no panel west of the steering wheel and south of the left side air vent? What is filling what? Could you post a picture?


Just the opposite: the engineers, to translate a German...
Forum: Electrical 12-28-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,993
Posted By John Firestone
The ETK lists for a '99 318ti, the separate 60W...

The ETK lists for a '99 318ti, the separate 60W electronic dimmer module, 61311391842, that the other E36 models use. IIRC, one of the cutouts in the panel near the steering wheel is sized to accept...
Forum: Electrical 12-28-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,377
Posted By John Firestone
You bumped an 8 1/2 year old thread and may not...

You bumped an 8 1/2 year old thread and may not get an answer.

austinpeif's last activity was 2 1/2 years ago.
Forum: US and North America 11-05-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,196
Posted By John Firestone
Are you after a curved or a flat...

Are you after a curved or a flat (https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=BE71-EUR-02_1995_E36_BMW_318is&diagId=61_4877#61311387997), single switch frame?

Flat (#4) was grayed out on the...
Forum: Interior and ICE 04-16-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By John Firestone
Europe had no effective safety standards until...

Europe had no effective safety standards until 1998 (http://www.globalncap.org/crashing-cars-save-lives-twenty-year-success-story-european-union-crash-tests-become-global-life-savers/), and that took...
Forum: Interior and ICE 04-14-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,196
Posted By John Firestone
It probably has always been that way and is still...

It probably has always been that way and is still not so hard in a severe crash.

Far be it from me to discourage a fun mod, but the knee bolster addresses safety deficiencies revealed by an NCAP...
Forum: Exterior 09-23-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By John Firestone
The range control and motors lets you tilt the...

The range control and motors lets you tilt the headlights downward when the front of the car is tilted slightly upward after loading the rear of the car with passengers, cargo or a trailer.

0 is...
Forum: Exterior 09-20-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By John Firestone
A headlight motor, item 12...

A headlight motor, item 12 (https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=CG71-EUR-05-1996-E36-BMW-318ti&diagId=63_0284), has a long rod ending in a ball that snaps into the bottom of the headlight...
Forum: US and North America 09-09-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,613
Posted By John Firestone
If it were my car, I would order a replacement,...

If it were my car, I would order a replacement, as it is inexpensive and will permanently go out of stock some day. I believe it also made of plastic, a material that rarely if every improves with...
Forum: US and North America 09-05-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,613
Posted By John Firestone
I have perhaps two silly questions. Is the...

I have perhaps two silly questions.

Is the part NLA? It was inexpensive enough.

Could you repair or restore the corner with, say, a metal-filled epoxy?
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 08-29-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By John Firestone
Ah, that must be from the days when they roamed...

Ah, that must be from the days when they roamed in great herds across the American Midwest. :smile:
Forum: Track, Auto-X & Drag Racing 08-19-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,177
Posted By John Firestone
The rev limit should be at 6500 rpm. I know the...

The rev limit should be at 6500 rpm. I know the tachometer can lag a bit, but does it also overshoot?

IIRC, the M44 DME uses the wheel speed from the ABS/ASC unit to detect rough road, so as to...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 07-29-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,413
Posted By John Firestone
Ohhhh, that car looks nice. It appears the...

Ohhhh, that car looks nice.

It appears the windshield washing fluid is showing the effects of the drought. :wink:

With greetings from Fischtown.
Forum: Brakes 03-10-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,096
Posted By John Firestone
That depends on whether these were among the...

That depends on whether these were among the design requirements. Given how cost-conscience the automotive makers were (and are), I would not expect that, but would be happy to be mistaken.

You...
Forum: Brakes 03-09-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,096
Posted By John Firestone
Turning off the ASC with ignition-on was not an...

Turning off the ASC with ignition-on was not an unknown mode some years ago.

I think the simplest way was to generate a pulse with a resistor capacitor pair: tie one side of the capacitor to 12V,...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 03-09-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By John Firestone
Hellrot = bright red = color code 314 (standard,...

Hellrot = bright red = color code 314 (standard, non-metallic)
Forum: Electrical 11-19-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By John Firestone
I will be curious what fault codes you read out. ...

I will be curious what fault codes you read out.

This PDF (http://www.netropy.com/stuff/SI-720496.PDF) covers the seat belt buckle issues on earlier production U.S. cars.
Forum: Interior and ICE 08-17-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,256
Posted By John Firestone
Indeed, as the OBC also needs that missing wire. ...

Indeed, as the OBC also needs that missing wire.

Can you still get the wiring harness for the OBC retrofit kit?

You are welcome.
Forum: Interior and ICE 08-17-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,256
Posted By John Firestone
The gauge is electronically driven. From looking...

The gauge is electronically driven. From looking at the wiring diagrams, I would think it might be made to work by adding the missing fuel-injection-time wire from the DME to the non-compact...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 05-28-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,168
Posted By John Firestone
This site (https://www.mdecoder.com/) (probably...

This site (https://www.mdecoder.com/) (probably one of many) will list the options the car was built with if you enter the last seven characters of its VIN.
Forum: Engine Swaps 08-07-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,983
Posted By John Firestone
I am pretty sure the wiring for the 318ti's...

I am pretty sure the wiring for the 318ti's instrument cluster omits the wires and contacts from the diagnostic bus to the cluster, connector X16, pins 11 and 12, which would explain your laptop not...
Forum: Engine Swaps 07-19-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 46,149
Posted By John Firestone
I think that is the right rear wheel speed output...

I think that is the right rear wheel speed output by the ABS/ASC unit. What year is the engine+DME?
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