Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E30 (1983 - 1991)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-22-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
supernaught
6th Gear Member
 
supernaught's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Peterborough
Posts: 1,324
Send a message via MSN to supernaught
Pulling a starter

Me and a buddy managed to pull a starter without removing intake man. or dropping the tranny.
Not too easy and I don't recommend it. Drop the tranny if you can.
My car was parked on a steep incline and there was a car behind that the owner could not be found. So I was in a tight spot. Managed to get in and get the rusty bolts out though, what a pain in the ass. Getting repaired for $35 and one day.
Just thought I would mention it.
__________________

88 325IX TOURING DiamantSchwarz|89 325IX AlpinWeiss|88 325IX DiamantSchwarz
supernaught is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 10:47 AM   #2
BigD
the misanthropist
 
BigD's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: a house
Posts: 6,160
You don't need to remove the intake to do this and you can't remove the transmission without first removing the starter.

If my car still had an M20 and I had to pull the starter, I'd figure out how to make a 96+ E36 starter work (threaded), or at least weld the nuts onto the stock one. This is by far the dumbest design I've ever seen from BMW - yeah brilliant, let's put a nut and bolt in a place where Nicole Ritchie couldn't reach.
BigD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
supernaught
6th Gear Member
 
supernaught's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Peterborough
Posts: 1,324
Send a message via MSN to supernaught
I've read in some how-tos that removing the intake and some coolant hoses is the only way(or easiest) to get a wrench on the upper bolt head. Well we were stubbon and went at it anyways. It was a bitch, but it got done. The bolts are going back in with star lock washers for sure.
__________________

88 325IX TOURING DiamantSchwarz|89 325IX AlpinWeiss|88 325IX DiamantSchwarz
supernaught is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.