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Thread Tools Show Printable Version 11-15-2009,07:49 PM #1 jps1995m3 View Profile View Forum Posts cars = 2 deep pockets Join Date Mar 2007 Location Stamford CT Posts 2,074 My Cars E30 Your gas gauge should be reading correctly after re-install. View My Garage Add Jon Shafer to Your Ignore List #2 07-25-2012, 08:43 PM BMRfanatic Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest Location: South Shore MA Join Date: Mar 2008 before the toyota it was a nissan that never broke down in 4 years. 6k is nothing really but its more than most e30 owners carry around.

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E30 Fuel Sending Unit

Having two people makes it easier. mine always reads full.. May not be particularly relevant to the 318, but I hope it's some useful information for anybody else who might read. e30Villain08-17-2012, 05:10 PMI've been through like 5 gas gauges they all read wrong, I've also re soldered the points as well.

They made 193,000 of them Reply With Quote 11-16-2009,10:27 AM #9 paintking90 View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Oct 2009 Location frederick ,MD USA Posts 15 My Cars 1986 Contact Us - e30owners.com - Archive - Top Dan Cronin 119,735 views 5:45 BAD Gas and Temp Gauge Explained - Duration: 14:44. Bmw E30 Temp Gauge Not Working still same problem, so yesterday I took the cluster out and cleaned the prongs, now it randomly works and then randomly goes back to full again.

Still trying to figure it out. lift up back seat - and you should be able to pop out the fuel pump - Im not certain if they are one - someone might know better, Ive just Whoever spends 90$ for a sending unit, and doesnt understand you can get one in the junkyard, or at worst case paypal one from a part out, or at even worst

Current load must be tested with the batteries removed from the circuit/SI board. 6.

A stuck right side sensor will disable the light. E30 Temp Gauge Reading High If you spend like 5000$ getting your crappy e30 pimped out what you really want is something valuable like a porsche 911 or a corvette. Shut it off, turned the key on and the gauge read empty. Note the black plastic clip that is pulled up before removing the connector.

Bmw E30 Speedometer Not Working

This is most likely caused by failing/ burnt out circuitry, or leaking SI batteries, and the only practical solution is to replace the dash cluster. http://www.exx.se/maintenance/fuel_temp_gauges_e30/index.shtml ah, an aggressively ignorant cheapskate, i bet you use home depot hardware. E30 Fuel Sending Unit Loading... E30 Rpm Gauge Not Working Jim Levie, Huntsville, AL Reply With Quote 11-15-2009,09:26 PM #3 ihavea325is View Profile View Forum Posts Member Join Date Mar 2008 Location CT Posts 778 My Cars 87 bmw 325/327eta IS

But I've never run out of gas due to it. Skip navigation UploadSign inSearch Loading... You seem to have it all figured out though, pal. I almost got stranded by it. E30 Temperature Gauge Jumping

  1. stamar08-18-2012, 05:15 PMif the mpg on the computer is also out, doesnt that also eliminate the guage nut beign off and point the finger at one of the sending units?
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  3. However, if these two are working normally but your econometer is not (especially if it reads Minimum or Maximum, but nothing in between) then the fault usually lies in the interior
  4. The plug you are interested in is the white plug (C2) as it contains the brown/green wire leaving the cluster and heading for the fuel tank sender.
  5. Quite easy to remove.
  6. I would first pull the cluster out and tighten the 7mm grounded nuts directly behind each gauge.

There is only one sender unit in this as its a 316i so maybe this is kaput. Easy repair of BMW and Mercedes instrument cluster, odometer, temperature and fuel gauge. If it lights up at any time while driving, then shut off the engine IMMEDIATELY. These are commonly fitted below the heater controls in the central console, or in their own pod above the central air vents in the dashboard, and were available on Hartge models.

but as of late, my temp gauge, speedo, and odo have started to suck le cock..legitimate excuse to swap in a euro cluster??? E30 Cluster Removal Then just beat screwdriver to rotate the sender around Bimmerman325i08-18-2012, 12:50 AMOf all the things wrong with my E30, this was not one. Only I dont want to be that guy Id rather spend the same money on something nicer.

Old vw bug, whatever.

In many cases it will fix the issue. Cars that have the 55L tank can have odd behavior of the gauge from a blocked cross-over tube. process of elimination 5Toes08-17-2012, 07:58 PMThe senders should read 60ohms or so all the way up (so tipped upside down) and around 2 when standing straight up like normal Your car E30 Instrument Cluster I either need a gauge or a sender unit but which?

But the difference is, theres millions oof people interested in a toyota motorhome its not a niche. The two grey pins are used for signals from the sensor and the screw in the middle are used for grounding. e30shmobberr08-18-2012, 07:45 AMmine worked perfectly! Failure of the brown plug is rare, so it's best to first test at the C101 plug to determine whether the fault is in the engine bay or the instrument cluster.