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  1. jc43089

    alloy wheel pitting

    Just send it, they would take decades to actually corrode to the point of not being functional.
  2. jc43089

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    The tach doesn't drop momentarily when it does that? I had a failing crank position sensor causing a momentary blip like that, but it drives the tach too so it made it easy to figure out. All other gauges acted normal.
  3. All that work and then use tape and a marker to label your air ride switches...
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    I like it, you will love it even more with some real suspension Is it mostly for a daily or what kind of plans do you have for it?
  5. jc43089

    chit chat thread

    He had gotten a quote to retrofit with electricity for 15k. I am Master Electrician in Wisconsin so I would do it myself and could probably get it done for 3k. But yes a professional quote is what I would use to consider pricing. Location is a big factor. This is in a pretty rural area not near Madison or Milwaukee, even if it was within 15 miles of Wausau it would be priced 150% higher. I think the price is a little high, this house sold recently and I would have bought it but timing wasn't right. Very similar size, built 10 years ago. Already has plumbing and electrical (Mennonite built, not Amish) and it has a 50x100 shed with 50x50 of it insulated with a heated slab. The house and shop were both insulated with spray foam and had in floor heat. The location is only a couple miles away so location is similar. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6180-Iron-Bridge-Rd_Athens_WI_54411_M77373-34252?view=qv Compared to that I would be ok paying 160ish for the Amish house, I feel a little bad because I know he has way more than that into it but I can't do anything about that. Accepted an offer on our Iowa house yesterday. Just waiting for paperwork...
  6. jc43089

    chit chat thread

    They were not planning on moving when they built it but are moving to south west Wisconsin, he didn't say why. When he decided to move he quit finishing the upstairs because it would make installing electrical and plumbing easier which was smart. I got a good offer on my house in Iowa that I accepted so just paperwork to do now. We sold FSBO. The house pretty much sold itself with all of the work I did on it. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/87125372_zpid/43.449398,-93.345917,43.429985,-93.382824_rect/14_zm/1_fr/?view=public
  7. jc43089

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    If there is a leak on the suction side of the pump it will suck in air. That would be the large hose to the bottom of the reservoir from the pump.
  8. jc43089

    chit chat thread

    I went to look at an Amish house last night. It does have running water but only cold to a toilet and the kitchen sink. It's a regular well with an electric pump. Built in 2016 and the upstairs isn't finished out yet which would make wiring easier. Considering how long we could live with minimal electricity... Levi lit the gas lamp in the kitchen and it is just as good as an electric light. I would have to install a water heater and shower. The bathroom that is finished was designed for a regular tub/shower to fit so it isn't that big of a deal. The horse barn has a 50x50 area that has a high ceiling and could be finished out into a shop really nice while still having a 64x50 area for storage and our farm critters. https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5573-Silver-Leaf-Rd_Athens_WI_54411_M86195-75726?ex=WI637787195#photo0 Am I crazy? Probably.
  9. He mentions wood grain trim, I could be wrong but maybe luxury or something package had wood trim and non twisty side skirts? It looks to have extended leather too, the door cards have leather inserts.
  10. jc43089

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Ahh, yea several lock to lock turns should work the air out of the system. The reservoir might need to be topped off a couple times.
  11. jc43089

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    I thought that sounded like exhaust leakage, strange how it can sound like a knock or tick. For the power steering, how old is the pump? I need to rebuild mine because it is similar, just weak and once you are moving it doesn't need as much help. Mine makes a whining noise. I am going to get the rebuild kit and take it apart in class the week I teach my fluid power class about hydraulic pumps. Mine comes and goes too, sometimes it works pretty well and sometimes not hardly any assist. I wonder if the relief valve is sticking open sometimes.
  12. jc43089

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    After running it a while you might see a sooty looking spot where the leak is.
  13. jc43089

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Are you sure it isn't an exhaust leak? It might be sealing up after it gets warm? I have heard an exhaust leak sound by the manifold sound like that.