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by Da_Hose
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: E24 M6 chase in Lethal Weapon 2
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: E24 M6 chase in Lethal Weapon 2

This car chase scene is what triggered my love affair with the E24 M6. In all other movies the car engine sounds get dubbed in with something else. In LW2, you heard the true M6 exhaust note. I thought that was the most impressively melodious exhaust tone I had heard, and decided that one day I woul...
by Da_Hose
Thu May 27, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Brake line questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: Brake line questions

I will add that you might need bubble flare on the ends. I can't remember for sure. If it's bubble flare, you probably won't find that tool for loan, or purchase locally. I picked one up online, and have used it several times. Works awesome in the vice. A little more of a pain to do manually under a...
by Da_Hose
Tue May 18, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Former 6er owner's 6er makes it in a music video
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Former 6er owner's 6er makes it in a music video

I wouldn't seek out that artists' music, but I'd be ok if it was on at a bar, bistro, etc.

I like how prominently the 6er is featured!

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue May 04, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where is Brucey, I hope this isn't the answer...
Replies: 22
Views: 3205

Re: Where is Brucey, I hope this isn't the answer...

Keep the updates coming Wattsmonkey.

Sending tons of good vibes over to Brucey. Definitely let him know we are all behind him.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Replacement battery pack for cordless power tool
Replies: 14
Views: 2653

Re: Replacement battery pack for cordless power tool

I bought into the Ryobi1 tool family at least 15 years ago. I couldn't justify the cost of Makita or DeWalt, so the original, blue NiCd powered tools (drill, impact drill, circular saw) were a stopgap solution. Then Ryobi put out the green, LiON battery powered units, which were WAY more powerful, b...
by Da_Hose
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Radiator and replacement options
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: M635 Radiator and replacement options

I recommend buying your radiator from FCP Euro ( https://www.fcpeuro.com/ ). Everything they sell comes with a genuine lifetime warranty. Under heavy use, it's not uncommon for the radiators in these old girls to eventually leak. That's an inherent issue with a plastic/aluminum radiator. With a life...
by Da_Hose
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!
Replies: 22
Views: 5914

Re: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!

That's a good looking end result.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch time + ??
Replies: 12
Views: 4595

Re: Clutch time + ??

Interesting. I always thought of "spit balling" as common vernacular across pretty much all types of people (in the U.S. at least). Yep, that's what I meant Ken. Glad it was a simple thing on your 83. I recall that when I got my little 2002 many moons ago, the guibo was completely broken apart. Surp...
by Da_Hose
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Where is Brucey, I hope this isn't the answer...
Replies: 22
Views: 3205

Re: Where is Brucey, I hope this isn't the answer...

Oh man.......

I am so sad to hear this news about Brucey. Hopefully he will pop into the forum and see how many of us are worried about his well-being. Sending all the positive juju I can muster his way, for sure.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: coolant flush 87 m6
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: coolant flush 87 m6

Agreed with pulling lower hose, then draining block.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1988 Hard Start, Stumble, Dies
Replies: 11
Views: 2191

Re: 1988 Hard Start, Stumble, Dies

One very sneaky leak is the oil dipstick. If you don't have a good seal at the stick, or down where it connects to the pan, you will get that rough running condition. Same thing could happen if your oil cap has a bad seal, or if the oil drain tube from head to block has bad seal.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!
Replies: 22
Views: 5914

Re: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!

If you go to the Walker site, and look up your car, they seem to sell a complete system as well that includes a catalytic.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: M88/S38B35 thermostat housing reproduction
Replies: 6
Views: 3899

Re: M88/S38B35 thermostat housing reproduction

Ok folks, Soooo....... what do we think is the absolute maximum temperature that the thermostat housing could experience? Let's assume there actually is coolant in the system, but the car has just plain overheated. How high do we think the mounting surfaces of the front cover would spike to? How abo...
by Da_Hose
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch time + ??
Replies: 12
Views: 4595

Re: Clutch time + ??

Just spit balling, but maybe it could be the bottom of the shifter touching the driveshaft when in forward pitched gear positions. I'd get under the car and see if there is a ring of wear around the driveshaft.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!
Replies: 22
Views: 5914

Re: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!

If you are hunting for a nice, and quiet solution then stay away from all the performance biggies (Borla, Magnaflow, Flowmaster, etc.). From what I have read, Walker is supposed to make a bunch of versions with a goal of being quiet first. You should check out their site and see if anything could be...
by Da_Hose
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 starter
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: M6 starter

I see no other way to do the starter, besides pulling the plenum. I put a slightly longer drain hose on the bottom too, so that I can lift it just a bit, and pull it off. That really helps, but still gravity drains to the pan. I posted this comment in another starter thread, but I have found the bes...
by Da_Hose
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Power steering hose
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: Power steering hose

When I replaced my pump, the friggin power steering feed hose was a pain to source for some reason. I tried a couple different brands thinking the clamp would seal, but they leaked until I bought the metric, BMW hose.

Hope you can find the hoses quick.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!
Replies: 22
Views: 5914

Re: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!

I built my own exhaust, and my setup runs a Moroso spiral flow as a center resonator, then a Magnaflow DBX at the tail end. The combination pulls the drone out of the pipe, but leaves it with a deep burble and some bark on decel. I feel that is an ideal combination.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Tail light frames and lenses a bit rough but free
Replies: 10
Views: 1644

Re: Tail light frames and lenses a bit rough but free

There are modern products that spray on, and give a painted finish that looks like true chrome.

https://youtu.be/A6kypid0XG0

The simplest solution is to prep (I'm thinking glass bead blast) a frame, sand it, prime it, paint it gloss black, then hydro chrome it.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: M-Tech rear Spoilers
Replies: 4
Views: 1422

Re: M-Tech rear Spoilers

If you wanted that to really look more like the original, you could spray the edge with plasti-dip, or some other rubberizer to simulate the foamy part of the spoiler.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mustard Season in Napa Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Re: Mustard Season in Napa Valley

I sorta miss having that golf course at Chimney Rock.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Short Shift Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Short Shift Kit

As a side note, the bushings for my shifter platform has some slop, so I turned my own from some delrin. My shifter platform is now rock solid, with zero lateral wobble. I kept the rear soft bushing, so there is still some up/down play for when the powertrain shifts.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Short Shift Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 650

Re: Short Shift Kit

Yep,

That looks like a straight UUC knockoff.

I'm all for supporting ingenuity, and making something yourself from scratch I can get behind. I can't get behind a straight ripoff of a reputable companies' design, to make your own at a profit.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Wheels that I hope will fit
Replies: 10
Views: 4022

Re: Wheels that I hope will fit

My M6 came to me with 18's. to make things work well, I made custom roll center adapters for the front, made custom spherical bushings, and welded in adjusters to the rear control arms. Even with all the mods., I can only run 225/35-18 tires up front or things rub. The front tire is too thin to my e...
by Da_Hose
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Pressure Hose Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Pressure Hose Ideas

If you can't find an OEM hose supplier, I am surprised to hear that a hose supply house can't fabricate what you need from proper hose, and crimp connectors.

I remember using these guys for a custom hose when I was in L.A.

https://hoseman.com/

Jose