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by Da_Hose
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need a service manual.
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Need a service manual.

That would be awesome Brian! I can overwrite the existing file, so that the links remain correct in the thread.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Spark plug socket

I'm with Bert. We are a community of enthusiasts, and what I like most is that we focus on helping first. I have tried a thin walled socket that was supposed to be correct for S38, and it binds in the hole. I have one that I'll need to turn down, once I get my friggin lathe cleaned up. I highly reco...
by Da_Hose
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How many of you are hams?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: How many of you are hams?

I have been studying too, but keep getting distracted. I only want the tech., so I can broadcast. I don't plan to setup a repeater.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need a service manual.
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Need a service manual.

That pretty much describes the paper manual I scanned, Bert. I also used the online manual to print out missing pages, and added the whole rear axle section to my online version.

I sure would like to find that original CD, so we could post the complete, clear .pdf files.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need a service manual.
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Need a service manual.

Great! Glad it helps.

Maybe you could scan your M88 specific info. and send it to me, or post it for download? I could add it to my manual, and then the community will have the most comprehensive version possible.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: LSD oil drain position
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: LSD oil drain position

Hey folks, Ralph's comment about indexing that hole and tab made me go through the manual. The final drive section mentions nothing about that drain hole, but I found a couple of pictures that sort of let you see the writing on the flanges. I suggest looking at the manual and seeing if you can figur...
by Da_Hose
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need a service manual.
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Need a service manual.

A separate, unique manual for the M6 wasn't published. What is available, is a combined manual for the 635, with a section about the S38, and the 5-speed. Take a look at the links below. I scanned my paper manual, and uploaded to share with the community. Manual - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9...
by Da_Hose
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Air-con BMW 635CSI M
Replies: 27
Views: 2878

Re: Air-con BMW 635CSI M

You will need to remove the seats and center console, but the whole evaporator assembly is accessible when those parts are out.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Air-con BMW 635CSI M
Replies: 27
Views: 2878

Re: Air-con BMW 635CSI M

Hi Aaron, Check these guys out. Looks like they might be able to point you in the right direction as well. https://www.ackits.com/ Here is a good exploded view of a wingcell compressor, with some part numbers you should be able to reference. https://www.ackits.com/diagrams/Behr.pdf Check this thread...
by Da_Hose
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Coil Wire - Spark Plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Coil Wire - Spark Plugs

I would get some self-sealing silicone tape, and reinforce the connection to the boot. Remember the silicone ONLY sticks to itself, and stretch it while you install.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: LSD oil drain position
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: LSD oil drain position

Yep, the drain should be on the bottom when mounted.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What famous rock star(s) have you bumped into?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: What famous rock star(s) have you bumped into?

I played in a band while living in LA, and my guitarist was manager of the Fender custom shop at the time. That led to playing some cool gigs. At one, our band was hanging out in an RV with Nicko McBrain (drummer of Iron Maiden). Our drummer was giddy as a school boy. We really briefly talked with B...
by Da_Hose
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!

Heya Bobbo, It's great when someone retires and still feels like they have lots of living to do. My uncle retired just a couple of months ago, and he is busy/active as ever. It's just all the stuff he feels like doing on that day. Keep enjoying every day, as you do what YOU WANT to do. Congrats, old...
by Da_Hose
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Great brake line flaring tool.
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Great brake line flaring tool.

Hey peoples, I had an adventure with my daughter's mini, which resulted in buying an AWESOME tool I think many of us could use. The whole thing started with using my pressure bleeder ball to do some standard maintenance, and flush the brake fluid. After the car came off my mid-rise lift, I noticed a...
by Da_Hose
Wed May 01, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best phone music app.
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: Best phone music app.

Does it need to be an app? Would a physical button do? I used the controls below with an Android stereo upgrade in my Saturn. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Wireless-Car-Steering-Wheel-Button-Remote-Control-For-Stereo-DVD-GPS/333134277252?epid=2237373089&hash=item4d9059aa84:g:tUEAAOSwIF5cnEMi If...
by Da_Hose
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Air conditionin function overview and retrofit/repair thread
Replies: 100
Views: 25800

Re: Air conditionin function overview and retrofit/repair thread

I have a quick update of interest to those of us retrofitting our AC systems. I just refilled my Saturn with some computer dusting spray made from 1-1, diflouroethane (HFC-152a). It is super cost effective, and almost as efficient as R134A. The brand I bought is Ultra Duster. THE important thing is ...
by Da_Hose
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: steering wheel alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: steering wheel alignment

Mechanical center is the most important aspect to worry about gskrills. If you turn lock-to-lock, counting turns, and final rotation angle, you split the turns in half, split the final angle in half, and center you steering wheel on that number. Let's assume total turns are 3 full, with another 30 d...
by Da_Hose
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Help!! M30 rebuild looming
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Help!! M30 rebuild looming

If it were me, and I was doing any kind of engine swap, I would not go motronic. I would build a Megasquirt (I actually have a spare in a box that I decided not to use with my 2002 build), and use Ford EFI components for all my triggering. The MS community has tremendous support, and parts need woul...
by Da_Hose
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gimmick? Or worth while...
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Re: Gimmick? Or worth while...

Looks like this one should fit the HD buckets.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051PKG2G/re ... merReviews

Someone made a good point in the reviews. If it sticks half to 3/4 way down, it means more space between dunked washcloth and dirt at bottom of the bucket.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: S38 timing chain assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: S38 timing chain assessment

If you look up my threads, you will see what my guides looked like at 135K. I agree with Sharkfan. You might not need a replacement, but if the engine is apart, do it. It is false economy not to. If you are doing general maintenance, I highly recommend upgrading your tensioner. I believe the worn gu...
by Da_Hose
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About FCP Euro
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Everything You Wanted to Know About FCP Euro

FCPEuro is my top supplier for all my BMW's. If I can wait a couple days for shipping, I buy from FCPEuro. Warranty is bar-none the best in the business, and they stand behind every sale. I endorse them without reservation. Hopefully they stay just as solid for a loooooong time. We need parts suppli...
by Da_Hose
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Gauge Cluster Finish
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: Gauge Cluster Finish

Run around the interwebz and look for a flocking kit. Another option that could be interesting is plasti-dip. Although it isn't intended as a permanent product like flocking.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Anyone on this board Have a lathe?
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Anyone on this board Have a lathe?

I can appreciate wanting to turn a new piece so it looks OEM, but an alternative is heim or ball ends with a new threaded rod. You can buy ready made pieces, if you know what size bolt end is required. https://www.grainger.com/category/power-transmission/bearings/spherical-bearings-and-spherical-rod...
by Da_Hose
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hex Plus
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Hex Plus

The only way you I see it having a larger contact area, is that when the screw head DOES deform, it deforms into the shape of the larger contact path. If you buy high quality hex wrenches, with tighter tolerances, they fit the screw heads better, which will also ensure greater contact. That hex-plus...
by Da_Hose
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to revive or recondition cordless power tool batteries
Replies: 15
Views: 3695

Re: How to revive or recondition cordless power tool batteries

Heya Bobbo, This refresh technique only works with older batteries that have really simple electronics for monitoring heat and voltage. Any current generation LiOn and many NiMH batteries have more sophisticated circuitry that cuts off when they drop below a target voltage. That is because running a...