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by Da_Hose
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How many of you are hams?
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: How many of you are hams?

Congrats, Ken!!!

Now to get mine.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: This Sucks
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: This Sucks

This does royally suck. I am still reporting to my office, as my space is more isolated, and I need to interact with systems physically to keep our college daily business running. Always being careful, and washing up when I leave/return to my area. At least I still have a job. I hope anyone not work...
by Da_Hose
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bmw sound system speakers upgrade help
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Bmw sound system speakers upgrade help

You can greatly improve sound from the rear if you fab up a new base plate from some pressboard, and install a pair of 6X9's instead. Practically any brand will give you WAY more bottom end. I am partial to Pioneer for 6X9's. To make things much nicer, also replace your door tweeters with some good ...
by Da_Hose
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket

To get that cover off I use regular old combination wrenches, and patience. Although you can try a ratcheting box end wrench on it. I think maybe those ratchet wrenches that allow a bolt to pass clean through could work as well.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket

Yes, the cam tray rear cover gasket can be replaced without major teardown. You will need to remove the valve cover, and have some small combination, or box end wrenches to work with. There is practically no space to work back there, but with the right assortment of very small tools, you can get tha...
by Da_Hose
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bigcoupe.com Fundraiser - Super Bowl Pool
Replies: 33
Views: 2260

Re: Bigcoupe.com Fundraiser - Super Bowl Pool

Done!

I am always happy to support the forum!

As always, thanks so much for making this place THE resource for E24 fans everywhere!!!! =D> \:D/ :-" =D>

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Electric winch?

Unless the lift is a fixed 2, or 4 post model, you can't rely on it as an anchor. My car was sitting on smooth ground, and the scissor lift started moving when I tested pulling directly against it. Maybe if you tack an anchor block of some kind in front of the lift, you could rely on the weight to j...
by Da_Hose
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Electric winch?

In my case, there is a large, rectangular drain in my back patio. If I pull the drain grate, there is a large rectangular hole in the patio that points N/S from me when I stand in the back garage door. I have a piece of square tubing that fits into the drain, and the winch attaches to the tubing. Th...
by Da_Hose
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Help with hot running m88
Replies: 9
Views: 1184

Re: Help with hot running m88

Definitely check for coolant flow, but if spooling it up cools it down, I suspect your fan mechanical fan clutch, or electric fan. I think it more likely that its your electric fan that is the issue, and sounds like you already addressed the mechanical fan clutch. The electric fan is meant to make a...
by Da_Hose
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Electric winch?

Ok young man..... You describe exactly what I did, and exactly why I did it. My M6 is too low to roll over my mid-rise lift, so I created risers from all the wood the lift was shipped in. However, the M6 is non-running right now, and I cannot just push it up the short ramps onto those risers. My sol...
by Da_Hose
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Radiator shop drawing
Replies: 21
Views: 2458

Re: M6 Radiator shop drawing

Is the point of all this to have a super cool radiator, that also doesn't leak. Or is concern about future leaks after replacing the big issue? I ask because when mine went bad, I decided the Wizard was too expensive, as it doesn't necessarily cool WAY better, nor do I have a track car. I drive "nor...
by Da_Hose
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Head light Switch Removal
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Head light Switch Removal

Keep in mind that knob could REALLY be a bugger to take off. At first I thought it would require pliers and a new knob IF I could get it off, but eventually it let go after I used my small strap wrench.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Steering u-joint
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Steering u-joint

Ok then, If the whole thing is shot, you are looking for part number 32311150491. ECS tuning shows that they can get you the part by the 18th. https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/cross-joint/32311150491/ If ECS can't get it, then look for suppliers to the race car community. Although coupl...
by Da_Hose
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Steering u-joint
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Steering u-joint

I don't remember exactly what the part looks like, but flex disks are disposable. On more than one car I have fixed the steering linkage where the joint itself was OK. I ground off the rivets holding things together, and replaced the disk with a generic piece from a local parts store kit.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust hints?
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Exhaust hints?

Hey there, As Bobbo points out, you are most certainly looking at custom fabrication, it's a matter of how extensive. If you are leaving the headers in place, and taking everything off from the flanges back, and you are doing the work yourself, then I hope you have a lift, or space enough to get the...
by Da_Hose
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Uh, Brucey, 74 more posts, and...
Replies: 10
Views: 2135

Re: Uh, Brucey, 74 more posts, and...

I agree. You are most certainly regarded as an oracle around here Brucey. :wink:

Your presence is very much appreciated mate.

Cheers, and be well.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How many of you are hams?
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: How many of you are hams?

Holy cow!!! That will make for an AWESOME ham shack! \:D/

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need a service manual.
Replies: 10
Views: 1280

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: 13
Views: 1565

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: 14
Views: 1974

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: 1280

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: 1280

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: 900

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: 1280

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: 4933

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