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by Da_Hose
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Does the OBC affect the operation of the Odometer?
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Does the OBC affect the operation of the Odometer?

I am not sure what connector it was. I assumed it was gears, fiddled with connectors, ordered gears, and then it came back. Been working fine for years since.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Try Again (New Tires)
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Try Again (New Tires)

For high end summer, Michelin Pilot sport, or Dunlop Direzza are awesome.

I like the Pilot AS3's for all season.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Does the OBC affect the operation of the Odometer?
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Does the OBC affect the operation of the Odometer?

I had some weirdness with my odometer not running after disconnecting the OBC. Checked all connections and it came back, so maybe there is a relationship in function there.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Car covers - what brand do you have ?
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Car covers - what brand do you have ?

I bought a Rain-X brand cover at Walmart, and think it's a great product. It has extra velcro at the corners to tailor the fit, it works well on my 87 M6. I added small strings around the bottom to connect the eyelets for longer term covering over the winter. It has held up great, and really is wate...
by Da_Hose
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 21
Views: 788

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

Hey Ken,

Just checking back in with you. Positive thoughts to you and your wife.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Sad News, Dean Cains
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: Sad News, Dean Cains

My most sincere condolences to Dean's wife.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Brucey, are you still with us?
Replies: 12
Views: 525

Re: Brucey, are you still with us?

Like the others, thinking positive thoughts for you Brucey.

Cheers, mate.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: '86 Sport Seat Disassembly for Re-cover
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: '86 Sport Seat Disassembly for Re-cover

I could do skins myself. The foam and the support straps/wires can require special tools and supplies, but the work is typical mechanical work. To hear that your local shop is challenged by the seat teardown causes me concern as well.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Power seat switch decals (Installation Guide now posted)
Replies: 25
Views: 53517

Re: Power seat switch decals (Installation Guide now posted)

Getting back to this thread just now. The end result looks great. I'll take a set. PM me where I should send the money to.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Power steering hoses
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Power steering hoses

My advice is to pay whatever you need to, and get factory hose. I tried 3 different brands, and they all leaked. Put on a factory piece, dry as can be.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 2018 projects
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: 2018 projects

Well.... I have two projects. First, I have started in on the rebuild of my 2002. I think I should be most of the way through by late summer, and ready to start on my M6 project. The M6 project is ... significant. 8-[ I plan to have some steel cut out including a new left side lower door frame panel...
by Da_Hose
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 21
Views: 788

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

Fuck me, Ken ..... That sucks, plain and simple.

Wishing you well.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Entry Level Welding Equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Entry Level Welding Equipment

Saw this before, but finally getting around to saying something. The way to go is a multi-function MIG. TIG is the most flexible, and gives a fantastic result, but you must practice a lot to get good with it. Aluminum is also a bugger to learn to weld well. If you have a really nice MIG with a spool...
by Da_Hose
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Blackstone oil analysis - tell me what this info means please
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: M6 Blackstone oil analysis - tell me what this info means please

I see a high zinc, and phosphorous count, which indicates the oil still had lots of life.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: BMW M88 small coolant hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: BMW M88 small coolant hoses

I switched over to Evans as well. Be advised that I had problems with the thermostat. My solution will be to change out the thermostat valve altogether with one I bought off ebay. It has to be a normally open valve, but others have confirmed we can just wire it straight to the stock harness without ...
by Da_Hose
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: BMW M88 small coolant hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: BMW M88 small coolant hoses

The small hoses do the self-burping. I would not lose them, unless you figure out a way to make the new electric pump the lowest point in the cooling system. Why do you want to convert to electric water pump? On this car I don't seean advantage to that.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sunroof skin/panel
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: Sunroof skin/panel

I feel your pain. Mine had some bubbling and when I saw how it looked underneath, I set out to find a replacement pane. Luckily, I was able to source one in good condition, with the right color paint.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: I GRADUATED!
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: I GRADUATED!

Hey peoples, Thanks for all the support! :D This latest educational journey was a great experience and I am totally looking forward to what comes next. I will be doing some celebrating, and mostly resting as I managed to tear my calf muscle not two days after finishing my program. Yep ..... getting ...
by Da_Hose
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: I GRADUATED!
Replies: 8
Views: 706

I GRADUATED!

Hey people, Today I got some good news I just have to share. For the past 2 1/2 years I have been working on my masters degree, and my instructor just posted the grade for the last course in my program. So I have now earned my masters of science in psychology, with a specialization in educational ps...
by Da_Hose
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: M6 Value with SLS vs Without/Converted
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: M6 Value with SLS vs Without/Converted

I think that M6 buyers fall into two general categories. Drivers - Don't worry about 100% originality. They won't pay $80k+ for a car they can't put miles on. They may even use it as a daily at times,so they won't freak out about modifications to make the car easier to live with. Purist collectors -...
by Da_Hose
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: M6 Caliper Rebuild Service
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: M6 Caliper Rebuild Service

Use a grease gun. Clip onto the bleed nipple, or thread into the regular line connection. Either way should work fine. Use a piece of metal or wood to block the piston that is moving, then get thinner pieces to let the pistons creep their way out together. You can find videos on youtube.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Compression Test Results
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Compression Test Results

If it was turbo'd, I would expect lower compression. Test compression again, and make sure it's warmed up well. All cylinders within 10 is good. Hit the low ones with a spray of oil. If it goes up, you have a ring issue. Comp. test is really important on a custom engine with weak maint. history. I h...
by Da_Hose
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Power seat switch decals (Installation Guide now posted)
Replies: 25
Views: 53517

Re: Power seat switch decals (Arrived!)

I definitely would like to see an end result.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Fibreglass and carbon fibre panels in UK.
Replies: 6
Views: 17439

Re: Fibreglass and carbon fibre panels in UK.

Ooooooohhhhhh ....... that front bumper/valance piece is realllllllll purrrrrrrrrrrrdy. 8)

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Heads up! Chasing Classic Cars on Velocity tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: Heads up! Chasing Classic Cars on Velocity tonight

I have it saved in my DVR. I wonder if I can extract it somehow?

Jose