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by Da_Hose
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Entry Level Welding Equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 186

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: 228

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: 379

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: 379

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: 589

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: 474

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: 474

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: 429

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: 469

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: 491

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: 18
Views: 37764

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: 2
Views: 1399

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: 605

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
by Da_Hose
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cordless Impact MUST HAVE!
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Cordless Impact MUST HAVE!

There are some videos on youtube now, that show off what my new HF impact can do. At one point, the guy puts a large bolt through a hitch and tightens it up as much as the impact can do. Then he puts a load cell on a breaker and loosens the nut. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASOH8K9sHUE It may not...
by Da_Hose
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Heads up! Chasing Classic Cars on Velocity tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Heads up! Chasing Classic Cars on Velocity tonight

Ok people, this is an emoticon heavy post. I agree the episode itself was lackluster, but the price is the big news. :shock: That was a new record high! =D> So much for the opinions that the Euro or the 88 are more desirable. [-( I have been saying for years, that the 1987 is no less desirable, and ...
by Da_Hose
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Why did the Forum change!?!?!
Replies: 32
Views: 2120

Re: Why did the Forum change!?!?!

I see something similar on my Surface Pro, but not on my Server 2016 workstation, which makes it look like a local issue. Try using a different browser.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: S38 spark plug reccomendation
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: S38 spark plug reccomendation

The Bosch X5-DC is OEM, but I recall going with an NGK equivalent. I have found that the newer platinum and whatnot plugs don't play nice with older electronics. My 2002 and 68 Mustang actually ran worse on platinum than plain old copper. I say if you are running all stock electronics, then get OEM ...
by Da_Hose
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Outdoor car cover recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 998

Re: Outdoor car cover recommendations?

I'm with Pod. A decent outdoor cover can be had at very reasonable pricing. I bought a Rain-X from Walmart last time. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rain-X-Auto-Cover-Large/23746161 I have previously bought the Budge branded, outdoor one for $40. You can walk into the store, and get the 7-year warrantie...
by Da_Hose
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Why did the Forum change!?!?!
Replies: 32
Views: 2120

Re: Why did the Forum change!?!?!

Hey Brian,

I kicked down some funds to help pay for anything you might need to change over. Hopefully others see this thread and pitch in. Let me know if I can help. I'm an IT, web, ERP guy.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Group A suspension some still avail
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: Group A suspension some still avail

Uhhh...... :shock:

The dog's bollocks and then some!

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cold A/C but only in the back seat
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Cold A/C but only in the back seat

That part number comes up on the Pelican and FCPEuro sites for $140. This is great information to have in this thread.

Thanks.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Bilstein B6 on a 1989 Highline
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Bilstein B6 on a 1989 Highline

My understanding is that if you are replacing original, self-leveling rear shocks then you need new top mounts. If you do not have the factory, self-leveling setup then you can just swap out. I'm pretty sure your highline will have the SLS.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cold A/C but only in the back seat
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Cold A/C but only in the back seat

Hi Hakeem, Yes, please post the p/n for us. This kind of thing can be a HUGE thorn in your side when the system is open. If you have to wait a month to get something from the factory, you just bought a new dryer as well, so getting parts right the first time is really important when working with you...
by Da_Hose
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cold A/C but only in the back seat
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Cold A/C but only in the back seat

Hey folks, I have done a fair bit of digging and put what I have learned into this thread. http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21047 The regulator in the dual AC cars doesn't serve a balancing function between the two circuits. It balances the output from the dual circuits to the pump. My und...
by Da_Hose
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Power seat button measurement(s)
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Power seat button measurement(s)

Happy to help. I know of a process where I can create adhesive transfers at home. They basically looked like silicone printed graphics, without needing a printing machine. It's a pretty wild process that involves teflon transfer sheets and ironing things. :-? Once you get the graphic done, maybe I c...