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by Da_Hose
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rebuilding the head on the M6
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Rebuilding the head on the M6

Heya Bert, My machinist in Napa is a well known dude in his world. He was president of the machinist/engine builders association for a bit, and has great contacts all over. On his recommendation I bought valves and springs for my M10 build from VAC, and we are happy with the stuff, but I have heard ...
by Da_Hose
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 88 Tow Hook Cover Part# Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: 88 Tow Hook Cover Part# Mystery

On my 87, the "fangs" on the front end have two studs sticking out behind them, from a frame crossmember. On mine, someone slipped some fuel hose over them, I'm guessing to protect the threads, but that had me wondering what they were for. Turns out part #8 in the image you linked is the oil cooler ...
by Da_Hose
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Custom TRX Wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Custom TRX Wheels

Those wheels a beautiful on there. Well done. I have also been contemplating liposuction on my front, and like Bobbo, I am VERY interested in how you accomplished the deed.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rebuilding the head on the M6
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Rebuilding the head on the M6

I have finally torn into the dreaded head rebuild, thanks to a blown Victor Reinz head gasket. NEVER AGAIN VR !!!!!! [-X I am not closely documenting the process this time, as my big rebuild document details how to accomplish the task. I will update this thread as I go, and add pics. if something un...
by Da_Hose
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Call for donations
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Call for donations

I am extremely grateful for this tremendous resource you created for us all. Happily did my part to help keep this virtual home away from home running.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Scissor hoists
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Scissor hoists

I posted about the Atlas I bought (same design). Absolutely love using it. Given limitations of renting a house, you can't beat a110V, mid-rise scissor lift. I made arm extenders, so I can lift wider vehicles, like our 530xi wagon.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 88 Tow Hook Cover Part# Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: 88 Tow Hook Cover Part# Mystery

More than once I have come across superceded part numbers on car parts that are impossible to cross ref. It's my guess that is what you are running into.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 88 Tow Hook Cover Part# Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: 88 Tow Hook Cover Part# Mystery

I have an 87, and ordering the covers next to the fog lamp was easy. I just used the number from realoem.

Looking on RealOEM for an M5 built 4/88, the left side part number is 51111967469. Looking on FCPEuro, that is a valid number too, with correct description.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gasket set for M635CSi
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Gasket set for M635CSi

I ordered a kit that included the valve cover gasket for my S38. The gasket included was a few mm shorter front/back than the head. I ordered just a valve cover gasket for my S38 and it fit. I believe that the included gasket in the kit was for an M88, which has single row cam chain, and that is why...
by Da_Hose
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Where can I get seat covers?
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Where can I get seat covers?

I looked at the LS site, and that is REALLY good pricing for leather seat covers. I might need to order a set for the 320IS Recaro's I plan to install in my 2002.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 31
Views: 2955

Re: Shop lift for home use

I'm thinking that the long crossbar will let me weld on some hooks, so I can slide it back onto the end of the lift. Then I just need one securing point in the center to keep it from sliding forward, off the tip of the lift. That should allow for really quick on/off with just one good sized bolt. I'...
by Da_Hose
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 31
Views: 2955

Re: Shop lift for home use

That is EXACTLY the idea I had! =D> Looks like it works great!

I plan to use an HF chock with a wide metal cross bar for better lateral stability.
by Da_Hose
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Zip Wall for dust control
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Zip Wall for dust control

The zipwall is a nifty idea for construction project. For a shop, I would think a PVC pipe frame is ideal. Make a big rectangle top and bottom, and then drape plastic over it. Tape it all down to (or just tuck under) the bottom hoop. Make a hole and tape in a carboard box with house filter as your i...
by Da_Hose
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 930

Re: SI Board Lithium batteries

I totally agree with Pod. Change the batteries as a matter of course when the dash is apart. Same with light bulbs. If replacement date is unknown, change em.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 31
Views: 2955

Re: Shop lift for home use

I considered wheel stands too, but when you raise a car, the wheels drop fully, and camber way inward. When you lower the car back onto the wheels, they push outward again. I would be VERY concerned about a stand tipping as the weight comes down on it. The solution would be stands with wheels and lo...
by Da_Hose
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Going staggered - opinions wanted
Replies: 23
Views: 1013

Re: Going staggered - opinions wanted

Back in the day, Rug Cunningham used a TRX shod M6, and beat tons of performance cars with major staggered setups (Panera, 911, and others) in the Carrera Panamerica. My M6 came with staggered wheels and a set of 17's. I had planned on switching to the 17's, but the staggered look has grown on me. I...
by Da_Hose
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow oil seep from front of engine
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Slow oil seep from front of engine

Depends on how aggressive you want to be. If you have time and space to do it, removing the radiator and fan will give maximum access. Although, if you get a decent assortment of brushes and a foaming degreaser, you can get things well cleaned up.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow oil seep from front of engine
Replies: 10
Views: 712

Re: Slow oil seep from front of engine

The crankcase has a lot of positive pressure, so it's not unusual for the valve cover seal to leak. Next up is possible leakage from a failing main seal. Last, and least likely is a leak in the cam chain tensioner. I think that is least likely, because if it were leaking then the high engine oil pre...
by Da_Hose
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Going staggered - opinions wanted
Replies: 23
Views: 1013

Re: Going staggered - opinions wanted

I only drive my M6 on the road, and it is setup with euro headers, Conforti chip, A100 exhaust gear, and silicone reducers instead of accordions. Pretty much what you are looking at power-wise. I have not dyno'd, but I see people with my same configuration posting numbers around 290HP. I upgraded my...
by Da_Hose
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New to forum!
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: New to forum!

If there is one thing I have learned, it's that these grand ladies require commitment. Or maybe it's more that those of us who own them should be committed? :lol:

Welcome to the madness, and the forum. There is a tremendous amount of help in this place, and very strong sense of camaraderie.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 31
Views: 2955

Re: Shop lift for home use

Yes, the idea is the jack stands allowing you to drop the lift and access the entire underside of the vehicle. I have already used the lift to gain full access to the rear end, and driveshaft heat shield. Eventually I will see about using the stands and test my ability to access the guibo/tranny. To...
by Da_Hose
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Auxiliary Fan - Again
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Auxiliary Fan - Again

On my M6, that fuse block lives above the fuse box, on the other side of the strut tower. I didn't see that you disconnected the motor, and verified the fan itself works by putting 12V directly into to. If there is a resistor mounted on the fan as well, check voltage before/after the resistor. If yo...
by Da_Hose
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cordless Impact MUST HAVE!
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Re: Cordless Impact MUST HAVE!

Just a quick follow up on this cordless impact. A charged battery stays charged for 6 months at a time, so I haven't gone to buy another battery yet. I just used it to rotate wheels back to front on my wagon, and with just letting it put one or two taps on each bolt, they went on to over 95 ft/lbs. ...
by Da_Hose
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: manual wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 26258

Re: manual wanted

If you need a manual now, then check the thread below.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=10410

Look at the Google Drive links I put in there.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 31
Views: 2955

Re: Shop lift for home use

Hi Steve, I have learned a couple of things. First, the arms on the lift are a bit short to reach the factory lift points of our 2006 530xi. I am welding up some short extensions that will slip over the arms I have, and reach the factory lift points. If you can't weld, Titan lifts makes some 26" lon...