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by Da_Hose
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: System flush
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: System flush

A flush is not complicated. You can get chemicals to help, but I have always done a simple water flush. If there is anything actually gumming up the radiator, it will need to come out and get boiled/rodded (if it's an older brass unit), or replaced. I would suggest buying an in-line drain for your l...
by Da_Hose
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 86 E24 equipped with EWS system?
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: 86 E24 equipped with EWS system?

Here is some real good DME talk, that covers EWS, and many other issues of concern when changing out the DME.

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/show ... on-thread!

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: M6 diff.
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: M6 diff.

As I recall, the E24 M6 differential wants a GL-5 oil in a 75W-90 weight. So long as the oil you used does NOT have friction modifiers, it should be fine. Anything with moly., or some other additive designed to make things "slicker" is a no-no.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Air conditionin function overview and retrofit/repair thread
Replies: 99
Views: 23618

Re: Air conditionin function overview and retrofit/repair thread

I don't see which of Dean's posts had pictures on them. Where are they in the thread?

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Consensus on Rust Proofing?
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: Consensus on Rust Proofing?

I went kind of simple on my M6, but it's effective. I first hit things with a pressure washer, then used a wire wheel to remove big/loose stuff. Bare metal was sprayed with a zincating solution, or pickled with phosphoric acid. Both seemed to work fine. I gave a final touch with green scrubby pad, a...
by Da_Hose
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?

Well folks, I tried looking for the brackets and RealOEM shows all of them as out of production. Looks like I need to hit Home Depot for raw materials to make some for myself. As a point of discussion, brackets that will be subject to vibration are often made from steel, as aluminum suffers from emb...
by Da_Hose
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?

Ok, so it looks like the left/right are the same style bracket, and the center is different. At least my cooler has the center one holding the metal tubing.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?

A picture is worth a thousand words, Nick. =D>

I see what you mean now Bert. That mounting really is basic. I know where to look for mounting holes, and I'll order the brackets. Welding new ears onto the tabs should even be possible in situ.

Thanks everyone!

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?

I don't know if they do, Derrith. I have done a bunch of looking around this evening on RealOEM, and no year of US M6 shows oil cooler parts. I am concerned the reason things were mounted so slapdash on mine, is that the US M6 did not come with an oil cooler from the factory. I can find two types of...
by Da_Hose
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Air conditionin function overview and retrofit/repair thread
Replies: 99
Views: 23618

Re: Air conditionin function overview and retrofit/repair thread

Hey everyone, I have an update for this thread. I have completed installation of my new 16"X19"condenser, and have pics. to share. First, I used the mounting plates that came with the condenser and located it so I could test fit everything as I went. https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1DMtQMvyl6Pl3OSuOo...
by Da_Hose
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?

Heya Bert, That info. does help. Looks like my cooler has the "ears" broken off, so I need to weld on some L-tabs. Bracket 13 is NLA, so I will have to bend one up. I think 17 is still attached to the spoiler, which is also cracked and beat up. Looks like this is going to be a bit of work. If you (o...
by Da_Hose
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?

Hello all, I would greatly appreciate some help with my oil cooler. It looks as if the mounting tabs have broken off, and a previous owner very hastily mounted it using some zip ties. Since I am mid-repair on multiple issues, and my shop lift makes working under the nose a real pleasure, I would lik...
by Da_Hose
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

These threads are rough, man. Glad to hear Ron is improving. Sending positive juju to Ron and Cassie.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: Paintless Dent Removal - Taking the plunge
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Paintless Dent Removal - Taking the plunge

Hello all, The time has finally come to buy my daughter a car, so we tracked down a great little 2003 Mini Cooper for her. It's got 85K on the clock, but the transmission and clutch were both replaced less than 50K ago. Mechanically it's great, and the interior is also just fine. The exterior does h...
by Da_Hose
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Happy Christmas!

I am happy to add my wishes of good will. May we all have our year end with happy memories of the times we shared with those we most care for.

Have an awesome holiday season, and New Year everyone!!!

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rebuilding the head on the M6
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Rebuilding the head on the M6

Ok folks, Today I got the head off and did my triage. Here is the HG, and the culprit spot, between cylinders 4 and 5. You can pretty clearly see there is actually an indent in the circled spot between the cylinders, which indicates that the HG might have been damaged, but for sure didn't compress f...
by Da_Hose
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: I need a NEW STARTER.
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: I need a NEW STARTER.

Replace with a late M30 starter from any supplier. Even your local parts stores can probably get them cheap.

Also, search for threads on starters. We have a few that give other options.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)
Replies: 41
Views: 8114

Re: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)

Well folks, I got an email today saying the gaskets are on unknown backorder, and they sent full refund.

Looks like we are still searching for unobtainium.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)
Replies: 41
Views: 8114

Re: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)

For the lens, I found some flat, 1/8" thick closed cell insulation at Home Depot. It sells by the roll, so I cut some of it into 1/8" wide strips. It worked great!

Jose
by Da_Hose
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)
Replies: 41
Views: 8114

Re: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)

Hey folks,

These things have not been around for years, so following Bobby's lead, I just placed an order for both gaskets (63-21-1-630-465, 63-21-1-360-466). We'll see if I get confirmation they are in stock, or back ordered.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rebuilding the head on the M6
Replies: 8
Views: 477

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: 578

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: 9
Views: 537

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: 8
Views: 477

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: 24
Views: 1228

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