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by Da_Hose
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 6
Views: 131

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: 26
Views: 1645

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: 483

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: 3
Views: 152

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: 3
Views: 152

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: 483

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: 193

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: 26
Views: 1645

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: 268

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: 1705

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: 24723

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: 26
Views: 1645

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...
by Da_Hose
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starter motor options
Replies: 17
Views: 2047

Re: Starter motor options

Being an M6 owner, I can tell you that the LHD with an S38 is a giant pain when it comes to dealing with the starter. You have to remove the entire plenum to get access. The bolt access issue is most definitely the same though. The best tool for getting the nuts loose/tight is a thin wall box end wr...
by Da_Hose
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: replacing driver side door
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: replacing driver side door

One tip is to let the door dry for a while, if possible. An oft quoted rule of thumb for new paint is 30 days before waxing, so it can off-gas. If you can let the door sit for a month or so in a garage, the paint will be fully hardened. Aligning the door is just what dmac said. Front edge can be in ...
by Da_Hose
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Larger Sway bar advice
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Larger Sway bar advice

Check with Ralph. He is really good about getting all sorts of stuff.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Refinishing the Roundels
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Refinishing the Roundels

I think removing the old ones intact will be your biggest challenge. Is the glue letting go already? Once they are off, you can use some good panel bonding adhesive and I think they would stay put. Although panel bonding adhesive is pretty expensive.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Hood Release
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Hood Release

I have the same issue, and have replaced both hood struts. The next thing I can think of is taking out the latching mechanism and cleaning/lubing thoroughly.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Larger Sway bar advice
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: Larger Sway bar advice

You should take a look at this thread. http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=22504&hilit=sway+bar We had some real good discussion about the effects of bar changes. Since I run staggered wheels, sticking with the 22mm front, and upgrading the rear sounded good. Installing the 18mm in the r...
by Da_Hose
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: Shop lift for home use

I did look for ones with a screw adjustment issue for stuff like holding up exhausts and whatnot. I figure the several screw type jacks I have laying around ought to work well if I need to hold a transmission up, or something like that. For stuff like holding up exhausts or other smaller things, I h...
by Da_Hose
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: Shop lift for home use

I found these for $25 more than the HF units, but they are 10-ton.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0093 ... UTF8&psc=1
by Da_Hose
Thu May 31, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 26
Views: 1645

Re: Shop lift for home use

Today I added a little upgrade to my lift. I can easily disconnect the safety lock cable and stow it away with the lift, but being unable to detach the hydraulic hose means I have to leave the power unit in the middle of the floor. So I decided to make it detachable with some adapters. liftdisconnec...
by Da_Hose
Wed May 30, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Code for keys?
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Code for keys?

Unfortunately, the only option is to open the door and look for that code. Your ignition will also have one on the barrel part of the mechanism. If you take off the door panel, you might be able to use a phone or gooseneck inspection camera to get a good image. Hell, you might be able to use a goose...
by Da_Hose
Tue May 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: E30 Hella Smileys in the E24
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: E30 Hella Smileys in the E24

It sorta looks cool, but someone converted my M6 to ellipsoids. Nowhere near enough light compared to modern solutions, and fitting is a real bother.

I don't think it is worth the effort, but let us know how you like your end result. Nigth shots of light patterns would be cool to see.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon May 28, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: LSD Help
Replies: 20
Views: 2120

Re: LSD Help

That's great info. Ralph.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Sat May 26, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: LSD Help
Replies: 20
Views: 2120

Re: LSD Help

Ahhhhhh...... you need details. A quaife is a torque biasing differential, not a limited slip. Here is what I understand of the whole shebang. I imagine you know how an open diff has no balancing, it just free spins in opposite directions. When going through a turn, that allows your wheels to spin a...