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by Da_Hose
Tue May 22, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tragic discovery with my M6
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Tragic discovery wiht my M6

Yeah they are awesome to have for sure. First world problems,eh? 8)

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue May 22, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tragic discovery with my M6
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Tragic discovery with my M6

Well folks, I am here to regale you with a tale of woe. When I rebuilt the top end of my M6, I was unfamiliar with the quality of aftermarket parts, and relied on Pelican to supply me with all the bits I needed. One of those bits was a Reinz head gasket. After final assembly and running it, I learne...
by Da_Hose
Sat May 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Any good diagnostic tools available?
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Any good diagnostic tools available?

Hey everyone, I have been working on my 6er for many years, and always and have been wondering if there is a genuinely good diagnostic tool out there for us E24 owners to use. I also have a 2006 530XI in the household, which is pretty much a rolling computer. To work on that car, I built an INPA Win...
by Da_Hose
Fri May 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: What are these?

Can you ship them to me in California, Randall? If so, then I'll take em, mate!

Cheers.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed May 16, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB exp.tank connector
Replies: 1
Views: 4174

Re: WTB exp.tank connector

Mine was also toast, and I was able to find the housing/clip, but unable to find the guts that hold the connectors in place. My solution was to wrap with electrical tape and heat shrink, until it was built up enough to fit snug in the new connector.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Wed May 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: What are these?

Looks to me like the smaller one bolts to on at the back of the long one. Based on the picture, turn the small one around and lay it down. Now the two bolt holes on the long surface we can see would be against the larger piece, and the tab would mount to the same bolt as the long tab at the back end...
by Da_Hose
Tue May 15, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: What are these?

Those are NLA air scoops for an M635CSI. M6's have bolts on the shipping fangs to fit these. I might be interested in them for my M6, if you are looking to sell them.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri May 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floor Mat Foam Coming Off Solution
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: Floor Mat Foam Coming Off Solution

I did an experiment completely peeling off the backing, and scraping off all the residue from the back of my driver side mat. I then DOUSED the back with plasti-dip. All these spray on sealing type chemicals are basically the same damned product, so you can't go wrong. End result feels really durabl...
by Da_Hose
Tue May 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: S38 throttle body bellows
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: S38 throttle body bellows

I went with silicone reducers too. They slipped over the trumpet just fine. Unbolt the trumpets, and everything comes off together just fine.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue May 01, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Identify this Hose
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Identify this Hose

Clearly I remember wrong on that hose. That is definitely the right one with the crazy fused joint.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue May 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Shop lift for home use

Yep, that right there is THE way to go brickwhite. My little guy is way better than crawling around on the ground. I'm a grownup for god's sake, time I start working like one. :lol: :wink:

Jose
by Da_Hose
Tue May 01, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Identify this Hose
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Identify this Hose

Close Ron, but I don't believe that's it. http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=5532-EUR-09-1986-E24-BMW-M635CSi&diagId=13_0238 My M6 has the same intake setup, and that looks like hose #12 in the link above. That hose #12 is NLA. Might have to make something from SS tubing and silicone hoses...
by Da_Hose
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Shop lift for home use

Yeah, that whole "adequate concrete" thing really is a bugger. I love that you can use this guy pretty much anywhere.

Jose
by Da_Hose
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Shop lift for home use

Not sure about ceiling height. I think it could be 10 feet, but I'll measure it out and update this thread. I am able to lift the M6 to full height, with a little room to spare. If the trunk stays closed, I can even keep the garage door about 1/3 open at full lift. That will be nice for any time I w...
by Da_Hose
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Shop lift for home use

Hey people, So getting the Atlas model lift was my goal, but I ended up going with a zero interest purchase option that led me to another brand. It's the same lift though. Say hello to my Eagle Equipment PMR-6000. https://docs.google.com/uc?id=1nVnfEvcclNXLyFB01pQUDIi4a_LBA8fF I am using the low tru...
by Da_Hose
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Shop lift for home use

Hey folks, I have decided the time has finally come to buy a decent shop lift, and after much deliberation, I have made a decision. In the end, several things really informed my choice. I am renting, so a two-post unit like the MaxJax is not a possibility, because it needs be anchored into the right...
by Da_Hose
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: power steering hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: power steering hoses

Look at realoem.com to find the BMW part numbers, then go shopping for the part at https://www.fcpeuro.com/ . Everything FCP Euro sells comes with a lifetime warranty, and they can get any OEM part if you have the number. Alternate sources would be pelicanparts.com, or bavauto.com .

Jose
by Da_Hose
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cruise control dismantle
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Cruise control dismantle

I have an M6 so I can't help much, but in mine the cable connects directly to the throttle linkage. You just loosen the nut an disengage from the throttle arm/mount. Then pull the metal clip from the connector and un-couple the electrical plug. As I recall, the motor assembly is mounted with 3 bolts...
by Da_Hose
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Opinions on these wheels, please?
Replies: 22
Views: 1205

Re: Opinions on these wheels, please?

I run 225/35-18 in front and 275/35-18 in rear. Wheels are 18X8 front, 18X9.5 rear, with 20 offset on both. Driver rear rubs under heavy compression, but I also run Eibach's. With the low sidewall, I think stock height has way too much wheel well space, and it looks off. I do not think you can run w...
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: 8
Views: 505

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: 429

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: 8
Views: 505

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: 11
Views: 806

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: 31
Views: 2086

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: 15
Views: 1557

Re: Sad News, Dean Cains

My most sincere condolences to Dean's wife.

Jose