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by Ralph in Socal
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Hydraulic Pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Hydraulic Pressure

Best option is get a good look at your PS pump. It will (should) have a metal tag with its pressure rating. I think 100 Bar which is just under 1,500 PSI.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:50 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: M6 front brake caliper
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: M6 front brake caliper

As Jose said, use a grease gun. It works and the only drawback is having to clean up the mess. I’ve done it before and it’s much safer. When using air, set a 6 inch long 1x2 in the pad slot for the piston to stop against. Prevents the piston from popping all the way out so you can maintain pressure ...
by Ralph in Socal
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: AC compressor leak ('88 M6)
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: AC compressor leak ('88 M6)

Definitely not. The seal keeps the refrigerant in the system. Talk to JCS - Jay Stratton - rebuilds the Behr compressors.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: RHD exhaust downpipe for a series 1 E24 or E12
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: WTB: RHD exhaust downpipe for a series 1 E24 or E12

Drew, RHD?? You have me wondering and wanting to see pics

I have a couple of LHD US versions. Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 37
Views: 7867

Re: Happy Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Be safe as this epidemic is relentless.

Very much looking forward to 2021. Times must change for the better

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Two fuel pumps or one?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Two fuel pumps or one?

Remove the round inspection plate on the trunk floor to expose the tank port. If you see nuts and bolts securing the assembly, you have an in-tank pump setup. It may have been modified to remove the in-tank pump but that’s a key visual to determine your setup. This will have 2 sets of wires as well....
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater valve
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Heater valve

That’s a good part number for US retailers and shows several at under $160. Thanks Bert

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater valve
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Heater valve

Bert- for the hassle of installing the heater valve due to its imbedded location, I'm down for $145 for a new one. I'd hate to get the leak test wrong and discover it at a later date. I guess I'll visit my local BMW dealer and see if I can order one. Please provide an update. I’m finding NLA throug...
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Magnetic drain plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Magnetic drain plugs

Filtration and more frequent changes can support the lack of a magnetic drain plug. I would still suggest it though I don’t have it in any of my vehicles (YET). They are not cheap and I am.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB ITB adapters for m30b35 head
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: WTB ITB adapters for m30b35 head

Seems these guys do things for the M30 and M20

https://www.ebay.com/itm/361482895148

Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Bellhousing bolts and Misc. 5-speed parts.
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: Bellhousing bolts and Misc. 5-speed parts.

I sent the OP a message that I can help but so far Unopened so no reply.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: M6 recline mechanism
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: M6 recline mechanism

I sell sport seat hinges or gearboxes for $75 each. Best to make sure of what parts you need and I’m sure I have them. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Exhaust manifold

Just providing the OP with some insight into a possible problem.

I’m lucky to have plenty of the later washers but others may have to buy 12 of them

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Exhaust manifold

On the output shaft repair kits, look at the new ones carefully At the metal flange that the bellows attaches to, the early e12 (Series 1) flange is flat and uses halfmoon washer strips The flange for later style (Series 2) has raised areas so you have to use the later style washer strip That has 2 ...
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater valve
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Heater valve

I’ve gravity tested by installing the valve to the heater core and extension pipe then standing the assembly on end and filling with water. The valve would be at the bottom and experiences gravity pressure from the water An old heater valve that appeared good leaked at the selector shaft seal Of cou...
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Hole in my transmission? Engine?
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Hole in my transmission? Engine?

Typically the cooling hoses are the leak points

The ends can be reused with new locally bought Transmission Cooling hose.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How snug should the shifter rod joint be?
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: How snug should the shifter rod joint be?

This picture shows the internal buffer inside the shift rod joint. This eventually disintegrates and is part of the cause of a loose shifter

You will have to push the shift rod joint onto the selector shaft to be able to push the connecting pin into place. Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How snug should the shifter rod joint be?
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: How snug should the shifter rod joint be?

Just replaced the shift rod joint on an 81 633 with 265 trans and sheetmetal console I had to shorten the length of my linkage. I decided on changing to the later shift rod joint First I removed the shift arm connection at the shifter under the car. Circlip or slide clip and plastic washers come out...
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust manifold
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Exhaust manifold

OP - I suggest you do a lot of research to determine what manifolds you have

M90 factory exhaust manifolds are not the same as M30 manifolds. And the M90 manifolds are probably NLA at the dealer. Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Racing Dynamic RGP Wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 837

Re: Racing Dynamic RGP Wheels

hornhospital wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:35 pm
I'd double-check that hub fitment. The E12 chassied E24 uses the same 72.56mm hub diameter as the later E28 chassied E24s along with 99% of all 5 lug BMW cars.
Agreed. I swap wheels between e12 and e28 without hub fitment issues

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Shifter Rod Joint Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Shifter Rod Joint Replacement

Shift Rod Joint will be above and forward of the guibo. You should be able to easily access it once the shift platform has been removed. Different types as pictured but the same principle. The steel pin connects the joint to the trans selector shaft. The pin is secured with a snap ring or collar. Sn...
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Shifter Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Shifter Rebuild

It can be done easily. Allen head bolts typically hold the shift console plate to the transmission tail. 8 mm tool size. You’ll likely have to remove the shift knob but the shifter can stay with the console It also helps to create clearance by allowing the trans to drop down slightly by removing the...
by Ralph in Socal
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB M30 Oil Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: WTB M30 Oil Pump

Hello Klaus. Please refer to the picture. Top (left) unit is as you describe for M30 and as realoem shows for my 83 635 Middle unit has the additional pressure relief valve as found in later cars Bottom (right) is just back half to show the difference in sump pickup height as used for early series 1...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: '85 E24 low beam issues
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: '85 E24 low beam issues

Ideally you would replace all 4 which would be as you describe of H4 for Hi/Low and H1 for the inner High Beam The metal holding frames and chrome retaining trim rings fit the Hella H1 and H4 perfectly. The wire harness plugs directly into the H4 bulb but the H1 requires short pigtails to connect to...