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by hornhospital
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Strong exhaust fumes smell
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Strong exhaust fumes smell

Personal preference here, but I've had others with the same experience. Bosch only. The rest may work for a while, or not at all. And that is no doubt the cause of the rich smell. The Motronic system (and almost all others) default to full rich if the O2 sensor fails. My Jeep Grand Cherokee is doing...
by hornhospital
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: What Oil do you Use in your 6'er
Replies: 26
Views: 375

Re: What Oil do you Use in your 6'er

What catalytic converter? [-X \:D/ :wink:

As seldom used our E24s are, I hardly think they are making a measurable difference to the ecosystem.
by hornhospital
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cabin Constantly Hot, Need Help
Replies: 11
Views: 113

Re: Cabin Constantly Hot, Need Help

The intensity of the heat given off by the core is way more than the air conditioner can overcome. Reconnect that center lever.
by hornhospital
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 idle slightly "lopey"--- normal or worth addressing?
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: M6 idle slightly "lopey"--- normal or worth addressing?

I'm no expert, don't own an M6, but I think your philosophy of "ain't broke/don't fix" is a good one. You _might_ improve the idle. Then again you may spiral out of control (flying reference just for you) and end up with a great, non-lopey idle, but running worse overall...or not running at all.
by hornhospital
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 883
Views: 204930

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Ants are crazy like that, something about the ozone from the make-break of the contacts, maybe. When I worked in the machine shop I was also the maintenance guy/electrician. At least once a summer I had to clear the ants out of the relay on the office air conditioner's outside unit.
by hornhospital
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: “Check engine” light, Stomp Test for an 1989
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: “Check engine” light, Stomp Test for an 1989

Isn't that backwards, Jay? Correctly operating ABS brakes at full application will pulse but not lock the brakes or slide the tires. Non-ABS will lock and slide the tires.
by hornhospital
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: What Oil do you Use in your 6'er
Replies: 26
Views: 375

Re: What Oil do you Use in your 6'er

This article carries a pretty strong warning not to use VR1 other than in a race car... https://myengineneeds.com/valvoline-vr1-racing-oil/ I have my doubts about anyone claiming the exhaust headers can "malfunction", the spark plugs loosen and the oil turn to a large ball of sludge from using VR1....
by hornhospital
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: It's cranking and won't start
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: It's cranking and won't start

I'll guess there's at least a 70% chance that it's the crank sensors. Just because they worked 1.5 years ago doesn't mean they still work. I hope the new ones cure your anxiety. [-o<
by hornhospital
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 85 vs 86 injectors
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: 85 vs 86 injectors

What he said ^^^^^^^^
The Mustang injectors are a lot better design, particularly the spray nozzles (4 of em per injector instead of one). Much better atomization.
by hornhospital
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 86 635 on BaT
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: 86 635 on BaT

:shock: wow!
by hornhospital
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...
Replies: 30
Views: 2325

Re: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...

Air conditioning? What is this sorcery of which you speak?

(Mine has never worked in either E24....that's why they get little use during the summer)
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by hornhospital
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: “Check engine” light, Stomp Test for an 1989
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: “Check engine” light, Stomp Test for an 1989

Definitely looks like the lights are swapped. And it appears you have no codes stored. Can you get it to flash 1444?
by hornhospital
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 820
Views: 182636

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

That's the best news I've heard all week. [-o<
by hornhospital
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Unwanted visitor
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Unwanted visitor

Beside having several cats that are good "mousers", I had moth crystals in the interior, but never considered the little SOBs would nest in the engine compartment. Live and learn. By the way, what wasn't rat crap and remains of wires was peanut hulls. A farmer had leased the field and planted peanut...
by hornhospital
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Spax lowering kit

If they're stock length bump stops you'll need to shorten them by the amount of drop from stock.

I don't know about the oil. I believe it was intended to help cool the shocks, but I'd never heard you don't add oil with Bilsteins.
by hornhospital
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Unwanted visitor
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Unwanted visitor

How do you think I felt when I opened the hood on my M3 that had been stored in a barn for a couple months and found this (I was physically ill!) and these pictures were AFTER I'd vacuumed enough that you could see the valve cover. I've been piecing the wiring harness together for weeks. Amazingly t...
by hornhospital
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: [email protected] is alive!
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: [email protected] is alive!

I've discovered, remembered, actually, that I'd signed up for the Yahoo group but was never approved before the list owner died, so, although I get the emails I cannot post to the group. I was wondering why my reply to the roll call email never showed up. I went to the home website and my membership...
by hornhospital
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: [email protected] is alive!
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: [email protected] is alive!

It used to be you sent a "join" email, and the list owner had to approve it before you were signed up. Trouble was the list owner died and had no one that had been designated as owner before he passed, so no new member approvals or other list maintenance was possible. It faded to inactivity. Be awar...
by hornhospital
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: [email protected] is alive!
Replies: 3
Views: 228

[email protected] is alive!

Got an email from the long-dormant [email protected] mailing list! I though we'd never see that mail group again, but lo and behold, it's back! Already about 15 people have responded to a roll call of sorts.
by hornhospital
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633i: Saved from the barn
Replies: 41
Views: 6648

Re: 1984 633i: Saved from the barn

The fan running slowly is normal. There is no "off" position. It was one of the multitude of rules the U.S government put into place in the name of "safety". The fan running at low speed is to make sure there is air circulation any time the ignition is on. U.S. cars had the same setup as to the forc...
by hornhospital
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Found the perfect CB radio for an E24
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Found the perfect CB radio for an E24

I don't know if any of you have had a Citizen Band radio in the past, or maybe even still have and use one. I'm more oriented toward Amateur radio, but for short range communication it's hard to beat a CB (cell phones notwithstanding). Browsing eBay for a radio I came across this one. Perfect!
by hornhospital
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 1984 633csi
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: 1984 633csi

That is a spectacular color! Ken approves! =D>
by hornhospital
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 883
Views: 204930

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

It's been almost 10 years since I last did that job, so the memory is a little fuzzy, but I _think_ it was 6 x 1.0M. And both have to come out. Any time I see "fracture screws" or "security bolts" my back twinges. #-o
by hornhospital
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 70
Views: 19870

Re: My 6'er

You got the right idea. See my reply in the other thread mentioning removal of the security screws. The security screw bit set will do you no good, since the screws are completely slotless. Nothing to put a bit into!
by hornhospital
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 883
Views: 204930

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Alternately you can Dremel tool with a flex drive to cut a slot in the screws to use a regular screwdriver to remove them. First time I did the removal it was 95° F. I laid on my back with my legs over the driver's seat and used a chisel to persuade them to unscrew. I decided then and there that the...