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by hornhospital
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Weird engine surge on overrun
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Weird engine surge on overrun

Rangi246 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:59 am
And this dude was a mechanic :shock:
I would take issue with calling anyone that bolloxed up a job that badly a "mechanic". I'm glad you got it all sorted. Nice work! =D>
by hornhospital
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

I'm not Brucey, but I can tell you that hubcentric rings are NOT needed with those wheels. They have the correct 72.56mm hub bore that most BMWs (including our E24s) have. The only 5 x 120 bolt pattern BMW wheels that require adaptor rings are those from E39s, which for some reason BMW decided neede...
by hornhospital
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1980 635CSi Euro
Replies: 165
Views: 60765

Re: 1980 635CSi Euro

You guys are having an even hotter than normal summer, aren't you? The joys of having a black car. #-o
by hornhospital
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 34
Views: 2974

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

I hope your father got good news, Baders! I had my 5th of 6 treatments yesterday. Next Friday I get to "ring the bell" at the infusion center, signifying I had my last chemo treatment. Then two weeks after that I'll have another biopsy to see if the chemo has worked /is working. Thank you to any of ...
by hornhospital
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Glovebox Flashlight
Replies: 11
Views: 2035

Re: Glovebox Flashlight

Looks like Bama has gone missing - no activity in quite a while. Yes, and he has one of my BMW flashlights to convert. Plus he burned one of mine up experimenting with the battery and recharge circuit. #-o Last I heard from him he'd gone into production of LED flashlights (the regular ones, not the...
by hornhospital
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Vehicle Speed Sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Vehicle Speed Sensor

That's what I couldn't remember. If it was a reed switch or a Schottky device, and how to test it. Thanks Brucey!
by hornhospital
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M90 distributor position ?
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: M90 distributor position ?

No photo attached. :-k
by hornhospital
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Vehicle Speed Sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Vehicle Speed Sensor

On the second generation E24s (after mid 1982) it's in the back of the differential. It's a pulse generator. I don't recall exactly how to test it, but I know they seldom fail. It's usually the wiring that breaks.
by hornhospital
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Hydro brake mystery
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Hydro brake mystery

Doesn't one of the power steering hoses have a restrictor in it? Do you suppose it's clogged? Just guessing, but at this point, what else could it be?
by hornhospital
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Code for keys?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Code for keys?

bpoliakoff wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:17 pm
if all of the locks have not been changed at some point.........
That ^^^. My '84 633 has three different lock tumblers. Driver's door takes one key, ignition another, and trunk/passenger's door a third. ](*,)
by hornhospital
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: my 1988 M6
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: my 1988 M6

I believe you could eat off of any part of that car. It's just immaculate. :shock:
by hornhospital
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: NO CLUTCH
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: NO CLUTCH

Crack the bleed screw, leave it open, and try to push the rod IN. If it won't move, the piston has pushed out of the bore, and the accordion sleeve is all that's holding the rod in place.
by hornhospital
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil Not Registering on dipstick
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Oil Not Registering on dipstick

The dipstick tube has probably moved upward out of the block. Not out completely, but up enough to render the dipstick reading erroneous.
by hornhospital
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Hella headlights
Replies: 15
Views: 1429

Re: Hella headlights

It's the ground ("earth") for that light, not the power.
by hornhospital
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 34
Views: 2974

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

Just had the second treatment of the second round (6 in 6 weeks, this was number 2). I tolerated it better than a week ago. Side effects of the first treatment hit me a few days ago. "Flu-like symptoms". Yeah, I'll say! Hey, if it kills the cancer, that's a small price to pay. It's a little awkward ...
by hornhospital
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 1694

Re: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?

PaulM635 wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:00 pm
This time with pics...
Uh.....nope. :(
by hornhospital
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Good things begin on Jan. 12, 2009!!
Replies: 198
Views: 50879

Re: Good things begin on Jan. 12, 2009!!

Because they don't make your hands dirty? :D :wink:
by hornhospital
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Shop lift for home use

The good (as I see it): much greater capacity.

The not so good: height adjustment by pin-in-hole.

From having used both, I can tell you the screw-adjustable stands are MUCH easier to use.
by hornhospital
Thu May 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 639
Views: 77516

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Grabbed the picture from eBay. Here's the listing: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263703037461 You have to saw a corner off to get it to fit the OEM heatsink/mount, but it definitely helps. I've always thought the original mount was a pretty poor hea...
by hornhospital
Thu May 31, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 639
Views: 77516

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

I was going to suggest an additional heatsink, too. This one works at the original mounting position with a little modification.

Good to see you posting again, Song. I'd thought you were gone for good.
by hornhospital
Wed May 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Time to sell
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Time to sell

spencerd72 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 8:09 am
Is electronic malfunction the new rust? ](*,)
I think that statement is more profound than you realize. It is quote-worthy.
by hornhospital
Tue May 29, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Crankshaft Position Sensor stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Crankshaft Position Sensor stuck

Yes, the sensors are the same. And the socket head cap screws are each supposed to have a washer. One got lost sometime in the distant past. It's easy to drop one (or the screw and washer, for that matter) while trying to place the screw in the sensor.
by hornhospital
Wed May 23, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: TANK custom fuel tank
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: TANK custom fuel tank

brickwhite wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 2:14 pm
Any idea on price?
Are you sitting down?





$765 for the OEM tank....plus shipping.

:shock:
by hornhospital
Tue May 22, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 27
Views: 1524

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

His tool tray doesn't appear to have the recess for the sunroof tool. It should be between the pliers.