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by PTFunk
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: S38 M6 US spec converting to Euro headers
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: S38 M6 US spec converting to Euro headers

I think Jose (Da_Hose) did this a while back (?). PM him and encourage him to post any lessons learned here.
by PTFunk
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Negative feedback for eBay seller jiten_ranchod
Replies: 0
Views: 647

Negative feedback for eBay seller jiten_ranchod

Tried to buy a replica toolkit cloth from eBay seller jiten_ranchod (located in South Africa), but it didn't happen. First there were (understandable) shipping delays claimed due to COVID, but after giving the seller PLENTY of time (a few months!) after that, the cloth was still not shipped. The sel...
by PTFunk
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 58
Views: 17597

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

A much-delayed but welcome Shark update from the Hack Mechanic:

https://bimmerlife.com/2020/06/20/a-goo ... ame=member
by PTFunk
Mon May 25, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Changing steering wheel, Airbag to M Tech I
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Changing steering wheel, Airbag to M Tech I

From what I've read, once the airbag wheel is off, I'll need to install spacing washer(s?) before the new wheel goes on. Has anyone come across instructions for this or could provide guidance? Can this be done? I'm guessing a 30 year old airbag is next to useless, and I can't stand the look of the ...
by PTFunk
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Driver side rear brake light lens - SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Driver side rear brake light lens - SOLD

GRNSHRK wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:10 pm
After all, I am retired now, you know :-"
I wish I were in the same boat, buddy! At least I already have the senility thing down! #-o
by PTFunk
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Driver side rear brake light lens - SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Driver side rear brake light lens

GRNSHRK wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:17 pm
Sheesh, that was quick, I was gonna ask Paul if he wanted me to move this post to the "For Sale" forum :-?
Wait a sec - isn't that where I posted, or is my early senility acting up? :-k
by PTFunk
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Complete tool kit SOLD
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: Complete tool kit SOLD

...However your kit is incomplete. You are missing both the emergency window tool and the blue cloth. So these things should be added into the mix. Hi Bert - I'm not seeing the window tool in my set, nor does it show up in RealOEM for my car ('88 M6). Do you have the part number, or better yet a fe...
by PTFunk
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Driver side rear brake light lens - SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Driver side rear brake light lens - SOLD

I just replaced my rear driver side (left) brake light lens, which was in good condition but had some minor cracks. I'm a perfectionist about such things, so part of my tax refund went to a new one ($138! :shock: ). Part number is 63-21-1-361-883 / 63211361883, which according to RealOEM is compatib...
by PTFunk
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Steering box seals
Replies: 4
Views: 3555

Re: Steering box seals

tmoretta wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:53 pm
Is it Jay Stratton? His email appears to be un-deliverable.
Try private messaging him from this board. His user name is JCS.
by PTFunk
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 9
Views: 4347

Re: Electric winch?

Unless the lift is a fixed 2, or 4 post model, you can't rely on it as an anchor. My car was sitting on smooth ground, and the scissor lift started moving when I tested pulling directly against it. My mid-rise lift is bolted into the floor (boy, that was fun), but I get your point about intelligent...
by PTFunk
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 9
Views: 4347

Re: Electric winch?

Ok young man..... You describe exactly what I did, and exactly why I did it. Thanks for the insights, Jose. I'm not entirely clear on your anchoring method, but I'd have to come up with something suited to my garage anyway... I'm thinking a 4x4 or other stout cross-beam bolted into several wall stu...
by PTFunk
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 9
Views: 4347

Electric winch?

I've been considering getting an electric winch that I could mount to the wall of my garage and use to horizontally pull any of my cars up and over my mid-rise lift (about 5" tall when totally lowered, with ramps on either end). God forbid I should ever need this, but you never know! :-k I was think...
by PTFunk
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 4207

Re: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles

Everyone - if you care about this issue (be like Bobbo!), please take a few minutes to write your representative and express your support for this bill. Remind them that vintage vehicles are a tiny fraction of the overall auto population, and are also used very infrequently compared to commuter vehi...
by PTFunk
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 4207

Re: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles

Looks like this bill has been stuck in committee since February. Not a good sign...
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/face ... 20200AB210

For those of you on Facebook there's a group that's tracking progress:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/162183124714856/
by PTFunk
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Barn find!
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Re: Barn find!

Slownrusty wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:27 am
or rather restore, keep and enjoy.
You may be right. At the final price of $14,910 with presumed mileage of at least 118K and an unknown set of maintenance needs, I doubt anyone would make much on a "spruce up and flip" effort.
by PTFunk
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Barn find!
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Barn find!

'87 M6 barn find in Arizona. Not sure of the actual mileage (other that the 118K indicated on the registration) and condition, but for the brave of heart this could be one to restore and flip! Thoughts? https://barnfinds.com/storage-locker-score-1987-bmw-m6/?fbclid=IwAR0PEUWiETleCwhQUkQjksvTDPJkOeOr...
by PTFunk
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About FCP Euro
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: Everything You Wanted to Know About FCP Euro

How long before ECS/Turner/Pelican buys them. #-o Let's hope that never happens! Otherwise FCP's lifetime guarantee will likely go the way of the dodo. I've been buying an increasing number of parts from them, and like the "insurance" that this policy offers. Now if they could just get a west coast...
by PTFunk
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow oil seep from front of engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Slow oil seep from front of engine

PTFunk - Just re-read the thread. You don't mention the mileage so I assume you don't need to replace the timing chain. If so, do the chain tensioner first. I recall I had to remove the original in sections because there wasn't enough clearance to unscrew it from the block in one piece. $6 for thre...
by PTFunk
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow oil seep from front of engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Slow oil seep from front of engine

Another less likely culprit is the A/C compressor which can have a seal failure dumping the lube. Hi Sansouci - I can thankfully take the A/C compressor seal out of contention, since I had my unit rebuilt by Jay. The oil drops that show up on the compressor are definitely coming from above... that ...
by PTFunk
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow oil seep from front of engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Slow oil seep from front of engine

My '88 M6 came with several oil leaks which I painstakingly tracked down and repaired. +1 on thoroughly degreasing the engine to start. Hard to spot the source otherwise. The biggest leak and easiest fix on my car was a loose clamp on the power steering return line at the reservoir. ... Thanks for ...
by PTFunk
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Anybody remember the MWrench Sunshade Hook Repair kit?
Replies: 12
Views: 4369

Re: Anybody remember the MWrench Sunshade Hook Repair kit?

When I looked into sunshade clip fixes years ago I ran across a 3D technical drawing in IGS format. PM me and I'll send it to you, since the forum won't let me attach it. In full disclosure, I can't attest to its accuracy, so caveat emptor!
by PTFunk
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow oil seep from front of engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Re: Slow oil seep from front of engine

Have you tried cleaning up the whole front with soap/water, and then checking daily? Hi Jose - I think a general cleanup is a good place to start since there's a lot of grime/sludge everywhere. What components should I learn how to remove in order to get "full" access? Fan? Radiator? Distributor as...
by PTFunk
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow oil seep from front of engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2695

Slow oil seep from front of engine

Hi all - I did some searching on this without success. Also, please forgive my ignorance of S38 front-engine anatomy! My '88 M6 has had a slow oil seep from the front of the engine for a while now - slow enough to rarely collect on the floor, but definitely noticeable as grime or sludge in lower are...
by PTFunk
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: A/C decals
Replies: 13
Views: 3087

Re: A/C decals

Still curious as to "charge" different numbers on those decals ,assume it's Freon capacity? Paul - I recently went through an A/C rejuvenation and can confirm that 1675g / 3.69 lbs. is the original M6 fill level for R12. See the pic of my original sticker (which was removed soon after) below. Lucki...
by PTFunk
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Positive feedback for Jay Stratton (JCS) - A/C compressor rebuild
Replies: 0
Views: 1958

Positive feedback for Jay Stratton (JCS) - A/C compressor rebuild

After letting it sit dormant for more years than I care to admit, I finally decided to resuscitate or replace my A/C compressor which had shown evidence of a leaking seal. Luckily Jay Stratton (JCS) added compressor rebuilds to his skill set (I had previously had him rebuild my P/S pump), so I sent ...