Help Support Bigcoupe.com

Search found 227 matches

by PTFunk
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow oil seep from front of engine
Replies: 10
Views: 653

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: 653

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: 653

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: 1618

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: 653

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: 653

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: 865

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: 241

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 ...
by PTFunk
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

The Vintage 2018: The Silver Shark Stumbles

https://bimmerlife.com/2018/06/02/the-v ... ame=member
by PTFunk
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

The Black Shark Rises, Part II: The Trip To The Vintage:

https://bimmerlife.com/2018/05/26/the-b ... ame=member
by PTFunk
Wed May 23, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

GRNSHRK wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:04 pm
And I hope that all's well with you, hope you make it up to Legends this year [-o<
Hey Bobbo - good to hear from you. My job situation is in flux right now, so I'm not sure I'll make LotA this year... will keep you posted!

Paul
by PTFunk
Tue May 22, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Sharkie presents a clutch master cylinder issue right before HM's big trip:

https://bimmerlife.com/2018/05/19/e12-e ... ame=member
by PTFunk
Tue May 15, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

by PTFunk
Mon May 07, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My New Air Conditioning Book is Now Available on Amazon
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: My New Air Conditioning Book is Now Available on Amazon

I can vouch for the quality and readability (as expected for Rob) of this book. It’s a great resource for those who need a “nudge” to finally fix that long dormant A/C system. All of the necessary tools and supplies are described, as are the typical bugaboos in not just resurrecting but improving yo...
by PTFunk
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

by PTFunk
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

by PTFunk
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

A nice ending for the latest gas tank / driveshaft / shifter work:

https://bimmerlife.com/2018/03/17/shark ... ame=member
by PTFunk
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

After a lengthy hiatus (those pesky 02's!), Rob is back in the (shark-infested) trenches:

https://bimmerlife.com/2018/03/09/sharkie-gets-love
by PTFunk
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Positive experience with Germany Auto Radio Repair (Los Angeles)
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Positive experience with Germany Auto Radio Repair (Los Angeles)

For more time than I care to admit I had a non-functioning OEM radio, due to a couple problems (broken cassette mechanism, "crackly" volume knob, dead backlight). I finally decided to bite the bullet and get it fixed. I took a chance with a small shop in North Hollywood: Germany Auto Radio Repair (1...
by PTFunk
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Blower motor intermittent speed/ not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: Blower motor intermittent speed/ not working

it has been a while, also depends on the year of your car, but, there is a blower motor resistor I think it was that is behind the blower motor that goes bad. Unfortunately, only way to get to it is removing the blower motor and to do that you are removing your center console, glove box, etc. Huge ...
by PTFunk
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Value of '88 Zinno/Silbergrau M6
Replies: 5
Views: 1426

Re: Value of '88 Zinno/Silbergrau M6

I'm a bit confused: on the one hand you mention that there's "documentation", but then point out that none of the mechanicals have been touched... can you clarify? If there's no satisfactorily detailed maintenance history, then $40K is way too high of an ask. Go through the Bring a Trailer auctions ...
by PTFunk
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 12630

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Part 10: Making And Installing The Hoses

https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/conditio ... ling-hoses