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by sansouci
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: Blower Control Repair w/ pics!
Replies: 25
Views: 23960

Re: Blower Control Repair w/ pics!

Don't forget the silver heat conductive paste to bed the transistor for better heat dispersal.
by sansouci
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Quick Question on Drive Shaft U-Joints
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Quick Question on Drive Shaft U-Joints

I haven't needed it yet, but previous posters mentioned Drive Shaft Specialist in San Antonio TX (www.driveshaftspecialist.com) and Beyer Drivelines in Chandler AZ ([email protected])
This IS NOT a recommendation as I haven't used either but perhaps some other Coupers can chime in.
--Ken
by sansouci
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Electric winch?

What if you mount the winch to the back side of the lift with a snatch block mounted to the wall to line up with the centerline of the car (or the tow loop on the passenger side)? Then you have 2x the mechanical advantage and therefore you can use a really small winch.
by sansouci
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

Zinnocoupe: It's not a seal but a "seal carrier" that is shaped like a plug. Jay said it's not necessary, but what the hell, I was preparing for the worst. Cheaping out on brakes and brake parts is foolish. It goes in the servo unit. See realoem !https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=5284-US...
by sansouci
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 502

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

Song, Definitely let Jay Stratton rebuild your booster with new seals. Also suggest you contact Bill Fox (Max Lumens) [email protected].com for the machined aluminum seal carrier to replace the plastic one and then send it with your booster to Jay. One assembly tip: fit the hydraulic lines to the M/C...
by sansouci
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Help with hot running m88
Replies: 9
Views: 471

Re: Help with hot running m88

Sort of a question for you cooling experts: When does the A/C pusher fan come on? Is it only powered when the A/C is running or is it only thermostatically controlled? How does the temp at idle respond if you have the A/C on?
Jose is on the right track.
by sansouci
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 57
Views: 10846

Re: My 6'er

Hi, As mentioned, I covered the dead pedal on the drivers' side and made the passenger side a little wider. For the rear, I made them longer to fit under the power front seats. If you contact Chrissy at Cocomats, I'm sure she can send you the template for my car. There's no obligation although if yo...
by sansouci
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What to do with 1983 BMW 745 Euro???
Replies: 26
Views: 1015

Re: What to do with 1983 BMW 745 Euro???

Fix it and let the buyer pay the CA fees (or can you sell it out of state to re-register?)
by sansouci
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Fall 2019 Colors
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Fall 2019 Colors

My wife is using Luminar 4 for picture post processing as better than PS for color correction and enhancement
by sansouci
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Muffler
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Muffler

But those Bosal mufflers I am told are NLA.
by sansouci
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 50 Years of the M30 Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 339

50 Years of the M30 Engine

The November 2019 issue of BMW Car published a story on the M30 engine. Not as detailed as I'd like it but it's not terrible.
by sansouci
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 5 e24’s up for Auction 2nd November uk
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: 5 e24’s up for Auction 2nd November uk

Am I mistaken or are these rich prices for very sad, neglected and rusty e24s? When all said and done with mechanical, rubber and paint, you'd be into the US$30k area.....
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 5 e24’s up for Auction 2nd November uk
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: 5 e24’s up for Auction 2nd November uk

Looking at the auction house website, they have "chosen not to publish the results." Any idea what these sad looking 635's sold for?
by sansouci
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige Moneysucker
Replies: 65
Views: 15168

Re: Walker 47656

I saw your post from a few years ago and I'm in need of a new muffler (actually the rear section) and the Walker pops up on Amazon. But I have an '84 633Csi which is not supposed to accept the Walker. Anyone with any idea why it doesn't fit? or any suggestion for a reasonably priced solution?
--Ken
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 57
Views: 10846

Re: My 6'er

Now that I refurbed my battery tray and the green oxygen tubing is holding up, the discharge from the battery is collected on my Walmart drip tray. The acid ate through the tin coating. A great example of the corrosive power of battery acid.
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 823
Views: 158744

Re: New brake hoses all the way round

The originals were looking dodgy and a well made SS set was a fair bit cheaper than stock rubber so on they went. Unfortunately the brake pad sensor wires etc look almost as bad s the brake hoses! https://i.imgur.com/g9PsuqJl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/514oODEl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/D91xaCgl.jpg htt...
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 823
Views: 158744

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I replaced the rear sway bar bushings. Does anyone know why the pass side bushing retainer takes this belt and suspenders approach with two retaining clips, one over the other? I originally thought it was in error but the REL OEM confirms it and there is a land on the body side to accept the second...
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Fall 2019 Colors
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Fall 2019 Colors

Wonderful fall view! What camera/lens? (Probably a cell phone pic...........)
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 57
Views: 10846

Re: My 6'er

Eric, Thanks for the knowledge on the diff mount. As to the busted Pitman arm bolt removal (a previous set of pics) I bought 2 left hand taps and two left hand grade 8 bolts from McMaster Carr. Wildly expensive (bolts about $10 each and the taps about $8 plus S&H). a 1/4" and 5/16". If it works, its...
by sansouci
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 57
Views: 10846

Re: My 6'er Diff Mount

I need to replace the diff mount as previously discussed on this blog. But a few questions for you all. I'm going to put the rear on jackstands and remove the rear tires. I will put a small floor jack under the diff before I remove the bolts. But my concern is whether the diff will drop (but be supp...
by sansouci
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator
Replies: 10
Views: 1232

Re: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator

Is this for manual trans only?
by sansouci
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 57
Views: 10846

Re: My 6'er: Battery Vents -- Who Knew?

While readying my 6 for the winter, I looked carefully at the battery. I found some white fluffy stuff in the battery tray which was from acid overflow. But from where? So I pulled the small DieHard battery which had 2 small holes on either side of the case. Upon further inspection there was a baggi...
by sansouci
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 755
Views: 135341

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Superb job! Song, how do you get to the nuts holding the hinges in place? Somewhere along the way, I recall that some chap with great woodworking and laminating skills made pods out of exotic woods with a P-U coating. If I dig it up, I will post although it could have been for another BMW applicatio...
by sansouci
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 755
Views: 135341

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

It's really too bad they don't design them to use standard faucet washers which are available everywhere.