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by sansouci
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My muffler is NLA - what to do?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: My muffler is NLA - what to do?

If the muffler shop can't do it as they may see too much rust, can I seal it up with tin solder which can be laid on with a hand held torch?
by sansouci
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Anyone Heard from Ralph in SoCal?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Anyone Heard from Ralph in SoCal?

We should all send condolences to him as I am sure it was a very trying time for him and his family. I know it was for me and my wife when we lost our fathers. But never the less, he is back in the parts biz as i received a package from him today. Warmest regards and blessings to Ralph. Ken Weinstein
by sansouci
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Harbor Freight sockets not up to snuff
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Harbor Freight sockets not up to snuff

I think what exacerbated the stress is that the "wobble" extension is narrower than a standard straight extension.
But it will go back for replacement and I'll use my 1/2" impact set in the future.
by sansouci
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior dash light Binncle light not working any help
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Interior dash light Binncle light not working any help

A binnacle is a waist-high case or stand on the deck of a ship, generally mounted in front of the helmsman, in which navigational instruments are placed for easy and quick reference as well as to protect the delicate instruments.
by sansouci
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Harbor Freight sockets not up to snuff
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Harbor Freight sockets not up to snuff

You are probably right. One busted extension is proof of that.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Harbor Freight sockets not up to snuff
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Harbor Freight sockets not up to snuff

While removing a tire, I twisted off the HF "Pittsburgh" 3/8 wobble extension. These lug nuts were always hand tightened with care so I know there was no pneumatic gun involved. Maybe 3/8" was too small, but this was not a Jesus bolt or anything.
by sansouci
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My muffler is NLA - what to do?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

My muffler is NLA - what to do?

While replacing a tire with a persistent leak, my muffler is making the pfffft sound so I found a small hole where the tube after the cat meets the rear muffler. Realoem cites the part as 18129068555. And the dreaded NLA notation for my 84 633 Vin 6997510. I may be able to jamb JB weld into it or ha...
by sansouci
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: cylinder head rebuild and L Jetronic injectors
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: cylinder head rebuild and L Jetronic injectors

Did you cross-drill the bolts yourself?
by sansouci
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 581
Views: 47341

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

+! to Raykoke. New donuts for the New Year! You are lucky as over the years, my mechanics couldn't be bothered to reinstall all the shields on my 6'er. Take a look at where your rear shield rubs against the muffler. I think a screwdriver can give you the needed clearance. Amazing what a few photos c...
by sansouci
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Fests Down Under
Topic: January 2018 Catch up?
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: January 2018 Catch up?

Shipper 01 wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:30 pm


I'm just awaiting one seal caught in a Pelican Parts purchase held in customs.
How much do they clip you to get a small part through customs?
by sansouci
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Remote Oil Filter Adapter Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 13847

Re: Remote Oil Filter Adapter Kit

Where do folks typically mount this? I've got an M30 engine in my 633CSi. Pictures of installations would be helpful.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Battery relocation/trunk refurbish project
Replies: 27
Views: 5011

Re: Battery relocation/trunk refurbish project

On my E32, the battery is under the rear seat. There is a vent line from the battery to a hole in the floor with a proper grommet. All BMW engineered. So if you are using a battery that emits H2 or H2S, I would definitely vent that set up.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Squeaking Dash
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Squeaking Dash

Thanks guys. Maybe closed cell neoprene (wet suit material) might be a solution.....
by sansouci
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 581
Views: 47341

Re: Make it pretty!

OK, now you have seen the wicked bad welding job that my car has been subjected to. Well, I wanted to make it look a bit better, even though it's on the bottom of the car. So I crawled under there, filed it down a bit and shot it with some engine paint. It's looks a bit less bad with paint. Haha. P...
by sansouci
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 45
Views: 7381

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Between Rob and Songhuang, there is a wealth of information on the 6's A/C system....Thanks guys!
by sansouci
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Squeaking Dash
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Squeaking Dash

Guys, I've got a squeak in the dash that seems to be in response to the car working over a less than smooth road. It has nothing to do with the A/C or heater as it occurs when they are off. I've never removed the dash so mis-assembly isn't the culprit. And no, the dash is not cracked or coming apart...
by sansouci
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cooling system overhaul
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Cooling system overhaul

Gates (the hose folks) have an interesting air-assisted flush system for removing rust and scale that simple chemical flushes don't get. Their argument is that those floating grains erode the waterpump seals leading to failure. I think they said it was a $900 item at retail. Ouch!
by sansouci
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: I need professional advice on my '87 M6
Replies: 27
Views: 871

Re: I need professional advice on my '87 M6

I feel your pain $$$$$. In my line of work (risk analysis) my strategy is always to let the other party "prove themselves" through trial and error so that the work or process is segmented and therefore the performance and financial risk is contained. You now need to fight a battle on two fronts: res...
by sansouci
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Entry Level Welding Equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Entry Level Welding Equipment

Song's experience with half-a##ed welding prompted this post. Hornhospital had some advice and I'd like to put it in the appropriate spot to get opinions on stick, MIG, TIG and gas.
Ken
by sansouci
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cooling system overhaul
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Cooling system overhaul

Ronnie,
Are those barbell weights under the 6'er?
by sansouci
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Shannons Auction M635CSi - $80,000 - Sydney Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 14640

Re: Shannons Auction M635CSi - $80,000 - Sydney Australia

Is that A$ or US$? Am still keeping my checkbook in my pocket either way.
Ken
by sansouci
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 581
Views: 47341

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Just out of curiosity, did you seen the welding machine he was using? Based on that skill level, I would wonder about their body work too. I'm looking for an entry level welding set up and Hornhospital may have the most experience on BC. If anyone else can make some specific recommendations, mostly ...
by sansouci
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 581
Views: 47341

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song,
Where's all the oil slime coming from?
by sansouci
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 581
Views: 47341

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Ssong,
Matthewdesigns just did a steering box repair so it is likely Ed is still making them available.
Can the bracket itself be welded where it failed as a stopgap?
--Ken