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by sansouci
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Cheap gasoline..
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Cheap gas..

No LPG cars in the USA. Or very very rare that someone imported or created. I think warehouse forklifts may run on LPG, maybe a lawmower. You have Gasoline or Diesel. In the rural US where I live there are no emissions inspections either. Only a safety inspection every two year to make sure your si...
by sansouci
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Cheap gasoline..
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Cheap gas..

Just paid $2.49 for regular and $2.79 for premium at Costco in Riverhead NY. You got a deal!
by sansouci
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 789
Views: 121578

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I installed a Curt trailer hitch on my Lexus RX350. Just so I could mount a trailer to pick up another E24.....
by sansouci
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Belated Thanksgiving
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Belated Thanksgiving

For those everywhere, we here on this side of the Atlantic celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday. Secular to be sure but we are grateful for having our family and friends close to us, either in body or in spirit. One of those communities of shared interest is BC and we are happy when newbies join us and ...
by sansouci
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Coolant leak area
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Coolant leak area

Pressure test your cooling system?
by sansouci
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 721
Views: 96665

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

From my experience, the groaning could be a wheel bearing. Let us hear if you've solved the problem with the new bushing.
by sansouci
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cabin filter
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Cabin filter

You may also want to check if you have any oil leaks that may vaporize hitting the hot engine and then getting into your cabin.
by sansouci
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Windshield washer nozzle location?
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Windshield washer nozzle location?

That setup certainly simplifies the plumbing. Lots less tubing and snaking.
by sansouci
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 789
Views: 121578

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Don,
Many thanks for the waxoyl tutorial. I remember the days of Ziebart but never saw it applied to a 6'er. I guess this is the modern equivalent.
Cheers,
Ken
by sansouci
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Call for donations
Replies: 20
Views: 481

Re: Call for donations

Done. Glad to keep you in Champagne and steaks!

BTW, if you are a numbers guy, what was last year's average donation and did you go over what you needed?
by sansouci
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hanging on in there......
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Hanging on in there......

It is always amazing that advances in science can be so personal in their impact. I'm glad that you are on the positive side of the trial with clear benefits of longevity. Back when I was in elementary school (1950's) I was part of the massive Salk vaccine trial in the US while my sister (7 years ol...
by sansouci
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 789
Views: 121578

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

olympia57 wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:21 pm
re waxoyled in those deep, hard to get to cavities

Is there a diagram of the access points for the waxoyl?
by sansouci
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: HELP IDENTIFYING ENGINE GROUND WIRE/LINE
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: HELP IDENTIFYING ENGINE GROUND WIRE/LINE

Also:
Bavarian Restoration

Burndy (A Hubbell Company) also supplies ground straps.
by sansouci
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Sad News, Dean Cains
Replies: 17
Views: 2817

Re: Sad News, Dean Cains

It still saddens me when I'm going over some thread where Dean had contributed his vast knowledge.
by sansouci
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Scissor hoists
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Scissor hoists

Although Quickjack is owned by Bendpak, these do not seem to be certified by the automotive Lift Institute (www.autolift.org) while their Ranger scissor lifts were certified. Maybe never submitted? Maybe failed? Maybe not engineered sufficiently? Dunno. Suggest a bit more research before you put you...
by sansouci
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Engine compartment – firewall insulation
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Engine compartment – firewall insulation

You may want to look at this discussion on Black vs Silver Dynamat:

https://driveviper.com/forums/threads/1 ... mat-to-use

--Ken
by sansouci
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 48
Views: 4596

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

Nigel,
Best wishes and if there is anything on this side of the pond that we can do, just ask.
--Ken
by sansouci
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?

There are a number of polyethylene repair methods (if the tank is indeed, poly) using a mildly heated soldering iron and some filler stick. So you may want to hang onto that old tank and experiment with it. If it's metal, well, nevermind.
by sansouci
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: How to change brake pressure hose
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: How to change brake pressure hose

+ 1 Definitely need metric flare nut wrenches. You may find yourself bending the steel portion to make up the connection. And be VERY careful against cross threading the flare nuts.
by sansouci
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing the upper carpet panel in the trunk?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Removing the upper carpet panel in the trunk?

Pod,
Thanks. Now I need a little warm weather to get to it.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 789
Views: 121578

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Added eyelet leads for my CTEK battery charger. And worked on the Leatherique for the back seats. I guess if you leave the Prestine Clean too long, it gets gummy. So my next step is to re-do the Rejuvenator oil.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing the upper carpet panel in the trunk?
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Removing the upper carpet panel in the trunk?

I need to access the rear speaker and hinge bolts. How do I remove the upper carpet panel that covers them and the shock towers?
Advice and pictures would help immensely
--Ken
by sansouci
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix
Replies: 23
Views: 960

Re: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix

Soooo many shiny cars. Great to see spouses and children in the event.
--Ken
by sansouci
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil change before or after winter lay-up
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Oil change before or after winter lay-up

+1 Fall oil change. Why leave janky oil in the engine? Besides, you'll have a lot more to do in the spring like wash and wax.
by sansouci
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding OEM cruise control?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Adding OEM cruise control?

It is interesting how "cruise control" has evolved with integration of crash avoidance, lane departure, platooning and GPS. Adding primitive CC seems like a lot of work. I would imaging that CC would become a smart phone app. I've worked with a company that did event recording for trucks to capture ...