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by jacko
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Another blower question
Replies: 11
Views: 3232

Re: Another blower question

Brucie, I didn't realize you "wrong siders" didn't get decent ETMs. Ours over here are very good!

The price you pay I guess. :-)
by jacko
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Seat back swap?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Re: Seat back swap?

So, nobody has tried this?
by jacko
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Another blower question
Replies: 11
Views: 3232

Re: Another blower question

If you have an old BMW, you should sleep with the ETM under your pillow. Seriously, it's a great tool and free!
by jacko
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel pump in boot floor m6
Replies: 8
Views: 3006

Re: Fuel pump in boot floor m6

The Carter pump looks to be an excellent replacement. For now, it's installed on the old bracket. I'll put it in the tank and try it out to see how quiet it runs.
by jacko
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel pump in boot floor m6
Replies: 8
Views: 3006

Re: Fuel pump in boot floor m6

So, for now I got a Carter pump to experiment with as a replacement for the VDO pump on the in-tank pump assy. The Carter pump has a metal body, same size outlet as stock and is US made. I think the only difference will be that the return line will not be inside the screen. I suspect the Germans put...
by jacko
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Seat back swap?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Seat back swap?

I have power comfort seats in my '89. I miss center armrests. I picked up a pair of e23 seats. Wondering if anyone has swapped seatback frames before? My leather is good and the seats look about the same size. I'll strip them soon. Maybe just weld the e23 armrest mounts into the e24 seat backs?
by jacko
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What is the "Air Damper" in A/C system for?
Replies: 9
Views: 3416

Re: What is the "Air Damper" in A/C system for?

My '89 didn't have one but my Sanden compressor works fine without it.
by jacko
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel tank pumps/lines/Ethanol
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Re: Fuel tank pumps/lines/Ethanol

So, you mounted this in tank and just took out the old inline pump?
by jacko
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel tank pumps/lines/Ethanol
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Fuel tank pumps/lines/Ethanol

So, my dodgey in tank pump has me wondering if there might be better components for these than the OEM parts.... especially considering the prices.
by jacko
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel pump in boot floor m6
Replies: 8
Views: 3006

Re: Fuel pump in boot floor m6

In-tank pump in my '89 is going out. $450 USD seems like a lot. Anybody have a PN for a replacement pump itself? If memory serves me with old Volvos we had an inexpensive Delco replacement part (maybe Chevrolet Vega application? ) My in-line pump is still good but I've never tried the single pump co...
by jacko
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Help Identifying a Foha Spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 3566

Re: Help Identifying a Foha Spoiler

.... but I see 6s with a narrower 2 piece unit too that does not extend over the fenders.
by jacko
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Help Identifying a Foha Spoiler
Replies: 10
Views: 3566

Re: Help Identifying a Foha Spoiler

Dean, my 2 piece spoiler came from the UK and extends past the trunk on both sides. Most of the ones I see here don't go beyond the deck lid. It's a BMW part and I found installation instructions on the web with PNs.

Anybody know who got which?
by jacko
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Performace tyres upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 4740

Re: Performace tyres upgrade

Old tires were about 6 years old. No checking, but getting old and tired ( like me ). Costco ordered me a set today. 3 day. I've always been happy with their prices/services. Nitrogen fills now too. The e28 group around had a weekend run to/around the Texas Hill Country. 2 of us were in 635s. Amazin...
by jacko
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Performace tyres upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 4740

Re: Performace tyres upgrade

Hey Jose!

I'm about to reshoe my '89. It has 16" rims and I'm about to go with the Pilot Sport AS 3+ too. It has 225/50 16s on it now and I think I'll stick with that size. Like you, I run those on other csrs too and like them.

Jack
by jacko
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Thread on overhaul of rear light assembly?
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

Re: Thread on overhaul of rear light assembly?

White paint..... and flat or satin.
by jacko
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Eprom Swap- does it really matter?
Replies: 12
Views: 3073

Re: Eprom Swap- does it really matter?

I talked to Conforti a year ago about those gains..... He said all his records went to Turner when he sold that product line to them, but admitted 40+ hp seemed like a lot. I'd spend the $ if I had any confidence it was anywhere near that.
by jacko
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Air Condition Gas Type
Replies: 23
Views: 6057

Re: Air Condition Gas Type

I converted and mine blows colder now!

Reseal the ducts in the dash.
Running 2 PF condensers
Used a 7 piston Sanden compressor
New hoses.

Both front and rear units will freeze you out.

I still have to get around to finishing the e39 fan swap.
by jacko
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow Temp Rise
Replies: 23
Views: 5403

Re: Slow Temp Rise

Beer Brewing supply places too.
by jacko
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow Temp Rise
Replies: 23
Views: 5403

Re: Slow Temp Rise

Just don't overuse. Condition of my cooling system is largely unknow
by jacko
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow Temp Rise
Replies: 23
Views: 5403

Re: Slow Temp Rise

Dean, GM actually sold it for a while. Big with the MB guys.... especially Diesels. It's available in bulk from chem supply places, ethnic markets, etc. You do a detergent flush first to get rid of any oil ( nonfoaming det. like dishwasher stuff) rinse, citric acid flush, then a couple water flushes...
by jacko
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow Temp Rise
Replies: 23
Views: 5403

Re: Slow Temp Rise

I'm about to flush my cooling system with citric acid....
by jacko
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Seat Motors
Replies: 13
Views: 3410

Re: Seat Motors

Odds are, it's the cables.

You can disconnect the cable from the gearbox to check and even shorten the cable sheath with the seats in the car sometimes.

Get a small butane torch to pull the sheath ends off.
by jacko
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lighting upgrade options for '89 ellipsoids
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Re: Lighting upgrade options for '89 ellipsoids

HIDs are not a good match for those reflectors.
by jacko
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: what paint to use??
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: what paint to use??

=; Rust = POR 15