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by songzunhuang
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel smell/small leak/pressure in tank after filling
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Fuel smell/small leak/pressure in tank after filling

Song, I have removed a few rubber cover things from fuel tank necks. The rubber was fairly hard on one and I finally just cut if off with an exacto knife. New ones are $29 I think. The other one I removed was in better shape and quite pliable. It took some twisting and pulling etc but it came off t...
by songzunhuang
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Motor mount replacement interval?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Motor mount replacement interval?

hornhospital wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Advice from someone who's done it: Do the transmission mounts and engine mounts at the same time. Do ONE SIDE at a time. That way the engine mounts don't bind up like they will with the entire engine jacked up.
My car is an automatic. Same advice?
by songzunhuang
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Motor mount replacement interval?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Motor mount replacement interval?

sansouci wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Song,
Did you already do the trans mount and the diff mount?
Nope, I haven't done any of the mounts. They don't look bad. I was just pondering...
by songzunhuang
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Motor mount replacement interval?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Motor mount replacement interval?

I replaced mine after 30 odd years. Didn't make any difference to anything and it was a pig of a job which took hours. The trouble is that the rubber mounts get stuck in the engine mounting arms. I had to remove one of the mounting arms from the side of the engine to pull it out. This with the engi...
by songzunhuang
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Shock adjustment & IAC cleanup

Just because I can't leave things alone, I decided to try out a few things that have been bugging me. First there's my rough idle. I can't think of anything else to check except my Idle Air Controller. I have taken this out before to make sure it wasn't frozen shut. Also, I have disconnected it whil...
by songzunhuang
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel smell/small leak/pressure in tank after filling
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: Fuel smell/small leak/pressure in tank after filling

Thanks all for the great advice! Will start investigating! Watching this thread as I also have the same issue with fuel smells. How do you take off the rubber guard around the fuel filler? The hoses attach below that but are very hard to get to unless you can remove the rubber guard. Do you access ...
by songzunhuang
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Motor mount replacement interval?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Motor mount replacement interval?

My car feels rough at idle. It rattles the interior bits. I was wondering if the rubber of the motor mounts degrade (34 years old) like the rest of the rubber on the Car. My mounts are not broken or anything, but the rubber is probably hard after so many years. So, how often do you all replace the m...
by songzunhuang
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Raining Red Pixie Dust
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Raining Red Pixie Dust

Yoiu may not want to know what it is. Could be Jimmy Hoffa, or the Lindbergh baby. :shock: LOL, some afternoon when I have a lot of time to kill, I'll dig into this. Everytime I try something "simple" in this car, it ends up taking all day. Without fail I'll discover something else that needs to be...
by songzunhuang
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Black Driver Side Comfort Seats
Replies: 1
Views: 17508

Re: Black Driver Side Comfort Seats

Since everyone seems to replace comfort seats with sports seats, I am hoping someone has some great condition comfort seat to part with. In reality, I really only need to bottom cushion. My leather seam is beginning to split and the padding is matted down with age. So I am looking for one without t...
by songzunhuang
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Raining Red Pixie Dust
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Re: Raining Red Pixie Dust

Brucey, is the front part accessed by removing the panel that the sunvisors are mounted on? I've got another weird problem where I can feel a chunk of something behind the headliner material just to the left of the drivers head. I don't know if the foam liner can harden and break off in chunks over...
by songzunhuang
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song, As many other forum members stated "well done". You'd be a good match for "MacGyver". Suggestions for the next seat repair. When I repaired my seats, I removed the leather and took it to a upholstery shop, I had areas that required new piping on the drivings side do to wear. I had the shop re...
by songzunhuang
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

hornhospital wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:57 am
Song, you are amazing, and an inspiration to us all. =D>
LOL, I got a quote for $1000 to fix the split seam and the drivers cushion and I thought, "No way - I could do that!". So I did.
by songzunhuang
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Driver seat fixes

Today, I spent a long time redoing my driver bottom cushion. What started all of this was that one of my seams was coming apart. I order to fix that, I had to take the cushion off and remove the leather cover. I figured while I was at it, I would fix a few more things. Power headrest and recline BIt...
by songzunhuang
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Black Driver Side Comfort Seats
Replies: 1
Views: 17508

Black Driver Side Comfort Seats

Since everyone seems to replace comfort seats with sports seats, I am hoping someone has some great condition comfort seat to part with. In reality, I really only need to bottom cushion. My leather seam is beginning to split and the padding is matted down with age. So I am looking for one without th...
by songzunhuang
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Replaced a hardened hose & new rear tires

I've been doing nothing but driving the car in the past few weeks. Everything appears to be ok except for a rough idle. When I move off idle, everything is fine. The engine continues to perform quite well since the head gasket and top end job. However, I caught a nail in my rear passenger tire. I tr...
by songzunhuang
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Thanks for the writeup and info on the steering bracket fix. I just finished installing mine and will find a welder after Christmas. Love reading your story, as I have a daily driver 633, too. Thanks for the comment Joel. I haven't been on the site in a while and just now saw your note. My car is d...
by songzunhuang
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song, I did the upgrade to Grace some years ago and it surely made all the difference! Keep up the good work. Keep the shiny side up Phillip Thanks for chiming in. The fix has made a big difference in the handling of my car as well. A lot of the "looseness" and "whale-like" behavior that I have liv...
by songzunhuang
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

ron wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:42 am
Song you have PM.
Hey Ron, just confirming the PM. I've taken action and responded. I'll let you know how it goes.
by songzunhuang
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Good things begin on Jan. 12, 2009!!
Replies: 187
Views: 44359

Re: Good things begin on Jan. 12, 2009!!

Grace is primed and ready for paint!! Now if the Santa Ana's will just abate so Kapo can shoot the lacquer...He hopes to shoot on Thursday Dec. 7, fingers crossed. Keep the shiny side up. Phillip Things are getting pretty exciting! Many of us on this forum are anxiously waiting for the finished pro...
by songzunhuang
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Make it pretty part 2 - Weld for Steering Box Fix

This afternoon I got a chance to meet up with Ed, the creator of the most excellent steering box fix, and fix up that butt ugly weld. Luckily he only lives about 15 miles from me! First order of business was to clean up area of the crap weld and grind down to bare metal once again. After that, he fi...
by songzunhuang
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

hornhospital wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:18 pm
A screw loose and makes a lot of racket. Sounds like my wife describing me....
Your wife and mine think alike. Sometimes I even think she may be right.
by songzunhuang
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Crazy rattling sound under car

I noticed that my car was making a racket. I started the car and walked all around looking for the culprit, all the while hearing the squeaking, rattling sound. I then got a stick and started poking things under the car to see if the sound was coming from below. Turns out, it was in the exhaust syst...
by songzunhuang
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

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 songzunhuang
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

Dash Crack Fix? Sugru.

I know there's been a lot of folks who have tried various things to repair cracked dashboards. This my attempt using a product called Sugru.It's a moldable glue. It has the consistency of gum and it's supposed to harden to a flexible rubber. What have I got to lose? First I taped up the main crack i...
by songzunhuang
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 600
Views: 57903

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. Pa...