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by Bhart
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Radiator shop drawing
Replies: 21
Views: 1444

Re: M6 Radiator shop drawing

Wow, two interesting options.

jps635 - All that Wizard Cooling rad needs is two sensor ports and it's GTG.

ron - I've asked my contact at Pro Alloy for a price per unit and at what quantity a price break would occur. Will post details when I get them.

Thanks folks,

Brian
by Bhart
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Radiator shop drawing
Replies: 21
Views: 1444

Re: M6 Radiator shop drawing

Hello Jay,

Interesting.... I'll have to see if I can get some firm info on an alternate replacement from the dealer. Do you know if it was BMW part or aftermarket?

Brian
by Bhart
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Radiator shop drawing
Replies: 21
Views: 1444

M6 Radiator shop drawing

Anyone out there that might have a shop drawing that would allow a specialist shop like http://www.proalloy.co.uk/ to make me a custom alu radiator (based upon part #17112226018) for my 01/1987 M6? I purchased a new BMW/Behr rad two years ago to stop a leak that kept me from driving the car for asse...
by Bhart
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: Exhaust questions.

Let me clarify on the flanges - The fixed flange was proud of the sliding, negating any tolerance adjustment in the sliding joint. The joints were not on the same plane horizontally and, within the horizontal plane, one flange (the fixed one) was not square to the plane meaning the flange would not ...
by Bhart
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: Exhaust questions.

4 or 5 years ago I installed the Ireland Cat back. It's the best exhaust I've had on this car that I owned for 31yrs. Great sound , all stainless, made in China but for $500 it's worth it' very good quality. I didn't think it was junk at all. Sorry to hear it didn't work for you. I just rebuilt my ...
by Bhart
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: Exhaust questions.

I bought the Ireland Engineering, cat back exhaust for my '87 M6. Brought it to my favourite exhaust shop and went underneath with the shop owner. He immediately saw troubles with the build quality of the intermediate muffler - no dip to clear the rear axle and pipe ends were bent askew. After a lot...
by Bhart
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Front valance and fog lights fitment
Replies: 5
Views: 850

Re: Front valance and fog lights fitment

Here's a posting for a Hella fog for a Saab but the mounting tabs look correct (or at least usable) for BMW spoiler. I'd be surprised if Hella made different versions. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/HELLA-BMW-E30-E24-L6-M6-635-Csi-Fog-Light-SAAB-900-8377R19-NOS/254205353442?epid=9019635471&hash=item3b2fd1d...
by Bhart
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?

FWIW one method of preventing a lot of flapping around on start-up -and in addition ought to prevent any issues if the engine is turned backwards- (which works with either tensioner type BTW) is to manufacture and install a spacer in the tensioner body. The spacer needs to be sized so that the old ...
by Bhart
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?

I have just re-installed the original tensioner and the pressure required to deflect the chain between the sprockets is considerably higher. I can still push it down the same amount but the slack is eliminated quickly when I trurn the engine over (clockwise) by hand. Maybe the safe bet might be to j...
by Bhart
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?

Both tensioners seem to have similar working lengths under hydraulic pressure but the spring on the original has an effect even without oil pressure, constantly providing force. The new unit has only about 1/2" spring extension but without oil pressure it sits fully home. I can see that the original...
by Bhart
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?

As I said before if the top run of the chain is as slack as that there is almost certainly a problem of some kind with the tensioning. cheers Unfortunately, I don't have any local resource people with knowledge on the BMW internals - we've only just recently got a Dealer after the last one closed.....
by Bhart
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: opinion on chain/sprocket, please
Replies: 3
Views: 558

Re: opinion on chain/sprocket, please

That's going a bit deeper than I'm currently wanting to do. But it is on my plan and it was going to happen after I resolved the intake issues that I'm currently finishing up. The chain may be the one job I'm giving to a specialist.
by Bhart
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?

if you are able to depress the top run of the chain like that with the tensioner 'installed' it either a) ain't tensioning or b) you have been turning the engine backwards. (V bad idea...) cheers I have turned the engine both forwards and backwards while I was measuring valve clearances... hmmm. Th...
by Bhart
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?

hornhospital wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:59 am
Spinning up an engine before actually firing it up is always a good idea.
Yes, I agree but is this amount of slack OK for an initial run on the starter motor?
by Bhart
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?
Replies: 17
Views: 1662

Re: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?

I have now started changing over to the new tensioner. I have removed the original S38 unit and have offered up the new S50 part. I have only tightened the unit hand-tight and have a few questions; In the process of preparation, the new tensioner piston popped open and the spring went flying. Cleane...
by Bhart
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Injectors
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Injectors

Generally, you can get six injectors serviced for the price of one new. More affordable way to troubleshoot.
by Bhart
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Thermo Time switch
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Thermo Time switch

Here's an article on a similar issue with bimetallic thermo timers (item #9 on your RealOEM doc) being NLA regarding Volvo ES with the D-Jet version of injection. There may be some cross referencing possible here. http://winkler.io/life-savers-for-owners-of-a-volvo-p1800es-and-others-with-d-jetronic/
by Bhart
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My M635 is eating main relays
Replies: 10
Views: 1219

Re: My M635 is eating main relays

It would be interesting to know which side of the relay dies? The control side or the load? FYI; The control signal (low amperage) flows between terminal #85 and #86 on the relay. The load signal (higher amperage) flows between terminal #30 and #87 on the relay. Quite simply the low voltage side of ...
by Bhart
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need a service manual.
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Need a service manual.

Da_Hose wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:03 pm
That would be awesome Brian! I can overwrite the existing file, so that the links remain correct in the thread.

Jose
Ready - PM'd
by Bhart
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Air-con BMW 635CSI M
Replies: 27
Views: 4501

Re: Air-con BMW 635CSI M

I had the whole rear apart a few years ago while I was re-dying the interior. Also a good time to vacuum and clean out that whole area. I'll give a shout out to Jay Stratton and his rebuilding work. Sent my wingcell away to him earlier this summer and it came back like new. I have no issues paying f...
by Bhart
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: opinion on chain/sprocket, please
Replies: 3
Views: 558

opinion on chain/sprocket, please

I have dug down and am having a look at the timing chains on my 148,000 mile S38. As you can see on the pictures, there is some scuffing on the upper chain guide and some polishing on the bottoms of the sprocket notches (dark areas are reflection). Cold starts, after sitting for a week, have no chai...
by Bhart
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Spark plug socket

BTW, I was surprised how easily the plugs all unscrewed. If you look closely at the crush washer, as compared to the new Bosch, they barely look squeezed.
by Bhart
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Spark plug socket

Problem solved! Someone slipped some NGKs in there so a 5/8" thinwalled plug socket managed the job. I was hesitant to just push the socket down there and hope it wouldn't jam so I pulled the rubber from the inside of the tool and tested the fit - relief. Plugs look OK except for some barnacles on #...
by Bhart
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Spark plug socket

They are selling the OE tool kit ones new again, $50... but the aftermarket one fits better... https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/adjustable-spark-plug-socket/71112225101/ 18mm thin walled .... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Motion-Pro-Spark-Plug-Socket-18mm-NEW-Tool-Thin-Wall-Deep-08-0175-ATV...
by Bhart
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Spark plug socket

Another day in the garage, another question. I am preparing to measure my valve clearances so I thought I'd start by shooting some air down the plug holes and removing the plugs. I purchased a thin walled, 18mm socket that I'd hoped would work in my S38 from http://www.lockitsocket.com/ - no such lu...