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by Bhart
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Wizard Cooling radiator
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Wizard Cooling radiator

I bought an aluminum rad from Wizard Cooling in New York state recently and, while it's a nice looking piece, fitting it was not straightforward. The #1-949-500 rad is advertised for '87/8 M5/6 and it may fit directly into the M5 but the tight confines of the M6 mean it's not just bolt-in. I initial...
by Bhart
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator
Replies: 13
Views: 3518

Re: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator

What I decided to do is cut the existing mounts by about 3/16" on the back sides and trim the steel locking bushing by the same amount. That allowed me the room to squeeze the fan onto the shaft and tighten it up leaving me a comfortable finger-width of clearance on the bottom side of the fan. Shoul...
by Bhart
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator
Replies: 13
Views: 3518

Re: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator

I've manged to get a Wizard #1-949-500 rad for '87/8 M5/6 during the Covid shutdown, across the border and into my garage. I've been working on fitting it for a while and decided to check Big Coupe for advice. I searched and found Carlp336's posting and his reference to gaining clearance. Looks like...
by Bhart
Wed May 13, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: PSP filter 32-41-1-136-300 question.
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: PSP filter 32-41-1-136-300 question.

rhanley 635csi89 wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 12:19 pm
IIRC it takes a LOT of pressure, I almost gave up but finally got it fitted.

You may want to insert a small magnetic in the screen and/or filter area to collect the finest metals.
Success! Yes, a larger tool and more force, gently applied, allowed it to click into place.
by Bhart
Mon May 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: PSP filter 32-41-1-136-300 question.
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Re: PSP filter 32-41-1-136-300 question.

Thanks folks.

One further question, how much pressure should it take to push the spring down to the lower notch, to get the clip on? It almost seems my spring is too long because I'm struggling, even using a forked tool to push it down.
by Bhart
Mon May 11, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: PSP filter 32-41-1-136-300 question.
Replies: 5
Views: 834

PSP filter 32-41-1-136-300 question.

I think I may be missing part of the filtering material in my '87 S-38 hydraulic boost pump reservoir.

In this RealOEM diagram, I have everything except filter #17. Is this intended to sit on top of #10/#11 or does it replace them?
by Bhart
Mon May 11, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Looking for accessory power.
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Re: Looking for accessory power.

I ended up pulling out the radio and jumpering off the power connection for that. A touch of solder, a tiny tie wrap and a little cloth tape and it's all secured and working.
by Bhart
Thu May 07, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust re; ‘90 635-HL
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Re: Exhaust re; ‘90 635-HL

I bought the Ireland Engineering cat back system for my '87 M6. The two muffler, stainless steel system was nice and shiny but the center muffler would not fit properly so I left that out. I had a muffler shop make up two long connecting pipes between the cats and the rear muffler and it sounds grea...
by Bhart
Thu May 07, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Looking for accessory power.
Replies: 10
Views: 1243

Looking for accessory power.

I have a 1987 USA spec M6 and I'm looking for a switched power source for a low amperage accessory I'm adding. Can anyone suggest an easy to access location, ideally in the drivers (LHD) footwell area?
by Bhart
Thu May 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 87 M6 ignition rotor fit.
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: 87 M6 ignition rotor fit.

I had to order a short 6mm hex socket, since I had none. Now that the correct tool has arrived I was able to easily remove the mount and then brush, scrape, file and sand the corrosion off and the new rotor slides on as it should. That was quite a mess.
by Bhart
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 87 M6 ignition rotor fit.
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: 87 M6 ignition rotor fit.

I've only got long 6 mm hex socket. The rad is out but AC still in and no room for a handle on that socket. Tried it with the hex in the bolt and used a Crescent wrench on the hex - no go. I'll have to venture out and see what shops are open. I've got a week before FedEx delivers my new rotor.
by Bhart
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 87 M6 ignition rotor fit.
Replies: 4
Views: 863

87 M6 ignition rotor fit.

I have just attempted to change the ignition rotor on my 1987 M6. The old one's Allen headed bolts were stuck - two days of PB Blaster every few hours would not let me budge them using an Allen key. Last resort? Vice Grips... and yes, the backed off with a whole lot of pressure. Removed the rotor an...
by Bhart
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Radiator shop drawing
Replies: 21
Views: 4157

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: 4157

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: 4157

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: 1968

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: 1968

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: 1968

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: 2700

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: 3159

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: 3159

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: 3159

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: 3159

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: 1018

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: 3159

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...