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by Rondel Fan
Wed May 06, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1203

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Pretty sure you're setting a new definition of "scratch". I've never seen a scratch cast a shadow! That said it is hard to tell if the corresponding area on the seal is concave or convex. It sure seems like it is concave which would argue it having housed a pin or grub screw as was previously posite...
by Rondel Fan
Fri May 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: Another Heater Core question

Any other must do items with the dash out?
by Rondel Fan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue

I like the new Continentals for a mix of period looks and modern utility. If you don't want a CD the are under $175.
https://www.continental-automotive.com/ ... ent/Radios
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Stranger starting issue once warmed up, please help?
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Stranger starting issue once warmed up, please help?

I may have gotten ahead of myself. If I searched correctly some years may have one, and some may not, as least on the pump. Here is what it might look like. https://images.app.goo.gl/U8TUhiYxLJkoZQd29 Basically mounted on top of the outlet side of the pump, between the pump body and the banjo fitting.
by Rondel Fan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: Another Heater Core question

Thanks for the info. I will be picking away at it over weekends. How did you know yours was leaking? While I have interior coolant smell, I have not noticed leaking yet, though maybe it is all caught up in the duct work. I'd hate to keep going only to find out it was not leaking. Not to mention havi...
by Rondel Fan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex

Thanks for all the hints. They were the hold down bolts for the fuel rail to the block. The fuel hoses and electrical wires did such a good job of holding the rail near the intake that I had missed not reinserting these bolts.
by Rondel Fan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Re: Another Heater Core question

Yes, scary indeed as I can't make out where the core is or was and I am only here! https://i.imgur.com/Umj7kwim.jpg I should have added my patient is an 86, LHD. Still can't believe they make you drop/open the A/C. I have no idea what folks did before cell phones could capture pix of the tear down. ...
by Rondel Fan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 760

Another Heater Core question

I have searched and found a few how tos on the site, but I have as yet to find a good set up pictures of the heater core in situ. I have dropped my lower dash across the car and really can't even see all the fasteners needed to drop the heater box. One set of instructions said you have to crack open...
by Rondel Fan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: What is this box? (no part number)
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: What is this box? (no part number)

The pictures aren't particularly clear or up close. The hanging down connector looks like a remote cable for a CD changer or similar.
by Rondel Fan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Please help I grounded the starter motor and fried something
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Please help I grounded the starter motor and fried something

"To clarify I can hear the starter activate but won’t turn the engine. The battery has good voltage and I can start the car only by jumping it with another car and it drives fine" Maybe more clarification is in order. What do you mean "hear the starter activate"? I'm guessing you're hearing the sole...
by Rondel Fan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Stranger starting issue once warmed up, please help?
Replies: 22
Views: 914

Re: Stranger starting issue once warmed up, please help?

My first guess would have been fuel pump pressure check valve. When warm/bad they can allow pressure to bleed down rapidly and make starting hard. An open throttle will help when warm. When cold the engine is aided by the cold start injectors etc so starting is easier.
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex

Thanks. I actually found a picture of the cable in that hanger on the dipstick tube. I found given the slightly different clocking of the solenoid on my later model starter required a slight rerun of the cable and it no longer really fits close to where this hanger would retain it, so out it stays. ...
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch time + ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: Clutch time + ??

The biggest difference will come from all new shifter bushings and one of these to replace the pressed metal factory unit. There a few manufacturers I think. A number of purveyors make the "bushing kits" to replace all the contact points for the shifter, selector rod carriage and pivots etc. https:/...
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: manual gearbox swap help
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: manual gearbox swap help

Hard to say on the dual mass vs single. The early cars are not over powered by any means which would usually point to a single mass. My 86 which I just changed out the original clutch has a single mass unit. and seemed fine for my purposes.
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?
Replies: 10
Views: 2051

Re: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?

I was wondering if they might be H1 instead of H4. I'd still look at LED. You should be able to try 2 or 3 different color temps for the same price as what your advert shows. https://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-H1-LED-Headlight-Hi-Low-Beam-100W-Fog-Lights-SMD-CREE-White-Bulbs-Vehicle/153631444456?hash=item2...
by Rondel Fan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 783
Views: 153075

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Well I'm thinking my PS pump is more in need of a rebuild than your was! https://i.imgur.com/T4NmzCwm.jpg That said removal and rebuild is very straight forward. This is a popular pump used in many German cars of the period. I've used RENNBAY rebuild kits for about $20 in the past. I'll replace as m...
by Rondel Fan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough Idle and Power Steering Pump - connected?
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Rough Idle and Power Steering Pump - connected?

Song, I just finished working on my car and noticed the hose from the intake to the ICV was split near the ICV and was causing my newly erratic idle. Can you tell us what repairs you made to your PS system? My 1986 is leaky so I plan to rebuild the pump and possibly replace all the low pressure hose...
by Rondel Fan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?
Replies: 10
Views: 2051

Re: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?

I'm a big fan of yellow if you're really driving in fog. 100 watts is a lot to be pumping into those small housings! I assume you've relayed them. That said I've swapped some of the fleet over to Cree yellow LEDs. A lot more lumens per watt than incandescent with much lower power usage and heat gene...
by Rondel Fan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch and starter R&R
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Clutch and starter R&R

Even with an articulated socket I could not get the upper starter bolt out with similar to the poster in the PDF above due to the shoulder built into the original starter's casting. On reinstall of a smaller later model starter, however I was able to use about 20 inches worth of 3/8s extensions to f...
by Rondel Fan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex
Replies: 5
Views: 583

I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex

I just finished a clutch job on my 86 with 105K miles with new ancillaries like starter, some intake hoses etc and for the reverse drive out into the driveway all seems good. I had the following bits left over. https://i.imgur.com/0dCa5Nam.jpg I had started down the path of removing the intake manif...
by Rondel Fan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Big Clunk when trying to start
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Big Clunk when trying to start

I think we'll need s big more clarity. First you say "it wouldn't crank over", then you "...after cranking over a bunch of times"?
If the battery were dead, the starter would not turn, i.e. crank. Keep us posted.
by Rondel Fan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)

Will do. I expect the starter will take at least as long as putting the tranny back in!
by Rondel Fan
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)

Got the tranny back together. Couldn't hand slide it the last 1/2 inch but working the bolts around snugged it up nicely.
by Rondel Fan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)
Replies: 8
Views: 1230

Re: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)

Along these lines Big question here. Reviewing real oem above as pilot bearing was not sealed and replacement is. Real OEM diagram above shows install order "capring", felt, covering plate, THEN bearing. My existing as pictured in my post, install order was bearing, covering plate, felt, capring. ht...
by Rondel Fan
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tranny stuck to engine
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Tranny stuck to engine

Lucky enough to have access to a real lift. Having done many jobs on my back in the driveway, kudos to others who said that have done this job that way. https://i.imgur.com/o4GHG7fm.jpg Killer advice on the prefit. Will do as nothing has gone according too plan yet! Near as I can tell, the car was o...