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by emac
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...

Did you check the electrical terminals in the connectors? If you have removed them a lot, maybe one of them isnt making good contact and causing resistance in the circuit. I would take a small probe and try to tighten each terminal in the connector. I guess you could put your hand on the wires to se...
by emac
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Heavy steering at parking speeds
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Heavy steering at parking speeds

Are you using the same size pulley on the new pump as the original?
by emac
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...

I was having a fuse blow every time I turned the car on. Swapped out resistors, cleaned and lubed the fans and everything was fine....until the fuse blew again. It turned out to be the connector to the resistor under the dash. I tightened the female connectors on the plug and it has worked perfect s...
by emac
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Heavy steering at parking speeds
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Heavy steering at parking speeds

does revving the engine change the PS assist? What does it feel like going lock to lock sitting still? Does it make noise?

Mine made some funny noises and I changed the filter and it helped. Fixing the broken steering box mount was also a big improvement.
by emac
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: BBS style 5 wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 189

BBS style 5 wheel

I have a non lowered 87 M6 red in color. It currently has a later model 16" wheel with some high profile tires. Ride is good, but the look is a little too cruiser for me. I am thinking of going with the 17" BBS wheel and 235/45/17 tires. My question.....do you think the gold centered wheel or the po...
by emac
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 5088

Re: All good things must come to an end...

made a donation as well!
by emac
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: PS decal placement
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: PS decal placement

Thanks guys but the correct decal for my car is just a very small round decal that says ATF fluid. Mine (from what I can find out) did not have the three piece decal. There is no evidence of ever having it and the car is pretty stock and clean. All other decals in place just worn from heat. This one...
by emac
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: PS decal placement
Replies: 4
Views: 334

PS decal placement

I just got an order of decals from Pukar and they look great. From my research my 87 m6 appears to have had the small round ATF decal on the power steering reservoir. Now when I search I found a picture of the round decal on the side of reservoir. I was under the impression it was on the lid. Can an...
by emac
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 5088

Re: All good things must come to an end...

New member here as well. It is a wonderful resource, I hope someone steps up to keep it running, and I am sure there is a lot of work that goes unnoticed. Thanks for the 16 years worth of searchable information. It has been very useful to me. If someone does take it over they can count on me for a d...
by emac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Servicing of very low usage 635s
Replies: 21
Views: 1401

Re: Servicing of very low usage 635s

I think tank corrosion and water absorption may depend on your local environment, so what works for one person, may not for others. It gets pretty humid in my neck of the woods. Coolant isnt just about freeze protection, it also has corrosion inhibitors that dont last forever. Who knows what the rig...
by emac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Servicing of very low usage 635s
Replies: 21
Views: 1401

Re: Servicing of very low usage 635s

If you didnt change any fluids, how did you keep the fuel from going bad? I have several cars in storage and my biggest concern is fuel stability. I use non ethanol fuel/stabil and keep a note in the car when it was filled up. The years go by fast! I keep a small notebook in the car and write down t...
by emac
Tue May 26, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Looking for Idle Control Valve L-shape two prong connect VDO part 1 286 688
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Looking for Idle Control Valve L-shape two prong connect VDO part 1 286 688

I checked around to see if there were any cross reference charts. No luck. Looks like $200+ on ebay. Thats crazy. Maybe someone has one laying around.
by emac
Sun May 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Conforti chip...thumbs up
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Conforti chip...thumbs up

As far as I know everything is stock.
by emac
Sat May 23, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Conforti chip...thumbs up
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Conforti chip...thumbs up

Installed a Conforti chip in my completely stock 87 M6 today. It really transformed the way the car drives. I dont feel any surging any more. Before, unless I was wide open throttle, it felt like it was changing fuel mix or timing trying to decide what to do. Now it is just sings no matter the throt...
by emac
Sat May 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: cruise control physical location
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: cruise control physical location

The throttle control part is under the hood. FWIW, my CC wasnt working and it was due to the OBC not being hooked up properly behind the dash. A wire was plugged into the wrong spot behind the instrument cluster. So, if your OBC doesnt work, that may be messing up the CC.
by emac
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Tape head cleaner
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Tape head cleaner

I was going through some old cabinets in my garage and found this. I have probably had it since the 80's! I think I got it from a dealer when I was in HS, i think he had a stack of them and handed me one. It is in great shape. It will look good in the M6.
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by emac
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Temperature gauge malfunction
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: Temperature gauge malfunction

Great! So it was most likely a bad connection.
by emac
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: 635 self leveling question
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: 635 self leveling question

Do a google search and look for hits on the e28 m5 forums. Should be some troubleshooting threads. As I recall from the e28 m5 I had, if the pressure canisters fail you can lose fluid and the car will constantly hunt for height. I replaced them and filled it with fluid and it worked fine. I thought ...
by emac
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Temperature gauge malfunction
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: Temperature gauge malfunction

I think it would happen on the e30. I just dont have a lot of experience with the e24.....yet!

Is the SI board plugged in properly?

https://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/techar ... teries.htm
by emac
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Temperature gauge malfunction
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: Temperature gauge malfunction

I am just throwing this out there. I vaguely recall on an old 3 series that I owned had problems with SI board or batteries and caused the temp gauge to do crazy stuff.
by emac
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket

With my job shut down.....I have found a lot of patience in projects!
by emac
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket

Thanks! I am sure I can get to the bolts, i just didn't know if there was enough room for the bolts to clear the head.