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by emac
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...
Replies: 30
Views: 2325

Re: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...

glad you got it fixed and thanks for posting the solution. I am always holding my breathe as I turn on the A/C!
by emac
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 11
Views: 4780

Re: Electric winch?

I have a HF winch that I mount to my trailer to retrieve a broken down car. I never thought about using it for my lift. If a car is too low for the lift I have some ramps or use a low profile jack. If the car is inoperable, I have a set of dollies that I put under each wheel. So i can roll it around...
by emac
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Unwanted visitor
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Unwanted visitor

Bounce dryer sheets have worked for me.
by emac
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Found the perfect CB radio for an E24
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Found the perfect CB radio for an E24

I think I may have one or two CB radios around somewhere. I used them all the time driving up and down the east coast back in the 80's in my 3 series. I had a CB, stealth antenna, escort radar detector, and a toggle switch for the brake lights. Kept me awake on the long all night drives. Fun times.
by emac
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...
Replies: 30
Views: 2325

Re: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...

Having tested and confirmed normalcy of all the pertinent wiring and function up to the critical AC switch, the only part of the circuit that remains potentially responsible is the connector (“C1” terminals 1,2,5,6) where the 3 wires for the transistor (power in, power out to motor, and the term #2...
by emac
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: OBC - some functions work, others do not
Replies: 26
Views: 12583

Re: OBC - some functions work, others do not

When I got my 87 m6 the OBC would not do any speed related features similar to the original posters issue. It turned out that one of the plugs on the dash was installed on the wrong slot. So, just because they are plugged in doesnt mean they are correct! I wish I could remember the details, but as I...
by emac
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: BBS style 5 wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1626

Re: BBS style 5 wheel

Ben,
They had to be shipped from Germnany to my dealer here in the states. It took a few weeks to get them. Call a dealer if you want some.
by emac
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: BBS style 5 wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1626

Re: BBS style 5 wheel

I am pleased. Look even better in person. I paid 2k for 5 wheels with center caps and valve stems. Most of the places I found were around 2-2.5k plus shipping for 4 refinished wheels. Some places had mixed reviews, so I just decided to go new. BMW inventory showed 9 in stock, so I left someone a set...
by emac
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: BBS style 5 wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1626

Re: BBS style 5 wheel

The hardware on these are not a bright gold finish but more of a yellow zinc/cad plate. Doesnt show in the picture.

Might need a little less spring in the suspension!
by emac
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: BBS style 5 wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 1626

Re: BBS style 5 wheel

Went with BMW style 5 wheels. After checking around, I ended up getting them from the dealer. They gave me a good price and there wasn't any shipping charges. 235/45/17 with michelin pilot sport A/s. Feels a little tighter, but not a big difference in driving from the 16" wheels. I do think they loo...
by emac
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Topsider Fluid Extractor
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Topsider Fluid Extractor

Fully understand how garage space is a premium! Especially her side. Quick jack may be something to check into.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVMVVHOXJ6Y
by emac
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Topsider Fluid Extractor
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Topsider Fluid Extractor

I would suggest looking into a lift. Lots of options out there for all kinds of garages and the prices are reasonable. I have had a two post lift for about 20 years. I dont know how I used to change clutches and stuff laying on my back.
by emac
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...
Replies: 30
Views: 2325

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: 1134

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: 30
Views: 2325

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: 1134

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: 14
Views: 1626

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: 59
Views: 11510

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: 905

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: 905

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: 59
Views: 11510

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: 2757

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: 2757

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: 3
Views: 831

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: 7
Views: 1107

Re: Conforti chip...thumbs up

As far as I know everything is stock.