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by emac
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Tape head cleaner
Replies: 2
Views: 39

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: 463

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: 229

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: 463

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: 463

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: 171

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: 171

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.
by emac
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket

Thanks, I have an s38 motor and I dont think I have a oil sender back there. Sorry i should have said what motor. I think #5 is what is leaking.
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by emac
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Aircon help
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Aircon help

did you look at this thread? Check the document link, it has pictures of the a/c unit and dash
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by emac
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 171

rear upper cam housing cover plate gasket

I am pretty sure my rear cover plate is leaking. Changed the oil return o ring and replaced the valve cover gasket and from everything I can see I think the leak is from the rear cover plate.

Is there any way to replace this gasket without removing the engine or head? Thanks
by emac
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: ABS Issue / Question
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: ABS Issue / Question

I have seen and used a few online places for various module repairs over the years. Not specifically the e24 ABS, but I think you could find a place that would check it out. Probably something simple like a bad solder joint.
by emac
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Leather Dash Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Leather Dash Cover

Thanks, I am probably going to go with leather as that is the right way to do it. Plus, I dont plan on this car spending much time in the sun. I ordered a few samples, I didnt see #60 but I am going to see how 10 and 11 match. When I started this, I was looking at $2500 for Just dashes to redo in vi...
by emac
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Leather Dash Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Leather Dash Cover

That looks great! I just picked up a used dash that I am going to restore with leather and then swap with my original leather dash that is warped. The warping seems to come from the leather shrinking. Same as you I am going to fill in the coin tray. A few questions if you have time: - My original da...
by emac
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch time + ??
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Clutch time + ??

Should be a seal where the shifter comes out of the tranny. I would put one on the list. When doing the shifter make sure you order the right number of parts. For example it will list a washer, but you need 4 of them, not just one.
by emac
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No blower A/c or heat
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: No blower A/c or heat

Right side of center console. Same location as this DIY post (not an e24):

https://blog.bavauto.com/16847/bmw-diy- ... o-replace/
by emac
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Emergency window crank for tool kit
Replies: 1
Views: 185

WTB Emergency window crank for tool kit

Looking to buy a window crank tool for 87 tool kit. Hoping for a better deal than ebay! Thank you.
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by emac
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Headlamp wipers.
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Headlamp wipers.

If you can draw one in CAD or scan it, I will print some out of resin. Let me know the type of material that it is and I can try to match it. I cant promise anything, but it will for free.
by emac
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fixed Cruise control and OBC at the same time
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Fixed Cruise control and OBC at the same time

Recently bought my 87 m6 and noticed some of the OBC functions didnt work as well as the cruise control. After doing some searching I found that the OBC is integrated into the instrument cluster. I removed the under dash panel and could see the plugs on the SI board were not plugged in correctly. Sp...
by emac
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB right side headlight cover
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: WTB right side headlight cover

Thanks to everyone that replied, I got one.
by emac
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What to do with 1983 BMW 745 Euro???
Replies: 28
Views: 2360

Re: What to do with 1983 BMW 745 Euro???

I have fond memories of the 745. Dad imported an 81 745 for mom back in the 80's when we were playing around with importing grey market cars. We drove the piss out of that thing as teenagers. From 20mph to 100mph not much could keep up with it. Dad thought the tranny was too weak, but it took a good...
by emac
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 832
Views: 166902

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Replaced the door handle rubber trim.....that was fun!
by emac
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB right side headlight cover
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: WTB right side headlight cover

Fingers crossed, I think I found one! I had to change my ebay search words. Cold air intake??
by emac
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB right side headlight cover
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: WTB right side headlight cover

I have searched pretty hard for one online. I found one in Canada but someone had cut a slot in it. Going to call a place today that is closeby that has a lot of old bmw's. I would like a pretty decent one. If you do find it I will make it worth the search :) thank you!
by emac
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB right side headlight cover
Replies: 7
Views: 478

WTB right side headlight cover

Looking for right side headlight cover for my 87. BMW part #51711917656.