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by sansouci
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Engine compartment – firewall insulation
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Engine compartment – firewall insulation

You may want to look at this discussion on Black vs Silver Dynamat:

https://driveviper.com/forums/threads/1 ... mat-to-use

--Ken
by sansouci
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 59
Views: 5572

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

Nigel,
Best wishes and if there is anything on this side of the pond that we can do, just ask.
--Ken
by sansouci
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?

There are a number of polyethylene repair methods (if the tank is indeed, poly) using a mildly heated soldering iron and some filler stick. So you may want to hang onto that old tank and experiment with it. If it's metal, well, nevermind.
by sansouci
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: How to change brake pressure hose
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: How to change brake pressure hose

+ 1 Definitely need metric flare nut wrenches. You may find yourself bending the steel portion to make up the connection. And be VERY careful against cross threading the flare nuts.
by sansouci
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing the upper carpet panel in the trunk?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Removing the upper carpet panel in the trunk?

Pod,
Thanks. Now I need a little warm weather to get to it.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 791
Views: 129854

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Added eyelet leads for my CTEK battery charger. And worked on the Leatherique for the back seats. I guess if you leave the Prestine Clean too long, it gets gummy. So my next step is to re-do the Rejuvenator oil.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing the upper carpet panel in the trunk?
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Removing the upper carpet panel in the trunk?

I need to access the rear speaker and hinge bolts. How do I remove the upper carpet panel that covers them and the shock towers?
Advice and pictures would help immensely
--Ken
by sansouci
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix
Replies: 24
Views: 1429

Re: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix

Soooo many shiny cars. Great to see spouses and children in the event.
--Ken
by sansouci
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil change before or after winter lay-up
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Oil change before or after winter lay-up

+1 Fall oil change. Why leave janky oil in the engine? Besides, you'll have a lot more to do in the spring like wash and wax.
by sansouci
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding OEM cruise control?
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Adding OEM cruise control?

It is interesting how "cruise control" has evolved with integration of crash avoidance, lane departure, platooning and GPS. Adding primitive CC seems like a lot of work. I would imaging that CC would become a smart phone app. I've worked with a company that did event recording for trucks to capture ...
by sansouci
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gimmick? Or worth while...
Replies: 7
Views: 675

Re: Gimmick? Or worth while...

I found that the Lowe's blue bucket is slightly smaller than the HD orange bucket so that they nest nicely for storage and don't get jammed together. Consider it "color coding."
by sansouci
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 6 at the end of summer
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: My 6 at the end of summer

Bobbo,
You're always welcome back.
by sansouci
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 6 at the end of summer
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: My 6 at the end of summer

More, including yours truly
by sansouci
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 6 at the end of summer
Replies: 3
Views: 371

My 6 at the end of summer

It's early October and the best time to be in Southampton. Summer crowds are gone and the sky is beautiful. Vineyards are harvesting the grapes for our local wines. We're getting ready for Halloween pumpkins. Late in the day the color is near-golden. The car is bronzit-beige and has never been respr...
by sansouci
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1986 628CSi Restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 1937

Re: 1986 628CSi Restoration

I suggest Dynamat for soundproofing. It's not lightweight are there are other similar products available.
by sansouci
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Personal Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 642

Re: Personal Steering Wheel

Does the center button become the horn?
by sansouci
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop Lights
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Shop Lights

I am converting my T12 4' fluorescent lighting to LED. Costco has them for $39.99. The benefits are no flickering or dimming when we get to the chill of winter and they won't need new ballasts every few years. The new ones have 4000K color temperature, 4000 lumens and consume 52 watts. This compares...
by sansouci
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Ralph in Socal
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Ralph in Socal

+1 for Ralph
by sansouci
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 41
Views: 7069

Re: My 6'er

Over the weekend with great weather, I had a mascot / observer
by sansouci
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 791
Views: 129854

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

OnTheFritz wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:22 pm
I'm always late to post my updates, but this past weekend I did my engine and transmission fluid services!

What tranny fluid did you use?
by sansouci
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Anyone having trouble staying logged in?
Replies: 16
Views: 968

Re: Anyone having trouble staying logged in?

I'm having trouble too!
by sansouci
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 41
Views: 7069

Re: My 6'er

The interior needed some work so I've started a Leatherique treatment to my Pearl Beige seats. I guess most of the crud that comes off with the rejuvenator is actually oxidized dye rather than sweat or soiling. As to the steering wheel, after the Leatherique, what is the best stuff to redo the black...
by sansouci
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: E24 London
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: E24 London

Stance appears to be non-stock. Do you know what changes were made?
by sansouci
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rear Muffler Delete
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: Rear Muffler Delete

Welcome back Greg!
by sansouci
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1979 635csi Euro M90 5 Spd -must sell-MAKE OFFER
Replies: 25
Views: 2195

Re: 1979 635csi Euro M90 5 Spd

Post the last 7 of the VIN to help the potential buyers