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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:28 pm

It's been a while since the Hack Mechanic posted about E24's, but here's his new post about helping a friend sell his uncommon '88. Part 2 to follow soon.

https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/selling- ... ark-part-i
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SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:02 pm

"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:54 pm

After a hiatus, Rob is back to writing about sharks. Here's the latest installment, with hopefully more to come soon:

https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/there%E2 ... e-free-car
"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by wattsmonkey » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:45 pm

Really enjoyed that, thanks for sharing
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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:08 am

Part 1 of an awaited series on A/C:

https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/conditio ... h-overview
"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:17 pm

"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:33 pm

"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:55 pm

"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:32 pm

Part 5: Selecting and mounting the fan

https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/conditio ... unting-fan
"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:11 pm

"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:45 pm

Part 7: Preparing For The Evaporator Installation

https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/conditio ... stallation
"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:05 pm

"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:18 pm

Part 9 (mislabeled as part XI): Installing The Evaporator Assembly

https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/conditio ... r-assembly
"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:44 pm

Part 10: Making And Installing The Hoses

https://www.bmwcca.org/roundel/conditio ... ling-hoses
"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:51 pm

"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by MrsBee » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:12 am

Ken, if you need a hotline to Rob, I've got it. We've been correcting each others grammar since, well, a few years ago. He's a solid guy, love him to death.

On a side note, if you like his hack mechanic shenanigans, you'll love him as a singer songwriter. Check him out!

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by hornhospital » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:38 am

Well, by golly and gosh darn it! Look who showed up! Hi Nikki!

Rob and I have been emailing each other for a while now. Mostly I harass him about the weekly Roundel article (compliments 99% of the time, rarely correction or complaint).

Which reminds me....my wife asked what I wanted for Christmas. I think Rob's books "Ran When Parked", and "Mechanical Ignition Handbook" are what I want. I was going to buy the "Ran..." book earlier, but then found out I needed surgery (all done/all better now) so the book purchase got put on the back burner. I already have the "Memoirs...." and "European Ignition" books (excellent, both of them).
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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by MrsBee » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 pm

Seriously, Ken, you're such a cool cat, I wouldn't doubt if Rob would send you an autographed copy if you asked nice. Really.

Or...us here on the big coupe forum could kick in a few bits and get you one.

Or...you can just wait until my next book comes out.

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by baders » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:28 am

Just a bump and also a big thank you to Rob for putting these articles together. Very thorough and informative.

I will be tackling the A/C on LOCUTUS in the near future and these pieces are invaluable.
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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by PTFunk » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:47 pm

"Sabine": '88 M6 Royalblau/Silber
SLS delete, Wizard Cooling radiator, BavAuto Strut bar, M-Technik steering wheel, Conforti chip

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Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

Post by sansouci » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:57 am

Between Rob and Songhuang, there is a wealth of information on the 6's A/C system....Thanks guys!
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