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Re: My 6'er

Post by songzunhuang » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:37 pm

sansouci wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:05 pm
Here's the wrapped indicator
Whoa, you went all out on that!
I went through several versions before I had one that actually worked well. I didn't do all the modifications like you. I just kept swapping parts! Hopefully this is something you'll never have to mess with again.

And BTW, I ain't that young, just determined! LOL.
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Song Huang
1984 633CSi
Last 7 of VIN: 6997383

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Re: My 6'er

Post by sansouci » Thu May 17, 2018 12:45 pm

Does anyone have a purchase list to refresh the washer system, particularly the length of the tubing and the number of Oetiker clamps. My chariot is a 1984 633Csi (US version) with NO headlight washing system. Realoem only shows the item # but no quantity.
-Ken
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84 E24 633Csi Auto, Bronzit/PearlBeige 6997510
93 E32 740il M60 Auto, Alpenweis/Ultramarine
60 535i M30 5-speed Green/Beige (crushed)
71 240Z 4-speed White/Blue (rusty & sold)
65 396 Chevelle 4-speed, Marina Blue/Black (stolen)

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Re: My 6'er

Post by ericono » Thu May 17, 2018 1:05 pm

Ken,

What ever happened to your A/C plans? Did you find an aluminum evaporator (if so, from where) or end up reusing the e24 copper one?

Thanks,

Eric
'85 M635, '00 528iT, '98 Z3

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Re: My 6'er

Post by sansouci » Thu May 17, 2018 2:10 pm

Eric,
I bought a cross-flow condenser and my next task is going to remove/rebuild the compressor. Weather just got nice enough to work outdoors on my back. I'm not planning to remove the evaporator unless when all is buttoned up and recharged, I'm left with no other choice. I guess I should also look for an aluminum evaporator for my "Plan B"
Thanks for keeping tabs on my sloooow progress.
--Ken
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84 E24 633Csi Auto, Bronzit/PearlBeige 6997510
93 E32 740il M60 Auto, Alpenweis/Ultramarine
60 535i M30 5-speed Green/Beige (crushed)
71 240Z 4-speed White/Blue (rusty & sold)
65 396 Chevelle 4-speed, Marina Blue/Black (stolen)

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Re: My 6'er

Post by ericono » Thu May 17, 2018 2:35 pm

No worries, my middle name is "slow progress". If you saw my Projects thread, I have let my poor car sit for something like 2 years. Like you, I am back on it and the A/C is one thing I will be tackling as well so I am looking for as much helpful info as I can get.

Keep working on it and enjoy the journey,

Eric
'85 M635, '00 528iT, '98 Z3

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Re: My 6'er

Post by songzunhuang » Thu May 31, 2018 8:25 am

ericono wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 2:35 pm
No worries, my middle name is "slow progress". If you saw my Projects thread, I have let my poor car sit for something like 2 years. Like you, I am back on it and the A/C is one thing I will be tackling as well so I am looking for as much helpful info as I can get.

Keep working on it and enjoy the journey,

Eric
I completely rebuilt my A/C system and it works a charm. This weekend it was showing 100 degrees in San Jose, California as I drove 140 miles round trip to pick up a new wheel. That's another story. Bottom line is that my A/C blew cold and kept the inside of the car comfortable the whole trip.

Look in my project thread to see all the gory details of my A/C rebuild. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Last 7 of VIN: 6997383

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Re: My 6'er

Post by sansouci » Thu May 31, 2018 9:54 pm

Song,
I admire your energy and "get 'er done" commitment. You mentioned in a recent post you've just celebrated your 25th. Big congrats. My honey and I are going on 31yrs. Only my 6'er is older.
I followed your A/C refresh but i have to solve a rear suspension problem first (new diff mount and replace a swing arm- thanks Ralph for sourcing that one!)
--Ken
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84 E24 633Csi Auto, Bronzit/PearlBeige 6997510
93 E32 740il M60 Auto, Alpenweis/Ultramarine
60 535i M30 5-speed Green/Beige (crushed)
71 240Z 4-speed White/Blue (rusty & sold)
65 396 Chevelle 4-speed, Marina Blue/Black (stolen)

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