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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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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)
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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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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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Re: My 6'er

Post by sansouci » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:49 pm

Got some motivation (not a lot to be sure) but the broken stud on the pitman arm has been bugging me. Tried drilling with a screw extractor, but so far, no-go. Next up will be heat, maybe with a MAPP torch.
So that aside, I thought I'd refresh (my wife asked what that meant...."Changing stuff that ain't broke") my rear sway bar links and bushings along with replacing the 2011 fuel filter. This is in anticipation of new shocks and struts later on.
With the new links in hand, I realized I needed some advice as the new ends are not shrunken and shriveled like the old ones. Tried silicon spray and used a socket that would urge the rubber bushing over the sway bar. NADA. Should I be using grease? Boiling water? Deadblow hammer? Is there a special tool? I'm a sucker for special purpose tools in any case.

The two pics of the OEM vs Lemfoerder links shows that the Lems are truly BMW OEM as on the side where the BMW logo/name was machined off.
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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 sansouci » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 pm

Those of you who have a lift at your house are truly blessed. The time and aggravation savings are priceless. But I digress.

Below is the offending broken bolt. All manner of lubricants including PB were tried. I may have to go to the ultimate solution. Ralph sold me a swing arm but that is a last resort.

Any idea of the length of fuel hose I'm going to need for the pump to filter to main hard line replacement? Tomorrow I will get under it with a tape to confirm but I think I can get away with 1m. HF has this neat set of 4 hose shut off clamps So I will let you know if it is a hit or miss.
I'm in the process of ordering new Cocomats and the pattern they sent needs some modification to the front (to cover the left foot rest) and the rear (to go under the front seat by about 2 inches.) They are very responsive on the phone but for $250+ shipping, you should expect that. With my Bronzit Beige exterior and beige interior, I'm going with brown and natural inlays (color code #06).
Till next time..
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Sansouci
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 songzunhuang » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:54 am

Hey, I used those HF hose clamps and they worked very well. Funny thing is that I forgot where I put them after the first use and next time I needed clamps, I just used the ones I have lying around for woodwork. They worked too.

Do you do that? Buy tools for one project and then forget where you put them. I have lots of duplicate tools because of that. Lol.

Also I changed my links at some point but I don't recall having to use special tools. It was just a pain in the butt to force them on.

Finally, those bottlecap wheels don't look half bad in your picture. I have my original set that are just lying around since I got new wheels. I may have to get tires on my bottlecap wheels and try them out.
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Last 7 of VIN: 6997383

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Re: My 6'er

Post by sansouci » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:48 am

songzunhuang wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:54 am

Do you do that? Buy tools for one project and then forget where you put them. I have lots of duplicate tools because of that. Lol.

Also I changed my links at some point but I don't recall having to use special tools. It was just a pain in the butt to force them on.
Song, Sometimes it is just easier to buy rather than look for tools. Now the guys who make YouTube toolbox videos are really sick. I am nowhere near that degree of O/C. Regarding the links, I'll just have to use brute force
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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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