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by Mike W.
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: brushable body color paint
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: brushable body color paint

If you can get oil based paints where you are the local hardware store may be able to help. The one here in town seems to mix stuff and some of their metal paints even come in a "base" not a color. Rustoleum or similar. I know you specifically mentioned brushing, but a compressorless option is the P...
by Mike W.
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Replacing valve adjustment eccentric?
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Replacing valve adjustment eccentric?

Pretty basic, don't drop anything and don't overtighten that 10MM nut, fine threads strip easily.
by Mike W.
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ATF Leaking Bad
Replies: 9
Views: 94

Re: ATF Leaking Bad

Oil leaks like that you just have to clean them up then keep a close eye on where they start leaking from. Remember the power steering uses ATF too, so it, the related hoses and even the steering box are all suspects. Clean it up, drive it for half an hour and take a look. If not then, check tomorro...
by Mike W.
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Different shocks for front and rear
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Different shocks for front and rear

I've often run different brands F and R. Always seems to be KYBs on one end and Bilsteins on the other. No issues that I could tell although I might not be as sensitive to it as some. Never had a problem with the spring coming off the seat either, it might be undriveable if it did, going over a bump...
by Mike W.
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Valve adjusting mechanism.
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Valve adjusting mechanism.

Well the eccentric could wear, are you out of adjustment room? More likely is either the valve tip is cupped making measurement difficult, in which case some have done it at the cam, which is a smaller number, not the same, or the cam wasn't in the right spot when adjusting it. I would revisit the a...
by Mike W.
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ZF 3HP22 - goes then stops after 5 mins
Replies: 16
Views: 2296

Re: ZF 3HP22 - goes then stops after 5 mins

garyinwestoz wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:22 am
I looked at my photos of the reinstallation - and I seem to have installed them all facing upwards ! fancy that.
As an amateur who has been inside an A/T just a couple of times, you can't take too many pictures of the process or make too many notes.
by Mike W.
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ZF 3HP22 - goes then stops after 5 mins
Replies: 16
Views: 2296

Re: ZF 3HP22 - goes then stops after 5 mins

The ZF3HP22 is the most common A/T in E12s, but not many people work on them themselves. This is the best I can do, image wise. I do have a 62 page manual on 3HP22's for Peugeots that I could email to you if you want, I obviously can't post all 62 pages. I doubt there would be much difference in ass...
by Mike W.
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Turbo E12
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Turbo E12

The late 80s 3.5 is probably the best candidate for a stock turbo, the heads rarely crack and the head gasket design makes it slightly less likely to blow a HG. They used to be everywhere and dirt cheap but as E28s have become rare and collectable, not to much. But even a stock low compression 3.5 i...
by Mike W.
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Turbo E12
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Turbo E12

Really intended more for E28s, but TCD is still making them I believe. Not cheap, but HP for BMWs doesn't come cheap unfortunately.

http://turbochargingdynamics.com/?wpsc_ ... tegory=m30
by Mike W.
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Center driveshaft support bracket removal on an Automatic?
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Center driveshaft support bracket removal on an Automatic?

It's on there pretty tight, you'll be driving it off, not sliding it off, so yes, you'll have to pull the driveshaft. The driveshaft is easy, it's the exhaust that you have to remove to get to the driveshaft that's the hard part.
by Mike W.
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: difficult or PITA bolts etc - for amusement!
Replies: 12
Views: 1993

Re: difficult or PITA bolts etc - for amusement!

Ya and very true about the light. Its a constant source of irritation when Im working on the car. Between poor light and needing different/ new glasses I'm using the brail mechanics method half the time. :D Yep, the first time I did a heater valve I didn't need glasses and I'm not even sure I used ...
by Mike W.
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: windscreen install - FAQ needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: windscreen install - FAQ needed

Mike I can edit the original post - where abouts in the writeup ought this sealant stuff go. Ive added a * in the first step as my thought. Im kinda unsure when the goo ought to go in , given the requirement of using a bit of rope to get the channel lips to lock over the metal flange on the chassi ...
by Mike W.
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: windscreen install - FAQ needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: windscreen install - FAQ needed

528i-1981 wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:31 am
Mike W. wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:48 pm For installing the lockstrip I use cream waterless hand cleaner. Slick as snot but water soluble so it just hoses off.
Genius.
Not my idea, it's something I saw somebody use long ago, but yes, Genius.
by Mike W.
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: windscreen install - FAQ needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1205

Re: windscreen install - FAQ needed

Good, but missing a critical step. You need to inject sealant between at least the body and the rubber, that's what the big blue book says, but I also do it between the glass and the rubber. The original stuff is kind of a non hardening putty. Use 3M 08509. It's gooey and sticky and you'll end up we...
by Mike W.
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch

A second on Schmiedmann. A couple of years ago I needed E brake cables on the E12 and while they were about even on price as the cheapest US supplier I found, they got here quicker! Excellent service and they do respond to questions in English even.