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by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: Cylinder head

I've used this service multiple times. Quick turn around, installs new rubber lines and only $17.50 plus shipping per injector. He also provides a before and after flow chart. https://www.mrinjector.us/ And from experience while you're in there you may as well order new seals, the insulating tabs, b...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: Cylinder head

I've used this service multiple times. Quick turn around, installs new rubber lines and only $17.50 plus shipping per injector. He also provides a before and after flow chart. https://www.mrinjector.us/ And from experience while you're in there you may as well order new seals, the insulating tabs, b...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation

My favorite radio:

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by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: BMW Cloth Upholstery Material Width?
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: BMW Cloth Upholstery Material Width?

Rooting through the Wallothnesch catalog they show a width of 1400 mm for vinyl which is 55" if that's any reassurance.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: Cylinder head

Always surprises on these somewhere around 40 year old cars. You can get carried away with the "while I'm in there" approach and may find a few more surprises. Hopefully it's not your only car... Removing the cylinder head is pretty easy, just a matter of removing intake and exhaust components and k...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

That's exactly how I attached my front bracket as well Lock. And now I wish I had taken pics along the way but of course I wanted to do the work and not spend time with a camera! The front brackets have a tab used to secure the horns on the euro models. The tab will have to be cut off if present. A ...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

They look like the wrong brackets and they're bent. When building a house, the foundation must be level and square otherwise poor measurements magnify into problems. I found assembling and mounting euro bumpers using new parts required a fair amount of adjusting - I would just order the correct new ...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

Adam, Sounds like the brackets could be upside down? Do the outer bumper sections line up with the holes in the rear quarters? One fender hole is used when attaching the forward bumper edge to the body, the other larger hole is not used. This would indicate if it's not positioned correctly to the bo...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brakes and calipers
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Brakes and calipers

Hey people, how are you? So i've been looking around here, and many other places, but couldnt find many info about the brakes, as I needed. The other topic I've opened helped a lot - thanks to everyone that took part there :D - but i still have some crucial doubts With that in mind, I would like to...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Front Seat Cushion
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Front Seat Cushion

Our own PatinaBeforePolish posted in the current E12 B.A.T. auction discussion that front seat bottom cushions are NLA from BMW. World Upholstery has them listed on their web site. Has anyone purchased a cushion from them? Thanks, Cory I contacted World Upholstery and they have no e12 seat cushions...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Whelp...it looks like I may have a spun bearing!
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Whelp...it looks like I may have a spun bearing!

Drats! And right in the middle of the fall driving season. I have an 87k mile engine in my parts car if you’re interested. About 100 miles from you in southeast Pa.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Regular steel wool will rust in a day. Try stainless steel wool or brass wool.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Apparently Irish Spring soap shavings are quite effective in repelling the little buggers.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Always check your oil banjo bolts!
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Always check your oil banjo bolts!

Those are single use washers and the current hollow bolts from BMW have thread locker pre-applied. About 8 bucks per assembly, cheap insurance.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: CFM of radiator fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: CFM of radiator fan?

I used a Spal purchased from Summit. They have a nice selection and also carry a wiring kit with relay - made the install much easier. Included in the instructions are how to add a switch for manual operation. https://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/spal-electric-fans?tw=electric%20fans&sw=...