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by Lock
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: No start issue
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: No start issue

Seeing as the work was done by the wheelhouse and I don't believe in coincidences, I would suspect the ignition system. Is it the classic - starts for a second then dies? That means the cold start injector is spraying fuel, but once you stop cranking it stops too, for a second or so of running. Whic...
by Lock
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

Thanks also Patina for a link to the grommets, I forgot to seal those holes up because once the carpet is in you can't see them and I forgot. Possibly because I've been inhaling exhaust fumes. Adam I don't know if you've done the front yet, but once you have the right brackets the back bumper should...
by Lock
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

Hi Adam, yes those definitely look like they've been bent. I couldn't find any photos from my install, but I do have the schematic which prett much shows they should be a right angle to match the profile and support the top and face of the bumper. The bumpers sit directly on top of those two mounts....
by Lock
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

I followed kwyjibo's build when I installed mine. Photobucket is doing that annoying "give us money" blurry thing but you get the idea. https://firstfives.org/phpBB-3.2.1/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5150 I second Patina's opinion the two body mounts may be upside down. Also you'll need to cut off the...
by Lock
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cheap flasher unit replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Cheap flasher unit replacement

Yes the First5 FAQs are still relevant today. Because of them I've checked and cleaned the contacts on the resistor for the fan, and also check if my fuses are getting hot when everything is running and clean the contacts every now and again. These fuses aren't the best design but keep them clean an...
by Lock
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cheap flasher unit replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Cheap flasher unit replacement

I actually found the pictures.. I was driving from the Bay Area to Reno in summer and always take tools for long trips. It was pretty hot around Sacramento and the AC just stopped working, I found while the front fan was running, the compressor was not clicking on, and with my multimeter found the d...
by Lock
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cheap flasher unit replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Cheap flasher unit replacement

My original flasher unit finally died and I wasn't keen to pay the $150+ price of a new one, so I looked around and found the e28 unit has the same pinouts minus one, and can be had for $20 or so. The website for Werhle even lists the schematics and various models. https://www.wehrle-electronics.com...
by Lock
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

PatinaBeforePolish wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Regular steel wool will rust in a day. Try stainless steel wool or brass wool.
My bad, meant to state that yes I used stainless steel for the rust resistance definitely. I'd still keep an eye on it, but brass wool sounds like it might be an even better idea.
by Lock
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

I had heard that, plus it would make the Fresh Air smell good. I will try it.

I just know that area gets wet and is designed as a gutter so I wanted something that wouldn't wash away in the water, but also wouldn't rust. I'll keep an eye on it, but supposedly it shouldn't rust very quickly.
by Lock
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Oil Pressure Light Always On
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Oil Pressure Light Always On

That's a tough one. The counter box just counts the speedometer cable turns, and eventually turns on the light after (I forget how many) amount of miles to indicate that the O2 sensor needs to be replaced, so it's really just a mileage indicator and even though PO removed emissions, I'd guess it got...
by Lock
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Motronic 1.3 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1172

Re: Motronic 1.3 conversion

Thanks! I'm pretty happy. I'm having fun with this car and it's good to share with people who understand the car and the passion. I'll see if this starter can be repaired, or just put the old one back. Then tidy up the wiring, and it will be ready for daily duties again despite winter. I'll also loo...
by Lock
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Block rodents from your fresh air intake

I posted a while ago rodents got into my intake last summer and started nesting in the blower fan. I cleaned it out then but while I was doing my EFI project I wanted to guarantee it wouldn't happen again. I read that to stop rodents in buildings you can use stainless steel wool because they can't c...
by Lock
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Motronic 1.3 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 1172

Re: Motronic 1.3 conversion

I'll jump straight to it - It lives! A video: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87580745@N02/48939571558/ And another. that's not a stumble - I gave it a bit, and then a bit more https://www.flickr.com/photos/87580745@N02/48939671698/ Life got in the way this month, but last weekend I spend most of the ...
by Lock
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Heater hose replacement options
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Heater hose replacement options

Wanted to make an easy to find post about heater hose options. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48825055567_5d0e9a1990_c.jpg The steel heater hose tube under the manifold is likely rusty after 40 years even in a well-maintained car, as of Oct 2019 they list at around $250. I've found a reasonable...
by Lock
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Oil Pressure Light Always On
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Oil Pressure Light Always On

Do you also have the "oxygen sensor" light in the middle cluster above the center vents? The oil pressure signal is also connected to that, so that it comes on to test. That wire comes out from on the firewall near the pedal assembly and down under the drivers side frame rail to the counter box. It ...