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by keehn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Heater hose replacement options
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Heater hose replacement options

Lock,

Thank you for sharing :) I've been looking at this for a while now, and have wondered if I needed to fabricate from scratch.

Nice to know I can use an E28 variant.
by keehn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Prepped for surgery
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Prepped for surgery

Hello everyone! I quick refresh: "Eleanor" may have spun a bearing several weeks ago when I was dialing in ignition timing. While I had already planned a full engine rebuild this winter, this project turned from preventative to corrective maintenance. As such, here's Eleanor up on jack stands, bonne...
by keehn
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Whelp...it looks like I may have a spun bearing!
Replies: 3
Views: 199

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

Patina, I'll keep you in mind. However, I had already purchased a reman M30 head and I would really like to keep the original block with Eleanor...if possible that is. If the hardware is too far gone, then I'll reach out to you. I have a 2002 330i I need to fix (EWS-DME sync issue) as it is currentl...
by keehn
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Perhaps brass or stainless soaked with WD-40?
by keehn
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Whelp...it looks like I may have a spun bearing!
Replies: 3
Views: 199

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

Hey everyone. So, what had happened was a couple days ago, I was dialing in the spark timing with a timing light. I had just got the timing dialed in when the engine began stalling (from a steady 1700 RPM) and then died. I turned the engine back over again and heard the dreaded rattling marbles soun...
by keehn
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Always check your oil banjo bolts!
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Always check your oil banjo bolts!

Patina,

It is something I'm considering. I just bought another M30 head that comes with the banjo bolts...but I'll likely purchase the new bolts come rebuild time. This is only intended as a temporary fix until the snow starts falling.
by keehn
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Always check your oil banjo bolts!
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Always check your oil banjo bolts!

This is the first time I've taken the valve cover off since I purchased "Eleanor", and sure enough, the rear banjo bolt was FINGER loose! http://keehncomputer.com/Photos/20191025_140131 (the bolt to the center-left holding the oil rail to the head) http://keehncomputer.com/Photos/20191025_140147 (a ...
by keehn
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Oil Pump piston and compression spring
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Oil Pump piston and compression spring

Joe, This looks to be a "technical update" (TU) to the oil pump design. Clearly, your engine must work fine, so I wonder if the exploded diagram simply shows the pre/post TU by design? It's a head-scratcher to me. Regardless, I'll be doing a complete top and bottom rebuild of my 76 M30B30 this winte...
by keehn
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Oil Pump piston and compression spring
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Oil Pump piston and compression spring

I have not worked on this system, but item 22 looks VERY important. I've shared what the blue service manual has on the oil pump. Note that item 22 is present. http://keehncomputer.com/Photos/20191008_121844.jpeg http://keehncomputer.com/Photos/20191008_121907.jpeg http://keehncomputer.com/Photos/20...
by keehn
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: CFM of radiator fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: CFM of radiator fan?

Belt-driven fans on any engine always suck away horsepower. For example, my diesel class A RV fan robs 20 HP alone! As for the sensor, I plan to use the existing equipment, but I'll have to get the high/low resistance readings of the sensor during normal operating temperatures and either get a temp-...
by keehn
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: CFM of radiator fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 263

CFM of radiator fan?

Hello everyone,

My first tech question in over a decade: Does anyone know the CFM rating of the radiator fan?

I'm asking because I'm thinking of deleting the pulley fan in favor of an electric version, in addition with an E28 radiator.

Thanks!

Mike