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by GripGreg
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sway bar front bushing brackets....
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

Karl, if you haven't conquered your strut tower issue here's what worked for me on my E12/E24 Buster: I have the style where the cross bar is tied to the mounts by bolts so, I unscrewed the cross-member and tightened only the bolt under it. The other two I left a little loosie goosie to make sure ev...
by GripGreg
Mon May 16, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Replacing rear brake pads... Tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 2737

Piston

Then, your piston is frozen in th caliper. Luckily we have the four piston setup per caliper! Eventually, you'll have to rebuild both calipers. Never do just one side! You'll hate the tugging to one side. Does the pad appear to be worn on one end more than the other? Good thing it's on the rear 'cau...
by GripGreg
Sun May 15, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Couple of questions, water temp sensor and power windows
Replies: 10
Views: 4223

Window Switch

Do you have a " child proof" switch in the center of the master panel switch? I forget.
by GripGreg
Sun May 15, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Replacing rear brake pads... Tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 2737

PeterD

Try taking off the brake fluid cap, lay a mechanics rag loosely in place of it so brake fluid doesn't spray everywhere. Then wedge a strong flat head screwdriver between the back of the pad and the piston and slowly, with patience, pry the piston away from the pad enough to release it. You'll have t...
by GripGreg
Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Occassional Starting Problem - Relay?
Replies: 20
Views: 8100

Same thing happened to me and cleaning about ten grounds on both ends made a huge difference! :D
Good luck,,you'll need it to have patience.
Greg
by GripGreg
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fine Tuning: Suspension / Handling / Steering
Replies: 22
Views: 8974

Ron,,don't leave us hangin'! What happened on that date,,,,,no head?? :?
by GripGreg
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fine Tuning: Suspension / Handling / Steering
Replies: 22
Views: 8974

Your five series to me, is the correct car to give you good handling and is comfortable enough to roll with a lady! My Rosallina has stock springs with Bilstein HD's all around. I'm very happy with the feel and I'm an old skool slalom dude! 8) The newer cars just don't give me enough feedback to kno...
by GripGreg
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fine Tuning: Suspension / Handling / Steering
Replies: 22
Views: 8974

Without saying it what Ron means is that if you have polyurethane bushings they will squeak more often than not! Plus they create a more firm ride than comfortable rubber bushings. That's a polite way to say a harder/uglier ride. I recommend rubber replacements for a nice feel. :) Good luck,,,,Greg ...
by GripGreg
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Valve adjustment - rounded nut
Replies: 7
Views: 3411

I was thinking the very same thing. The vise grips may have to be a smaller size but, it's worth a try.
Tell the store what you want to do & they should help you.
by GripGreg
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Manual transmission problem
Replies: 15
Views: 7488

bgriff; I don't believe anyone here would say anything like "I told ya so"! Certainly not me! It's just that it happened to me and I'm passing on my experience. :roll: I love this forum because people share their experiences. The only dumb question is the unasked question. I hope everything works ou...
by GripGreg
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e12 guru's: help wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 5420

If you mean it moves as though it isn't in gear,
I would start small & think about the tranny linkage?
Or maybe the clutch master cylinder? But, I don't think that would
cause the noise. Try the linkage.
by GripGreg
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e12 guru's: help wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 5420

Did you also change the 'center bearing' on the drive shaft when you did the guibo?
Just a guess.
by GripGreg
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Manual transmission problem
Replies: 15
Views: 7488

Are you really sure it isn't the clutch master cylinder?
by GripGreg
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Pertronix Ignition?
Replies: 19
Views: 8839

My bad Ron!! :oops: That's what I meant! :roll: Thanx.
by GripGreg
Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Pertronix Ignition?
Replies: 19
Views: 8839

I believe there's more to it than that but, I'm not sure.
The big dawgs will chime in to help you.