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by Falkenberg
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Running hot when cold
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Today my fan dug in to my radiator when accelerating to 6k rpm while coupled.
So I think I'll give the upgrade to viscous coupling a try, after I manage to find a new rad.
by Falkenberg
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: stuck clutch on a '79 528i
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

I know that this was a frequent issue on the 2002. People would even store them with the clutch pedal pushed in. - if it would happen to me - and assuming that the mechanism is actually still working, I'd try to break it loose on a piece of empty road by accelerating hard with the clutch pressed.. N...
by Falkenberg
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Temperature guage to low on M10 518
Replies: 3
Views: 1960

I had this issue on my M10 once, turned out that the head or water outlet was not grounded.
by Falkenberg
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:54 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dashboard directional indicator flasher lamp goes out.
Replies: 9
Views: 3907

tlake wrote:Just found out the dash bulb is fine. I put the hazard warning
So it must be the turn signal stalk, or wiring to it.
No, I don't think so.
by Falkenberg
Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Dashboard directional indicator flasher lamp goes out.
Replies: 9
Views: 3907

Re: Dashboard directional indicator flasher lamp goes out.

Some said that it is a worn flasher relay, I found out that good bulbs, good electrical connections and also charging voltage in my car makes the difference between working / not working. Or pressing the brake pedal or not...
by Falkenberg
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Pertronix Ignition?
Replies: 19
Views: 8815

At least maintenance should be less frequent.
by Falkenberg
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Running hot when cold
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Well the original clutch was in there from 1976 up to 2012, that would be 36 years, and covering 2 or 3 hundreds of thousands of kilometers. Not exactly what I would call a weak design. I've seen several newer viscous models go wrong - but I see their advantage, they always apply some torque to the ...
by Falkenberg
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Running hot when cold
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Gradually.
I was thinking that maybe if the rows near the fan clutch would clog up, that might these kinds of issues..?
Clutch seems to work fine as long as it actually receives heat. I might test this with a heat gun now that I think of it..?
by Falkenberg
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Starter motor not disengaging - how to remove starter ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4254

Mike W. wrote:B35 starters from E32/E34 cars are gear reduction.
Never thought of that, so that is why they at least seem more powerful.

At least partly. I believe they are rated at 1.4 Kw as opposed to 1.2 Kw, but gear reduction plays a part.
by Falkenberg
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:10 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Running hot when cold
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Running hot when cold

This year I've put the original engine in the car - a 528 evil Zenith carb e12. And I have a strange cooling issue. When it was hot outside, the engine would warm up, the thermostat would open, temperature would raise a bit more, a bit over the first line above the middle. Just enough to panic me. B...
by Falkenberg
Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Remedy for hackjob de-smog?
Replies: 12
Views: 4868

That part was so obvious that I did not even mention it :)
by Falkenberg
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Remedy for hackjob de-smog?
Replies: 12
Views: 4868

He said he wanted M1.3 for fuel only, not spark. Spoiler alert: You can't use M1.3 for fuel only. You need references from both the crank and #6 spark plug wire to fire the injectors, which IS spark(ignition). You would want two DMEs, two harnesses in the engine compartment, etc? Why would you? It ...
by Falkenberg
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: cigarette lighter and rear defrost not working
Replies: 8
Views: 3859

If you have a multimeter, it should be easy to check the voltage on the rear window, there is a spade connector on each side of the window.
You can also measure the voltage in the lighter. I believe I had an issue once with the ground cable falling off of it.
by Falkenberg
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: How to tighten side reversing mirrors? (1976 530i)
Replies: 4
Views: 2511

Observe drawing in link below: http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E12/Europe/528-M30/L-M/may1976/browse/vehicle_trim/outside_mirror/ There should be a small screw (part# 7) on the base of the mirror, covered by the rubber seal #5. If you undo that screw, you should be able to take off the mirror and ...
by Falkenberg
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fan belt and various other problems
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

That looks like an AC console to me. If an E12 has AC, it is not integrated at all in the heating system. Right knob is rear defroster in my no AC equipped car. On A I believe I have the cigarette lighter.