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by REman
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Water Pump Type?
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Water Pump Type?

hey thanks for the tip, that's what I thought too and a little surprised because it is an '81 model and should have had the spin on which I've heard is the newer better design.
by REman
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Water Pump Type?
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Water Pump Type?

Was wondering if anyone can tell me if this type water pump is considered with threaded hub or without? Need to order water pump and Rock Auto confusing me.
It's from my '81 E12, thanks.

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by REman
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vanishing coolant discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Vanishing coolant discovered

So decided it had to be the heater core after replacing the lower heater hose and monitoring the leak. The picture below pretty much confirms after the deep dive of taking out the center council, evaporator housing, glove compartment and ultimately the heater housing to get to the heater core. What ...
by REman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vanishing coolant discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Vanishing coolant discovered

Now that you say that, it did feel like a foam gasket and really doesn't make sense that it could seal water under pressure. I will need to check further to see where the leak is coming from, thanks.
by REman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vanishing coolant discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: Vanishing coolant discovered

Sorry it is the #6... 64111365809.
by REman
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vanishing coolant discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Vanishing coolant discovered

Hello, Just discovered today the mystery to my vanishing coolant. Checked the floor of the drivers side and realized coolant soaked carpet at gas pedal , first thinking it was the dreaded heater water valve but that was totally dry to touch. Couldn't see any other area where it was coming from so I ...
by REman
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Front Left Brake Caliper
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Front Left Brake Caliper

Thanks for the heads up T. Turns out was able to finally loosen the the last 2 pistons the second and third day after loading them up with wd-40 and letting them sit overnight x 2. Rebuild successful so far even though I did chew up the outer portion of the face of the pistons a bit from the vise gr...
by REman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Front Left Brake Caliper
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Front Left Brake Caliper

Been waiting over 3 months for a rebuilt and still not available. Been checking all the websites (and double checking) with no luck yet. Not ready to pay nearly $400 for new one. So I ordered a rebuild kit and took a chance at my first attempt to rebuild. Was able to air compress 2 of the 4 pistons ...
by REman
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Rear Shock Boots
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Rear Shock Boots

Hi All, Last week I noticed my rear shock rubber boots have disintegrated, literally and have crumbled off on one side. I have Boge shocks that are close to 20 years old but still good as they don't leak and still provide a good ride (no rocking or clunking). My question is can I use KYB-SB107 boots...
by REman
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Master Window Switch Replace (one switch)?
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Very helpful information, especially with the pics. I see now how I may be able to swap one out. I have some extra working switches lying around so I will give it a try.

Thanks so much for taking time out for reply and the pics!!
by REman
Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Master Window Switch Replace (one switch)?
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Master Window Switch Replace (one switch)?

I have a sticky electric window switch in the drivers master switch, and was wondering if anyone has ever replaced just one of them?

Doesn't seem possible but thought I'd ask.
by REman
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Steering Column U Joint
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Funny you mention that Ron, went and bought one pressure bleeder from Harbor Freight and worked like crap! Caused me more time than using the pedal to flush out the fluid/air. Needless to say I took back the $25 piece of junk LOL. Btw noticeable difference after replacing that flex disc...much bette...
by REman
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Steering Column U Joint
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Would not have guessed that about the spring being a ground hmm, Ron, I have done most of the thing you suggested about 5 years ago. Anyway have put it all back together and all went on easier than it came off. Just kept the servo as I found it without the filter. Seems to work fine as before so not...
by REman
Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Steering Column U Joint
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Decided the only way I was getting to it was to remove the brake booster. Thanks Ron Dwyer! Removed and as you can see in pretty bad shape. Not so sure I didn't rip it up further removing those old lock nuts, anyway it's done and I'm getting ready to install the new one. While waiting for the part I...
by REman
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Steering Column U Joint
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

I was hoping to avoid removing the master cylinder and brake booster. I'm thinking I may have to have it done from underneath up on a lift. I tried it on my back but had no luck.

The part is still available $22.95 at Bav Auto.