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by T.Hanson
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sticky front right brake
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Sticky front right brake

The calipers, pistons are basically very simple. Remember the Dot 4 fluid attracts water over time, to cause the sticking, light rust, aggravation. That said, rebuilding the system is not that terrible. More an exercise in patience dealing with the fluid's excellent paint removing qualities. Of cour...
by T.Hanson
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sticky front right brake
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Sticky front right brake

A trick to get the pistons out of the calipers : Remove the calipers from their mounting brackets while still connected to the lines. Free of the rotors, pumping the pedal will allow the pistons to leave the cylinders easier than dealing with compressed air in the line connectors. Should any of the ...
by T.Hanson
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Looking for a single Alpina wheel rim....
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Looking for a single Alpina wheel rim....

No replies,... so, you must know of Ebay. Next, without a photo, guessing you mean the stock factory spoke wheel, Alpina style, not an actual Alpina which were 15". Last, unless a member enlightens me, I see the only tires available for 14" wheels these days are grocery getters. No more performance ...
by T.Hanson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Test '79 aux air valve
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Test '79 aux air valve

Thank you for the quick reply. Who cares, the A/C in all my cars has never worked, been charged with the old freon, whatever. The windows and sunroof have worked fine. The answer to my question seems to be,... there is no bench test. If I want to check the two extra parts units off the shelf it's go...
by T.Hanson
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Test '79 aux air valve
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Test '79 aux air valve

As the engine starts and gets up to temp the piston valve opens,draws back, to allow normal air flow. Is there a way to bench test the piston is free to move,...working properly, without swapping in the entire contraption ?
by T.Hanson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: I screwed up...forgot I had drained the coolant!
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: I screwed up...forgot I had drained the coolant!

Welcome to trouble shooting. Tracing a battery drain happened to me. Turned out just to be the battery, left in the below zero limbo you know. Offering a heads up to that end, low key, no panic, and you are probably aware. Not driving the car for an extended period invites a list of potential proble...
by T.Hanson
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Find rear license brackets.
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Find rear license brackets.

Sounds excellent. t.r.hanson@comcast.net.
by T.Hanson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: I screwed up...forgot I had drained the coolant!
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: I screwed up...forgot I had drained the coolant!

Welcome to the club. " I shoulda," kept careful notes, on oil changes dates... how things go back together by assembling the parts... My first step would be the heat light, if it works, did it illuminate ? What's done is done, follow the FAC for draining the coolant from the system, radiator, and re...
by T.Hanson
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Find rear license brackets.
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Find rear license brackets.

NLA from dealer, and so far, anywhere else. Maybe a member knows of a junk yard ?
by T.Hanson
Thu May 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Windscreen wiper parts
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Windscreen wiper parts

Do we have a source for the large hex nuts with the collars on one side ?

The collar is necessary for the top black plastic cap to snap over.
by T.Hanson
Thu May 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: '81 windscreen wipers

One year later. Do we have a source for the large hex nuts that have the collar ring on one side ?

The ring is important for the top black plastic shaft cover to snap over.
by T.Hanson
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E12 Project help needed - e28 rear end swap
Replies: 20
Views: 1553

Re: E12 Project help needed - e28 rear end swap

People are crazy, and I am a people. My question would be why your dream E12,... never mind.

Patience, persistence, piles of money, someday you will have your E12, 28, 34, M52TUB25, e46, reliable daily driver/performance "toy. "

Effing nuts. No offense.
by T.Hanson
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Looking for Trunk Heck Spoiler (Alpina, M)
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Looking for Trunk Heck Spoiler (Alpina, M)

So you know a club member reads and cares,... KSK distributing used to be the place to buy ( Vintage ) Alpina parts, but I see time has apparently emptied their shelves. Maybe contact them for any future hope. Otherwise, perhaps you know there were alternative choices for rear spoilers : Factory BMW...
by T.Hanson
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: I know of an 86 M car that was raced and parked years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: I know of an 86 M car that was raced and parked years ago

Such things as dreams are made of,... " Fit nicely," will be your call. If you read my recent posts on repairing supposedly simple items like the windscreen wipers, your mind set going in pretty much has to be on patience and doing whatever it takes until the job is done.
by T.Hanson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: '81 windscreen wipers

Final report from a boomer. Age adjusted definition to now mean fall down and go boom. Curious if any of the six current members posting are kids, less than 60. Time goes by. I am aware my Vintage friends belonging to Vintage Truck, Motorcycle, hot Rod clubs are in the same situations. Eventually (k...