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by Jcat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel Gauge Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Fuel Gauge Problem

Eric. i need a sanity check. (Stop laughing now). Go to your car. Look at your fuel gauge. Turn the engine on so the needle registers your fuel level (must have engine on). then turn engine off. watch carefully to see if your needle pauses on its way to the final stop which is below the amber lens i...
by Jcat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel Gauge Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Fuel Gauge Problem

'81 528i: Recently, I noticed that my fuel gauge was off by about 1/4 of a tan. It now shows a level higher by 1/4 than it actually is. I replaced the sender unit, as I thought it was surely the culprit. No so. Currently the tank is very low. But the needle shows 1/4 tank when the engine is running....
by Jcat
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP with Blower Fan Dial
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: HELP with Blower Fan Dial

Hey Mike. I just now saw your post. I wound up shooting some CRC C-26 in the dial edge area hoping it would flow down, and it did. I had to blot as you would expect. but it did not take much and it is a whole lot better. I still want to follow through with your more thorough approach, but did not ha...
by Jcat
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP Sliding Roof
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: HELP Sliding Roof

T... I sent you a Private Message to see if I could phone you to go over some of the finer points of this job. My new parts are in and I am dying to get my sun roof repaired, but after removing those nuts, the lid still does not come out. Apparently, there are other steps to follow and I dont want t...
by Jcat
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP Sliding Roof
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: HELP Sliding Roof

My roof is both a sliding AND tilting roof. Not a particularly insignificant detail to omit from my post. The removal process is different here and the shop manual is vague at best. Wallace... Hanson... any ideas guys?
by Jcat
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP Sliding Roof
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: HELP Sliding Roof

OK... LETS try a new question... so can anyone tell me how to remove the sun roof lid itself? Please... I am desperate!
by Jcat
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP with Blower Fan Dial
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: HELP with Blower Fan Dial

NEVER MIND: No sooner do i post and than do I fix it. took a monkey wrench and rubber skin to gently get leverage on turning it. But I did get it free. So, ...As you were.
by Jcat
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP with Blower Fan Dial
Replies: 6
Views: 398

HELP with Blower Fan Dial

Mine is frozen. I cannot turn it. Should I try to just squirt some silicone lube in behind it? What do you think is causing it to be so hard to turn the dial? what could be binding it up?
by Jcat
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP Sliding Roof
Replies: 6
Views: 320

HELP Sliding Roof

I have a broken "gate holder" so my roof sinks in the back when closed. Can someone tell me how to replace this? I sure hope I dont have to remove the entire lid... thoughts?
by Jcat
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Wheel Bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Help with Wheel Bearings

Please DO keep me posted!
by Jcat
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Leather care
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Leather care

these look outstanding! When you use the plastic, always reuse the same bag since there is Leathique already on the inside of the bag it will assist in possibly absorbing more. (thats probably what you did anyway, I'm sure)
by Jcat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Wheel Bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Help with Wheel Bearings

I just contacted my local BMW dealer after speaking with Turner about the CD. It is NLA anywhere in the world. Turner's system is different from the dealer system, as Turner rep told me. The non-dealer system has been down for weeks and therefore they have no idea what is available and what is not. ...
by Jcat
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Wheel Bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Help with Wheel Bearings

I've got several manuals and none of them list that volume. For future reference something that may be of interest is the factory manual online. Do note the nominal values and specifications tab, it's easy to focus on the model and miss it. https://www.bmwtechinfo.com/repair/main/index.htm Thanks a...
by Jcat
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Wheel Bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Help with Wheel Bearings

Yes, I most surely did, and I am still working on it, a bit ashamed to admit. But I decided to tear it all out including the exhaust and put all new stock BMW parts in... as best I can find them. Also, I later discovered that you torque the castle nut to 24 ft lbs before backing it off so the races ...
by Jcat
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Wheel Bearings
Replies: 11
Views: 508

Re: Help with Wheel Bearings

Thanks for the input. Soooo how much do you pack into the cap?