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by Jcat
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery

Not sure I understand. So you saying that from the tranny to Shorty out the back of the Speedo is one long cable now? ...and the bracket where Nr2 and 3 join is bypassed? If so, I cannot find a part number for such a cable because they seem to be way too short.
by Jcat
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery
Replies: 4
Views: 56

HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery

I have 3 sections of cable on my 81 528i. First, there is a "Shorty" (about 310mm tip to tip) coming out of the back of the Speedo. Shorty connects to a Nr-2 cable just inside of the firewall behind the brake pedal. The other end of Nr-2 makes its connection at a welded bracket where it meets the th...
by Jcat
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch

Particularly when the darn button unscrews! BMW refuses to ship this part to the US. They claim that it was not a stock part for US cars so they wont ship it here, even though they shipped plenty of them to the dealer who installed them when their customers wanted fog lights. It blows me away. I esc...
by Jcat
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch

Back in the early 90's, I stripped a few e12's to cannibalize them for their parts. I seem to recall that the switches burned amber in the center of the little buttons. So, I was surprised to see my new switch arrive from Germany and be green. Maybe the colors were different for different model year...
by Jcat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel Gauge Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

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: 2033

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: 2152

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: 2197

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: 2197

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: 2197

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: 2152

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: 2152

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: 2197

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: 3199

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: 5235

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)