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by JodyStevens
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Braking balance
Replies: 24
Views: 2524

Bias valve is located right above the frame rail below the brake booster on the driver side(assuming LHD). Not sure if they go bad, but they are not serviceable or adjustable.
by JodyStevens
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sway bar front bushing brackets....
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

I just lowered the subframe a bit. I've heard of people doing it without, but it's definitely easier.
by JodyStevens
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Remove power steering belt, start engine o.k. ?
Replies: 3
Views: 520

As long as it's not shared with the water pump or alternator you can remove it for as long as you want. On an m30, it has its own belt iirc.
by JodyStevens
Sat May 21, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Ordering body panels...
Replies: 3
Views: 872

You can order online directly from BMW of South Atlanta.

parts.bmwpartsofsouthatlanta.com

Also check out(comes from Europe):

https://www.wallothnesch.com

If it's a euro car, then you cannot order euro parts through a US dealer, you need to order through a Canadian dealer.
by JodyStevens
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: OEM Locking Gas Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 867

At first I didn't realize how it worked and I couldn't figure out how to open it. Once I figured out that when it spins freely it's locked and when it doesn't spin freely it's unlocked and you just give it a hard turn. So I guess I'll keep it and just have a second set of keys, Or swap all the locks...
by JodyStevens
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: OEM Locking Gas Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Let's use the word," Eccentric," for our strange behaviors. It seems kinder, gentler on us than massive dork or obsessive, compulsive putse. Haha deal. In other news, I destructively disassembled the old gas cap to see how it's together. I'm afraid it's not able to be disassembled. The bottom metal...
by JodyStevens
Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: OEM Locking Gas Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Because it's original to the car and I'm a massive dork when it comes to that stuff. I literally never lock it, but in my mind I know it's there :lol:
by JodyStevens
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: OEM Locking Gas Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 867

OEM Locking Gas Cap

I have a locking gas cap for my car but it's broken. I have a spare one that I want to swap the tumbler with to use with my original key. Has anyone tried to swap them before?
by JodyStevens
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Ron Davis aluminum radiator ...
Replies: 15
Views: 3293

Yikes, hope it's worth it at that price!
by JodyStevens
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Changing fluids, sensibly.
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Not really any point for the oils, they're quite stable. Maybe if they were a decade old, but 3yrs with little miles is nothing. The brake fluid is hydroscopic so yes, I would replace it. Coolant I would replace as well.
by JodyStevens
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro indicators socket??
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Yea sorry about the terrible photos, snapped it quick on my way to work. It's the black plastic housing. Is the chrome version OEM or reproduction?
by JodyStevens
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro indicators socket??
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

Here's what my euros look like from the back. It has a screw which you can see here that holds it together. I don't see a spot for yours to accept a screw. I'll take it apart later and check for part numbers. http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg519/JodyStevens/3B09CC79-674C-4752-8672-7764D4F1221F_...
by JodyStevens
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Leather care
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

It probably didn't work properly for you because you are supposed to sand the top tayer off(gently I might add). That way it can penetrate the leather and then the stuff hardens and re-seals the leather.
by JodyStevens
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro indicators socket??
Replies: 8
Views: 1058

I'll take a look at mine later and report back with pictures.
by JodyStevens
Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fine Tuning: Suspension / Handling / Steering
Replies: 22
Views: 2777

I opened my old steering box to see about rebuilding it. A lot of parts were not available anymore and it is quite complex inside. The needle roller bearings are a bitch to deal with. http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg519/JodyStevens/null_zps23d9014b.jpg I went ahead and bought a low mileage ste...