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by cory58
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sport Shock Options
Replies: 19
Views: 2039

Sport Shock Options

It seems that the remaining supply of new front Bilstein B8s for E12s has dried up. Wish I would have bought a set a few months ago when I read Siegel's Roundel column describing how hard is was to find front B8s for his early E24. So what do we do for lowered suspension? My car came with lowering s...
by cory58
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: now it's the starter....
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: now it's the starter....

Its easy peas to get the starter out if you ask me. Go check the tool box in the trunk, the bent wrench you are after is in there. Its two nuts on the starter to get it out, that wrench will reach both. sure its tight, and you can only get maybe a 1/4 turn each time, but once the nuts are started o...
by cory58
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: now it's the starter....
Replies: 3
Views: 659

now it's the starter....

Went to drive the car after fixing the most recent fuel leak (see "ANOTHER leaking injector" thread) and now it won't turn over. Battery is charged. I can hear the starter solenoid click but the starter doesn't move, so it seems like the starter has failed. Thinking about changing the starter myself...
by cory58
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ANOTHER injector leaking
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: ANOTHER injector leaking

Thanks again for all the helpful responses. Finally got everything put back together last night with the extra clamp on the leaking injector hose. Ran the car for approx 5-8 minutes - no leak!

Cory
by cory58
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: '81 windscreen wipers

At 51 years old, I haven't been called a "kid" in a while. Thank you - made my day!
by cory58
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ANOTHER injector leaking
Replies: 7
Views: 985

Re: ANOTHER injector leaking

Thanks for the replies and great info!

Cory
by cory58
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ANOTHER injector leaking
Replies: 7
Views: 985

ANOTHER injector leaking

I'm getting a little frustrated with the E12. Spending more time working on it than driving it is getting old. As soon as I got the cooling system put back together there were several new fuel leaks. I cured all but one by tightening the clamps where the fuel rail connects to each short injector hos...
by cory58
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: " Ended" sources for finding parts NLA.
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: " Ended" sources for finding parts NLA.

Eric,

Awesome info! Thank you.

Cory
by cory58
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: " Ended" sources for finding parts NLA.
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: " Ended" sources for finding parts NLA.

Just had persistence pay off and thought of this thread. My E12 needs minor rust repair around the front and rear glass. The P.O. of my car started stockpiling new parts to replace the front and rear window trim when the rust is repaired. I completed the stockpile but two of the corner pieces are NL...
by cory58
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Lube AC Blower Motor?
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Lube AC Blower Motor?

Thank you Mike.
by cory58
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Lube AC Blower Motor?
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Lube AC Blower Motor?

My AC blower motor has started the squeak of death. Is there a way to lube the AC blower motor without removing and opening the AC box?

Thanks, Cory
by cory58
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Excellent parts source
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Excellent parts source

I have also had good luck with Blunt for my E30s. They put together good packages of OEM maintenance parts at good prices, and sourced a muffler from the OEM supplier (Eberspaecher).

Cory
by cory58
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: '81 windscreen wipers

I bought the correct BMW part. Everyone has a different philosophy, but how is it not worth it to pay $7.00 for the OE parts that you know will fit on the first try? Part # 61 61 1 353 754. About $3.50 each.
by cory58
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 1683

Re: '81 windscreen wipers

You need the rubber dampers. Replaced mine earlier this year. Well worth the few $$$ and minor effort. I also looked at the parts diagram and said, "Holy cow," but it was really simple to figure it out while taking them apart.

Cory
by cory58
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Windscreen washer tubing
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Windscreen washer tubing

I replaced mine last year and had trouble finding hose with the same OD. All the OEM replacement hose I could find with the correct ID had a larger OD, so I just used that and it works fine. The BMW part number is 61661357388. When considering thinner aftermarket hose, remember that the hose makes a...