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by cory58
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

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: 1599

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...
by cory58
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help identifying vacuum hose
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Help identifying vacuum hose

I posted my question over at bigcoupe.com and they hooked me up! The part number for the hose is 11611259414 . The lower part it's connected to is called the "additional air slide valve" (part #11611255284). Both of these parts are located on "engine cooling" diagrams at RealOEM, even though they ar...
by cory58
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help identifying vacuum hose
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Help identifying vacuum hose

So here are some better pics from my actual car. The hose I'm trying to replace is circled in red in the first photo. The second photo is a close-up of what it connects to on the other end. Thanks, Cory https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1837/43809489051_a0ca2f8f50_z.jpg BMW E12 vacuum hose 1 by cory58f...
by cory58
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help identifying vacuum hose
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Help identifying vacuum hose

Thanks Eric. From the diagram, it looks to me like it might connect to the vacuum limiter or electronic control valve. The picture I posted is one I found on Google and I see some components that have been removed from my car. I will poke around some more tonight and try to get a better pick of my c...
by cory58
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help identifying vacuum hose
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Help identifying vacuum hose

I split a vacuum hose removing it from the intake manifold and need to replace it. I can't find it on any of the RealOEM diagrams, so I'm hoping the wisdom of Firstfives can point me in the right direction. The hose I need is outlined in red on this picture. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/862/298948...
by cory58
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor Upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 8067

Re: A/C Compressor Upgrade

Well, I decided that, based on the other things done to the car by the PO, there was only a minimal chance that he had converted to R134a and left all of the original R12 hoses and fittings. I can't be 100% sure, but the drier looks original. The system was blowing about 70 degrees from the top ven...
by cory58
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Claret Red Leather
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Claret Red Leather

I always thought auto/marine leather was finished differently than furniture leather. Is that not correct?

Cory
by cory58
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor Upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 8067

Re: A/C Compressor Upgrade

Some things I've learned from dealing with AC problems on my old Bimmers. 1. If you don't know what refrigerant you have, that also means you don't know what oil you have. I can't remember the names of the different oils, but the main oil that was used with R12 is not compatible with R134. The only ...
by cory58
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor Upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 8067

Re: A/C Compressor Upgrade

Good to know about the R12, I was considering doing the same conversion to R134 and a parallel condenser. If you switched to the parallel condenser, how were you going to mount it to the car? And the fan to the condenser? The stock unit has the brackets spot welded to the condenser frame. Rob Siege...
by cory58
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Radiator / Water Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 4606

Re: Help with Radiator / Water Pump

If you're dishing trade secrets, I'd love to hear about the hammer and chisel trick. Sounds like we've got some time to kill on this thread ... Not really a secret, just something I wouldn't have thought of on my own. Works best on screws/bolts with thick heads, like the fillister-type head on the ...
by cory58
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Radiator / Water Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 4606

Re: Help with Radiator / Water Pump

Thanks for all the responses! Here is an update. 1. As I expected, 3 of the 4 socket/allen head screws holding the pulley on the water pump stripped once I put some real force on them. Thankfully a great BMW mechanic in Memphis (John Cox) showed me how to break loose stripped screws/bolts with a chi...
by cory58
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Radiator / Water Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 4606

Re: Help with Radiator / Water Pump

While we're at it - how did you test your sensor switch? Did you suspend it so just the threads were in water, or was the sensor face contacting the pan? If the latter, you might be measuring the temperature of the pan, and the sensor could switch only at a much higher temperature than spec., so in...
by cory58
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Radiator / Water Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 4606

Re: Help with Radiator / Water Pump

Now I’m curious- do cars without A/C have an auxiliary fan? I thought it was for cars with A/C and only came on when using the air. Also, have you bled and re- bled the system? The symptom of the temp dropping at higher revs sounds like a circulation issue. Or, is the motor modified beyond the head...
by cory58
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Radiator / Water Pump
Replies: 19
Views: 4606

Re: Help with Radiator / Water Pump

Thank you Joe! My earlier E12 only has a single stage fan. When I jump the wires at the temp switch, the fan comes on. Could there still be a problem with the relay? I also tested the new switch in a pot of water on the stove, to make sure it works (it does). Good idea regarding the thermostat. My p...