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by cory58
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Gas leak question
Replies: 21
Views: 1843

Trying to finish up the gas tank replacement on my '77 530i and ran into a snag. When reinstalling the tank, the hose clamp on the supply line is sticking up high enough so that I can't install the cover plate. I've rotated it as far as possible both ways and nothing helps. These are the same hose c...
by cory58
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Parting 1977 530i - what should I keep?
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Probably wishful thinking, but if the gas tank is not rusty it may be worth keeping. It's NLA from BMW and there are no aftermarket options.
by cory58
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Correct Fuel Tank - One More Time
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Thanks for the replies! I hadn't thought about the change in the sender, so that info is extremely helpful. I don't want to hack the wiring or change to a different sender/pre-pump. The tank is leaking from the top, on the right side (facing the fill tube). Probably rust. The entire underside of the...
by cory58
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Correct Fuel Tank - One More Time
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Correct Fuel Tank - One More Time

Sorry to beat a dead horse, but I'm still relatively new to E12s and don't want to make an expensive mistake. I need to replace the fuel tank on my 530i. I've read several threads, and am fairly sure I need the later tank. Here are the details of my car. 6/77 production fuel filler on the right rear...
by cory58
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Charcoal canister replacement.
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

...the charcoal canister plumbed differently in a 2002? Cory Yes. That scenario is specific to the 2002 because of the way the system is plumbed, so what happens is what I mentioned about the expansion tank would have to be filled, then forward to the canister. In the 2002, it is a perfect storm si...
by cory58
Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Charcoal canister replacement.
Replies: 7
Views: 1150

Ok, hold on, this is completely wrong. Interesting coincidence - Mike Miller answered a question about fuel smell in a 2002 this month in Roundel. Here is the text. If the smell is raw gasoline: That probably originates under the hood. Does your 1972 2002tii have the evaporative emission control sy...
by cory58
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP - water in glove box
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

RonDwyer wrote:Gotta resign to do it correctly.
For sure! Nothing gets "rigged" on my Bimmers. Plan to take this to a body shop and get it fixed correctly.
by cory58
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: AC Evaporator blower motor removal...
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Philip - did you figure this out? My AC fan is chirping, so I'll eventually be dealing with the same dilemma.

Cory
by cory58
Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP - water in glove box
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Thanks for the responses! Unfortunately, there is a small amount of rust bubbling in the lower corner of the windshield surround, which I know means there is more that's not visible. Guess addressing that just went from the "to do" list to the "fix immediately" list. I did drive the car in the rain,...
by cory58
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP - water in glove box
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

HELP - water in glove box

Hello! Acquired a great E12 last week. I have an intro thread in the "New to E12s" section, but can't figure out how to link it here. I thought my first new tech thread would be more benign, but we had our first hard rain yesterday since I bought the car and there was standing water in the glove box...