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by PatinaBeforePolish
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 2606

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Regular steel wool will rust in a day. Try stainless steel wool or brass wool.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 2606

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

Apparently Irish Spring soap shavings are quite effective in repelling the little buggers.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Always check your oil banjo bolts!
Replies: 2
Views: 1697

Re: Always check your oil banjo bolts!

Those are single use washers and the current hollow bolts from BMW have thread locker pre-applied. About 8 bucks per assembly, cheap insurance.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: CFM of radiator fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Re: CFM of radiator fan?

I used a Spal purchased from Summit. They have a nice selection and also carry a wiring kit with relay - made the install much easier. Included in the instructions are how to add a switch for manual operation. https://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/spal-electric-fans?tw=electric%20fans&sw=...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Muffler tips
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: Muffler tips

Try ordering it, “out of stock”.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Motronic 1.3 conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 10131

Re: Motronic 1.3 conversion

Looking good Lock. Curious, does it matter where on the fuel rail the FPR is installed? Yours is after the #1 injector as compared to at the end of the rail.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: CFM of radiator fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 3216

Re: CFM of radiator fan?

Hello everyone, My first tech question in over a decade: Does anyone know the CFM rating of the radiator fan? I'm asking because I'm thinking of deleting the pulley fan in favor of an electric version, in addition with an E28 radiator. Thanks! Mike I did this on my 78 F150 (hey it’s a straight six)...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Motronic 1.3 conversion
Replies: 27
Views: 10131

Re: Motronic 1.3 conversion

Lock, Thanks for sharing this. It's time consuming enough just doing the work let alone stopping to take pics, then posting later. Question - in an earlier post you mentioned ordering an 88 528e wiring harness in order to keep the ecu inside behind the glove box. Did you find the part new? Looks lik...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Throttle body heater hose delete
Replies: 10
Views: 4084

Re: Throttle body heater hose delete

Lock, Yes, that metal pipe is NLA and I was also thinking of alternatives. Luckily mine was only slightly corroded on the ends so I had it zinc plated and so far so good, but it's good to know there's a close alternative - nice sleuthing! Are you referencing e34 part number 11531711002? I think the ...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro bumper rubber trim to bumper "fasteners"?
Replies: 6
Views: 4754

Re: Euro bumper rubber trim to bumper "fasteners"?

Karl, I believe that’s the end screw which is molded to the rubber trim and is not designed for replacement. The rest of the attachment points are clips which do slide in the molding channel. The good news is that the complete trim piece is available but the bad news is, well, if you thought the scr...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: I screwed up...forgot I had drained the coolant!
Replies: 7
Views: 4292

Re: I screwed up...forgot I had drained the coolant!

And I agree with Mr. Hanson. Was there ethanol in the fuel? Ethanol attracts moisture and if it sat for a few years without using an additive like Sta-Bil it may take a few tanks to get it back to it's happy place.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Stall/cutout under load
Replies: 11
Views: 4593

Re: Stall/cutout under load

Could the connections to the idle and WOT switches be crossed or the switches loose? I accidentally crossed mine which caused a similar situation.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri May 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 5820

Re: '81 windscreen wipers

I bought all the pieces from the dealer last year including the hex nut. Mine were loose and I found that part #15 "damper ring" had deteriorated. Replaced it and problem solved!


http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=61_0863
by PatinaBeforePolish
Wed May 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Early e12 seat rails - similar chassis to..?
Replies: 10
Views: 4110

Re: Early e12 seat rails - similar chassis to..?

Never heard of them until now. Good resource, thanks.