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by Jcat
Thu May 06, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Water Valve Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: HELP: Water Valve Replacement

Well, Deputy Dog! I want to know more, but right now am embroiled in tax returns. I'll circle back to you, Mike. Thanks a million. Best. --jp
by Jcat
Tue May 04, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Water Valve Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: HELP: Water Valve Replacement

Good to hear from you, Mike. I spoke with the tech today and he acknowledged that if we were only replacing the valve, no need to remove the dash. He scoped the heater box and found a leak in the heater core, so its got to come out. The new one just arrived from Germany. Do you thing the heater box ...
by Jcat
Tue May 04, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Water Valve Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: HELP: Water Valve Replacement

Thanks a million Dave. Incidentally... the BMW shop said that the dash has to come out in order to replace the heater box. They think that you replace both the box and valve. Thoughts? also... did you remove your driver seat to make room? I'm 6-3, so I think thats a must if I'm going down, so to spe...
by Jcat
Mon May 03, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Water Valve Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: HELP: Water Valve Replacement

Ok. I've learned a lot. When entering my VIN into Real OEM, it indicates that the correct Water Valve part nr for my car is 6411 1359 634. I just visually confirmed on two separate valves (one a used 77 530i and the other is NOS in Greece that I purchased on ebay) that part nrs 6411 1359 634 and 641...
by Jcat
Mon May 03, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery

That would definitely work. its just that my illness come from being a pure stock guy. So I want everything to work as it should when the car was built in 81. So I would have the elusive third cable made, if stock is NLA. I know this is not exactly what others would necessarily do, however.
by Jcat
Mon May 03, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery

Indeed it is unfortunate. Mercedes crushes parts availability. Pya thru the nose, but its an option that keeps their old cars on the road as a testament to heritage and durability and popularity and eventually... value. Good thing here is that I suppose I can have one custom made by sending the old ...
by Jcat
Mon May 03, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Water Valve Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: HELP: Water Valve Replacement

Well, Shmiedmann, as it turns out does not have one and cannot get it "at this time". So, I guess I will investigate 64111360820 as an option. Stay tuned, Mike. Let me know if you have any other thoughts on this puppy.
by Jcat
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Water Valve Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: HELP: Water Valve Replacement

Thanks, Mike. You are a loyal source dedicated to us all when lost. I keep forgetting about Schiedmann. I’ll reach out to inquire as to availability. (I’m so curious as to the poss application of the x820, tho). But it’s no small task to possibly learn the hard way since the part is found in the bow...
by Jcat
Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Water Valve Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 124

HELP: Water Valve Replacement

In preparation for my trip up to “The Vintage” (now postponed once again) in Boiling Springs, I have discovered the need to replace the leaking water valve on my 81 528i. This 64111359634 part is NLA. BUT... Absent anyone in this forum stepping forward to sell me one, I wonder why I can’t use part 6...
by Jcat
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery

Not sure I understand. So you saying that from the tranny to Shorty out the back of the Speedo is one long cable now? ...and the bracket where Nr2 and 3 join is bypassed? If so, I cannot find a part number for such a cable because they seem to be way too short.
by Jcat
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery
Replies: 7
Views: 410

HELP: Speedo Cable Mystery

I have 3 sections of cable on my 81 528i. First, there is a "Shorty" (about 310mm tip to tip) coming out of the back of the Speedo. Shorty connects to a Nr-2 cable just inside of the firewall behind the brake pedal. The other end of Nr-2 makes its connection at a welded bracket where it meets the th...
by Jcat
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch

Particularly when the darn button unscrews! BMW refuses to ship this part to the US. They claim that it was not a stock part for US cars so they wont ship it here, even though they shipped plenty of them to the dealer who installed them when their customers wanted fog lights. It blows me away. I esc...
by Jcat
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Verify color of FRONT FOG LAMP switch

Back in the early 90's, I stripped a few e12's to cannibalize them for their parts. I seem to recall that the switches burned amber in the center of the little buttons. So, I was surprised to see my new switch arrive from Germany and be green. Maybe the colors were different for different model year...
by Jcat
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel Gauge Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

Re: Fuel Gauge Problem

Eric. i need a sanity check. (Stop laughing now). Go to your car. Look at your fuel gauge. Turn the engine on so the needle registers your fuel level (must have engine on). then turn engine off. watch carefully to see if your needle pauses on its way to the final stop which is below the amber lens i...
by Jcat
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel Gauge Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

Fuel Gauge Problem

'81 528i: Recently, I noticed that my fuel gauge was off by about 1/4 of a tan. It now shows a level higher by 1/4 than it actually is. I replaced the sender unit, as I thought it was surely the culprit. No so. Currently the tank is very low. But the needle shows 1/4 tank when the engine is running....