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Forum: General Chit Chat 01-10-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,162
Posted By paul somlo
I've been running snow tires on all four wheels...

I've been running snow tires on all four wheels in the winter, which definitely makes a difference - so does having weight in the back. Regarding rims, all I've ever had are the factory original...
Forum: Maintenance 11-22-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,716
Posted By paul somlo
Yep, that one's a mystery. Sounds like maybe...

Yep, that one's a mystery. Sounds like maybe you've got meeces.
Forum: Maintenance 11-14-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,716
Posted By paul somlo
Could be - you're lucky if that's so; easy to...

Could be - you're lucky if that's so; easy to diagnose, as I've heard that the cluster is a sealed unit.
Forum: Maintenance 11-13-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,716
Posted By paul somlo
Yep, same here - I know that I'm good for about...

Yep, same here - I know that I'm good for about 420 miles on a tank; when I get close, I fill it up, regardless of what the gas gage says.
Forum: Maintenance 11-13-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,716
Posted By paul somlo
I don't have the answer, but you're not alone -...

I don't have the answer, but you're not alone - I've had the same issue for several years now. Gas gauge goes to zero, bang on the instrument panel, goes back to normal. Most likely an issue with...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 07-16-2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,901
Posted By paul somlo
That's where the battery is located, and that's...

That's where the battery is located, and that's where I would start looking. Take it to a mechanic, and that $1700 318ti will soon become a $3400 318ti.
Forum: Engine 07-04-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,729
Posted By paul somlo
Success! Thanks for posting the outcome,...

Success! Thanks for posting the outcome, hopefully, someone else will benefit down the road.

So your grandfather worked at South Bend Lathe for a long time?
Forum: Engine 06-26-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,729
Posted By paul somlo
If you do replace it, let us know how it goes.

If you do replace it, let us know how it goes.
Forum: Electrical 06-26-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By paul somlo
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Engine 06-26-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,729
Posted By paul somlo
Bentley book doesn't mention it either, not...

Bentley book doesn't mention it either, not surprising. Judging from images, I'd say the part slip fits into a shouldered hole, and the spacer holds it in. A pick should remove the spacer, same...
Forum: Electrical 06-24-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By paul somlo
Given the information, I'd say there's nothing...

Given the information, I'd say there's nothing wrong with the starter. And while some ground straps may be missing, sounds like you've ruled that out. Regarding the alternator - for $25, I'm going...
Forum: Electrical 06-22-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By paul somlo
I know that there's a ground strap that...

I know that there's a ground strap that terminates at the passenger side motor mount. Without getting underneath, I can't see where the other end goes, but it must attach to the body down below,...
Forum: Electrical 06-14-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,791
Posted By paul somlo
Check all the connections at the alternator and...

Check all the connections at the alternator and starter, make sure they're tight.
Forum: Maintenance 01-10-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By paul somlo
I doubt that it can be done without removing the...

I doubt that it can be done without removing the lower intake - and I've spent a fair amount of time staring at that coolant pipe and running through it in my mind. I just don't know how you would...
Forum: Knowledge Base 12-10-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 97,291
Posted By paul somlo
Try a pry bar to remove it. To install it, use a...

Try a pry bar to remove it. To install it, use a large drift to line up the holes. You can also use a rubber mallet to persuade it. Don't use a steel headed hammer, as the case, being a casting,...
Forum: Lounge 12-05-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,247
Posted By paul somlo
I bought my 'ti (new) because I wanted a...

I bought my 'ti (new) because I wanted a hatchback without much compromise. I drove a Civic and a Golf, and nothing came close. For me, it was the perfect vehicle. Before the 'ti, I drove a Chevy...
Forum: Lounge 12-05-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,247
Posted By paul somlo
That's good - because otherwise, you'll need a...

That's good - because otherwise, you'll need a big checkbook.
Forum: HVAC 11-30-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By paul somlo
Nice writeup! Happy motoring!

Nice writeup! Happy motoring!
Forum: Engine 11-30-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By paul somlo
No coolant - I changed the profile gasket due to...

No coolant - I changed the profile gasket due to oil leaking out of the chain case, where the case and cover meet. The oil was dripping down the right hand side, near the tensioner. I haven't...
Forum: HVAC 11-29-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By paul somlo
Those are bronze, their purpose is to prevent the...

Those are bronze, their purpose is to prevent the aluminum casting from getting chewed up.

I'm betting that you'll find two tapped holes and one through hole on the compressor.

If I'm...
Forum: HVAC 11-29-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By paul somlo
I believe there are three socket head cap screws...

I believe there are three socket head cap screws that hold the compressor to the bracket. Two on the bottom, opposing each other, and the one on top, which you may be able to see with a mirror...
Forum: HVAC 11-29-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By paul somlo
Are you absolutely certain that's the bolt that...

Are you absolutely certain that's the bolt that holds the compressor to the bracket? I'm thinking that may be one of the bolts that holds the compressor case together, here's why I think that: ...
Forum: HVAC 11-29-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By paul somlo
Try again, picture didn't show.

Try again, picture didn't show.
Forum: Engine 11-29-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By paul somlo
Yes, there's a rubber profile gasket that sits...

Yes, there's a rubber profile gasket that sits between the top of the timing chain case and the bottom of the cylinder head, it's #10: ...
Forum: HVAC 11-29-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By paul somlo
Not sure if we're talking about the same bolt,...

Not sure if we're talking about the same bolt, but there was one up on top of the compressor that gave me hell, I think it was one of the fasteners that holds the compressor to the bracket. Here's...
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