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Forum: Maintenance 01-09-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
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 12-09-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 82,803
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, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
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, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
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, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By paul somlo
Nice writeup! Happy motoring!

Nice writeup! Happy motoring!
Forum: Engine 11-30-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
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, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
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, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
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, 04:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
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, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By paul somlo
Try again, picture didn't show.

Try again, picture didn't show.
Forum: Engine 11-29-2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
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, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
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...
Forum: Maintenance 11-24-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By paul somlo
I use a pin to lock the flywheel - the tip is...

I use a pin to lock the flywheel - the tip is 0.307 diameter and 0.392 in length, the next section is 0.452 in diameter and 1.577 inches in length. The next larger section doesn't matter.

You...
Forum: Maintenance 10-23-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 88,749
Posted By paul somlo
Can you reach all three hose clamps?

Can you reach all three hose clamps?
Forum: Engine 10-12-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By paul somlo
I came to the conclusion that maybe they never...

I came to the conclusion that maybe they never fully open.
Forum: Engine 10-09-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By paul somlo
I hope so too - that's some serious cash. ...

I hope so too - that's some serious cash.


I've had two fail, both stuck open. Failed during the summer, didn't even know it. Weather turned cold, car wouldn't heat up fully. The thermostat...
Forum: Engine 10-08-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By paul somlo
The opening of the TS is pretty subtle - try the...

The opening of the TS is pretty subtle - try the new one in the vehicle, see what happens. As far as orientation, I don't think there's much room for error in the way it fits into the housing.
Forum: Maintenance 10-02-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 88,749
Posted By paul somlo
Or they didn't tighten up the hose clamps on one...

Or they didn't tighten up the hose clamps on one of the two hoses.

That's why I don't let anyone else touch my car.
Forum: Maintenance 10-02-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 88,749
Posted By paul somlo
I can't remember exactly, but there were three or...

I can't remember exactly, but there were three or four wires. Matching the size of the stud with the size of the lug will make it fairly obvious as to where they go.
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 09-25-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 126,026
Posted By paul somlo
I'll add this info, for completeness - in case...

I'll add this info, for completeness - in case you don't receive the round OEM connector with your headlights. This was posted by user "Bluptgm3" on bimmerforums.com, who attributes the source as...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 09-25-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 126,026
Posted By paul somlo
A few posts back, I asked about wiring harnesses....

A few posts back, I asked about wiring harnesses. I did some research, and just wasn't hearing very good things regarding the quality of commonly available 9005/9006 pigtails. And at $3.99 for two...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 09-25-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 126,026
Posted By paul somlo
I'll answer the above post, now that I've taken...

I'll answer the above post, now that I've taken apart the lights and understand how they work. This is specific to my Bosch projectors, but I suspect the ZKW may be similar.

The leveling motors...
Forum: Exterior 09-23-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By paul somlo
Thank you John - two questions: What's the...

Thank you John - two questions:

What's the "zero" position? The rod all the way out, all the way in, or some intermediate position?

How does item "11" work? Is it fixed, or manually...
Forum: Exterior 09-20-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By paul somlo
Manual Adjustment of Headlight Level Motors?

I just installed a pair of euro projectors, with leveling motors. How can the leveling motors be adjusted manually, without wiring? And how do they interact with the two adjustments on the back of...
Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 09-19-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By paul somlo
Welcome, neighbor!

Welcome, neighbor!
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