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Forum: Personal bios and Introductions 07-16-2019, 02:33 AM
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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, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,293
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,293
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, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By paul somlo
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Engine 06-26-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,293
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, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
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, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
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, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
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 01-09-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
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: 119
Views: 87,021
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: 1,443
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: 1,443
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: 925
Posted By paul somlo
Nice writeup! Happy motoring!

Nice writeup! Happy motoring!
Forum: Engine 11-30-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 777
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: 925
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: 925
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: 925
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: 925
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: 777
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: 925
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: 797
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: 91,582
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: 1,617
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: 1,617
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: 1,617
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.
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