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Forum: E30 FAQ and DIY Today, 07:57 AM
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Posted By S.J.1981
What did you guys do regarding the high pressure...

What did you guys do regarding the high pressure side valve?

Managed to remove the schrader valve from the low pressure side, and screw in the R134a adaptor, hood closes without issues.

The...
Forum: E30 FAQ and DIY 07-13-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 156,343
Posted By S.J.1981
I can not seem to find R134a cans here in...

I can not seem to find R134a cans here in Germany. Either 1kg, 2kg or 12kg tanks which can not be shipped or an extra charge for shipping since they are considered "dangerous goods".

I just...
Forum: General Technical 06-25-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By S.J.1981
Most new a/c components you buy today are R134a...

Most new a/c components you buy today are R134a specific and no longer support R12. If you are going through the trouble of replacing the compressor, then i really recommend that you do the R134a...
Forum: M20 06-12-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By S.J.1981
My goodness, you could not be more correct there.

My goodness, you could not be more correct there.
Forum: M20 06-11-2019, 01:30 PM
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Posted By S.J.1981
Those hoses are connected correctly, top hose...

Those hoses are connected correctly, top hose goes to the T-stat housing and the bottom hose goes to the head (if i am not mistaken).
Forum: E30 FAQ and DIY 06-11-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 156,343
Posted By S.J.1981
id like to ask, before ordering all the parts...

id like to ask, before ordering all the parts required. Is there any way i can actually test the compressor? in terms of proper function instead of just if the clutch engages or not?

I know the...
Forum: M20 06-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By S.J.1981
I apologize for the late update, i had other...

I apologize for the late update, i had other things t attend to. Replaced the LCAs and bushings last week (offset PU) and handles great.

Today, i decided to rip off the intake manifold. To my...
Forum: E30 FAQ and DIY 06-06-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 156,343
Posted By S.J.1981
It may look "bad" but honestly only a...

It may look "bad" but honestly only a professional with a leak detector machine can tell.
Forum: M20 05-30-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By S.J.1981
Would like to give an update, since it is a...

Would like to give an update, since it is a holiday here in Germany, i decided to re-check everything once again to be certain.

Still can not find any vacuum leaks after several smoke tests, all...
Forum: M20 05-29-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By S.J.1981
On the contrary guys, i very much appreciate any...

On the contrary guys, i very much appreciate any feedback you give. I was merely asking the idea behind the leak and compression tests, since you caught me a bit off guard. I apologise if i indicated...
Forum: M20 05-26-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By S.J.1981
I am still unsure why you are recommending leak...

I am still unsure why you are recommending leak down and compression tests, when there still maybe a vacuum leak from the bitch tube, or another source (small leak).

The head has been rebuilt...
Forum: M20 05-25-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By S.J.1981
Looking closely, i can remove the intake without...

Looking closely, i can remove the intake without touching the housing, but that hose would surely need to come off.

I shall try the battery disconnect trick and see.

Most likely one or more...
Forum: M20 05-25-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By S.J.1981
Why would i run a leak test? i do not have any...

Why would i run a leak test? i do not have any cylinder head gasket issues, no smoke, no loss of coolant or even oil. Unless you mean a different test?

I just replaced all Bosch plugs with NGK...
Forum: M20 05-24-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By S.J.1981
Clean mating surface and i use a very thin coat...

Clean mating surface and i use a very thin coat of silicon grease on paper gaskets, to prevent them from tearing when installing/handling and to ensure (in my head) a proper seal.

Generally you do...
Forum: M20 05-23-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By S.J.1981
Best method of testing sensors is to pull the DME...

Best method of testing sensors is to pull the DME pins and to verify that whatever the sensor output is, the DME is getting the same signal.

Have you tried to swap the DME and ECU relais? If you...
Forum: M20 05-23-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By S.J.1981
That is normal, since when tightening down the...

That is normal, since when tightening down the screws the TPS moves slightly. In this case you adjust the TPS to be just slightly off, so that when you tighten the screws the TPS clicks/gets within...
Forum: M20 05-22-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By S.J.1981
It definitely is a small misfire/rough running. ...

It definitely is a small misfire/rough running.

Found the old coil, 1 and 15 shows 0.8 ohms and 15 center shows 6,000 Ohms, still higher that spec. Installed and made no difference, though it...
Forum: M20 05-22-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By S.J.1981
One should not see any kind of shavings from just...

One should not see any kind of shavings from just a head swap, especially if before the head install the oil was fine.

Either something is wrong with the head, or it was not cleaned before the...
Forum: M20 05-21-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By S.J.1981
I may have a very slight misfire, or not?

It has been since mid January since i got the car to be running properly.

I say properly, because since the first day i got it, i know it has vacuum leak(s) and various other small issues.

Even...
Forum: M20 05-21-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By S.J.1981
Not sure about you guys in the US, but here in...

Not sure about you guys in the US, but here in Germany when i was looking for a new CPS, several popped up, a few of them were rated at 800 ohms, some were 550 ohms, pictures of both sensors looked...
Forum: E30 FAQ and DIY 05-18-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 156,343
Posted By S.J.1981
Thank you for this detailed write up, despite it...

Thank you for this detailed write up, despite it being a 2012 thread.

My R12 system is empty, and my local Bosch service center is the only one, who is willing to convert to R134a for me. He gave...
Forum: M20 02-17-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By S.J.1981
Took me and 2 others with massive breaker bars to...

Took me and 2 others with massive breaker bars to get that crank bolt off.

then again, the shop that the PO took the car to loved to over tighten every single bolt they saw. Except the cylinder...
Forum: Interior 02-16-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 317,017
Posted By S.J.1981
Do any of you guys with recaro expert or...

Do any of you guys with recaro expert or specialist dual purpose the car? or even Speed owners.

Looking for a set myself, trying to stay period correct but i am concerned about shoulder and...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline 02-01-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By S.J.1981
This is indeed true, syncros are a wear item. ...

This is indeed true, syncros are a wear item.

Issue is, once you open up the gearbox, you may as well replace all the bearings. Those are not cheap, i calculated 1,337 just for the bearings....
Forum: Springs, Shocks, Sways & Steering 02-01-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By S.J.1981
Here in Germany, there are three part numbers for...

Here in Germany, there are three part numbers for the rears:

80-2522Sport

80-2641Sport

80-2522SP1

On their website, the only information mentioned is "Remove bump rubber before...
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