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  1. Anyone have a timing transponder I could borrow for Pittsburgh VGP?

    A friend races a 1959 Abarth Zagato (little double bubble Fiat-based race car) and is taking it to the Pittsburgh Vintage Gran Prix next weekend. He asked if I knew of anyone with a transponder he...
  2. Body shop recommendation needed for older BMW (1985 euro E24)

    I received word last week from Kenny at Master Crafters that their grand elder body repiar guru had to retire early due to medical issues. Apparently my '85 6er is old enough, and the damage serious...
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    I've been thinking about this for a day now. I...

    I've been thinking about this for a day now. I have an '89 E32 735iA and also have to chase down electrical gremlins from time to time. Draining the battery in three hours should be easy to find...
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    Do you have a pickle fork? That with a 4 lb...

    Do you have a pickle fork? That with a 4 lb sledge can separate most stuck joints. I had the same problem last summer used one on my E32 rear strut. The E38 and E32 rear suspensions are pretty...
  5. Thread: fuel tank leak

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    I've done quite a bit to the E24, but haven't yet...

    I've done quite a bit to the E24, but haven't yet droipped the tank. Try posting your question on either of these two sites where there are many more active E24 folk:
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  6. Thread: Impact wrench

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    No, don't put anti-sieze on ANYTHING that has a...

    No, don't put anti-sieze on ANYTHING that has a torque spec unless the Bentley or shop manual calls for it. I've only used copper anti-sieze on exhaust manifold studs & nuts, and brake disk...
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    Agree, IR is solid. Add a quality retractable...

    Agree, IR is solid. Add a quality retractable hose reel to your budget if possible.

    That being said, I use my simple 1/2" breaker bar or a closed end wrench and a couple taps with a dead blow...
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    No fan clutch? Sorry about that. Bentley has...

    No fan clutch? Sorry about that. Bentley has you on the right track. Try to power the fan directly as one last check.

    I hadn't thought about Al blocks getting soft when over heated, JC5. ...
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    Your fan clutch may also be bad. If you are...

    Your fan clutch may also be bad. If you are running hot at idle but then cool down when running hard, it could be that the viscous coupling is no longer working. Your motor is making the least...
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    Chapter Event Great -- registered and ready to go.

    Great -- registered and ready to go.
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    Chapter Event Likewise -- is this DIY still on? The old E32...

    Likewise -- is this DIY still on? The old E32 needs front struts, and I'm not looking forward to working on the ground.
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    I've replaced the differential in my E32 which,...

    I've replaced the differential in my E32 which, mechanically, is very similar to your E31. Instead of rebuilding it, I just bought a used one. It cost about $300 for a 3.91 limited slip unit. I...
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    Chapter Event It was great to meet you, Chris. Don't forget to...

    It was great to meet you, Chris. Don't forget to send those pictures along!

    -Greg R.
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    Chapter Event No problem. Fluids are pretty straightforward. ...

    No problem. Fluids are pretty straightforward. Keep in mind that Andy will have final say about with whom I work. I usually help the folks with zero experience, and then lend a hand with a couple...
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    Chapter Event Andy, I've volunteered at the past three DIY days...

    Andy, I've volunteered at the past three DIY days since moving to the area from Michigan. If you could use a hand again, I'll gladly fill my trunk with tools and head over. I'll also send you a PM....
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    Back home in Michigan I have a 4-post BendPak...

    Back home in Michigan I have a 4-post BendPak HD-7 with a rolling bridge jack. I hired a garage door tech to move the door tracks up high next to the ceiling to ensure clearance. It is the single...
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    Very impressed with the CCC shop and their...

    Very impressed with the CCC shop and their dedication to racing. Timmy, Bobby, Dan and all of the techs were very generous with their time and experience (and doughnuts). Thanks also to all the...
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