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About msh441

  • Birthday 01/24/1972

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  1. If I'm not mistaken, water temp sender is just off the head, where the two large/upper radiator hoses meet (one to upper rad tank, the other to the thermstat). Fan sensor/switch is between the thermostat and the lower tank. PSI is off the oil pressure sending unit, and oil temp off the filter housing.
  2. Mine is and electric sender, tapped into the oil filter housing, too. Looking at VDO sender units, and it seems like they come in 250F and 300F flavor. My crappy gauge goes from 0-280. Wondering if the sender isn't a 250, and is causing the 280 gauge to read a bit higher.
  3. Just curious... I have a street-driver '02. Just went from an OE rad with should and tropical fan to a new IE aluminum rad and e-fan kit. Water temps look good, and when the gauge gets a little above the 1/2 point, fan kicks on as designed and cools everything down just fine. I've noticed however, that my engine oil temp has taken a slight jump, based at least on the crappy gauge in my car. Where I was running about 210-215 on the gauge (right on the line between green and yellow). Now it hovers right around 235-240 (yellow, into red). Again, coolant temp, oil pressure all seem fine, and it was a 90-degree day, yesterday. So for those with better gauges than mine... what oil temps are you seeing? what engine oil temps are considered excessive in the '02?
  4. I'm guessing the Tii pump is the $390 BMW part number I saw?
  5. So, as luck would have it, I just get my car back on the road after a 38/38, LSD, and new exhaust install... aaaaaannnd the water pump gives up the ghost. Doesn't look like a horrible job (remove Battary, alternator, radiator for space-sake, perhaps). But parts a question: The price in pumps varies dramatically. From a $190 new BMW, $60 re-manufactured BMW, to a variety of aftermarket in the $40-60 range. Any tips on remanufactured parts? If new/non-BMW... brands to avoid?
  6. A change in work may be relocating me to coastal Georgia. Any 2002 members/activities in the South Carolina/Georgia/No. Florida low country? I anticipate being in the area around July/August and will be trying to figure a way to get my 2002 and an ///M Coupe out there sooner, versus later. Also, recommended mechanics between Savannah and Jacksonville?
  7. Interesting. Used that same box and searched 'car cover' at the beginning of the forums page. Poured through the first three pages and didn't get any of the returns in you link. Hence the post
  8. Greetings, Looking for some advice on a well-fitting car cover for a 2002. One that'll help keep the rain off through the wet pre, and post-winter, months when the car isn't stored. My car will get a winter reprieve (December, January and February). But it gets driven and parked outside in the fall and spring months. Any advice would be appreciated. --Mike
  9. So if I understand you correctly COOP... ...I'll be able to justify to the wife the complete strip and FULL restoration of my car in the next year or two!?! SWEET!!!
  10. That's anything but an un-modified car. If you had the opportunity to see the original ad online, it had some better interior and engine bay shots. Visible overspray from a re-paint at some point. E21 or E30 Recaro seats (very nice, but not 'original/unmodified' as advertised). Dual side draft carbs, relocated battery, and possibly washer tank. (nice, but again, not original). Looks like a very well done rolling 'preservation' and a super squared away build... which I would think would sell in the mid teens, maybe more, depending what's been done to the block. But NOT pushing $40K. Then again, if THAT car is $38,500... my square tail must be now pushing up into the teens, maybe early $20K mark!!! (or at least that's what I'm going to tell my wife when she questions the new limited slip diff project, new 38/38 carb and $200 for front and rear window seals).
  11. That's great for us owners... but an insane price for a non-Tii car with no historical significance (race history, famous owner). Sort of reeks like the auction scenario where the buyer was willing to pay whatever it took to take the 'cute little yellow car' home for the kid, trophy spouse, significant other, etc. A buyer who didn't necessarily know (or care) what they were bidding on, only that it was coming home with them whether it's $5,000, or $50,000.
  12. Nope. Z4MC Nissan Armada ...but realistically, on the few really bad days, I was going to put the wife in the Nissan, and take her Volvo S70 sedan.
  13. Greetings all, Toying with the idea of driving my '76 2002 through the winter. Where I live, north of Seattle, there really isn't much in the way of snow... just rain, rain, and more rain. Also some cold morning (but my heater works GREAT). I have what I believe to be a small leak in the front windshield gasket, which deposits about 2-3 tablespoons of water behind my dash/console on the driver's side if the car is left out in HEAVY rain for 24 hours. Working on getting a new front gasket and locking seal as I type this. I have a 5-speed in the car, good Michelin tires, and will have a e21 3.91 limited slip differential in the car before it gets too cold. My main concern is the iron worm... RUST. The body is straight, with only a few signs of surface rust here and there. A small spot of paint bubbling on the passenger side, pop-out window. Also a spot under the rear that is actually scaling, and will need some attention in the next 12 months. We don't salt our roads here, but should I be hugely concerned about the sheer volume of water/wet roads (provided I can keep all the water outside the car, instead of in)?
  14. On the hunt for a servicable E21 S3.91 limited slip differential (LSD). If you have one kicking around in the garage, please give me a shout. Thanks, Mike H [email protected]

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