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About Cromagnon

  • Birthday 01/29/1949

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    Montevideo, Uruguay
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    Technical stuff, travel.

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  1. Ooopppss... Didn't know that. Then the prices are for reference only. I usually buy this stuff from ECStuning and I am very satisfied with their service. Anyway tomorrow I will go downtown and see at a BMW parts dealer if they have it 'cause is the same of the E21, and parts for this model are more or less easy to find. Best regards
  2. Thanks a lot pal. I followed the link and found what I was looking for. The p/n seems to be correct. I seems that the speedo pin is the same p/n for both the 4 and 5 gear transmission. And there is a bonus track: it's 20 bucks cheaper in this shop that in others. Thanks again and have a nice day. Santiago
  3. Hello everybody. Does someone have a 5-speed manual gearbox parts catalog? All my catalogs have only 4-speed and automatic transmissions but none of 'em have the 5-speed model. I fact, I want to be sure that the speedo pin p/n 23 22 1 200 416 fits with my 1971 2002 before ordering it. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
  4. Hi everybody. Back on line after a long absence during which I did nothing with this topic. I found very funny that comment about the toluene.... I totallly agree...!!! Now, as promised, let's go to the outcome. I cleaned all the surfaces thoroughly with toluene in a well ventilated area, scrubbed the inner surface of the rubber seals, the one that goes against the metal frame, and applied the 3M product. I Waited for a couple of minutes and put the seal on place, pushing firmly and also hammered it not too hard but carefully all the way. After a while I checked it and found that the seals were held in place very strongly, with no movement. A total success!!! The only thing that someone doing this must take care is to wear gloves and apply the cement carefully because it's pitch black and a real pest for how it stains the surfaces and the hands. Anyway i found it easy to clean it in the car surfaces, not in my hand, with a local Disan brand solvent. This Disan means Disolvente Ancap and is a very good solvent, but not an Uruguayan invention for sure, but I don't know what chemical product it is. I only know that it is a derivative of the distillation of crude oil. I hope that this could be helpful for someone who is in the same situation. Santiago
  5. Thanks for your advice, that I will take seriously. I didn't buy the cement yet but I plan to buy it ASAP. I think that working with gloves is a good idea. BTW, I tested several product do get rid of neoprene cement and the one that did the best was the toluene. Of course that it won't work with all the cements, but maybe it can be useful to try. Regards
  6. Hi folks. For the starters I wrote a question to 3M tech support but never got an answer, as with the local tech support as well. Never answered her cell phone. At a big local paint dealer I found a 3M windshield adhesive #08693 that I plaln to try by the next week. I searched for some documents describing its use but got nothing. Beyond my time and effort nothing will be lost with this test. I will scrubb the inner surface of the rubber and the paint as well, apply the adhesive according to instructions and see what happens. I will be back to this forum with the outcome.
  7. Sorry folks. I wrongly submitted this post twice. About the light bulbs, if the reflector and the Fresnel lenses are not made for the LED bulbs, the light dazzles those that coming the opposite direction.
  8. Wow!! It seems that this problem is very spreadout and common. Didn´t expect such a quantity of replies. First of all, for sure I will share my experience with this problem once solved. For the the sanding I have both the electric tool and sandpapelr as well. I am not sure which one I will use. My first choice is the tool but let´s see. About the cement, I plan to go to a windshield supplier and installer to have a conversation with the owner. The cement that they use for the installation of the modern windshields that goes glued to the frame is not commercially available, but perhaps he can supply me with a "free sample". Also will go to a 3M agent and see what happens. I'll keep in mind all your comments about the leaking. Regarding how I cleaned the surfaces, first I used a local solvent that worked more or less well, but then I tried toluene and it worked better and faster. For the last cleanup I also used isoprop alcohol.
  9. Wow!! It seems that this problem is very spreadout and common. Didn´t expect such a quantity of replies. First of all, for sure I will share my experience with this problem once solved. For the the sanding I have both the electric tool and sandpapelr as well. I am not sure which one I will use. My first choice is the tool but let´s see. About the cement, I plan to go to a windshield supplier and installer to have a conversation with the owner. The cement that they use for the installation of the modern windshields that goes glued to the frame is not commercially available, but perhaps he can supply me with a "free sample". Also will go to a 3M agent and see what happens. I'll keep in mind all your comments about the leaking. Regarding how I cleaned the surfaces, first I used a local solvent that worked more or less well, but then I tried toluene and it worked better and faster. For the last cleanup I also used isoprop alcohol.
  10. After all this time it turned out that BarneyT comment was totally accurate. The proof was that some rubber pads made of the same kind of material and glued to some flower pots went loose after a month. And, this is the important thing, the glue completely peeled off from the surface of the rubber, leaving a clean and shiny surface. The cement in the pot was held firmly in place. This is exactly what happens with the car. Then, I will scrubb the surface with a sand paper and try some 3M cement, and see what happens. BTW, I tried to contact 3M customer support at Mineapolis to no avail, nor the cell phone of a local 3M tech specialist. Never answered the line. Superb customer supportl!!!
  11. Hi folks. First of all thanks a lot to all of you for your help. What I have done until now was a deep and thorough clean of the surfaces, both metal and rubber, to whipe out all kind of residues and ending it with a strong degreaser, in order to have the surfaces ready for the glue. The one that I used was a contact adhesive locally known under the brand Novopren, recomended by the seller, but to no avail. At first it seems good but after several days it beguins to get loose, specially at window glass level. Not to say that it is driving me out of my mind...!! The repair manuals that I have have no mention to the kind of adhesive needed to do this. I'll do a little research on what is available in Uruguay because this kind of products can't be loaded in cargo planes, it must travel by marine load. If anything new arises, I will be thankful. Have a great day!!! Santiago
  12. Hi everybody.The rubber seals on my front doors are constanlty peeling off. I tried several glues but to no avail. I read something about a polyurethane glue, such as Sika 221, and also that the correct glue is the one used to paste the windshield. This last glue is not available in my country. Sika supplies it only to registered professionals. Can anyone give me help on what kind of glue can I use to fix it once and forever? Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
  13. Hi everybody. Assuming that you have the original wiring, I agree that both wiring and fuses will handle the change without problem.
  14. Thanks a lot to both of you for your quick answers. I gave the instrument and cable to an old and well known instrument repair that fixed some problems with the wheels, replaced the old cable and checked the speedo. The guy told me that the instrument was OK and that the problem should be in this shaft inside the gearbox. Anyway I did my own check connecting the cable to my drill and it worked fine, but in the car the problem stayed the same. So I think that the problem is with this shaft that can have the pinion worn out. I'm going to take that shaft out of the gearbox to see how the pinion is and if necessary I'll replace it. I took duly note of the need of the O ring replacement and the spare p/n. I think that I will find it easily in Montevideo, but if necessary I'll be back to you for a new one. BTW, thanks for your offer!! I'll let you know the outcome.
  15. Hi everybody. I have just a little question: can the speedometer drive shaft that is inside the gearbox that drives the speedometer cable be replaced without dismantling the gearbox? The needle jumps erratically but the cable and the meter were checked by a specialist and everything is fine. The car is 46 years old and maybe that the pinion is worn out . I'll appreciate your comments.
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