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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,599
Posted By Otto Mattik
Interesting ..or part of several weird junk going...

Interesting ..or part of several weird junk going on ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Otto Mattik
sayin you gonna start a new thread ? ;-)

sayin you gonna start a new thread ?

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Otto Mattik
Always turn off the ignition prior to...

Always turn off the ignition prior to connecting/disconnecting a component such as MAF/AMM.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-13-2021, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By Otto Mattik
LH 2.4 cannot compensate enough for the...

LH 2.4 cannot compensate enough for the distributor being off by a tooth


;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Otto Mattik
Glad to hear you got it, nice catch hiperfauto. ...

Glad to hear you got it, nice catch hiperfauto.


I noticed you have the factory pre-heat flex hose. Just a heads up, that hose runs to your airbox thermo activated flap. Commonly if the thermo...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-09-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By Otto Mattik
the smaller red wire, it runs to the dash & off...

the smaller red wire, it runs to the dash & off when alternatr charges. Without being there in person I'm only guessing, ...a continuity check never hurts(not saying this is your problem but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By Otto Mattik
I'm wondering if a compromised stim wire could...

I'm wondering if a compromised stim wire could also cause the same effect ?
Reckon it couldn't hurt to do voltage drop tests on the batt/starter/alternator wires, in case of internal corrosion ?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-06-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By Otto Mattik
* Tha TB crowd gonna jump all up in yer schnitzel...

* Tha TB crowd gonna jump all up in yer schnitzel if you don't post year & model

a) Burning rubber sounds like a loose belt, and possibly something else is afoot ? If we have an image(or a link...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Otto Mattik
That's what I was wondering, maybe the wire was...

That's what I was wondering, maybe the wire was just replaced ?
Any chance you can post a photo or a link to a photo ?

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-04-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Otto Mattik
I've been known to do it ..reckon I try to stay...

I've been known to do it ..reckon I try to stay oe is to avoid confusion later if I forgets about it ?

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By Otto Mattik
I don't recall the brand I used, but when I did...

I don't recall the brand I used, but when I did mine, like dl242gt said, they match up one way. You might be able to see a mark where the old gasket sat, I think once you put one one it should...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By Otto Mattik
:nono:

:nono:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By Otto Mattik
Been a while since I owned a pre-86 240, I forgot...

Been a while since I owned a pre-86 240, I forgot about that drain plug. No drain plug on my 1992(nor the 1980's BMW)

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-27-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By Otto Mattik
Interesting my 2.2 set up never did that. The IAC...

Interesting my 2.2 set up never did that. The IAC would bump it up slightly upon starting, but nothing close to 2k. The old IAC stuck around 1500-1700(unaltered)until I finally replaced it.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-26-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By Otto Mattik
I dealt w/ old fuel issues on one of my cars I...

I dealt w/ old fuel issues on one of my cars I stored over the winter. Picked up an inexpensive hand syphon(siphon) device which worked great for removing 12+ gallons of stinky fuel. I also purchased...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-24-2021, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By Otto Mattik
A failing CTS typically thinks the engine is...

A failing CTS typically thinks the engine is still cold, and therefore is supplying a richer mixture, ...point being, if the motor is cold it should not start out at 1700rpm's, maybe 1000-1200(?),...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,704
Posted By Otto Mattik
Master Blaster, runs Barter Town :-P

Master Blaster, runs Barter Town


:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By Otto Mattik
For the temp gauge, check the wiring before...

For the temp gauge, check the wiring before firing the 'parts cannon'.
You can check resistance on the CTS, it's not complicated.
There are several methods for verifying vacuum leaks.

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By Otto Mattik
If you have a way of checking the fuel pressure,...

If you have a way of checking the fuel pressure, you can test it, and then let it sit overnight and compare to see if it dropped.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 04:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,131
Posted By Otto Mattik
Kinda curious what if any effect the Seafoam had...

Kinda curious what if any effect the Seafoam had ? I'm guessing you know it's designed to help stabilize fuel, clean carbon deposits, etc..and if you the fuel is bad it typically will smell like...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,838
Posted By Otto Mattik
Those darn charcoal canisters, what to do ? ...

Those darn charcoal canisters, what to do ?

How about start by giving more information about the car(is it the 84 245?),

b) mileage on car ?
c) what is leaking and from where ?(photos/or a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,039
Posted By Otto Mattik
My 1992 240 has both vacuum and the wiring ...

My 1992 240 has both vacuum and the wiring

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,253
Posted By Otto Mattik
* nothng wrng w/ coverng the obvious

* nothng wrng w/ coverng the obvious
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-02-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By Otto Mattik
clean it up, replace the seals jolly time to do...

clean it up, replace the seals
jolly time to do any other repairs/replacmnts like bushings & whatnot

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,664
Posted By Otto Mattik
Along the same train of thought, ..I'm suspicious...

Along the same train of thought, ..I'm suspicious of so-called 're-built/re-manufactured' units from even reputable suppliers, and have so far been cannibalizing OE parts from my(Bosch) hoard...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,869
Posted By Otto Mattik
Thinking camshaft seal prolly? The last time I...

Thinking camshaft seal prolly? The last time I did water pump, timing belt, etc..I noticed the orange(Elring?) cam seal looked perfect, then ironically it failed less than a year later on a low miles...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2021, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,517
Posted By Otto Mattik
There can be a caveat to machining a warped head....

There can be a caveat to machining a warped head. If you take out the warp by machining the contact surface you can create a new scenario where the cam sills are now not straight.

Did you have the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-17-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Otto Mattik
Saw this video with not much prep info but...

Saw this video with not much prep info but interesting to watch

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HMlvvzc1Gls" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay;...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,777
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ .. ^^ ;-)

^^ .. ^^

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-08-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,783
Posted By Otto Mattik
* when my phone craps out including the charger,...

* when my phone craps out including the charger, and it's 12:30am.. but I still have my notes and/or a repair manual

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,499
Posted By Otto Mattik
I saw this once if this helps 1991 240 Front...

I saw this once if this helps

1991 240 Front springs 13.8 mm, sway bar 19 mm
1992 240 Front springs 14.2 mm, sway bar 21 mm

:nod:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-06-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,783
Posted By Otto Mattik
There are a some good photos with graphics in...

There are a some good photos with graphics in this older thread that might help illustrate things. Adjusting the timing is not complicated, you can do that any time after you figure out the issue.
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,694
Posted By Otto Mattik
^^ You were talking about the axle ;-)

^^ You were talking about the axle

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2021, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,557
Posted By Otto Mattik
I was also wondering about this. I've driven...

I was also wondering about this. I've driven K-Jet cars on long trips through mountain passes without any issues.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 48,266
Posted By Otto Mattik
it would appear certain dramas..even old,.. can...

it would appear certain dramas..even old,.. can be re-animated on TB (if we so choose)?

* tha Florida I-75 trucker 'bandit' thing dragged on, ..so there's that


;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,594
Posted By Otto Mattik
figure it out the ventilation issue ? ...

figure it out the ventilation issue ?



:cheers:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 48,266
Posted By Otto Mattik
* If someone's name has a line thru it, does that...

* If someone's name has a line thru it, does that mean banned or is it something morally worse ?

:oops:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-29-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 48,266
Posted By Otto Mattik
I noticed this, but always, wondering if it's the...

I noticed this, but always, wondering if it's the seal material ?
Lando mentioned '3/4 turn after finger tight', but with new products should I just go by 'feel' ?

:ninja:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,639
Posted By Otto Mattik
:ninja:

:ninja:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,639
Posted By Otto Mattik
gosh fu-el seal lant why didnt they think of...

gosh fu-el seal lant
why didnt they think of it you know really all this time
the moon and whatnot




:drama:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,639
Posted By Otto Mattik
Sealer, you mean to say we've been doing it...

Sealer, you mean to say we've been doing it wrong, re-annealing the washers...and to think all this time they make a magic sealer that stops fuel from leaking, that's wonderful, what's it called ?...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,375
Posted By Otto Mattik
Yes, I've seen a couple videos and one method...

Yes, I've seen a couple videos and one method used spade connectors. I suppose soldering might be less problematic long term ? One advantage of using spade connectors, might be ease of making changes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-08-2021, 01:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,311
Posted By Otto Mattik
That looks sharp ;-)

That looks sharp

;-)
Forum: website & board 01-07-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 26,565
Posted By Otto Mattik
Chipped in today :-P

Chipped in today

:-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,375
Posted By Otto Mattik
Another method I saw used the tabs/blades on the...

Another method I saw used the tabs/blades on the sockets and added blade connectors to the wiring.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,129
Posted By Otto Mattik
Interesting, I had no idea the lenses were...

Interesting, I had no idea the lenses were interchangeable ..thanks for that information.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,283
Posted By Otto Mattik
Had a 92 sedan, the key was too worn to make a...

Had a 92 sedan, the key was too worn to make a decent copy.
Went to the dealer, showed title and they gave me the key code.
Locksmith cut me a new key for under $20.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,672
Posted By Otto Mattik
Unfortunate the previous owner over tightened the...

Unfortunate the previous owner over tightened the jack, which defeats the purpose. I use a thin black rubber type foam where the jack and body come in contact with each other.

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,672
Posted By Otto Mattik
'Honey, will you call AAA ?' ...

'Honey, will you call AAA ?' ...'George,..they're asking if we have a spare ?'
'I'm not sure, let me go check'


:roll:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,105
Posted By Otto Mattik
Huh interesting...my issue with using the cargo...

Huh interesting...my issue with using the cargo feature on the 245, is having to put driver's seat angle up and/or move seat up a notch(annoying). I assume if you remove the rear seat, you need to...
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