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Engineer since by first heartbeats.


Jul
11
comment How to extract motor from BMW 318 TDS E36 Fuel prepump to clean it
I don't understand how the system could be put under pressure if there is a fuel return...
Jul
11
comment How to extract motor from BMW 318 TDS E36 Fuel prepump to clean it
Oh and just a question : why does all that system need 2 tubes going to it ? There is a thinner one, and a wider one...
Jul
11
comment How to extract motor from BMW 318 TDS E36 Fuel prepump to clean it
Damnit, you are a KING !!! Thank you so much for these details.
Jul
8
comment What precautions are needed when charging a car battery in an apartment?
If was quite funny to read your post after all those other replies inviting to the upmost caution !
Jul
5
comment What is the best way to remove a stuck/rusted exhaust bolt?
+1 for impact tools too. They provide incredible torque + the shocks are priceless. You can have some that run on battery (Facom). Regarding the remounting you can also put "Copper grease".
Jul
4
comment Why is there no explosion risk while there is a gasoil pre-pump immersed in the fuel tank?
Stupendous. Thank you so much for bringing your quantitative insight here...
Jul
3
comment Why is there no explosion risk while there is a gasoil pre-pump immersed in the fuel tank?
Nothing's more satisfying than getting LOTS of upvotes.
Jul
3
comment Why is there no explosion risk while there is a gasoil pre-pump immersed in the fuel tank?
Many thanks for your reply ! This still seems to be a dangerous bet to me ! I am so surprised...
Feb
9
comment How to reach bolt at the rear of BMW M41 Engine?
Thanks for your advice on this tricky topic...
Feb
8
comment How to reach bolt at the rear of BMW M41 Engine?
What do you call the "piece above it" ? The tubes you see are precisely held by that bolt :(
Feb
4
comment Why are drum brakes still fitted on Ford's cars?
BMW 318 TDS E36 (1996) Compact has rear drum brakes
Jan
30
comment BMW M41 cold start problems
@Paulster2 : Yes I do...
Jan
29
comment Gasoil and fuel are known do contain a lot of undesirable wastes. Worth filtering them before use?
The real starter behind my question is the fact that Fuel Tanks of cars get their bottom filled with a disgusting kind of "black paste" after a few years, which seems to be the result of impurities accumulating
Jan
29
comment Gasoil and fuel are known do contain a lot of undesirable wastes. Worth filtering them before use?
@BobCross: by "before use" I meant, "before putting the few in the car". Fuel that is sold is known to contain lots of crap that damages the engine, and that accumulates in the fuel tank. The goal is to get rid of that crap and pour Pure Diesel in the car fuel tank.
Jan
28
comment Engine suddenly died on uphill, then went back to life after a few tries
@BobCross : I will do that. Many thanks for the advice.
Jan
26
comment Engine suddenly died on uphill, then went back to life after a few tries
@Paulster2: Thanks for the lead Paulster. I must add that now the car works fine, but that it can have a few issues when I go on a steep (climbing) road. Also when I start the car after a long inactivity period (1 day), it requires me to hold the switch in a "start" position for a long time ! Then the engine progressively starts ... and there a HUGE plummet of fumes gets of the exhaust pipe.
Jan
25
comment Engine suddenly died on uphill, then went back to life after a few tries
PS : today, I had to take the same road again, and the problem happened again. It seems it occurs when the car is tilted behind, I.e. when I am climbing a hill. Then Gasoil may not come from the fuel area to the engine ?
Jan
25
comment Engine suddenly died on uphill, then went back to life after a few tries
many thanks for the comments. I'll check the fuel pump. What I don't understand is that it works the rest of the time. The temperature (of the exterior air) is about 3 degrees centigrade.
Jan
4
comment Should I throw away my wheels after they bumped in the sidewalks?
@BrianKnoblauch: not so violent to be honest. Just was driving at about 30km / h and the border of the sidewalks was kind of coming into the street... Just rolled over the edgy part.
Dec
31
comment Should I throw away my wheels after they bumped in the sidewalks?
Thank you so much for the advice.