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Sumotide17 11-24-2012 11:23 PM

What DIY hasn't been documented?
 
There are so many helpful DIY guides on this forum so which DIY job has not been documented yet?

Albo 11-25-2012 12:20 AM

Torque Converter replacement..

Fudman 11-25-2012 08:10 AM

Engine rebuild.

Sumotide17 11-25-2012 11:28 AM

If I could buy a used M62 or M62TU I would love to rebuild one. That a pretty intense DIY. Probably month long. :rofl:

Sumotide17 11-29-2012 02:55 PM

I've been considering renovating the Power Steering lines from reservoir to pump with steel braided lines. I haven't found a DIY to upgrade to steel braided lines yet. Does this sound interesting?

Nervous 11-29-2012 03:33 PM

Steering lines are very easy to replace. Anyway, it most likely documented in Bentley.
I can tell what is not documented. Manual tranny rebuild (either 5 spd or 6 spd).

matt540 11-29-2012 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sumotide17 (Post 7221809)
I've been considering renovating the Power Steering lines from reservoir to pump with steel braided lines. I haven't found a DIY to upgrade to steel braided lines yet. Does this sound interesting?

:thumbup:

fullthrottle540 11-29-2012 05:40 PM

how to permanently repair this crappy cooling system

champaign777 11-29-2012 07:09 PM

how to rebuild steering rack

mr magoo 11-30-2012 04:30 AM

Steering lines
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nervous (Post 7221887)
Steering lines are very easy to replace. Anyway, it most likely documented in Bentley.
I can tell what is not documented. Manual tranny rebuild (either 5 spd or 6 spd).

My upper lines leak at the reservoir. The Rez-to-pump line looks easy. the rez-to-radiator hose confuses me as to how to detach from the radiator. do all 4 lines have to come out of the radiator to replace 1 line?

doru 11-30-2012 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by champaign777 (Post 7222311)
how to rebuild steering rack

There was one, but it did dissapear, the link is not working anymore. However, here is one for Acura. Different steering rack, but probably close. And here's Cam's steering rack removal procedure. An old e30 guide.

Found a vid as well, maybe it can help:

http://youtu.be/N9RcnMxQMfA

BentValve 11-30-2012 07:41 AM

LSx swap...lol

Sumotide17 11-30-2012 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nervous (Post 7221887)
Steering lines are very easy to replace. Anyway, it most likely documented in Bentley.
I can tell what is not documented. Manual tranny rebuild (either 5 spd or 6 spd).

Yes replacing the power steering lines are very easy. I am speaking about a DIY on how to fabricate/ retrofit those same lines with professionally adapted high pressure steel braided lines. I suspect this would help preserve the PS lines a lot longer, match the oil filter lines, and help correct the reservoir leak along with installing new cap o-ring. At least one of those lines is a HIGH pressure and susceptible to failure and I'm sure we will all receive better steering control as a result.

I talked to these folks in Fremont, CA and I will be working with them to ACTUALLY see if it can be done.

http://www.hoseandfittingsetc.com/

Nervous 11-30-2012 07:58 AM

^ That definitely sounds interesting!

Reuvers 11-30-2012 09:48 AM

Doru, tried to look at a couple of diy's on your sig link; however problem I encounter, and this is common with many links/forums, is that either pics are removed from threads or links don't work at all...

I have been searching for a good diy on throttle gasket replacement on a m62 pre vanos. Reason is that I am unsure how to remove the bottom bolts...seems like all sorts of parts are in the way. TIS explains it, however it seems they skip several steps to show finished product.

doru 11-30-2012 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reuvers (Post 7223265)
Doru, tried to look at a couple of diy's on your sig link; however problem I encounter, and this is common with many links/forums, is that either pics are removed from threads or links don't work at all...

I have been searching for a good diy on throttle gasket replacement on a m62 pre vanos. Reason is that I am unsure how to remove the bottom bolts...seems like all sorts of parts are in the way. TIS explains it, however it seems they skip several steps to show finished product.

Yes, I know. I saved a few that interests me directly as pdf's on my home computer, fearing that they will dissapear. Sorry, but I can't help you. I tried contacting some of the members, but I think they left the forum for good, and don't check the pm, or the other that were linked from outside sources, some web pages don't exist any longer. You can try to contact some sellers that have an active help forum for DIY-ers, like Pelican or Bavauto. They have quite a few procedures in detail, even if they are for different other model BMW's, some are similar.

hope this helps.

Albo 11-30-2012 10:35 AM

Torque Converter replacement..

doru 11-30-2012 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Albo (Post 7223386)
Torque Converter replacement..


Try this one out

Nervous 11-30-2012 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reuvers (Post 7223265)
Doru, tried to look at a couple of diy's on your sig link; however problem I encounter, and this is common with many links/forums, is that either pics are removed from threads or links don't work at all...

I have been searching for a good diy on throttle gasket replacement on a m62 pre vanos. Reason is that I am unsure how to remove the bottom bolts...seems like all sorts of parts are in the way. TIS explains it, however it seems they skip several steps to show finished product.

This is for M62TU, but pretty close to M62:
http://www.beisansystems.com/procedu...anos_procedure

hh3uunp 11-30-2012 02:34 PM

The awesome hit a tree mod... No wait lalaray has got that covered


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