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3998Re: [bmw e28] Re: sunroof drains, Heat problem

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  • Guy DiCesare
    12 Nov 17:01
      Thanks. It's done and it drains well now. Take care,
      Guy
      --- David Rodriguez <daverodus@...> wrote:

      > To clean the drains:
      >
      > Don't use a coat hanger. Use weed eater/grass
      > trimmer
      > line. It bends easily and is forceful when guided
      > by
      > the sides of the tunnel of the drain lines. It also
      > won't cause any damage to the inside of the drain
      > lines. If you damage them or somehow remove the
      > paint
      > that protects them it could cause more problems down
      > the line. I have done this twice before and it
      > works
      > like a charm. I would use at least .80 line or
      > higher
      > to do this. Open the sun roof and go in from the
      > drains on either side towards the front of the car.
      > The drain inlets are quite large about the size of a
      > dime in circumference. Feed it in until it is
      > blocked. If blocked, go back and forth until it
      > frees
      > the blockage. It seemed like I had feed 10ft of
      > line
      > through the drains when I was complete.
      >
      >
      >
      > --- tim hardin <tdamionhardin@...> wrote:
      >
      > > the sunroof drains out the side vents located
      > behind
      > > the rear seat side windows on the exteriour of the
      > > car. use a coat hanger with a single layer of duct
      > > tape applyied to the whole length of it to prevent
      > > paint damage and very carefully go in from the
      > > vents. pull frequently looking for evidence of
      > > decomposing leafy matter. use water from the roof
      > > gutters to flush the material out with the help of
      > > the hanger to get an exit path re- established.
      > > repeat until the water runns clear. heat....if the
      > > heat works at a stop light and then cools as you
      > go
      > > down the road in cool weather, then your fresh air
      > > inlets are not closing properly. i do not know the
      > > proper fix, but a practical one is to duct tape
      > the
      > > inlets area located on the firewall both left and
      > > right. note....this also work if you get hot air
      > > coming in during hot days....canceling out the ac
      > > effectivness, the hot air comes in through the
      > > defroster vents. taping off the inlets will render
      > > fresh air functions on the ventalation system
      > > useless.
      > >
      > > Guy DiCesare <guydicesare2000@...> wrote:Hi
      > > everyone. Next on the list is a blocked sunroof
      > > drain (any suggestions as to how to clear this?)
      > and
      > > heat that's warm sometimes (rarely, actually) and
      > > lukewarm most of the time. Any thoughts on what's
      > > causing this? Also, can you recommend a beter
      > repair
      > > manual than Chilton? It's pretty incomplete.
      > Thanks
      > > in
      > > advance, Guy
      > > --- tim hardin <tdamionhardin@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > you found it. stabilizer should exchanged under
      > > > warranty
      > > >
      > > > Guy DiCesare <guydicesare2000@...>
      > wrote:HI
      > > > everyone. I'm just about done with my 88 535is.
      > > > I've replaced SO much on this car and it still
      > > idles
      > > > badly. Can someone help cut through the murk?
      > ....
      > > > OK.
      > > > I've replaced fuel pressure regulator, idle air
      > > > stabilizer, auxiliary fuel pump and have tuned
      > it.
      > > > Now
      > > > the mechanic states "attempted to adjust idle CO
      > > > mixture-screw was completely
      > unresponsive-probable
      > > > bad
      > > > airflow meter". NOW: I have disconnected the
      > > new
      > > > idle air stabilizer and the RPM's did NOT change
      > > > although my chilton manual says it should
      > increase
      > > > RPM
      > > > to around 2000. is the new idle air stabilizer
      > no
      > > > good? Can you enlighten me (in layman's terms)
      > as
      > > to
      > > > what the problem might be , how to check and how
      > > to
      > > > fix it? I've given this car everything I have
      > and
      > > it
      > > > still runs rough and misses . Please advise, and
      > > > thanks in advance for your help. Guy
      > > > --- Frances Camara <babybima@...>
      > wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > Hay,
      > > > > yeah your right it is my air flow senser.
      > > > > i've been everywhere trying to find out why my
      > > 85
      > > > > 520i continuously cuts out on me whilst
      > driving
      > > > and
      > > > > has an extremly rough idle.
      > > > > Bascically i was told its my air flow senser
      > and
      > > > > because i have vacum hose leaks.that doesnt
      > > help.
      > > > > thanks for the help,i might try the duck tape
      > > for
      > > > > know untill i buy one,i'm probally getting one
      > > > this
      > > > > thursday but its going to cost me $180,its
      > > > expensive
      > > > > in australia to buy parts.
      > > > > takecare
      > > > > chao
      > > > >
      > > > > Robert Allan <robertmichael.allan@...>
      > > > wrote:
      > > > > Hey you might want to look at your fuel
      > pressure
      > > > > regulator, if the
      > > > > fuel pump is whining a bit it could be that, I
      > > too
      > > > > have this problem
      > > > > and it seems to be surge at random times when
      > > the
      > > > > car has warmed up
      > > > > , I replaced the idle control valve and the
      > fuel
      > > > > pressure regulator
      > > > > but still haven't really fixed it. What the
      > hell
      > > > is
      > > > > a "silver
      > > > > looking air dam" doing in the engine bay?, i
      > > > thought
      > > > > air dams were
      > > > > aero part at the front of a car. lol
      > > > >
      > > > > actually i removed the connector for the ICV
      > > this
      > > > > afternoon and
      > > > > nothing happened to the idle speed does this
      > > mean
      > > > > the control unit
      > > > > for the idle is stuffed, I have an 1982 528i
      > > > (m30B28
      > > > > engine).
      > > > > --- In bmwe28@..., andrew graham
      > > > > <thelast_graham@y...>
      > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > i think the "rough idle" could be caused by
      > a
      > > > hole
      > > > > (leak) infront
      > > > > of the airflow sencer behind the silver
      > looking
      > > > air
      > > > > dam in the
      > > > > intake system..... (silver looking air dam
      > -dont
      > > > > know real part
      > > > > name) that is the problem with my 87 535is
      > right
      > > > > now......i just
      > > > > duck taped it for now....until i get a new
      > > one....
      > > > > the new part
      > > > > costs $40 from dealer.... -andrew
      > > > > >
      > > > > > guydicesare2000 <guydicesare2000@y...>
      > wrote:
      > > > > > Hey there. this is my first post. have 88
      > > 535is.
      > > > > ran very rough,
      > > > > > stalls when stopping when it's hot and when
      > AC
      > > > is
      > > > > on. replaced
      > > > > idle
      > > > > > air stabilizer, didn't work. mechanic did
      > > > > something to air intake
      > > > > > that took 30 seconds, then told me it was a
      > > > means
      > > > > to an end but
      > > > > > wasn't "good" OR "right" any ideas re: a
      > real
      >
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