Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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Just deductive research!! You"ll get there. But pops and bags mage me think it is something like to much fuel or vaccuumleaks.

Accumulator is avalable at BMW I think, but also al Turner Motorsport here

The replacing one is smaller, but does the job fine.


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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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uwbuurman wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:36 pm Just deductive research!! You"ll get there. But pops and bags mage me think it is something like to much fuel or vaccuumleaks.

Accumulator is avalable at BMW I think, but also al Turner Motorsport here

The replacing one is smaller, but does the job fine.
Is there no trick with swapping to the older/smaller one? Are all of the lines the same?
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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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Older one is bigger with some care the solid lines will bend a bit to fit. Recommend replacing the rubber lines to make it fit in the bracket you'll have to make a fix, since the diameter is also smaller.
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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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See my topic here
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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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Thank you! This is why I love this place.
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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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Fuel issue turned out to be the cloth fuel lines in the rear. Replaced all of the lines except the two in the engine bay and the car runs as well as ever!
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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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TaylorGoesFast wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:06 am Fuel issue turned out to be the cloth fuel lines in the rear. Replaced all of the lines except the two in the engine bay and the car runs as well as ever!
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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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Ah, great!
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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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Well, I got busy again. Had one serious buyer come look while I was out of town and drive it around. They got scared off by an electrical gremlin that only appeared to them and has not appeared to me since. I've put some more miles on this thing and loved every second. Thinking I'll do what I can to keep it.

It's at EDA Motorworks to get a lookover and I asked them to pull a vacuum on the AC system to see if it holds. If so, dump some R134 in there with the updated fittings and let's see what happens. I have honestly not heard of a single E21 having an issue forgoing dryer replacement or seals and everyone has had success just drawing the system down and dumping R134 in. My expectations are still low, but it can't hurt to try.

After that, I've asked Max to take a look over the car and let me know what little things he can tackle. See if he can patch up the exhaust and get me a quote on fixing the sunroof for good and reupholstering the headliner.

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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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Yeah, just keep it!! Fun to have!
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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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AC work didn't end it getting done yet. I ordered a new dryer, a conversion kit, and some seals that I'll be installing before I take it back to Max.

Took the car down to Harrisonburg for the first Madison Motorsports deck meet. The students loved it and a few of them took the car for a joy ride and snagged some photos.

On the 2 hour drive back, I lost a license plate bulb cover, which I think I have a spare of somewhere in my box of mysteries. Didn't have time to replace it before taking the car on another cruise, but this time it was 8 hours of driving over 2 days to do a tour of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The car performed flawlessly except some belt squeal.

Priorities:
License plate bulbs and cover
Replace license plate fasteners with less rusty screws
Gauge cluster bulbs
AC equipment/convert to R134
Install the sunroof sliders I ordered off eBay
Oil pan gasket and engine mounts
Repaint the wheels
Get a quote on redoing the headliner and driver side head rest
Order new carpet
Front suspension refresh
Rear sway bar
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Re: Betty the Black E21 BMW 320i

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Nice to read you use the car a lot, the more use, the more fun!!

Don't repair all broken things, because one thing repaired, another defect apears!!
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