Ultimate-BMW.com :: BMW forums, BMW parts, BMW accessories, BMW performance parts  
Ultimate-BMW.com :: BMW forums, BMW parts, BMW accessories, BMW performance parts
Ultimate-BMW.com ::
The Ultimate Resource for Ultimate Driving Machines

Main Site Menu 1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

7.
8.
9.
10.
Ultimate-BMW.com Site Homepage
BMW Forums Homepage
BMW Knowledgebase
BMW Forums Members Photos
BMW Forums Members Spotlights
BMW Spectacles and Movies

Ultimate-BMW.com News

Ulitmate-BMW.com Sponsors
Advertise with Ultimate-BMW.com
Contact Ultimate-BMW.com
Google



Go Back   Ultimate-BMW.com :: BMW forums, BMW parts, BMW accessories, BMW performance parts > BMW Knowledgebase > BMW How-To Questions


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2006, 20:50   #1
QcMarque
Rookie
 
QcMarque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
QcMarque is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to QcMarque Send a message via AIM to QcMarque Send a message via MSN to QcMarque Send a message via Yahoo to QcMarque
Default '86 E23 Heater Core Replacement

Alrighty... so my heater core is leaking, I'm about to order a new one and need to do the swap. I've been looking everywhere for either a paper or cd manual that covers my car (more exclusively than a chilton or haynes), and all I've come across is a microfiche from BMW... which of course I have no use for seeing as I don't have a reader. Anyways, this is a 2 part question... 1) how do I go about accessing the heater core to replace it. 2) Anyone know where I could get a good manual for doing work on my car (or perhaps know where I could aquire a microfiche on cd, or something of the sort?)

Thanks for all the help!
QcMarque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2006, 23:16   #2
QcMarque
Rookie
 
QcMarque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
QcMarque is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to QcMarque Send a message via AIM to QcMarque Send a message via MSN to QcMarque Send a message via Yahoo to QcMarque
Default A couple other things...

Also... I went through and replaced all the vacuum lines on the engine, and capped those not being used (heater vent/diaphrams and back since I have to replace the heater core anyhow)... it did improve my idle quite significantly... but I still get some wavering (wanders between about 500-750 rpm once warmed up). Anyone know what else I can check to help bring my idle to where it should be, as well as keep it smooth? Lastly, I need a vacuum diagram for then entire car so I can be sure all the lines are there. there's 1 'post' on the vacuum pump that doesn't have a line on it, and without a diagram I don't know if there should be or not (and if so where it goes.) My apologies for being so long winded on these things, I'm very excited to get my L7 back up to top shape and especially get the heat running properly since it's getting close to snow here in Seattle.

Thanks again!
QcMarque is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 14:07.




Ultimate-BMW.com :: The Ultimate Resource for Ultimate Driving Machines
Copyright © 2004, Ultimate-BMW.com. All Rights Reserved. Ultimate-BMW.com :: BMW forums, BMW parts, BMW accessories, BMW performance parts, BMW tuning, BMW movies, BMW pictures