Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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Vlad, build, view.
Awesome pic!
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cek wrote:
I'll install it this evening, I hope.

And?
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1st 5er wrote:
cek wrote:
I'll install it this evening, I hope.

And?
Turned out great, as you can see from this amazing photo.

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Julie & I hare having fun driving the canyons together...

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cek wrote:
1st 5er wrote:
cek wrote:
I'll install it this evening, I hope.

And?
Turned out great, as you can see from this amazing photo.

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Julie & I hare having fun driving the canyons together...

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Beautiful.... both.
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$65 bucks later.

Pro tip: Do not try to clean your washer nozzles with wire, even if you think said wire is smaller gauge than the holes. If you don't listen to me you'll end up with windshield wiper flooders, not sprayers.

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Utah golden hour
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Put away for another few weeks...
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Will you be keeping both Vlad and Maytag now that Minerva is finished? (as finished as any of these ever are)
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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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Dale3783 wrote: Jul 10, 2020 5:02 PM Will you be keeping both Vlad and Maytag now that Minerva is finished? (as finished as any of these ever are)

I will never sell a car again.*

*Unless not doing so threatens my marriage.
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cek wrote: Jul 10, 2020 5:08 PM
Dale3783 wrote: Jul 10, 2020 5:02 PM Will you be keeping both Vlad and Maytag now that Minerva is finished? (as finished as any of these ever are)

I will never sell a car again.*

*Unless not doing so threatens my marriage.
This is the correct answer. Congrats
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As has become tradition upon returning to Utah, I stretch Vlad's legs by driving up to Alta. Joy.

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Both sides (esp driver) mirror mechanicals are failing. The glass on both sides is also pretty lame. I have spare mirrors at home, and I could pull them apart for mechanicals, but I'd rather just know this car is 'right'. So I've ordered new glass and mechanicals for both sides.
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cek:

"I will never sell a car again. Unless not doing so threatens my marriage."

I just keep telling my wife "It's an appreciating asset.". So far, it's worked, but it takes a lot of repetition and reinforcement of the message.
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Looks great!
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muleskinner wrote: Sep 06, 2020 7:48 PM cek:

"I will never sell a car again. Unless not doing so threatens my marriage."

I just keep telling my wife "It's an appreciating asset.". So far, it's worked, but it takes a lot of repetition and reinforcement of the message.
I tried this also with my wife; you should have seen the look on her face right before she burst out laughing.
Then she mumbled something like "Whatever you need to tell yourself..."
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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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Please join me in wishing Vlad a happy birthday.

Here's how Vlad's progressed since he joined my family:

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Nov 2013:
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July 2014:
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March 2015 (M30B35):
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As of July 19, 2015:
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As of Nov 29, 2015:
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As of Oct 18, 2018:
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As of Sept, 2020:
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cek wrote: Sep 16, 2020 11:30 PM Please join me in wishing Vlad a happy birthday.
If Vlad were a lad I’d say to him that “time is nothing... timing is everything”
Happy B-day Vlad!
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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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I noticed both mirrors were jiggling a while back. The passenger side stopped moving. Both mirror's glass was failing badly around the edges.

I ordered new mirrors and (E34) mechanisms from Blunt and put them in this morning.

It turns out the driver's mechanism was fine. It looks like I (or Ken, I don't remember) failed to tighten the screws when we assembled the mirrors after paint! All 4 screws on both sides were barely screwed in.
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The driver's side mechanism is in great shape. I will now keep it as a spare. One of the pins on the mirror for heat had broken off.
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The passenger-side mechanism broke into 42 pieces when I attempted to remove it.

I made sure I ordered heated glass.
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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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cek wrote: Oct 18, 2020 1:47 PM
I ordered new mirrors and (E34) mechanisms from Blunt and put them in this morning.
Is there an advantage to using the e34 mechanisms, or is that all that's available these days?
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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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stuartinmn wrote: Oct 19, 2020 3:12 PM
cek wrote: Oct 18, 2020 1:47 PM
I ordered new mirrors and (E34) mechanisms from Blunt and put them in this morning.
Is there an advantage to using the e34 mechanisms, or is that all that's available these days?
RealOEM doesn't show part numbers for the innards of the mirrors:
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While for E34:
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FWIW, the euro driver's side mirror with the blind-spot section is 51161926853. I chose to do the US version because I didn't want to wait for the Euro version. But you can get that part if you want (I have on Minerva).
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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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Beautiful Car, love the red color!
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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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Drove Vlad from Salt Lake City to Seattle yesterday. 872 miles in 12h 31m including 60 minute lunch in Pendelton, OR. Averaged 77mph.

Calculated fuel mileage 21.4mpg. OBC shows 18.8mpg which means I need to adjust the Seattle Circuit OBC fuel signal correction gizmo a bit.

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Eats up the miles!
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Stopped at my buddy's restaurant/distillery in Pendelton for a late lunch. It was his birthday so he gave me a preview bottle of his next batch of Whiskey.
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100 miles from Seattle and this happened.
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I think I can put a repair kit on it and keep it from spreading. If not, then I'll likely use this as an excuse to re-do the headliner (and replace the dash if I can find another crack free one).

Back in Bellevue after 2+ years.
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Noticed this this morning. Uh-oh.
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Up on the lift for my first undercarrage inspection in 2 years. The only thing amiss was an exhaust hanger, of course (which was replaced last december; sigh. I have a spare on hand because these are now made out of paper).
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Now to give him a proper bath so we can take some family photos...
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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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Drove Vlad from Salt Lake City to Seattle yesterday. 872 miles in 12h 31m including 60 minute lunch in Pendelton, OR. Averaged 77mph.

Calculated fuel mileage 21.4mpg. OBC shows 18.8mpg which means I need to adjust the Seattle Circuit OBC fuel signal correction gizmo a bit.

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Eats up the miles!
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Stopped at my buddy's restaurant/distillery in Pendelton for a late lunch. It was his birthday so he gave me a preview bottle of his next batch of Whiskey.
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100 miles from Seattle and this happened.
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I think I can put a repair kit on it and keep it from spreading. If not, then I'll likely use this as an excuse to re-do the headliner (and replace the dash if I can find another crack free one).

Back in Bellevue after 2+ years.
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Noticed this this morning. Uh-oh.
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Up on the lift for my first undercarrage inspection in 2 years. The only thing amiss was an exhaust hanger, of course (which was replaced last december; sigh. I have a spare on hand because these are now made out of paper).
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Now to give him a proper bath so we can take some family photos...
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Re: Vlad: The Zinno '87 535is

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I always have one of these kits on hand. I've used them in the past to great effect to keep chips from spreading. $7 bucks on Amazon.

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Blue-Star Windshield Repair Kit


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In Utah, I don't yet have any great place to hand wash cars. So Vlad's been going through a brushless drive-through carwash. Felt good to get my mitts on him again!
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Next up is my janky coolant temperature gauge. First, this car NEVER runs hot. Even in the blistering Utah heat driving hard, I've never seen the gauge go past 12pm. Second, when driving back from Utah Saturday I hit some ~30 degree F weather. I noted the gauge was barely out of the blue. Recall this helpful pic:
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Third, when the temp is down there, the gauge needle gets janky and dances frantically.

The M30B35 / Motronic 1.3 swap means I have a single-wire sender:
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I discovered I have a brand new single-wire sensor in my stash. It is brown and longer than the black one that was in the car. Interesting.
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So I swapped it in and measured temps. When cool I no longer had jank (although the engine was already somewhat warm, so I'll test cold again asap). I then warmed it up and verified it was tracking correctly.
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Seems about right
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Remember this? Who wants it? I no longer have any use for old-school USB power since I've found small USB-C adapters that fit in the cig lighter flush.
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