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Oka
12-27-2002, 04:00 AM
HOOD SHOCK - My Hood Shock does not work anymore. I was told it's not functional in the cold temperature, since it is filled with Hilium Gas. Why would the Germans built such mechanism in there cold climate? Personally, I feel both of my Shocks have gone bad. Solution Please!

HVAC - Hissing sound - found where it is coming from. I got a small diameter hose and tracked the source of
the sound. The attached picture shows where I located the hissing sound. Is this why my HVAC won't
work, or one of the reasons? Installed a used Blower Fan, after two weeks, it started doing what the
removed fan was did. It blew higher when I turn right and midium high at left turn. Somtimes it will completely
stop and start again after about half a mile on bumps. The replaces on has been doing the same thing and now
it is stopped working. When the car has been sitting in for some hours, usually, the defroster blower starts again.
THE HISSING SOUND ONLY COME ON WHEN THE IGNITION IN ON THE "ON" POSITION AND WHEN ANY OF THE HVAC BUTTON IS PRESSED.

<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/caxtin/Hissing.jpg">

Mario (Switzerland)
12-27-2002, 04:10 AM
Oka is a russian Car manufacturer, do you have any relations or is that a fantasy name?

cheerio

Mario

Oka
12-27-2002, 04:17 AM
<a href="http://members.roadfly.com/caxtin/your-file.jpg">http://members.roadfly.com/caxtin/your-file.jpg</a>

Oka
12-27-2002, 04:21 AM
<a href="http://members.roadfly.com/caxtin/hissing.jpg">http://members.roadfly.com/caxtin/hissing.jpg</a>

Oka
12-27-2002, 04:27 AM
<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/caxtin/hissing.jpg">

Oka
12-27-2002, 04:33 AM
Nope. No relationship. "OKA" a an Nigerian name and is a short for a much longer name. There is "OKA" in Japan also.

My picture does not seem to load well.

Bruce H
12-27-2002, 09:12 AM
Oka,

Your hood shocks can be replaced cheaply. Try JACS in So. Cal. figure on $24 for the pair. Marginal hood shocks are not functional in extreme cold.

Your fan blower brushes are bad. Did you replace the blower with a used unit? The speed up of the blower is typical of failing brushes as the "g" force of the turn increases pressure on the brush which in turn increases current flow which increases blower speed.

You have a leak at or near the solenoid pictured. Check the hoses carefully.

Regards,
Bruce H
85 745
81 323 Baur

dnliii
12-27-2002, 11:40 AM
Sounds like the hot water solenoid went bad- try plugging both hoses and see if the system works [excpt for heater] new is twenty bucks, used at a boneyard is just a couple of bucks.

Oka
12-27-2002, 05:20 PM
Bruce
Thanks for your reply. Yes I bought a used blower fan.
Can the fan blower brush be replaced?

I used a half inch plastic hose to check for leak locations.
One end in my ear and the other in search of the location. The
leak is coming exaxtly from the bottom of the metal casing
(I believe the selenoid). I ran my test hose around the solenoid
hoses but found nothing. I will just replace the solenoid.

Don
Thanks also for your reply.
When you say to plug the hoses, do you mean to block them individually from having anything pass through? You also said
"to see if the system works (except for the heater)" Please could
you explain more on the these for me?

Thanks for all your times.

Oka
Alaskan '85 735i

Bruce H
12-27-2002, 05:26 PM
the motor is a sealed case unit that does not look like it was designed to be serviced. Even if you did successfully open the case you would have to cut brushes to match the brush hood. A new blower is $180.

You and I spoke a long time ago when I was selling TRX tires and wheels.

Regards,
Bruce H

Oka
12-27-2002, 06:01 PM
I may have to get a new blower. I was told it is about $260 for a new one. Who sells it for $180?

Oh that was you I talked to about the tires?
I still have not gotten any yet.
My current tires may have one more summer to go. They are really
"eaten" up.

dnliii
12-27-2002, 06:43 PM
Pull the red wire and see if the leak continues. If it does, the solenoid is bad and must be replaced. While you wait to get the part, connect the orange and green hoses together. Your HVAC system will not work without vacumn.

Oka
12-28-2002, 02:21 AM
When I taped the two together in a ball point pen tubing,
he flower fan seemed to run higher. I'll get another selenoid.
Will it be bad to have the tubes taped together until I get another
solenoid?

don
12-28-2002, 10:08 AM
no worries!

CV Stancampiano['84 733i]
12-28-2002, 09:56 PM


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