Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

How Fixing Broken BMWs Helped Make Me Whole
Author: Rob Siegel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780837617206
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 421
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For over 25 years Rob Siegel has written a monthly column called "The Hack Mechanic" for the BMW Car Club of America's magazine Roundel. In Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic, Rob Siegel shares his secrets to buying, fixing, and driving cool cars without risking the kids' tuition money or destroying his marriage. And that's something to brag about considering the dozens of cars, including twenty-five BMW 2002s, that have passed through his garage over the past three decades. With a steady dose of irreverent humor, Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic blends car stories, DIY advice, and cautionary tales in a way that will resonate with the car-obsessed (and the people who love them).

The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems


Author: Rob Siegel
Publisher: Bentley Publishers
ISBN: 9780837617510
Category: Transportation
Page: 420
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Electrical issues in European cars can be intimidating. The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems shows you how to think about electricity in your car and then take on real-world electrical problems. The principles discussed can be applied to most conventional internal-combustion-engined vehicles, with a focus on European cars spanning the past six decades.Drawing on The Hack Mechanic's wisdom and experience, the 38 chapters cover key electrical topics such as battery, starter, alternator, ignition, circuits, and relays. Through a practical and informal approach featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, author Rob Siegel takes the fear-factor out of projects like making wire repairs, measuring voltage drops, or figuring out if you have a bad fuel pump relay. Essential tools such as multimeters (DVOM), oscillosopes, and scan tools are discussed, with special attention given to the automotive multimeter needed to troubleshoot many modern sensors. You'll get step-by-step troubleshooting procedures ranging from safely jump starting a battery to diagnosing parasitic current drain and vehicle energy diagnosis. And you'll find detailed testing procedures for most problematic electrical components on your European car such as oxygen sensors, crankshaft and camshaft sensors, wheel speed sensors, fuel pumps, solenoids, and actuators. Reading wiring diagrams and decoding the German DIN standard are also covered.Whether you are a DIY mechanic or a professional technician, The Hack Mechanic Guide to European Automotive Electrical Systems will increase your confidence in tackling automotive electrical problem-solving.This book applies to gasoline and diesel powered internal combustion engine vehicles. Not intended for hybrid or electric vehicles.

Ran When Parked

How I Resurrected a Decade-Dead 1972 BMW 2002tii and Road-Tripped It a Thousand Miles Back Home, and How You Can, Too
Author: Rob Siegel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998950709
Category:
Page: 201
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The author buys a long-dead vintage BMW sight-unseen, travels a thousand miles to where it sits, gets it running, and drives it home. During the twelve-day trip, he finds that what began as a story of man-versus-machine turns into something else entirely--a story of the kindness of strangers, and how doors sometimes open exactly when you need them to. "Rob Siegel is a writer with the mind of a mechanic and a mechanic with the mind of a writer. He's also an old-school romantic of the best kind, and one of the few people who understands what car culture really means to the people invested in it-free of stereotype, cliche, or pat sentiments you've read a thousand times before. Like all of his writing, Ran When Parked focuses heavily on the why behind the hobby. It's a mix of casual, long-form blog entry; detailed how-to; and emotive confessional; most of all, he seems to believe the world would be a better place if everyone else followed on his crazy path and devoted their free time to resurrecting old iron. He's right." -Sam Smith Editor at Large, Road & Track

Just Needs a Recharge

The Hack Mechanic Guide to Vintage Air Conditioning
Author: Rob Siegel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998950716
Category:
Page: 235
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Air conditioning in vintage cars often falls into disrepair, as owners figure that it never really worked all that well when it was new, and assume that rejuvenation would be prohibitively expensive. In his new book, Just Needs a Recharge: The Hack Mechanic Guide to Vintage Air Conditioning, Rob Siegel details exactly what's needed to resurrect long-dead air conditioning in a vintage car, or install a/c in a car that never had it. In a level of detail not found in any other automotive a/c book, Rob reveals what you need to know about flare and o-ring fittings, upgrading to a rotary-style compressor and a parallel-flow condenser, making or specifying custom hoses, and selecting refrigerant so that the a/c blows cold enough to be usable. Although the book draws from Rob's BMW experience (with specifics for the BMW 2002 and 3.0CS), and concentrates on vintage a/c systems (those that have flare fittings and originally contained R12), most of the information applies to any air conditioning system, foreign or domestic, vintage or modern. Written in Rob's entertaining Hack Mechanic narrative voice, and including 240 photographs and illustrations, the book covers theory, the choice of refrigerant (R12, R134a, other EPA-approved, non-EPA-approved), legality, tools for a/c work, fittings and sizes, the compressor, the evaporator assembly and expansion valve or orifice tube, the condenser and fan, the receiver/drier or accumulator, electrical connections and compressor cycling, connecting and using manifold gauges, the basic steps for a/c rejuvenation, from-scratch a/c retrofit, making and installing hoses, flushing the system, pressure-testing and leak detection, evacuating and charging the system troubleshooting, and other things that heat up the cabin.

BMW Enthusiast's Companion

Owner Insights on Driving, Performance and Service
Author: N.A
Publisher: Bentley Pub
ISBN: 9780837603216
Category: Transportation
Page: 328
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For more than 25 years, informed BMW owners have relied upon the Roundel, the magazine of the BMW Car Club of America, to make their "Ultimate Driving Machines" more ultimate. Now a selection of articles on driving, performance, service & tech tips have been collected in a single book. No matter what BMW you drive or desire, this book will serve as a valuable maintenance guide, performance handbook & technical reference source, to help you understand & care for your BMW. BMW owners & BMW CCA members provide specific information for your BMW: * Valuable insights & technical information ranging from basic service tips to advanced driving theory * Inside secrets on maintaining & preserving your BMW, from properly washing & waxing your car, to how to reset the service indicator lights * Driving techniques ranging from basic car control to choosing apexes on the track * Discover whether your car oversteers or understeers, & how weight transfer affects traction & vehicle performance * Learn the difference between torque & horsepower, & how to select the right tires for your BMW * Find out which performance modifications work, which ones don't & why

Mike Brewer's The Wheeler Dealer Know How!


Author: Mike Brewer
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845844890
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
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"Telling you all you need to know about buying, preparing and selling modern classic cars, this book guides you through the minefield that is the world of car dealing, and helps you avoid the pitfalls that await the unwary"--P. [4] of cover.

BMW 2002

A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic Sporting Saloon
Author: R.M. Clarke
Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited
ISBN: 9781855203341
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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This title written by James Taylor, motoring journalist, and Mike Macartney, a well-known BMW specialist, is a must for all 2002 enthusiasts. This book profiles the BMW before the 2002, the history of the 2002 68 to 76, selling the 2002, press reports, the tuned 2002, a buyers guide, running a 2002, beneficial mods, restoring a 2002, the 2002 in competition, technical specs and more.

Ran When Parked

Insider's Secrets of Buying, Selling and Enjoying Classic Cars on a Budget
Author: Rob Sass
Publisher: Parker House Publishing Incorporated,Csi
ISBN: 9780981727042
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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Classic cars are defined as both affordable and interesting cars built since 1950 that can be run everyday and cost under $20,000 US. This title offers a guide to classic cars that contains information and data along with the stories of contemporary living with classic cars.

BMW E30 - 3 Series Restoration Guide


Author: Andrew Everett
Publisher: Brooklands Books via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1855209608
Category: Transportation
Page: 198
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A practical restoration manual written by journalist and E30 enthusiast Andrew Everett. Covers E30 models: 316, 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325e, 324d and 324td, 318iS, M3 & Alpina in saloon, convertible & touring forms. Professional advice also is given on buying a good used model E30 for restoration.

Driven

Inside BMW, the Most Admired Car Company in the World
Author: David Kiley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471269205
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 310
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An exclusive look at one of the world's most successful andcontroversial companies, and the mysterious family behind it. BMW is arguably the most admired carmaker in the world. It'sfinancial performance is the envy of its competitors, and BMWproducts inspire near-fanatical loyalty. While many carmakersstruggle with falling sales, profits and market share, demand forBMWs continues to grow, frequently outpacing production. Now, DavidKiley-Detroit Bureau Chief at USA Today and author of Getting theBugs Out, which covered Volkswagen's demise and rebirth, goesinside the fabled German automaker to see how it does what it doesso well. With unprecedented access to BMW executives, Kiley goesbehind the walls of BMW's famed "Four Cylinders" headquarters inMunich at a time when the company is in its most aggressive, andsome say riskiest, expansion in its history and when some of thecompany's new products, like the 7 Series sedan and Z4 roadster,are for the first time drawing as many barbs from critics asbouquets. Kiley covers intimate details of the boardroom dramasurrounding the company's nearly disastrous acquisition andsubsequent sale of the British Rover Group and its expansion intoselling MINI and Rolls Royce cars. Besides being a world-classcarmaker, BMW is also considered one of the smartest consumermarketing companies and Kiley explores the extraordinary value andmanagement of the BMW brand mystique. He also takes a revealinglook at the mysterious and ultra-private Quandt family of BadHomburg Germany, which owns a controlling stake in BMW: Johanna andSusanne Quandt, two of the wealthiest women in Europe and StefanQuandt, one of the wealthiest bachelors on the continent. David Kiley (Ann Arbor, MI) is the Detroit Bureau Chief at USAToday who has covered the auto industry for 17 years. He has beenfeatured on Nightline, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR and the Today show. Heis also the author of Getting the Bugs Out: The Rise, Fall, andComeback of Volkswagen in America (0-471-26304-4), also availablefrom Wiley.

BMW '02 Restoration Guide


Author: R.M. Clarke
Publisher: Brooklands Books Limited
ISBN: 9781855204515
Category: Transportation
Page: 224
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Restore it right the first time! This information-packed guide provides all the information you need to restore your prized BMW. Contents cover 1600 to 2002 turbo models from the mid-60's to the mid-70's, and include detailed information on restoring bodywork, chassis, engine and trim. Includes production changes, color schemes and history.

BMW E30 3 Series

1981 to 1994
Author: Ralph Hosier
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845844432
Category: Transportation
Page: 64
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Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert at your side. Benefit from Ralph Hosier's years of BMW experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a true professional. Get the right car at the right price!

Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers

With Brief Notices of Passing Events, Facts, and Opinions, A.D. 1812 to A.D. 1842
Author: Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indians of North America
Page: 703
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This is the autobiographical account of an explorer, government administrator, and scholar whose researches into the language and customs of the Chippewa and other Native American peoples of the Great Lakes region are considered milestones in nineteenth-century ethnography. After a childhood in Hamilton, New York, Schoolcraft gained attention for the reports and journals he wrote on trips west to explore mineral deposits in Arkansas, Missouri, and the old Northwest. Later, he joined the Cass expedition to the Lake Superior region, where he served as an Indian agent in St. Mary (Sault Ste. Marie) from 1822 to 1836. During that time, he continued to make regular exploratory journeys. On one of these, in 1832, he located the Mississippi River's source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. From 1836 to 1841, Schoolcraft served as Michigan's superintendent of Indian Affairs and helped to bring about a treaty with the Ojibwa (1836), who as a result relinquished their claims to most of northern Michigan. Schoolcraft's memoirs are noteworthy for their detailed geographic, geological, political, military, folkloric, historical, and ethnographic information. Married to a woman of Native American background, he was sympathetic to certain aspects of the Indian societies he encountered. Nevertheless, he saw the sweep of new settlers into Indian lands as inevitable, and accepted as necessary the removal of Native peoples beyond the advancing boundaries of the United States. Schoolcraft believed that soldiers, diplomats, federal officials, and missionaries could do their jobs more effectively if they learned native languages and understood Indian customs. These motives, along with his literary aspirations, gave rise to his explorations of Indian cultural life. He discusses Indian myths and legends at length and talks about how he transformed them into his own Algic Researches (1839), the work that inspired Longfellow's "Hiawatha." Schoolcraft also corresponded or visited with Washington Irving, Thomas Jefferson, Albert Gallatin, and many of the era's other leading intellectuals, and details his conversations with them.

SRT Viper

America's Supercar Returns
Author: Maurice Q. Liang
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760342741
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
View: 1927
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The original 1992 Dodge Viper captured lightning in a bottle upon its debut. Combining ground-shaking V-10 American muscle and a refined chassis with true sports car handling, the Viper put America on the world’s supercar map. In 2012, Dodge will unveil its new fifth-generation Viper, and this officially Dodge-licensed book will tell the whole story.

Life At The Limit


Author: Sid Watkins
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447241010
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 264
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'It's pretty rare to come across a motor racing book that tempts you to read the thing in one sitting but "Prof" Watkins has produced a gem ... [he] is a superb raconteur, not afraid to speak him mind yet peppering the gravity with occasionally side-splitting humour. No true motorsport fan should be without this book.' Autosport Grand Prix racing has undergone sweeping changes in the last thirty years. Many of these involve safety and medical rescue. The man behind them - a champion in the racing world although he has never won a race - is the eminent neurosurgeon Sid Watkins. Life at the Limit is his remarkable story. It spans the most exciting years in Grand Prix racing and includes intimate portraits of motorsport's greatest names, from Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda to Alain Prost and Damon Hill. Sid Watkins has also witnessed, at first hand, some of the most severe and spectacular racing accidents. His account of these is made all the more poignant by the fact that some of the men he has rescued, sometimes at the point of death, have been personal friends. From Monza, in 1978, where Ronnie Petersen suffered a fatal accident, to Imola in May 1994 where Ayrton Senna met his untimely death, the high, and low, points of Grand Prix racing are vividly described. For all fans of Formula One, this is the inside story of the world's most dangerous sport.

Mechanical Ignition Handbook

The Hack Mechanic Guide to Vintage Ignition Systems
Author: Rob Siegel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780837617671
Category: Reference
Page: 162
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Mechanically timed ignition is easy to understand and wonderfully straightforward to diagnose and repair, which is good because it's one of the most likely things on an older car to die and leave you in the lurch. Rob Siegel--better known as the Hack Mechanic-- explains how mechanical ignition works and discusses in detail how to set timing and advance. There is also a full chapter on troubleshooting mechanical ignition problems. Illustrated with over 100 photos and diagrams and supported by clear, step-by-step instructions, the Mechanical Ignition Handbook features sections on:*mechanical ignition basics and components*common repairs and recommended tools*adjusting point gap*setting dwell angle*locating the timing mark*finding top dead center*setting static and dynamic ignition timing*using both a standard and an advance timing light*testing coil resistance*Retrofitting breakerless electronic ignition (for those who say "enough!")Applies to vintage cars from the 1950s up through the mid 1980s that have either points and breakers or mechanical ignition advance, including: Porsche 356, Mechanically-timed Porsche 911, BMW 1600, BMW 2002, Ferrari 365, MGB, Austin-Healey Sprite, Jaguar E-Type, Triumph Spitfire, Triumph TR3, Mercedes models including the Mercedes 190 SL, Volkswagen Beetle, early Volvo, Pontiac GTO, vintage Chevrolet Camaro and other American muscle cars.

Monkey Mind

A Memoir of Anxiety
Author: Daniel Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439177317
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 212
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Shares the author's personal experiences with anxiety, describing its painful coherence and absurdities while sharing the stories of other sufferers to illustrate anxiety's intellectual history and influence.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The Givens Collection
Author: Harriet Jacobs,Lydia Maria Child,Louise Meriwether
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743460561
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Recounts the author's childhood as a slave, her escape to the north, and the help she received from both blacks and whites, and documents the degradation and injustices of slavery.

BMW Classic Coupes, 1965 - 1989

2000C and CS, E9 and E24
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847978479
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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A definitive guide to BMW's high-performance classic coupes, tracking their rising success from 1965 to 1989. After the doldrums of the post-war years, BMW had felt the need for a flagship grand touring coupe. The 507 of the late 1950s and the 3200 CS that replaced it in the early 1960s may not have made much money for the company, but they were a reminder of its aspirations. Then in 1964, a striking new coupe emerged from the building blocks of the latest saloon car range. The 2000 and 2000 CS, with their feisty 2-litre 4-cylinder engines, were the affordable foundation on which BMW was able to build its next generation of coupes - and what formidable machines those were! This definitive guide covers BMW's high-performance classic coupes, tracking their rising success from 1965 to 1989 and includes full specification guides, production histories and original photography. Topics covered include: BMW's hand-built coupes of the 1950s and the first volume-built models; the mainstream E9 range, with new engines and revised front-end styling; racing success for the 'Batmobile' CSLs, including six wins at the European Touring Car Championship from 1973 to 1979; engineering and development of the luxury E24 range; tuned and modified coupes, including the rare custom convertibles. Fully illustrated with 234 colour photographs.

Memoirs of a Yukon Priest


Author: Segundo Llorente, SJ
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589018624
Category: Religion
Page: 252
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This is an engagingly personal account of the hardships, challenges, and rewards of a life lived wholly in the presence of God and at the service of the Alaskan people. In September 1935, Segundo Llorente, a wide-eyed twenty-eight-year-old Jesuit priest from Spain set foot in Alaska for the the first time. His memoirs are filled with all that he saw, endured, and enjoyed for forty years in Uncle Sam's "icebox," whether by dogsled in the 1930s or by plane and snowmobile in the 1970s. He prayed, worked, scolded, helped, and laughed with a practical wisdom that recalls the Ignatian spirituality in everyday life that also marks Father Walter Cisek's Russian journal, He Leadeth Me.