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by nick88highline
Thu May 21, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Italy road trip story
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

Re: Italy road trip story

Absolutely fantastic to see people taking these cars on road trips like this! Looks like it was a great trip. 8) Having done similar trips myself (through a total of 17 European countries) I can say it is great fun and the best way to go on holiday....although sometimes the wife does not agree. 8-[ ...
by nick88highline
Thu May 21, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: AC belt issues
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: AC belt issues

I used to get the belt on as much as I could and then crank the engine over and the belt would jump on.
I then decided to sort it permanently by fitting the a/c bracket from an E34 M30 535 (which is slightly longer) and using a very slighly longer belt (13 x 813).
by nick88highline
Wed May 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Spare wheel supplied as OE on an '88 Highline - 415mm or 395mm?
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Re: Spare wheel supplied as OE on an '88 Highline - 415mm or 395mm?

Yes, I think this has come up before. I have a 635 CSiA (with Week 5 Dec 87 build date) which I bought in 1999 and that came with the smaller TRX wheel as yours did. The wheel and tyre were unblemished and I've no reason to think it wasn't originally supplied with the car when new. I've been through...
by nick88highline
Tue May 05, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 1989 Highline Sunroof Panel
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Re: 1989 Highline Sunroof Panel

Good luck with that one! I don't think you'd ever find a good one in the UK, in fact the only place you might get one from is the South West US or possibly Australia. The trouble is that the sunroof is made from several pressings most with sharp edges that didn't take paint well and not to mention t...
by nick88highline
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue

As soon as they came out in October last year I got one, so this is probably the first one installed in an E24: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48985403701_51f249c494_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48985403581_12dfe42e80_c.jpg It's a nice unit, although not quite as well made as the o...
by nick88highline
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thinking of Boston to Montreal round trip this summer in my 89, good idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 2093

Re: Thinking of Boston to Montreal round trip this summer in my 89, good idea?

I have taken my E24 on several long road trips including two 4100 mile journeys (England to Africa, England to the Artic Circle) and never had any issues. I have travelled through 20 countries over 2 continents. In two cases I drove back from Northern Spain (Bilbao) to my home here in England in one...
by nick88highline
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 628csi
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

Re: My 628csi

Looks great, nice and original as it should be :lol: Good to see a 628 alive and well and photographed in such a nice setting. My own 635 has been photographed around North Yorkshire many times. Good luck with it, but please remember to thoroughly inspect the bodywork once a year. I'm currently doin...
by nick88highline
Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiberglass bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 2380

Re: Fiberglass bumpers

If you have the address why not do the “old fashioned” thing and write them a recorded delivery letter. If it is delivered and you get no response, you’ll know they are not interested. If it’s returned to you, you’ll know they are no longer trading. You could say that if you have to resort to these...
by nick88highline
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiberglass bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 2380

Re: Fiberglass bumpers

There is a physical UK address on the web page; does anyone from UK know this company and how to get in contact? I also found their facebook page, but still no way to get in touch: https://www.facebook.com/XmoorCars/ Please if someone might know of them and how to get in touch please let me know; r...
by nick88highline
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Sequential indicators (UK)
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

Re: Sequential indicators (UK)

Seen quite a few of those as well, particulary on Audi's. A very thin strip of orange LED light zooming across the cluster...just plain silly :roll: I've also noticed how complex some of these light systems must be, for example on many cars now the front side lights either dim or turn off completely...
by nick88highline
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater valve repair
Replies: 20
Views: 4835

Re: Heater valve repair

That repair kit I haven't considered, but it seems I have two issues. The first being the no heat over 80kmh (suggesting loss of spring tension), and now heat all the time (because the rubber collar has completely torn. I'm leaning towards the MTC as I still have to consider postage (why is postage...
by nick88highline
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Factory Looking Headunits
Replies: 49
Views: 16905

Re: Factory Looking Headunits

I got it from classic car stereo as suggested by brickwhite. Still investigating sound quality, but it seems to be pretty good compared to the Pioneer reference headunit I had in there before. The colours can be customised using an RGB mixer with 8 levels per colour, so you can mix up different colo...
by nick88highline
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Factory Looking Headunits
Replies: 49
Views: 16905

Re: Factory Looking Headunits

I got one of the new Blaupunkt Bremen SQR 46 DAB. Probably the first one installed in an E24 :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48985403701_51f249c494_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48985403581_12dfe42e80_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48985594727_b7b8097b65_c.jpg https:...
by nick88highline
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Headlight Aim Control
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: Headlight Aim Control

Nick - where did you come through the firewall? Any pictures? Thanks James The pipes come through the main wiring grommet (right hand side of car) where there are two short rubber sleeves which allow for this. Because the levelling system comes as a complete sealed unit you have to pass the control...
by nick88highline
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Headlight Aim Control
Replies: 8
Views: 1987

Re: Headlight Aim Control

Here is a one post on this subject and there are others, but because the system is described differently by different people it can be hard to find: http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26791&p=203765#p203765 There is a link in this post to a Porsche forum which explains how to repiar this...
by nick88highline
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Water Hoses set for M30b35 - 1989 High Line UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: Water Hoses set for M30b35 - 1989 High Line UK

I've had my 1988 highline UK car for 20 years so have replaced the hoses twice already. 8-[ The part numbers you need are these: 11531719983 - runs under intake manifold 64211374637 - heater valve hose 11531289859 - lower radiator hose 11531719887 - upper radiator hose 11531266459 - bypass hose 1712...
by nick88highline
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: mwrench subframe fix.
Replies: 49
Views: 12832

Re: mwrench subframe fix.

I have bought one of these reinforcement units. However whall diameter of thevunitvwen I came to have it fitted the overall diameter was too big to go through the hole in the subframe. I suggested to my mechanic that he should drill out the hole in the subframe but he would not do it, as he was wor...
by nick88highline
Wed May 29, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: E34 540i Brake Upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 4460

Re: E34 540i Brake Upgrade

Just had a thought though, before I start changing everything over, and knowing the E34 rotors are larger, is there enough room for the new rotors with the stock dust shields or do I need to modify them or use 540i dust shields? Cheers Mark The dust shields do not need modifying, in fact nothing do...
by nick88highline
Fri May 10, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Looking for "belly pan" or PN#
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: Looking for "belly pan" or PN#

I found it, #4 and another, # 9 as well also called an air deflector. I really have NO idea how #9 attaches. https://i.imgur.com/R1QSSWzm.png Part #9 attaches with two self tapping screws into tinnerman nut plates. You can see the two holes in the picture. It's also attached to the bottom of the pl...
by nick88highline
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: 4x32 M635 front brake pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Re: 4x32 M635 front brake pistons

When I rebuilt my single pot calipers I had stainless steel pistons made up, but then I only needed four to cover the entire car :D I used a UK based company called Kitek. I guess there must be somewhere closer to you that could do that, but it would not be cheap. BMW does not sell the pistons on th...
by nick88highline
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: E34 540i Brake Upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 4460

Re: E34 540i Brake Upgrade

I changed my front and rear calipers to the ones used on the E34 540 about 5 years ago but did not change the master cylinder. I think it was worth doing for the additional stopping power, and also under normal conditions, the pads last longer. The pedal feel didn't change, but if you really slam do...
by nick88highline
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Late model sunroof panel
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: Late model sunroof panel

kylefav390 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:57 pm
I may have one that you could use. Granted it might have rust, but I haven't checked it out. It is diamond schwarz as well
Thanks, PM sent.
by nick88highline
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Late model sunroof panel
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: Late model sunroof panel

Ray in Phoenix wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:55 pm
I think I have a 87 panel, is that the same as a 88?
Did they change?
Ray
From the parts catalogue it appears the design was changed in Sep 86. If your panel is from a car made after that date then it should be correct.
PM replied to.
Thanks
Nick
by nick88highline
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Late model sunroof panel
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Late model sunroof panel

I'm looking for a rust free sunroof panel from a 1988 car. What I mean by rust free is a panel that has never had any rust on it, rather than one which has been repaired. 8-[ Would be even better if it was painted Diamond Black! [-o< I'm not expecting to find this in the UK (where I'm based) so will...
by nick88highline
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Headlights and winscreen rubber
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

Re: Headlights and winscreen rubber

Not sure about the 86 lights, but the 88 lights are all still available, of course that's not much good to you, but I suspect you will be fine.
I certainly wouldn't re-use the windscreen rubber. Replacing the windscreen is somewhat difficult and not a job you want to do again.
Nick