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by nick88highline
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Water Hoses set for M30b35 - 1989 High Line UK
Replies: 4
Views: 55

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: 32
Views: 5581

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: 1075

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: 664

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 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: How to replace your perimeter door seals
Replies: 15
Views: 13415

Re: How to replace your perimeter door seals

I replaced my driver's side door seal on my M6 a couple of weeks ago. It is still very difficult to close the door. Of course here in Connecticut the weather is not yet warm. Should I wait and hope that with warmer weather/sun it will get easier? Funny you should you mention that because I replaced...
by nick88highline
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: 4x32 M635 front brake pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 457

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: 1075

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: 503

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: 503

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: 503

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: 757

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
by nick88highline
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 1980's BMW Dealerships in the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: 1980's BMW Dealerships in the UK

Thanks for the reply. The registration is FVW ###Y- VW is Chelmsford from 1974 onwards. If a dealer sold the car they would register it to the dealer location? Back in 82 did people other than approved dealers sell new BMW's? I suspect what happened is this: the car was sold by Bates of Maldon (onl...
by nick88highline
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 1980's BMW Dealerships in the UK
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: 1980's BMW Dealerships in the UK

Good question because no BMW dealer in Chelmsford was listed in 1988. Maybe it closed down prior to that year?
I checked my BMW Service directory dated 1988/1989. Colchester, Maldon, Leigh-on-Sea are listed but not Chelmsford. Maybe someone has the dealer directory from 1982?
by nick88highline
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Consensus on Rust Proofing?
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: Consensus on Rust Proofing?

I've been using Rustbuster Epoxy Mastic 121 recently, which is a two part paint that is incredibly durable. Also try looking at POR15 and "Miracle Paint". For cavities use something like Noxudol 700 and Noxudol 1600UM as an underbody coat. If I was fitting new wings I'd be tempted to have them e-coa...
by nick88highline
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: Need help - any oil cooler pics out there?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4912/31718537207_4ff542159c_c.jpg Not my car or picture, but I think all the oil coolers were the same. I assume that the angled bracket welded to the cooler body, screws into another angled bracket which is mounted to the body with two bolts. My own oil cooler setup ...
by nick88highline
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 3573

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery.
Nick
by nick88highline
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: power steering filter
Replies: 5
Views: 975

Re: power steering filter

I am in the process of swapping out/rebuilding the power steering pump in my '88 M6. I ordered a new filter for the 3 rib covered filter. When I remove the filter I see no filter present in the can , other than the screen. Could it be none belongs there, or is mine missing? You should have the foll...
by nick88highline
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starter motor options
Replies: 20
Views: 4068

Re: Starter motor options

Bringing back an old thread, but I have a new SR444X starter for an M70 engine on its way to me now. I'll report back with my findings and results Be interesting to hear what you find. I've just replaced my started with an SR441X (proper Bosch number is 0 986 014 890) and it's much easier to fit. I...
by nick88highline
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Right side (passenger) chrome mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Right side (passenger) chrome mirror

I have a brand new chrome mirror housing without the glass mirror, but this may not be what you want. I'm also based in the UK, but the mirror housing is for the right hand side of a left hand drive car.
by nick88highline
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Late UK Black Highline I didn't buy in 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

Re: Late UK Black Highline I didn't buy in 2012

It is the same VIN. If you zoom in on the engine bay picture you can clearly see 8188542 as the VIN...
Funny, I was looking at this the other day and wondering why it was so cheap.
by nick88highline
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Fitting brakes E31 Brembo fronts + E34 540i/M5 Rears
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: Fitting brakes E31 Brembo fronts + E34 540i/M5 Rears

I have a set of front brembo calipers for a e31 840ci/850ci with new oem discs and a set of rear e34 540i calipers with new oem discs. I'm unsure what more will be required to fit them onto my e24. I've been told that the discs might need to be skimmed and need the carriers from the e31 and e34 but...
by nick88highline
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: M30B35 from a highline
Replies: 8
Views: 11724

Re: M30B35 from a highline

Unfortunately that engine has the wrong mounts for the chassis, and I'd rather have a drop in. It's not massively urgent, apparently it needs to be either early E32 or E24 highline. A minor point, I'm sure you're aware of, that if you do go for a B35 from an E32/E34, you'll need to change the oil f...
by nick88highline
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Replacement half shafts
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Replacement half shafts

Researching replacement half shafts. For some perspective BMW original parts: - WN are running a special at the moment at 249 euro plus 100 euro for core replacement - PP are at USD418 + $50 core charge and only showing one in the world Living in this part of the world any option that requires a co...
by nick88highline
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?
Replies: 119
Views: 35840

Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Simple angluar five spoke AZEV wheels outside Casino Royale. 16x7.5 which is close to the original TRX rims fitted. Hubcentric rings and 20mm offset means they are not quite perfect... https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6066/6022249879_365292759e_z.jpg Running Toyo Proxes (235/50) which stick like glue.
by nick88highline
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: SI Board Lithium batteries

Thanks Nick, Just put it all back together on the weekend. Replaced the twin 3v lithium batteries in what seems is a late model (1989) board or whole cluster in my 1986 car. Now I have the complete row of green lights, but 'Inspection' is still lit, despite doing the pin 7 to ground reset. Not sure...