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by nick88highline
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Power Steering Reservior issue.
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Power Steering Reservior issue.

Might be a bit late for you now but here is what I noted down when I took it apart: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50481734687_49e656a83b_k.jpg You can double up on the final to C-clips, but it's hard work and probably not required, in fact mine only had one when I first took it apart. The real...
by nick88highline
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Grommet needed
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Grommet needed

Looks like the mounting for the M-Tech side skirts. Have you contacted a BMW dealer directly?
How many do you need? I may possibly have a few, but not many.
Nick
by nick88highline
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles

It will affect your power grid... You're not wrong there. The UK Government wants to move the target to 2030, ie no petrol or diesel cars to be sold after that. I would assume the sale of petrol and diesel fuel will continue for many decades after this date, but who knows? I have an electric car, b...
by nick88highline
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Air con compressor for 1989 highline in the UK?
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Air con compressor for 1989 highline in the UK?

I bought a "new" one from BMW a couple of years back and it was a hassle to fit because it has slightly different connectors on it. I had to get a local aluminium welder to "modify" one the connections. Cost the best part of 1000GBP and that included the "core" refund you get when you give them your...
by nick88highline
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: AC belt issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1135

Re: AC belt issues

What years E34 M30 535 can that bracket be found on? May be headed to the salvage yard and want to make sure I pull the right part. Thanks in advance! I believe the M30 engine was discontinued in the E34 around 1993, so anything between 1988 and 1993 would work. I actually bought mine new from BMW.
by nick88highline
Thu May 21, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Italy road trip story
Replies: 14
Views: 2816

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: 6
Views: 1135

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: 1589

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: 1372

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: 8
Views: 1980

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: 2577

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: 2083

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: 2748

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: 2748

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: 1996

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: 5894

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: 18750

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: 18750

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: 2459

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: 2459

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: 1442

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: 14726

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: 5091

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: 2596

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: 2668

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...