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by nick88highline
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 628csi
Replies: 2
Views: 206

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: 413

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: 413

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: 392

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: 1163

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: 12415

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: 12415

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: 1201

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: 1201

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: 563

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: 36
Views: 7044

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: 1852

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: 1103

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: 14186

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: 894

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: 1852

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: 778

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: 778

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: 778

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: 1309

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: 859

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: 859

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: 1506

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: 1100

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: 5176

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery.
Nick