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by SWAUS6
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: SI Board Lithium batteries

The lit 'INSPECTION' doesn't have the annual inspection clock symbol next to it, thanks for the info there Nick. I'll try the hard reset again. If this doesn't work and I suspect it won't, it looks like its a board out again for a cap refurbishment - and thanks for the tips there and PDF Ken. I'd ra...
by SWAUS6
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

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 ...
by SWAUS6
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: SI Board Lithium batteries

Batteries arrived and just now getting around to replacing the dead pair. The PCB has a protective coating over the back of the pins - as the image shows. Seeking advice on how best to remove the old batteries and solder in new ones, should I scrape/heat the coating off the back of the board around ...
by SWAUS6
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: SI Board Lithium batteries

Thanks Pod and Jose, good idea. Have the replacement batteries on order.

Cheers, Nathan
by SWAUS6
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

SI Board Lithium batteries

Dear All, Having the SI Inspection and orange and red lights on my E24 staying on despite earthing pin 7, and finding excellent info on here on cluster removal and battery replacement, removed the cluster and took it apart expecting to find dodgy 1.2 volt NiCad batteries. However, I find it has a si...
by SWAUS6
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: CUSTOM / SPORTS EXHAUST OPTIONS
Replies: 17
Views: 4586

Re: CUSTOM / SPORTS EXHAUST OPTIONS

Meant to add my planned method to manage cabin boom/drone: I intend to try a system with no rear muffler, instead to have my local exhaust shop make me a replacement twin pipe set up, probably in 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 inch, with j pipes to remove the drone. Intend to make the J pipe length adjustable with ...
by SWAUS6
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: CUSTOM / SPORTS EXHAUST OPTIONS
Replies: 17
Views: 4586

Re: CUSTOM / SPORTS EXHAUST OPTIONS

Hi Classicman, Ive just purchased a set of these: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/192211358374 for my 1986 Aust delivered CSI. Haven't fitted 'em yet, being ceramic coated at the moment, so I cant help you with fitment details as yet. They look the goods and I had them recommended by GAZ M3 on a post a m...
by SWAUS6
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: RHD Exhaust decision down under
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: RHD Exhaust decision down under

Thanks Brucey and Gaz, some useful ideas there.

I had a look around online for anyone's use of the EMS headers and could find none, do you know of any examples of their use Gaz?

Cheers
by SWAUS6
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: RHD Exhaust decision down under
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: RHD Exhaust decision down under

Gaz, Good, thanks again for the added info. The image of the NSW headers did indeed suggest that the engine mount had to be undone and lifted or likely removed to allow fitment and then replaced. Bruceys explanation of his FRitzBits system fit clearly shows the No 1 pipe removeable. I'll contact the...
by SWAUS6
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: RHD Exhaust decision down under
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: RHD Exhaust decision down under

Gaz, Thanks, that's great! They look the goods - and they are down here in Oz - with ceramic coating available. Also appreciate your tips about the exhaust and the expansion chamber fitment, Sound is critical, has to match its look with the black Schnitzers. The M30 in mine is pretty cammy, sounds s...
by SWAUS6
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: RHD Exhaust decision down under
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

RHD Exhaust decision down under

The exhaust on my RHD 1986 635 has begun to fall apart, not unexpectedly. Now I have a choice to make about replacement, which is not necessarily straightforward way down here in Western Australia. I'm not interested in the OEM system, and would like your opinions and sage advice please on whether t...
by SWAUS6
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Vibration from new propshaft
Replies: 13
Views: 3180

Re: Vibration from new propshaft

Reading this thread with interest, hoping it might help answer why my car has a varying slight to moderate vibration between 65-80 kph. Its been occurring since having the guibo replaced a few years ago, which was causing the typical thumping. The indy repairer assured me it was ok, although I was n...
by SWAUS6
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No/intermittent start woes
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

Thanks Ken, good to know Pelican have them as a whole assembly; will place my order. Cheers, Nathan
by SWAUS6
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No/intermittent start woes
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

May have aced it

Thanks Greg, Looks like I may have hit a winner with the sensor plug. It totally fell apart when looking at it today. Had been to my local BMW Centre, who had a sender and cable - without the plug - that I found out after driving 30km. Apparently the plug has been superseded and replaced with a roun...
by SWAUS6
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No/intermittent start woes
Replies: 5
Views: 1457

No/intermittent start woes

Hi All, Have the dreaded no/intermittent start woes...Left my car for a month and went to start it, found a flat battery, charged battery, and no start and then it did start once, and then ok immediately again, left it for a while and no go etc etc. Have looked at all the posts on the subject and fo...
by SWAUS6
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Survey: How many miles or km on original gearbox
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Hi Ozibimmer,

Mine is:
1986 635csi
Manual Getrag close ratio
232500 km

Goes beautifully.

Cheers
by SWAUS6
Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to access the RT side of the A/C blower in RHD cars
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

Thanks Brucey, I wondered whether many have ventured in there, given that there is likely not that many RHD A/C cars about. I'll have a few more looks and thinks about how, and then have to give it a go one way or another. I had a preliminary go at making up a tool to insert the screw under the nylo...
by SWAUS6
Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fresh air door/flap
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

Thanks Chris, Sage advice, I'll do a new post and see what someone may know.

Cheers
by SWAUS6
Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to access the RT side of the A/C blower in RHD cars
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

How to access the RT side of the A/C blower in RHD cars

Has someone out there has found a way to access the rear RT side of the A/C blower unit to access the fresh air flap servo and A/C transistor in a RHD E24? I.e., other than the complicated removal of the entire A/C unit. I have a loose servo and a kaput A/C transistor, and its a remote zone where th...
by SWAUS6
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fresh air door/flap
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

Thanks for all the great tips so far. Found the problem, and now know a lot more about that part of the car. Alas, have not found a way of getting at the servo motor mounting screws without major removal of significant things. It doesn't seem that removing the A/C/heater unit is going to be remotely...
by SWAUS6
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fresh air door/flap
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

Just today found the time to remove the console and have a look. The servo motor on the RHS (drivers side in my case) moves when it is turned on, i.e. the whole servo moves as though it isn't fastened firmly. Given its on the drivers side its a long way back in there next to the steering column behi...
by SWAUS6
Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fresh air door/flap
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

Chris,

Wonderful, you're a legend. I'll get into the console zone on the weekend and let you know how I get on. Looking forward to sorting it out. BTW, my E24 does have the seat control switches either side of the handbrake handle.

Thanks again
by SWAUS6
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fresh air door/flap
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

Pod and Chris, Thanks for your replies and fine information. I don't have the console out, and can only see that the flap doesn't fully open and close from under the bonnet with the fresh air/heater blower out. Looks like I'll have to remove the console to get at the areas and parts you describe Chr...
by SWAUS6
Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fresh air door/flap
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

Fresh air door/flap

H all, Hope someone can help. Doing the blower transistor fix on my Oz delivered RHD 1986 CSI. With the motor squirrel cages and covers out, I notice that the fresh air door/flap won't close off (swing up) - stops short about 25 mm when the centre control lever is all the way right, or the A/C is on...
by SWAUS6
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: New member and A/C hassles
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Thanks Chris, some great info there! Also found the posting re the ETM and manuals downloads - excellent. Will follow all that and check the blower and vent system.

Have to agree with eko 1, white six with the black schnitzers does look pretty sharp.

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