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by Ralph in Socal
Thu May 21, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Flashing CEL and Coolant light on?
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Flashing CEL and Coolant light on?

CEL on these cars only apply to the systems monitored on the Check Panel. The CEL initially comes on at startup until you step on the brake or push the Test button on the Check Panel The CEL will then flash if one of the system sensors finds a fault. CEL flash turns off after pushing the Check butto...
by Ralph in Socal
Wed May 20, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: '83 633CSi - running so rich it stalls
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: '83 633CSi - running so rich it stalls

Easy peasy. Well done

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Mon May 18, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: '83 633CSi - running so rich it stalls
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: '83 633CSi - running so rich it stalls

Check resistance between the sensor post and ground. Sensor is blue, white or light brown on the thermostat housing Then check resistance of sensor input at ecu and see if you have the same value. Yes the ETM will detail which terminal is the CTS at the ecu. Good luck Ralph PS - I removed the inline...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon May 18, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: '83 633CSi - running so rich it stalls
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: '83 633CSi - running so rich it stalls

My 82 633 would only start when cold and run very rich. Would not restart after shutting down as the engine was drowned in fuel Turned out the Coolant Temp Sensor feed to the ecu was not connected so the ecu defaulted to cold start and run rich. To prove my point to myself, I ran a separate wire byp...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon May 11, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member, new project
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: New member, new project

Welcome Hazy. Petrolhead, gearhead, motorhead, we’re all the same!! To each his own as that is your car and it’s up to you whatever you want to do with it. Just realize these chassis were not designed for that level of power. Looks like you’re starting off with a pretty good example. Good luck Ralph...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon May 11, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear tail light lens gasket
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Rear tail light lens gasket

Bobbo, please send your mail to addy and I’ll get some good used ones to you

Mike, these new ones available from eBay, are they a single straight strand or a loop?

I just cleaned up my taillights and found the gaskets on the 82 633 are both continuous loops. Absolute surprise

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat May 09, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Group interest - rear light frame seals
Replies: 68
Views: 16323

Re: Group interest - rear light frame seals

For now I have 5 left side and 7 right side. Could increase as hopefully I have more somewhere else Ralph Hi, Ralph. I need a set. I've purchased new lenses and what I believe is a set of seal #4s. I did not realize I required another interior set. If available please PM with price plus shipping to...
by Ralph in Socal
Fri May 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 783
Views: 153675

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Hello Song. Check your transmission cooling lines. Old, hard, no flexibility and typically leaks at the crimped ends first Another area of leakage is the selector shaft seal. PITA to remove and be careful on install as the slotted shaft can damage the new seal. Wrap the shaft in electrical tape, or ...
by Ralph in Socal
Wed May 06, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rear Diff seized
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Rear Diff seized

A limited slip diff will not allow the other side to turn if one side is still on the ground. Strange that it will not move forward though. Please update the thread with what you find. Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed May 06, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: ATF & filter change?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: ATF & filter change?

Remember that a trans fluid change does not remove all of the old oil. There’s quite a bit of residual in the torque converter along with the solenoids and valve piping. Best to monitor fluid levels during refill

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed May 06, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

I would set the new seal in with jb weld or some other sealer like curil. Let the jb weld fill and then cure in the gap. Just don’t use too much that you have severe overflow into the trans

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil filter heads
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Oil filter heads

Filter heads are interchangeable for B28, B30, B32 and B34 motors.

I have a couple of the cooler head units and they have a thermostatically controlled port to allow cooling when oil gets to a certain temp. The coolers themselves are always open.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1981 Euro e24 with Motronic 1.3 - No start. Spark present but no fuel pressure.
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: 1981 Euro e24 with Motronic 1.3 - No start. Spark present but no fuel pressure.

The CPS for Motronic 1.3 is the single unit at the front of the motor. I’ve not had much experience with those sensors and their fragility when compared to the bell housing sensors I would think a bad sensor would cause no spark condition No fuel would likely be fuse, relay or pump issue but seems y...
by Ralph in Socal
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: G260/5 crossmember
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: WTB: G260/5 crossmember

I have one. PM me for info

Ralph
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by Ralph in Socal
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Power Steering/Break system failing ‘85 635csi
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Power Steering/Break system failing ‘85 635csi

I think your problem is the hydraulic distribution block. The part that carries the bomb and distributes fluid to the brake booster and steering box That unit has very small orifices that will easily clog and prevents fluid flow I had an issue with one years ago where I had good steering but terribl...
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Valve adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 427

Re: Valve adjustment

With the plugs out the motor should turn easily. Give it a bump with the starter first as it’s probably been a while since it turned. If it’s been more than a month since last run put several drops of motor oil inside each cylinder before turning with the starter You should be able to use a 13 mm so...
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No Speedometer
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: No Speedometer

Welcome. Nice intro post. Very well done taking time to research and learn. Way above my level of work so definite props from me

And I’m in for the speedo simulator when you’re ready

Ralph

PS I’m working through a phone so I can’t see your location but please make sure you provide it in your bio
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Impact wrench makes it so much easier. The cheaper battery units are more than capable so you don’t need an air compressor. Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

From your pic I can see you have not removed the sheetmetal lock that keeps the nut in place

Use two screwdrivers to pry the bent edges from the curved recess then pry out the lock

Put 2 of the DS bolts in the flange holes then wedge a bar between the bolts for use as a stop leverage

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Idling/stalling issue - '89 635csi
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Idling/stalling issue - '89 635csi

Check coolant temp sensor and it’s wiring. My experience with the B35 is limited but on the earlier cars it’s very easy to misconnect the connectors and sensors

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex

The bolts can be from anywhere. Sorry The plastic piece is for the positive battery cable to secure it around the dipstick tube. Bolts to the bracket coming from the oil filter housing and attaches to the tube. The damaged fork and TO bearing is likely from the slave cylinder not being in the proper...
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB :: Black interior
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: WTB :: Black interior

Please contact me for anything guyatou can not provide. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: ALL OF THE LIGHTS!
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: ALL OF THE LIGHTS!

Thanks for the plug Paul. I also have the complete projector headlights with frames

Unfortunately some new members will post like this then disappear

And Bobbo has already asked the important question

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB :: Black interior
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: WTB :: Black interior

Checking my stash of parts. PM to you once I determine what is available. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)
Replies: 8
Views: 1254

Re: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)

Turn everything by hand (motor with a wrench) before trying to start it. Push clutch in and release a couple of times as well Put the trans in gear and have someone depress the clutch pedal while you turn the installed driveshaft by hand. Listen for any unusual noise Don’t forget to preload the cent...