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by Ralph in Socal
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Taillight Chrome Frames
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Taillight Chrome Frames

Replied to your PM Mike. Your request is in process.

Currently out of Left Side Frames :( :(

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cabin Constantly Hot, Need Help
Replies: 12
Views: 139

Re: Cabin Constantly Hot, Need Help

Working on this same issue right now. Three separate parts provide input to cabin heat. Heater Valve, Interior Temp Sensor, Rotary Temperature Dial. The heater valve gets +12V to close it. No voltage and it’s open. Nothing in between. Probing for voltage at the valve provides insight on what may be ...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Converting from US Front Bumpers to Euro: How I Did It - Lots of Pics
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Converting from US Front Bumpers to Euro: How I Did It - Lots of Pics

Very well done. No butchering necessary that you may be able to manufacture and market those mounts.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Taillight Chrome Frames
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Taillight Chrome Frames

gray635 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:26 pm
Ralph:

I'd like to have a set of L&R - best pair you've got. Some gaskets/seals would be great, too - if you've been able to locate those since we last emailed!

Thanks,
Mike
I’ll work on getting a total for you Mike. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Taillight Chrome Frames
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Taillight Chrome Frames

More pics
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Taillight Chrome Frames
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Taillight Chrome Frames

Letting a few of these go. These 2 are both Right Side units but I am in the process of cleaning up a couple of Left Side ones. Some blisters as shown in photos but all exposed surfaces are very nice. Asking $140 each for these as well as others in similar condition. Best ones will be $200 each. Qua...
by Ralph in Socal
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB :: Rear Parcel Shelf
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: WTB :: Rear Parcel Shelf

PM sent

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Harness 635csi L-jet ECU question
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Harness 635csi L-jet ECU question

You probably need the matching afm (280 203 002) and injectors (probably not critical to run but M90 injectors are rated much higher volume). Usually a matched set is necessary. Some ECUs are interchangeable within a system (ie. 011 and 008 ecu run 016 afm; 059 and 061 ecu both run 027 afm)

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Trump .vs. Clinton
Replies: 62
Views: 8939

Re: Trump .vs. Clinton

I have never voted in my life. This year will be the first and I know who I will be voting against

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Trump .vs. Clinton
Replies: 62
Views: 8939

Re: Trump .vs. Clinton

I sent you a private message about the Canadian health care system as I dont want to get into a political discussion about the USA on a BMW forum which might antagonize other members. A Well done. Seems antagonists want to create the arguments and division. And at the same time denying the truth ar...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Harness 635csi L-jet ECU question
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Harness 635csi L-jet ECU question

Seems you are trying to accomplish my future plans. I have an 81 528i. E12 car That I placed a euro 10:1 motor in. Plan is to use M90 controls with the existing OEM harness as the M90 setup is similar to the euro 10:1.

Good luck and please provide updates on your progress

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1988 Hard Start, Stumble, Dies
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: 1988 Hard Start, Stumble, Dies

Check AFM outputs at the connector. There are different specs for the different AFMs

I disabled my fathers 528e by disconnecting the AFM. Car would start and idle well, RPMs would slowly rise by feathering the throttle pedal. But the engine would die if the pedal was pushed too hard. Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch pedal, master and slave cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Clutch pedal, master and slave cylinder

Best to use a pressure bleeder and uninstall the slave from the transmission so that you can point the bleeder tip up I’ve been successful in using a pressure bleeder and loosening the line fitting at the slave cylinder and then performed effectIve bleeding at that spot. Rag to catch fluid coming ou...
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: '85 E24 low beam issues
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: '85 E24 low beam issues

I would do that upgrade to H1/H4 lights. They were fairly priced before but it appears prices have climbed.

However, I know I wouldn’t buy a new sealed beam. Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: '85 E24 low beam issues
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: '85 E24 low beam issues

Rechinu wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Are there two filaments inside the sealed beam and one of them is blown?
That’s likely your issue.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: E12 m535 exhaust system same as 635csi 1980
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: E12 m535 exhaust system same as 635csi 1980

I’ve asked Zinnocoupe to comment. He recently accumulated the necessary parts to put E12 M535 exhaust on his e12. He did tell me they’re different.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Hunting/Surging Idle
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: Hunting/Surging Idle

You mentioned the ICM previously. It is typically the cause of hunting/surging idle DE7353D4-AAF9-4A87-94B8-3BC05CAD6C45.png O2 sensors are cheap and easy to replace, they do wear out and they provide critical input to the ecu. I would replace it immediately The ICV will rattle when shaken but a bet...
by Ralph in Socal
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bringing The Shark Home
Replies: 20
Views: 935

Re: Bringing The Shark Home

Well done and VERY BALLSY to say the least. Kudos for the dad memories you just created so VERY WELL DONE

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Finding a front bumper cover.
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Finding a front bumper cover.

PM sent. Perfect for site donation

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 635CSi hesitates
Replies: 28
Views: 1112

Re: 635CSi hesitates

Check what the installed regulator is rated for. There are 2.5 Bar regulators If necessary install a 3.0 regulator and see if that solves your problem I think your issue is electrical Ecu, sensors and relays can cause intermittent shutdown but faults there usually requires a restart of the motor to ...
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 77 630 4spd to 5spd
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: 77 630 4spd to 5spd

260/5 from M20 will NOT fit an M30 motor. And a 260 trans will not have the necessary speedo drive for the mechanical speedo in the series 1 car. Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M90 Engine Or Not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1400

Re: M90 Engine Or Not?

Pic below of motor I pulled from an early 635 with dogleg. Motor is M90 as confirmed by flat top pistons and 94 mm bore

I can’t provide doubtless confirmation of the “55” prefix but this motor does support it

Ralph
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by Ralph in Socal
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 59
Views: 11589

Re: All good things must come to an end...

Thanks for all you've done Brian. I trust you will do what is best.

All the input in this thread shows the benefits gained from this site and how it is appreciated by many. That's from your dedication =D>

Ralph
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: 828

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: 1079

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

Easy peasy. Well done

Ralph