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by Ralph in Socal
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Right side Rear trim for early Euro
Replies: 4
Views: 2618

Re: WTB: Right side Rear trim for early Euro

I just sent an email to Hassan about this thread. He needs the left side.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)
Replies: 2
Views: 46

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

I would opt for the Ball Bearing unit. I have seen multiple issues with the needle bearing coming apart as yours. The only issue I have encountered with the Ball Bearing unit was the trans input shaft had become semi fused to the inner race so I basically pulled the pilot bearing (with the trans) to...
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: *****FS: 1988 635csi*****SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 38426

Re: *****FS: 1988 635csi*****

I sent you a PM. No reply??

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: IACV tie down bracket FOUND
Replies: 2
Views: 18358

Re: IACV tie down bracket NEEDED

Of course you know what to do!! But make a list of these small obscure but detail type parts and I'll see about getting them to you. I hate paying the USPS multiple times when I can stuff one of their flat rate boxes. BTW - these are what I have availlable. No 2-hole units. Ralph IACV Bracket.JPG
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Correct Gasket for In-Tank Fuel Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Correct Gasket for In-Tank Fuel Pump

They are completely different. I have seen many euro setups with the O-Ring while most US are built with the Gasket Ring with 6 holes for the mounting flange bolts. Not interchangeable as you can tell if you have both seals in hand. The O-ring applies to the system without an In-Tank Pre-Supply Pump...
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS MID MUFFLER SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 24709

Re: FS MID MUFFLER

Please measure the outer pipe diameter. I could use this for adapting to my e12/B35 exhaust if it's 2 inch. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: *****FS: 1988 635csi*****SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 38426

Re: *****FS: 1988 635csi*****

PM'd about the wheel under the Dr side rear. I've been searching for a Weds wheel

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: my 1988 M6
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Re: my 1988 M6

You are an absolute tease. Please post a link to where you store photos. I want lots of underhood pictures just as Bobbo asked - but more!! Agreed that you put lots of beautiful, serious work into the car. Not what I would do but I can appreciate the beauty of what it is. Thanks for the tease :D Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Anybody remember the MWrench Sunshade Hook Repair kit?
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Welcome

Just noticed you're new. Thanks for understanding.

Ralph

BTW - Welcome to BC
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Refinishing the Roundels
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Refinishing the Roundels

Let me see what I can find Bobbo. I have lots of roundels but the e24 rear has an extreme curve.

Use dental floss to get under the roundel to remove it. You probably already know though.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Emergency window tool for my 89
Replies: 2
Views: 28782

Re: WTB: Emergency window tool for my 89

Hello Tommy. Pleas PM your ship to address so I can send you one. No payment but I ask that you to donate to BC to help with maintenance costs. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Anybody remember the MWrench Sunshade Hook Repair kit?
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Anybody remember the MWrench Sunshade Hook Repair kit?

If only your tears of joy could help fund the site. Please contribute to help maintain it. Thanks.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Help Horn Hospital!
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Help Horn Hospital!

I'll be sending what I'm able to but please explain why there would be an aversion to Go Fund. I'm not well versed on why or what. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Got Pests???
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Got Pests???

Had bugs on the phone this morning but none on the desktop. I thought BC was infected but found out it was infested. :D

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu May 31, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: LSD Help
Replies: 20
Views: 1919

Re: LSD Help

This one is ready to install in my euro 635. Case, Rear Cover and Flanges are exactly the same as E30 so adapting to E24 requires only the Flanges and Rear Cover. Internal pic to show what it looks like inside. There are multiple planetary gears inside the center section to effect the distribution o...
by Ralph in Socal
Thu May 31, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Ralph in Socal (Positive)
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

Re: Ralph in Socal (Positive)

Thanks again Rainer. Glad I could help and I'm always happy to provide parts for you as you have never pulled the disappearing act after I ask for payment. Too many ghosts recently. ](*,)

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu May 31, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Cruise control unit for'83 633csi
Replies: 6
Views: 31168

Re: WTB: Cruise control unit for'83 633csi

Readily available on Amazon for a tad over $100.

https://www.amazon.com/65711386189-BMW- ... B00KLPUXLA

I have a few of unknown condition you can easily try out since you're in SoCal.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun May 27, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: OEM GLASS
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: OEM GLASS

PM to you Reed.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun May 27, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: LSD Help
Replies: 20
Views: 1919

Re: LSD Help

BMW started installing a factory torsen unit about 2003. Usually found in the Z3 and Z4 cars and easily adaptable to e24/28 as the cars used an e30 rear subframe. I've seen ratios from 3.15 to 4.27.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sun May 27, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Crankshaft Position Sensor stuck
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Crankshaft Position Sensor stuck

Remove the flywheel cover between the trans and motor. You can get access to the tips of the sensors when the cover is removed. Be careful not to deform the tip of the sensor as it will be difficult to pull out. The sensors have a sealing oring that will get stuck in the bore. Spray a little lubrica...
by Ralph in Socal
Wed May 23, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB : BMW Flywheel part no. 11221271463 M30 Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 55163

Re: WTB : BMW Flywheel part no. 11221271463 M30 Engine

I appreciate the update Nick but I'm still puzzled as to which fuse was bad. I'm asking for specifics as simply saying a fuse was replaced leaves it very vague. Fuse for the OBC maybe? BTW, your request for this flywheel opened up my eyes to their current selling value. I used to sell them for $120-...
by Ralph in Socal
Wed May 23, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark
Replies: 57
Views: 11381

Re: Hack Mechanic sorts out the Shark

I, for one, appreciate the updates Paul. We are not all in the category of long term members like Bobbo 8)

I wish I could but way too many other priorities so the links are nice. Thank you :D

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Fri May 18, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1983 ALPINA on craigslist
Replies: 4
Views: 25657

Re: 1983 ALPINA on craigslist

Well worth the price if it's a true verifiable Alpina. Unfortunately neglected but seems mostly there. Too bad you can't see inside as it should have Recaros also. GO GET IT

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu May 17, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: rear tail lights
Replies: 10
Views: 42704

Re: rear tail lights

My apologies. Just got them cleaned up today. I will take and send sunlight pics tomorrow. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Tue May 15, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Is it really worth the $? Reverse light switch
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Is it really worth the $? Reverse light switch

I would have to send you a used unit of unknown condition so I would opt for the $6 piece. Easy to test but...

I agree it's probably made by the same manufacturer

Ralph