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by Ralph in Socal
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Preventing Coolant in the Trans
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Preventing Coolant in the Trans

Happened to my 85 Zinno. Radiator cooler for trans was severely corroded aftewr years of sitting. 5 trans fluid flushes did not help so I had to replace the trans The bad thing is you won’t see the moisture in the trans fluid until it’s too late A new radiator is under $200 and BMW maintenance requi...
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: BaT for sales 74 3.0 CS $50K! and a 1985 CSI
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: BaT for sales 74 3.0 CS $50K! and a 1985 CSI

Over $13k for the 85 635 with 79k miles. Nice price!!

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: parting 87 635Csi
Replies: 11
Views: 1888

Re: parting 87 635Csi

Do you have front spring struts left and right? pt#'s 3132226166 and 3132226167. If so, how much? Please provide your LOCATION as required by the admin. We can help you better when we know where you are. Be careful when buying the strut housings. Make sure they have the provision for the Wheel Spee...
by Ralph in Socal
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel but no spark
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Fuel but no spark

Just recently had a No-Spark issue with a swapped M30B32 into an e28. Speed and Reference sensors are the exact same part but provide different function readings to the ecu They both have to provide their proper feed to the ecu to effect spark. The absence of one sensor feed prevents the ecu from ha...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Headlight sides
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Headlight sides

Hi Ralph - do you mean the chrome outer ring? The reflectors are 'Made in Germany' Hella - identical to the originals... Yes, that chrome outer ring is secured with 3 small screws and also secures the headlight globe in the bucket. The bucket is secured to the frame with adjustabe mounts for beam a...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 97
Views: 8338

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

Well done so far but I have a couple of suggestions. The shift rod with the washer spacers is backwards in two ways. First, the shift rod is supposed to be on the driver side of the assembly. Not sure why but that is how it is displayed in realoem and other tech materials. Second, the end with the w...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Headlight sides
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: Headlight sides

The ones pictured appear to be aftermarket Hella H1/H4 units. The screw on trim ring is a give away.

83 and up Euro e24 Low Beam Headlights are sided as the rear mounts are different from left to right. High Beam are identical. I'm not sure about early cars.

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Save this Shark
Replies: 17
Views: 35004

Re: Save this Shark

Just ran it in the garage today Tom. Initially the car had multiple problems starting with broken reference sensors and both fuel pumps inop. PO said he broke the sensors. Soot Black Bosch Platinum plugs came out but compression is consistant at 140-145. Broken coil wire was operational but not in a...
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Feeler for oil pan for sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Feeler for oil pan for sale?

I may have one Jono. Also going up to Seattle in a few days and meeting up with a few folks including one of your neighbors. I'll confirm via PM in a day or so. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 90068

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Definitely requires dedication and it’s showing. Wet down the garage floor to keep dust down. You really will not be walking across very much but be careful not to slip. Or mop it down an hour before you start spraying I was shown this trick below many years ago. It lifts the windshield seal off the...
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Leather interior
Replies: 3
Views: 1938

Re: Leather interior

You have a PM J

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS: '89 635csi - The last unit produced globally
Replies: 28
Views: 89471

Re: FS: '89 635csi - The last unit produced globally

Nice rims! I been researching tires now for a few days, So in the long and short of it I can get metric tires from my local dealer, balance and install for $2750 CAD these tires are built in the Netherlands, the rep is going to call me regarding the warranty on these. I do have a question regarding...
by Ralph in Socal
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 90068

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Awesome job Song. I've just caught up on the work you've been doing with the air dam and its very impressive. You've done a great job fixing it up and prepping it, and the finished paint looks outstanding. Great stuff, and thanks for sharing the progress. The colour looks stunning too. Colour-match...
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How to identify M635CSI diff casing please.
Replies: 19
Views: 760

Re: How to identify M635CSI diff casing please.

Place a jack under the diff then remove the cover mount bolt. You can then lower the entire subframe assembly to gain better access to the bolts on top of the diff. I use a 1/2 drive breaker bar and cheater pipe with a 19 mm 6-point socket to loosen the bolts. Ratchet the rest of the way. Of course ...
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS: '89 635csi - The last unit produced globally
Replies: 28
Views: 89471

Re: FS: '89 635csi - The last unit produced globally

Yes, my car - the one discussed in this thread. That's a little misleading and adds to the confusion. Unless your car is the Bronzit car provided with the Plaque as an award, then yes your car is the one discussed in this thread. I think a better description would be that your car is the other car ...
by Ralph in Socal
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 90068

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Thanks for the details Song. A couple of pics to show the bracketry for the air dam. Hope this helps you.

Ralph
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by Ralph in Socal
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: electric seat recline doesn't work
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

Re: electric seat recline doesn't work

Cutting the sheath end is the best way to fix the cable issue. Using heat to remove and replace the steel end is easy but don't overheat it. Ends are very stable after replacing with heat. Have pliers ready to handle the heated parts Use (a drill driver if necessary) one loose end of the drive cable...
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How to identify M635CSI diff casing please.
Replies: 19
Views: 760

Re: How to identify M635CSI diff casing please.

This only applies to the first generation of rear cover BMW differentials as used in e23/e24/e28/e30. The Medium Case units have the Fill and Drain Ports in the Rear Cover. The Large Case unit has the Fill Port in the Cover and the Drain Port is located on the case under the left side drive flange. ...
by Ralph in Socal
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 90068

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song is Patiently Motivated. Amazing attributes to add to his daring "Get it Done" attitude. As with anything we do to maintain these cars (except for Laser Alignment), buying the tools and learning the DIY can sometimes be more economical then having a shop take care of it. Paint work has become ou...
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 635CSi engine and 5 speed for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 15929

Re: 635CSi engine and 5 speed for sale

You have a PM Alex. Thanks

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pilot / spigot bearing in crankshaft (M/T shaft support)
Replies: 3
Views: 252

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

Not had the pleasure yet but with the Crank Flange threads available you should be able to mount a puller easily. Spray a little bit of fine lubricant to help release the “bond” between the spacer and crank

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Ralph in SoCal (Positive)
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Ralph in SoCal (Positive)

Thanks for the kind words gentlemen. Very much appreciated.

My email contact is [email protected]

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 3.07 LSD?
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: 3.07 LSD?

Sorry but that picture angle does not give a definitive answer. Ask the seller to pry off the stub axle to get a better shot. Good luck

Ralph
by Ralph in Socal
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 3.07 LSD?
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: 3.07 LSD?

06/83 Euro 635 (8181587) e28 base with 3.07 Medium Case (188 MM) LSD with an autobox in front of it. The M5/M6 cars were equipped with the Large Case (210 MM) LSD. They look very similar and unless you know the differences, a picture will not provide the "size" reference you need to determine which ...
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: 20983

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