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by bpoliakoff
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: US M30b32 with M90 head
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: US M30b32 with M90 head

Basically the same head
bpoliakoff wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:34 pm
Basically the same head No increase
by bpoliakoff
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: US M30b32 with M90 head
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: US M30b32 with M90 head

Basically the same head
by bpoliakoff
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Thermo Time switch
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Thermo Time switch

Contact Bluntech in Canada. They are great on older parts . They bring a lot of stuff in from Europe. The E12 guys love them. I am not sure where in Canada they are but are highly regarded.
by bpoliakoff
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Spark plug socket

Well, Jose still has the right idea, unfortunately a lot of you guys don't have or have access to a lathe. Those of us that do are very lucky as they are major problem solvers. A drill press is a great aid as well.
by bpoliakoff
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Combination Pliers
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Combination Pliers

See if one of the guys here will middle man the shipping and forward them to UK for you. Shipping to UK should be less than $25 closest I can figure from postal website using 12oz. for weight.
by bpoliakoff
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Spark plug socket

I agree. But the Guilt I expressed lies here!! Business is business, and the greater fool theory is fine but not with friends. As PT Barnum said" There is a sucker born every minute" but there has to be some morality as to when that is put into use!
by bpoliakoff
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Spark plug socket

M takes a special plug wrench at least the one that comes in tthe tool kit is. The original sell for huge $$ Here are a few pictures of one. I am sure Jose will chime in. I have a new one, but look on Ebay and see what they are selling for. If interested I am not looking for that kind of money but ...
by bpoliakoff
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark plug socket
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Spark plug socket

M takes a special plug wrench at least the one that comes in tthe tool kit is. The original sell for huge $$ Here are a few pictures of one. I am sure Jose will chime in. I have a new one, but look on Ebay and see what they are selling for. If interested I am not looking for that kind of money but P...
by bpoliakoff
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need a service manual.
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: Need a service manual.

Books 4 Cars in Seattle has copies of original factory manuals in factory looking blue binders. They have the 635 manual with the M supplement. They are $180. I got my Euro 635 manual from them 12 years ago and paid $125 so in proportion to todays money their prices are what the market calls for. Th...
by bpoliakoff
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Old Passport radar detector - still usable?
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Old Passport radar detector - still usable?

Bobbo, the kicker is whether or not it will pick up the signals from the modern type of units the police are using. So don't be dependent on it.
by bpoliakoff
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Old Passport radar detector - still usable?
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Old Passport radar detector - still usable?

I asked a good friend of mine, do radar detectors actually work? Said the CHP calibrates their guns regularly and I have never seen any beat it in court. Radar detector has nothing to do with gun calibration. All it does it lets you know that there is a gun in operation around you. If the gun in op...
by bpoliakoff
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Lowering or Sport springs edit for 635
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Lowering or Sport springs edit for 635

I have a 2nd set of Vogtland springs I bought thinking that they needed to be replaced. I changed the fronts but still had a problem. Wound up being the bracket on the front sway bar. So I have a pair of fronts used 5 yrs old, 3100 miles. Rears are brand new. I'll load photos later when I get to ph...
by bpoliakoff
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Old Passport radar detector - still usable?
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Old Passport radar detector - still usable?

How many ya want from my stash>> Only way to really go, if you still want to play this game, is with a jammer. You have to google radar jammer, but there is a guy around still making them. They would tie into your radar detector and when the detector picked up a signal the jammer would fire off. The...
by bpoliakoff
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Lowering or Sport springs edit for 635
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Lowering or Sport springs edit for 635

In the middle is not a viable answer. There are 2 different type chassis your E24 can gave, E12 or E28. If you don't know the difference, try telling us what year car you have. That will resolve the problem. If a post 83 car it is an E28 chassis. A fellow on the MYE28 forum has a full and new adjust...
by bpoliakoff
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 2 sets of euro bumpers for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: 2 sets of euro bumpers for sale

A few things come into play. Condition of chrome as the chrome pieces are expensive to either replace or replate. The rubber bits are pricey as well. The fact that the metal is straight is a plus and the fact they are not rotted out is a plus. The reinforcements can be dealt with and shouldn't reall...
by bpoliakoff
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Which Bilstein struts?
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Which Bilstein struts?

B6 Heavy duty. B8s are for lowering springs. The B6 will give you a firm sporty ride Touring is just a plain cushy factory type feel.
by bpoliakoff
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Door handle sticking open, not flicking back with spring.
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Door handle sticking open, not flicking back with spring.

Either the spring broke, or I am guessing the retainers that hold the pressure on the spring ends broke off. You will see almost all of the casting is pot metal and if broken as I suspect you will have to replace tthe mechanism which isn't that difficult a job. I did mine many years ago and don;t re...
by bpoliakoff
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: m635 Exhaust options and Supersprint install
Replies: 69
Views: 8479

Re: m635 Exhaust options and Supersprint install

I drove it with them before tearing the car down and never noticed it. Could be I only drove it a few times before tearing it down and was too excited to pay attention or could be my hearing aids aren't tuned to that frequency. However I bought the car from a friend and had been in it more than a fe...
by bpoliakoff
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: m635 Exhaust options and Supersprint install
Replies: 69
Views: 8479

Re: m635 Exhaust options and Supersprint install

I am surprised that you guys don't at least look at Billy Boat Tri Flo. Polished 2" stainless and made right here in AZ. I have been to the factory and have the product on my car as well. Interesting story. There was on my car when I bought it. The resonators had been bottomed out and were pretty gr...
by bpoliakoff
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Where have all the parts gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Where have all the parts gone?

I am off base with this. I am on the high pressure hose to the power steering . My car is an 81 and my car is entirely different that yours. So in talking about a restricter, i was off as regards your car. As to the other hoses, I had no problem getting them made at a Parker store using the ends fro...
by bpoliakoff
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Where have all the parts gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Where have all the parts gone?

The high pressure hose has a restricter in the middle of it. Did the hose shop place that in the new line? I do not know it's purpose but it must be there for a reason. The several hose shops I tried did not have the proper type of die to crimp it thusly could not make a hose as original.
by bpoliakoff
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Where have all the parts gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Where have all the parts gone?

There is after market amd then there is after market. Hoses etc are fine and there is plenty of hi end quality out there. i am doing an exceedingly hi end resto on my 635 and have no problem with sfter market hoses etc and can't tell the difference.On cosmetic parts, of course originals have to prev...
by bpoliakoff
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Where have all the parts gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 582

Re: Where have all the parts gone?

Try Walloth and Nesch in Germany You can pick them up on the web. Very honorable and fair to deal with and shipping prices very fair. Many mechanical parts not available from BMW still available from them. I just found a first year Motronic air valve from them for my 81 euro NLA from BMW still new f...
by bpoliakoff
Wed May 29, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Engine swap

As I said, I had forged pistons made to size by JE pistons in the states ran me about $800 with rings and wrist pins Ross pistons in the states makes a high quality product as well. I am going to send you a pm for a contact for Josh Parsons in Sydney. He will be able to give you many contacts for pa...
by bpoliakoff
Mon May 27, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How to repair torn rubber protection caps?
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: How to repair torn rubber protection caps?

You slit the new covers and then put them in place and glue them together with contact cement. You may call contact cemet rubber cement it is what is used to laminate formica . If used properly it will make a very strong joint. The only other way to do it is to remove the pins from the plugs, wires ...