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by jps635
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...
Replies: 22
Views: 1165

Re: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...

I recall reading discussions about all this when I changed mine years ago. I believe Chris Wright detailed the various transistors but can't seem to search on his posts now, however came across this, which may be of help. Post by ScottAndrews » Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:33 am There is a lot of confusion ab...
by jps635
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Spax lowering kit
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Spax lowering kit

Type spax into the search box at the top. Haven't read them but a number of posts.
by jps635
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Passenger Door Lock Cam Repair - PART
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Passenger Door Lock Cam Repair - PART

Good job Regarding the door boots. I replaced mine some time ago - had to buy the whole door loom. The thing with these is the transition sections to the rectangular shaped flanges aren't stiff enough, and collapse, resulting in the flange continually pulling out of the door post - had to bond them ...
by jps635
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: ABS
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: ABS

Essentially, if the ABS light stays on after starting but before moving issue will be with either the ABS relays or the ABS unit itself. If comes on only after mobile will be sensor related. I recently had the former issue, replaced the relays, no change , so sourced a 2nd hand ABS unit which solved...
by jps635
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Binding brakes/faulty master cylinder; mystery solved???
Replies: 75
Views: 44680

Re: Binding brakes/faulty master cylinder; mystery solved???

There's plenty of heat shielding products around, like here. https://www.heatshieldproducts.co.nz/header-armor.html The header armour is easy to work with and mould to shape. I've seen plenty used on race cars to shield hydraulic reservoirs and had an AU Falcon with a factory exhaust manifold shield...
by jps635
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Shrick 284/280 Cam in M30B35
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Shrick 284/280 Cam in M30B35

See attached (n0t mine) which gives some guidelines on what to expect with varying levels of modification and relative investment. I have a modified Euro B34 doing 214 at the wheels on a dyno dynamics rolling road (250-260 at fly) - 10.6:1 comp - 284 schrick cam, schrick springs, titanium retainers,...
by jps635
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Artists needed to create a Bigcoupe Tee shirt & Merch
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Artists needed to create a Bigcoupe Tee shirt & Merch

There were a bunch of logo designs posted on here a few years ago.....somewhere
by jps635
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M90 Engine Or Not?
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: M90 Engine Or Not?

Be happy! M90s are notorious for burning head gaskets between the cylinders where they are thinner than the m30b34. Ask me how I know. :)
This must be what Jeremy Walton refers to in his book when talking about the development of the M30b34
by jps635
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M90 Engine Or Not?
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: M90 Engine Or Not?

Hopefully you can open both attached pdf's

These are the identifying marks of a supposed M30 I purchased turned out to be a M90. Actually had M90 embossed on front end of head
by jps635
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thoughts on a potential change...
Replies: 43
Views: 7170

Re: Thoughts on a potential change...

I'm in with whatever works long term.
by jps635
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 63
Views: 17372

Re: My 6'er

Before you panic too much check it hasn't come from the power steer reservoir, which can happen if overfilled and the car not run for a few weeks or more. It will likely run along the chassis rail and drip to ground somewhere around the centre of the cross member.
by jps635
Fri May 29, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Driveline upgrade M635csi
Replies: 8
Views: 1100

Re: Driveline upgrade M635csi

Hi Gaz. Weclome back, you've been missing a while. Baders, I have the rear K Macs - they do a good job of correcting the rear camber squat with Bilstein sports / H&R's, but do stiffen things up a bit. Replaced the below tyres late last year - 255/40/17 on 9" RC ET22 rims with 15mm spacers. 35,000 k'...
by jps635
Fri May 22, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro
Replies: 62
Views: 9016

Re: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro

That is eye-opening, particularly the f/r baseline. I always thought that the E24s were closer to 50/50 balanced front to rear. I weighed mine over Police weigh station (rolling) scales in Jan. All up weight including me (89Kg) + full tank fuel - 30km travel + circa 10kg crap in boot (besides spare...
by jps635
Thu May 07, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust re; ‘90 635-HL
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Exhaust re; ‘90 635-HL

If you're not bothered about noise then the world's your oyster When I got my car the exhaust was rooted, so for a while - year or so, I ran with a single 2 into 1 edelbrock central muffler, back to twin pipes out the end. It was raucus and a hoot on short trips, would set off car alarms in narrow s...
by jps635
Mon May 04, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 2439

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

I've tried the JB weld 2 part mix before and is quite liquid - takes a while to cure and won't hang up in that location. I would think a putty would be more suitable; just did a quick search so something like this https://www.motoquipe.co.nz/buy/jb-j-b-weld-automotive-steelstik-steel-reinforced/JB8267
by jps635
Mon May 04, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My New '87 M6
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

Re: My New '87 M6

Yeah beautiful. Looks like a pristine garage queen - you're very lucky. Needs to be driven but look after it.
by jps635
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz Bits
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Fritz Bits

I have their full system. Haven't got a sound recording but can say is quite a deep sound, has a beat similar to a V8 at idle. Wife can hear me coming before I get to the bottom of the drive, which is 50m and windows double glazed, but does not drone, and easy to live with on long trips. It crackles...
by jps635
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil filter heads
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Oil filter heads

I too have a M30B34 with oil cooler. Can't answer your question on the filter head but know they differ as I did replace mine. The coolers are always open. If you drive in a cold climate, especially short runs I would recommend fitting an oil thermostat - I know Korman sell them. I drive my car all ...
by jps635
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Motronic 1.0 problem
Replies: 9
Views: 999

Re: Motronic 1.0 problem

Geez Bert that is gutting - I can understand how you must feel. I hope the helicoil works ok. I would replace the bolts if any have been torqued to yield. I have attached a couple of motronic docs that I found yonks ago, not sure of they will tell you anything you don't already know. If the don't op...
by jps635
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: lots of questions!
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: lots of questions!

Use RealOEM https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=5372-EUR---E24-BMW-635CSi or BMW Fans http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/ to identify what parts for your model. Plug in your VIN I need a clutch, and don't want crazy race parts I replaced mine with a SACH clutch kit - good quality. From memory...
by jps635
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Another Heater Core question

Mine wasn't leaking, but there was no way i was going to spend $000's rebuilding the engine and replacing everything else and connect up a 32 year old heater. Same with the oil cooler- replaced that with new as well.
by jps635
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Another Heater Core question

Last 2 pics. In the first one you can see where the heater box is located (when it's home)
by jps635
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Another Heater Core question

Hang in there. Took me 3 weekends to replace mine. I've added a few more pics so you can see where you're headed and why it is worth persevering. The core itself will have 35 years of crap in it and the sealing between the core and the plastic casing will be absolutely buggered. As you will see woul...
by jps635
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 2171

Re: Another Heater Core question

Two more scary ones