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by Pod
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Of Performance Chips and Thermostats
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Of Performance Chips and Thermostats

My friend and I have a saying when it comes to doing any modification on our cars, "Don't try and outsmart a room full of German engineers." I wouldn't even think of messing with the thermostat on a stock built/tune. Nonetheless, I came across this article and it got me thinking (overthinking maybe...
by Pod
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Of Performance Chips and Thermostats
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Of Performance Chips and Thermostats

https://www.cartalk.com/content/you-should-never-ever-remove-thermostat My understanding that the chance of running hot without a thermo is caused by water not having a chance to cool when flowing thru so fast. https://www.turbobuick.com/threads/can-you-run-a-car-without-a-thermostat.319716/ In tha...
by Pod
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Mystery Vibration @ 3000-3300rpm 82 633csi
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Mystery Vibration @ 3000-3300rpm 82 633csi

Can you post a video with sound?
by Pod
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: OH NO! California wants to ban gas powered vehicles

So what will they do when the fire trucks dealing with the incessant wildfires have to return to base for 12 hours at a time to recharge their batteries ..............
by Pod
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Of Performance Chips and Thermostats
Replies: 12
Views: 98

Re: Of Performance Chips and Thermostats

If you are only driving in 70+ temperatures, do you really need a thermostat at all?
by Pod
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Captcha security issue.
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Captcha security issue.

I have not had any problems with accessing BigCoupe, but regularly have to go through the irritating rigmarole to access many other sites (do traffic lights include the poles they are attached to?). I have a VPN installed on my PC which I think encourages the Captcha program :x
by Pod
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB M6/M635 Trunk battery cover
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: WTB M6/M635 Trunk battery cover

anchored wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:16 pm
Thanks!


Now I am looking for the carpet cover!
Are you still looking?
by Pod
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1985 635 5 spd Parts car 72k miles
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Re: 1985 635 5 spd Parts car 72k miles

Hey Charlie! According to this forum, the poster no longer exists.
by Pod
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: "M" #464 in UK.
Replies: 21
Views: 29114

Re: "M" #464 in UK.

Solved!

Since the seller had another fifty or so cars for sale and the photos were obviously lifted from an old auction, one can only surmise that a seller’s account was hacked and this was a fraudulent listing, hence the reason eBay obliterated it.

Now it all makes sense (to me at least!)
by Pod
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: "M" #464 in UK.
Replies: 21
Views: 29114

Re: "M" #464 in UK.

The ad says the seller has set a "realistic reserve" and yet it's down as a "classified ad" so no bidding. Something isn't quite right! If you read the thread, you’ll see that I was following this car with interest and took the time to attend the auction and go through the rigmarole of registration...
by Pod
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: "M" #464 in UK.
Replies: 21
Views: 29114

Re: "M" #464 in UK.

I saw it a few minutes ago. Glad to hear you’ve worked out which one it is! Now I’m wondering...........But at that price is it too good to be true?
by Pod
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 635 on Wheeler Dealers show
Replies: 14
Views: 3281

Re: 635 on Wheeler Dealers show

Just watched it again! The MOT expired February 2015. I presume the car still exists, but wonder if the current owner is known on this Forum :-k
by Pod
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1979 e24 - Factory Air Conditioning
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: 1979 e24 - Factory Air Conditioning

Here's one on ebay. Looks the same as yours.........

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1979-BMW-E24 ... 4342248852
by Pod
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: UK asking prices for "restoration projects...................."
Replies: 2
Views: 287

UK asking prices for "restoration projects...................."

Has anybody this side of the Pond been following ebay (and other) advertisements for our cars? It would appear that most auctions are closing at a value of between £5-7K. Many "Buy it Now" listings are in the £10k region. I'm talking about "Barn Find Cars" which are being described as needing substa...
by Pod
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lubricating the windshield wiper arm system with?
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: Lubricating the windshield wiper arm system with?

sansouci wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:15 am
I would NOT use sewing machine oil nor 3-in-1. Both are designed to evaporate over time.
I did say...." It’s easy to access it every couple of years to re-lube it." :wink:
by Pod
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Loose side mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Loose side mirror

There is a plastic cap on the underside which you can remove. This will expose the pivot which is hollow with wiring running through it. You can possibly tighten this up as it is threaded. Best if you remove the triangular internal blanking piece on the inside of the door and remove the three screws...
by Pod
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: M635CSi #388 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: M635CSi #388 for sale

Since this was a well-described vehicle I think the price achieved was indicative of what they should fetch in the UK. I wonder if it would have been more if one of the major classic car auction houses was used?
by Pod
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lubricating the windshield wiper arm system with?
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: Lubricating the windshield wiper arm system with?

For the wiper arm I’d use some thick oil such as EP90, but just a small amount. For the blower motor I use a lighter oil such as 3-in-1. It’s easy to access it every couple of years to re-lube it.
by Pod
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Found the perfect CB radio for an E24
Replies: 5
Views: 533

Re: Found the perfect CB radio for an E24

I had a Tristar 777 on a slide mount in my Mach 1 Mustang with a K40 aerial and mic. At home I had a Sigma 4 aerial on a 20’ scaffold pole and a Bremi (Bremas?) 200 Watt linear amplifier. Had great fun both in the car and talking to other Sidebanders right across the World 👍
by Pod
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK 628CSiA dismantling soon
Replies: 6
Views: 610

UK 628CSiA dismantling soon

I'll be dismantling one of these soon. Mainly electrical & mechanical parts.
by Pod
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Not Starting with Key
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Not Starting with Key

Sounds like you have a faulty ignition switch.
by Pod
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Bonhams Auction 25 July
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: Bonhams Auction 25 July

Interesting auction. Only an early (S1) dog-leg manual (5550180) sold for £6,750. Obviously been off the road for about three years, when it had failed MOT on corrosion, but had had very extensive welding previously. Looks like a restoration project if ever I've seen one! But the selling price. :sho...
by Pod
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: M635CSi #388 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: M635CSi #388 for sale

Interesting post. I've never heard of this auction site before. And you're located just down the road from me!
Good luck with the auction - I will be following it :wink:
by Pod
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Michelin TRX guide
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: Michelin TRX guide

A very interesting read. Thank you for posting 🙂
by Pod
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starter problems
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: Starter problems

Try putting a length of bar against the starter and give it a whack with a lump hammer. That may help shake it loose - and if that doesn’t work, it hasn’t cost you anything 😉