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by Pod
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Uk prices .......
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Uk prices .......

I agree with Bobbo. I have several classic car policies in the UK which follow the same process. When renewing, it is always worthwhile to ask if an increase of agreed value is available. Sometimes this is allowed without an increase to the premium! Years ago, it was necessary to pay for an independ...
by Pod
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi #091
Replies: 19
Views: 37490

Re: UK M635CSi #091

How did you find out about that, Superman? Was it sold in the same condition as it was when we discussed it previously, or was it restored? Do you know if the “new interior” was ever completed? Any idea of the sale price?
by Pod
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: TRX Tires Not So Bad
Replies: 23
Views: 7225

Re: TRX Tires Not So Bad

So do I. When the scrap price goes up again, I’ll weigh them in 😉
by Pod
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi #446 on sale ebay.
Replies: 0
Views: 50

UK M635CSi #446 on sale ebay.

I don't ever recall seeing anything about this particular car before! Pricey, but pretty low mileage.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E24-M635 ... 1438.l2649
by Pod
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: TRX Tires Not So Bad
Replies: 23
Views: 7225

Re: TRX Tires Not So Bad

Maybe somewhat less than 4.3 mm could be removed to get a 16” tyre to fit. Surely, there must be a little “flexibility” built into modern tyres - especially the cheaper brands? Any thoughts on the structural integrity of the wheel if material was to be removed? Maybe you could sacrifice a wheel ( w...
by Pod
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member, looking for info on car to purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

robertodonnell wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:27 am
Thanks mate, it does, but the bad news is the seller seems to have sold the vehicle...
Keep looking......
by Pod
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member, looking for info on car to purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

Hi Rob,

My car does not have those and as far as I am aware, no UK-supplied cars did. Hope this helps.

Paul.
by Pod
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member, looking for info on car to purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: New member, looking for info on car to purchase

I nearly had a heart attack there! I own 8186873!

You have a UK car. I tried several decoders which used to be reliable and showed option codes, but none seem to work any more :(
by Pod
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi for sale on ebay- low mileage
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: UK M635CSi for sale on ebay- low mileage

Up for auction now, with CCA at the Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show 2020.

https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/1985-bmw-m635-cdi
by Pod
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Approximate G265/6 value?
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Approximate G265/6 value?

brickwhite wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:40 pm
most 265s go for $1000 + in good condition.
Surely depends upon whether its a 265/5 or 265/6?
by Pod
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: First M635csi Prototype for sale - Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: First M635csi Prototype for sale - Germany

http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.ph ... pe#p202025

December 2016. I wonder if the asking price has been reduced if it is the same vendor :-k
by Pod
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1982 633CSI - Engine Locked up from sitting
Replies: 20
Views: 1059

Re: 1982 633CSI - Engine Locked up from sitting

I bought what I thought could have been a "Hallmark" many years ago with an engine that was not running. It had been parked in a lock-up for a long time. Eventually, after much time spent trying to loosen it off, I found out why...................................

I suggest you remove the head :wink:
by Pod
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: First M635csi Prototype for sale - Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: First M635csi Prototype for sale - Germany

IIRC, this one was up for sale years ago and we had a chat about it 🙂
by Pod
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 628csi Igntion system queries
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: 628csi Igntion system queries

Caff wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:25 am
Pod wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:29 am
I would have thought the battery should be fine to start the car. I’ll be dismantling a 628 CSiA shortly, so if you need any parts, give me a shout.
Are you from the uk?
Absolutely😉
by Pod
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 628csi Igntion system queries
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: 628csi Igntion system queries

I would have thought the battery should be fine to start the car. I’ll be dismantling a 628 CSiA shortly, so if you need any parts, give me a shout.
by Pod
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Aftermarket body panels
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: Aftermarket body panels

The post is nearly 4 years old. I would PM Ben, he may not be current on the site. There has been discussion on this board, in the past, as to the quality of these repair sections. Some say that the quality of the stampings is not so good and the dies are worn out. The fact of the matter is that un...
by Pod
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Help with hot running m88
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Help with hot running m88

You could try changing the temperature sending unit with a known-good one to be sure that the gauge is reading true.
by Pod
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiberglass bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Fiberglass bumpers

If you have the address why not do the “old fashioned” thing and write them a recorded delivery letter. If it is delivered and you get no response, you’ll know they are not interested. If it’s returned to you, you’ll know they are no longer trading. You could say that if you have to resort to these...
by Pod
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Not Mine - 1978 5 speed TURBO US spec 633csi - Valenica, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Not Mine - 1978 5 speed TURBO US spec 633csi - Valenica, CA

I’m following this thread with interest!
by Pod
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: TRX Tires Not So Bad
Replies: 23
Views: 7225

Re: TRX Tires Not So Bad

Maybe somewhat less than 4.3 mm could be removed to get a 16” tyre to fit. Surely, there must be a little “flexibility” built into modern tyres - especially the cheaper brands?
by Pod
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiberglass bumpers
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Fiberglass bumpers

If you have the address why not do the “old fashioned” thing and write them a recorded delivery letter. If it is delivered and you get no response, you’ll know they are not interested. If it’s returned to you, you’ll know they are no longer trading. FWIW, I had seen the front wings and splash guards...
by Pod
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What to do with 1983 BMW 745 Euro???
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: What to do with 1983 BMW 745 Euro???

Yes, that’s a locking bolt with the lock removed. Just remove it. I’m surprised that you only have one on the car!
by Pod
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Part # to stop leakage under driver's carpet?
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Part # to stop leakage under driver's carpet?

Hi Greg, Those water deflectors are very rare. I’ve only ever had one out of 20+ E24s I’ve owned over the years. IMO, the reason for your leak is the hole through the firewall which takes the main wiring harness. The sealant often dries out and allows water through. Re-seal it and it should fix your...
by Pod
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: BMW SERVICE TEST Sun 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Re: BMW SERVICE TEST Sun 2013

Wow! What a great find. Good luck with getting it working.
by Pod
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: Electric winch?

What a great idea! Some 30 years ago I had to get my Corvette into the garage (up a slope). I came up with the idea of setting an anchor into the garage floor and pulling the car up with a cheap block and tackle. Took ages and totally knackered me! I don’t recall if cheap 12v winches were readily av...