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by Pod
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK 628CSiA dismantling soon
Replies: 2
Views: 77

UK 628CSiA dismantling soon

I'll be dismantling one of these soon. Mainly electrical & mechanical parts.
by Pod
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thoughts on a potential change...
Replies: 46
Views: 7793

Re: Thoughts on a potential change...

$25 donation sent.
by Pod
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Not Starting with Key
Replies: 3
Views: 64

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: 167

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: 5
Views: 208

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: 698

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: 149

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 😉
by Pod
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: I was subscription bombed today. SHIT!
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: I was subscription bombed today. SHIT!

Thanks for the heads-up on this Jose!
by Pod
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Sorted now: A pillar lower Panel cut? UK
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: WTB: A pillar lower Panel cut? UK

So you need both “A” posts, and the lower windscreen surround connecting them? I may be able to help, but will not be breaking the car until next month.
by Pod
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Picking up a E24 what’s is it worth?
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Re: Picking up a E24 what’s is it worth?

If you were in the UK, it would certainly be worth less than a 635, although in fact a much rarer car! According to www.e-24.ru you have one of 2028 manufactured between 12/81 & 05/87. Rather strangely, the fact it is MT makes it less collectible as there were less than half as many automatics produ...
by Pod
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: cruise control physical location
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: cruise control physical location

Shortly after buying my black AVA Turbo from Ron, I was taking it for a test drive and switched the CC stalk a few times to see if anything happened. As far as I was aware, the CC didn’t work and I had already tried it on the way back from Ron’s With no success ☹️. All of a sudden the CC engaged and...
by Pod
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thoughts on a potential change...
Replies: 46
Views: 7793

Re: Thoughts on a potential change...

Brian, I know how time-consuming it can be taking on any post of responsibility. Especially if it is essentially unpaid! Sometimes it can be a drag. I think that you have quite probably reached this point. I see absolutely no reason why you should not see a financial benefit from this site. If you s...
by Pod
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...
Replies: 22
Views: 1352

Re: Heater blower transistor failure mystery...

A few drops of penetrating fluid, followed by some light oil on the blower motor bearings could work wonders.
by Pod
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window Trim removal how to?
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Window Trim removal how to?

In my experience the only way to remove the chrome trim is to cut it out of the rubber surround. This of course ruins the surround. I always use a Stanley knife, but it’s a dangerous operation, so be careful!
by Pod
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 9677

Re: All good things must come to an end...

Brian,

Having not logged-in to the forum for a few days, I was aghast when I read your post. I too, have benefitted greatly from The BigCoupe Forum and hope you will be able to find a way to allow it to continue. Thanks for operating it for all these years.

Paul.
by Pod
Wed May 27, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member, new project
Replies: 13
Views: 1575

Re: New member, new project

Oh, so it was you who bought it! I tried to get some details from the seller back in February, but he was very defensive :wink: I hope you got it for less than he was originally asking. Just to put me out of my misery, could you share the last three digits of the VIN please? Welcome to the forum :-...
by Pod
Mon May 18, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi #500 fs on eBay
Replies: 15
Views: 31408

Re: UK M635CSi #500 fs on eBay

Or this Highline for a tad under £35k from "Old Colonel" with 150k on the clock?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Superb-BMW-M ... 1438.l2649
by Pod
Mon May 18, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member, new project
Replies: 13
Views: 1575

Re: New member, new project

Oh, so it was you who bought it! I tried to get some details from the seller back in February, but he was very defensive :wink: I hope you got it for less than he was originally asking. Just to put me out of my misery, could you share the last three digits of the VIN please? Welcome to the forum :-)
by Pod
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #390
Replies: 16
Views: 36120

Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #390

Looks like he sold it through the trade in the end. I would imagine he got far less than he expected😉
by Pod
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front end shake at 45mph E24 M6
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: Front end shake at 45mph E24 M6

If you have non-standard wheels, check the bores. If you need spigot rings and do not have them, this could be a cause of the problem.
by Pod
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 1988 635 stock 5 speed value
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: 1988 635 stock 5 speed value

From the pics, the rust doesn’t look bad at all. I’m talking from a UK perspective, but most cars have rust even when you don’t see it upon purchase. Once you start cutting it out, it can go on and on...........
by Pod
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 34
Views: 10318

Re: Wasps

I've started my regular patrols with a torch peering up into the corners and rafters searching for newly-started nests. Always best to get them before they get established :wink: I saw just one golf ball sized creation hanging from the ceiling, so went to get the wasp killer spray. Couldn't find it ...
by Pod
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Amazing Hartge 635CSi Here in Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 3896

Re: Amazing Hartge 635CSi Here in Australia

The original owner, Russ G was contacted as per our 'Gentleman's Agreement' and he declined also agreed it be sold on via a Broker here in Qld. He was very pleased that the '6' was beining maintained and driven. There was no deception or skull-duggery. Just to make the case very clear. Comments lik...
by Pod
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Swarfega ad
Replies: 1
Views: 876

Re: Swarfega ad

Ha ha!

(But I must admit I use Swarfega to this day :wink: )
by Pod
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 30 years ago, Bobbo bought the green shark, sight unseen
Replies: 20
Views: 2571

Re: 30 years ago, Bobbo bought the green shark, sight unseen

Great story.

I bought my first E24 in 1993 and still have it. Needs restoration now though :(