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by tschultz
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1981 Euro e24 with Motronic 1.3 - No start. Spark present but no fuel pressure.
Replies: 10
Views: 2017

Re: 1981 Euro e24 with Motronic 1.3 - No start. Spark present but no fuel pressure.

Sorry to hear about the challenges, but I guess that might be expected for a car that was pretty much off the road for 3+ years and an owner who didn't seem to really know how to fix things themselves.

Any use from the car this summer? Any photo updates? [-o<
by tschultz
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Turbocharging a 628csi
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: Turbocharging a 628csi

Not sure there is a kit for Ljet car.

I think your compression is about 9:1. Gotta find the components and figure out your plan to turbocharge it piecemeal.
by tschultz
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1980 635CSi Euro
Replies: 182
Views: 96738

Re: 1980 635CSi Euro

Yesterday I was able to try out the car after suspecting the impulse sender being the problem. I thought my spare distributor was bad but it turns out that the replacement ignition control module was causing my issues. With the original ICU box in place, original ECU, original coil, the car was able...
by tschultz
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1980 635CSi Euro
Replies: 182
Views: 96738

Re: 1980 635CSi Euro

So the other day I started the car successfully a few times in a row and got it to operating temp. For some reason the new Ignition Control Module was not working so it has been working with the old box. I confirmed all 3 combo relays work. I used original coil and had previously replaced CTS. The E...
by tschultz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1980 635CSi Euro
Replies: 182
Views: 96738

Re: 1980 635CSi Euro

Thanks Andy! I haven't gone in depth like this but I do wonder if some of it has to do with the lack of a cat. convertor. When I get it running again I will have to try that solution as I previosuly found a cracked exhaust manifold. I am following along with Robert's euro E12 that seems to have simi...
by tschultz
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 1986 635 Project
Replies: 7
Views: 2228

Re: My 1986 635 Project

Car looks great! Also looks like you have the rare 16" E28 M5 wheels by chance.
by tschultz
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1980 635CSi Euro
Replies: 182
Views: 96738

Re: 1980 635CSi Euro

So the car hasn't been cooperating and won't start for me now. I haven't had a lot of chance to continue diagnosing and I have tried the following without luck: Spare Ecu New Ignition control Unit Spare distributor spare combo relay New ballast resistor New rotor replacement fuel pump spare coolant ...
by tschultz
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1981 633 Wiring questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6787

Re: Updates . . .

OK, right out of an actual wire bound hard copy electrical troubleshooting manual please refer to the attached PDF =D> And as per Brucey (like he's ever wrong #-o ) the red/blk wire goes to the + side of the coil and the blk wire goes to the - side :wink: On my '80, that green wire from the dizzy d...
by tschultz
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What to do with 1983 BMW 745 Euro???
Replies: 28
Views: 6467

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

It is a rare car and should be restored, in my opinion. I agree. Even for lemons the turbo engine will not be reliable enough for you to be competitive, especially when the turbo or wastegate fails. The most important thing there is running reliably and making lap after lap. So I would say upgrade ...
by tschultz
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 4680

Re: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles

Hope it passes as the smog rules are silly for collector cars that are not the mass market.

Hope all is well for you Andy!
by tschultz
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 633 CSI Revival and Refresh
Replies: 23
Views: 6798

Re: 1981 633 CSI Revival and Refresh

Wow great work on this!!

How bad is the rust on this one?
by tschultz
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1981 635CSi For Sale - Euro Spec M90
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: 1981 635CSi For Sale - Euro Spec M90

Car is sold with a buyer from CA currently driving it back there. Happy to say it went to an enthusiast looking specifically for an E12 euro reminding him of a previous 630CS. Hoping he will join the board and post his progress on the project. I only have the RC090 wheels remaining available for pur...
by tschultz
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1981 635CSi For Sale - Euro Spec M90
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: 1981 635CSi For Sale - Euro Spec M90

Saved for first dibs for the buyer. If they do not sell with the car, possibly.
by tschultz
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1981 635CSi For Sale - Euro Spec M90
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

Re: 1981 635CSi For Sale - Euro Spec M90

Thank you Rainer! :-)
by tschultz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1981 635CSi For Sale - Euro Spec M90
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

1981 635CSi For Sale - Euro Spec M90

Looking to sell my 1981 635CSi project. I bought it from the original owner who imported it from Germany. It lived in Texas before being brought to Colorado in the early 2000's. I bought it non running and have rebuilt the head and headgasket and gotten it road worthy again with Motronic 1.3 swap fr...
by tschultz
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: 1979 Euro 635CSi Looking For Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1921

Re: 1979 Euro 635CSi Looking For Parts

I have front grilles if you need. Not sure if I have the passenger front turn signal, but are you looking for euro lens or us spec lens?
by tschultz
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Relay 1364654
Replies: 7
Views: 4006

Re: Relay 1364654

Mine went out on the '81 car I have and I retrofit the later E28 based relay. You just have to look at the wiring pinout and it will work just the same.

$15 or already in your parts bin if you go that route. It's a 3 prong relay and the ground wire from the old relay simply isn't used.
by tschultz
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS: 1981 635CSi ECU & AFM 002
Replies: 0
Views: 1513

FS: 1981 635CSi ECU & AFM 002

For sale, ECU and matching AFM from 1981 635CSi. I believe it is working but can not confirm the ECU is 100%. The car ran but did not rev on this setup. Turns out the reference flywheel pin was causing the problems so we upgraded to M1.3. I have these parts for the rare 1981 635CSi which is M90 with...
by tschultz
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 635CSi - Ascot Grau
Replies: 23
Views: 7678

Re: 1981 635CSi - Ascot Grau

Spent a bit more time on the car tonight. Installed a new flasher relay (e28 3 pin style) as the 4 pin wasn't working. Working turn signals are sort of important :-" :-" Checked and now have full lighting and power to fog light wires even though there are no fogs. Working turn signals and rear euro ...
by tschultz
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 635CSi - Ascot Grau
Replies: 23
Views: 7678

Re: 1981 635CSi - Ascot Grau

I spent a bit more time on small projects on the '81. I installed my NEW Hella euro headlights. High beams and low beams are all set up with euro parts, so city lights are operational again :) The light's weren't working properly but are now. Again, I am amazed at the lack of rust on this car, on th...
by tschultz
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4606

Re: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!

Enjoy the time off work!!
Shame you missed seeing us at D4C last weekend! I think you'd really enjoy it.
by tschultz
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: US M30b32 with M90 head
Replies: 4
Views: 1981

Re: US M30b32 with M90 head

The cam will likely be the less duration head so it will actually be a downgrade. The early 533/633 had the better cam and lighter flywheel.
by tschultz
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 635CSi - Ascot Grau
Replies: 23
Views: 7678

Re: 1981 635CSi - Ascot Grau

Now 20 miles on the car, I am starting to believe the rebuild was a success-- the engine is running smoothly and slowly smoking less and less! I suspect the oil consumption is just burning off of oil from the exhaust manifolds that were on the car with the other cylinder head (the one that was crack...
by tschultz
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 635CSi - Ascot Grau
Replies: 23
Views: 7678

Re: 1981 635CSi - Ascot Grau

Found the nut for one of the eccentrics to be stripped. Replaced that and the engine quieted down nicely. =D> Went around the block now just over 10 km's. It drives quite nicely and shifts better than I expected. the suspension is sure cushy and soft with whatever sway bars are on it. Found some mor...
by tschultz
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 1500$ 1979 BMW 633csi
Replies: 6
Views: 3286

Re: 1500$ 1979 BMW 633csi

Likely M30b32 with L-jetronic fuel injection.