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by hornhospital
Mon May 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: The Definitive Exhaust Upgrade Pictorial
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: The Definitive Exhaust Upgrade Pictorial

That link comes back with "The requested topic does not exist." :(
by hornhospital
Wed May 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi #322 FS
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: UK M635CSi #322 FS

What the heck? OWNERS were strapped with £14,000 prosecution fees????? Why should they have to pay? Seems they got shafted a second time by the legal system. [-X
by hornhospital
Tue May 07, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Going Euro lights up front, looking for advice
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Going Euro lights up front, looking for advice

FYI, here's a link to Daniel Stern Lighting that works. The one above doesn't.

https://www.danielsternlighting.com/
by hornhospital
Sun May 05, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Another one bit the dust
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Another one bit the dust

Exactly my nightmare. Out enjoying my vintage tin and some idjit ruins it, no fault of your own.

Sorry for your loss, Rainer. #-o :o
by hornhospital
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Short Shift Kit Install - Pictorial and Videos
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Short Shift Kit Install - Pictorial and Videos

That ring of heavy plastic was to help you install the rubber boot. You use it much like the "rope trick" when installing a windshield. You start the boot into the chassis hole and pull the plastic ring through the hole. It rolls the boot lip right on to the lip of the hole.
by hornhospital
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: LED head lights
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: LED head lights

I wouldn't buy from them, or at least not buy their"warranty". Look at the reviews. HUGE numbers of customers that needed lights replaced under warranty and no satisfaction. They are ignored by HIDNation's customer service.
by hornhospital
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1985 635CSi...The Long Way Round
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: 1985 635CSi...The Long Way Round

Welcome, Kevin! You are already are neck deep in the madness that is restoring these icons of the 80s. I look forward to reading the whole story.
by hornhospital
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Repair to black sealant/wiring loom
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: Repair to black sealant/wiring loom

The mention of Zylene as a clean-up agent brings to mind a quart of the stuff I bought years ago. On the front of the can in large letters it said "ZYLENE"...and just below that the warning "CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN ZYLENE!" Really???
That was one of those head-shaking moments.
by hornhospital
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Repair to black sealant/wiring loom
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: Repair to black sealant/wiring loom

Ta-dah.....
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by hornhospital
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Introducing Merlot
Replies: 22
Views: 1417

Re: Introducing Merlot

Attendance this year was planned, but my wife just had a knee replacement and she needs me here. Next year!
by hornhospital
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Bilstein Shocks for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Bilstein Shocks for sale

According to the Bilstein website, both B46 0608 and P36 0233 are B6 shocks/struts.
by hornhospital
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Clutch Problems

That really sounds like a slave cylinder problem to me.
by hornhospital
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: I'm confused about hub size 74.1-72.56
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: I'm confused about hub size 74.1-72.56

Your hubs are 72.56mm, not 74.1 as you stated. All E24s have the same 72.56mm hubs. I think you just got confused and listed it backwards.
You've figured out you need hub hubcentric 72.56 to 74.1 rings. Most tire stores carry them. Pep Boys I know has them.
by hornhospital
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Looking for history 82 Euro 635csi
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Looking for history 82 Euro 635csi

Bobbo, that's rodent damage on the rear seats, I guarantee it.
by hornhospital
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drivers side door lock jammed
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Drivers side door lock jammed

A coathanger wire with a small hook on the end will unlock it when inserted between the window glass and outer seal. Put it just in front of the area a couple inches in front of the outer handle, go down about 6", turn it so the hook points toward the inside of the car and pull up. It may take a few...
by hornhospital
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Looking for history 82 Euro 635csi
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Looking for history 82 Euro 635csi

Not that I could identify it, but it doesn't help that you blacked out the license plate. Just sayin....
by hornhospital
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1981 633 Wiring questions
Replies: 19
Views: 3143

Re: 1981 633 Wiring questions

Ignition ballast resistors normally run very hot, too hot to touch. They usually have a metal tie-down strap that doubles as a heat sink. Although the resistor may be the culprit, I would suspect the coil itself first. I've had two of them die, one in my 1987 E30, and the other in the 1984 633. Each...
by hornhospital
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Metric BBS 007 center cap
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: WTB: Metric BBS 007 center cap

Overall they are identical, fit-wise. Both end up flush with the face of the wheel.
by hornhospital
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: steering wheel alignment
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: steering wheel alignment

603racing wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Obviously you come to a stop before you move the steering wheel on the splines. :)
What fun is that? \:D/
by hornhospital
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Anyone ever tried Ryken tires?
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Anyone ever tried Ryken tires?

I had a set on my E30, and, although they were pretty good on dry pavement, they were absolutely treacherous in the wet. They would snap loose at the slightest provocation. I'd go with the Falkens.
by hornhospital
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 3 piece conversions....
Replies: 16
Views: 639

Re: 3 piece conversions....

Yay for machinists!

(Journeyman 28 years, retired in 2009)
by hornhospital
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Programa SI Board Install Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Programa SI Board Install Issues

Have you tapped the brakes and then pushed the reset/test button on the light test panel? That _should_ extinguish the orange triangle. Can't help with the tach other than suggest the connection is bad. I believe the tach is driven by one of the single wires that plug into the cluster.
by hornhospital
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 68
Views: 6624

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

I had a C.T. scan Monday, and a follow-up with the doctor yesterday. I got about as wonderful a report as I could hope for: no sign of cancer, come back in 6 months. After three years of scans and no reoccurrence they'll consider me cancer free. \:D/
by hornhospital
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1981 633 CSI Revival and Refresh
Replies: 16
Views: 1063

Re: 1981 633 CSI Revival and Refresh

Running hot at idle/traffic light stop/stop-and-go traffic is a sign the fan clutch is failing.
by hornhospital
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Hardy and Beck
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Hardy and Beck

Joined 2 weeks ago, and their first posting is jibberish. :-k