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by hornhospital
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How many of you are hams?
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: How many of you are hams?

KO4AXN

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Kilo Oscar 4 Alpha X-ray November
by hornhospital
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: fuel pump issue
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: fuel pump issue

Negative. Plug and play. Works a treat!
by hornhospital
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: fuel pump issue
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: fuel pump issue

MOST E24s have a low pressure high volume in-tank pump, and a high pressure low volume pump outside the tank. I'm not sure about the last couple years production. There were many changes between 1986 and 1989. It takes a little work, but the system can be converted to a single in-tank pump. A Walbro...
by hornhospital
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How many of you are hams?
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: How many of you are hams?

Took the tests yesterday, the 4th of January. Passed the Technician test with 34 out of 35 correct. Took the General class test and got all 35 correct! Took the Extra class test just for fun. Did better than I expected for not having studied ANY of it, but didn't pass. I should get my call sign in a...
by hornhospital
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: Electric winch?

What Jose said ^^^^^

That Warn winch is way overkill. You don't need to lift the car, just roll it up the ramps, which the little 2500lb Harbor Freight unit will do easily.
by hornhospital
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: One Ping Only
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: One Ping Only

What was the exterior temperature when the ping occurred? Many BMWs have a warning chime that sounds at 37 degrees F (the temperature at which 'black ice' can form on pavement). If the exterior temperature subsequently rose above 37, then dropped again later the chime would again sound. Excellent "H...
by hornhospital
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Odometer Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Odometer Repair

LOL at Hulk hands. Good call, walk away for a while, clear your head, go back and proceed.
by hornhospital
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS: 80' E24 Part Out and M30 Engine and Parts For Sale
Replies: 28
Views: 1697

Re: FS: 80' E24 Part Out and M30 Engine and Parts For Sale

A blue one could easily be dyed black.
by hornhospital
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Glovebox Flashlight
Replies: 19
Views: 3990

Re: Glovebox Flashlight

He lives about 50 miles from me, but I haven't heard from him in a long time. Last time I spoke with him he was custom building extreme duty flashlights for law enforcement. He has a couple of my glovebox lights he was using as testbeds. Melted one, was working on the second.
by hornhospital
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Two Sixers, what to do!
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Two Sixers, what to do!

Welcome!

From someone who has 2 E24s and only half enough time to work on them, good luck!
by hornhospital
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 85' 635csi | Cranks but no Spark
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: 85' 635csi | Cranks but no Spark

Correct. They are the same part.
by hornhospital
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 85' 635csi | Cranks but no Spark
Replies: 16
Views: 740

Re: 85' 635csi | Cranks but no Spark

Having 12 volts at the injectors doesn't mean they are working. The ECU _grounds_ the injectors to fire them. If you aren't getting grounding pulses from the ECU, the injectors won't fire. Test them by spinning the engine with a noid light connected to the injector wiring harness plug. You can make ...
by hornhospital
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My Euro 635CSi
Replies: 8
Views: 660

Re: My Euro 635CSi

:shock:

Cars like that show up and it makes me want to hide mine in the bushes!

Welcome to the group!

Happy Thanksgiving!
by hornhospital
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sport seat leather redo
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Sport seat leather redo

olympia57 wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:00 pm
How durable is the crack filler ?
^^^ This X2. I've seen several projects like this that look fantastic at first, only to have the cracks reappear in a few weeks/months.
by hornhospital
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Door won't stay open
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Door won't stay open

Yup, I've seen some with plain old "E" clips, and some with that rather elaborate clip you've shown. The fancy version is much easier to get off and on without having it shoot across the garage (or lawn :shock: ).
by hornhospital
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: BMW E24 US front bumper tuck / lipo
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: BMW E24 US front bumper tuck / lipo

If you want to upload more than 4 pictures (I thought it was 3) just make a second reply to the thread, and upload the pictures 3 or 4 at a time.
by hornhospital
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pressure plate bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: Pressure plate bolts

bpoliakoff wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:02 am
IIRC the plate they show as a shim in regard to the flywheel, is actually a plate with tabs on it that are bent against the bolt heads that hold the flywheel to the crank so they can't get loose.
That plate with the locking tabs is why you don't need/use lock washers.
by hornhospital
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Automatic box playing up
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Automatic box playing up

Welcome to bigcoupe!
I've got zero experience with automatics in E24s, so someone else will have to pipe in with suggestions.
by hornhospital
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Time to hit the road...
Replies: 5
Views: 642

Re: Time to hit the road...

Welcome to the group! That sounds like a great adventure! One suggestion: I enjoy driving tunes as much as anyone, but when blasting the back roads nothing beats the music of a BMW inline six.
by hornhospital
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 633csi starts then stalls, nothing seems out of the ordinary.
Replies: 22
Views: 1355

Re: 633csi starts then stalls, nothing seems out of the ordinary.

I guess it keeps starting and dying doing those tests. Question is, where's the fuel coming from if there's no fuel line to the CSI?
by hornhospital
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: AC blower refresh
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: AC blower refresh

If I had one apart I'd darn sure change the expansion valve. It's too common a failure point to reuse the old one.

My two cents worth.
by hornhospital
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 633csi starts then stalls, nothing seems out of the ordinary.
Replies: 22
Views: 1355

Re: 633csi starts then stalls, nothing seems out of the ordinary.

I would like, for the sake of elimination, that the CSI fuel line be disconnected and the electrical connection to the valve be disconnected, then several starts attempted. If it fires more than once, it's not the CSI. Pressure after one start would be nonexistent, and fuel wouldn't get past the inj...