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by hornhospital
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?
Replies: 31
Views: 751

Re: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?

Tommy, that's awfully light viscosity for our old, large clearance engines. Just saying.
by hornhospital
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 744
Views: 109433

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I have had those same Kumho tires (same size, even) on two of my BMWs. My daughter wore out a set on her 95 318is (60k+ miles) and I have about 10k on those on my 633. Two things: they seem to change little in grip throughout their life, but they do get noisy at 15-20k miles. For the price they are ...
by hornhospital
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Odd colored i8...
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Odd colored i8...

When they came out with that color a few years ago on the M3/M4, I called it "Bile Duct Yellow". It is hideous. They even use it in one of their national commercials. My wife said "that's not really a color option, is it? Are they blind?" All I can say is that color-blindness must be more rampant th...
by hornhospital
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6er revival and modernization
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: My 6er revival and modernization

Welcome, Wormie! Post some pictures of your project!
by hornhospital
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 82 resurrection project
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: My 82 resurrection project

Welcome to the insanity!
by hornhospital
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85749

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Another amazing project with excellent results. I feel certain that you could do a complete car repaint with the same results. With your determination and resolve it would get done. You are an inspiration to us all.
by hornhospital
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing

I am amazed yours are intact. Be ready to see the plugs crumble when the socket end is removed (hope not, but....) The wire clips on those plugs are intended to be pushed from the back side, which will spread open the clips, allowing the plug to come out. You don't have to pry the clip off (though y...
by hornhospital
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another New Member -car pics
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Another New Member -car pics

Of COURSE we want to see the pictures!
by hornhospital
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?
Replies: 31
Views: 751

Re: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?

bpoliakoff wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:10 pm

+1 Brad Penn has hi zddp (zinc) content.
Exactly the reason I use Rotella, for the zddp.
by hornhospital
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85749

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Y'know, you could easily write a book about this project, a la The Hack Mechanic (hint, hint). I'd buy it.
by hornhospital
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: ABS sensors not made by BMW??
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: ABS sensors not made by BMW??

ECS has them for $188.o4 with free shipping.
by hornhospital
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Valve cover tighten sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Valve cover tighten sequence

Center outward, alternating upper and lower.
by hornhospital
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Unable to set Throttle body and TPS
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Unable to set Throttle body and TPS

Scott, what are you using for the 0.020" gauge? If you're using a flat feeler gauge, accurate setting will be difficult. It's best to use a #76 drill bit (0.020") or piece of drill rod that diameter. A feeler gauge won't readily bend at that thickness, and the gauge flat will bridge rather than layi...
by hornhospital
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 39
Views: 3626

Update....not good news

I got some really not good news today from the biopsy two weeks ago. Dr. Keel (urologist) says my bladder has to come out. Cancer continues to grow. Starting to invade the muscle around the bladder. Scheduled for surgery Oct. 22 at 7:30 in the morning. I have to be there at 5:30. Argh. That was the ...
by hornhospital
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB 88 passenger side mirror
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: WTB 88 plastic engine cover piece and passenger side mirror

I've got the AFM cover you can have for the price of mailing.
by hornhospital
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: new guy saying hello....
Replies: 13
Views: 427

Re: new guy saying hello....

Welcome to the insanity! Great looking E24!
by hornhospital
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rotor Arm; Lot-o-Harm?
Replies: 28
Views: 5483

Re: Rotor Arm; Lot-o-Harm?

Found this while doing a tune-up for a friend....car was running fine. Tune-up was a prophylactic treatment. No doubt it would have continued to work, but it's scary to find such things.
by hornhospital
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 17" ALPINA rims in open lug old style design
Replies: 28
Views: 23860

Re: 17" ALPINA rims in open lug old style design

It's a crapshoot. I've had exactly 50% success replacing just the internals. One sealed (and is still sealed 2 years out), the other still leaked past the valve immediately, even with a brand new valve.
by hornhospital
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Owner Manual - Cover
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Owner Manual - Cover

I don't know why, but one of my E36s had a black leather zippered pouch for the manuals, one had that white plastic folding thingy. One of my E24s had a plain black leather pouch, no zipper, the other had no pouch at all.
by hornhospital
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85749

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

If you've been driving on decent Imperial size tires, you'll likely be disappointed in the Metrics. Tire technology has advanced so far that even all season conventional radials will outperform the TRXs. I understand you wanting "as it came from the factory", but you're giving up quite a bit of grip...
by hornhospital
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85749

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Are you sure that's LVLP, and not HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure)? Because that's the industry standard now. I've never heard of LVLP. The HVLP guns deliver more paint with very little overspray.
by hornhospital
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?
Replies: 97
Views: 23874

Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

Not impossible to get the Metric tires, just very, very pricy. Although it'll be even more so in Australia, what with shipping and import duty. U.S. prices today: 220/55VR390: $331 each 240/55VR390: $398 each and those with the 415 diameter wheels, hold on to you beer and have a seat.... 240/45VR415...
by hornhospital
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?
Replies: 31
Views: 751

Re: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?

Since my two E24s are cat-less, I run Shell Rotella T5 synthetic blend 15W40.