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by hornhospital
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 662
Views: 80776

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: 88
Views: 22443

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: 21
Views: 186

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.
by hornhospital
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Temp gauge problem. Ideas? 1983 635 euro
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Temp gauge problem. Ideas? 1983 635 euro

I think you're looking at the wrong end of the circuit. Sounds like the sender is kaput, not the gauge.
by hornhospital
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 662
Views: 80776

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

That's some nice work (which is typical for you!). =D> The cost of that paint reminds me of years ago when I painted a trailer my boss tows behind his Honda Goldwing. It was a one-year-only color of very intense pearlescent yellow. The paint by itself, direct from Honda (no primer, no clear, no hard...
by hornhospital
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: When am I a supporter?
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: When am I a supporter?

As far as I know, there is no "minimum". But if you're wondering when the "Bigcoupe supporter" will appear next to your screen name, just be patient. Our site Administrator is a very busy guy. He'll get to it eventually.
by hornhospital
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Convert power sport seats to manual
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Convert power sport seats to manual

Without changing the base/mechanism, there's no way to get that to work. And changing the mechanism to manual on a power seat would be a real challenge. The way the drives are connected compared to the manual latches are so different it will be darn near impossible. Find a set of manual seats comple...
by hornhospital
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Going staggered - opinions wanted
Replies: 23
Views: 457

Re: Going staggered - opinions wanted

The whole video is available on YouTube, here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5YxcDAB3JE

The language is a bit raw towards the end. :oops:

It's 1:06:14 long, posted by our own tschultz. =D>
by hornhospital
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Gear Shift Restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: M635 Gear Shift Restoration

+1 on replacing #21 (yellow foam pad). You'll think "that can't make much difference", but it does.
Shifter linkage refurbishment is something you want to do once. Do all of it.
by hornhospital
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Official L6 production numbers?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Official L6 production numbers?

Since BMW didn't break down the 1987 and beyond VINs into L6 and other, there's no way to know for sure. Not only that, but some later E24s were labeled L6s (on the door jam sticker) that weren't what is usually considered true L6s.
by hornhospital
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 43
Views: 1999

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

Jono B good wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:27 am
What wrench goes in the slot 3rd from the left? Achk! for the life of me I cannot source it at my local BMW wreckers.
It's a ring spanner. 12/13mm if I recall correctly. I'm too lazy to walk out and check. :(
by hornhospital
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 715
Views: 104863

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

This is why I own some "beaters" for daily drivers. They're just as much fun to drive as a pristine example, but the anxiety is gone. It's impossible to drive for everyone else 100% of the time, and yourself, too. Mind you, I do everything I can to avoid contact, but if it happens, so be it. Another...
by hornhospital
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My L6
Replies: 19
Views: 489

Re: My L6

Jono B good wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:59 am
Oh and I only run premium 94 Octane from Chevron has no ethanol! @ $174 per liter
I hope you simply forgot a decimal point there. #-o
by hornhospital
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Weird engine surge on overrun
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Weird engine surge on overrun

Rangi246 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:59 am
And this dude was a mechanic :shock:
I would take issue with calling anyone that bolloxed up a job that badly a "mechanic". I'm glad you got it all sorted. Nice work! =D>
by hornhospital
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: 15 x 7 wheels to replace TRXs

I'm not Brucey, but I can tell you that hubcentric rings are NOT needed with those wheels. They have the correct 72.56mm hub bore that most BMWs (including our E24s) have. The only 5 x 120 bolt pattern BMW wheels that require adaptor rings are those from E39s, which for some reason BMW decided neede...
by hornhospital
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1980 635CSi Euro
Replies: 165
Views: 61623

Re: 1980 635CSi Euro

You guys are having an even hotter than normal summer, aren't you? The joys of having a black car. #-o
by hornhospital
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 34
Views: 3225

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

I hope your father got good news, Baders! I had my 5th of 6 treatments yesterday. Next Friday I get to "ring the bell" at the infusion center, signifying I had my last chemo treatment. Then two weeks after that I'll have another biopsy to see if the chemo has worked /is working. Thank you to any of ...
by hornhospital
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Glovebox Flashlight
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: Glovebox Flashlight

Looks like Bama has gone missing - no activity in quite a while. Yes, and he has one of my BMW flashlights to convert. Plus he burned one of mine up experimenting with the battery and recharge circuit. #-o Last I heard from him he'd gone into production of LED flashlights (the regular ones, not the...
by hornhospital
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Vehicle Speed Sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Vehicle Speed Sensor

That's what I couldn't remember. If it was a reed switch or a Schottky device, and how to test it. Thanks Brucey!
by hornhospital
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M90 distributor position ?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: M90 distributor position ?

No photo attached. :-k
by hornhospital
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Vehicle Speed Sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Vehicle Speed Sensor

On the second generation E24s (after mid 1982) it's in the back of the differential. It's a pulse generator. I don't recall exactly how to test it, but I know they seldom fail. It's usually the wiring that breaks.
by hornhospital
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Hydro brake mystery
Replies: 26
Views: 544

Re: Hydro brake mystery

Doesn't one of the power steering hoses have a restrictor in it? Do you suppose it's clogged? Just guessing, but at this point, what else could it be?
by hornhospital
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Code for keys?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Code for keys?

bpoliakoff wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:17 pm
if all of the locks have not been changed at some point.........
That ^^^. My '84 633 has three different lock tumblers. Driver's door takes one key, ignition another, and trunk/passenger's door a third. ](*,)
by hornhospital
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: my 1988 M6
Replies: 12
Views: 1145

Re: my 1988 M6

I believe you could eat off of any part of that car. It's just immaculate. :shock: