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by clipper47
Sat May 05, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing rear side window "recess seal with plate"
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Removing rear side window "recess seal with plate"

88m6. Thanks for your help. The last thing I want to do is damage anything that isn't easily replaceable. I will PM my email.
by clipper47
Fri May 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing rear side window "recess seal with plate"
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Removing rear side window "recess seal with plate"

I have a project with my 1985 635CSi which involves replacing the left side rear window. There is an explanation on the BMW Mobile Traditions ( Malloc ) website that is very explanatory but lacking in certain details. The lower chrome trim piece must be removed. It is referred to as the "outer windo...
by clipper47
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: m635CSI winter start-up, pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: m635CSI winter start-up, pictures

Beautiful! The photos make me anxious to fetch my 635CSi out of winter storage also but unfortunatelly it will be a couple of months before that happens.
by clipper47
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635CSi - Too much smoke from exhaust?
Replies: 13
Views: 1191

Re: M635CSi - Too much smoke from exhaust?

+2 exhaust looks normal for 15F.
by clipper47
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Coping With Loss
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Coping With Loss

Indeed Cristmas can be a very sad time of year. My younger sister and her husband were killed in August by a drunk driver so this year will be especially sad one for her young children and other family members. I try to stay positive and rather than give unnecessary gifts to my wife and visa versa w...
by clipper47
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Rear Drivers Side Glass
Replies: 1
Views: 68473

WTB Rear Drivers Side Glass

I am in need of a driver's side rear glass. Please PM with price plus shipping to ZIP 55605. Thanks
by clipper47
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinders breaking?
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Clutch Master Cylinders breaking?

I removed the pedal box yesterday expecting to find a crack somewhere. It is in perfect condition with no signs of stress crack. Not sure what to do now except to install it all back together with my spare master cylinder and see what happens. The new master was a Febri and the previous one that bro...
by clipper47
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Good Read
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Good Read

Good read indeed! Thanks for posting.
by clipper47
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinders breaking?
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Clutch Master Cylinders breaking?

Rob, Thanks for your quick reply and insight. The clutch worked fine up to the time the pedal went to the floor the first time. I installed a used but good master but I am hesitant to hook it up and test it after destroying a second new one after only two depressions of the pedal. My instinct tells ...
by clipper47
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinders breaking?
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Clutch Master Cylinders breaking?

On a recent road trip the clutch pedal went to the floor during an upshift and then stayed there! I managed to get the car home and found that the clutch master cylinder was broken. The rod was flopping around loose. I ordered a new one and installed it. I bled the system and the clutch pedal was ba...
by clipper47
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 715
Views: 104831

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I went to a car show about 70 miles away yesterday. Lovely trip until just as I was leaving the town where the show was held the clutch pedal hit the floor and the car stayed in gear! Pretty obvious that a master or slave cylinder crapped out. No fluid leak so I drove it about 60 miles back home on ...
by clipper47
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Proper cold storage tips for the Shark needed.
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Proper cold storage tips for the Shark needed.

You might want to consider some type of rodent control if you are storing the car in a barn. I have been using clothes dryer softener sheets such as Bounce for several years in my winter stored cars and motor home. I place them under the dash, on the carpets and upholstery and under the hood around ...
by clipper47
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: You can tell you're an E24 fanatic if.....
Replies: 14
Views: 2983

Re: You can tell you're an E24 fanatic if.....

I carry two first aid kits in the trunk of my 635CSi so that in the event something is needed I won't have to use the "Green Cross" one that came with the car.
by clipper47
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Test of every 6'er ever
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: Test of every 6'er ever

It is a very interesting article. Thanks for posting It!
by clipper47
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Executive Order
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: Executive Order

That's the most intelligent order he has signed since becoming President .
by clipper47
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 715
Views: 104831

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Song, I think you got off lucky. I once met a fellow who told me that he took his old Plymouth into Walmart for an oil change and lube and the "technician" filled the front brake bleed screws with grease and left the tie rod end with no grease. I certainly wouldn't trust my BMW to quick lube shops.
by clipper47
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Trump .vs. Clinton
Replies: 35
Views: 5215

Re: Trump .vs. Clinton

"The peaceful transition of power is what makes us as Americans different and exceptional. If this changes, our republic is dead." The peaceful transition of power in the USA is not exceptional at all. Many countries of the world including Canada make a government transition without conflict (we did...
by clipper47
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sunroof Panel won't go to open...? FIXED!
Replies: 0
Views: 4867

Sunroof Panel won't go to open...? FIXED!

Following the Bentley manual instructions and help from forum members I successfully removed the sunroof panel and cover and reattached the rain gutter rods. I replaced the sunroof inner cover panels and reattached the panel to the triangular brackets. The panel will not move back to the full open p...
by clipper47
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: wind noise ... how to hush it down a bit??
Replies: 20
Views: 4758

Re: wind noise ... how to hush it down a bit??

My 1985 635CSi also has some wind noise from the driver's side window although the seal is in good condition. Recently the sunroof has begun to wind whistle at speeds up over 80kph. It can be very annoying on a long trip. The radio volume helps!
by clipper47
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sunroof rear sliding rain gutter rods broken
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Sunroof rear sliding rain gutter rods broken

I found out what I needed very quickly from MyE28 site members. When I have the job completed I will be better able to help others who may have the same problem.
by clipper47
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sunroof rear sliding rain gutter rods broken
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Sunroof rear sliding rain gutter rods broken

It does look as though it will be necessary to remove the sunroof panel to properly deal with the rain gutter rods. I am not sure where the rivets for the rod ends need to go but will better understand this when the panel is no longer in the way. The loose rods sometimes get no the way of the roof p...
by clipper47
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sunroof rear sliding rain gutter rods broken
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Sunroof rear sliding rain gutter rods broken

The rivets at the front of the two rods that move the rail gutter on my sunroof were broken and the rods were not able to move back and forth. This looks like a pretty difficult job to replace the tiny rivets. I do not have any water leakage that I can see but now worry that water will get into the ...
by clipper47
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Great Article on the 1979 635csi with M90
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Great Article on the 1979 635csi with M90

Nice article and a great website. Thanks for posting.
by clipper47
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Repairing turn signal switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Repairing turn signal switch

I guess I jumped the gun on this question. I removed the lower steering column panel and the rubber disc dust seal and was able to squirt a dose of contact cleaner into the switch components and all seems well again.
by clipper47
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Repairing turn signal switch
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Repairing turn signal switch

After just installing a new ignition switch I now find that the turn signal switch on my 635CSi is not working properly. It works fine when moving the left down to the left turn position but when pushed up to a right position I hear only a buzz like a poor electrical contact would make. My question ...