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by clipper47
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rebuilding the head on the M6
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Rebuilding the head on the M6

Why would you have not kept wife #1 ? Any woman who would to put up with an engine block (even a Ferrari) on a dining room table would be a real gem.
by clipper47
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Cheap gasoline..
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Cheap gas..

I can get gas here in northwestern Ontario, Canada for as low as $0.95 a litre. That's about $2.70 US for 1 US gallon.
by clipper47
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Introducing Merlot
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: Introducing Merlot

She is a stunning beauty!
by clipper47
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Call for donations
Replies: 20
Views: 515

Re: Call for donations

Donation sent. I too owe this website and the many contributors who have assisted me to keep my 635CSi running. Thank you for keeping the lights on so to speak.
by clipper47
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Remote Not Working...?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: OBC Remote Not Working...?

Yes the switch moves in and out and is marked "BC" also so I presume it is corrrect switch. Maybe just a bad contact so when I have an opportunity or really bored I might remove the switch and clean it. The OBC otherwise works as it should.
by clipper47
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Remote Not Working...?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: OBC Remote Not Working...?

OK although getting to that wire will be a challenge. Isn't the OBC a PITA to remove? . Thanks for the advice.
by clipper47
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Remote Not Working...?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

OBC Remote Not Working...?

Very minor item to be sure but the remote feature in the turn signal stalk does not change the OBC features as it was intended. I actually didn't even know the car (1985 635CSi) had the feature until I ran the V.I.N. I have never used it in the 8 years I have owned the car so it is not a big deal bu...
by clipper47
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Greetings - Newbie Here
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Greetings - Newbie Here

Welcome to this great forum. You will find very knowledgeable and helpful members here. I store my 635CSi for about 5-6 months every year and do not put the car on jack stands but instead pump the tires up to about 50 p.s.i. to avoid flat spotting. Leaving the car on jack stands is not good for the ...
by clipper47
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Modified throttle bodies survey/thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Modified throttle bodies survey/thoughts

I would have thought that the highest airflow restriction would be at the Air Flow Meter not at the Throttle Body.
by clipper47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: which computer drives the Check Engine light
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: which computer drives the Check Engine light

The light and a chime comes on whenever the ignition is on. The brake light out warning light on the left side light out panel should also come on until you press the brake. Possibly the brake light switch under the brake pedal is defective or not adjusted if it still doesn't go out when you push th...
by clipper47
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M30B34 Exhaust Valve Rocker Arm to Cam Clearance
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: M30B34 Exhaust Valve Rocker Arm to Cam Clearance

OK! In case anyone is interested I adjusted the exhaust valves to 0.010" and the intakes at .009" and the engine purrs and idles smoothly. Two or three valves were a bit loose and ticking a bit so this fixed that minor issue.
by clipper47
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M30B34 Exhaust Valve Rocker Arm to Cam Clearance
Replies: 1
Views: 94

M30B34 Exhaust Valve Rocker Arm to Cam Clearance

I have a great admiration for Brucey's unparalleled knowledge of the E24. I will be adjusting the valves on my 1985 635CSI soon and note that Brucey recommends adjusting the exhaust valve rocker to cam at .010" rather than the generally accepted .009". I am curious to know if others are following hi...
by clipper47
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?

Update on my ABS intermittent light issue. Thanks for all your good advice. I removed and cleaned the rear sensors and toothed rings and cleaned the front ones also although they were quite new. I think one of the rear sensors had collected a bit of iron dust. I blew out all the crud with an air gun...
by clipper47
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Does this look like a 33k mile 635CSI?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Does this look like a 33k mile 635CSI?

In Canadian $'s (and to us in Canada a $ is still a $) the car did sell for just shy of $20000 ! Recall that the car was listed on kijiji for $30000 or more this past summer. I think a little time spent on cleaning the undersides, better photos and a couple of videos showing that everything was work...
by clipper47
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Does this look like a 33k mile 635CSI?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Does this look like a 33k mile 635CSI?

The car sold for $15,250 US
by clipper47
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Does this look like a 33k mile 635CSI?
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Does this look like a 33k mile 635CSI?

I have been watching this auction on BaT website. The owner claims it has only 33k miles on the odometer, was never winter driven on salted roads and was always stored winters and kept in dry storage. To me the car appears to have been undercoated with oily rustproofing several times and has more ru...
by clipper47
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?

Pod and others, Thanks for the advice. I will clean and test the sensors and brush any debris from the rings during my winter layover work.
by clipper47
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?

Thanks, I will clean the sensors and rings.
by clipper47
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?

If a wheel sensor is faulty why would the light remain off for many miles and then shut off and not come on again when the ignition switch is cycled?
by clipper47
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?

I took my 1985 635CSi on an errand a few days ago. The ABS light came on shortly after driving off. At one stoplight I shut the ignition key to off and restarted the car and the light remained on. At the second stop I shut the ignition off and restarted the car and the light went out and remained ou...
by clipper47
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Temperature gauge indication - running too cool?
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Temperature gauge indication - running too cool?

Think this might provide some guidance... http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=27431 Yes the gauge is definitely reading low or the gauge is accurate and the engine is running too cool. I live in a climate where I drive my 635CSi in below freezing temperatures and with a 195F thermostat the ga...
by clipper47
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil change before or after winter lay-up
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Oil change before or after winter lay-up

Rain? It ha s been snowing off and on for about 3 days here. No salt on the roads yet so I still have time. I have Valvoline 20/50 Racing in the Bimmer so I may change it out and save it for my Mercedes 190E as it is still useable in my opinion.
by clipper47
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil change before or after winter lay-up
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Oil change before or after winter lay-up

I change oil on my 635CSi in the fall just after a good highway sprint to get the oil hot. I store my car for 5-6 months as winters are long where I live. I have only 1200km on the oil in the car but I worry about acid oand other contaminants in the oil even with those low KM's so perhaps I am overl...
by clipper47
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Lordco... Canada's version of Pep boys
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Lordco... Canada's version of Pep boys

I really miss the women clerks at the local NAPA store but unfortunately they retired or quit after new owners took control.They would find such obscure parts such as light bulbs for the 1930's Trippe lamps on my Packard or ignition pieces for my 1947 Nash. The boxes had been lying around for years ...
by clipper47
Sat May 05, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing rear side window "recess seal with plate"
Replies: 2
Views: 370

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.