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by clipper47
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bringing The Shark Home
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Bringing The Shark Home

Smart decision to trailer it when you did. That trip through Western Colorado to Green River Utah is pretty desolate. Glad to hear you made it home safe.
by clipper47
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bringing The Shark Home
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Bringing The Shark Home

You will find western Iowa and Nebraska more interesting. If you get a chance to stop visit Archway on I-80 at Kearney Neb. (if it's open ) and if you have time cross the North Platte River and take a drive west along historic US 30 (The Lincoln Highway) which predates Route 66. It's a time capsule...
by clipper47
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bringing The Shark Home
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Bringing The Shark Home

You will find western Iowa and Nebraska more interesting. If you get a chance to stop visit Archway on I-80 at Kearney Neb. (if it's open ) and if you have time cross the North Platte River and take a drive west along historic US 30 (The Lincoln Highway) which predates Route 66. It's a time capsule ...
by clipper47
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bringing The Shark Home
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Bringing The Shark Home

This should be a great road trip.I look forward to hearing aout how it is going. Please include photos along the way and good luck.
by clipper47
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Topsider Fluid Extractor
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Topsider Fluid Extractor

I would suggest looking into a lift. Lots of options out there for all kinds of garages and the prices are reasonable. I have had a two post lift for about 20 years. I dont know how I used to change clutches and stuff laying on my back. A lift would be really nice and I have considered it but I als...
by clipper47
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Topsider Fluid Extractor
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Topsider Fluid Extractor

Have one (think its made by 'laser') that I use on the van and daily driver, definitely a useful tool to have. Not tried it on the M635 but for all modern cars it seems to work well - believe this is what the main dealers use these days too. Works best with cars that have a top fitting cartridge oi...
by clipper47
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Topsider Fluid Extractor
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Topsider Fluid Extractor

I am reaching the time when clambering under my cars to remove the oil drain plug is becoming a chore. I recently saw a video made by a very respected Mercedes Benz technician who highly recommended the Topsider Fluid Extractor after demonstration its use on a vintage Mercedes Benz engine.He demonst...
by clipper47
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 9172

Re: All good things must come to an end...

Brian, This is very sad news indeed as this site has been my "go to" place for information on maintaining my 635CSi these past 8 years. I don't know what I would have done without the information so freely provided by you and other knowledgeable members over the years. I wish you all the best in you...
by clipper47
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Sourcing Fuel Pressure Regulator.
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Sourcing Fuel Pressure Regulator.

You might also try RockAuto
Beck-Arnley $58.61 Canadian ($41.79 US)
Standard Motor Products are $50.19CAD ($35.79US)
by clipper47
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thinking of Boston to Montreal round trip this summer in my 89, good idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 1965

Re: Thinking of Boston to Montreal round trip this summer in my 89, good idebout

I wouldn't hesitate to take my 1985 635CSi @ 180000 miles on the odometer on a short run like that. Make sure your belts and hoses are in God shape and if possible bring a spare main and fuel pump relay. I took mine on a 2000 miles round trip with no issues and several trips of between 500 and 1000 ...
by clipper47
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Muffler
Replies: 5
Views: 1567

Re: Muffler

I have a Bosal muffler on my 1985 635CSi than seems to fit well and sounds nice with no droning at speed.
by clipper47
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: brake warning at 3000 rpm
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: brake warning at 3000 rpm

…. The ABS light on my 635CSi comes on occasionally at about 15mph but not always. Sometimes when I shut the car off and restart it the light goes out and stays out for days. .... The Jag had been doing exactly the same thing for a long time. Interestingly the jag's toothy wheels were entirely corr...
by clipper47
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: brake warning at 3000 rpm
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: brake warning at 3000 rpm

Bruce, Thanks for this information. The ABS light on my 635CSi comes on occasionally at about 15mph but not always. Sometimes when I shut the car off and restart it the light goes out and stays out for days. I thought perhaps this was a relay problem but I guess not now that I have read this posting...
by clipper47
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: E24 rear tow strap
Replies: 7
Views: 4245

Re: E24 rear tow strap

Don't all E24's have a rear tow hook. My 1985 does.
by clipper47
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: 1986 Power Sport Seat questions
Replies: 23
Views: 10843

Re: 1986 Power Sport Seat questions

I used an electric drill with a proper sized Allen wrench on the end of the motor shaft to move the seat back and forth to access the boots. The ratio of the motor is such that using a ratchet is slow.
by clipper47
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No Speedometer
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: No Speedometer

Wow, good work tracking that down.
by clipper47
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What DO the prices (on BaT) mean?
Replies: 7
Views: 2093

Re: What DO the prices (on BaT) mean?

Might just do that. Thanks.
by clipper47
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No Speedometer
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: No Speedometer

Perhaps the batteries in the SI board are dead or defective. Recall that I had similar problems with a non functioning tachometer and the S.I. board batteries were dead. Once they were replaced everything was normal.
by clipper47
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What DO the prices (on BaT) mean?
Replies: 7
Views: 2093

Re: What DO the prices (on BaT) mean?

Phillip, I am watching that 13mile Schwarz M6 also and quite frankly It appears to have significantly more miles on it than advertised. In some respects my 1985 looks better. I am hesitant to put my car in BaT because of the 180K miles they would probably list it only with a "No Reserve" and given t...
by clipper47
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What DO the prices (on BaT) mean?
Replies: 7
Views: 2093

Re: What DO the prices (on BaT) me

I have been trying to sell my 1985 635CSi here in Ontario, Canada as I am trying to downsize to move into an apartment. It is every bit as nice and rust free as any that I see sell on BaT for $10-12US. I had mine advertised on a Canada wide Kijiji ( like Craig's List) priced at $15k Canadian, then $...
by clipper47
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Re: Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward- update

I see that the bolster is broken at the front of the seat. It looks like a horizontal round bar that has snapped loose. I suspect that it could be welded with a TIG welder without removing the leather.
by clipper47
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Re: Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward

Thankss. Taking the seat out shouldn't be a big problem but does the leather bolster have to be removed to access the metal ?
by clipper47
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Sport Seat Hip Bolster Pushed Outward

The driver side sport seat on my 1985 has the hip bolster on the left side of the bottom cushion pushed outward towards the door probably by a large sized butt of a PO. I would like to get it put back into the correct position as the thigh support switch bracket is also broken and I have a new one o...
by clipper47
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS: 1985 BMW 635CSi (5-speed)
Replies: 2
Views: 813

Re: FS: 1985 BMW 635CSi (5-speed)

Good luck with the auction. I will be very interested to see what the car sells for since I am also trying to sell mine with little interest in it here in Ontario. Mine is just about the same condition with no rust.
by clipper47
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: F/S 1985 635CSi
Replies: 7
Views: 1529

Re: F/S 1985 635CSi

Thanks once agin for the advice and positive comments. This is indeed a truly rust free car. I doubt it was ever driven in winter and even then I have had it oil sprayed to ensure it stays that way. The paint is almost flawless as well. BaT seems the way to hold. I have a nephew who is a professiona...