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by clipper47
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Does this seem like a bad ABS Relay?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

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: 7
Views: 151

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: 7
Views: 151

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: 7
Views: 151

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: 7
Views: 129

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: 132

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: 132

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: 251

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: 337

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: 337

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: 685

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: 1346

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: 1460

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: 68534

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: 748

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: 530

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: 748

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: 748

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: 759
Views: 114573

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: 1665

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: 3230

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: 1013

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: 2013

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: 759
Views: 114573

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: 5603

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...