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by Tommys 89 635
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: M635 smog repair
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: M635 smog repair

Maybe give Griffin Motorwerks in Berkeley a call and ask them if they have any ideas for your smog.
by Tommys 89 635
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 25 years today
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: 25 years today

Wow! That's a beautiful car. Almost 300k? You've been a supreme caretaker. Thanks, I try to keep the original paint as nice as I can (one of these days, will take care of the rock chips), it's mostly under a cover in the garage. I think I have around 292k currently, it will be cool to see the odome...
by Tommys 89 635
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 25 years today
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: 25 years today

Bobbo,

I was set and close to buying a 1989 325is but then drove home with an e24. No regrets what so ever.
Ha, yes the 3 spoke wheels were 16 inch Anterra's (PO put those on). It was such a pain to get the center's off but glad I went with the 17 inch BBS RX's.

Thanks
by Tommys 89 635
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 25 years today
Replies: 6
Views: 168

25 years today

25 years ago today I almost bought a e30 but the salesman showed me an e24. Took it for a test drive and needless to say I became the second owner (57k miles) of a 1989 635. It was my daily driver for years until retired for weekends and occasional driving in 2013 with 290k miles (original motor and...
by Tommys 89 635
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 3205

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

Brian,

Thanks for running the site for so long after Thom. Even though my shop did most of the work since 1995, I do appreciate using the site, sharing info and also learning as well. I have to say, Sharkfest West was a blast.

Chat Soon
Tommy
by Tommys 89 635
Wed May 27, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?

Finally got around to taking a picture at night with the new fog light bulbs. Matches the head lights (hid) pretty well.
by Tommys 89 635
Tue May 19, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Orig. audio equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Orig. audio equipment

I kept my original BMW cassette player, amp and speakers enough though I highly doubt they will be reinstalled.
by Tommys 89 635
Mon May 18, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Current speakers for factory locations
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Current speakers for factory locations

Hey Klaus, There are a lot of posts regarding stereos. See the link below, I think that may be the most recent one. You could have listen to mine at PSF to get a sense of what you’d like to do. Since you've got a nice head unit, my recommendation would be to upgrade the speakers (kick panel 4x6, doo...
by Tommys 89 635
Mon May 18, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?

GRNSHRK wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Wow Greg, talk about a blast from the past #-o

Welcome back =D>

Yes, we're still here, doing the same thing :-"

Hey Greg,

Will come by sometime after COVID-19.
by Tommys 89 635
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Car covers - Which one is the best?
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Car covers - Which one is the best?

I like Cover Craft and they have various choices. Decent price too
by Tommys 89 635
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?

My first choice was an LED bulb. I ordered one and was excited to try it but then the housing on the LED bulb was too big and did not fit in the H1 Fog light housing. I supposed I could have used a Dremel to modify the H1 housing but decided not to. Never know, in the future I may if I have a spare ...
by Tommys 89 635
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Tape head cleaner
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Tape head cleaner

I bought one back in the day, not from the dealer, Radio Shack? :-k
by Tommys 89 635
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Re: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?

Actually I did not add a relay, the housing on my 89 are H1. I ran those for probably over 20 years and they've done well but I guess over time they lose their brightness. I don't drive in much fog but I wanted a whiter light so I think I finally found some. The Osram H1 55W cool blue, sticker notes...
by Tommys 89 635
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Legends of the Autobahn - 2019 - link to pix
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: Legends of the Autobahn - 2019 - link to pix

that was a fun day
by Tommys 89 635
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Glovebox Flashlight
Replies: 23
Views: 6270

Re: Glovebox Flashlight

Krazy glue or something similar is a very strong bond but if you need to replace the battery in a few years, it will be hard to pry it open without damaging the plastic.
by Tommys 89 635
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thinking of Boston to Montreal round trip this summer in my 89, good idea?
Replies: 9
Views: 1363

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

You can always have your E24 looked over before your trip. A few of us (Bobbo) in the Bay Area drove to Las Vegas back in the day. Long drive but it was a good time.
by Tommys 89 635
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: suspension options
Replies: 9
Views: 2323

Re: suspension options

You should also think about getting an adjustable rear camber kit for the rear as well. Not sure who currently has them (ECS, Ireland engineering, etc) but you can do a google search. Good luck with your choice.
by Tommys 89 635
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Glovebox Flashlight
Replies: 23
Views: 6270

Re: Glovebox Flashlight

for the guys that rebuilt their OEM flash lights, what type of glue did you use?
by Tommys 89 635
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410

Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?

I've been using 100 w Osram bulbs for a long time but thinking about a whiter fog light bulb. Our bulb housing is small and rectangular so I don't think there are many options. The LED bulbs are round and too big to fit through.

Has anyone upgraded their bulbs to a whiter bulb?

TIA
Tommy
by Tommys 89 635
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: If anyone else give me grief about a Member only Jacket to wear driving the M635
Replies: 11
Views: 2558

Re: If anyone else give me grief about a Member only Jacket to wear driving the M635

ha, actually I had one of those stylish jackets in black back around 1979-80. 8)
by Tommys 89 635
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: If anyone else give me grief about a Member only Jacket to wear driving the M635
Replies: 11
Views: 2558

Re: If anyone else give me grief about a Member only Jacket to wear driving the M635

That's the Miami Vice Don Johnson look. Here's the original Members Only jacket I remember.
by Tommys 89 635
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Uneven front tyre wear
Replies: 19
Views: 6259

Re: Uneven front tyre wear

My .02 cents on the only 7 series part is the bushing. My shop has them shaved down to fit, I've been using them for years.
by Tommys 89 635
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Radiator shop drawing
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

Re: M6 Radiator shop drawing

I agree with Jose. The OEM radiator works well, I've had mine for a number of years, when driving it only goes up 1/3 and usually in traffic the temp gauge goes to half. When I decided to get the Wizard Aluminum radiator, it was just piece of mind of not having the neck snap off as the OEM radiator ...
by Tommys 89 635
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 85 Euro 635csi
Replies: 10
Views: 2863

Re: 85 Euro 635csi

Welcome, that's a beautiful find.