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by olympia57
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???

No , you'll have no bother taking the wings off without disturbing the doors. Be VERY careful when you unscrew and dislodge the leading edge of the gutter trim that is affixed to the top of the wing , it becomes very brittle with age . The only advice I can offer is once you are certain that the win...
by olympia57
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 36
Views: 1068

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

I've just had an all too short but thoroughly enjoyable chat with Ron. Alas he's still in hospital and although sounding slightly brighter he's still very tired and exhausted. Whether the 24/7 hands on care by a squadron of nubile young nurses has anything to do with that , well ,that's up to him to...
by olympia57
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 64
Views: 2719

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

Was this problem resolved ?
by olympia57
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???

The anomalies of owning a series one .

Having an '86 will allow you to punch in both VINs into http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?lang=en which will open a wide new world to your eyes.....
If I can offer one piece of advice it would be to check and double check everything before you order parts .
by olympia57
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???

I had to redo most of the drivers sill on mine and rear suspension mount - quite a bit of work and very common repair - I reckon most have gone in these areas. It was quite a nice feeling of satisfaction once it was done though! Sills are a given, but the rear mounts look ok. Big holes next to (not...
by olympia57
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Consensus on Rust Proofing?
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Consensus on Rust Proofing?

Powder coating is very tough finish if applied properly . I was looking at my old car recently that I had suspension and engine components powder coated in 1991 the surface finish was still intact and although less glossy the coating was still protecting the components underneath . I didn't get any ...
by olympia57
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Consensus on Rust Proofing?
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Consensus on Rust Proofing?

The wings on my '81 turned out to be new when I bought the car . Whilst I had them off to do repairs to the inner wings during the restoration I removed all the traces of the poorly applied underseal from them . I used an angle grinder with brush attachment for this but found that the heat generated...
by olympia57
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???
Replies: 32
Views: 525

Re: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???

Unfortunatly the critical areas that will determine it's fate lie underneath what is shown in the photos......
Think of an iceberg..........
Good luck.
by olympia57
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Door closing sound
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Door closing sound

Both doors on mine make the exact same " ping " when closed .
I would say that it's inherent .
Don
by olympia57
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 36
Views: 1068

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

I spoke to Cass tonight and she was telling me the full story . Poor man has had a dreadful time .
Ron is up on his feet ,albeit with a walking aid ,and off oxygen etc. but exhausted.
She hopes that he may be allowed home sometime next week, all going well.
She'll let us know how things progress.
Don
by olympia57
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: Paintless Dent Removal - Taking the plunge
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Paintless Dent Removal - Taking the plunge

Good job , I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on with the new tools. I've never tried it but have watched it being done on several of my cars and it truly is an art . I had a small pushed up dimple repaired on the e24 and the local guy here ,who is an absolute expert and gentleman , and he sa...
by olympia57
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 36
Views: 1068

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Great news , I've called twice but had no success in getting through to her .
by olympia57
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Happy Christmas!

I'll echo seasons greetings to all on here for all the help and entertainment recieved over the year, have a warm ,comfortable and Merry Christmas .

And a special wish to Ron hoping that he can read this , get well soon my friend I'm missing your dulcet tones already .
Don
by olympia57
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 36
Views: 1068

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

We've just returned after a long day out and I've just read this.
Too late to call Cass but let us know any developments Rob.
Don
by olympia57
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Petrolicious Film - M635CSi Cameo
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Petrolicious Film - M635CSi Cameo

Pay attention at the back there ...!

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by olympia57
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 64
Views: 2719

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

While at my local garage yesterday I posed the question about the sinking pedal issue and was told straight away that it was "pretty normal". I went on to ask why it does it, but even the mechanic freely admitted that he'd never really thought about that aspect! I'll be going there again next week ...
by olympia57
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 64
Views: 2719

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

Well , I sympathise with you re your problems on the E24 , brakes can be a real PITA on these cars ,and I speak from experience . I've read through the thread and have to say that I experienced a very similar problem on my DD recently. Pedal creep when engine was started. About 15 months ago I had r...
by olympia57
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: E12 based car
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: E12 based car

I rebuilt my series one e12 based car as close to stock OE as I could, in particular every chassis component was renewed or rebuilt with new parts . I found everything I needed either new or from used part suppliers ( and Ron :wink: ). There are significant differencies between the early and later m...
by olympia57
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 791
Views: 125552

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

The requirement for a contrasting panel colour behind a UK yellow reflective numberplate is just not true.
by olympia57
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Did he catch him ?
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Did he catch him ?

I wonder if that rascal at 5.22 got away .....
https://petrolicious.com/films/1976-por ... police-car
by olympia57
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: E24 with stock suspensions and 17” wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: E24 with stock suspensions and 17” wheels

My car had 17's on it when I bought it and after driving it ove the local ,rather poor , roads I decided to drop to 16 inch. I ran these in various guises for several years but always felt that aesthetically the E24 was more suited to 17 inch wheels . I fought the urge to go back to 17's remembering...
by olympia57
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M30 B34 low oil pressure - engine out!
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: M30 B34 low oil pressure - engine out!

I'd try another pressure switch first and also connect up a pressure gauge and actually check the true pressure .
The switch is situated on the head ,RHS at the rear so access is very good making it a quick and easy check.
Good luck.
by olympia57
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Group A racing posters
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Group A racing posters

I thought this would allow you to print your own but there seems to be a block on the save as feature .
http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/ph ... 20CSi.html

Perhaps there is a get around it fix ........
by olympia57
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 791
Views: 125552

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Don, Many thanks for the waxoyl tutorial. I remember the days of Ziebart but never saw it applied to a 6'er. I guess this is the modern equivalent. Cheers, Ken You're very welcome Ken. FYI "Waxoyl" is a proprietary brand of rustproofing agent marketed in UK for decades. It's literally a wax oil mix...