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by whiskeydry
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Deutsch Tech, Milton Keynes UK - Positive
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Deutsch Tech, Milton Keynes UK - Positive

I have been looking for local competent mechanics to do some work on my M635 for a while. Deutsch Tech were recommended to me as a group of BMW enthusiasts, and so I asked them to fit a new clutch, which they (Fabian) did. Their work was clean, comprehensive and at reasonable rates. They advised cha...
by whiskeydry
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: 23 June Bicester
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: 23 June Bicester

Hi John
I have booked into this. Be good to catch up again. Hope to see you there.
All the best
Phil
by whiskeydry
Tue May 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: In-tank fuel pump story
Replies: 1
Views: 257

In-tank fuel pump story

I needed to find an in-tank fuel pump last week to get my M635 through the MOT. New ones seem either very scarce and/or very pricey, if you can find one. There don't seem to be many new ones around in the UK. Having contacted some e24/e28 breakers who had sold out of second hand ones, I was told tha...
by whiskeydry
Tue May 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Throttle Cable
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: M635 Throttle Cable

Steve
This thread might be useful:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26712&p=191739#p191737

Phil
by whiskeydry
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Accelerator cable RHD M635
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Accelerator cable RHD M635

Hi Nick
This thread might be useful. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=26712&p=191739#p191737
Phil
by whiskeydry
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 cutting out
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: M635 cutting out

Well done! Glad to hear your M6 is back on the road. :D
by whiskeydry
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 cutting out
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: M635 cutting out

Hi Nick My M635 does get laid up regularly and sometimes for long periods. I have learnt over the years that, after disconnecting the battery, it is prudent to spray as many engine management system electrical plugs and sockets with contact cleaner as you can reasonably access before taking the car ...
by whiskeydry
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Initiative Q - The latest bandwagon blowing up on TwitFace
Replies: 10
Views: 988

Re: Initiative Q - The latest bandwagon blowing up on TwitFace

Hi
I have just signed up for this and thanks for bringing this to our notice.
All the best
Phil
by whiskeydry
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: ACE Cafe Sharknose 12.00 Sunday 9th September
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: ACE Cafe Sharknose 12.00 Sunday 9th September

I am planning to come to this. It will be good to catch up with everyone.
Phil
by whiskeydry
Wed May 09, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Spotted - UK RHD M635CSi in Malaysia
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: Spotted - UK RHD M635CSi in Malaysia

Hi all, Just getting back into things M635 related after 18 months off (travelling, grandchild, decorating, garden, wife etc.). I have this indeed as an Alpine white car that used to belong to 'ian M635uk', a regular contributor on here I recall, based in Stoke. This car was first registered 1st Aug...
by whiskeydry
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Random Picture thread
Replies: 34
Views: 8492

Re: Random Picture thread

A couple for the album...
by whiskeydry
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Greetings from a new Guy- and HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 2224

Re: Greetings from a new Guy- and HELP!

Hi Motolust, and welcome to the madness. Unfortunately the link to your photos is not working. On the face of it, from what you have described, it sounds like it could be a good buy. However, be aware that the cost of getting this back in running order could be high - to very high. I understand that...
by whiskeydry
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Evaluating the M635CSi for purchase
Replies: 30
Views: 8338

Re: Evaluating the M635CSi for purchase

You are correct in that the build sheets for M635s and M6s both list the Engine type as S38. To check what engine is fitted use a mirror to look at the head, under the cooling pipe, at the front of the engine. Look for M88/3 in the casting as per this photo:
by whiskeydry
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Evaluating the M635CSi for purchase
Replies: 30
Views: 8338

Re: Evaluating the M635CSi for purchase

I think the first thing I would do is look up the original build sheet from the chassis number to determine how and when this car started life, and what it would take to put it back to that original condition.
by whiskeydry
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Evaluating the M635CSi for purchase
Replies: 30
Views: 8338

Re: Evaluating the M635CSi for purchase

Interesting engine rocker cover. Having Google'd BMW Rocker Covers, esp. E24's, I cannot find another picture that looks like the one fitted to this engine. Clearly it fits the head but just looks odd, esp. with the plug wires located at the top and strange position of the oil filler cap.
by whiskeydry
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: M88/3 Engine for sale - Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Re: M88/3 Engine for sale - Germany

Head looks badly damaged with a valve poking out and matching mashed piston in the block. All which suggests timing chain failure.
by whiskeydry
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 exhaust pieces
Replies: 11
Views: 3101

Re: M635 exhaust pieces

The early original M635 exhaust systems had the front and back boxes welded together as stock with a sleeve which became NLA. Both the original systems fitted to my car had the welded sleeves. Here are some pictures of my last original system (I now have a Supersprint system fitted). There is a syst...
by whiskeydry
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: M3/M635 Telescopic Plug Spanners
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

M3/M635 Telescopic Plug Spanners

It appears that the Telescopic plug spanners for the M88 engine are now being remanufactured by BMW. Part no. is 7111 2225 101. These are now showing as $53.29 in RealOEM. These have started appearing on EBay at super inflated prices. There is one minor difference from the original that I have notic...
by whiskeydry
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Random Picture thread
Replies: 34
Views: 8492

Re: Random Picture thread

Ice storms in the US create some interesting features.
by whiskeydry
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Random Picture thread
Replies: 34
Views: 8492

Re: Random Picture thread

Currently for sale on UK Ebay, a 1:1 teak model of Mercedes Gull Wing for the man who has nearly everything :D (No affiliation)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1955-MERCEDES ... SwAuNW6GiG
by whiskeydry
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: PH Sunday Service 20th March 2016 Mercedes Benz World
Replies: 21
Views: 5742

Re: PH Sunday Service 20th March Mercedes Benz World

I will come and find everyone at 10.30am then.
Looking forward to it.
by whiskeydry
Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: The £50,000 RHD M635 has arrived.
Replies: 22
Views: 4110

Re: The £50,000 RHD M635 has arrived.

Hi John Unfortunately I cannot read the board as it is just a scanned real photo (I don't think digital cameras were around at the time!) but it does look to be the same board as in your photo. I was told that some performance improvement work had been done to the engine by around 1996. As previousl...
by whiskeydry
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: The £50,000 RHD M635 has arrived.
Replies: 22
Views: 4110

Re: The £50,000 RHD M635 has arrived.

Here is a photo I took of David's car back in the day (1994 I think) with the small mobile aerial just poking out of the top rear screen and the M6 badges. Both these are visible in the advert. Note his original reg no. later changed to 606 DRC.
by whiskeydry
Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: The £50,000 RHD M635 has arrived.
Replies: 22
Views: 4110

Re: The £50,000 RHD M635 has arrived.

Absolutely John. But this car is being shown as #483 in the M635 registry?
Ron has been told by the seller that the car in the advert is #483.
Like you, I do not believe that they are the same car, hence my confusion.