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by Drew
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 2465

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

good to hear that you're on the mend Ron, sounds like you're still having a rough time of it all. Hopefully home again soon.

....turns out you were rustier than you thought?

all the best,
Drew

:D
by Drew
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 2465

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

just seen this

all the best Ron, hopefully you'll be up and about and reading all of these posts soon.

:D
by Drew
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Blown headgasket
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Blown headgasket

FWIW, and not adding anything new here, just repeating what others have said, I've had success using a 1/4" drive with a UJ and a long extension. So 12mm 1/4" socket, then the UJ, then about 9" of extensions then the 1/4" drive. Never thought of using tape to firm up the UJ and stop it flopping abou...
by Drew
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Magnet oil filter- DIY style -updated
Replies: 32
Views: 11616

Re: Magnet oil filter- DIY style -updated

Thanks for replying Bruce
The finished result
I'm on it with the PAS too....
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by Drew
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Magnet oil filter- DIY style -updated
Replies: 32
Views: 11616

Re: Magnet oil filter- DIY style -updated

Have you seen these that fit on top of the filter Pretty nifty, have you used one? I tried throwing some of my smallest washers in the canister, and the magnetic force holding them to the sides was very weak, so Brucey is right, again :roll: How about some small neodymium magnets stuck on the insid...
by Drew
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Magnet oil filter- DIY style -updated
Replies: 32
Views: 11616

Re: Magnet oil filter- DIY style -updated

Undead alert!!! :D A reprise of one of Bruce's (many) greatest hits. I always meant to do this on my E24, and got some magnets from a defunct mk2 Golf starter, but then.... well not sure what happened but the magnets never got fitted, that's for sure. So, now doing an oil service on my E9 so I looke...
by Drew
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Temperature gauge indication - running too cool?
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Temperature gauge indication - running too cool?

An IR thermometer might be useful here. With an engine at running temp the stat housing should be 85-90 C I would think.

Anyone else checked coolant system running temps?
by Drew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil change before or after winter lay-up
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Oil change before or after winter lay-up

Contaminants..... Like you I've only got a few 100 miles on the oil, but it does run quite rich, so probably a bit of unleaded in the sump :roll: Not sure I'm going to get the chance to do the job any time soon, autumn just arrived with a few inches of rain, and I'd always want to do a run before an...
by Drew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M90 engine overhaul
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: M90 engine overhaul

Can't help with your question, just a reminder to get the correct CH gasket on rebuild. The 3453 engine has a very different gasket to the 3430
by Drew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil change before or after winter lay-up
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Oil change before or after winter lay-up

I'll be putting my E9 to bed for the winter in the next few weeks, should I change the oil now, or wait until Spring?

Many big jobs to do over winter, so unlikely to be a wheel turned until march

Cheers
Drew
by Drew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding OEM cruise control?
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Adding OEM cruise control?

This is going back a long while, but I did this mod to a manual pre 5/82 car. Not trivial, but the difficulty, as Bruce notes, is to generate a speed signal for the cruise Brain to work with. A later car doesn't have this issue as the speed sender in the diff generates the square wave the brain need...
by Drew
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Left Rear Light Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 30474

Re: Left Rear Light Needed

Hi, just seen this. I have a drivers (UK RHD) light cluster, minus the lens. Not in great condition, but it does have the chrome (needs a polish), the electrical connections, and the white seal which seals between lens and chrome surround (seal has a couple of splits). Can send photos if interested....
by Drew
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Changing rocker cover gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Changing rocker cover gasket

ta Brucey, yes agreed it's more annoying than serious, just a couple of drips TBH. But I am annoyed by it!! I had not realised any of the bolt holes went through, I'd assumed they were all blind. I recall on the plate on the back of the head there's one bolt with a non-metal washer, as that one bolt...
by Drew
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Changing rocker cover gasket
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Changing rocker cover gasket

Hi Bruce, a related question, seemed like a good place to ask it... I had a pretty bad drippy oil leak coming from the upper timing cover area, just above the chain tensioner, a perfectly normal M30 problem!! So I replaced the two paper gaskets on the upper cover and used hylomar to seal in the corn...
by Drew
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Using a M30 cruise control set on an M88/3
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Using a M30 cruise control set on an M88/3

slightly different, but I retro'd cruise from an E32 (M30) into an early E24 (M90). My issue was generating a speed signal waveform from an old-skool gearbox speedo drive, a totally electronic problem. The rest was plug and play. The E34 had a separate brain to control the cruise servo, so no integr...
by Drew
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M90 v M30 - again!
Replies: 10
Views: 2755

Re: M90 v M30 - again!

as a word of caution with any head work, make sure you get the correct M90 head gasket as the M30 one is not correct. A 1982 M90 motronic 635CSi came to me as a breaker, and (I think) the reason it was a breaker was overheating issues caused as a garage had fitted the M30 h-gasket to the M90 engine....
by Drew
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Rear wheel arch repair panels, W&N parts
Replies: 0
Views: 56786

Rear wheel arch repair panels, W&N parts

Pair of Walloth & Nesch rear wheel arch repair panels for a series 1 (pre 82) 6er They've been stored for a long time (I sold my 635 a few years ago) but are in good nick. A few small minor dings that will easily smooth out. No rust. Looking for £100 for the pair, plus postage I'm in Beaconsfield, s...
by Drew
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so
Replies: 88
Views: 27705

Re: Are E23's any good - Yes it seems so

Not sure if anyone saw this one, but it needs rescuing if anyone fancies E23 Alpina (maybe) style?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bmw-735i-alp ... 3053386056?

Usual story of bodywork etc.

No affiliation
by Drew
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Rarest 635 and why.
Replies: 41
Views: 10911

Re: Rarest 635 and why.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172782546426?ul_noapp=true

this one... clearly :roll:

many rare features, including a Star Trek teleporter to get it from Sophia to Isleworth

:D
by Drew
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: E12 L-Jet Cruise Control
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Hi Mike, think the original cruise on the early cars was vacuum powered?? I can't recall where I heard this so happy to be wrong. On my (now long sold) E12/ E24 I retrofitted the cruise control from a E32 7er (with an M30 of course, so matching throttle), but using a proper early E24 control stalk. ...
by Drew
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: looking for my old 6er - OMD733X
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Thank you Ron, hopefully back firmly in the 635 fast lane before too long!
by Drew
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: looking for my old 6er - OMD733X
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

looking for my old 6er - OMD733X

Hi folks, having taken a long break from 6er ownership (five years or thereabouts) I'm now looking for a very specific way back in. I want my old car back!! [-o< I sold her to a chap in the west country (UK) who may have been someone with connections to the armed forces? I've done a check online and...
by Drew
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: a very sad day for me and my 635
Replies: 17
Views: 5683

I've got a set of headlight surround grills you can have for the postage.

glad you're ok enough to post about it though, that's what crumple zones are for I guess
by Drew
Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rocker Arm/Shaft Question - Alignment
Replies: 16
Views: 3203

Hi Brucey, yes I always have an itch for another 6er, and it is a sad fact that it's an itch that I can't scratch for the time being. I reckon I'll get an E9 next time round though, not a CSL, probs a 3.0CSi. Currently knocking about about a mk2 golf gti and a B10 V8S touring that Kevin got me inter...
by Drew
Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rocker Arm/Shaft Question - Alignment
Replies: 16
Views: 3203

hello I do lurk every now and again and covet your cars!! (as I now have a family sensible Alpina B10) :-) the piccie at the top of this thread is from my 1981 635csi (long sold). I got around the issue by inserting a spacer (a nut) as the OP did propose, however this only works on one set of rocker...