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by slofut
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starts, runs 30 sec, idles very rough and dies
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Starts, runs 30 sec, idles very rough and dies

Possible it is running only on the cold start injector (unplug csi and it won't fire off at all). Main injectors not firing etc... check crank sensor for pulsing with ohm meter (ecm uses this signal to fire injectors) and voltage at injectors when cranking and or running. Ecm breaks ground on the in...
by slofut
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery Speaker Pods?
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Mystery Speaker Pods?

The upgrade sound system (can't remember what it's called) has the 2-way speakers in the center of the pod with a removable grille. Thing is the space behind the speakers is so small that the speaker is underdamped and has no bass response to speak of. I cured this in both my cars by cutting a 6" ho...
by slofut
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear Window Speaker Shelf Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: Rear Window Speaker Shelf Repair

http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23768&p=168729#p168729 I used carpet to recover to expedite the process. One layer of fiberglass cloth (not mat). No staples, spray headliner glue. #-o :oops: Obviously I didn't really read your post... It would be easy enough to make a flat shelf if or...
by slofut
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Fuel expansion hose / new tank?

Braided hose is VW fuel line. Warning.. not good for FI fuel line but OK for vapor line. Radiator shop, as said by another member can do tank repair as they solder rather than weld. Myself and another fellow did repair on mine by welding after it had sat for 2 years. It blew a fireball at least 6 f...
by slofut
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Call for donations
Replies: 20
Views: 478

Re: Call for donations

Done, with pleasure! Thank you for the forum.
by slofut
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Tired of lowered car
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Tired of lowered car

Like Brickwhite said, tires make a lot of difference in ride and handling. A bit more rubber on the rim in a better quality tire would help the ride and maintain good handling. I prefer 16" wheels on these cars personally. Dunlops have been good.
by slofut
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 48
Views: 4579

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

Hey Ken and Nigel, Haven't been keeping up and haven't been on the forum in a while so I didn't know what you guys were dealing with. My brother (50yrs old) just got done with stage 4 colon cancer, all is good, he hardly missed much work and is determined not to let it slow him down. My heart is wit...
by slofut
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Lowering advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: Lowering advice please

Hey thanks much OTF! Excellent explanation and pics.
by slofut
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: hesitation on acceleration
Replies: 0
Views: 169

hesitation on acceleration

Both my 635's (87 and 88) do this for some reason and I've never dug into it other than checking for vacuum leaks, but I thought I'd pose the question here for some thoughts. The best way to describe it is the same symptom a carbed car would exhibit if it had a bad accelerator pump. From deceleratin...
by slofut
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Lowering advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: Lowering advice please

Fritz, how do you adjust the ride height with SLS? Mine is working pretty well...
by slofut
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rotor Arm; Lot-o-Harm?
Replies: 28
Views: 6127

Re: Rotor Arm; Lot-o-Harm?

Brucey I'm glad this thread was resurrected as I had never seen it. But I do want to say that you are broken car mechanic God! As many times as I have patched something up to get me home (starting with a 64 Beetle when I was a kid) I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have thought of this fix. 6er Rotors will...
by slofut
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine Bay Cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Engine Bay Cleaning

I know a lot of guys don't agree with this, but I pressure wash the engine bay of every vintage car I have (excepts restored ones that don't need it). Gets it all down to a good starting point and exposes stuff that needs replacing or attention like wire loom, connectors, hole plugs etc... I've neve...
by slofut
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Phishing emails from this site?
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: Phishing emails from this site?

Brian, The link went to the BC forum page, nothing fishy there. And the only link back to her is the email address above. I got another one from her referencing another post on another forum IIRC. It looks to be harmless as it is, they just want you to reply to the email address. I deleted that post...
by slofut
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Phishing emails from this site?
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Phishing emails from this site?

I keep getting this in my email: > On Oct 6, 2017, at 5:35 AM, Elisa Gibson <[email protected].com> wrote: Hi there, I just read flywheel weight ? - bigcoupe.com, I've shown it to some colleagues and we think a collaboration between us could work well. I represent a digital marketing agency curren...
by slofut
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: behr wing cell compressor rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 2706

Re: behr wing cell compressor rebuild

Guys,
If changing the condenser to PF, and freon to 152a, would the wing cell (rebuilt of course) be an improvement over a sanden compressor? And what would it cost to rebuild the behr?
by slofut
Thu May 04, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gasoline in Trunk
Replies: 14
Views: 2928

Re: Gasoline in Trunk

Gents, the one in Dean's photo is actually the factory stock US version series I charcoal vapor canister :-k Here's a shot of mine, 1980 vintage, showing the exact same model type \:D/ But I doubt that this is related to the problem with gasoline in the boot, however [-X Think I would go with the p...
by slofut
Tue May 02, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gasoline in Trunk
Replies: 14
Views: 2928

Re: Gasoline in Trunk

I'd just about give my left nut for a euro 635 :shock: , I'd rather have it than an M. Here's a pic of the U.S. can... https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2887/33552258624_5a287a7daf_c.jpg Untitled by Bill Smith , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4188/34263760201_f09638a57a_c.jpg Untitled by Bill S...
by slofut
Mon May 01, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gasoline in Trunk
Replies: 14
Views: 2928

Re: Gasoline in Trunk

Dean that charcoal canister looks nothing like the US factory version. [-( :)
by slofut
Mon May 01, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gasoline in Trunk
Replies: 14
Views: 2928

Re: Gasoline in Trunk

Is it possible that a non trivial amount of gasoline could have crept up through the evap lines into the trunk? Yes! And with the bubba evap modifications it's probable. Like Dean says, it would be easier to put it back original. Parts like the evap tank under the rear glass would be easy to find u...
by slofut
Mon May 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: My e24 ordeal is now seemingly at an end :(
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: My e24 ordeal is now seemingly at an end :(

Don't look back my friend. These cars are cheap to purchase compared to many other sports cars. Do keep that motor and the parts you mentioned, but since you now have more funds to work with do yourself a big favor and buy the best one you can afford! You want no rust ever, not one that had rust and...
by slofut
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: [SOLVED] 635 Cranks but stalls immediately
Replies: 11
Views: 2591

Re: [SOLVED] 635 Cranks but stalls immediately

Good job Tom! Thanks for the follow up, closure helps members in the future with similar problems.
by slofut
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel tank pumps/lines/Ethanol
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Fuel tank pumps/lines/Ethanol

So, you mounted this in tank and just took out the old inline pump? yes, much easier to troubleshoot also! Mount this pump to the existing pump hanger (swap in/out lines), remove external main pump, leave main filter and re-plumb hoses as needed. It's not as hard as it sounds. Do a search first, gu...
by slofut
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel tank pumps/lines/Ethanol
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Fuel tank pumps/lines/Ethanol

I put this in the tank on my car.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HFP-255LPH-Fuel ... 5895956047
Posted a thread with pics here but I'll be damned if I can find it.

Has never run better...
by slofut
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1985 635Csi Interior seats (all 4) SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 2841

Re: 1985 635Csi Interior seats (all 4)

Alex,
What are you going to replace these with in your car? Manual? Vaders?
by slofut
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: direction needed to complete this project
Replies: 11
Views: 2242

Re: direction needed to complete this project

Ray,
Did you get this problem solved? Would it run every time with the relay socket jumped?
Bill