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by sansouci
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 735
Views: 122805

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Superb job! Song, how do you get to the nuts holding the hinges in place? Somewhere along the way, I recall that some chap with great woodworking and laminating skills made pods out of exotic woods with a P-U coating. If I dig it up, I will post although it could have been for another BMW applicatio...
by sansouci
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 735
Views: 122805

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

It's really too bad they don't design them to use standard faucet washers which are available everywhere.
by sansouci
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 48
Views: 8929

Re: My 6'er Muffler Question

I need to replace the rear section of my muffler as the mid pipe to rear muffler joint is rusted through as is the rear muffler. I found an ANSA model BW2545 mid section which applies to the 1982 633CSI. I'm not certain of a match to my '84. Is this applicable to an E12 and NOT my E24? I'm not look...
by sansouci
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 48
Views: 8929

Re: My 6'er

I went through a similar issue, recall getting a different mount and then found a number of posts here and on MyE28, discussing the different options etc. I suspect there are more than a few similarly deteriorated mounts driving around out there. No help though on the correct ride height settings t...
by sansouci
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 48
Views: 8929

Re: My 6'er Diff Mount

Okay. So I found the P/N on my existing Diff Mount: 33 17 1 125 290 and using realoem it applies to the Euro versions of the 628 and 635 only. It is about 40mm higher than the specified Diff Mount for my USA 633CSI. I think my indy shop many years ago used this instead as it gives the suspension mor...
by sansouci
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 48
Views: 8929

Re: My 6'er Diff Mount Part Number

I'm working on the rear end and had bought a Meyle Diff Mount from Autohauz AZ. They supplied P/N 33 17 1 129 786. But it is too short and seems to fit the 635 per Realoem and not my 1984 633csi (VIN 6997510.) It is only about 50mm in height while the existing mount is about 80mm. I know my mount ha...
by sansouci
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: Heat Control and Other Products
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Heat Control and Other Products

I subscribe to ReinCARnation magazine and they had a short story on heat control products made by Design Engineering inc. (www.designengineering.com) I suggest you take a look for fuel line, oil line, exhaust wraps, etc.
--Ken
by sansouci
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!

Bobbo, Wonderful news. I pulled the plug in '17 when I hit 70 and then started drawing beaucoup social security and RMDs from my 401k. So my cash flow is about the same. So now I am spending time with "Honey-do's" and trying to find time to wrench on the E24 and the E32: both are currently garage qu...
by sansouci
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 48
Views: 8929

Re: My 6'er Muffler Question

I need to replace the rear section of my muffler as the mid pipe to rear muffler joint is rusted through as is the rear muffler. I found an ANSA model BW2545 mid section which applies to the 1982 633CSI. I'm not certain of a match to my '84. Is this applicable to an E12 and NOT my E24? I'm not looki...
by sansouci
Tue May 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Connector and Socket Sources
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Connector and Socket Sources

Here's another non-oem source: I found a Molex "Plug Housing with Integrated Seal- Valueseal" Numbers 172877-0002 and 172878-0002 which can be bought through Digikey. Molex has great product drawings. Only question is how the wire is fixed to the connector. It mentions "terminal series 173041 and te...
by sansouci
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: CTECK battery charger.
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: CTECK battery charger.

Ron,
I've used the 3300 model this past winter and I topped off the water in the cells before going into storage. Have you tested the charger output with a multimeter?
by sansouci
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 635CSI Automatic Parts car Michigan
Replies: 32
Views: 2165

Re: 1986 635CSI Automatic Parts car Michigan

Are the tail lights (lenses and housings) intact?
--Ken
by sansouci
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???
Replies: 72
Views: 4807

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

If the front end be bad, what can we hope from the rear?
by sansouci
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Another one bit the dust
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: Another one bit the dust

Aside from the succession issue, I would have made some changes: upgrade product offerings to eliminate low quality such as "Uro", drop the printed bulletin in favor of all electronic dissemination, create a similar concept as "Insider Track Club" at Harbor Freight. The annual membership is a profit...
by sansouci
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hex Plus
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Hex Plus

I may be slow to discover this, but there are hex head tools with a different design, designated "Hex Plus" or "Hex +". I saw these on youtube and made by Wera (a German manufacturer). The design has a slightly different shape to reduce deformation when turning a cap screw and reduce camming out. So...
by sansouci
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Another one bit the dust
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: Another one bit the dust

I doubt this is a case of "Death by Amazon." Any insight as to why?
by sansouci
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: A/C abilities
Replies: 26
Views: 1955

Re: A/C abilities

There are a lot of Sanden clones out there at very low prices. I'm not sure how inferior they are vs the real thing. Also it seems to be hard to source the correct real Sanden. There are ad words to be wary of: "Sanden type" "Sanden style". I'm told the only way is to look at the tag riveted to the ...
by sansouci
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 cutting out
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: M635 cutting out

That was mercifully quick. How'd you find it?
by sansouci
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1980 633CSi No Spark
Replies: 23
Views: 1793

Re: 1980 633CSi No Spark

Riley,
Congrats on bringing it back to life. Too bad for us that you did a significant amount of parts replacement without zeroing on the actual no-start cause. Maybe you did, so for knowledge sake, please let us know.
Thanks,
Ken
by sansouci
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Air conditionin function overview and retrofit/repair thread
Replies: 100
Views: 26813

Re: Air conditionin function overview and retrofit/repair thread

Since Dean is no longer with us, is it possible to restore/repost his pictures?
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS: 3 old floor mats
Replies: 0
Views: 476

FS: 3 old floor mats

I've got 3 old mats for sale: driver and two rears. Real OEM carpeting. Greenish. The black backing is coming apart but the carpet is sound. BMW logo on driver's mat and the heel pad is intact. All I need is postage from NYC to you.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Happy Christmas!

My prayer is for peace, serenity, good health and sanity. The last item is most needed with our current lot of leaders.
Ken
by sansouci
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: VIN number location on an 85 635CSI
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: VIN number location on an 85 635CSI

Isn't there a VIN plate on the left side of the dash? I'm in the US and don't know if they do different things elsewhere.
by sansouci
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 3865

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Oh wow. Let's all hope for a speedy recovery.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 48
Views: 8929

Re: My 6'er- Cocomats

More pics
My phone doesn't do the color justice. It is a chocolate brown. They are happy to send color samples (I think they get $1 each)

I also have a template for a trunk mat, but until I empty that in the summer, It will wait. I may use a different material back there with a solid color.