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by sansouci
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 50 Years of the M30 Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 109

50 Years of the M30 Engine

The November 2019 issue of BMW Car published a story on the M30 engine. Not as detailed as I'd like it but it's not terrible.
by sansouci
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 5 e24’s up for Auction 2nd November uk
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: 5 e24’s up for Auction 2nd November uk

Am I mistaken or are these rich prices for very sad, neglected and rusty e24s? When all said and done with mechanical, rubber and paint, you'd be into the US$30k area.....
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 5 e24’s up for Auction 2nd November uk
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: 5 e24’s up for Auction 2nd November uk

Looking at the auction house website, they have "chosen not to publish the results." Any idea what these sad looking 635's sold for?
by sansouci
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige Moneysucker
Replies: 65
Views: 13705

Re: Walker 47656

I saw your post from a few years ago and I'm in need of a new muffler (actually the rear section) and the Walker pops up on Amazon. But I have an '84 633Csi which is not supposed to accept the Walker. Anyone with any idea why it doesn't fit? or any suggestion for a reasonably priced solution?
--Ken
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 55
Views: 9562

Re: My 6'er

Now that I refurbed my battery tray and the green oxygen tubing is holding up, the discharge from the battery is collected on my Walmart drip tray. The acid ate through the tin coating. A great example of the corrosive power of battery acid.
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 821
Views: 150522

Re: New brake hoses all the way round

The originals were looking dodgy and a well made SS set was a fair bit cheaper than stock rubber so on they went. Unfortunately the brake pad sensor wires etc look almost as bad s the brake hoses! https://i.imgur.com/g9PsuqJl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/514oODEl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/D91xaCgl.jpg htt...
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 821
Views: 150522

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I replaced the rear sway bar bushings. Does anyone know why the pass side bushing retainer takes this belt and suspenders approach with two retaining clips, one over the other? I originally thought it was in error but the REL OEM confirms it and there is a land on the body side to accept the second...
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Fall 2019 Colors
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Fall 2019 Colors

Wonderful fall view! What camera/lens? (Probably a cell phone pic...........)
by sansouci
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 55
Views: 9562

Re: My 6'er

Eric, Thanks for the knowledge on the diff mount. As to the busted Pitman arm bolt removal (a previous set of pics) I bought 2 left hand taps and two left hand grade 8 bolts from McMaster Carr. Wildly expensive (bolts about $10 each and the taps about $8 plus S&H). a 1/4" and 5/16". If it works, its...
by sansouci
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 55
Views: 9562

Re: My 6'er Diff Mount

I need to replace the diff mount as previously discussed on this blog. But a few questions for you all. I'm going to put the rear on jackstands and remove the rear tires. I will put a small floor jack under the diff before I remove the bolts. But my concern is whether the diff will drop (but be supp...
by sansouci
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator

Is this for manual trans only?
by sansouci
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 55
Views: 9562

Re: My 6'er: Battery Vents -- Who Knew?

While readying my 6 for the winter, I looked carefully at the battery. I found some white fluffy stuff in the battery tray which was from acid overflow. But from where? So I pulled the small DieHard battery which had 2 small holes on either side of the case. Upon further inspection there was a baggi...
by sansouci
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 735
Views: 125602

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: 125602

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: 55
Views: 9562

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: 55
Views: 9562

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: 55
Views: 9562

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: 55
Views: 9562

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: 635

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: 1366

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: 55
Views: 9562

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: 556

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: 1070

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: 2377

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: 5369

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

If the front end be bad, what can we hope from the rear?