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by sansouci
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 62
Views: 15638

Re: My 6'er

I am due to put it up on the rack to check the situation. Thanks for the alternative theory.
Ken
by sansouci
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thoughts on a potential change...
Replies: 31
Views: 878

Re: Thoughts on a potential change...

$25 up front and an annual $15 renewal. Look at what parts cost! And they don't come with any intelligence or comraderie.
by sansouci
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 62
Views: 15638

Re: My 6'er

Bob,
Thanks for the lead. I've sent them an email and we will see what develops.
Ken
by sansouci
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 3050

Re: All good things must come to an end...

There is a "donate" link at the top of every forum. I gladly give every so often to this most worthy cause. I make my annual Christmas tithe, but i think the occasion deserves serious moolah to Brian and a real incentive for his successor/admin helper. This site isn't suitable for a paywall based o...
by sansouci
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 62
Views: 15638

Re: My 6'er - Trans leak?

I returned from my winter in Florida and among the first to-do's is to check on the Garage Queen. Underneath the car in the drip pan was a nice puddle of red ATF. So sometime in the next few days, I will put it up on the ramps and crawl under. If I need to have it redone are there any reputable shop...
by sansouci
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 3050

Re: All good things must come to an end...

Oh WOW. Brian, Thanks for your dedication and service to us all. Is there any way we can repay you for all the time you've spend helping keep our 6'ers on the road? If a successor is named, let's have a big fund raiser to be sure that the site would have all the resources need to continue in a first...
by sansouci
Tue May 12, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member, new project
Replies: 13
Views: 754

Re: New member, new project

Welcome!
Were still on Corona-time here in the states with lots of screen time and parts planning for the next work season. Please offer the group the parts that you don't want as you'll find ready buyers amongst us.
Regards,
Ken
by sansouci
Sun May 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Big Clunk when trying to start
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Big Clunk when trying to start

Weak / Bad bendix spring on the starter nose?
by sansouci
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior 1988 series 3
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Interior 1988 series 3

Roger, Yes, we're still in Boynton and luckily no symptoms so no tests. We may head back at the end of May but time will tell. You were smart to get back home as Palm Beach County has 2088 cases as of today. While hospitals have capacity, treatment is "wait and pray" with supplemental O2. I hope you...
by sansouci
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 785
Views: 158754

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song,
There,are a few long posts on redying the seats with an airbrush. Some recommend using Leatherique BEFORE the spray on dye. I am using Leatherique on two BMWs as a maintenance item, but have no personal experience with the redye process.
Ken
by sansouci
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Interior 1988 series 3
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Interior 1988 series 3

HI Roger,
Are you buying or selling the seats, etc?
by sansouci
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 785
Views: 158754

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song,
Is it possible to overhaul the p/s pump without removing the pump body from the car?
by sansouci
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear Tailights Removal
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Rear Tailights Removal

If the gaskets have become adhered to the lens or housing, will decal remover help?
by sansouci
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: This Sucks
Replies: 16
Views: 1943

Re: This Sucks

I received an email from the owner of Harbor Freight where he is donating all their stock of 5 and 7 mil. nitrile gloves to local hospitals.
by sansouci
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: This Sucks
Replies: 16
Views: 1943

Re: This Sucks

I have been debating adding this reply. But we have to look at the opportunity to be home with our loved ones and to work on our 6'ers. I think the parts houses are working as is FedEx and Amazon Prime. Also, spring is coming although most of the botanical gardens are closed. Washington DC has a "Bl...
by sansouci
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Mystery white shark
Replies: 0
Views: 1941

Mystery white shark

On Jan 26th, my wife and I went to a Fuel Fed Coffee event on SW 7th St, in Ft. Lauderdale. There was a white 635CSI. I wanted to chat with the owner, but I couldn't find the chap (or lass). I've got my own 633 (which is safely stored in NY for the winter) so I'm not looking to buy. Just pleasant hi...
by sansouci
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro
Replies: 62
Views: 7209

Re: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro

PM sent regarding parts for sale
--Ken
by sansouci
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro
Replies: 62
Views: 7209

Re: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro

I'm reminded of the Patek Phillippe advert: we only hold it in trust for the next generation. So while I admire the science project aspect of this, as a re-do of a piece of rolling art (engine included), this would not be my first choice.

--Ken
by sansouci
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633i: Saved from the barn
Replies: 23
Views: 3281

Re: 1984 633i: Saved from the barn

Mine is 6997510, Bronzit Beige with the pearl beige interior.
Welcome to the fun!
by sansouci
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24
Replies: 32
Views: 4245

Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Awesome progress in 9 months' time!
--Ken
by sansouci
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: Blower Control Repair w/ pics!
Replies: 25
Views: 27596

Re: Blower Control Repair w/ pics!

Don't forget the silver heat conductive paste to bed the transistor for better heat dispersal.
by sansouci
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Quick Question on Drive Shaft U-Joints
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: Quick Question on Drive Shaft U-Joints

I haven't needed it yet, but previous posters mentioned Drive Shaft Specialist in San Antonio TX (www.driveshaftspecialist.com) and Beyer Drivelines in Chandler AZ ([email protected])
This IS NOT a recommendation as I haven't used either but perhaps some other Coupers can chime in.
--Ken
by sansouci
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric winch?
Replies: 9
Views: 3311

Re: Electric winch?

What if you mount the winch to the back side of the lift with a snatch block mounted to the wall to line up with the centerline of the car (or the tow loop on the passenger side)? Then you have 2x the mechanical advantage and therefore you can use a really small winch.
by sansouci
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2838

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

Zinnocoupe: It's not a seal but a "seal carrier" that is shaped like a plug. Jay said it's not necessary, but what the hell, I was preparing for the worst. Cheaping out on brakes and brake parts is foolish. It goes in the servo unit. See realoem !https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=5284-US...
by sansouci
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2838

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

Song, Definitely let Jay Stratton rebuild your booster with new seals. Also suggest you contact Bill Fox (Max Lumens) [email protected].com for the machined aluminum seal carrier to replace the plastic one and then send it with your booster to Jay. One assembly tip: fit the hydraulic lines to the M/C...