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by sansouci
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: CTECK battery charger.
Replies: 9
Views: 167

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: 20
Views: 416

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: 68
Views: 2302

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: 501

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: 119

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: 501

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: 12
Views: 436

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: 396

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: 929

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: 24287

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: 369

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: 709

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: 326

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: 2187

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: 41
Views: 7422

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.
by sansouci
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 41
Views: 7422

Re: My 6'er- Cocomats

I just received my Cocomats. They are great people to work with. I started with their existing 635 template, but after a few revisions, it fits like a glove. I used the Coco color 06 which is a beige dot on a brown background. The heavy rubber backing should settle in over the summer as the car warm...
by sansouci
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Uh, Brucey, 74 more posts, and...
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Uh, Brucey, 74 more posts, and...

Bravo! Bravo!
Pop the champagne!
by sansouci
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)
Replies: 41
Views: 8354

Re: Tail Light Woes (Not another one...)

I just watched an interesting video on youtube where a fellow used a Cricut to make gaskets for his chain saw. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hejUzvfGuY8 I would image given the profile, you would have to make this out of several layers of thin neoprene (such as a mouse pad) and glue up with wetsui...
by sansouci
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Cheap gasoline..
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: Cheap gas..

No LPG cars in the USA. Or very very rare that someone imported or created. I think warehouse forklifts may run on LPG, maybe a lawmower. You have Gasoline or Diesel. In the rural US where I live there are no emissions inspections either. Only a safety inspection every two year to make sure your si...
by sansouci
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Cheap gasoline..
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: Cheap gas..

Just paid $2.49 for regular and $2.79 for premium at Costco in Riverhead NY. You got a deal!
by sansouci
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 799
Views: 133847

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I installed a Curt trailer hitch on my Lexus RX350. Just so I could mount a trailer to pick up another E24.....
by sansouci
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Belated Thanksgiving
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Belated Thanksgiving

For those everywhere, we here on this side of the Atlantic celebrate a Thanksgiving holiday. Secular to be sure but we are grateful for having our family and friends close to us, either in body or in spirit. One of those communities of shared interest is BC and we are happy when newbies join us and ...
by sansouci
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Coolant leak area
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Coolant leak area

Pressure test your cooling system?
by sansouci
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 723
Views: 109930

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

From my experience, the groaning could be a wheel bearing. Let us hear if you've solved the problem with the new bushing.
by sansouci
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cabin filter
Replies: 13
Views: 648

Re: Cabin filter

You may also want to check if you have any oil leaks that may vaporize hitting the hot engine and then getting into your cabin.