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by sansouci
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Where can I get seat covers?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Where can I get seat covers?

Uh,
What website?
by sansouci
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85407

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song
Simply awesome!
Between the wet sanding and the polish, did you use any machine compounding cream? Do you have to wait before you wax the repainted surface?
by sansouci
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Carpet Tag
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Carpet Tag

When I was cleaning the carpeting this weekend, I found this tag under the rear section which read
6400 Fulda
Dura Tufting GmbH
14 August 1984 OK3

According to their website, Dura Tufting is a major carpet producer in Germany
by sansouci
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing

Brucey,
You are of course, correct that OEM connectors are available. I hadn't even though of having to go that way,
--Ken
by sansouci
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing

Many thanks all. Got them opened with no damage and cleaned the contacts and repainted the support brackets. Ken: Here's a possible NON-OEM replacement Modex makes waterproof connectors with a variety of contacts Try P/N 172878-0040 for the Receptacle Housing With Integrated Seal, Valuseal. This is ...
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Tie Rod Lever Arms (SORTED)
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Tie Rod Lever Arms

Would a little heat from a MAPP torch help loosen it? Or a long soak the the preferred combo of acetone/tranny fluid?
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?

There is a long thread on bimmerforums about radiators called "Radiators: Genuine BMW vs Behr" started 1/12/16. Here is what "shogun" said (and he's a BMW guru to the E32 world) Behr/Hella alternative product range Just for info, when you find a super cheap Behr / Hella product it is for sure a prod...
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?
Replies: 15
Views: 342

Re: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?

Here's a recent somewhat relevevant tidbit below but I'm not sure how it affects design and manufacturing: MAHLE intends to continue its growth in the aftermarket with thermal management products Stuttgart, August 9, 2018 – The MAHLE Group plans to acquire all the shares in Behr Hella Service GmbH, ...
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another New Member -car pics
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Another New Member -car pics

Jono, "Betty Page" Now that is an obscure reference! You can find her interesting obit in the New York Times. As to the car, in addition to pics, if you've interesting resto tidbits (parts, processes or vendors) that is helpful to those of us going down that long road. Resto-porn is as good as it ge...
by sansouci
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How Do I Separate This Plug Housing
Replies: 5
Views: 151

How Do I Separate This Plug Housing

Hi, I've got these 2 "plug housings" (P/N 12521706096) in the engine compartment affixed to "supporting arms" on the valve cover. How do I separate them without breaking the 35+ year old plastic. There is a wire retainer that looks like it should be either pushed or pulled and I want to be very care...
by sansouci
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto Body Now Jack Pad
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Auto Body Now Jack Pad

I have an ancient Walker floor jack and it has a dish shaped lifting pad. So I found this product on Amazon for about $15 bucks. While it's not a cheap as a hockey puck, it's bigger at about 5-3/8" around and it has a protruding bottom to fit into the dish. It does need to be modified a bit to widen...
by sansouci
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Zip Wall for dust control
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Zip Wall for dust control

PVC would probably be cheaper, too. Great idea!
by sansouci
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 744
Views: 109136

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

DRPM635CSi wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:13 am
sansouci wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:44 am
I used IRON-X on the inside of my rims. First time I've ever cleaned there.
Seriously?!?!? :shock:
Regrettably yes
This is a great product and wish I'd heard about it years ago. Here's proof that it works. But it did take 6 or 7 applications/scrub cycles to get it clean.
by sansouci
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Slow oil seep from front of engine
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Slow oil seep from front of engine

Another less likely culprit is the A/C compressor which can have a seal failure dumping the lube.
by sansouci
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: 1985 BMW 635 CSi power steering pressure hose wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 1985 BMW 635 CSi power steering pressure hose wanted

Put the last 7 numbers of your VIN into realoem.com and you will get parts diagrams, part numbers etc. Ignore the prices as they may or may not reflect current msrp. This will help you source new hoses. Based on those hose clamps, it looks like someone did some work on the brake lines. Happy hunting...
by sansouci
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Zip Wall for dust control
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Zip Wall for dust control

Watching Song's respray project and thinking about dust control, this product came to mind: zip wall. It only works, however if you have a proper ceiling.

https://www.zipwall.com/
by sansouci
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 744
Views: 109136

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Oops
by sansouci
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 744
Views: 109136

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Put the rear up on stands to check my muffler problem and my failing diff mount. Look like the indy repair shop uses the later, taller mount many years ago. I used IRON-X on the inside of my rims. First time I've ever cleaned there. The stuff is great but multiple applications is needed to get the r...
by sansouci
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: JB Weld Extreme Heat
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: JB Weld Extreme Heat

Yesterday, I took down the aluminum shield covering the pipes just before the rear muffler. There is also a hole between where the two pipes enter the rear muffler. I think I will reinforce the JBWeld with some copper or stainless steel mesh as the rear muffler is NLA. Anyone with good experience wi...
by sansouci
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: 1985 BMW 635 CSi power steering pressure hose wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 1985 BMW 635 CSi power steering pressure hose wanted

Why would you even consider a "good used" pressure hose? Take the hose to a local hydraulic service shop and have them rebuild it with the ends or go to our usual suspects: FCP, Bav, eEuroparts, Pelican, Rockauto, etc. Beware the inferior brands, though.
by sansouci
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: SI Board Lithium batteries

From limited experience with capacitors ("caps") in stereo equipment, they have a finite life and failure can sometimes be spotted by bulging sides and ends. If you "re-cap" the board, go for the highest quality and highest temperature ratings. Nichicon comes to mind and there are a number of youtub...
by sansouci
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My Engine Compartment Stickers
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: My Engine Compartment Stickers

Here are a few more labels,
Ken
BMW Replacement Crash Part Label.jpg
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BMW Vacuum Hose Routing Label.jpg
BMW Vacuum Hose Routing Label.jpg (512.56 KiB) Viewed 82 times
BMW R12 Air Con Charge Amount.jpg
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by sansouci
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My Engine Compartment Stickers
Replies: 1
Views: 83

My Engine Compartment Stickers

FWIW, I've an 84 633Csi, US version. There have been some posts on sticker location, etc. so I thought I'd post mine.
BMW Emissions Label.jpg
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BMW Original Parts Label.jpg
BMW Original Parts Label.jpg (711.56 KiB) Viewed 82 times
BMW Brake Fluid Label.jpg
BMW Brake Fluid Label.jpg (589.59 KiB) Viewed 82 times
by sansouci
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: JB Weld Extreme Heat
Replies: 3
Views: 115

JB Weld Extreme Heat

I need to patch a hole in the front of the rear muffler where the twin mid pipes enter. Anyone have any experience with JB Weld Extreme heat? At this point is it more of a hair line fracture, and welding rust isn't feasible. I would, of course, scrape and sand any loose material before the repair.
by sansouci
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Affordable Big Brake Kit: e24
Replies: 11
Views: 2206

Re: Affordable Big Brake Kit: e24

PM him as he may not be paying attention to the thread.