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by LarryM
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: e24 OEM First Aid Kit - Brand New
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: e24 OEM First Aid Kit - Brand New

I'm curious about this. Was it mounted somewhere in the trunk, or just placed in the glove box?

Still available?
by LarryM
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Conforti chip...thumbs up
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Conforti chip...thumbs up

Sounds great, checked their website and they also supply it for my engine type. Anybody installed this chip in a (1987) US model M30B34 (182 bhp)? Would like to know if that is as good as the one on Emac's M6. In my E28 ('87 535iS), I first tried a Turner/Conforti chip and then, because so many guy...
by LarryM
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Competent Mechanic referral - Los Angeles
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Re: Competent Mechanic referral - Los Angeles

If you want high quality work done on your car these are a couple of LA-area BMW repair shops with very good reps: https://www.bavarianworkshop.com/ https://www.avusautosport.com/ Neither shop will be cheap but if I had were having the kind of work done that you describe (complete engine, tranny, an...
by LarryM
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: auto/5sp swap final drive ratio recomendation
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: auto/5sp swap final drive ratio recomendation

I have a 3.91 diff in my car; I installed it when my car was still an automatic and left it in after my manual swap. First gear is very steep; you'll be shifting to 2nd before you're through an intersection. And at 80 mph the engine's turning about 3400 rpm so it's not something you'd want if you do...
by LarryM
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Heater Control Valve
Replies: 38
Views: 10805

Re: Heater Control Valve

I would like to thank all the folks that went through this pain before me. I have had my Six since 2014 and lived on jack stands for the last 2 years (CA smog adventures). I knew i had a bad valve as it was hot all the time. So I bit the bullet and bought the "BMW" valve (64111373191) from FCP Euro...
by LarryM
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator
Replies: 13
Views: 3408

Re: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator

Looks like it's well made; how much clearance is there for the fan? Are you able to R&R the fan without removing the radiator? Also, are you able to use the stock fan shroud without modifications?
by LarryM
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro
Replies: 13
Views: 4855

Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Agreed, the car looks great!
by LarryM
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 50 Years of the M30 Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: 50 Years of the M30 Engine

Thanks for the heads up. I'll look for it at my local Barnes and Noble this weekend.
by LarryM
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Spark Plug Wire Set
Replies: 9
Views: 1614

Re: Spark Plug Wire Set

I'll second the Kingsborne recommendation. Just to be safe, before ordering I'd give them a call and explain what you've got. Here's the link:

http://www.kingsbornewires.com/#
by LarryM
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: Exhaust questions.

Glen, If cost isn't real critical take a look at Supersprint. A bit pricey but high quality and excellent fit. From Supersprint's website: https://www.supersprint.com/ww-en/supersprint-performance-sport-exhaust-bmw-e24-635-csi-3.aspx The items you'd need are P/N 781523 (resonator section) which bolt...
by LarryM
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: m635 Exhaust options and Supersprint install
Replies: 69
Views: 14405

Re: m635 Exhaust options and Supersprint install

Years ago when I was shopping for an exhaust system for my E24, I looked into Billy Boat; their systems do look impressive and very well made. I also like the idea of supporting an American company that produces quality products. I don't recall ever driving a car with a BB, but the only real complai...
by LarryM
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: m635 Exhaust options and Supersprint install
Replies: 69
Views: 14405

Re: m635 Exhaust options and Supersprint install

I'm a big fan of Supersprint; I have one of their systems on each of my cars. Don't know how many E24 owners are aware of it, but they supply this very nice "track pipe" setup that bolts right up to Euro downpipes on one end and the resonator on the other. I have one on my E24 and am also ordering o...
by LarryM
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro
Replies: 13
Views: 4855

Re: 17" Tire Suggestions for e-24 Euro

Paul, On my '85 (U.S. version, lowered ~ 1.5"), I have BBS RS198s which are the same size and have the same offset as yours. I've been using 245/40 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires with no interference anywhere in normal or spirited driving. Not sure about "full-lock" interference as I don't know if I've ...
by LarryM
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: F/S 1985 635CSi
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: F/S 1985 635CSi

Dave, BaT can set sellers up with a photographer in their area; contact them and see if there's one near you. I agree BaT would be a better place to sell your car. Pics of the underside would be mandatory, especially since you're in Canada but if the car's truly rust-free the true buyers will take i...
by LarryM
Fri May 17, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: TRANSMISSION ISSUE, NO DRIVE!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Re: TRANSMISSION ISSUE, NO DRIVE!!!

Not an expert but here's something that may help:

http://twrite.org/shogunnew/diagnosis/g ... lt_finding
by LarryM
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: M6 Roadtrip Down California Hwy 1 - Suggestions?
Replies: 20
Views: 4568

Re: M6 Roadtrip Down California Hwy 1 - Suggestions?

Any visit to CA isn't complete without a trip to In 'n Out. If you visit Paso Robles, take Route 46 east out of town to Route 41. Where the 41 meets the I-5, there's an In 'n Out that's a popular stopping-off point for travelers heading north and south. (This is the Kettleman City exit off the I-5)....
by LarryM
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Redline MT-90 in Getrag 260 Gearbox?
Replies: 11
Views: 2371

Re: Redline MT-90 in Getrag 260 Gearbox?

I've used MTL but FWIW have heard that the "ideal" for a Getrag is to mix about 75% MTL with 25% MT-90. Maybe some others can chime in about that internet rumor. I imagine a lot would depend upon the climate where you're located and how your car is driven.
by LarryM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Flywheel is no longer available. Where do I go from here?
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Flywheel is no longer available. Where do I go from here?

Post a "WTB" ad on any E24 and E28 forum you can find, esp. MYE28.com. I think somebody should have one.
by LarryM
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1988 M6 for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 3584

Re: 1988 M6 for sale

Bump for a beautiful M6 in my favorite color combo. This is one I'd be looking for if only I had room for more cars and fewer familial obligations at the moment... Shame you have to sell the M6, but if it comes down to selling either that or the 328, well, I can understand. Life happens to us all. I...
by LarryM
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: BBS authentic 16 x 8 Wheels & Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 3937

Re: BBS authentic 16 x 8 Wheels & Tires

Does anyone know this poster? I'm curious about these wheels and haven't been able to contact him. Text doesn't go through and no response from either PM or voice mail.
by LarryM
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: HELP Need California Trusted Shops
Replies: 11
Views: 2110

Re: HELP Need California Trusted Shops

This is one of the best BMW shops in the greater L.A. area. They have a great reputation and I think they can handle just about anything. But be prepared to pay!

https://www.bavarianworkshop.com/
by LarryM
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Does this look like a 33k mile 635CSI?
Replies: 7
Views: 1420

Re: Does this look like a 33k mile 635CSI?

I was watching it too and I think the buyer got a great deal. There was lots to like here; it's not every day you find a low mile, manual, Zinno E24 in such great condition. However I'd say it was definitely exposed to road salt at some point which got the rust bug going on the chassis hardware; sub...
by LarryM
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Personal Steering Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: Personal Steering Wheel

While I personally prefer an O.E.-type steering wheel on an E24, I think this would look terrific (and more period-correct) on an E9. Does anyone know if this would fit? If so, the E9 forums might be a better place to advertise it.
by LarryM
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1979 635csi Euro M90 5 Spd
Replies: 40
Views: 8272

Re: 1979 635csi Euro M90 5 Spd

Nice looking car; pretty special if it's rust-free. What is the name of that color? Interesting that it has the US-spec front turn signal lenses; maybe that was part of the federalization process when it was imported. The wheels on the car look OK but IMO as these cars age they look more appropriate...