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by baders
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Getrag Transmission Numbers.... Again
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Getrag Transmission Numbers.... Again

Getrag casing numbers are problematic for identification. It sounds like an overdrive 265, not CR. CR is normally associated with the dogleg with 1:1 final ratio. Do you have any photos ?
by baders
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

It might be the photo, but that doesn't look right to me.
by baders
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Uh, Brucey, 74 more posts, and...
Replies: 4
Views: 117

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

WTG Brucey !
by baders
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

I have an odd issue with my OBC and wondering if anyone has a solution. From my particular seating position the readout is so washout out that it is barely readable. If I move my head to the left or down to view it from a different angle it become very clear. I have replaced the light with the LED ...
by baders
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Finally back home.
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Finally back home.

That's a great story Riley and welcome back.
by baders
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Annoying Transmission Issue.
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Annoying Transmission Issue.

This could be as simple as a faulty kick down switch. If you have the appropriate ETM, you can work your way through many test procedures on the electronic transmission control.
by baders
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 11
Views: 183

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

If you are handy with a soldering iron and can order the correct LEDs and resistors from an electronics store, no need to pay the likes of Garagistic US$40.00 for an LED light bar. Just do it yourself for about $5.00 ! My OBC still running OK on the bulbs, but this is what I plan to do come the time...
by baders
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 85 euro m635csi m88/3 - my project
Replies: 67
Views: 8918

Re: 85 euro m635csi m88/3 - my project

Yep, I don't think there was any call for that. This is NOT Facebook please. I've learned a lot from Brickwhite's thread for stuff that I may have to tackle in the near future.
by baders
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin
Replies: 114
Views: 20386

Re: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin

For the A/C compressor, I chose a genuine US made Sanden SD7 H15 that I found at a really good price. This is the 7 piston version of the old Sanden 508 (5 piston), and has the same physical dimensions. Summers are very warm over here so I wanted maximum cooling capacity available. Unfortunately I h...
by baders
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin
Replies: 114
Views: 20386

Re: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin

Hehe well no Gaz, there was none of that. In hospital all I felt was miserably ill. Back home since yesterday and feeling much better and keeping the mind busy with various light chores.
by baders
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin
Replies: 114
Views: 20386

Re: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin

Well that was "interesting". After the last post and that afternoon, the swelling got much worse and I struggled to breathe. Luckily, my son in law is a switched on police detective and we warp sped to the hospital under lights. Straight to ED and they knocked me out and intubated so I could breathe...
by baders
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Stalling under load mystery?
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Stalling under load mystery?

I'm just going to throw this in. Is your car running an aftermarket alarm/immobiliser ? This was my problem when I first bought LOCUTUS. I can't help but think you might need to go to a better indie BMW mechanic ?
by baders
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin
Replies: 114
Views: 20386

Re: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin

Thanks chaps, I appreciate it. Out out of hospital now and daughter is looking after me. Sore as hell and my esophagus is swollen shut. Had my second anterior cervical fusion (first one 8 years ago) and hoping for a great result. I can already feel the neck and arm pain is gone. Oh goodie, here come...
by baders
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin
Replies: 114
Views: 20386

Re: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin

Picked up the extendable tube spanner yesterday from Ron. The little inner 635csi OCD man just got a buzz ! Thanks Ron !

Tomorrow morning though, I'm under the knife :shock:
by baders
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi #144 for auction with CCA in December est, £28-32k
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: UK M635CSi #144 for auction with CCA in December est, £28-32k

Doesn't look much like an M88 cam cover to me! We discussed this years ago Ron! Click on the old thread :wink: As far as the Highline interior is concerned, I would have liked it far more in Black! S38B36 engine not the M88/3 No. It's an M88 that has been modified with the dual timing chain from th...
by baders
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Sanden 508 adapter brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Sanden 508 adapter brackets

My apologies, I should have updated this thread. I have a bit of a fitment problem with these brackets. The bottom radiator hose and ali housing on the S38B36 will not allow easy installation of a Sanden compressor. Currently trying to work out what to do.
by baders
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Steering reinforcement pin
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Steering reinforcement pin

Thanks to our Customs officials, I now have two of the steering bracket reinforcement pins courtesy of Ron. The first went missing and Ron kindly sent me another. After tracking it down, I found our wonderful Customs officials had classed the first pin as "possible weapon related" item. I shit you n...
by baders
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: staggered BMW Style 121 6 Series Ellipsoid Alloys $900 longisland
Replies: 19
Views: 102295

Re: staggered BMW Style 121 6 Series Ellipsoid Alloys $900 longisland

Might be best if you fixed your picture links ?
by baders
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Bringing a Belgian 635 CSi 1984 back on the road
Replies: 29
Views: 5996

Re: Bringing a Belgian 635 CSi 1984 back on the road

Nice work Victor ! Something about these cars makes for long restorations :)
by baders
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Sanden 508 adapter brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Sanden 508 adapter brackets

Hi all. Laid up at the moment and doing some research into restoring the A/C on LOCUTUS. I am in touch with Will Nolan, who makes the brackets to adapt the Sanden A/C compressors to our cars. I would like to gauge interest in this so that we might put a group buy together with a few numbersto make i...
by baders
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My henna 84
Replies: 88
Views: 9436

Re: My henna 84

Yes I understand. I was more referring to my line of thought for my car ie. eventual aftermarket ECU and electronic throttle control. I really look forward to your progress.
by baders
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My henna 84
Replies: 88
Views: 9436

Re: My henna 84

Awesome. Make sure to keep us updated about this project ! I was going to look at aftermarket ECU control for my S38B36 but am sticking with OEM dizzy and good ole Motronic 1.3 for now. Maybe down the track. It's been such a long running project that I just want to drive it :) So if I understand cor...
by baders
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My henna 84
Replies: 88
Views: 9436

Re: My henna 84

No problem. I forgot to ask my question. You are going to use an E46M3 throttle actuator to operate the variable horns ? If so, have you worked out the signals because the E46M3 unit operates substantially through the ECU. The reason I ask is that I was at one stage thinking of adapting an E46M3 act...
by baders
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin
Replies: 114
Views: 20386

Re: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin

I will also be looking to revamp my A/C system soon. I have a Sanden 508 clone and The Hack Mechanics "Just Needs a Recharge" (thanks Rob!). Does anyone know if the adapter brackets are still available ? These are the type Song used in this post; http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=25858...
by baders
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My henna 84
Replies: 88
Views: 9436

Re: My henna 84

Wow. You have such dedication to this ambitious project ! Kudos Sir.