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by songzunhuang
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

hornhospital wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:50 am
PM sent, Song. I'll take the hoses if they aren't spoken for.
Hey Ken, I replied to your PM. The hoses are yours. Send along the shipping info in a PM and I’ll have it on it’s way to you. Thanks.
by songzunhuang
Mon May 27, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: '86 Canadian Bronzit-Beige Moneysucker
Replies: 61
Views: 11812

Exhaust fit and function?

Val,
I'm looking to replace my exhaust system soon and noticed that you bought the Walker system. How's that working out?
Also, I love your "oil change". That was one for the ages.

Thanks in advance for any details about the exhaust.
by songzunhuang
Mon May 27, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Power Steering Hoses - time to replace them!

Well, it's been a long time since I've posted. This is because the car has been doing very well. Everything is working and I'm daily driving the e24. The sniggling thing that has been bothering me is my power steering would groan in the morning. It's more pronounced when it's cold outside. I have be...
by songzunhuang
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 68
Views: 7147

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

That's the best news I've heard in a long time.
I look forward to your sage advice, fun opinions and overall great attitude in the years to come.

Look forward to seeing you active on the forum again.
by songzunhuang
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Front Brakes and Oil Change

My car has been running very well. The main thing that bothered me was a vibration from the front end at certain speeds. The vibration would get worse under light braking, only to go away under heavy braking. These are sure signs of brake disc or pad problems. I decided to change both. The disc defi...
by songzunhuang
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Backlight for Blower fan & A/C switch
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Backlight for Blower fan & A/C switch

Hey, it's been a while since I've been on the forum since my car has been running quite well. However, when commuting home in the evening, I have noticed that the backlight for the blower fan and the A/C switch is out. At night when I turn on the lights, the right part of my climate control remains ...
by songzunhuang
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

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. Hello, it's been a long time since I replaced the bushing. The groaning sound is definitely gone. I've turned my attention to my rough idle issue. Ralph sent me a new idle ECU a...
by songzunhuang
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin
Replies: 129
Views: 24103

Re: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin

Baders, glad to see my A/C adventures is helping someone! I also used a 16 x 9 unit and it's worked out just fine for the routing of the new hoses. It's been a full season now and the A/C is performing as well as ever. Where I live, it's pretty mild, so I have to remind myself to run the A/C now and...
by songzunhuang
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Re: Idler Arm Bushing - Done!

Although I got the balljoint apart, there was a bit of damage to the thread of the bolt side. Leave the nut on wound to the top (so that there is no thread showing) and then use the splitter. Why didn't I think of that?! Great tip. This would of saved me some grief and also added a bit to the safet...
by songzunhuang
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Idler Arm Bushing - Done!

Ok, round 2 with the idler arm bushing was a success. I received the new ball joint separator tool and it worked, but not without incident. Luckily my neighbor had all sort of tools to help me complete this task. First things first. Here's the balljoint separator tool that I used. It did the trick b...
by songzunhuang
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

One of these should do it. https://www.google.com/search?q=universal+ball+joint+separator&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS760US760&oq=Universal+Ball+Joint+Separator&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i60j69i61l2j0l2.367j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 I have one of those universal tools that you shared in your Google link. It did not ...
by songzunhuang
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Ralph in Socal
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Ralph in Socal

+1 +1 for Ralph. I've gotten many hard to get parts at a great value from Ralph. Most recently was my front spoiler, which he was kind enough to drive up and deliver on one of his trips north. A real stand up guy, knowledgeable and great to deal with. We've met twice in Silicon Valley for BBQ. Stand...
by songzunhuang
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 815
Views: 140803

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Finally got front bumper assembly back on the car as I convert to shadowline, and replaced smashed foglight. Grills r next n that will be it. May I ask where you got your replacement new underbonnet\hood insulation pads from? Mine are crumbling away and I need to do the replacement. Big job, but I'...
by songzunhuang
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1984 633 CSi Erratical idling
Replies: 20
Views: 6161

Re: 1984 633 CSi Erratical idling

When that same ground strap was accidentally left loose after a valve adjustment on my 633, it wouldn't run. The nut was finger tight. After tightening with a 10mm wrench, it ran as it did before the adjustment. That ground is more critical than most realize. Made it home without incident. Today (S...
by songzunhuang
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1984 633 CSi Erratical idling
Replies: 20
Views: 6161

Re: 1984 633 CSi Erratical idling

It's back!!! Like a bad dream, my rough idle is back with a vengeance. In the last 3 days, the car has died in traffic 3-4 times and once in a parking lot. Most times I just have to start it up again and continue on. Sometimes, I have to do it several times. The weird thing is that once I am on the ...
by songzunhuang
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Special Tools Needed - Idler Bushing

This weekend I attempted something that kicked my butt. I finally had to throw in the towel and wait until I can get my car to a shop or acquire more special tools. What am I talking about? There was a bit of a groaning sound when my car is stationary and I turned the steering wheel to the right or ...
by songzunhuang
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 68
Views: 7147

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

Hooray! Best news I've heard in a while.
I'm looking forward to shooting the breeze about e24's with you in the future (and any other topics you want).
by songzunhuang
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

The slider light bulbs are small leds and powered by an electrical track within each slider assembly. I sent you a pic of the track and hopefully you post it here. The track gets greasy and dirty so contact is lost along the way. Use contact cleaner spary to try and clean up the track. Ralph Ralph ...
by songzunhuang
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Climate Control Backlight tips

Does anyone know what may cause the climate control level backlighting to change as I slide them left to right? It seems that when the levers are in the central position, the backlight goes out. At the far left and right, the light is on. What would cause that? Here's a picture to illustrate. Screen...
by songzunhuang
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin
Replies: 129
Views: 24103

Re: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin

Just wondering if I could get some advice on the best bonnet liner to get ? That crappy foam has to go. What's you're experiences ? Well, I ordered OEM BMW foam and it works a treat. It was around $90 for the set. I documented it somewhere in my project restoration posts. The trickiest (labor inten...
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song, glad it was a OE for the foglight issue. Another light that comes on is the hood (bonnet) light when the headlight switch is on and the hood is open. The logic, you don't need the hood light unless it's dark out and the headlight/parking lights being on adds a safety factor. Roger I knew abou...
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Haha, I feel stupid in a good way - Foglights

It's so important to get educated in how something is supposed to work. Today was the first time I have driven my car in the evening since I installed the Foglights. I was lamenting about how it didn't work and many people were kind enough to chime in and give me advice on how it's supposed to work....
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Hi Song, I had a similar issue with my fog lights on my 89 635 USA, spent a half day solving it. In my car the headlight have to be on for the fogs to come on (it's designed this way), I'm not sure if this is applicable to your situation. Roger I have this on my ToDo list to check out the next time...
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Hi Song, I had a similar issue with my fog lights on my 89 635 USA, spent a half day solving it. In my car the headlight have to be on for the fogs to come on (it's designed this way), I'm not sure if this is applicable to your situation. Roger Thanks for the feedback. Starting simple, do those two...
by songzunhuang
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 727
Views: 116045

Paint and failed Foglight Installation

This weekend the roof paint went for round 3. This time I tried to airbrush just at the scratch points. I didn't bother to try and blend with the surrounding paint. I gotta say, it turned out ok. RoofPaint3.png The next thing I've been meaning to fix up was the flaking paint on my air cleaner cover....