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by songzunhuang
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 717
Views: 93456

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: 194

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: 777
Views: 118233

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: 4567

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: 4567

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: 717
Views: 93456

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: 48
Views: 4360

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: 717
Views: 93456

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: 717
Views: 93456

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: 91
Views: 19459

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: 717
Views: 93456

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: 717
Views: 93456

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: 717
Views: 93456

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: 717
Views: 93456

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: 717
Views: 93456

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....
by songzunhuang
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 717
Views: 93456

Exhaust and paint Issues

So my exhaust has been rattling for months. I thought it was a loose heat shield or something else minor. Well this weekend I went under the car to get a better look and realized that the joint where exhaust pipe goes into the muffler had separate. I could literally see a gap between the pipe and mu...
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 717
Views: 93456

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song, can you mask the entire panel good enough so that you can reshoot the whole thing :-k Appears that you can sand and polish that area for ever, but it's never gonna appear like the rest of the panel [-X Sheesh, repainting metallic, what a bitch :( You know, I did think of that but I fear that ...
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 717
Views: 93456

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

I had a bunch of scratches, (4 of them) when I had difficulty installing the sunroof panel after painting. I tried to use a paintbrush to do touchup, not so great. End of the day, it's really hard to match metallic paints in a small area. Scratches.png After prepping the surfaces and taping-off the ...
by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 717
Views: 93456

Sunroof fix - 2nd time's a charm

This weekend I had to remove my sunroof again in order to replace the "sliding jaw" and also adjust the sunroof. The first time I did this was a bit of disaster when I was repainting the roof. This time, I knew better what to expect. Here's my day in pictures. First order of business is to remove th...
by songzunhuang
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 39
Views: 6273

Re: My 6'er

Hey, I used those HF hose clamps and they worked very well. Funny thing is that I forgot where I put them after the first use and next time I needed clamps, I just used the ones I have lying around for woodwork. They worked too. Do you do that? Buy tools for one project and then forget where you put...
by songzunhuang
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6er revival and modernization
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: My 6er revival and modernization

Hello all! I'm Aaron it my friends call me wormie, I have a 10/84 635csi and this will be a random assed and irregurly updated thing about Sharlene my dolphin grey metallic on pearl beige and antricite grey 6. This project has taken me quite a long time to get to this point and will I surmise take ...
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 82 resurrection project
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: My 82 resurrection project

hornhospital wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Welcome to the insanity!
Let me second that! And so it begins.
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 717
Views: 93456

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Hi, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your articles on the progress of your car restoration. Its a great record of your work, well written with so many fantastic photos clearly showing the steps involved. To do so much without workshop facilities is truly inspirational! Maybe I can help you w...
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 717
Views: 93456

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? I just used some Turtle Wax polishing compound at the end. As for waxing, the paint instructions say to wait 90 days. So that's what I'll...
by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 717
Views: 93456

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Another amazing project with excellent results. I feel certain that you could do a complete car repaint with the same results. With your determination and resolve it would get done. You are an inspiration to us all. I'm just trying to share the knowledge that I have gained through experience. Again...