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by songzunhuang
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 738
Views: 126705

Climate Control Backlight (Right) Solution

Ok, I tinkered around and figured out how to replace the bulb that illuminates the right side of the climate control. The trick is to remove the Hazard and Air Conditioning switches and reach your fingers in through the holes. Here's a visual. BulbReplace.png If you look at the back of the unit (pic...
by songzunhuang
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Classic CSL "Barn Find"
Replies: 41
Views: 8715

Re: Classic CSL "Barn Find"

Pod wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:19 am
Dead thread resurrected 😉
Yay! I am glad that there's hope. I saw this car almost 5 years ago and wished I had the time, space and resources to restore it. Hopefully whoever gets it will document it so we can all follow along.
by songzunhuang
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 738
Views: 126705

Re: Climate Control Backlight

OK, I am posting this question here as I am getting no responses to my post in the "Interior" section of the forum. The right side of my climate control system no longer has a backlight. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to reach the back of the climate control, but if I knew what I was feeling f...
by songzunhuang
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro
Replies: 24
Views: 417

Re: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro

mdkohler wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:14 am
For fun, I had a guy with a 3D printer make this emblem for me.
FWIW - I think this will be very interesting and cool to see. Love the emblem.
Bonus, your car is the same color as mine. :-)

Also, I went to school at UT in Austin so fun to see an Austinite going for this.
by songzunhuang
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater valve repair
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Heater valve repair

That repair kit I haven't considered, but it seems I have two issues. The first being the no heat over 80kmh (suggesting loss of spring tension), and now heat all the time (because the rubber collar has completely torn. I'm leaning towards the MTC as I still have to consider postage (why is postage...
by songzunhuang
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Heater valve repair
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Heater valve repair

Ok, good start. What your saying seems to mirror what's on all the forums. Its just seems strange that a supposedly simple repair can be plagued with such failures. Its certainly not that valve failures are an isolated fault, so how can the repair be so hit and miss. Still happy to hear any other c...
by songzunhuang
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replacing center console (HVAC) bulbs
Replies: 12
Views: 3215

Re: Replacing center console (HVAC) bulbs

Well, finally got around to this task, as I had the center console out for a headunit replacement. For the bulb on the right, remove both of the switches (A/C fan and Hazard). With your right hand feed the bulb holder up into the dash, and with your left index finger in the top switch hole, pin the...
by songzunhuang
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Backlight for Blower fan & A/C switch
Replies: 1
Views: 295

Re: Backlight for Blower fan & A/C switch

My trip computer backlights died as well, but I knew where to goto for that bulb.
However, I still am challenged by the blower fan and a/c switch. Anyone know how to replace that backlight? Thanks.
by songzunhuang
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 738
Views: 126705

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Superb job! Song, how do you get to the nuts holding the hinges in place? Somewhere along the way, I recall that some chap with great woodworking and laminating skills made pods out of exotic woods with a P-U coating. If I dig it up, I will post although it could have been for another BMW applicati...
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Speaker Pod Repair
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Speaker Pod Repair

from your description it might be that the foam just isn't strong enough to glue to any more? Or was the brown powder rust, in fact? Did you take any more photos of the failed joint? cheers I think the "foam" was OK. It's real hard now and more like dense plastic. I think the culprit for me was the...
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 738
Views: 126705

Speaker Pod Repair - Again

Well, I noticed that my repaired speaker pod was failing again. I had used Gorilla Glue before, but it seemed that the heat in the back shelf had done it in. So here's what my pod looked like from the inside. It had been around 3 years since I glued it last. PodFail.png So, was the Gorilla glue fail...
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 738
Views: 126705

Heater Valve Rebuilt Kit

OK, here's a little more information about the rebuild kit I got for my heater valve. First, here are my initial impressions of this kit. For the most part, the pieces seem pretty good, except that the diaphragm doesn't seem to extend as much as the OEM version. It looks like the replacement diaphra...
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Speaker Pod Repair
Replies: 12
Views: 864

OK, my Bad - Brucey was right

So this weekend I fixed my speaker pod again. There was a fine brows dust all over the metal part and also there were thin sheets of hardened glue that had clearly separated from the metal surface. As Brucey correctly postulated, I think it was all in the prep. I probably didn't clean the surfaces t...
by songzunhuang
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Speaker Pod Repair
Replies: 12
Views: 864

Re: Speaker Pod Repair

will Gorilla glue hold in the heat? Any long term tests I need to do the same an wonder if a weldwood contact or 3m trim adhesive would be better? FYI - I did this repair with Gorilla Glue a few years ago. I regret to inform that the the pod is lifting again. I'll take a look this weekend to see if...
by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 55
Views: 9766

Re: My 6'er Muffler Question

I need to replace the rear section of my muffler as the mid pipe to rear muffler joint is rusted through as is the rear muffler. I found an ANSA model BW2545 mid section which applies to the 1982 633CSI. I'm not certain of a match to my '84. Is this applicable to an E12 and NOT my E24? I'm not look...
by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 738
Views: 126705

Heater Valve Repair

Hello, I've seen lots of thread on how terrible the MTC kit performs, if it performs at all. I came across this repair kit on Pelican Parts that basically replaces the rubber parts. Has anyone tried just cleaning up the original parts and replacing the rubber with this kit? Heater repair.png As it's...
by songzunhuang
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Heater valve wanted uk
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Heater valve wanted uk

Happy chap today, I fitted a repair kit in the heater valve, and.......it works 😁😁😁😁😁 Nice not to have hot air all the time, I got nice cold air blowing and graduated heat, just in time for winter Now to tackle the blower, it’s either off or on full Thanks for all the advice Did you use the MTC one...
by songzunhuang
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 84 633csi 5 spd
Replies: 228
Views: 37848

Re: 84 633csi 5 spd

captain awesome wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:43 pm
This one is up for sale. $4500 takes it. Located in Bentonville Arkansas.
Don't know if you are actively checking this account anymore, but I was wondering what happened to the car?
Is is in the hands of another enthusiast now?

Best of luck to you and whatever vehicle ends up being your daily.
by songzunhuang
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1463

Re: Exciting times, getting ready to retire!!!

First off, congratulations! Second, are you moving father from me? I mean, I won't be able to coerce you to come work on the e24? I won't see you at Canepas this fall for Cars and Coffee? That's a bummer. I am a ways from retiring simply because I have 2 kids in school now. One in undergrad ($) and ...
by songzunhuang
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 738
Views: 126705

Interior door handle surrounds

Once again I am posting about a rather trivial but nice cosmetic update. The plastic interior surrounds on the door handles had cracked and would not stay in place. I found a set of 2 on eBay for a measly $13. OK, I thought I'd give it a go. Here they are as I replaced the old cracked plastic ones. ...
by songzunhuang
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 738
Views: 126705

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: 65
Views: 13925

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: 738
Views: 126705

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: 71
Views: 9067

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: 738
Views: 126705

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...