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by BenM635i
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK 628CSi for auction
Replies: 5
Views: 24370

Re: UK 628CSi for auction

Looks like it has been stored in that barn.. 23 years! Touch of moss n mould evident.
by BenM635i
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Paying it forward - the story of the traveling AFM
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Paying it forward - the story of the traveling AFM

Can't argue with that - this forum is a rare place of generosity and good nature on the interweb.
by BenM635i
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Blower problem
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: Blower problem

Had the same problem myself i.e. only full speed blower. Used the troublshooting steps to ID the transistor in the actual blower dial itself as being faulty. Swapped both transisters (blower speed switch in dash which is a pain to get in and out, also the one on firewall as its easy so may as well -...
by BenM635i
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Fan (blower) control circuit board
Replies: 5
Views: 63443

Re: WTB: Fan (blower) control circuit board

Cheers Jay - i need the variable 'pot' board that sits in the fan speed switch... item #4 on the below diagram:

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by BenM635i
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Fan (blower) control circuit board
Replies: 5
Views: 63443

Re: WTB: Fan (blower) control circuit board

Bump, still on the hunt for one of these if anyone can help....
by BenM635i
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi for sale £25k o.n.o.
Replies: 5
Views: 35479

Re: UK M635CSi for sale £25k o.n.o.

Looks good, feel sorry for the chap really if his concerns are valid - he must be awake at night listening for steps outside!
by BenM635i
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #379
Replies: 4
Views: 52531

Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #379

I like the colour, different.

Have to wonder what people will think in 30 years regarding some of the new M4 that people choose to have in the lime greens or 'discharge' yellow :D
by BenM635i
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 no spark - so confused, help!
Replies: 11
Views: 2076

Re: M635 no spark - so confused, help!

Mine was intermittent no start too, did it for years before i fixed it - mechanic couldnt resolve it either.

Check the OBC relay box i described, one under your P2 dash.
by BenM635i
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #226
Replies: 12
Views: 49621

Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #226 or #257???

I am no expert admittedly, can't see what could be done with that car .. at that mileage the engine must be tired.. the body is bent and the interior is battered.

Unless the values of the M's go up into late 10's of thousands it would never be economical to repair such a car surely?
by BenM635i
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Fan (blower) control circuit board
Replies: 5
Views: 63443

Re: WTB: Fan (blower) control circuit board

Carlp336 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:22 pm
i may have one.. you can pm me.
PM'd sir, cheers.
by BenM635i
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: Fan (blower) control circuit board
Replies: 5
Views: 63443

WTB: Fan (blower) control circuit board

My blower runs nothing or full, changed the transistor by motor and also the one on the circuit board behind the variable dial in dash - no luck.

Anyone have a spare board hidden away that they would part with?
by BenM635i
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 no spark - so confused, help!
Replies: 11
Views: 2076

Re: M635 no spark - so confused, help!

I had issues with my 6 related to the OBC stopping the main relay. On occassion would turn over but no spark... Found the issue in the end after much pain. There is a 'relay' box in the passenger side dash which is linked to the OBC, its part of the security system. If the OBC code is set then the O...
by BenM635i
Fri May 26, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thanks Bigcoupe.com
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Re: Thanks Bigcoupe.com

:) quality fix... the replacement plastic chaps are about 89p from BMW dealers (i picked up 4 last time so as to keep a stock).
by BenM635i
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: M635CSI spares/repairs ebay #0185
Replies: 16
Views: 5031

Re: M635CSI spares/repairs ebay #0185

Made me sad to see it like that, not sure it would be recoverable in that state?
by BenM635i
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Test of every 6'er ever
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: Test of every 6'er ever

excellent, good read that.
by BenM635i
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Warning triangle
Replies: 9
Views: 3963

Re: Warning triangle

Seems like the e36 blue triangle can be had for a tenner from ebay.co.uk ... The e24 blue triangle can be had for more: http://www.ebay.de/itm/bmw02-M-6-coupe-warndreieck-M-1-e24-M3-oldtimer-M5-1981-745i-e23-bordwerkzeug-/162415814333?hash=item25d0bca6bd:g:8zUAAOSwfVpYuAbA ... is this the right one?
by BenM635i
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 754
Views: 113453

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Today, I got her wet :shock: No choice as had it booked for an MOT, went through no advisories so all good. Dried it off before putting back in the garage but tomorrow I'll get her out again and clean the arches and take her for a proper run.. sun should be out in the morning. Miserable windy and we...
by BenM635i
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: heater = smoke under the hood!
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: heater = smoke under the hood!

Yep, kicking myself now as i had the scuttle off a year ago anyway while doing some OBC / alarm related stuff - just didnt service the motor while there. My mistake but lesson learnt. edit: Just got the old motor out, very stiff however a session of lube out of a can and it runs perfectly, going to ...
by BenM635i
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: heater = smoke under the hood!
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: heater = smoke under the hood!

thread revival... i also have magic smoke :) Got the car out for a decent drive today in preparation for MOT at some point over the coming weeks. All checks out fine and dandy however heater was screeching a little. I switched the heater off then back on again, seemed ok. As parked up though no heat...
by BenM635i
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Diff mount
Replies: 23
Views: 3364

Re: M635 Diff mount

Ben , my apologies if I'm being dumb here but when you say that the first one is 3cm lower than the second does that mean that the first is 21mm from chassis to diff mount face ? Hey no way sir, my explanations are not always the best :wink: Unfortunately i didnt measure the original one, however i...
by BenM635i
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Diff mount
Replies: 23
Views: 3364

Re: M635 Diff mount

Hi Don, Yes design looks similiar i.e. metal plate bonded to the rubber. 2 main reasons i needed this rather than the 'normal' part. 1) was the height as you have asked about, this part has 51mm where as the height of the 'usual' part numbers was about 10-15mm less, so the diff would have been neare...
by BenM635i
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Diff mount
Replies: 23
Views: 3364

Re: M635 Diff mount

Rob, nothing better than getting to the bottom of mystery part numbers and what fits 8) So the saga concludes - part number 33171125290 is as below, costs £139 inc VAT and is the same as is fitted to my M6: IMAG1955.jpg So now all i need is a dry day without ice on the ground then it can be fitted.
by BenM635i
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Diff mount
Replies: 23
Views: 3364

Re: M635 Diff mount

So, the saga continues. On the left we have part number 33171129784 at around £50 inc VAT On the right we have part number 33171130900 at around £270 inc VAT (yep, eye watering). IMAG1949.jpg As you can see, they would 100% be interchangeable and i cant see how the £270 is superior apart from a fake...
by BenM635i
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 754
Views: 113453

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Changed oil + filter, changed power steering fluid and filter, took door card off drivers and adjusted window ... then spent 2 hours polishing the wheels.

Tired but happy.
by BenM635i
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No Start - During Restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 2405

Re: No Start - During Restoration

I am not the most technical here but do know mine won't start unless my battery is in good condition. If you are seeing less than 12v then i would charge the battery properly or stick a power pack on it before doing anything else.