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by sharkfan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 715
Views: 104924

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I stopped using grease on those as it seemed to get cooked and harden so I use some engine oil dispensed from an oil can instead.

I use 3-in-one oil for the throttle cables on each car; disconnect from the throttle linkage, hold upright and let gravity do its thing.
by sharkfan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 715
Views: 104924

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Lubed up the ever-so-slightly bonkers brake bar mechanism found on right hand drive pre-1985? cars - I used the spray on High temp Lithium grease so fingers crossed it will last a little while.
by sharkfan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: RC090's on a series one .
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: RC090's on a series one .

Far from me to argue against Brucey but ET10 wheels for any same width will sit 10mm further OUT than ET20; if the wheel arch at the critical point narrows from the outside to the inside then this should give more clearance, if however the wheel arch widens from the outside to the inside then it mig...
by sharkfan
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: RC090's on a series one .
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: RC090's on a series one .

It sounds like you need the E31 RC 090's with the 8x17 ET10 front wheel offset.
by sharkfan
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: RC090's on a series one .
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: RC090's on a series one .

What width were the rims?
by sharkfan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: When am I a supporter?
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: When am I a supporter?

As much as any and all donations are very gratefully received and appreciated I think on this site the 'Bigcoupe Supporter' is generally seen as being given for helpful contributions to the forum whether in aid of specific solutions or advice, or just general supportiveness for the cars, and their o...
by sharkfan
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 43
Views: 2004

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

I only asked as I've had four E24's and none of them had Hirschmann aerials...
by sharkfan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 43
Views: 2004

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

Did all E24's come with Hirschmann aerials?
by sharkfan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK 1982 635CSiA FS ebay £22k
Replies: 2
Views: 12035

Re: UK 1982 635CSiA FS ebay £22k

Both the aftermarket stereo set-up (with its many, many elements) and the aftermarket air-conditioning look 'interesting'...
by sharkfan
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi FS #316
Replies: 4
Views: 15980

Re: UK M635CSi FS #316

ron wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:11 pm
He says the chain was done at Fritzs.
Then surely Fritz would have a record and be able to confirm it...
by sharkfan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop lift for home use
Replies: 26
Views: 1505

Re: Shop lift for home use

mirdif64 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:19 pm
Up and running now. Thought I'd start with a small car first. Baby steps and all that.
Is the car sitting directly on the long blue plates of the rising part of the lift or some other kinds of pads?
by sharkfan
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: m30b35 Rocker/Valve cover (88/89 High-line)
Replies: 7
Views: 24666

Re: WTB: m30b35 Rocker/Valve cover (88/89 High-line)

Would you be interested perhaps in one that's been prepped and painted right, i.e. not on the underside? eg: https://i.imgur.com/hcApfoY.jpg If not, also have standard ones available. Hi sskoda, judging by the position of the front end bolt hole this looks like an earlier type than the OP is lookin...
by sharkfan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 715
Views: 104924

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

After a whiff of petrol from the M635CSi after brimming the tank I noticed some weeping down the side of the tank underneath the filler area. I siphoned a few litres off then set to battling with that rubber gasket-cover thing that goes over the filler neck. I gently rubbed away the corrosion then s...
by sharkfan
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Hood Release
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Hood Release

Yearly maintenance. Lube door hinges, bonnet hinges, door locks and catches, bonnet locks, boot lock, throttle cable and throttle body springs and stuff, and then lube the bearings on the ventilation fan.
by sharkfan
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door

No need to leave the bootlid slightly open, just shut the bootlid on the wire. I do, with no issues.
by sharkfan
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door
Replies: 18
Views: 730

Re: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door

Surely just trailing a cable out under the bootlid is easiest - I've been doing this with my M635CSi and Accumate for years with no issues.
by sharkfan
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB : BMW Flywheel part no. 11221271463 M30 Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 70442

Re: WTB : BMW Flywheel part no. 11221271463 M30 Engine

Bayerische wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:01 am
Thanks Sharkfan,

My mission now is to find out which fuse blew....if I don't, I think mechanic no 1's head will explode!!!
Any news on the fuse?
by sharkfan
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: How to completely disable the ABS?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: How to completely disable the ABS?

How about just unplugging the ABS module?
by sharkfan
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starter motor options
Replies: 17
Views: 2040

Re: Starter motor options

Can anyone give a part number for the later smaller starter number that fits a 1982 onwards 635CSi please?
by sharkfan
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 715
Views: 104924

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I echo Robs sentiments about Ireland; a truly glorious place. We took a couple of weeks there a few years ago by car. Ferry to Dublin for a few days, thenst to Limerick, lunch with a long lost relative at Loghill on the banks of the Shannon, then onto Inch beach and around that area. Beautiful. As t...
by sharkfan
Thu May 24, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB : BMW Flywheel part no. 11221271463 M30 Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 70442

Re: WTB : BMW Flywheel part no. 11221271463 M30 Engine

Nick,

There's no shame or embarrassment - a lot of us have been foxed by worse, or perhaps simpler, E24 maladies but now we can all add 'check all the bloody fuses' to a future non-starting M635 scenario.

I will.

Thanks again.
by sharkfan
Mon May 21, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB : BMW Flywheel part no. 11221271463 M30 Engine
Replies: 14
Views: 70442

Re: WTB : BMW Flywheel part no. 11221271463 M30 Engine

Nick,

Glad you've fixed your problem, but to help us all in the future could you say what the issue was and what the resolution was. This forum is pretty unique in that its members offer up their solutions, however simple and basic, so that others can learn from the experience.
by sharkfan
Wed May 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 715
Views: 104924

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Now the bonnet has stopped falling on my head (see above) I decided to replace the filter in the bottom of the power steering reservoir. For not being touched in at least my 22 years of ownership and even more unlikely in its preceding younger years it was visually in pretty good condition. Most of ...
by sharkfan
Wed May 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: What are these?

Pretty sure mine has got the 'fangs' for this.
by sharkfan
Fri May 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 715
Views: 104924

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Single bonnet strut replacement on the 635CSi. I had replaced both of them about 5 years ago when I re-commissioned the car, but recently the bonnet has taken a few chunks out of my noggin so I ordered up a new pair. On replacing the first old one it was obvious it had absolutely no resistance at al...