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by sharkfan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thoughts on a potential change...
Replies: 35
Views: 1206

Re: Thoughts on a potential change...

Even as a old hand, I know for certain that despite my many musings and postings I have perhaps taken more in information than I have given in any wisdom so I feel I 'owe' the forum and its members somewhat. It's a very valid point about $25 fees potentially discouraging the new members sign-up - pe...
by sharkfan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Thoughts on a potential change...
Replies: 35
Views: 1206

Re: Thoughts on a potential change...

May I make a suggestion? By all means go for a $25 sign up/one off fee for new individuals but also suggest a voluntary $25 one off for existing members? Al though I've been around here a fair old while I would definitely pay it up as one off fee if it meant there was money in the coffers to help as...
by sharkfan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear aircon unit for UK car
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Rear aircon unit for UK car

I bought a US rear AC set up a few years ago and fitted it to my 1985 M635; it came with the fan and controls but I didn't get all the pipes so I just run it as a coolbox and/or vent fan.
by sharkfan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 5085

Re: All good things must come to an end...

Likewise, I have donated; whether it goes to Brian's costs or any successor I don't care as I'd just like to see the site go on.
by sharkfan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 849
Views: 181581

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Took my M635 out for a run - it was only the second run out this year but not because of Covid19, because I have been arranging, or rather re-arranging, my front driveway for the arrival in a few weeks of a double garage to hide the ageing Alpinas away in.
by sharkfan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 5085

Re: All good things must come to an end...

Forum death is always a sad thing - a fairly reasonable broad based BMW forum called (I think) BMWLand died a few years ago when the adminiistrator just decided very, very quickly to wrap it up, and forum5, a UK based five series forum nearly wound up when the owner died suddenly in a car crash; luc...
by sharkfan
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: All good things must come to an end...
Replies: 56
Views: 5085

Re: All good things must come to an end...

I'm truly heartbroken to hear this; I do hope someone will be able to take over the reins from you. This forum is still invaluable to new and old members alike - I, I suspect like thousands of others, would not have been able to keep my E24's running over these many years without this one singular v...
by sharkfan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz Bits
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: Fritz Bits

I had to buy an exhaust system two years ago for my 635CSi so after some deliberation bought a Fritz system. I also very much doubt the performance claims but it does sound throaty and more importantly does not noticeably drone or resonate at all - a fairly common problem with some poorly designed s...
by sharkfan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kiwishark - BMW E24 635CSI 1989
Replies: 19
Views: 8496

Re: Kiwishark - BMW E24 635CSI 1989

Love NZ- wife and I did a camper van road trip around most of the South Island and bits of the North a few years ago. Planning a return in a few years - Gods playground in terms of breathtaking scenery and fantastic people too.
by sharkfan
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 849
Views: 181581

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I actually drove both of them in the same day today! My alpineweiss M635CSi had been evicted from my garage due to needing to get underneath my E39 Alpina for a bottom scrub and Dynax S-50 spray before it's MoT next week and the impending salty roads, so that got a run out to a local car meet this m...
by sharkfan
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 307
Views: 107339

Re: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)

Black 'G' registration (1989/90) 635CSi Highline in Woking, not far from the station - anyone on here?

There's a nice E39 Sport Touring on the driveway too.
by sharkfan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stuck door!
Replies: 18
Views: 4251

Re: stuck door!

I'm always up for a Brucey challenge! So for reference there is 30cm from the swage line on the door to the top of the door bumper trim. Arm yourself with a WD40 straw and then head to the door. From the door trim find a spot about 5 or 6cm up from the trim and insert the straw with a 30 degree angl...
by sharkfan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning
Replies: 9
Views: 2005

Re: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning

Just spotted this thread - well done for resurrecting the system. One thing to note is to RTFM to get the most effective cooling in the car; all the sliders to the left is the key trick and then direct whatever (and wherever) the cold air comes out; I say wherever as with my late 1982 car the most c...
by sharkfan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK '90 635
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: UK '90 635

What a load of rubbish is written in that advert - complete gibberish as far as E24's are concerned.
by sharkfan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: The Beast AGAIN!!
Replies: 41
Views: 9315

Re: The Beast AGAIN!!

kos wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:00 am
He had a few interesting things said on FB :D
For those of us who do not partake of farcebook, please could you let us know what was said - purely in the interests of completion of the thread and the 'Beast's history of course :D
by sharkfan
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Rare unused e24 first aid kit
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Rare unused e24 first aid kit

Welcome to the forum, with an interesting very first post. This forum exists to help each other in our love for E24's and also occasionally help them find rare parts at reasonable prices. To that end, your $350 for an E24 First Aid kit seems very, very, VERY pricey considering there is one for $100 ...
by sharkfan
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: The Beast AGAIN!!
Replies: 41
Views: 9315

Re: The Beast AGAIN!!

Is it worth selling the vendor a link to this thread? :lol: :lol:
by sharkfan
Fri May 31, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 M635 UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2022

Re: 1986 M635 UK

Pod wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 6:11 pm
sharkfan wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:13 pm
I can see where he gets his pricing from - didn't the front and reared red car from last year (or the year before?) reach 5 figures with an engine that hadn't been turned in 10 years?
Was that the one in Dagenham?
Lord knows - I only just recall it being red...
by sharkfan
Wed May 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 M635 UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2022

Re: 1986 M635 UK

I can see where he gets his pricing from - didn't the front and reared red car from last year (or the year before?) reach 5 figures with an engine that hadn't been turned in 10 years?
by sharkfan
Tue May 28, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 M635 UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2022

Re: 1986 M635 UK

Interesting project. Non runner, leaky engine, car in bits and off the road for a very long time.
by sharkfan
Wed May 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: CTECK battery charger.
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Re: CTECK battery charger.

I know it doesn't help Ron's problem with his CTEK but there are alternatives; I have used Accumate charger/maintainers for 20 years now with never a problem - no need to to turn it on, no modes to check or select, just plug and play and walk away.
by sharkfan
Thu May 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My E24 passion
Replies: 25
Views: 14031

Re: My E24 passion

Another year has passed and my Baltic Blue 635CSi is now 37 years old, and has passed another MoT test. There are a few ball joint rubbers to look at but otherwise mechanically it is running well. Of more concern is the bodywork; it is starting to bubble and blister in a number of places and will ne...
by sharkfan
Wed May 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: A/C abilities
Replies: 26
Views: 5461

Re: A/C abilities

It is important when assessing an E24's air-conditioning performance to RTFM (Read the Flipping Manual). The manual states to move all the three slider controls fully to the left, the closed position, in order that no exterior temperature air is allowed in and that the cooled air is directed to the ...
by sharkfan
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 1985 M635CSi
Replies: 29
Views: 13850

Re: 1985 M635CSi

This lovely car has just passed its 31st MoT now that it is 34 years old. 5 more tests and it will be 40 years and no longer require testing according to current legislation, and thankfully it is in stunning condition inside and out and should be fine for another 20 years or more... ...but I most ge...
by sharkfan
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 849
Views: 181581

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

M635CSi passed it's MoT with no advisories, but I'd only done just shy of 700 miles in the last year. There's a few things around the car I am planning to get done; handbrake rebuild on both sides as I've never had them apart in the last 12 years of ownership, all new anti-roll bits across the front...