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by sharkfan
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Kiwishark - BMW E24 635CSI 1989
Replies: 14
Views: 5487

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: 821
Views: 153985

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: 305
Views: 95316

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: 8
Views: 886

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: 1010

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: 292

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: 7888

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: 391

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: 7888

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: 1164

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: 1164

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: 1164

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: 1223

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: 11328

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: 2623

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: 11048

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: 821
Views: 153985

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...
by sharkfan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 1979 world land speed record M1 turns up!
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: 1979 world land speed record M1 turns up!

I've seen this in the flesh and it's an unmitigated tip and moneypit. It is everything you don't want in an M1, and very little of an original M1.

The icing on the cake was the supposed 'World Record' isn't, because it wasn't officially ratified.
by sharkfan
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 821
Views: 153985

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

635CSi started up yesterday and warmed through for a run out next week sometime; M635CSi started up and taken out for a short run today - no issues, sounded amazing, everything (including AC) worked perfectly except for a slight squeak from the rear seat AC/Vent fan. IIRC it should be just taking th...
by sharkfan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Under front seat subwoofer?
Replies: 4
Views: 732

Under front seat subwoofer?

Has anyone ever managed to squeeze one of those compact all-in-one active subwoofers under either of the front seats? There is a recess behind the raised section where the front bolt holes are sited but I was musing whether anyone had ever gone down this route and actually fitted one (or one under e...
by sharkfan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: S38 timing chain assessment
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: S38 timing chain assessment

If it's an American spec 'M6' with 256bhp then it is indeed the S38B35 engine. Euro/rest of the world got the 286bhp 'M635CSi' cars with the M88/3 engine. The critical difference is the type of engine; like the E34 3.6 and 3.8 M5's with their S38B36 and S38B38 engines the S38B35 has a double row tim...
by sharkfan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 3 piece conversions....
Replies: 16
Views: 1751

Re: 3 piece conversions....

Agreed. Beautiful. DOT or any other entity approved I doubt. Not trying to be a naysayer, just realize it's an 'experimental' wheel. You know that BMW had trouble with the first two-piece M6 wheels of similar construction and replaced with one piece for 'safety' reasons. BMW didn't have trouble wit...
by sharkfan
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: 3 piece conversions....
Replies: 16
Views: 1751

Re: 3 piece conversions....

Gorgeous, especially the TRX bottle-top conversions. Do you send overseas?
by sharkfan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 71
Views: 9438

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

Ron doing well and great news for you now as well.

Get well the both of you \:D/
by sharkfan
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: engine stopping when it gets warm
Replies: 24
Views: 1750

Re: engine stopping when it gets warm

I know nothing of under-bonnet racing temperatures but the main relay ( on my 1982 car at least) is next to the fuel pump relay on the outside of the relay box. It too can be shorted out, and many of us do carry shorting straps for this reason, but it needs a one-to-two shorting strap as it has two ...