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by sharkfan
Mon May 21, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB : BMW Flywheel part no. 11221271463 M30 Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 19565

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: 663
Views: 94009

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: 223

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: 663
Views: 94009

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...
by sharkfan
Wed May 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

wattsmonkey wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:58 pm
sharkfan wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:19 am
Clothes-line pegs and gorilla glue day today for the 635CSi - those who've BTDT will know what I mean.
Rear speaker pods, by any chance? It's all about the sikaflex for me!
The last lot of gorilla glue lasted about ten years but yes, rear speaker pods - have a virtual beer on me!
by sharkfan
Mon May 07, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Clothes-line pegs and gorilla glue day today for the 635CSi - those who've BTDT will know what I mean.
by sharkfan
Mon May 07, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Installed a factory toggle switch that lets me enable/disable the automatic antenna without affecting my subwoofer amp. Now I can keep the antenna retracted whenever I'm not using the tuner. Installed it in one of the empty slots below the radio. Looks like it belongs there! I did this many years a...
by sharkfan
Sun May 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Problems loading pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Problems loading pictures

Hi Mods,

I'm having problems loading pictures to threads; the message I'm getting is 'Board Quota attachment reached'; can we not load any more pics?

Edit; the message is,

Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
by sharkfan
Sun May 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My E24 passion
Replies: 24
Views: 8365

Re: My E24 passion

Just updating this thread - my 1982 635CSi has passed it's 33rd MoT and has just two more to vercome to get to 40 years old and no longer require the rigours of a yearly inspection. It did require an entire exhaust system (courtesy of Fritz Bitz) and a recent brake bomb but then sailed through with ...
by sharkfan
Thu May 03, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 635csi breaking essex uk
Replies: 8
Views: 10172

Re: 635csi breaking essex uk

Hi, I've sent you a PM about some parts.
by sharkfan
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: CUSTOM / SPORTS EXHAUST OPTIONS
Replies: 17
Views: 2439

Re: CUSTOM / SPORTS EXHAUST OPTIONS

I've just fitted a Fritz system to the standard downpipes and manifold on my early Series 2 635CSiA. AFAIK, the system is the same for all E24's from 628 to ///M. When you call them you do have to put up with the silly bhp banter... "Don't you want the manifold and the extra 25bhp" ... then a "We fi...
by sharkfan
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

1982 635CSi MoT passed :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by sharkfan
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Did a run around of the 635CSi today in advance of its MoT tomorrow morning; I've recently replaced the exhaust, several bulbs, the brake accumulator, and some other bits, and today I had the 36 year old AC successfully re-charged... and then I went back in underneath the car to tighten the compress...
by sharkfan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Haven't been out on the road as it was late but it sounds ok - a bit raspy I suppose but I'm not really raving about it. I bought it as a cost effective and easy to fit replacement exhaust system, not as a performance element, whether real or imagininary.
by sharkfan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Fitted the Fritz Bitz exhaust system from the downpipes back. I can confirm that putting the system on takes approximately one fifth of the time it takes to get the old bastard off.
by sharkfan
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

M635CSi passed her MoT yesterday on Friday the 13th.... :mrgreen:
by sharkfan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Took delivery of a Fritz Bitz exhaust system for my 635CSi; I've had the car over 20 years and put an almost new but secondhand system on it when I bought the car so I think I've had my moneys worth out of it. I just hope the rest of the car will pull itself through an MoT at the end of next month. ...
by sharkfan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: What are these tubes?
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: What are these tubes?

Headlamp height adjustment tubes. They should be full of liqued but age embrittles them - I've never seen a working set.
by sharkfan
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 663
Views: 94009

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

After almost 25 years of E24 ownership I finally changed my first brake bomb, on my 635CSi. Pretty easy and straight forward in the end; I purchased a set of six sided flare spanners, and just took care to make sure all the unions threaded back together straight and true. After surveying to see if t...
by sharkfan
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

Let's tie these two threads together....

http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.ph ... 09#p205009
by sharkfan
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Massive vibration under heavy braking
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: Massive vibration under heavy braking

Sounds like a seized caliper.
by sharkfan
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 42
Views: 10557

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

Gorgeous looking car.
by sharkfan
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: UK Sherborne Castle 8th April
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: UK Sherborne Castle 8th April

I'm sorry but concours events, cars, and quite a lot of their owners leave me cold.
by sharkfan
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 273
Views: 71560

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

A silver 1983 635CSi, reg BUN50N, in Cobham today. Lovely clean-looking car.