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by sharkfan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Rare 1977 BMW 630CS Alpina B2 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Rare 1977 BMW 630CS Alpina B2 ?

Early Alpina's such as this are really quite hard to verify. I would suggest the only real way is to note down the BMW chassis number and Plaque number of the car in question and then e-mail Buchloe to politely ask whether they think it matches their records. IIRC B2's were made from E9, E12, E23, a...
by sharkfan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can anyone identify these seats? 1978 633csi British Model
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Can anyone identify these seats? 1978 633csi British Model

Try this link - there's a Recaro crib-sheet half way down. http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/93647-old-skool-recaros-what-are-they-worth/?hl=%2Brecaro+%2Bls#entry991617 http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/applications/core/interface/imageproxy/imageproxy.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fi4.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fy110%2FSpl...
by sharkfan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge Setup
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Setup

Then it's an M30 engine with the current oil pressure sensor switch (operating the oil pressure light on the dash clocks) on the rear of the cylinder head just beyond the camshaft rocker cover. It has a single wire going to it, and is probably the best and easiest place to remove the existing sensor...
by sharkfan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Oil Pressure Gauge Setup
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Oil Pressure Gauge Setup

What car have you got?
by sharkfan
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How many left 2018 UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: How many left 2018 UK?

Just under half those made - not bad at all. The rhd E28 M5's are doing better with just over half remaining.
by sharkfan
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 e24 B10 3.5 Alpina up for Auction, uk.
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: 1986 e24 B10 3.5 Alpina up for Auction, uk.

Mark Adkins, one of the Sytner engineers who used to be part of the team who modified the cars, did a presentation a couple of years ago at an Alpina meet there.
by sharkfan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 e24 B10 3.5 Alpina up for Auction, uk.
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: 1986 e24 B10 3.5 Alpina up for Auction, uk.

Does need some rust repair by the look of it. Am I right in saying that it's not a true original Alpina or is there no such thing - were they all conversions? all converted for the UK market they'd take a stock 635csi, en engine would be shipped over from germany, that would be fitted along with su...
by sharkfan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Anyone having trouble staying logged in?
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Anyone having trouble staying logged in?

Me too. Re-booted my iPad but still getting the same issue.
by sharkfan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: How many left 2018 UK?
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: How many left 2018 UK?

All those add up to just over a quarter of the rhd drive cars originally ordered for the UK (excluding the M635CSi's).

Not bad for 30 to 40 year old cars.
by sharkfan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 760
Views: 114749

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. I wonder if this is different from the stuff I'm using on my throttle linkage rose joints (the sticky one...
by sharkfan
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?

I'm not sure about any AFM changes but I recall reading the details of the Hartge conversion of the M635 and IIRC all that seemed to do was the rev limiter to extract more power, meaning there was little or no extra power to be gained across the rev range below the extended rev limit... which doesn'...
by sharkfan
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #322
Replies: 4
Views: 24201

Re: FS - UK RHD M635CSi #322

Appearing on a forecourt with a 100% price bump in 3, 2, 1...
by sharkfan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 40
Views: 3985

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

We're all on an unknown length bit of string so just you make the absolute most of the days you have right in front of You.

Good luck Ken.
by sharkfan
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 760
Views: 114749

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: 760
Views: 114749

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: 541

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: 541

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: 541

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: 333

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: 2781

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: 2781

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: 15402

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'...