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by sharkfan
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 30
Views: 857

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

I've just spoken to Ron and he's home from hospital. He's facing a slow recovery to full health but it was heart-warming to hear his voice again - we've been friends due to these cars for many years now and enjoyed some great weekends and times together so I passed on everyones best wishes for his s...
by sharkfan
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Losing 17" Alpinas for 15" rims. Need tire advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Losing 17" Alpinas for 15" rims. Need tire advice.

I've been using 225/60x15's for the last few years on my 635CSi and they drive really well.
by sharkfan
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough Idle, dies on slight throttle - with video for diagnosis.
Replies: 18
Views: 500

Re: Rough Idle, dies on slight throttle - with video for diagnosis.

I had near identical symptoms which I eventually discovered was a blocked screen on the in-tank pick up; I figured it out after buying and fitting a temporary fuel pressure gauge. I had also previously suspected and changed the fuel filter and pump. Taking out the in-tank pick up and cleaning it onl...
by sharkfan
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 30
Views: 857

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Pod wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:40 am
I just spoke to Cassie. Ron is doing OK and is now out of intensive care.
Brilliant news :-)

I phoned the other day but Cas was pretty tired and had no real news.

All the best Ron !!!!!!
by sharkfan
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 30
Views: 857

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Just got home to read this Rob; tough news to hear. I won't call Cass so as not to trouble her but when you next speak to her let her know she and Ron are in my thoughts and prayers and I can be available to help out in any way.

Get well soon Ron.
by sharkfan
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: Happy Christmas!

Me too; God, Gods or no god whatsoever, Seasons Greetings to all bigcoupe members and their families.
by sharkfan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 535

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

A small screw in each corner; you have to take out the centre console I believe.
by sharkfan
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: starts once. ?
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: starts once. ?

After six years slumber my 635CSi was producing huge amounts of black smoke; new oil, new plugs, new air filter and a tweak to the mixture screw against a CO meter returned it to normal fabulous running.
by sharkfan
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Expensive toolkit.
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Expensive toolkit.

Pod wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:27 pm
If you can afford an M1, then £3k for a tool kit is just pocket change - even if it is incomplete😉
Apparently it is very keenly priced; a German enthusiast is asking 15k Euro for his...
by sharkfan
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 791
Views: 124856

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

olympia57 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:09 pm
The requirement for a contrasting panel colour behind a UK yellow reflective numberplate is just not true.
I agree - I've searched and can't find any present or previous legislation.
by sharkfan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Expensive toolkit.
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Expensive toolkit.

This is what they are selling as a complete M1 toolkit... https://static.wixstatic.com/media/eec3f3_19067913c1f143e494b286a32eefe05b~mv2_d_2250_1607_s_2.jpg/v1/fill/w_630,h_450,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/eec3f3_19067913c1f143e494b286a32eefe05b~mv2_d_2250_1607_s_2.webp This is what a genuine (very ...
by sharkfan
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 791
Views: 124856

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

News to me too. I have both DE and UK brochures from the 1970's to the late 1980's, lhd and rhd and all show a black number plate surround - please show some evidence of the vinyl sticker other than your own car which may have had it done to it during a restoration. I've had many E24's and seen hund...
by sharkfan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: UK M635CSi #144 for auction with CCA in December est, £28-32k
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: UK M635CSi #144 for auction with CCA in December est, £28-32k

Pod wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:33 pm
ron wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:48 am
Doesn't look much like an M88 cam cover to me!
We discussed this years ago Ron! Click on the old thread :wink:

As far as the Highline interior is concerned, I would have liked it far more in Black!
S38B36 engine not the M88/3
by sharkfan
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 791
Views: 124856

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

That black painted panel where the licence plate mounts is supposed to be body colour. It was only painted black by dealers in markets where the local licencing rules demanded the number plate be mounted on a contrasting background for legibility reasons (allegedly) like the UK. In my car's case, i...
by sharkfan
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: List of labels/ decals Euro M635 CSi 1984
Replies: 27
Views: 6230

Re: List of labels/ decals Euro M635 CSi 1984

I have a mint unused one of them for my car- if Kos needs it I can send it for him to copy- I did a similar thing for some now unobtainable Alpina wheel stickers last year IIRC.
by sharkfan
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 63
Views: 4018

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

Brucey, you are of course, right again. It's the 12/13 open spanner, but again, you can get the correct length ones. I am of course completely wrong again - it isn't a 12/13mm open, it's a 10/11mm open ](*,) Pictured are the 10/11mm open just above the contentious slot; then in the foreground there...
by sharkfan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cabin filter
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Cabin filter

I meant at either end of the black metal cowl under the bonnet.
by sharkfan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 63
Views: 4018

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

Brucey, you are of course, right again. It's the 12/13 open spanner, but again, you can get the correct length ones.
by sharkfan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: engine stopping when it gets warm
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: engine stopping when it gets warm

A new ECU already replaced am I am looking for an Electrical Diagram set for my 88 model where can I obtain a set please , still checking out all relays etc etc and sensors such an arduous task to find . We ran the car to warm while stationary and does not stop only when you drive the car might giv...
by sharkfan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 63
Views: 4018

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

There are correct length 12/13mm ring spanners available for that slot - I'll pop up a picture later.
by sharkfan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cabin filter
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Cabin filter

That seal is/was NLA in Europe a few years ago when I restored my M635CSi but I managed to find a NOS one from somewhere in Germany - my old one was buggered and the new seal did make a huge difference to engine smells. On another note has anyone ever thought about trying to fabricate wire or foam (...
by sharkfan
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Call for donations
Replies: 23
Views: 814

Re: Call for donations

Hi Brian, Due to some tough times at home I wasn't able to donate the last two years or so but our luck has changed a little so I've sent you over a few dollars. i genuinely couldn't have kept my cars repaired and functioning if it was not for this site and the contributions of its members. All the ...
by sharkfan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hanging on in there......
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Hanging on in there......

Very best wishes for your continuing battle Nigel.
by sharkfan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1983 Gp. A (E24-RA1-08)
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: 1983 Gp. A (E24-RA1-08)

Rather oddly I ended up with an Alpina Group A ECU for a car like this; I'd bought it of t'internet as it had a stock BMW case for my 1982 car but on opening it up and checking the interior it had an Alpina part number on it; I checked the part number with Buchloe as I didn't recognise it and they c...