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by panthercity
Wed May 01, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: A/C abilities
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: A/C abilities

I updated my system to R134 a couple of years ago and learned a few things in the process. -In addition to different o-rings there are a couple of flex lines attached to the compressor that couldn't handle the R134 and were a source of leakage. These needed to be replaced with hoses with a higher pr...
by panthercity
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Front bumper removal (European car)
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Front bumper removal (European car)

If you loosen the 4 bolts on the chassis rail can you then level the bumper if it is sagging? Is that an adjustment pivot point?
by panthercity
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Car cut out while driving - wont restart! Help!
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Car cut out while driving - wont restart! Help!

I had this happen to me a few years back. An inline battery cutoff switch was installed at the battery terminal at the time. It was failing. -I'd check for loose and corroded ground connections and a good & tight positive circuit from the battery. -My Main relay got wet once and the entire electrica...
by panthercity
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Gauge Cluster Finish
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Gauge Cluster Finish

The "new" cluster was from an older car '83 but was in better condition. The color is the same as the one in your picture but the finish is more even without a pronounced speckled appearance. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7852/32511262967_c368a977f1_b.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4873/4631080...
by panthercity
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Gauge Cluster Finish
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Gauge Cluster Finish

My '85 E24 Euro's original cluster had the same look. I assumed it was heat damage since it smeared when I tried to clean it. It was as if the original coating had disintegrated. I ended up replacing it with one in much better condition without the speckles and the smears I made trying to clean it.
by panthercity
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Yellow headlight film - FEELER
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Yellow headlight film - FEELER

Here is what the yellow film looked like on both my Headlights and foglights. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2887/33614021151_816ec59e66_z.jpg I thought the color was fine... then I found a pair of yellow fog lights and didn't want a mismatch between the new fog lights and yellow tinted high beams.
by panthercity
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Yellow headlight film - FEELER
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Yellow headlight film - FEELER

I'm currently using Lamin-x clear on both my headlights and fog lights. I used the yellow for awhile then switched to clear. Installation and removal was easy enough and I have not had any issues with them. Both of my headlights are flat faced which made it easier.
by panthercity
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS '79 E24 Kyle Texas $5500
Replies: 1
Views: 312

FS '79 E24 Kyle Texas $5500

https://austin.craigslist.org/cto/d/kyl ... 17963.html

I'm not affiliated and haven't seen the car. Seems priced right if there isn't any rust.
by panthercity
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

Just found this on ebay from Germany. 13 button OBC LCD screen replacement kit. Looks promising.

https://www.ebay.com/p/LCD-Repair-Displ ... 537&chn=ps
by panthercity
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

LEDs tend to be more directional than incandescent (e.g. 180 deg light pattern) which is not the same as polarization. I think the issue with my OBC is related to screen bleed/backlight bleed which is a degradation of the LCD screen itself. I just so happen to have the OBC out of Dean Cains' '85 as ...
by panthercity
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

Thanks for the info! That makes sense.
by panthercity
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

Hi Jono,
Thanks for the feedback. I may try to find a way to dim the existing led or replace it with a dimmer one.
-Tony
by panthercity
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: LED Dash lights
Replies: 1
Views: 317

LED Dash lights

I've tried several different brand of LED lights for the 2 red instrument cluster lights and learned a couple things that might be helpful to others. The LED bulbs that will physically fit are in the T10 form factor. Some of these bulbs have a single electrical pad on either side of the tab that goe...
by panthercity
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

Here is a picture. The image at the right is what I see from my seat position. The image at left is from an angle slightly lower and to the left of my seating position. I think I had the same issue before the LED upgrade so perhaps it is just my unfortunate seating placement and angle. https://farm5...
by panthercity
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

I bought the LED upgrade from garagistic.com
https://store.garagistic.com/bmw-perfor ... conversion
by panthercity
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 20
Views: 874

Re: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar

I have an odd issue with my OBC and wondering if anyone has a solution. From my particular seating position the readout is so washout out that it is barely readable. If I move my head to the left or down to view it from a different angle it become very clear. I have replaced the light with the LED u...
by panthercity
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Trashed 83-89 Heater Control HVAC Panel-FOUND
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: WTB Trashed 83-89 Heater Control HVAC Panel

Here is a pic of my HVAC dash panel.

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by panthercity
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Recaro Seat Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Recaro Seat Parts

I purchased several recaro seat parts as well as a complete set of leather seat covers from Dave Varco at aardvark racing. Dave was very good to work with and the seats turned out excellent.

http://www.2002parts.com/bmw/recaro-seat-parts.html
by panthercity
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Trashed 83-89 Heater Control HVAC Panel-FOUND
Replies: 11
Views: 632

WTB Trashed 83-89 Heater Control HVAC Panel-FOUND

Does anyone happen to have a HVAC control panel you might let go for cheap. Mine has lost the top left vent closed indicator light cover and I'm looking for a replacement. This is the very small square black plastic piece with a solid white circle in the middle. There is an entire panel for sale on ...
by panthercity
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding OEM cruise control?
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Adding OEM cruise control?

Hi Brucey, My longest highway trip has been 8 hrs each way and most of the millage I put on her is from 3~4 hr drives on the highway. I think cruise control is a nice to have for my situation. It reduces driving fatigue a bit and can result in increased mpg/range. On a recent trip to Carlsbad New Me...
by panthercity
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding OEM cruise control?
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Adding OEM cruise control?

Hi, I have a '85 635CSi Euro with a manual transmission that did not come with cruise control from the factory. Does anyone have a link to a write up or thread showing how to do it..gotchas etc. ?

I don't have any of the the parts yet.
by panthercity
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1979 euro spec e24 635csi For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: 1979 euro spec e24 635csi For Sale

Great color. good luck with the sale.
by panthercity
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136352

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Scored a NOS E24 positive battery cable on ebay a few months ago and finally installed it about a month ago. To my surprise it seemed to have fixed an intermittent oil level light issue I've been having for a couple of years. I had cleaned the oil level sensor and inspected the warning light panel f...
by panthercity
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Rial Mesh or similar wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 19498

Re: Rial Mesh or similar wheels

I have the original 14" BBS mesh wheels that come on my '85 635 Euro. They have brand new BMW center caps installed. Very good condition for being on the car for 20+ years. They are located in Fort Worth so you wouldn't have to ship them :) You have very few options for tires but I think some white ...