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by panthercity
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: OBC Removal to Install New LED Light Bar
Replies: 11
Views: 183

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: 11
Views: 183

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: 11
Views: 183

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: 8
Views: 184

Re: WTB Trashed 83-89 Heater Control HVAC Panel

Here is a pic of my HVAC dash panel.

ImageDash
by panthercity
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Recaro Seat Parts
Replies: 2
Views: 126

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: 8
Views: 184

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: 219

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: 219

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: 517

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: 789
Views: 121905

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: 19222

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 ...
by panthercity
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?
Replies: 102
Views: 27110

Re: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?

I don't think you would have any clearance issues but I'd expect the speedometer to read ~3.2% slower per the calculation here: https://tiresize.com/comparison/
by panthercity
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Euro stripes
Replies: 13
Views: 68786

Re: Euro stripes

My car's color is cosmos blue. I'm wondering what color strips would typically have been installed on it?

It originally came with a two color pin strip which I removed due to its poor condition.
by panthercity
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Finally! '85 635CSi - Euro-Spec-Stick!
Replies: 36
Views: 5323

Re: Finally! '85 635CSi - Euro-Spec-Stick!

My dash has a couple cracks in the same place as yours...and I'm ok with it :) I'd start with making sure your existing linkage is in good shape. Mine was missing a screw holding the sheet metal plate to the transmission and the sheet metal plate eventually broken in half at the weld. When new and p...
by panthercity
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Finally! '85 635CSi - Euro-Spec-Stick!
Replies: 36
Views: 5323

Re: Finally! '85 635CSi - Euro-Spec-Stick!

I think you got a good price provided the rust repair isn't any worse than it appears. Engine bay looks like the PO kept up with preventive maintenance...judging by new looking belts etc. I spent lots of $ and time catching up on preventative maintenance on my '85 Euro after I bought it but enjoyed ...
by panthercity
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 789
Views: 121905

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Calibrated my speedometer...so it now reads exactly the same as my gps in the 60~80mph range and about 1mph fast at 40mph. Previously it was reading about 10% fast which was a bit much for my likeing. My '85 e24 Euro had the speedometer replaced with a US spec version during federalization. Upon ins...
by panthercity
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: injectors 1982 635 csi euro manual in australia
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: injectors 1982 635 csi euro manual in australia

Richard, I had the low-impedance injectors on my '83 635 rebuilt after finding no replacements available. It is likely your best option. They should also flow test them to see if they are well matched. You can measure the impedance of your injectors to know for sure if they are low(~2.5Ohm) or high(...
by panthercity
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: no affiliation 85 m635csi
Replies: 19
Views: 28354

Re: no affiliation 85 m635csi

https://cnj.craigslist.org/cto/d/1985-m ... 58533.html

So...does this seller have 2 M635CSis for sale? The link above has much of the same verbiage with a 25K ask and pictures of a running car.
by panthercity
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Light bulb for Euro M635
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Fog Light bulb for Euro M635

Don't run your fog lights prior to entering a car wash or you risk breaking the lense. Learned it the hard way. :(
by panthercity
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 789
Views: 121905

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I found a home for my orphaned Comfort seats. Build some custom brackets for my son's '72 Volvo 142. Perfect fit and a big improvement :)

ImageIMG_0064 by Tony Debenport, on Flickr
by panthercity
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB NOS Heated Mirror Glass Drivers Side Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 37446

Re: WTB NOS Heated Mirror Glass Drivers Side Mirror

The new glass I installed was a BMW NOS heated mirror and most of the back side is covered in double sided tape. The original double sided tape was not very sticky. The original glass was held on by double sided tape an also a small bead of glue around the mirror edge. I scraped off the old cement a...
by panthercity
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB NOS Heated Mirror Glass Drivers Side Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 37446

WTB NOS Heated Mirror Glass Drivers Side Mirror

Hi,
Looking for NOS heated mirror glass drivers side. It can have the warning message on the front or not. My passenger side glass came off and I found NOS for it on ebay...looking now for a match for the drivers side.
by panthercity
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: FOUND - WTB Early E24/E28 Seat Rails
Replies: 4
Views: 83306

Re: FOUND - WTB Early E24/E28 Seat Rails

Here is an update on my Recarro seat installation. Purchased a set of seat adapters from Aardvark Racing https://www.2002parts.com/ and the original manual seat rails for my comfort seats worked just fine. On a related note, the leather upholstery was done by Aardvark Racing and turned out very well.
by panthercity
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window Drop Down on door opening
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: Window Drop Down on door opening

Does this feature typically have any protection against pinching a persons fingers?