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by panthercity
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB 82-87 Euro
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: WTB 82-87 Euro

Hi Rob, I just resent. Regards, Tony 1985 BMW 635CSi Euro : Cosmos Blue located in Fort Worth TX Odometer - 215,000 KM (~134,000 Miles) Close Ratio Gear Box , dogleg. Interior/Cosmetic: • Odometer was replaced with one out of a Canadian car and refurbished by Bavarian Restoration. New gears and a po...
by panthercity
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB 82-87 Euro
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: WTB 82-87 Euro

Hi Rob,
I sent you an email with some info on mine this morning.

Regards,
Tony
by panthercity
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1985 Euro 635 CSi for Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: 1985 Euro 635 CSi for Sale

I can relate :)

I have a twin to your car... a '85 635CSI Euro in Cosmos Blue. I probably need to sell it...but every time I take it for a drive (which is often) I talk myself out of it.
by panthercity
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Power to weight ratio....
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Power to weight ratio....

I used the aluminum control arms when I did a front end suspension refresh a few years ago and noticed a significant improvement in the sharpness of the steering. I used HD bushings and replace all wear components and ball joints at the same time...so no way to tell which component contributed the m...
by panthercity
Mon May 27, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Going Euro lights up front, looking for advice
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Going Euro lights up front, looking for advice

I just replaced my Hella H4 low beam lights with Hella H1 bifocals and the difference is impressive. The H1 bifocals are as bright as most modern cars where as the Hella H4 low beams were not that much better than the old sealed beams. I'm giving away my like new Hella H4 lamps to anyone who can pic...
by panthercity
Mon May 27, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 815
Views: 140551

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Replaced my low beam lamps with Hella H1 bifocals with city lights. Amazed at the difference. Low beam performance is as good or better than most modern cars now.
by panthercity
Wed May 01, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: A/C abilities
Replies: 26
Views: 1273

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: 3
Views: 199

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: 609

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: 731

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: 731

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: 259

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: 259

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: 336

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: 997

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: 997

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: 997

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: 997

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: 360

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: 997

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: 997

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: 997

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: 724

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: 277

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