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by panthercity
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding OEM cruise control?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

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: 84

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: 319

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: 754
Views: 113539

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: 19112

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: 97
Views: 24890

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: 68619

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: 4828

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: 4828

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: 754
Views: 113539

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: 533

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: 28075

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: 914

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: 754
Views: 113539

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: 37379

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: 37379

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: 83210

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: 1231

Re: Window Drop Down on door opening

Does this feature typically have any protection against pinching a persons fingers?
by panthercity
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window Drop Down on door opening
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: Window Drop Down on door opening

Any insight into how difficult it would be to add this feature to an E24?
by panthercity
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tail light question
Replies: 18
Views: 2179

Re: Tail light question

I got a chance to take a closer look at my car today with new information learned here. It turns out that my Rear fog lights were never disabled during the federalization process. I replaced both blown bulbs and having learned how to operate them found they work as expected for a Euro car. 1)turn si...
by panthercity
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: WTT: Manual Cloth Recaros for Black Leather Sport/Comfort
Replies: 10
Views: 27381

Re: WTT: Manual Cloth Recaros for Black Leather Sport/Comfort

Hi creame24,

Thanks for the update.

If anyone happens to have an pair of recaro seats like the ones pictured they would want to trade for my near perfect black leather comfort seats, then let me know. Otherwise they are going in my son's 72 Volvo 142 https://flic.kr/s/aHskXRB77U :oops:

-Tony
by panthercity
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tail light question
Replies: 18
Views: 2179

Re: Tail light question

Hi MrE,
I bet my rear fog lights are supposed to work as yours are described since I do have bulbs in both fog light positions. Mine came from Europe back in the day and has a 1/85 production date.

Regards,
Tony
by panthercity
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tail light question
Replies: 18
Views: 2179

Re: Tail light question

Hi Bobbo,
Thanks for the information. Yes, my fog light switch does have two positions.

Regards,
Tony
by panthercity
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: WTT: Manual Cloth Recaros for Black Leather Sport/Comfort
Replies: 10
Views: 27381

Re: WTT: Manual Cloth Recaros for Black Leather Sport/Comfort

Hi Mojocoggo;
Are you still looking for a set of black comfort seats for trade for your recaros?

Regards,
Tony
by panthercity
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tail light question
Replies: 18
Views: 2179

Re: Tail light question

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4566/39032405812_c704eb6851_n.jpg The picture above is numbered per my understanding from the responses so far. 1)turn signal; 2)brake; 3) Euro Fog Light; 4)running; 5)reverse kevmills67 - Your post indicates that my brake light should be in position 4 and running in ...