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by 86_6series
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 744
Views: 129704

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song,

You won't regret your decision to install the OEM valve.
I had the same issues with the rebuild kits.
Installed the OEM 12 years ago and never looked back.
by 86_6series
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Top Radiator Hose is HARD and HEATER is Blowing Cold Air
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Top Radiator Hose is HARD and HEATER is Blowing Cold Air

I've owned my 6 for almost 32 years. I tried repair kits twice with little longevity. Since I knew I would never sell it, and sometimes I would drive it in the dead of winter, I went with the OEM part way back when and never looked back. Just saying that be prepared if the repair kit doesn't last th...
by 86_6series
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Top Radiator Hose is HARD and HEATER is Blowing Cold Air
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Top Radiator Hose is HARD and HEATER is Blowing Cold Air

Make sure your heater valve is working, opening to let hot water into heater core. #1 https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=5384-USA-02-1986-E24-BMW-635CSi&diagId=64_0091 When the engine warms up and the thermostat opens to let hot water to the radiator the hose will feel hard because it's u...
by 86_6series
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles

Made my donation today, good luck guys and gals, here's hoping you kick ass.
by 86_6series
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTD H1 low beam lamps
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: WTD H1 low beam lamps

I bought Hella H1 low beams from Rally Lights about 2 years ago. I don't see them listed on his site but maybe you can get in touch and ask. It did take over 6 months for them to come from Europe https://www.rallylights.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?cat=2468&headlamp_model=1410&q=Hella good luck w...
by 86_6series
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles

Oh how I wish we outside of Ca. could help.

Good luck!!!
by 86_6series
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro

Marc, Your explanation for converting to electric was an interesting read. Your point about the maintenance is very true, and the almost trouble free with this conversion does eliminate the drive train headaches. Are you going to tie in the brakes to add charging to the batteries, or because of your...
by 86_6series
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuse 23 Blows Instantly
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Fuse 23 Blows Instantly

Had the exact same problem. Wound up being the radio wired incorrectly.
by 86_6series
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Alternative front seats.
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Alternative front seats.

All right, I'll bite what does binned mean, On Hold or Scrapped?
by 86_6series
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro
Replies: 28
Views: 787

Re: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro

Why would you take the essence of the 6 series character and change to an unexciting, boring, down right head scratching conversion. It's taking the life out of a great car. If your going to go from wonderful enjoyment to boring why not convert a classic Pinto. Then the looks of the car would compli...
by 86_6series
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: brake warning at 3000 rpm
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: brake warning at 3000 rpm

Brucey, Years ago I had the high speed problem and replacing the hubs solved the problem, they were just too rusty. Then a few years ago when I got to about 15 mph, no wheel spin just normal take off the light went on. Wound up being the front right sensor. Bought the one listed for an E32 a little ...
by 86_6series
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: NEW full Aluminum Wizard Cooling Radiator

It is well made. Yes, the fan can be removed with the rad in place.
I remove the bushings that bolt to the front panel and re-bolt without the bushings
to squeeze more room between fan and rad.

Fan shroud needs no fabrication, bolts on as stock.
by 86_6series
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: brake warning at 3000 rpm
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: brake warning at 3000 rpm

High speed alert caused by confusion to sensor usually from rusted impulse on the hubs. Slow speed alert would be defective impulse sensor. You could try cleaning and removing as must rust as possible. Or of course replacing with new hubs. Front #1 hub https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=5...
by 86_6series
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pinging?
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Pinging?

You can get one of these to see if you have excess carbon. https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Industrial-Scientific-Borescopes/zgbs/industrial/401578011 Pinging worse with 87 means your explode is well before TDC very advanced. When there is carbon buildup, the carbon gets extremely hot and can ign...
by 86_6series
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pinging?
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Pinging?

Unless you changed the chip to alter the timing, you should be using 87 octane fuel
for the m30. it's a low compression engine(m30b34) 8:1 (m30b35) 9:1

If it pings using 87 probably excessive carbon in combustion chamber
or the timing is off from the ecu.
by 86_6series
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: electrical issue - could my fusebox be toast?
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: electrical issue - could my fusebox be toast?

I doubt it will be anything you find in the fuse box. It could be any number of issues. You have to methodically go thru each system to see which one is giving you the problem. I would start with a vacuum smoke test first to see if you have any leaks. You can use one of these with smoking chips, a h...
by 86_6series
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Radiator shop drawing
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: M6 Radiator shop drawing

The Wizard for my 86 US 635 had the 2 bungs for the sensors.
Bungs will have to be welded for auto trans cooling lines.
by 86_6series
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 55
Views: 10057

Re: My 6'er

Ken,

It should be able to come down on the jack.
You may have to wiggle it a little.
by 86_6series
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: E24 rear tow strap
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: E24 rear tow strap

Don't take a chance pulling a car with a strap--have it flat bedded if your going any distance.

If it's moving from one spot to another gentle pulling should be ok.
by 86_6series
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS US air dam_SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: FS US air dam

Thanks Burt, I was asleep @ the wheel. Yes, I still have it and it does include shipping. However, this Sat morning I'll be @ The Paddock Classic Car Restorations 285 Columbus Blvd, New Britain, CT 06051 from about 9AM till noonish. I don't know where in CT you are but I could deliver & meet you. I'...
by 86_6series
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: New issue (at least to me)
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: New issue (at least to me)

First check for vacuum leaks, maybe you'll need to do a smoke test to find. If not solved, follow the tutorial below. http://www.hiperformancestore.com/Motronic.htm As far as the washer fluid, make sure the float is moving up & down. If stuck in down position or somehow the two wires are touching, t...
by 86_6series
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Valve adjustment specs
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Valve adjustment specs

thanks Brucey--appreciate the info.
by 86_6series
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Valve adjustment specs
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Valve adjustment specs

The valve gaps for the US M30 B34 is 12 intake and 14 exhaust. I've read that with a hot cam the gap can be like 20 & 22. The cam is 294 Hartge. Could it be a valves clearance issue. In my case I have the Hartge B35 head, B34 block with custom pistons so valve clearance is not an issue. Can anyone e...
by 86_6series
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Uh, Brucey, 74 more posts, and...
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Uh, Brucey, 74 more posts, and...

Well done Brucey, thanks for sharing your knowledge.