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by 86_6series
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door

I also would stay away from the filler door. I know you would plug the connection in first
before plugging in the battery maintainer. But man oh man that would make me very nervous.
The closed boot is a much better idea.

I use the hood slightly open method, my battery is in the front.

Just my $.02
by 86_6series
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door
Replies: 13
Views: 169

Re: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door

I also would stay away from the filler door. I know you would plug the connection in first
before plugging in the battery maintainer. But man oh man that would make me very nervous.
The closed boot is a much better idea.

Just my $.02
by 86_6series
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Trying to get hold of Front ABS sensor
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Trying to get hold of Front ABS sensor

Yes, the Pulse generator for the e23 will fit. About 14 inches longer then you need. I installed one last month and it works.
by 86_6series
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Head upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Head upgrade

Yeah-- very sad about Fernando.

I'm going to take in all the info, digest it for a little--then go with what my pocket can stand.

Thanks Bert
by 86_6series
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Head upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Head upgrade

thanks Bert

I'll check out that option. I mean about the total rebuild, not the Jody part.

Nah, just kiddin'. He's checking out options for his rear springs. When he's ready he'll be over for us to

switch them out.
by 86_6series
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Hella headlights
Replies: 11
Views: 1145

Re: Hella headlights

Before you check the ground on your harness, I would bypass the connection and use good wires and feed hot and ground to bulb to see if it's brighter. If the bulb did get brighter I would use one wire at a time as jumpers. One connected to hot harness to bulb with ground jumper from bulb to good gro...
by 86_6series
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Head upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Head upgrade

1986 CSi stock M30 engine 150,000 miles, Miller MAF and chip. Engine never opened in 32 years. Blew the head gasket @ Watkins Glen. Ran really great until turn 11. While I have it repaired, I was thinking of a mild upgrade. Depending on basic worn out head parts that need replacing, what would be th...
by 86_6series
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 682
Views: 98171

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Replaced the Vogtland springs and added IE camber plates.
Wheel balance and alignment.
Gettin' ready for track days @ The Glen.
by 86_6series
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mystery spot in the toolkit box
Replies: 27
Views: 1202

Re: Mystery spot in the toolkit box

This fabled emergency window crank tool is like the dog that's crapping on my drive , known of but never seen...... :evil: Can someone post a photo of the damned thing so I know what to go searching for . Don It's the plastic piece in the second photo to the left of the wrenches and above the singl...
by 86_6series
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Larger Sway bar advice
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Larger Sway bar advice

I have these and they came with reinforcements.

http://www.iemotorsport.com/bmw/item/e28swaybars.html
by 86_6series
Thu May 24, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Steering gear question
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Steering gear question

I found Benchworks in AZ.

Can't load their site so talked to them, they really know their stuff.

Here's some info on them https://www.yelp.com/biz/benchworks-...ems-scottsdale

Complete normal rebuild $530.
by 86_6series
Wed May 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Steering gear question
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Steering gear question

1986 CSi. 148,000 miles. Throughout the 30 years front end always maintained. Mwrench installed years ago. General spirited driving and about 10 track days in the last 5 years. Steering had excessive play. Engine off, moving wheel left and right briskly would make the clicking sound. Adjusted the la...
by 86_6series
Tue May 08, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Carbon Cleaning an e24
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Carbon Cleaning an e24

If you think it's needed, I would recommend using Seafoam, very cost effective and it works.

https://seafoamsales.com/auto/

I connect to the vacuum nipple on the m30 manifold.

#18 http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=11_0915
by 86_6series
Tue May 08, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Anyone interested in a group buy aluminum radiator?
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Anyone interested in a group buy aluminum radiator?

Just an FYI if you buy a Wizard radiator. There's a $15 charge for drop shipping.
I've drop shipped from many other suppliers and have never been charged a fee.
by 86_6series
Tue May 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Anyone have an all aluminum radiator?
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Anyone have an all aluminum radiator?

I just did a 5 speed swap, no worries for a trans cool for me.
by 86_6series
Tue May 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Anyone have an all aluminum radiator?
Replies: 10
Views: 710

Re: Anyone have an all aluminum radiator?

Funny that this post popped up.

I also needed a radiator and ordered a Wizard just yesterday. All positive posts about this US, New York State made radiator.. Expensive but

in my opinion the best.

https://wizardcooling.com/german/bmw/
by 86_6series
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1988 635 Part out
Replies: 37
Views: 41621

Re: 1988 635 Part out

Damn I spelled dam wrong.
by 86_6series
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1988 635 Part out
Replies: 37
Views: 41621

Re: 1988 635 Part out

I'm interested in the front air damn and brackets.

How much shipped to 10994 ny
by 86_6series
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine Died when put in Drive (Solved)
Replies: 26
Views: 1394

Re: Engine Died when put in Drive

Best get the ETM for your car http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/ and use this to help troubleshoot your no start. http://www.hiperformancestore.com/motronic.htm Don't do guess work. You must methodically go thru the systems, checking for possible problems. We're here to help in any way. Because the ...
by 86_6series
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Brightwells Auctions
Replies: 11
Views: 17010

Re: Brightwells Auctions

Randell,

"but was put off from buying as they were nearly always 'modified' in a way that suggested that they didn't have a careful owner".

Your quote. Could you elaborate What kind of mods turned you off--just curious.
by 86_6series
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: e28 lowering springs on e24
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: e28 lowering springs on e24

I have Vogtland so they get my vote hands down.
by 86_6series
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Idiot Light Bulb Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Idiot Light Bulb Replacement

If the 5 watt lights up with ign on and goes out when engine is running,
test to make sure the alt circuit is charging. If this happens you should be good to go.
If not, go back to 3 watt and recheck system.
by 86_6series
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Idiot Light Bulb Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Idiot Light Bulb Replacement

If you changed the charging bulb be aware that it's also an exciter bulb to activate the alternator.
Just make sure your charging circuit is working with bulb changing.
by 86_6series
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: New member to the forum.
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: New member to the forum.

Clear coat hands down!