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by OnTheFritz
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Tire Size Combination
Replies: 31
Views: 6731

Re: Tire Size Combination

Thank you for the definitive answer! I'm sure it's been discussed before, but I haven't seen as clear/concise info in all my searching yet. I agree about sidewall height, I want as much as I can to get back some comfort and to make the wheels look smaller and less like huge "pimp" wheels on a classi...
by OnTheFritz
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Tire Size Combination
Replies: 31
Views: 6731

Re: Tire Size Combination

I've got a question for the braintrust here. At the end of the coming summer, I plan to finish restoring my RC090s and put some nice rubber on them. Currently I'm running 225/50/15 on the stock 15x7 ET20 style 5s (I know, the tires are slightly undersized, speedo is slightly off). I've been convince...
by OnTheFritz
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: frontend friday :)
Replies: 245
Views: 56006

Re: frontend friday :)

Awesome, glad to see another 6er (and 5er) in OK!
by OnTheFritz
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: frontend friday :)
Replies: 245
Views: 56006

Re: frontend friday :)

This was my first time out in the new city! Unfortunately, in the course of the long trip up here, my driver side low beam took a rock to the face and needs replacing :-({|=
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by OnTheFritz
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Been a bit busy with life and all lately, but things have been happening! I have photo albums of the work I've been doing lately, which recently includes a couple 800+ mile trips, replacing the starter, and progress on refinishing some RC090s. For anyone interested in seeing pictures, I have some ph...
by OnTheFritz
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starter motor options
Replies: 20
Views: 3556

Re: Starter motor options

Well, it went in, but not without a fight \:D/ I was taking a step into the dark doing this upgrade, as I haven't seen any documentation on people actually mating the SR444X to an M30. Here are my findings. The solenoid is clocked differently than the regular, being perpendicular to the mounting tab...
by OnTheFritz
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starter motor options
Replies: 20
Views: 3556

Re: Starter motor options

Bringing back an old thread, but I have a new SR444X starter for an M70 engine on its way to me now. I'll report back with my findings and results
by OnTheFritz
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: What do you think the best looking rims are for the shark?
Replies: 115
Views: 32458

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

Does someone know if BBS RS 17" barrels would fit on Style 5 BBS RC090 centers? I can get locally staggered set of BBS RS 17x8.5 and 17x10 but centers are wrong offset and bolt pattern, so was thinking to swap the centers with Style 5 RC090, but not sure if that would fit together? I don't have exa...
by OnTheFritz
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Got the RC090s completely dismantled and took the centers in to get painted! Getting a slightly deeper gold than what I have currently, and I have high hopes for the results. We'll see this weekend! I'll also be stripping the black paint on the lips and beginning to sand/polish those over the coming...
by OnTheFritz
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Cheap gasoline..
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Cheap gasoline..

When I filled up a week ago, it was $2.24/gallon for no-ethanol 91. Prices have been dropping like a rock for the past month. Mercifully, too, since I have another 900 mile trip coming up in just over a week :shock:
by OnTheFritz
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Changed out the battery and did an oil change this weekend! And I did something I should've done last time I had the valve cover off in June: clean, Loctite, and properly torque the oil spray bar banjo bolts (I did to about 65in-lb, around 7Nm). While it was on the lift, I checked all the bolts on t...
by OnTheFritz
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: frontend friday :)
Replies: 245
Views: 56006

Re: frontend friday :)

It snowed on Monday! First snow my car has seen; last year just saw slight freezing rain. Thankfully (sadly?) none of the snow stuck to the ground, so no water collecting and no rust. Fingers crossed it doesn't get worse [-o<
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by OnTheFritz
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I had a pretty good day at the salvage yard yesterday and today.. I'll start with the smallest pleasures. I found a couple interesting items in various BMWs around the lot. First, a velcro sticker explaining how to stow 3 golf clubs in your Ultimate Driving Machine's boot :P The other being a nifty ...
by OnTheFritz
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 302
Views: 88316

Re: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)

A bit late with this one, but I spotted an '85 Euro-spec 635 taking the same route as me in evening rush hour a bit over a month ago. Looked super clean inside and out, but wasn't the biggest fan of the choice of wheels. But who am I to judge when there are so few of us? We ended up stopped on the s...
by OnTheFritz
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I'm always late to post my updates, but this past weekend I did my engine and transmission fluid services! What tranny fluid did you use? I used some off-the-shelf STP Multi-Purpose DexII/III. It was something like $23 for a gallon, and so far it's been quite alright. I'd like to know how different...
by OnTheFritz
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Gave mine a much needed wash and wax on Sunday. Next time will probably be in over a month due to my hectic fall schedule, so I hope the wax doesn't get washed away too quickly :roll: Next time I beautify the car, I plan to go a bit crazy and spend a couple days doing it. In addition to the wash/wax...
by OnTheFritz
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Look what the Ozzies did
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Look what the Ozzies did

Might not be my (or many people's) cup of tea, but it's impossible to argue that the work was done poorly. It's all top-notch and looks like it could've come from the factory like that, aside from the velcro felt covering the shifter pattern #-o
by OnTheFritz
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Transmission Fluid Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Transmission Fluid Opinions

I recently did a fluid drain on my autobox as well, and I just used some bog standard STP Dex III ATF. From all the digging and reading of various forums, I found the general consensus to be that you don't gain much from crazy additives or even name brand vs generic brands due to the Dexron/Mercon c...
by OnTheFritz
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

I'm always late to post my updates, but this past weekend I did my engine and transmission fluid services! Engine went smooth, especially since I had it on a professional lift. Did my normal service (4qts Valvoline 20w-50 VR1, 1qt Lucas Heavy Duty oil stabilizer, STP S2965A filter). I normally chang...
by OnTheFritz
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

87Shark wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:24 am
Who did you order the tires from?
I ordered them through Tirerack and had them delivered to a local tire shop. Made things super simple. Not many street tires in that size anymore, so I'm happy to have a (so far) good experience with them. More miles will tell, but I'm a fan so far [-o<
by OnTheFritz
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Lots of stuff over the weekend! First up was replacing the Pitman arm bushings that were nothing more than metal dogbones at this point. Probably original to the car, there was no bushing material left. You could shake and twist them around however you wanted with the car on the ground :shock: How i...
by OnTheFritz
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Lowering advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 2372

Re: Lowering advice please

To adjust height, I decided to re-position the lever arm that clamps on to the anti-roll bar. By rotating it forward or backward, you effectively "trick" the control module into thinking the ride height is higher/lower than it needs to be, and will adjust the fluid pressure to achieve the desired he...
by OnTheFritz
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Lowering advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 2372

Re: Lowering advice please

Thanks Onthefritz. I may look into your option. So it dropped the front and then you adjusted the rear to match? Did you upgrade front strut inserts to make up for the slightly ‘softer’ e30 spring? That's basically how it happened. At the time, I was experimenting with the rear ride height trying t...
by OnTheFritz
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: frontend friday :)
Replies: 245
Views: 56006

Re: frontend friday :)

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And a rare booty shot:
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by OnTheFritz
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 801
Views: 136319

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

MrE wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:46 am
Stunning looking car.
Thanks! Of course I know every single blemish on every square mm, but even I'm in shock sometimes that the car is as clean as it is for its age. It cleans up well, for sure. At least the previous owners did something right :roll: