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by matthewdesigns
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Heater temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Heater temperature

Might as well try bleeding since it is far less involved than swapping the thermostat. If you've personally never bled the system, there's a screw on top of the thermostat housing that make this a relatively painless process. However it's likely the t-stat. I recently resolved the same issue by repl...
by matthewdesigns
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Blower Replacement with Bosch
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: Blower Replacement with Bosch

rod635, that's the blower motor that I used in my car ('84 633) and it works great. Use the boiling water trick to get the fans off, and don't forget to mark their alignment prior to removal so everything stays balanced on re-assembly. Link to my post on this motor: http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewto...
by matthewdesigns
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Call for donations
Replies: 24
Views: 2002

Re: Call for donations

Done! Not sure how I've missed this post over the last 2 months...better late than never.

Thanks for your efforts to keep the site alive! I couldn't keep my '84 rolling along without the help here.

Matthew
by matthewdesigns
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: New Member - Just bought a M6 across the country
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: New Member - Just bought a M6 across the country

As part of my job I occasionally schedule cars in/out of my workplace, and generally speaking if you request enclosed transport the attention to detail by the driver is much higher, so you will not have as many issues as you will with an open carrier. If the sketchy stories you've heard are related ...
by matthewdesigns
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Hvac control unit $155 shipped
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Hvac control unit $155 shipped

If this sale is not finalized please consider me next in line for purchase as I am in need of this as well.
by matthewdesigns
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8116

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Swapped the thermostat this weekend as the weather was pretty mild. Had a bit of confusion regarding which part it actually required (early or late style), but Brucey came to the rescue after I resurrected a thread discussing the specific t-stat housing I have. It is marked 3.1, rather than 4.1 or 4...
by matthewdesigns
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Thermostat housing stamped 3.1? Which stat do I need?
Replies: 14
Views: 2353

Re: Thermostat housing stamped 3.1? Which stat do I need?

Alrighty, so I installed the Stant 13558 I had previously purchased, which looked relatively similar to the OEM early t-stat PN 11531254065 that Brucey listed above (but not exactly the same). Which is neither the one that RealOEM says is right, nor the one which comes up as correct on the ECS and N...
by matthewdesigns
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Thermostat housing stamped 3.1? Which stat do I need?
Replies: 14
Views: 2353

Re: Thermostat housing stamped 3.1? Which stat do I need?

bpoliakoff, thanks for the notes on the weep hole. I have in the past drilled a hole in thermostats for other vehicles, but this is my first venture into the E24 cooling system and I didn't want to screw anything up! Brucey, that depth measurement is exactly the nugget of info with which I was hopin...
by matthewdesigns
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Thermostat housing stamped 3.1? Which stat do I need?
Replies: 14
Views: 2353

Re: Thermostat housing stamped 3.1? Which stat do I need?

Bringing this one up from the dead as I'm on the same quest. I also have this elusive housing stamped 3.1. Google searching for that number on a BMW t-stat housing turn up.....this thread and nothing else BMW-specific. Production date on my VIN tag is 11/83. Four years later, anyone have any new tho...
by matthewdesigns
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need Help with Getrag 265 Measurements
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Need Help with Getrag 265 Measurements

Hope this helps! Looks like the pilot bearing stub is about 23mm long, depending on where you start and end. Not including the bullnosed end of the stub. The splined portion of the input shaft is about 46mm, starting at the TOB sleeve and ending at the slight chamfer on the end of the splines. The p...
by matthewdesigns
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Production Line Picture
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: Production Line Picture

Google Image search says "No other sizes of this image found." :cry: Do you know of this site? https://rasterbator.net/. You can blow up any image to poster size using that site's rasterizing function. It is a cheap way to print a huge version of an image as it utilizes standard printer paper and sp...
by matthewdesigns
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Need Help with Getrag 265 Measurements
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Need Help with Getrag 265 Measurements

Does a 260/5 bolt up using the same clutch/TOB/pilot bearing? If so I have one of those lying about and I can grab measurements from it.
by matthewdesigns
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Brake Bomb - My Brakes Are Back
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Re: Brake Bomb - My Brakes Are Back

Congrats! This is one of the jobs I hope to never have to do...glad to hear it wasn't too big a PITA just in case the time comes.
by matthewdesigns
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8116

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

MrE thank you for the kudos! GRNSHRK I'm happy to share the process. I'll admit up front that I skipped a couple of steps that would have made this a more complete restoration of the kidneys, but nothing that can't be revisited in the future. After reshaping the metal I used a handheld flat lap with...
by matthewdesigns
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8116

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Thank you! Feels good to make progress on the car, even if only in fits and starts.
by matthewdesigns
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8116

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Forgot something! Also repaired the kidneys one day this summer. Both were dented right in the center, figured they can't be terribly thick so I pulled them out and took a chance on straightening them. Turned out great. Before: 20180516_194322.jpg One down: 20180904_171642.jpg Both polished and back...
by matthewdesigns
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8116

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Hi folks, thought I'd update with another few pics. I still have not touched the transmission swap as I continued to chase down little fuel issues over the summer, as well as building a garage, which took up most of my time/mad money. I had been contemplating reupholstering the front seats (E30 spor...
by matthewdesigns
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Relay madness
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: Relay madness

Thanks Toph, I appreciate the continuing bits of info. No rush over here, and greatly appreciated. So far the battery has not drained out again, and nothing has melted, so I"m starting to relax a bit haha. I did manage to get my hands on an e28 Bentley manual this weekend so I'm hoping there will be...
by matthewdesigns
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8116

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Random update: Winter has slowed me down a bit on the project but my enthusiasm has recently been buoyed by the resolution (hopefully) of a battery drain problem. Have another thread on it (Relay Madness) and it may be cured at this point. My trans has been blocked out of 5th gear since I bought the...
by matthewdesigns
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Relay madness
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: Relay madness

Thanks Toph! Nice to see another Coloradan here. Tom, per your earlier post, the large rectangular relay is for the purge, but it is a 4 pin. Either way, removing the black relay and replacing it with the other type *seems* to have cured the battery drain. I let the car sit for 4 days and it fired r...
by matthewdesigns
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Relay madness
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Re: Relay madness

Tom: Thanks for the info on the large rectangular relay, that checks one off the list for me. I'm still curious as to why I don't see a mention of another 5 pin relay in that area; descriptions seem to point to only (1) five pin and (2) four pin relays. Will keep poking around online and see what tu...
by matthewdesigns
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Relay madness
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

Relay madness

Hi All, In the midst of trying to track down a battery drain problem I have run across a relay that stays energized when the ignition is off/key out. [Big drain, kills the battery in 2-4 days depending on the temperatures.] The relay would click off when I pulled the positive battery lead and that's...
by matthewdesigns
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rebuilding your own drive shaft - anyone try?
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Rebuilding your own drive shaft - anyone try?

If this ^^^ doesn't work out, contact a local driveline service shop for a quote. We have driveshafts strengthened and rebalanced for our customers at a local shop for about $250, and this includes replacement of an entire u-joint on one end.
by matthewdesigns
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8116

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Thanks Tom, good to know. I drove it to work today and thankfully the leak seems to have been taken care of by installing the bolt.
by matthewdesigns
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8116

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Found another fuel leak. Both my favorite and least favorite issue to discover on a project vehicle! On Monday I filled the tank to the brim for the first time since purchasing the car, drove home, parked it, came out half an hour later to find a puddle of gas in the street. A big puddle, as long as...