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by Caff
Sun May 17, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz Bits
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: Fritz Bits

Link to a post I just made on facebook
in car sound

https://m.facebook.com/groups/275705119 ... 9664219145
by Caff
Sun May 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: '84 628csi Throttle cuts out
Replies: 1
Views: 47

'84 628csi Throttle cuts out

As the title says, occasionally when I give it some revs the throttle just stops, no response at all and then it comes back a little after. Now im thinking it may be the AFM as it appears to be a reconditioned unit and aged at that. Or possible the TPS. any suggestions or things i can check before i...
by Caff
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Back on the road! (nearly)
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Back on the road! (nearly)

Well I have managed to get 130 miles on it since I last posted, no real issues yet. The side windows on the doors are being a pain to set up, the diff has a slight weep. I think I may need new drive shafts also. I also found a couple of loose bolts but all in all nothing major really. Anyone got any...
by Caff
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Back on the road! (nearly)
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Back on the road! (nearly)

Thanks guys! shes a 1984 628CSi manual! The wheels and tyres are MK Motorsport in 17x8.5 et13 (235 40 17) and 17x10 et20 255 40 17. Car has had all the rust cut out and a replaced with metal and a full respray Lowered on BCRacing Coilovers, full fritzbits exhaust system, Nardi steering wheel mtech r...
by Caff
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Back on the road! (nearly)
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Back on the road! (nearly)

Well my plans for conquering europe in May are ruined because covid-19 beat me to it! ](*,) But at least my car is ready for an MOT!!! She aint perfect, a little rough around the edges so there are plenty of little jobs and the odd bit to sort out i know. haha. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49...
by Caff
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Real McCoy Up for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Real McCoy Up for Sale

plip1953 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:44 am
I guess it can't be, but the double cable attachment to the throttle body looks like what you'd have on a car with cruise control!
pitlane speed limiter perhaps? idk.
by Caff
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: TRX Tires Not So Bad
Replies: 28
Views: 9917

Re: TRX Tires Not So Bad

oh i don't deny that to some that it is an important thing, i suppose applying too much logic to owning a retro classic is a fallacy anyway as there is abolutley no logic to owning an e24 its a terrible financial and totally illogical decision haha [-o< :-$
by Caff
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: TRX Tires Not So Bad
Replies: 28
Views: 9917

Re: TRX Tires Not So Bad

After a quick google 1 Trx tyre is between 220 and 350 per tyre for that price you can buy 2 Michelin pilot sport 4 s from black circles (in the nearest equivalent size) or conti sport contact 4s No. I'm sorry the TRX cannot compete pound for pound with modern tyres - even if the belting and compoun...
by Caff
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1982 633CSI - Engine Locked up from sitting
Replies: 20
Views: 2404

Re: 1982 633CSI - Engine Locked up from sitting

IF you had managed to free that off you would have scored the hell out of the bore. :shock:
by Caff
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: A Shark conquers Sonoma...
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Re: A Shark conquers Sonoma...

Badass.

LeMons racing is a fine art indeed! I alwyas like the idea of a big six powered LeMons racer as they are pretty durable motors!
by Caff
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Hello from Munich
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: Hello from Munich

Think I'm going to be driving back von Osterreich in mein 628csi am 11 mai, ich gehe BMW Museum, warscheinlich.

Mein deutsch ist nicht so gut, aber zwei jahren ich hab spricht nicht.




sorry if i made a mess of that, as i tried to say its been a couple of years!

Very nice looking car!
by Caff
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 836
Views: 174116

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Today: Fitted new ignition box, exhaust rear section, water pump, fan clutch, fan, radiator (and mounts). Started to fit the center console. Test fired the car and ran it for the first time in 2 1/2 years. Tomorrow I will fit a new thermostat and run it up to temperature then start fitting the rest...
by Caff
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Introducing Merlot
Replies: 29
Views: 6340

Re: Introducing Merlot

that is one absolutely stunning car! :-" Thank you Caff. The color combo is really what "set the hook" in me. I believe she is a great starting point for the Merlot I have in mind. I've been hoarding a set of staggered 17" Alpinas for several years, so it's now time to get them refinished :D The ab...
by Caff
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Introducing Merlot
Replies: 29
Views: 6340

Re: Introducing Merlot

that is one absolutely stunning car! :-"
by Caff
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1982 633CSI - Engine Locked up from sitting
Replies: 20
Views: 2404

Re: 1982 633CSI - Engine Locked up from sitting

Never encountered this problem before but my first move would be to pull the valve cover and see how the top end looks. The valve train and chain could surely benefit from lubrication although that may not be enough to get the engine freed up. Next up would be dropping the oil pan. Agreed. In all h...
by Caff
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 836
Views: 174116

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Today: Fitted new ignition box, exhaust rear section, water pump, fan clutch, fan, radiator (and mounts). Started to fit the center console. Test fired the car and ran it for the first time in 2 1/2 years. Tomorrow I will fit a new thermostat and run it up to temperature then start fitting the rest ...
by Caff
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 628csi Igntion system queries
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: 628csi Igntion system queries

Fitted a replacement ignition box and it fired immediately. Happy days! So it was part No
BOSCH 0-227-920 001
That had failed, pretty sure having the battery backwards must have killed the microchip inside. Luckily my ecu appears to be fine as it starts and revs like a champ.
by Caff
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 628csi
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: My 628csi

Looks great, nice and original as it should be :lol: Good to see a 628 alive and well and photographed in such a nice setting. My own 635 has been photographed around North Yorkshire many times. Good luck with it, but please remember to thoroughly inspect the bodywork once a year. I'm currently doi...
by Caff
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 628csi
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

My 628csi

Before I took it off the road for rust repairs I did ~8000 Miles in one year with it. It was a smashing machine and never missed a beat except for a flat tyre and a leaking exhaust. https://live.staticflickr.com/1535/24246939504_5284c24e02_k.jpg IMG_7148IMG_7148 finished by Tom Caffry , on Flickr
by Caff
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 836
Views: 174116

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Received another batch of parts

Took photos of a bunch of engine electrics, relays, ecu and ignition boxes.

Stripped the distributor down and gave it a good coat of looking at.


Contemplated taking a match to it.... :lol:
by Caff
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 628csi Igntion system queries
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: 628csi Igntion system queries

the fuel injection ECU has precious little to do with the ignition system, so that would be the last thing I'd look at. That you have wet plugs and fuel smell may just mean that the cold start system is working (BTW when cranking it doesn't carry on spraying fuel indefinitely, that is what the ther...
by Caff
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 628csi Igntion system queries
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: 628csi Igntion system queries

Thanks Brucey! Yeah I have no spark at all. It stinks if fuel but doesnt flood when cranking for a long time. Llugs are wet when removed after cranking also. Pretty confident that everything from coil onwards to plug is fine. Could the sensor in the dizzy need a clean? Fuel pump is also priming Afte...
by Caff
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 628csi Igntion system queries
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: 628csi Igntion system queries

Pod wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:29 am
I would have thought the battery should be fine to start the car. I’ll be dismantling a 628 CSiA shortly, so if you need any parts, give me a shout.
Are you from the uk?
by Caff
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 628csi Igntion system queries
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: 628csi Igntion system queries

](*,) And of course it's not the coil. So I have looked for the two sensors on the bell housing that I've seen people talk about on other threads but they straight up are not there. The two spots they're supposed to fit in are smooth and dont appear to exist. I'm getting 11.6v at the hot side of the...
by Caff
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 628csi Igntion system queries
Replies: 11
Views: 1692

Re: 628csi Igntion system queries

forgot to mention that when i bought it i fitted leads, cap and rotor arm, it was at the time my only car so i changed a bunch of stuff so i knew i could trust it haha!