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by randall977
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing exterior window trim?
Replies: 20
Views: 10660

Re: Removing exterior window trim?

Yes, the screws are behind the strip

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by randall977
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning

I borrowed some spares just in case...
by randall977
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning

To wrap this one up - my a/c now works - I'm kind of surprised as I thought it might never work - but it does and quite well. Here's a summary of what I did; 1. My system was missing the dryer, pressure switch and a long section of pre formed pipe. 2. I bought a new dryer, pressure switch and replac...
by randall977
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: another 85 M635Csi project
Replies: 17
Views: 3468

Re: another 85 M635Csi project

The seats looks amazing - like new - very nice.

Keep the photos coming!
by randall977
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Heater valve wanted uk
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Heater valve wanted uk

I've used the cheapo ones off eBay twice and they've been fine. Pretty easy to change over and at a fraction of the price I think they're worth the risk. The genuine parts are obviously not that great anyway.
by randall977
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: !986 M635csi RHD - #328
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: !986 M635csi RHD - #328

Buffalo Recaro electric seats?
by randall977
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: OBC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: OBC Questions

Thanks to James for lending me his OBC. When I plugged it in it worked fine. It seems like quite a common fault that the display goes blank - I think it's the electronics in this instance. Got a used replacement on it's way, you can actually still buy them new for around £500.
by randall977
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Expansion tank level going up...
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Expansion tank level going up...

...there's a bit more...

Most of the gauges started plying up so I ordered a batteryless ProGrama SI board - now the temp needle smoothly rises and stays dead on in the middle.

The fuel situation is not so good though!

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by randall977
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Batteryless SI board
Replies: 0
Views: 238

Batteryless SI board

After a batteryless SI board, with LED SI function. They are on eBay but with an extortionate $50 shipping plus import duty to the UK. Anyone have a spare they want to sell me?
by randall977
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Expansion tank level going up...
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Expansion tank level going up...

To conclude this thread - it was the viscous fan coupling of course. It now holds temperature fine. It's good to know that my head gasket is fine though!
by randall977
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: OBC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: OBC Questions

Did some more investigation into the lack of OBC display today. Wiring looks okay, can't find a fault - the backlight functions but no LCD characters at all. I can get a new display as TBM's link, but do displays loose their LCD totally and suddenly like this? Is the OBC display the same on an E30? ...
by randall977
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: OBC Display 09/84 onwards - UK
Replies: 0
Views: 205

OBC Display 09/84 onwards - UK

I'm after a post 09/84 OBC display unit in working order.
by randall977
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Expansion tank level going up...
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Expansion tank level going up...

99 degrees I think, it did come on!
by randall977
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Expansion tank level going up...
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Expansion tank level going up...

Turns out the viscous fan isn't engaging...new coupling on order

Does the electric fan only come on with the a/c?
by randall977
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Expansion tank level going up...
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Expansion tank level going up...

Unfortunately the pulley is NLA, I'll have to keep an eye on eBay... I carried out the hydrocarbon test today - the engine needs to be run for at least 2 minute, if hydrocarbons are present the blue liquid turns yellow. The photo below is after 7 minutes - good news! HCT.jpg Afterwards I blew the li...
by randall977
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Expansion tank level going up...
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: Expansion tank level going up...

Thanks TBM! I have dabbled with Evans, the flushing side of things puts me off, but in principle I like the idea of it very much. I've ordered a hydrocarbon tester so within the next few days I will be able to confirm if it's a HG issue. If so it's annoying, but not the worst job in the world. I wil...
by randall977
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Expansion tank level going up...
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Expansion tank level going up...

My car isn't back on the road yet so I've not given it a good test, but I have driven it up and down the drive and run it many times. The engine runs very nicely with no issues apart from one... After about half an hour of idling the expansion tank fills up right to the top - this is when I normally...
by randall977
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: OBC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: OBC Questions

Thanks, it might come to that but I don't to go down that route if that's not the problem. It did work...
by randall977
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: OBC Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 702

OBC Questions

I have a UK 85 M635... I removed some aftermarket audio wiring from under the dash and found that the red/green wires which supply power to the radio, interior lights etc had all been messed with - I repaired and re-joined them all and everything worked...apart from the OBC display - illuminated but...
by randall977
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 M635 UK
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: 1986 M635 UK

I'm surprised it didn't go - much better than that one on eBay with the staved in rear and 200k.
by randall977
Wed May 29, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 M635 UK
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: 1986 M635 UK

I hope it does sell for a high price!
by randall977
Mon May 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning

Thanks TBM, really useful advice and interesting links - especially the electric a/c - I guess that will be the future of air con. I've used a company before called Fen Air https://www.fenair.co.uk for an early 60's Quattreporte - the fan on that car was like something off an ice cream fridge...and ...
by randall977
Sun May 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Ressurecting the Air Conditioning

I've made quite a bit of progress over the last week. I took out all the old a/c equipment, flushed the pipes and condenser for reuse, flushed and cleaned and dried all the parts. I inspected the compressor, replaced the faulty fan control switch, re-wrapped the insulated pipes, reinstalled everythi...
by randall977
Sun May 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 M635 UK
Replies: 9
Views: 937

1986 M635 UK

by randall977
Sun May 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1986 635 csi in London
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: 1986 635 csi in London

Sounds like a good plan! The rear sills are a common rust point, a bit of work to sort out but it's a good feeling when done. They do have quite a lot of electrics for an 80's car...but at least the engines isn't covered in plastic.