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by NigelC
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 71
Views: 9546

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

That's really good news Ken, such a relief for you both I'm sure.
All best wishes for your on-going recovery. Nigel
by NigelC
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars

I was just watching the latest Salvage Hunters Classic Cars (shown 16/02/19) for a bit of light entertainment when, in one shot of Drew returning to Paul's workshop, as he drove into the yard in his Discovery with the camera panning with the car there was a brief flash of Henna red ?! I replayed the...
by NigelC
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars

It was good to see another 635 back on the road with stunning travelling shots, a beautiful car. I think Pod made some very interesting observations about the car I also was very surprised to see the car being driven on the road without trade plates ,at speed with poor brakes etc. after being stored...
by NigelC
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 71
Views: 9546

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

All best wishes to you Ken, so glad you and your wife acted quickly and got into the ITU - the very best place to get you stabilized again so that you can continue your recovery at home. It does seem to be the way with cancer treatments that the 'status quo' can change very quickly, I went in for my...
by NigelC
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Consensus on Rust Proofing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Re: Consensus on Rust Proofing?

I always treat rustproofing in the following way: after removing as much rust as possible using a coarse wire cup-brush in the angle grinder, followed by the hard sponge-like disc which actually removes the hard brown glazed rust, I treat the bare metal with Jenolite rust remover agitated with a bru...
by NigelC
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 4665

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

just returned from holiday to read about Ron, - a very scary time for him and his family.

I am very relieved to hear that you are a little better Ron, and wish you a speedy and
complete recovery. with all best wishes to you both, Nigel.
by NigelC
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Brake bleeding advice
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Brake bleeding advice

Sometimes when bleeding brake calipers -even with a pressure bleeder kit, you can see a stream of small air bubbles coming out which does not seem to stop after a lot of fluid has been used. It can be due to air being drawn up the brake nipple thread loosened for bleeding. Some brake nipples are qui...
by NigelC
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin
Replies: 131
Views: 27109

Re: Ex LOCUTUS the fun and pain begin

Hi Baders, I hope your operation was a success today and you will soon be pain free. Best wishes, Nigel
by NigelC
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 67
Views: 7079

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

Hi Ian, I followed your link to the video -this fits the symptoms exactly, so trying a secondhand pump is the next step. ( I just checked E-Bay again this morning as there has been one listed for a while for £45 but it has gone ugh!) I also came across a short bimmerforums thread where someone found...
by NigelC
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hanging on in there......
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Hanging on in there......

I started a new thread as I would like to reply to your members kind wishes to me without hi-jacking Ken Kanne's line. As you probably gathered from my messages of support to Ken I am also suffering from cancer. Classed as a rapid growing inoperable terminal cancer that cannot be stopped with establ...
by NigelC
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gonna be gone for a while
Replies: 71
Views: 9546

Re: Gonna be gone for a while

So pleased to hear your news, Ken, after your successful surgery and follow-up saying that they have got it all it sounds like you have turned the corner at last - Great! and no need for any more chemo, -that's got to be good! Wishing you a speedy recovery, regards, Nigel. ps thank you Baders for yo...
by NigelC
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix
Replies: 26
Views: 3697

Re: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix

Bobbo, from the clarity and depth of field in your photos I naturally assumed that you were using a proper camera! ( calls of shame from smartphone users!) I too use a camera to take pictures and a phone ( Nokia 3310 'brick' ) to make calls, I find it works best for me - even if it means that it mak...
by NigelC
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix
Replies: 26
Views: 3697

Re: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix

What an incredible collection of Sharks, so many in one place! It looks like a great event.
You have taken some lovely pics as usual, many thanks, Nigel
by NigelC
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 67
Views: 7079

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

ABS switchbox -continued. My method to clear trapped air in abs module : Connect up pressure bleeder at 10psi to move fluid through the pipes and keep reservoir topped up. Have bleeder jar connected to caliper nipple -still closed. Switch on abs pump, toggle solenoid valve switch on and off repeated...
by NigelC
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 67
Views: 7079

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

Here are the details of my ABS module switchbox ( article in 2 parts due to cut and paste issues!) It gives control of all the solenoid valves and pump to help dislodge any trapped air in the module. First, disconnect battery positive terminal, remove plastic cover on the abs module to expose the lo...
by NigelC
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 67
Views: 7079

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

Hi Ian, I am away until 2nd Oct, will send details when back home, regards, Nigel.
by NigelC
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: how many 635's have you encounter? (Encountered)
Replies: 305
Views: 95573

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

I have not seen a 635 on the road in my part of the country for ages - only at the NEC Classic Car shows, so you can imagine my surprise when I arrived at my workshop a few weeks ago to find this lovely 88/89 M635 parked outside the unit next to me! (Apparently it was booked in for a tune up ) It is...
by NigelC
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 748
Views: 130206

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Hi, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your articles on the progress of your car restoration. Its a great record of your work, well written with so many fantastic photos clearly showing the steps involved. To do so much without workshop facilities is truly inspirational! Maybe I can help you wi...
by NigelC
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: new guy saying hello....
Replies: 13
Views: 2011

Re: new guy saying hello....

Hi, thanks for the welcome (from one newbie to another!)
What a beautiful car you've got, its so clean and sharp, and such low mileage. That is some find - and not
too much work needed. Well done! cheers,Nigel
by NigelC
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another New Member -car pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Another New Member -car pics

Hi everyone, I thought I would try to send some photos of my restored car. The registration number is quite trick, it is the original one supplied by the selling dealer. The car was resprayed in original Royal Blue Metallic, sitting on TRX wheels. The pic. of the front hub shows the level of work ca...
by NigelC
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 67
Views: 7079

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

re: my disappearing article sent to forum.
Thank you Brucey for some very useful tips, I like the idea of preparing it first in word then cutting and pasting.

I will try again in the next few days when I have some more time as I think some members may find it interesting.

cheers, Nigel.
by NigelC
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 67
Views: 7079

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

Hi Ian, I know what you mean by e-bay purchases! but it is a genuine ATE master cylinder which is the same as the one fitted from new by the factory, carries the same part number and came from a brake specialist company in Germany. I don't think it is fake but I do think it is faulty! cheers Nigel. ...
by NigelC
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 67
Views: 7079

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

my reply cut off!! I was just saying that last week I had to move a big Merc. SUV 2008 and to my surprise the brake pedal slowly sank to the floor ! Also when I moved a Classic Jaguar XK8 it was much worse!! I advised the owners who said that they were not aware of any issues when driving their cars...
by NigelC
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 67
Views: 7079

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

Hi Ian, It seems that both our cars are suffering from the same problem although yours seems more severe than mine. I will get the 'abs pump switch' pin details when I am back in my workshop on Monday and will post. After I purged the abs unit my pedal is right at top of stroke and does not press do...
by NigelC
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running
Replies: 67
Views: 7079

Re: Losing Brake Pedal When Engine Running

H Phil, re level in resevoir, no the level did not drop as the pedal was sinking nor was there any visible movement in the fluid -so you would think there wasn't any air in the system, and it did not feel spongey. After my abs purge it was interesting that the pedal came right up to the top and the ...