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by Rondel Fan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Flock or not to Flock
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Flock or not to Flock

Someone's got to ask, if the "mini Flocker, flock it kit" just covers the dash gauges, how much is a "Mother Flocker flock it kit" to cover the whole dash?! :-"
by Rondel Fan
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Hinge cover Sports Electric Seat.
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Hinge cover Sports Electric Seat.

I believe I have an NOS Natur right hand side outside cover but for LHD cars.
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by Rondel Fan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1989 635 Help! Injector pintle ‘cap’ Where to source
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: 1989 635 Help! Injector pintle ‘cap’ Where to source

Injector rebuild outfits like Dr Injector etc?
by Rondel Fan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB pass side outer seat hinge cover
Replies: 3
Views: 727

Re: WTB pass side outer seat hinge cover

I may have been wrong. I assumed the one pictured is an inner given its' molded in space for a seat belt anchor but it seems to work fine. I can maybe get PNs tomorrow. That said IIRC they were not listed in a traditional BMW # last I looked. Mike https://i.imgur.com/08N6PbDm.jpg https://i.imgur.com...
by Rondel Fan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB pass side outer seat hinge cover
Replies: 3
Views: 727

WTB pass side outer seat hinge cover

Don't know if they are specific but for sport seats. Pacific blue would be perfect, but can take any solid color and dye later.
Have other inners and outers to trade as well.
thx
M ike
by Rondel Fan
Wed May 06, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 2589

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Pretty sure you're setting a new definition of "scratch". I've never seen a scratch cast a shadow! That said it is hard to tell if the corresponding area on the seal is concave or convex. It sure seems like it is concave which would argue it having housed a pin or grub screw as was previously posite...
by Rondel Fan
Fri May 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: Another Heater Core question

Any other must do items with the dash out?
by Rondel Fan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue

I like the new Continentals for a mix of period looks and modern utility. If you don't want a CD the are under $175.
https://www.continental-automotive.com/ ... ent/Radios
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Stranger starting issue once warmed up, please help?
Replies: 22
Views: 1886

Re: Stranger starting issue once warmed up, please help?

I may have gotten ahead of myself. If I searched correctly some years may have one, and some may not, as least on the pump. Here is what it might look like. https://images.app.goo.gl/U8TUhiYxLJkoZQd29 Basically mounted on top of the outlet side of the pump, between the pump body and the banjo fitting.
by Rondel Fan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: Another Heater Core question

Thanks for the info. I will be picking away at it over weekends. How did you know yours was leaking? While I have interior coolant smell, I have not noticed leaking yet, though maybe it is all caught up in the duct work. I'd hate to keep going only to find out it was not leaking. Not to mention havi...
by Rondel Fan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex

Thanks for all the hints. They were the hold down bolts for the fuel rail to the block. The fuel hoses and electrical wires did such a good job of holding the rail near the intake that I had missed not reinserting these bolts.
by Rondel Fan
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Re: Another Heater Core question

Yes, scary indeed as I can't make out where the core is or was and I am only here! https://i.imgur.com/Umj7kwim.jpg I should have added my patient is an 86, LHD. Still can't believe they make you drop/open the A/C. I have no idea what folks did before cell phones could capture pix of the tear down. ...
by Rondel Fan
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Another Heater Core question
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

Another Heater Core question

I have searched and found a few how tos on the site, but I have as yet to find a good set up pictures of the heater core in situ. I have dropped my lower dash across the car and really can't even see all the fasteners needed to drop the heater box. One set of instructions said you have to crack open...
by Rondel Fan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: What is this box? (no part number)
Replies: 6
Views: 1255

Re: What is this box? (no part number)

The pictures aren't particularly clear or up close. The hanging down connector looks like a remote cable for a CD changer or similar.
by Rondel Fan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Please help I grounded the starter motor and fried something
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: Please help I grounded the starter motor and fried something

"To clarify I can hear the starter activate but won’t turn the engine. The battery has good voltage and I can start the car only by jumping it with another car and it drives fine" Maybe more clarification is in order. What do you mean "hear the starter activate"? I'm guessing you're hearing the sole...
by Rondel Fan
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Stranger starting issue once warmed up, please help?
Replies: 22
Views: 1886

Re: Stranger starting issue once warmed up, please help?

My first guess would have been fuel pump pressure check valve. When warm/bad they can allow pressure to bleed down rapidly and make starting hard. An open throttle will help when warm. When cold the engine is aided by the cold start injectors etc so starting is easier.
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: I'll take left over parts for $500 Alex

Thanks. I actually found a picture of the cable in that hanger on the dipstick tube. I found given the slightly different clocking of the solenoid on my later model starter required a slight rerun of the cable and it no longer really fits close to where this hanger would retain it, so out it stays. ...
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch time + ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1478

Re: Clutch time + ??

The biggest difference will come from all new shifter bushings and one of these to replace the pressed metal factory unit. There a few manufacturers I think. A number of purveyors make the "bushing kits" to replace all the contact points for the shifter, selector rod carriage and pivots etc. https:/...
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: manual gearbox swap help
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: manual gearbox swap help

Hard to say on the dual mass vs single. The early cars are not over powered by any means which would usually point to a single mass. My 86 which I just changed out the original clutch has a single mass unit. and seemed fine for my purposes.
by Rondel Fan
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Re: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?

I was wondering if they might be H1 instead of H4. I'd still look at LED. You should be able to try 2 or 3 different color temps for the same price as what your advert shows. https://www.ebay.com/itm/4x-H1-LED-Headlight-Hi-Low-Beam-100W-Fog-Lights-SMD-CREE-White-Bulbs-Vehicle/153631444456?hash=item2...
by Rondel Fan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 800
Views: 168165

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Well I'm thinking my PS pump is more in need of a rebuild than your was! https://i.imgur.com/T4NmzCwm.jpg That said removal and rebuild is very straight forward. This is a popular pump used in many German cars of the period. I've used RENNBAY rebuild kits for about $20 in the past. I'll replace as m...
by Rondel Fan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough Idle and Power Steering Pump - connected?
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Re: Rough Idle and Power Steering Pump - connected?

Song, I just finished working on my car and noticed the hose from the intake to the ICV was split near the ICV and was causing my newly erratic idle. Can you tell us what repairs you made to your PS system? My 1986 is leaky so I plan to rebuild the pump and possibly replace all the low pressure hose...
by Rondel Fan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Re: Fog Lights - has anyone upgraded those?

I'm a big fan of yellow if you're really driving in fog. 100 watts is a lot to be pumping into those small housings! I assume you've relayed them. That said I've swapped some of the fleet over to Cree yellow LEDs. A lot more lumens per watt than incandescent with much lower power usage and heat gene...
by Rondel Fan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Clutch and starter R&R
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: Clutch and starter R&R

Even with an articulated socket I could not get the upper starter bolt out with similar to the poster in the PDF above due to the shoulder built into the original starter's casting. On reinstall of a smaller later model starter, however I was able to use about 20 inches worth of 3/8s extensions to f...