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by 85MSteinway
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sunroof refitting help required
Replies: 9
Views: 2408

Re: Sunroof refitting help required

I did this not too long ago. A real PITA. I removed it myself and it wasn't too difficult. putting it back in is a two man job for sure. three would be even better as I found myself trying to guide the roof back (without the guides) with my hands, another person doing the same on the passenger side ...
by 85MSteinway
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Rear ABS Sensors!! Oh MY!
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: Rear ABS Sensors!! Oh MY!

still waiting on my set from Ivo. they are held up in US customs at the moment. will be nice to have ABS again, as driving without them provides a bit of a sphincter pucker factor.

Jay
by 85MSteinway
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Wizard Radiator for sale. Never used
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Wizard Radiator for sale. Never used

Last year I bought a Wizard radiator for both my M6 and L6. M6 installed perfect. good radiator. L6 is an automatic and I didn't take that in to consideration when i purchased it. Went to go pull my L6 radiator this afternoon and now that I've put a keen eye on it, it is significantly different. thu...
by 85MSteinway
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

I noticed the ones from Ivo didn't have the connector. I figured I'll just have to snip off my old connector and see if I can't brush up on my soldering skills. The old ones will have to be cut away if I want to salvage that fancy grommet anyway. Options are pretty slim, i'll post an update when I'v...
by 85MSteinway
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

The rear sensors are only for pre ‘86 cars. I’ve just recd. a pair which don’t fit my ‘87 car. I’ve asked Ivo if he is getting the later ones made. I didn't realize there was a difference. luckily mine is an 85, I guess. Is he getting them made post 86? What didn't fit for you? the sensor itself? o...
by 85MSteinway
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

Quick update. Ivo at 28.nl now has the rear sensors in stock. as well as the fronts. they have 30 in stock. Well, 28 now. Been a pleasure working with them.

Jay
by 85MSteinway
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member - Could you help me with my cars history?
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: New member - Could you help me with my cars history?

Yes, there were some "adjustment" done to the odometer for some reason. Just stupid to do such a thing... ](*,) Thanks! Gear probably broke and instead of repairing it they swapped it for a used one that happened to have lower mileage. Or someone tried to pull a sneaky trick even though mileage is ...
by 85MSteinway
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Wizard Cooling radiator
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Wizard Cooling radiator

I installed one in my M635 and didn't have any issues and no modifications were needed. It is a tight fit though, but once the fan is bolted on it looks about the same as with the old radiator. tight! No issues with the shroud and distributor either. I have one ready to install on my L6 this week, i...
by 85MSteinway
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

Ok, turns out BMW San Francisco was wrong. they finally called to tell me they didn't actually have them in stock. Thanks for nothing BMWSF. The link provided by Stoffie is actually for front wheel speed sensors. BUT, I spoke with Ivo Christov who runs that e28 site and they are getting rear sensors...
by 85MSteinway
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No start / now intermittent start 633CSi
Replies: 19
Views: 1484

Re: No start / now intermittent start 633CSi

As others have said, check connections in the areas you suspect for good fit and corrosion: coil, ecu etc. cap and rotor sounds like an easy and cheap swap as someone else mentioned. reference the ETM for your car, get a DMM and start probing. check that grounds are solid and test continuity along t...
by 85MSteinway
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: cruise control physical location
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Re: cruise control physical location

My CC wasn't working when I bought my car. PO wasn't sure why it wasn't working. I figured it was dead and ignored until recently. I happened to be under the dash replacing a throttle cable and noticed the switch for the clutch was out of position and the loop was always closed. Moved the switch so ...
by 85MSteinway
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Auxiliary fan resistor
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Auxiliary fan resistor

I finally found the source of why my fan wasn't working. At first I thought it was the resistor as I tested continuity up to the point of the 3 pin connector and it seemed fine. I had an extra resistor so swapped it and still didn't work. thats when I decided to test continuity on the 3 pin connecto...
by 85MSteinway
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: transmission doesn't engage
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: transmission doesn't engage

Ended up having my local shop take a look. they put in a new filter and sealed it back up. All is well again. In fact I'd say it performs much better than it has since I"ve owned it. They said it had a good deal of metal shavings in it. :shock:

Jay
by 85MSteinway
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

Not cheap, but might be worth a shot. https://www.e28.nl/en/product/bmw-abs-sensor-e23-e24-e28-34521154044-34521154064-34521179981-61121365275/ Thanks buddy. I was just coming here to tell folks I found one from BWM of San Francisco. OEM at Stealership prices. Then saw you found these, which even a...
by 85MSteinway
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

EDITED: I've now read the explanation of the test as you describe it (in that earlier link) and now understand the logic. So what I think this means is that you avoid a failure of something like our UK MOT by disconnecting all the sensors? if the sensor connected is the bad one it doesn't send a si...
by 85MSteinway
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

How did you confirm the sensor failure? Disconnect all the sensors except one. drive the car above 15mph. if the ABS light comes on then its not that one. repeat process for all sensors till you find the sensor(s) that do not turn on the ABS light. I learned this from the bimmerforum link above, I ...
by 85MSteinway
Sun May 31, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

That did it. finally diagnosed as left rear sensor. Thanks again for the pic, Ron. the connector on the left side wasn't actually embedded in the grommet and was tucked in between the cavity of the trunk and rear seat sheet metal. right side was in the grommet and that one was a pain to remove with ...
by 85MSteinway
Sun May 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

Ron, thats a great picture. thanks! I believe I found them. I was expecting them to be under the seats. they were tucked up a little further behind the square grommet accessible from behind the seats. Had to dig around a bit, but they are there with some extra slack. Thanks again.

Jay
by 85MSteinway
Sat May 30, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

cleaned rear sensor without removing as well as the toothed ring as best as possible from underneath. still no go. In this thread https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?1757734-Trying-to-test-ABS-sensor-issue-where-can-I-disconnect-sensor-besides-at-caliper there is some ways to test, but...
by 85MSteinway
Sat May 30, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

Ok, just found a thread that said 800 Ohms is good and anything over 2k Ohms is faulty. I'm going to assume my fronts are good for now and move on to inspecting and testing the rears unless anyone has something to add.

Jay
by 85MSteinway
Sat May 30, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

Can anyone advise on how to verify the sensors are what is triggering the fault? When I unplug them at the firewall and test Ohms I get about 1100-1200 on both. I don't want to spend the money on the sensors for an e28, splice them etc. just to find out that wasn't the issue. The sensors aren't chea...
by 85MSteinway
Fri May 29, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

Re: location of ABS fuse M635

This is the most in depth thread I've found. http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=16428&p=119026&hilit=abs+fuse+location#p119026 Reading the replies in that leads me to believe there is an ABS fuse. Perhaps inline in the harness? There is a link in that thread that leads to a ABS diagnost...
by 85MSteinway
Fri May 29, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: location of ABS fuse M635
Replies: 22
Views: 1633

location of ABS fuse M635

search isn't yielding results. My ABS light comes on at about 10-15mph. From what I've read that is most likely front brakes. I cleaned my speed sensors, they had a little bit of metallic dust on them. that didn't fix it. some of the helpful links posted on this site about diagnosing are no longer w...
by 85MSteinway
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: transmission doesn't engage
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: transmission doesn't engage

changing fluids didn't change anything. exact same behavior. tomorrow I will remove sump to inspect magnets/filter.

Jay
by 85MSteinway
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: transmission doesn't engage
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: transmission doesn't engage

ok well, sheared bolts sound terrible. Maybe I'll just do a 100% fluid change first before moving on to sump removal.

Jay