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by emac
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: door weatherstrips Front and rear window
Replies: 172
Views: 195944

Re: door weatherstrips Front and rear window

Looks like Ric has a lot of interest in another run of seals!
by emac
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: door weatherstrips Front and rear window
Replies: 172
Views: 195944

Re: door weatherstrips Front and rear window

Add me to the list for a complete set. Thanks.
by emac
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Shift Tower Help
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Shift Tower Help

its been a while since I was into a shifter that deep, maybe this will help....
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=25_0200
by emac
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My 1982 633csi
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: My 1982 633csi

Great looking car, congratulations and glad it is staying in the family. I would start with the basic maintenance stuff and start making a list of things that need replacing. Start with easy stuff until you get some confidence. BC is always here when you get in too deep! I noticed the front side bum...
by emac
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: BBS RC090 finish selection opinion
Replies: 21
Views: 586

Re: BBS RC090 finish selection opinion

That kind of bling is just what the 80's were all about! I remember a guy in town had a red m6 with polished BBS wheels back in the 80's. It was badass.

Great work!
by emac
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Wheels that I hope will fit
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Wheels that I hope will fit

Here is my 87 m6 with 17's and H&R lowering springs. I really like the setup, after I learned the wheels needed a hubcentric ring because they were from an e39 and the hub is slightly larger.
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by emac
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front end shake at 45mph E24 M6
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: Front end shake at 45mph E24 M6

To reinforce what Pod posted. I recently purchased some style 5 wheels from BMW. They were originally for an e39. The e39 has a 74.1mm bore and the e24 and most other BMW's had a 72.56mm bore. They have a slight wobble, so I am installing hubcentric rings and that should fix it. I didnt realize this...
by emac
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1985 635CSi E24 - Rough Idle & vacuum hose kit
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: 1985 635CSi E24 - Rough Idle & vacuum hose kit

If the car has been sitting a long time it may be time to just go through each system. New plugs, wires, hoses, etc. Smoke test to check for air leaks. Fuel system cleaner for injectors and clean out idle control valve. Sometimes its a combination of little things that add up to poor running. I just...
by emac
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: s38 oil leak
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: s38 oil leak

I wont mention that the new shop doesnt look as big as the old shop! That should never happen.
by emac
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: s38 oil leak
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: s38 oil leak

Thanks, That is what I am thinking too. My throwout bearing makes a bit off a rattle at idle, so I do have an excuse for dropping the tranny. I have a 2 post lift, best tool I have ever purchased. The days of me laying on my back are long gone. I will sometimes raise the car a bit just to wipe it do...
by emac
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: s38 oil leak
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: s38 oil leak

Excellent pictures, thank you. Were you able to replace that gasket with the engine in the car? It looks like it. It looks like those bolts need thread sealant. Any tips for removing? I had a full workshop manual for the S38 that I gave away when I sold my M5. The guy was supposed to copy it and sen...
by emac
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: s38 oil leak
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: s38 oil leak

Brand new valve cover gasket. I cleaned things up real good and will drive it some more and check it again. Yep, it is frustrating. I think it's my only leak though!!
by emac
Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: s38 oil leak
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: s38 oil leak

oil sender gasket I thought the oil sender/pressure switch was on the filter housing? I didnt see anything like that on the back of the motor in the are of #6 exhaust. I looked closer today and maybe it is the rear valve tray gasket running over to the coolant pipe. It wouldnt bother me if it didnt...
by emac
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: s38 oil leak
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: s38 oil leak

Thanks for the reply. That was also on my short list. I even ordered the rear tray gasket. When i look closely with a mirror and a boroscope, the rear tray looks dry. When I had the valve cover off, I could see oil puddling in the rear corner, so I thought for sure it was seeping past that gasket. M...
by emac
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: s38 oil leak
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: s38 oil leak

by emac
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: s38 oil leak
Replies: 15
Views: 352

s38 oil leak

I cant figure out where this leak is coming from. I have changed the valve cover gasket, oil return tube o ring, and cleaned everything in the area. I get a drop of oil where the the coolant pipe mounts just above the #6 exhaust. I enclosed a picture I found on the net. No oil from above the coolant...
by emac
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front end shake at 45mph E24 M6
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: Front end shake at 45mph E24 M6

I have found older BMW's are very sensitive to tire balance and many shops just dont take the time to balance as well as they could. As others have noted suspension components need to be checked. Tires can get flat spotted if they sit for a long time and may need time to warm up to get better. Somet...
by emac
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: lowering springs
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: lowering springs

That looks beautiful. Perfect stance, I am in. Thanks for posting the picture, Merry Christmas!
by emac
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Trickle Charger on Cigarette Lighter?
Replies: 15
Views: 1319

Re: Trickle Charger on Cigarette Lighter?

I just have a hardwired lead from the battery and dangle it out of the trunk. It plugs into a Battery Tender (Deltran). sometimes I unplug it and leave it hanging out and sometimes I toss it in the trunk. Big fan of Deltran products. I have leads on lots of stuff and always wire straight to the batt...
by emac
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Used TRX 220/55/390 tire
Replies: 0
Views: 271

WTB Used TRX 220/55/390 tire

Yes, I am actually looking for one to use for my spare tire. I have the oem rim, just need a decent tire so it fits properly in the trunk. Thanks
by emac
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: lowering springs
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: lowering springs

Thanks, that helps a lot!
by emac
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: lowering springs
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: lowering springs

Thanks for the reply, any chance you have a picture?
by emac
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: lowering springs
Replies: 8
Views: 698

lowering springs

On my 87 m6 I swapped to 17 inch wheels and I am using stock springs. The ride height would look better if it was a bit lower. I have been reading about various springs/struts. It seems M tech springs would be great but they are NLA. It seems the H &R may lower too much for some people, about 1.5 in...
by emac
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No Crank Issue
Replies: 25
Views: 1635

Re: No Crank Issue

How did the new starter work out?
by emac
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: New shoes for M6
Replies: 9
Views: 1608

Re: New shoes for M6

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I went this route. I would like to lower it just a little bit.