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by Chris Wright
Thu May 05, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Are there any Tech Writers in the Indy area?
Replies: 0
Views: 3299

Are there any Tech Writers in the Indy area?

Are there any Technical Writers out there in the Indianapolis area? My boss is looking for an experienced Tech Writer that can write up in InDesign repair and replace procedures based on a teardown that they do.
by Chris Wright
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Very perplexing no start/spark issue.
Replies: 45
Views: 4307

Re: Very perplexing no start/spark issue.

I might as well throw my 2 cents in as well. (That way the sensor cables will fix the problem and this post won't be needed!!) 8) ____________________________ The power flows from the ignition switch, through the immobilizer (OBC Relay) and energizes the Main relay. The output of the Main relay in-t...
by Chris Wright
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Weird Things Re Happening! Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Weird Things Re Happening! Help!

'85 635CSi: Starts great, idles great, when you start to drive, runs great, then randomly and for no reason it will act like it has no power. It's like you give it a little throttle and it loses power. If you ease off the throttle it idles and runs fine. Then if ypu get on the throttle hard, she''l...
by Chris Wright
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Thermostat frozen in stat housing
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Every thing you wanted to know about thermostat part numbers but were afraid to ask (scroll down to the listing):

viewtopic.php?t=19520&
by Chris Wright
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Indicators work but no hazards?
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Yep have had a look at the ETM. I see there are two fuses for the indicator/hazard set up. both fuses are ok. I reckon its probably the switch gone bad, I need to attack the dashboard anyway to try and get the blowers working so will take the hazard switch out for a look The switch contacts can get...
by Chris Wright
Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: spring clip connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 1001

Close but no. These are mounted through the struts that are bolted onto the valve cover Ken Those would be the Speed and Ref sensors. They have a plug similar to the injectors. There are two types of wire bales on the connectors found on the car. One kind has a notch on the long side of the connect...
by Chris Wright
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear side panel and tail panel replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

The factory workshop manual shows how they replace the panels. I believe they require welding. I don't think they are straight bolt on replacements. The link below lists 4 workshop manuals but there seems to be a problem connecting with some of them. Check out the "Goodie Page" for links to Factory ...
by Chris Wright
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Sls pump removal procedure
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Sls pump removal procedure

Hi can anyone provide advice on sls pump removal procedure? I need to remove the pump for reconditioning. thanks Have you checked out the "Goodie Page" for links to Factory WorkShop Manuals , Wiring Diagrams (ETM's) , Factory Parts Catalogs , parts Suppliers etc.?: http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewto...
by Chris Wright
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Binding brakes/faulty master cylinder; mystery solved???
Replies: 59
Views: 22024

Are the '88/'89 a different part then the earlier MC's? Do keep us updated on how this master cylinder lasts. URO has a bad reputation, but hopefully this is a good supplier. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day! :mrgreen: Maybe you could post any supplier info you have for this MC in case URO ...
by Chris Wright
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Putting an idled 85 back in service
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

That seat may be able to be stitched back together and they all can be refinished in leatherique: http://www.leatherique.com/
by Chris Wright
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Putting an idled 85 back in service
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

The 'To Do List': +Fix the leaking sunroof that made the back set and carpet wet in heavy rain. +Repaint due to the peeling clear coat on the hood, and fix minor body issues. (Looks like a cheap respray was done on the hood at one point.) +Replace the front seats. Driver's seat reclines while drivi...
by Chris Wright
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drill Doctor
Replies: 7
Views: 2539

Interesting thread on sharping nitride-coated-drills:

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/ge ... lls-87300/
by Chris Wright
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Drill Doctor
Replies: 7
Views: 2539

Re: Drill Doctor

I've seen this product on TV for a while and was thinking it might be helpful. However, many of my bits are nitride coated and the sharpening process removes the coating so there is a trade off. Let's hear it if you've used it. --Ken The brother-in-law had one and he let me borrow it. I sharpened e...
by Chris Wright
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Rear AC Unit
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Finally6 wrote:Besides the rear unit itself, what else would be required to install in a e24 that didn't come with this option?
I believe you would need all new A/C lines and the regulator (3) also:

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by Chris Wright
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: How to disconnect ABS on 88 to test for fault
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

I don't think it would be likely that the ABS would cause dragging. The ABS never applies the brakes, it can only release the brake pressure when it detects a locked brake. Other wise the brake lines run straight through the ABS. Have you checked the rubber brake hose between the chassis and caliper...
by Chris Wright
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replacing A/C Blower Motor
Replies: 8
Views: 4797

Chris: Thanks for the feedback. The links you posted seem to be dead. Can you repost them? :( Hmm .... They work for me?? :-k Try the main link: http://www.malloc.nl/BMW/635CSi/pages/en/index.html By the way. Check out the "Goodie Page" for links to Factory WorkShop Manuals , Wiring Diagrams (ETM's...
by Chris Wright
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Well, if you have the Auto tranny, jumping pin 11 and 14 in the diagnostic plug does bypass the start relay behind the drivers kick panel. Perhaps the contacts are dirty and not passing full voltage? Chris, If I may ask, what does this relay do? More than one function? Bill The start relay is only ...
by Chris Wright
Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replacing A/C Blower Motor
Replies: 8
Views: 4797

by Chris Wright
Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:27 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 16
Views: 2817

Well, if you have the Auto tranny, jumping pin 11 and 14 in the diagnostic plug does bypass the start relay behind the drivers kick panel. Perhaps the contacts are dirty and not passing full voltage?
by Chris Wright
Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 635csi no start please help
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

You say it is an '80 635, not a 633, so it is a Euro? Do you have the Combo Relay or the separate relays on the front of the fuse box?

Do you have a wiring diagram?
by Chris Wright
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: fuel leak inside car, driver's floormat wet (!!!)
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Be aware that some of the later cars had a fuel cooling option that Brucey mentioned. The fuel line runs under the drivers floorboard and up the firewall to the back of the fuel rail, then out of the fuel pressure regulator at the front of the fuel rail it runs to the firewall and into the scuttle w...
by Chris Wright
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 4HP22 Auto 'box problem 1989 Highline
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Here is some more info on the transmission with a link to rebuilding it (with photos):

viewtopic.php?t=8437
by Chris Wright
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: sway bar torque
Replies: 7
Views: 1597

The Bentley shows 16 to 17 ft/lbs for the swaybar links.
by Chris Wright
Sun May 31, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Screwdriver colour
Replies: 29
Views: 4738

I've been informed that my small grey should be a green one ...... I guess the "Lot Boy" grab whatever was to hand. #-o :-k

Here is brucey's thread on the tool kits:
viewtopic.php?t=2125&
by Chris Wright
Sun May 31, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Screwdriver colour
Replies: 29
Views: 4738

Re: Screwdriver colour

The tool kit on my car is short of a couple of items . Last night on Ebay I secured the small Heyco reversable screwdriver but unfortunatley it is grey in colour whereas the large one on my tool kit is green . Were the colours I've seen ( grey , green and red ) year dependent ? My '87 (US spec.) ha...