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by wattsmonkey
Tue May 14, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: brake pipe retaining screws
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: brake pipe retaining screws

Thanks Bert, most illuminating.
by wattsmonkey
Mon May 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: OK gents, where's Brucey now...
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: OK gents, where's Brucey now...

GRNSHRK wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 5:01 pm
Nobody close enough to do a drive by [-o<
Immaturity kicking in here: I'm sure a drive by would elicit a response, but it seems a bit extreme! [as in drive-by shooting, sorry]
by wattsmonkey
Mon May 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: OK gents, where's Brucey now...
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: OK gents, where's Brucey now...

Re track day, all in the air at the moment, but hoping near to Ron's for a bit of E24-only action!
by wattsmonkey
Mon May 13, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: brake pipe retaining screws
Replies: 4
Views: 158

brake pipe retaining screws

I'm hoping this will be one of those questions that leaves me feeling stupid for asking, but reassured nonetheless! I've removed all of the little Phillips head screws that hold the brake and fuel pipes retainers in place, but as you might imagine, they are not in a state that I'd like to re-use. Th...
by wattsmonkey
Thu May 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: OK gents, where's Brucey now...
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: OK gents, where's Brucey now...

I caught up with him at Easter - he's up for my 50th birthday E24-only track morning next year!
by wattsmonkey
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Bilstein rear spring perch M635/S1 E24
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Bilstein rear spring perch M635/S1 E24

Hold the front page!!!! I’ve found a pair! Thank you so much for kind offer Bobbo, I hope I haven’t put you to any trouble,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Bilstein rear spring perch M635/S1 E24
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Bilstein rear spring perch M635/S1 E24

Thank you so much Bobbo: that is really kind of you.

I'll disassemble the strut I have and measure everything up.

Cheers,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Bilstein rear spring perch M635/S1 E24
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Bilstein rear spring perch M635/S1 E24

I got a bit ripped off on a deal for the rear strut assembly for an M635 whereby I ended up with only one of the pair! I have springs ready to go and a decent pair of Bilsteins with new bumpstops etc. As you'll know, the rear springs are a larger diameter for the M - I believe it's the same as the S...
by wattsmonkey
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FOR SALE 1982 Series 2 635 CSi Dogleg UK
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: FOR SALE 1982 Series 2 635 CSi Dogleg UK

Good luck with the sale, I can attest to the amount of work that has gone into this car and am in awe of the skill employed: someone is going to get a very good deal indeed.

Cheers,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: "Banana" inlet manifold.
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: "Banana" inlet manifold.

Rich at Fritz's Bits had one fitted to a race car - I'm sure he said it was an easy HP gain.
by wattsmonkey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Passenger door, S2 car, UK
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Passenger door, S2 car, UK

Thank you.
by wattsmonkey
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: E34 540i Brake Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: E34 540i Brake Upgrade

Don’t know about e34 mc: 750i is the usual recommendation.

I bought one but didn’t fit it as I was quite happy with the brake feel
by wattsmonkey
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Passenger door, S2 car, UK
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Passenger door, S2 car, UK

Chap in UK restoring a six,needs passenger door.

I have a spare, but I'm not going to be able to strip it any time soon, plus he wants it shipped to WA16 which is a big pain.

Has anyone got a spare a bit nearer to him?

Cheers,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: UK Fuel Injector Cleaning Service Recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: UK Fuel Injector Cleaning Service Recommendations?

Hall's Electrical in Swindon did a sterling job on my M.

Tel 01793 870877

They have branches in Brizzle and Exeter, too.

Cheers,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635CSI not starting
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: M635CSI not starting

You need to remove the kick panel under the steering wheel: four Philips screws. Relays will be right in front of you, attached to ecu bracket. My opinion is that they should be changed as a matter of course. Not expensive from dealer. The motronic document referred to above is superb, most of it ap...
by wattsmonkey
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Lemforder Upper Control Arm Bushing wrong size?
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Lemforder Upper Control Arm Bushing wrong size?

Can’t get picture to work on this iPad, but can confirm uca bush on a spare arm removed from an e24 is just over 50mm wide as per one you just bought.
by wattsmonkey
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Lemforder Upper Control Arm Bushing wrong size?
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: Lemforder Upper Control Arm Bushing wrong size?

The one you removed looks like the reinforced version from the E32, which needed to be ground to size. Is it possible the larger bush was forced into place?
by wattsmonkey
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Getrag Bellhousing cover plate - UK
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Getrag Bellhousing cover plate - UK

I have a brand new one in the shed. Will begin search and rescue operation if you haven't found one in the meantime!
by wattsmonkey
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars

Yes I saw the car on eBay (I think) a few months ago - something about filming - was a bit expensive I thought. Good program though, nice filming and very positive about the car - can only be good for us owners! Wish I had a bright red 1983 635... :P That was a Henna car like yours, wasn't it? Abso...
by wattsmonkey
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Salvage Hunters Classic Cars

I really enjoyed that! The tracking shots on the road made me desperate to go for a drive. Such a pretty car in that colour, too.
by wattsmonkey
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 2676

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Just got back from visiting Ron in hospital - still laughing at Drew's "Rustier than you thought" message!

On the mend, hoping to be back home after consultant checking the repairs tomorrow. To my untrained eye, the welds need grinding down, at least!
by wattsmonkey
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???
Replies: 69
Views: 2962

Re: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???

You should get it and do it up for a back-to-back comparison of E12 and E28-based body structure! I always understood the E12-based stuff to be much more complex/difficult in terms of construction, but that might just be my familiarity with E28s and E28-based sixes.
by wattsmonkey
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 2676

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Update from Cassie: a couple of blood transfusions later the anaemia is being sorted, but he is very fed up being in hospital. The good news is the Severn Bridge has been made toll free to get into Wales for a visit once he's well enough, but the bad news is that the motorway means missing the tunne...
by wattsmonkey
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 2676

Re: Get Well Soon, Ron

Managed to speak to the big man himself yesterday: he sounded tired but enormously relieved to be with us after dash up the M4 in the ambulance and emergency surgery. He mentioned all the support on the site and was grateful for the info on those who've had experience of the same sort of procedure. ...
by wattsmonkey
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Get Well Soon, Ron
Replies: 48
Views: 2676

Get Well Soon, Ron

I just had a call from Cassie, Ron's partner, who wanted us to know that Ron has suffered an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). He is in intensive care having undergone emergency surgery.

I will post any updates on here; I know you kind people will be wishing him a swift and complete recovery,

Rob