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by wattsmonkey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 109
Views: 9261

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

Wow!
by wattsmonkey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 109
Views: 9261

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

It must be a ("cough") thrill to be sharing paintbooth space with something as rare as a Mk2 Cavalier convertible too!!!!

When "rare" doesn't mean "special".
by wattsmonkey
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1982 CSi Resto
Replies: 109
Views: 9261

Re: 1982 CSi Resto

You must be so excited! Awesome work.
by wattsmonkey
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: BIG shed clearout
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: BIG shed clearout

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by wattsmonkey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1988 635csiA Highline 69k all original, never welded. pampered!
Replies: 22
Views: 35672

Re: 1988 635csiA Highline 69k all original, never welded. pampered!

i'd like one too, but id also like an s38 b38 in the e24 too !! but, getting real in life and being mortgage free is the current priority so cars have to wait a bit now :cry: Crikey Kos, that's a worryingly mature and sensible post! Mind you, my son wants to learn to drive, so I'm selling our old E...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Great new tool for dropped nuts (!)
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Great new tool for dropped nuts (!)

Cool! I've had to change to reading glasses to see anything close up of late - they usually drop off the end of my nose into the bowels of the engine bay too!
by wattsmonkey
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: BIG shed clearout
Replies: 3
Views: 505

BIG shed clearout

Need to make room and raise cash. No great rush to sell, but need to remove interior parts of E24s from interior of house, so keen to avoid leather bits going into the shed! Summary: Black Recaro leather seats and rears. Pear Beige rear headrests Black rear headrests B34 Engine Getrag 265/6 gearbox,...
by wattsmonkey
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118472

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Great! Thanks Kevin,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Name that part
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Name that part

Have you got lots of numberplates?
by wattsmonkey
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?

Thanks all. I think I'll leave it in the box.
by wattsmonkey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?

Sorry Ron,

I got my own joke after you!
by wattsmonkey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Fritz chip for M88/3: what does it do?

Apologies if this is covered already, GazM3's excellent posts touch upon it I know. I understand the rev limit is raised, but Fritz told me the afm will need adjusting to ensure sufficient fuelling. This makes me a bit nervous as I realise I don't know any of the details. If anyone could chip in I'd...
by wattsmonkey
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Useful links
Topic: Stumbled upon sharknose.de
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Stumbled upon sharknose.de

So cool! Thanks for that
by wattsmonkey
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: M635CSi #367
Replies: 96
Views: 18073

Re: M635CSi #367

All Camcoated up! Very, very pleased indeed with the results and the service could not have been better - extremely helpful and reassuring throughout. First chance for a test drive today - one of the rubber hangars was past its best and had to get replacements from dealer (£5 each!), plus the oil re...
by wattsmonkey
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: W&N rear arch repair panels no good?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: W&N rear arch repair panels no good?

Pictures not very clear: o/s can be fettled easily enough (the final picture), but nearside (first three pics) would be very difficult to shape, to the extent that repairing the existing arch is probably easier: the 90 degree lip is pressed okay, but there is little shape to the rear part.
by wattsmonkey
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How to identify M635CSI diff casing please.
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: How to identify M635CSI diff casing please.

Hey Ian, good work on getting the diff out: heavy buggers, aren’t they?! If you don’t mind my asking, how much does a diff specialist charge? I’ve got the internals from an M635 diff and a spare case, but like Brucey says the skill involved in setting up the tolerances is a bit beyond me. Thanks, Rob
by wattsmonkey
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?
Replies: 31
Views: 1342

Re: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?

Anyway, this is the most sensible oil choice thread I've read - thanks all.
by wattsmonkey
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?
Replies: 31
Views: 1342

Re: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?

I never worked out the rationale behind which cars do and don't have an oil cooler in the UK. I've had autos and manuals with and without. I know M635s did, but Highline B35 cars didn't, I know all the M535is did, but otherwise the pattern eludes me.
by wattsmonkey
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Buffalo Dye
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Buffalo Dye

I finally got round to trying to re-dye the original buffalo leather from the M, which should be anthracite, but had been recoloured burgundy some years back. There hasn't been any urgency in fixing this as I have the Recaro interior in the M, but there is something appealing about the buffalo. The ...
by wattsmonkey
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118472

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Brucey wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:41 pm
aerosol SFG (semi-fluid grease) is the stuff for this (and throttle linkage parts)

cheers
Like this, Brucey?
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by wattsmonkey
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?
Replies: 31
Views: 1342

Re: Tell us what type of motor oil you prefer?

10w40 Castrol GTX in the 635; Mobil 1 Extended Life 10w60 in the M
by wattsmonkey
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118472

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Thank you! Yes, cooked grease is exactly what I’m getting (and not in a good way!)
by wattsmonkey
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118472

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Lubed up the ever-so-slightly bonkers brake bar mechanism found on right hand drive pre-1985? cars - I used the spray on High temp Lithium grease so fingers crossed it will last a little while. I wonder if this is different from the stuff I'm using on my throttle linkage rose joints (the sticky one...