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by wattsmonkey
Fri May 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: mwrench subframe fix.
Replies: 46
Views: 10132

Re: mwrench subframe fix.

Have fitted these to three cars I've owned - the last one being the project car only a few weeks ago. The fit was perfect, but a previous crap repair (that I hadn't even noticed) meant a blob of old weld needed to be removed.

Very pleasing, every time.
by wattsmonkey
Thu May 14, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: ABS Sensor Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: ABS Sensor Rings

Also, rings part of inner hub, not the driveshaft. You will almost certainly need a new dust shield, you'll definitely want new locking rings and you may want to look at the rear bearing and the backing plate if my experiences are anything like typical!
by wattsmonkey
Thu May 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: ABS Sensor Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: ABS Sensor Rings

Yes they can - I've got a pair. Pretty sure it's reluctorrings.com or something similar!
by wattsmonkey
Thu May 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Value of m-sport leather interior.
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Value of m-sport leather interior.

Isn't that a S1 centre console amongst all the S2 bits? Otherwise, I reckon £1k sounds about right for black leather in the current market. Prices have shot up over the last year in the UK.
by wattsmonkey
Mon May 11, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Throttle cable bracket.
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Throttle cable bracket.

Do you want one like the picture with a clearance groove for a strut brace???!!!!!
by wattsmonkey
Mon May 11, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: PSP filter 32-41-1-136-300 question.
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: PSP filter 32-41-1-136-300 question.

From my experience it is 17 or 10, there is a filter like number 11 in both setups.
by wattsmonkey
Tue May 05, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fritz Bits
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Fritz Bits

Your car is a highline, right?

I haven't any direct experience of the system for your car, but my '87 M635 and '84 635 sounded great with the [same type of] Fritz exhaust. Antisocial, but addictive.

Like the above comments, worth it, but 20bhp gain? Don't think so.
by wattsmonkey
Mon May 04, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 12mm fuel line length - 88 635csi
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: 12mm fuel line length - 88 635csi

Just for info, the Euro cars I've done have used approx 60cm length of 12x18. In fact, I have quite a collection of utterly useless 40cm lengths in the spares stash! I've only ever worked on '81-87 UK cars, so obviously US is different. Replacing the rubber hoses is definitely on the list of essenti...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue

Wow Nick, that does look great. I thought I'd seen a post about it somewhere. The price is definitely on the wrong side of prohibitive, Don! I love the idea of a remote aux input although I did have a bit of sadistic pleasure in watching my kids utter disgust at the garmin tape adapter's sound quali...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Servicing of very low usage 635s
Replies: 21
Views: 780

Re: Servicing of very low usage 635s

What's the current thinking on ZDDP content of newer - cat friendly - oils? I tied myself in knots about this before settling on Mobil 1 Extended Life 10w/60 for the M88 for the above reason. Not the viscosity I would have chosen - I'm with Don on 15W/40 as the ideal for our climate here in the UK, ...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Blaupunkt Bremen Reissue

Apologies if this has already been posted - looks pretty cool, I think and timely in an ironic way as I've just welded up the extra aerial hole in the rear of my car - the p.o. clearly thought reception was better with an aerial on the nearside!
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by wattsmonkey
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: euro 628csi front air dam question
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: euro 628csi front air dam question

Here’s what I mean: euro 628 corner used to illustrate, euro 635 apron fitting over top, but end caps will need fettling. 628 ends are tiny and rubbing strips are different, but will fit. Hope of interest, if not of help, Cheers, Rob CEA820A1-B0FA-46CA-A6E3-15AFA8B68A2A.jpeg EAA6582A-E377-4CB4-8ED6-...
by wattsmonkey
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Swarfega ad
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Swarfega ad

Having a lockdown sortout has unearthed loads of old car magazines from when I first got interested in automotive stuff (first car: Hillman Avenger, dream car was a tulip black 1970 MGBGT!) Anyway, this made me laugh back in 1990ish as a really stupid advert: swarfega ad.JPG I can't help but feel he...
by wattsmonkey
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: euro 628csi front air dam question
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: euro 628csi front air dam question

That looks like the real 628 Euro deal to me. The plastic apron spoiler will most likely fit right over the front of it, with the correct rubbing strip, but it would save some work if you could buy the whole bumper complete. Mine came with an M635 apron attached, but with the 628 end pieces, leaving...
by wattsmonkey
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sports seat height .
Replies: 13
Views: 832

Re: Sports seat height .

Hi Don, Just a thought - have your mounting rails got the raised pillars on the mounting points, or are they flat? I know I was able to gain some headroom in an E28 by cutting these pillars down. My '84 E24 sports seats have the flat mounting rails, so I dare say yours are the same. You have reignit...
by wattsmonkey
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: S38 intake trumpet help
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: S38 intake trumpet help

Thanks Ron, great to talk earlier,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: S38 intake trumpet help
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: S38 intake trumpet help

Thanks Don,

I'll ask around, I know absolutely nothing about them, so it might be an opportunity to learn something too.
by wattsmonkey
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: S38 intake trumpet help
Replies: 4
Views: 450

S38 intake trumpet help

Hi chaps, Will do a build thread once I've got a bit further down the road with the project, but in the meantime here's why you should always remove the pipercross sock filters when buying a set of S38 ITBs... No problem with number 6 from this angle IMG_2640.JPG But the problem is probably more app...
by wattsmonkey
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Time for another 100hp
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Time for another 100hp

That is a glorious noise!
by wattsmonkey
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: E24 M30B34 Supercharger project
Replies: 27
Views: 3786

Re: E24 M30B34 Supercharger project

That is so pleasing. I think I'd have to keep removing the adaptor just to look at it! I've been accumulating bits for my M62 project and have an adaptor to fit the rounded rectangle of the inlet to standard round pipe bought at some expense from rankone performance. It's fine,but the quality of the...
by wattsmonkey
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: E24 M30B34 Supercharger project
Replies: 27
Views: 3786

Re: E24 M30B34 Supercharger project

Fair play Martyn, retirement sounds like a lot of fun!
by wattsmonkey
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: E24 M30B34 Supercharger project
Replies: 27
Views: 3786

Re: E24 M30B34 Supercharger project

Looking forward to next instalment!
by wattsmonkey
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 73
Views: 23098

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

That is looking amazing, great work!
by wattsmonkey
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 265/6 into series one car .
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: 265/6 into series one car .

Have a look at your WhatsApp!
by wattsmonkey
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: Armrest install
Replies: 33
Views: 30883

Re: Armrest install

I’m liking the size and shape of the jag x-type armrest as suggested by Olympia. Got a scruffy one from eBay to try with one of the scruffy handbrake consoles from the shed.
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