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by Brucey
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Transmission bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: Transmission bracket

actually I'm pretty sure that particular crossmember is cast aluminium. It ought to be weldable though.

cheers
by Brucey
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: 16 piece front suspension kits
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: 16 piece front suspension kits

my two pence worth; there is so much dodgy stuff out there that the last time I needed replacement suspension arms I refurbed some old OEM ones, it being a better choice (for me) than paying either dealer prices for OEM parts or buying fake crap from ebay.

cheers
by Brucey
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Transmission bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: Transmission bracket

FWIW I don't think the floor of the car is badly bent, mainly it is the 'rail' that the gearbox mounts onto that appears to be deformed. I'd suggest driving something rectangular along the slot lengthwise (there is an opening at one end). You might well find that some hammering is needed from inside...
by Brucey
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Exhaust questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Exhaust questions.

you need to say what car you have, and what engine is fitted.

cheers
by Brucey
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Relay 1364654
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Relay 1364654

wossitfor?
by Brucey
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Water Hoses set for M30b35 - 1989 High Line UK
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Water Hoses set for M30b35 - 1989 High Line UK

Thanks Brucey, do you happen to know if the e34 ones will fit? My understanding is that the engine is essentially the same with some mods. the engine is basically the same but the radiator is different and so is the heater valve etc. You might be lucky but I doubt that very many of the hoses are si...
by Brucey
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Water Hoses set for M30b35 - 1989 High Line UK
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Water Hoses set for M30b35 - 1989 High Line UK

some of the hoses are quite different in cars that are built 7/87 onwards; in particular the heater hoses.

cheers
by Brucey
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My M635 is eating main relays
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: My M635 is eating main relays

Idling slowly suggests 'not enough air getting into the engine' and/or a catastrophically weak mixture and if it won't take any throttle that also suggests a weak mixture. It may be no single fault but several in combination. For example if the ICV isn't working properly this might lead to a small a...
by Brucey
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior door handle removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Re: Exterior door handle removal

the photos posted upthread no longer appear in a useful form. I think this may be 'photofeckets' latest strategy to increase their revenue somehow. The problem with free photo hosting sites is that they are at liberty to change their conditions of business at any time and this may result in your pho...
by Brucey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stuck door!
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: stuck door!

thanks, I shall try that. However I am slightly worried that n'er-do-wells will read this and also know how to get into E24s now... Then again maybe they know already....

cheers
by Brucey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: G265 Shifter Arm Orientation
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: G265 Shifter Arm Orientation

I've always assumed the rod goes on the left and the protruding part of the knuckle bushing is set to the right, i.e. the correct orientation is an exact mirror image of the last photo. But maybe I've been doing it wrong for years, and/or it doesn't really matter?

cheers
by Brucey
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stuck door!
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: stuck door!

update; I have squirted lube, tugged as hard as hard as I dare on the handles, and I can't get in to either door. I think if I pull any harder the handles will break. This being a project car the battery isn't connected; one idea is to connect a battery and hope that the central locking helps out so...
by Brucey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Bilstein B6 - but which part numbers?
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: Bilstein B6 - but which part numbers?

Bilstein B8 sprint ('sports') for E24

front

Bilstein P36-0243 = Bilstein 34-181546

rear

B46-0607 = Bilstein 24-006071

cheers
by Brucey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No start after lowering car off of jack stands
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: No start after lowering car off of jack stands

the main relay has dual outputs. If you have fuel pressure then at least one of the outputs is 'good' (i.e. supports a load) and the fuel pump relay is closing etc. One possible explanation is that the other main relay output is 'bad', i.e. it may measure 12V but when loaded it doesn't supply curren...
by Brucey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No start after lowering car off of jack stands
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: No start after lowering car off of jack stands

do you have spark in both 'crank' and 'run'? Even if the engine doesn't fire in 'start' you ought to be able to see sparks as the engine comes to a standstill in 'run', especially if you are cranking the engine over without spark plugs in. There should be fuel on the plugs if you have been cranking,...
by Brucey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No start after lowering car off of jack stands
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: No start after lowering car off of jack stands

apologies if this is obvious but if you have had the car with the doors open and/or the radio on for a few hours, the battery might be partly discharged. The voltage at the injectors might be further weakened by a slightly bad feed from the main relay. You can have a good spark, good fuel pressure ,...
by Brucey
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Pressure cap
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Pressure cap

pressure bottles vary; some have a screw threaded cap and others have a bayonet. You need the matching cap, obviously.

cheers
by Brucey
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: G265 Sheet Metal Shifter looks weird
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: G265 Sheet Metal Shifter looks weird

it might work better now

cheers
by Brucey
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: G265 Sheet Metal Shifter looks weird
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: G265 Sheet Metal Shifter looks weird

the adaptor blocks bolt to the holes in the side of the sheet metal part. In this picture http://2009.bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E24/Coupe/Europe/635CSi-M30/1984/browse/gearshift/gearbox_shifting_parts-2/# http://static.bmwfans.info/images/epc/MzM3NV9w.png the adaptor block is shown in the wrong ori...
by Brucey
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Which Bilstein struts?
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Which Bilstein struts?

BTW one thing I forgot to mention; spring rates. Standard BMW springs are rising rate springs i.e. they are pretty soft initially (about 200 lb/in) but the end coils soon become coilbound at the end two turns, leaving fewer 'active turns' and thus are ~20-30% stiffer than you might expect when compr...
by Brucey
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: G265 Sheet Metal Shifter looks weird
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: G265 Sheet Metal Shifter looks weird

IIRC there are two small aluminium adaptor blocks, each of which has two 6mm dia holes in it, (edit; maybe they are actually 8mm...?) which are set at right angles to one another. One hole secures the adaptor to the back of the gearbox, the other to the sheet metal 'console'. ISTR that you can see t...
by Brucey
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Which Bilstein struts?
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Which Bilstein struts?

as noted above the M6/M635CSi suspension is no more than 20mm lower than stock. Sometimes it is a bit higher than that so 15mm is close too.

cheers
by Brucey
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Which Bilstein struts?
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Which Bilstein struts?

last time l looked (IIRC) B4 are twintube shocks (like the OEM boge units) and valving is similar (they may be identical; IIRC boge was taken over by Bilstein's parent company...?). These shocks use external bump stops front and rear. If you change knackered shocks for these it will feel like a new ...
by Brucey
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?
Replies: 17
Views: 706

Re: Purpose of the 11311308309 diaphragm?

IIRC with the later tensioner and a new chain/guides, the spring pressure is active on the chain for the last half inch or so as the tensioner is installed. That yours isn't doing this strongly suggests that the chain and/or the tensioner blade is/are worn and really need renewal. FWIW one method of...
by Brucey
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Anybody know what this tool does?
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Anybody know what this tool does?

IIRC this looks like a tool which is meant for use with a drill when setting woodscrews into wood, one-handed. The receptacle inside the tool takes a hex bit which fits the screws you are using. The head of the screw is held captive against the hex bit by the ball bearings, but not so firmly that th...