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by GWL
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Observation on sway bars
Replies: 16
Views: 7423

ericono wrote:Also, do you have any pictures of the modifications you made? And to clarify, you boxed in the mounts connected to the chassis or the mounts on the strut tubes?

Thanks again,

Eric
Strut tubes, Sorry this is the only picture I have. Not very clear
by GWL
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Observation on sway bars
Replies: 16
Views: 7423

GWL, What about the feel of the car? How does the setup with the 25mm front bar compare to when you had the 22mm bar (either situation with the 18mm rear bar)? Thanks, Eric Since I do not race anymore it is difficult to evaluate just which set up is best for speed. However I liked the feel with the...
by GWL
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Observation on sway bars
Replies: 16
Views: 7423

BTW, I did install the larger front sway bar. It soon became apparent that I needed to reinforce the sway bar mounting points on the upper mounting point on the suspension. I boxed in the mounts and have had no problems since.
by GWL
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Observation on sway bars
Replies: 16
Views: 7423

Bringing this one back from the dead. BTW you can put some roll stiffness back in the front which only comes in on the limit by fooling with the bump stops. This way you might get the best of both worlds... I think that stiffer bump stops is the way Alpina setup my Euro. How would you recommend foo...
by GWL
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Trunk/boot mechanism
Replies: 18
Views: 15615

Hi guys, I've run into a problem with my trunk / boot lid today. Some cretin decided to let a bunch of cretins wash his car and they enthusiastically opened the lid and now it won't close. I'm hoping someone has the pics being referred to earlier in this thread? PM Sent Hey, George, if you still ha...
by GWL
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Trunk/boot mechanism
Replies: 18
Views: 15615

hoadie wrote:Hi guys, I've run into a problem with my trunk / boot lid today. Some cretin decided to let a bunch of cretins wash his car and they enthusiastically opened the lid and now it won't close. I'm hoping someone has the pics being referred to earlier in this thread?
PM Sent
by GWL
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Question: Installing Euro Turn Lenses
Replies: 36
Views: 12477

I want to thank Randall for resurrecting this thread. As a result of this thread I went into my long term storage to see if I still had the NA turn signal lenses and reflectors from my 87 M6 for him to experiment with. Unfortunately I do not, but as a happy outcome for me I found a spare set of Eur...
by GWL
Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Question: Installing Euro Turn Lenses
Replies: 36
Views: 12477

I want to thank Randall for resurrecting this thread. As a result of this thread I went into my long term storage to see if I still had the NA turn signal lenses and reflectors from my 87 M6 for him to experiment with. Unfortunately I do not, but as a happy outcome for me I found a spare set of Euro...
by GWL
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Question: Installing Euro Turn Lenses
Replies: 36
Views: 12477

I am resurrecting this thread because I am so confused. :?: I am trying to decide if I should modify my current US front turn signal housings to accept a Euro lens or buy a complete set of Euro lights with lenses. My car currently has the US housings and lenses that were installed when it was feder...
by GWL
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 80 635CSi Euro For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1844

80 635CSi Euro For Sale

] SOLD My son is selling his1980 BMW 635CSi Euro, Just over 90,000 original miles. Here are the details and some links to pictures. Asking $9000 OBO Location: Arkansas / Arizona Color: Zypresse Grun Metallic (Cypress Green) (Code 152) VIN: WBA53310005548580 Oil Filter 11 42 1 256 402, Mann # H1038,...
by GWL
Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Proper Hubcentric Rings for E39 wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 34407

Re: E39 hubs on E24

I have 3 E24s, two of which have Style 5 wheels and aluminum hubcentric spacers. However, I have often wondered......is it possible to just fit E39 hubs to our E24s? I know that "possible" has a cost component.....I've just never compared the geometry of the two. I've only had E24s. https://lh3.goo...
by GWL
Thu May 12, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: I feel like a little kid.... How old are poeple on here???
Replies: 85
Views: 19888

This thread is starting to make me feel sooooo ooold! :mrgreen:
by GWL
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: Miller MAF install experience
Replies: 31
Views: 18799

Using a Gen I with upgraded software on my M6. I have been very happy with the setup. :mrgreen:
by GWL
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel cooler on my 1987 L6?
Replies: 19
Views: 4698

I think I've gotten the info I needed so THANKS! I only have 4 lines coming or going at the right hand side of the engine bay near the firewall. I have identified them as the 2 AC lines, brake line going into front right wheel well, and evaporative line (presumably from gas tank) going to the charc...
by GWL
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel cooler on my 1987 L6?
Replies: 19
Views: 4698

It looks to me like the fuel cooler would be a sleeve that fits around one of the a/c return lines. Exactly! The sleeve is behind the heat shield between the engine side of the wheel well and the heat shield. It looks like a fat tube with two fuel lines attached. The lines go into the firewall and ...
by GWL
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel cooler on my 1987 L6?
Replies: 19
Views: 4698

So, if my car had a fuel cooler, where would it be? Realoem indicates that my car has one of these but I'll be darned if I can figure out where it is. I have not completely followed the hard fuel lines from the back of the car where the filter and secondary pump are all the way to the engine bay bu...
by GWL
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1980 635CSi Euro
Replies: 175
Views: 75590

Enjoy yourself. Bringing a six back is very rewarding. Frustrating at time but always rewarding.
by GWL
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hail Storm Worry
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

3 minor dents on the hood. Phew, thats it. there was tons of damage, many cars totaled, house roofs trashed. I got really lucky, on the west side and south side of town, a tornado touched down. Thankfully nobody was killed. A single hailstone was found that was 7.5 in dia. And that was a few hours ...
by GWL
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Hail Storm Worry
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Well, don't leave us hanging after that dramatic intro. What happened?
by GWL
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M 6 engine problem when hot
Replies: 10
Views: 3160

Don't overlook electronics like the engine bay mounted transistor ignition module. I had the exact same thing happen on my M6 but it turned out to be unstable capacitor in my MSD module. I know MSD is an addon, but the transistor unit could also be heat sensitive.
by GWL
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: and I thought Lucas lighting was AWFUL!
Replies: 9
Views: 3224

So that was a standard Euro feature? I "discovered" it on my 80 Euro when I accidentally hit the stalk in the left turn position one day as I exited the vehicle. Came back a day later and had a dead battery. After getting a jump (at night) I could plainly see that the left signals were steady on. E...
by GWL
Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: and I thought Lucas lighting was AWFUL!
Replies: 9
Views: 3224

It's nice to see your skills develop Phil! This is a little offbeat but let it serve notice to others about an issue I had a few years back... I'm not sure if this applies to the e24 euros but on the e23 euros, if the turnsignal arm is pushed up or down for turn signaling and then pushed forward to...
by GWL
Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: and I thought Lucas lighting was AWFUL!
Replies: 9
Views: 3224

Thanks Brucey! Hopefully, those instructions are not beyond my very limited electrical capability/s. Keep the shiny side up Phillip Not to state the obvious, this happened to me and drove me crazy until I tried a Voltage check at the socket. It was good to the socket but not at the bulb contact poi...
by GWL
Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1980 635CSi Euro
Replies: 175
Views: 75590

My 80 Euro has been in the family since I brought it back from Germany in late 1981. Yes the Recaros came in other than black. :D In 2006 my son got he car when I found my M6. If you need info on the 80 Euro and I have the answer I will share. BTW you can still see my Euro at http://www.dnjmoran.com...
by GWL
Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: How to jury rig an ignition setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1786

Not sure exactly what your asking, but your ignition is a basic transistorized ignition and is not inter-connected with the ECU which controls the fuel. So basically you will need a battery, ignition module, coil and spark plug wiring. Also vacuum line to the distributor. Set the timing using a timi...