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by ron
Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Brakes advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 3471

Rear brakes

The rear calipers and carriers from an E32 750i bolt staight on my '89 Highline.They are the same size as a 540(300X20 discs and 40mm pistons). If you can find a scrap 750i you can use the front and rear calipers/discs and the master cylinder.If you are fitting the master cylinder to a R/H drive Hig...
by ron
Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Refurbing my split rim 17" cross-spoke alloys
Replies: 40
Views: 15488

Refurbing wheels

Dave, Ref. the bolts.Mine were crap as well and I took them and the nuts to my local electro-plater and had them acid dipped and re-chromed.They came up well. Regds. Ron. PS. You do not need to hold the bolt head on re-assembly, as they are tapered, so the chrome will not be affected. PPS.You have e...
by ron
Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cruise control actuator
Replies: 1
Views: 1192

Cruise control actuator

Could someone with cruise control fitted please post a photo of the actuator? I know it fits underneath the power steering reservoir but before I drill the holes for the new bracket I need the exact position.

Thanks. Ron.
by ron
Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: dribbling headlight washers
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Dribbling

Just put a NRV in the line from the pump to the washers.The BMW part has one line in/two out but I put a Halfords NRV in the line and used T-pieces to connect up to the jets.
by ron
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: broken stud
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Broken stud.

Hi Joe,I,ve got 3 studs (2 sheared and 1 seized solid) on the exhaust side of the head.I tried the mig and heating method and no way would it move.
I cut it off flush and helicoiled all 3.It's relatively easy with the head off.
I wouldn't like to try it in-situ.
Regds. Ron.
by ron
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Silicon hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 2812

Silicon hoses

Thanks for that,James. My existing hoses are not too bad but I will replace them.I'll keep the old ones as patterns in case we get enough interest to get some silicon ones made up.
Regds. Ron.
by ron
Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Cylinder head

Pictures of loom.

1.The multi-plugs.They definitely won't go through the gap (see 2).
by ron
Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Cylinder head

One on #5 and one on #6.Someone butchered them previously!!!!

Thinking about a Fritz's bits stainless manifold.
by ron
Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Silicon hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 2812

Silicon hoses

Does anyone know of a supplier of a silicon hose set for a '89 Highline?
by ron
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Cylinder head

Hi Dave,Reason for lifting head is two sheared exhaust manifold studs. Don't want to helicoil in-situ so need to lift head. Problem with the wiring is the big loom that runs from the injection loom conduit.This runs along the top of the head alongside the fuel gallery.The big loom comes out of the b...
by ron
Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 9
Views: 3594

Cylinder head

Does anyone know if you can lift the head complete with inlet manifold??
It's a '89 Highline.
The ECU wiring runs between the manifold and the head and the multi-plugs are too big to fit through the gap!!

Looks like I'll have to struggle with the manifold nuts (a right PITA).
by ron
Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Tach quit.
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Tach Quit

Does your radio still work? It's on the same fuse.

Regds. Ron .
by ron
Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Refurbing my split rim 17" cross-spoke alloys
Replies: 40
Views: 15488

Style 5 nuts and bolts

I've got some spares.How many do you want?
Regds.Ron
by ron
Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: How long did the E24 use E28 chassis
Replies: 19
Views: 6929

E 24 Chassis

The Highline chassis is different again as it has the 5 mph impact bumpers/shock absorbers.
by ron
Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Looking very sad (at the moment).
Replies: 3
Views: 2406

Looking very sad (at the moment).

Mainly stripped now and ready to make a start on the rebuild. Things to do: Replace front wings (having de-rusted inner wings etc.) Replace corroded air con./power steering/brake lines. Replace all drive belts/thermostat/distr.cap/rotor arm. Upgrade brakes to 750i master cylinder front calipers and ...
by ron
Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Wheels apart?
Replies: 3
Views: 2064

Wheels apart

I've got some spares somewhere.P.M. me with a 'phone no.
Regds.
Ron.
by ron
Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Wheels apart?
Replies: 3
Views: 2064

Wheels apart

You'll need to use a fly press to split them.Somewhere there is an earlier post of mine that details the refurb.procedure.
Regds. Ron.
by ron
Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Change of refrigerant for my Highline
Replies: 17
Views: 8568

Change of refrigerant

Had mine done two weeks ago and it seems to work a treat. Basics are: 1.Remove any remaining gas using R12 rig. 2.Remove the schrader valves inside original charging valves. 3.Fit new adaptors to original charging valves. (the lower one is very close to the washer bottle) 4.Re-charge with R134 and, ...
by ron
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: Brooklands Sharkfest 10th July 2005 - who's going?
Replies: 43
Views: 20018

Brooklands Sharkfest

HOT day had by all.

43 Sharks.

Thanks to James for organising it.

Thanks again.

Ron.
by ron
Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: One touch windows
Replies: 18
Views: 8103

one touch windows

Hi Kev, That WC1000 relay only does one window.PITA.
Cheers. Ron.
by ron
Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: headlight washer pump - where is it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

H/L Wipers/Washers

Hi Drew, The pump for the h/l washers is on the washer bottle.There should be two pumps and the one nearest the engine is for the h/ls. The power for it comes from the offside h/l motor when it moves from the parked position(that motor has four wires in the plug-the nearside motor only has three wir...
by ron
Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: One touch windows
Replies: 18
Views: 8103

One Touch Windows

Have obtained a WC 1000 relay and unfortunately due to the circuit wiring
it will only operate one window.I'm going to try a modification to get it to
operate both front windows (not together obviously).
Will try to do a Tech. on it.
by ron
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: UK SharkFest
Topic: Brooklands Sharkfest 10th July 2005 - who's going?
Replies: 43
Views: 20018

UK Sharkfest

Definitely going.Any requests for parts??
by ron
Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Useful links
Topic: Online ETK - the most important link!
Replies: 6
Views: 7533

Re: ...and for the people who prefer the original

Here is the link to the BMW ETK, complete with all the interchange and availability functions: http://www.bmw.com/generic/com/en/fascination/discover/history/mobiletradition/parts/parts_2_1_1.html Unfortunately registration is required and is quiet complicated if you do not speak German (but you ca...
by ron
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Auto gearbox oil cooler pipes.
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

Auto gearbox oil cooler pipes.

WARNING TO ALL. Arrived home from work the other night having driven 125 miles. Nasty surprise.Nearside front wheel,spoiler and inner wing covered in oil. Initially thought it was brake or power steering fluid.When I got it into my nice new garage and cleaned the oil off everything I discovered the ...