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by ron
Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: cruise control
Replies: 5
Views: 2838

Cruise control

Hi Carrie, Sounds easier to fit than I thought.Any chance of photos of the parts and any part numbers.The guy looking for me has a shedfull of bits and any help in locating the cruise parts would be useful.Thanks and regards. Ron.
by ron
Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: cruise control
Replies: 5
Views: 2838

Cruise control

Hi Carrie, I've got a guy looking out for a cruise control system for me.I've sent him a printout from the parts CD and there is a lot of bits.It's not just the control box and cables but all the associated brackets etc. BMW used to do a retro-fit kit but that is no longer available (?450.00)What it...
by ron
Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: window switch
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Window switch

The one touch operation is done by a relay not by the switch.If you can find the relay I would like the part no.as I can then sort out a wiring circuit for the 6.Thanks. Ron.
by ron
Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: BMW car magazine feb.05
Replies: 2
Views: 2536

BMW car magazine feb.05

Congratulations to kev635 for becoming a media star.Big article in BMW CAR mag.about his 635.Well done Kev.
by ron
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Coolant leak....., can't find source....
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Coolant leak

It's easier to take the valve off the bulkhead and strip it on the bench(kitchen table etc.)
by ron
Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Coolant leak....., can't find source....
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Coolant leak

Just the valve,it's held on with 2 bolts and 2 hoses (and the plug)
by ron
Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Coolant leak....., can't find source....
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Coolant leak

Dave, There is a filter inside the heater valve that clogs up.If you take the valve off the car and undo the four screws the valve comes apart.The filter is like a mesh cone.
by ron
Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Major mechanical meltdown!!
Replies: 16
Views: 7611

Meltdown

PM me and I'll see what I can do.Where in UK are you? Regds.Ron.
by ron
Sun Jan 16, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front discs (or rotors)
Replies: 40
Views: 16155

Front discs

What brake fluid? Any preferences?
by ron
Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My new acquisition, 1989 Highline
Replies: 31
Views: 14817

H/L Adjustment

The h/l adjustment system is a fluid filled sealed system.As you turn the adjuster it pushes the fluid down the pipe which moves the fancy valve on the h/l. Turn it the other way and it reverses.The system is sealed at manufacture and I have tried various ways to refill and bleed it without success....
by ron
Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Pads and discs change - Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Pad change

Easy job Colin. Just knock the two pins out that hold the pads in place (they go through the lugs in the pads and across a spring clip).With a lever you should be able to move the pads against the pistons and once you've got clearance,lift the pads out.Might be wise to take some fluid out of the mas...
by ron
Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Examined an M6 today... Advice wanted...
Replies: 13
Views: 3600

M 6

Offer him ?2500 tops. There looks like a lot of expense to fix it!! Would there be a black High-line up for sale???
by ron
Sun Jan 09, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front discs (or rotors)
Replies: 40
Views: 16155

Front discs

Thanks to everyone for all the info.supplied.There is certainly a lot of it!! I've got my 750 front calipers and master cylinder,just need to get the new discs and then work out what to do at the back.Having read through a vast amount of info.I see that a lot of people don't recommend using braided ...
by ron
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front discs (or rotors)
Replies: 40
Views: 16155

Front discs

Question: Do the 750 discs and calipers bolt staight on??
by ron
Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: handbrake cables
Replies: 8
Views: 3411

Handbrake cables

No they are not exposed cables.The inner cables run inside outer sheaths and you have to change the whole lot unfortunately.What's wrong with your existing cables? Ron.
by ron
Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: handbrake cables
Replies: 8
Views: 3411

Handbrake cables

Hi Carrie, You don't need to take the gearbox out.The job itself is a PITA to do as there is a fair bit to dismantle.From what I remember the cables were about ?30.00 each but check with Europarts/Motormec etc.It's a fiddly job as the rear discs and handbrake mechanism inside need dismantling.The ca...
by ron
Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine bay parts off for refurbing! Before pics....
Replies: 39
Views: 15880

Bits

Dave,.Regds.Ron. I've got some spare clips.I'll get them chromed and send them to you.
by ron
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: One touch windows
Replies: 18
Views: 7891

One touch windows

Thanks for the link Bob,but I don't intend spending $130.00 plus postage for the relay.I'm sure a relay from a later model could be used as most of the later ones had one-touch windows.It is just a case of sorting the wiring out.Thanks again.Regds.Ron.
by ron
Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: One touch windows
Replies: 18
Views: 7891

One touch windows

I've got that link but it doesn't say what is required.Thanks anyway.Ron.
by ron
Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: One touch windows
Replies: 18
Views: 7891

One touch windows

Some time ago someone put a topic on the Big coupe group site about one touch power windows.Basically it was a mod. to have the windows move full travel with one press of the switch instead of holding the switch until full travel was achieved.The link on the site to the originator goes nowhere now, ...
by ron
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Coupe Restoration
Replies: 9
Views: 2984

Coupe Resto.

Hi Dave, Certainly looking good.What are the carbs? They look like large downdraught jobs.Keep up the good work.Is that you smiling in photo #1?
by ron
Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine bay parts off for refurbing! Before pics....
Replies: 39
Views: 15880

Engine bay parts

I used a 1" abrapad and fine discs and then polished with very fine scotchbrite and alloy polish.Total time for stripes and logo about 15 mins. As an afterthought I had the 4 spring-clips and the battery hold down plate and L-shaped bolt chrome plated.Looks nice!!
by ron
Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine bay parts off for refurbing! Before pics....
Replies: 39
Views: 15880

Engine bay parts

Still think it looks better with the lines and logo scraped and polished.
by ron
Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My latest toy is an Ernst Fuchs painted toy.
Replies: 2
Views: 2538

Crystal 635

I've got two of the glass crystal models and I've always wondered if the 635 was the only model that the factory (in the former E.Germany) ever made? If you have never seen one, it is a very impressive model that has been sandblasted on the internal surface to give a sort of 3D effect for the interi...
by ron
Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel Pump eletrical supply
Replies: 5
Views: 3538

Fuel pump wiring

Thanks for that link.I don't know why the one I posted doesn't link.It still comes up from my favourites menu but with a warning that I am looking at it illegally!!! The one just posted is easier to read anyway. A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone on the site.Ron.