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by sansouci
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Shop Lights
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Shop Lights

I am converting my T12 4' fluorescent lighting to LED. Costco has them for $39.99. The benefits are no flickering or dimming when we get to the chill of winter and they won't need new ballasts every few years. The new ones have 4000K color temperature, 4000 lumens and consume 52 watts. This compares...
by sansouci
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Ralph in Socal
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Ralph in Socal

+1 for Ralph
by sansouci
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 39
Views: 6302

Re: My 6'er

Over the weekend with great weather, I had a mascot / observer
by sansouci
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 777
Views: 118859

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

OnTheFritz wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:22 pm
I'm always late to post my updates, but this past weekend I did my engine and transmission fluid services!

What tranny fluid did you use?
by sansouci
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Anyone having trouble staying logged in?
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: Anyone having trouble staying logged in?

I'm having trouble too!
by sansouci
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 39
Views: 6302

Re: My 6'er

The interior needed some work so I've started a Leatherique treatment to my Pearl Beige seats. I guess most of the crud that comes off with the rejuvenator is actually oxidized dye rather than sweat or soiling. As to the steering wheel, after the Leatherique, what is the best stuff to redo the black...
by sansouci
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: E24 London
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: E24 London

Stance appears to be non-stock. Do you know what changes were made?
by sansouci
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rear Muffler Delete
Replies: 14
Views: 1090

Re: Rear Muffler Delete

Welcome back Greg!
by sansouci
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1979 635csi Euro M90 5 Spd -must sell-MAKE OFFER
Replies: 24
Views: 1348

Re: 1979 635csi Euro M90 5 Spd

Post the last 7 of the VIN to help the potential buyers
by sansouci
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 720
Views: 94083

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Aren't you two neighbors? My left coast geography is a little weak.
by sansouci
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cleaning the vinyl rear shelf
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Cleaning the vinyl rear shelf

Tommy,
Could you post some pics. I thought the rear shelf was always carpeted or leather wrapped?
by sansouci
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Another New Member -car pics
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Another New Member -car pics

How did you prep the brake discs and calipers to withstand the heat? And what paint did you use?
by sansouci
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?
Replies: 19
Views: 870

Re: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?

Larry,
Great post!
by sansouci
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Gimmick? Or worth while...
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Gimmick? Or worth while...

This is what I use
And yes, when you use the two bucket method: clean/sudsy and dirty, you get a lot of dirt below the screen

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N ... UTF8&psc=1
by sansouci
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 39
Views: 6302

Re: My 6'er

Another pic
by sansouci
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 39
Views: 6302

Re: My 6'er

I am convinced we have 99% rat brains and 1% human brains. So after struggling to get the sway bar links, in situ, it dawns on me to swivel the links around and snake that entire sucker out the side so that I beat on it to remove the links. Success! The other 1/3 of the job is to get the new links o...
by sansouci
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's the best torque wrench?
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: What's the best torque wrench?

Brucey and Jose,
Thanks for the thoughtful discussion.....

I guess the automated assembly equipment for bolt tightening is self calibrating or requires constant QC.
by sansouci
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Great new tool for dropped nuts (!)
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Great new tool for dropped nuts (!)

I'm thinking about sewing some neodymium magnets to my gloves. One behind the wrist and one small one on the middle finger. Might just work. It will give me a chance to see how the sewing machine works, otherwise a dab of silicone adhesive.
by sansouci
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 39
Views: 6302

Re: My 6'er

Do you do that? Buy tools for one project and then forget where you put them. I have lots of duplicate tools because of that. Lol. Also I changed my links at some point but I don't recall having to use special tools. It was just a pain in the butt to force them on. Song, Sometimes it is just easier...
by sansouci
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 39
Views: 6302

Re: My 6'er

Those of you who have a lift at your house are truly blessed. The time and aggravation savings are priceless. But I digress. Below is the offending broken bolt. All manner of lubricants including PB were tried. I may have to go to the ultimate solution. Ralph sold me a swing arm but that is a last r...
by sansouci
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 39
Views: 6302

Re: My 6'er

Got some motivation (not a lot to be sure) but the broken stud on the pitman arm has been bugging me. Tried drilling with a screw extractor, but so far, no-go. Next up will be heat, maybe with a MAPP torch. So that aside, I thought I'd refresh (my wife asked what that meant...."Changing stuff that a...
by sansouci
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Where can I get seat covers?
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Where can I get seat covers?

Seems too nice to cover them up.

There is an eBay vendor zoomzoomzoom-ing that make and sells leather covers. I've never bought from him, so I can't say anything about quality.
by sansouci
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 720
Views: 94083

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song
Simply awesome!
Between the wet sanding and the polish, did you use any machine compounding cream? Do you have to wait before you wax the repainted surface?
by sansouci
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Carpet Tag
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Carpet Tag

When I was cleaning the carpeting this weekend, I found this tag under the rear section which read
6400 Fulda
Dura Tufting GmbH
14 August 1984 OK3

According to their website, Dura Tufting is a major carpet producer in Germany