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by sansouci
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: SI Board Lithium batteries
Replies: 11
Views: 576

Re: SI Board Lithium batteries

From limited experience with capacitors ("caps") in stereo equipment, they have a finite life and failure can sometimes be spotted by bulging sides and ends. If you "re-cap" the board, go for the highest quality and highest temperature ratings. Nichicon comes to mind and there are a number of youtub...
by sansouci
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My Engine Compartment Stickers
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: My Engine Compartment Stickers

Here are a few more labels,
Ken
BMW Replacement Crash Part Label.jpg
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BMW Vacuum Hose Routing Label.jpg
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BMW R12 Air Con Charge Amount.jpg
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by sansouci
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My Engine Compartment Stickers
Replies: 1
Views: 94

My Engine Compartment Stickers

FWIW, I've an 84 633Csi, US version. There have been some posts on sticker location, etc. so I thought I'd post mine.
BMW Emissions Label.jpg
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BMW Original Parts Label.jpg
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BMW Brake Fluid Label.jpg
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by sansouci
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: JB Weld Extreme Heat
Replies: 3
Views: 135

JB Weld Extreme Heat

I need to patch a hole in the front of the rear muffler where the twin mid pipes enter. Anyone have any experience with JB Weld Extreme heat? At this point is it more of a hair line fracture, and welding rust isn't feasible. I would, of course, scrape and sand any loose material before the repair.
by sansouci
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Affordable Big Brake Kit: e24
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

Re: Affordable Big Brake Kit: e24

PM him as he may not be paying attention to the thread.
by sansouci
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Water Pump e24 Cast iron vs pressed steel impeller
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Water Pump e24 Cast iron vs pressed steel impeller

I'd be curious about the drain and replace cycle for your antifreeze given the corrosion on the impeller. I read an interesting sales pitch for a power flush device for cooling systems that promotes the idea that floating corrosion particles cause the wear on the pump bearing leading to leaks and fa...
by sansouci
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?
Replies: 15
Views: 376

Re: Radiator: BMW brand vs. aftermarket?

I had read somewhere that they have a cheaper line for the aftermarket/DIY market. I'm guessing the difference is thinner material, leading to a shorter life span. Do you have the original to count and compare the cooling tubes? That may be the answer....
by sansouci
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: new guy saying hello....
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: new guy saying hello....

Welcome to the best E24 group anywhere. Keep posting your journey as you realize your vision. A great example is Songzunhuang's restoration.
by sansouci
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rotor Arm; Lot-o-Harm?
Replies: 28
Views: 5493

Re: Rotor Arm; Lot-o-Harm?

It's cheaper to replace the rotor than to suffer tracking inside the cap. "Mind the Gap" applies here.
by sansouci
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Hydro brake mystery
Replies: 47
Views: 1201

Re: Hydro brake mystery

Great document. The only two suggested changes are to add a date column to the version control so that each addition is specifically dated and under maintenance, a brief comment on appropriate hydraulic fluid.
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85901

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song,
Once again, I am in awe of your dedication, ambition and hard-won skills. Way to go!
--Ken
by sansouci
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: for sale a 1983 BMW 633CSI,
Replies: 2
Views: 2570

Re: for sale a 1983 BMW 633CSI,

Henri,
It might be helpful to post the last 7 digits of the vin. BTW, if it's Bronzit w/ Beige interior, it's my twin.
by sansouci
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Brake light warning light
Replies: 30
Views: 6324

Re: Brake light warning light

Remember that dielectric grease PREVENTS current flow and is an insulator. You might consider Boeshield which is a spray-on protectant

https://www.theruststore.com/Boeshield- ... gKg8fD_BwE

--Ken
by sansouci
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 1986 635csi 5spd
Replies: 2
Views: 10695

Re: 1986 635csi 5spd

What A/C compressor did you install (that's a project I need to do)?
--Ken
by sansouci
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85901

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

I was quoted for a full repaint, glass out in Bronzit of $10,000 for labor (including some body and rust repair work) plus $5,000 for materials and $5,000 for misc. parts. I would never consider DIY on painting, especially primer, base and clears. This was not from your typical body shop but a resto...
by sansouci
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Took one for the team...
Replies: 18
Views: 1338

Re: Took one for the team...

Is this an opportunity for a group buy on the kooglewerks covers?
The "KW" works great for me....

Ken Weinstein
by sansouci
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sewing Machine Oil
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Sewing Machine Oil

I recently had the opportunity to restore my wife's grandmother's historic Singer 15-96 sewing machine from about 1906. It is one of those classic black, treadle operated, belt driven antiques. The key is very light sewing machine oil that comes in squirt bottles. I am now using it to protect my too...
by sansouci
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: Adding a battery charger connection inside the fuel filler door

Won't these CTEK maintainers work through the cig lighter? As I'm not a smoker I don't know if it is always hot (or not).
by sansouci
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Technique for Changing My Diff Mount
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Technique for Changing My Diff Mount

Hi, My 84 633Csi/auto needs a new diff mount. Two possible techiques but I want to know which is best: If I put the rear up on ramps, I may be able to put a small floor jack under the diff to manage it. OR If I put the chassis up on jack stands, that would unload the rear suspension and then use the...
by sansouci
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85901

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song,
I haven't done the poly bushings, but you might want to inquire about the effect on ride quality. Here in the Northeast, we don't have smooth roads.
--Ken
by sansouci
Thu May 31, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 35
Views: 5601

Re: My 6'er

Song, I admire your energy and "get 'er done" commitment. You mentioned in a recent post you've just celebrated your 25th. Big congrats. My honey and I are going on 31yrs. Only my 6'er is older. I followed your A/C refresh but i have to solve a rear suspension problem first (new diff mount and repla...
by sansouci
Thu May 31, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 694
Views: 85901

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

hornhospital wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:01 pm
I was going to suggest an additional heatsink, too. This one works at the original mounting position with a little modification.
Hey Ken,
What is the source and stock number of this heat sink?

Thanks!
by sansouci
Thu May 17, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 35
Views: 5601

Re: My 6'er

Eric, I bought a cross-flow condenser and my next task is going to remove/rebuild the compressor. Weather just got nice enough to work outdoors on my back. I'm not planning to remove the evaporator unless when all is buttoned up and recharged, I'm left with no other choice. I guess I should also loo...