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by songzunhuang
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: This Sucks
Replies: 16
Views: 1276

Re: This Sucks

So far, my observations lead me to believe that the COVID-19 virus gives everyone who is NOT affected, the shits.
How else can you explain the run on toilet paper? :-k
by songzunhuang
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: There’s a car under that dust!
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: There’s a car under that dust!

Ronnie Wilson wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:27 pm
Hi

Looks good.

Please tell me your going to remove those Front and rear Bumpers and replace with Euro ones.

Good luck 👍
Ronnie, I considered that for my car, but it's rudely expensive. I guess it all depends on how far one wants to go on this.
by songzunhuang
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Non-Essential Emission Sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Non-Essential Emission Sensor?

So I finally gave up on my rough idle and took my car to my friendly local independent BMW shop. They checked all the same things I already checked and then added a smoke test, valve adjustment and condition of plugs and ignition parts. Everything was fine they said. Of course they found lots of lit...
by songzunhuang
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Sunroof woes...
Replies: 9
Views: 4164

Re: Sunroof woes...

I am about to get into this project on my car and wondering about all the pieces. If i understand correct I need two pieces, the short one 990mm (54121870086) and the long one 1440mm (54121933203). But what about the single one 2370mm (54121972055)? is it actually too short? ECS Tuning lists them a...
by songzunhuang
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633i: Saved from the barn
Replies: 23
Views: 2729

Re: 1984 633i: Saved from the barn

Nicely done! I did an injector overhaul on my e24 as well, but I didn't paint the injector bodies. I painted the rail instead. I tried to have the gold tone galvanizing treatment, but it just ended up looking like gold. Oh well. I did get a sonic cleaner device and soaked the injectors for a few hou...
by songzunhuang
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bigcoupe.com Fundraiser - Super Bowl Pool
Replies: 33
Views: 3792

Re: Bigcoupe.com Fundraiser - Super Bowl Pool

Congratulations to the winners! 1st Qtr HEATHCLIFFE $100 2nd Qtr DESENTORE $100 3rd Qtr DESENTORE $100 Final SONG Z HONG $200 Thank you to everybody who donated 8) ‘Twas a bittersweet day. The 49ers lost (my favored team), but I did ok in this pool. What a painful 4th quarter it was! Thanks for man...
by songzunhuang
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough Idle and Power Steering Pump - connected?
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Rough Idle and Power Steering Pump - connected?

I've been battle a rough idle for a long time. I've tried just about everything and was just at my wits ends and decided to turn my attention to other matters. So there was the screechy power steering pump (and the associated leaky brake booster) to repair. Two weeks ago, I completed the power stee...
by songzunhuang
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633i: Saved from the barn
Replies: 23
Views: 2729

Re: 1984 633i: Saved from the barn

I got the same car! Best of luck and hop on over to my Project thread to see the long list of things I've done to make (and keep) mine a daily driver.
In the past 5 years I've clocked just over 45,597 miles on the car.

https://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=25858

An adventure awaits!
by songzunhuang
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough Idle and Power Steering Pump - connected?
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Rough Idle and Power Steering Pump - connected?

I've been battling a rough idle for a long time. I've tried just about everything and was just at my wits ends and decided to turn my attention to other matters. So there was the screechy power steering pump (and the associated leaky brake booster) to repair. Two weeks ago, I completed the power ste...
by songzunhuang
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro
Replies: 62
Views: 5722

Re: Electrifying my '85 635CSi Euro

Wow, that some serious stuff. Did I understand this correctly in that you'll be mating the electric motor to a manual 5 speed tranny? Almost all electric cars seem to be direct drive (a la Tesla) or come kinda CV, which I don't think exists for a e24. ;) This will be a very interesting thing to foll...
by songzunhuang
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bigcoupe.com Fundraiser - Super Bowl Pool
Replies: 33
Views: 3792

Re: Bigcoupe.com Fundraiser - Super Bowl Pool

I'm in as well, but I think there is a typo in your email address.
Surely your domain extension is ".com" and not ".con" right?

There are weird connotations to the incorrect one!
OK, off to PayPal.
by songzunhuang
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 836
Views: 174148

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Today: Fitted new ignition box, exhaust rear section, water pump, fan clutch, fan, radiator (and mounts). Started to fit the center console. Test fired the car and ran it for the first time in 2 1/2 years. Tomorrow I will fit a new thermostat and run it up to temperature then start fitting the rest...
by songzunhuang
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: 1983 633csi interior parts/tech help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1924

Re: 1983 633csi interior parts/tech help needed

Are we sure that he's not talking about this transistor? This was the problem for my 1984 633csi when the fan would only blow on high. It's easy to get to and an easy fix. The new transistor was less than $3. Screen Shot 2020-01-23 at 9.53.59 PM.png I've replaced this twice now. Second time I made m...
by songzunhuang
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 1982 633CSI - Engine Locked up from sitting
Replies: 20
Views: 2405

Re: 1982 633CSI - Engine Locked up from sitting

My goal for this weekend is to break the sucker loose. I've got a flywheel tool, fan clutch removal tool (gonna try and turn it from the top) Kroil, and a boroscope. If that doesn't work I have a valve cover gasket, intake manifold gaskets and oil pan gasket for inspection. If that fails, i'll be p...
by songzunhuang
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 783
Views: 153110

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song, Well done, add insurance to the finished product by adding a magnet inside the ATF Reservoir to collect the microscopic metal particles. Magnets may also be fitted to the oil filter. Search the forum there are a number of write ups, here's one of them. Roger http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtop...
by songzunhuang
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 783
Views: 153110

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Once you know you've got all the air out, make sure you haven't overfilled the reservoir, which you won't know about until you leave the car standing for a week or so, which will leave you scratching your head and ATF everywhere. Do this by fully discharging the brake bomb with the lid off the rese...
by songzunhuang
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 783
Views: 153110

Brake Booster Rebuild - Trials and Tribulations

So, picking up from the same day, I actually removed my brake booster in the afternoon, but by the time I had it rebuilt, it was dark. So I spent about 2 hours the next morning to install the booster, fill the fluids and then test it all. Spoiler alert - everything worked out wonderfully! But, let's...
by songzunhuang
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 783
Views: 153110

Power Steering Pump Rebuild

Today I finally addressed my screeching power steering pump. I also rebuilt my brake booster, but that'll be the next post. I learned a few things along the way and I thought I'd document and share them here. First, here are all the bits that I endeavored to install this weekend. This would reseal a...
by songzunhuang
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

As usual, I'll document all this when I install it. I'm still waiting to get a reply from Jay so that I can get the rest of the seals for the booster unit. OK, thanks everyone and Happy New Year to you! Dear Song, Please check your own messages next time before you mention that I did not get back t...
by songzunhuang
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 783
Views: 153110

Part to rebuild a Brake Booster

I added to a thread in another part of the forum to address a power steering leak. It was tracked down to the brake booster and I am beginning to gather the parts to rebuild it. Jay has a rebuild kit with all the bits needed, but I was informed that a potentially brittle plastic part could be replac...
by songzunhuang
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

Hi Song, You already have my website link, if you want to order a seal kit, all you need to do is send the money to my PayPal account, Best, Jay, sent you payment to your PayPal as requested. FYI - I send a few questions to your hotmail account (associated to your PayPal) and didn’t get any respons...
by songzunhuang
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

I used a booster rebuilt by Jay and it all want very smoothly. Jay has excellent instructions included with his rebuilt boosters as well. That was a few years ago and no leaks at all. I hadn't heard of the aluminum seal till now though. Just ordered the aluminum carrier for the seal (from: maxlumen...
by songzunhuang
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

Song, Definitely let Jay Stratton rebuild your booster with new seals. Also suggest you contact Bill Fox (Max Lumens) [email protected].com for the machined aluminum seal carrier to replace the plastic one and then send it with your booster to Jay. One assembly tip: fit the hydraulic lines to the M/...
by songzunhuang
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

This may , or may not , be a silly question based on where you live , but do you use red antifreeze in your cooling system ? if so taste the drip to see if it is sweet. You certainly should have a corrosion inhibitor in your cooling system . Don Don, definitely not anti-freeze. I use that Xerex gol...
by songzunhuang
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

Thanks everyone, that makes sense now. I didn’t realize the brake bomb also routed to the master cylinder, but after seeing the picture it makes sense. Ok, I’ll look up Jay!