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by sharkfan
Sat Nov 13, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Sensitive to fuel pressure.....
Replies: 0
Views: 2130

Sensitive to fuel pressure.....

Hi guys, Just thought I'd share an experience with you. I'd taken my late '82 (E28 based) 635 to my friendly mechanics for upper control arm changes' and a pre-winter waxoyl. Whilst underneath they noticed a slight weep from the fuel pipe - I don't know whether supply or return - but nothing that wa...
by sharkfan
Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What projects are going on.......
Replies: 27
Views: 12827

Centre console pulled out

Hi Mountain Shark,

How do you get the centre console out; I've always wanted/needed to but never been able to figure it out; please can you drop me some tips; either PM/e-mail or on the board.

Many, many thanks in advance;

Sharkfan.
by sharkfan
Sun Nov 07, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Self Levelling Suspension
Replies: 13
Views: 7346

Self levelling suspension

I read somewhere that SLS was standard on US cars and an option for other markets.

Dave, that Highline hasn't got; and I expect the majority of UK cars won't have.

BTW, spark plugs are Champion double copper; always used 'em; never had a problem.

Sharkfan
by sharkfan
Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Bentley 635 manual
Replies: 5
Views: 3176

Bentley Manual

The Bentley Manual often discussed is actually for the E28 five series, sadly it can't help out owners of the E12 based early 6 series but it is useful for owners of post late-1982 cars. You can get it in the uk; http://www.motormec.co.uk/e28.html and most folks say it's pretty useful - I've got one...
by sharkfan
Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 85 CSI - Newbie idle questions....
Replies: 13
Views: 8455

the big coupe group

You're right about this community; I'd been and tried other boards/forums before and was more than a little put off by the animosity and bitching that sometimes went on. I found this place a few months back and it seems to be full of a bunch of guys who are genuinely interested in their own 6'ers an...
by sharkfan
Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My new acquisition, 1989 Highline
Replies: 31
Views: 15119

The '89 Highline....

Dave,

I'm starting to really miss it :(

Hope you get on top of it and give it the good home it needed.

BTW, the Blue 635 wouldn't start this morning :shock: probably missing it's buddy.

My wife has vetoed any new purchases till the new year :roll:

Roll on 2005 :twisted:
by sharkfan
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My new acquisition, 1989 Highline
Replies: 31
Views: 15119

Down to two.....

Dave,

The Highline needed a good and caring home, and with the two 6'ers I have it was a lacking some love and attention - hope it suits your drive. Plus, I can't post any pics of mine 'til somone shows me how ??

Sharkfan
by sharkfan
Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: E24 Repair manual CD v Windows XP
Replies: 12
Views: 5351

Too much memory...............

Hi, I think mine is a 2001 edition, and I don't think that my having XP is the problem - just the amount of memory. Anything over 512Mb sends a double seven - if anyone has over 512MB of memory and can run the repair manual CD - I'd try a copy of that.

Sharkfan.
by sharkfan
Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:07 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: E24 Repair manual CD v Windows XP
Replies: 12
Views: 5351

Run time error '2004'

Hi guys, After a little investigation I've answered my own problem; Run time error '2004' is a Windows XP way of saying you have too much memory for older programs. The short dumbed-down explaination is that there is a Windows sub-set program which manages memory that was never envisaged to have to ...
by sharkfan
Sat Oct 23, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: E24 Repair manual CD v Windows XP
Replies: 12
Views: 5351

E24 Repair manual CD v Windows XP

Hi Guys, Can anyone help me to run the BMW CD-ROM Repair Manual on Windows XP Home Edition. I've recently updated my home PC and while the repair manual ran perfectly well on a 166MMX with Windows 98 it keeps coming up with a, Run-time error '2004': Out of memory error message any time I try and run...
by sharkfan
Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: One of the last (UK) 635's......
Replies: 10
Views: 4516

One of the last (UK) 635's......

This has been for sale for a little while; probably it's third listing on ebay (last time it failed to reach reserve at GBP 2350) and looks like it needs some work - anyone looking for almost the last of the line.... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=9837&item=2495056727&rd=1 ...
by sharkfan
Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Time differences experienced on this forum & Your age?
Replies: 38
Views: 15386

37 and in alcohol eased denial :twisted: [/img]
by sharkfan
Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Tech Articles
Topic: BMW 635 Central locking switch installation
Replies: 32
Views: 38073

Remote Central locking switch

Thank you to bcadmin, I did this fix to my '85 M6 in under an hour and encountered no problems. Top article including all the photos. I don't think Dave's suggestion of an automatic boot opener wired in the same way would work becuase the actuators only operate the locks not the handles or boot butt...
by sharkfan
Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What projects are going on.......
Replies: 27
Views: 12827

Ongoing projects....a lot of them!!

Hi Dave, Radiator was already repaired and header was gone not the core so I elected for complete new rad for peace of mind - and I'm keeping the car so no cutting corners. Additional Central locking switch is in the Tech Articles area of this site and is basically a centre console window switch pig...
by sharkfan
Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What projects are going on.......
Replies: 27
Views: 12827

What projects are going on.......

Ahh, it's not all sweetness and light as a 6 owner - just as I was sitting back relaxing thinking all was ok - my '82 635 popped the radiator. No warning just a steamy wisp from the edge of the bonnet. It wasn't catastrophic but on examination the rad's been repaired before so a new one it is - ?140...
by sharkfan
Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: SERIOUS BRAKING FAULT - URGENT
Replies: 16
Views: 9057

Brake fluid compatibility

I agree with Ron about the master cylinder - no need to upgrade. In terms of the brake fluid, take care. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but Dot 4 and Dot 5 are incompatible and changing to Dot 5 may require a whole range of seals to be changed, a significant work package. Dot 5.1 is compatib...
by sharkfan
Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Steering centre drag link install & more. Help please!
Replies: 18
Views: 8184

Bentley Manual

Dave, You can now get the Bentley 5-series 1982-1988 book from Amazon.co.uk, ISBN is 0-8376-0318-8. Trust everyone, it's a bible, get one asap, it's an American Haynes. But I wouldn't bother with the Chilton 1970-1988 manual - too little information for too big a range of cars. Happy engineering. Ke...
by sharkfan
Sun Oct 10, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine additives & stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 9240

Valve stem seals

Hi Dave, None of my current 6'ers even puff at start-up, I guess I've been blessed - or the insurance of regular oil changes does indeed pay dividends. As far as history goes - I've had a look and there's nothing about top-end rebuilds in any of the receipts I have. The puff you get on start up is p...
by sharkfan
Sun Oct 10, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: SERIOUS BRAKING FAULT - URGENT
Replies: 16
Views: 9057

Brake vibration

I'm no expert in this area but the vibration might well point to a crack appearing in one of the front discs. Don't know about the the pedal going to the floor but air in the system has got to be the chief suspect. If your last drive was enthusiastic, or some debris got in or around the disc then yo...
by sharkfan
Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine additives & stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 9240

oils, additives and anything else you throw in

Hi all, Good point from Dave about the friendly tone and lack of BS on this forum, it'd be great if it stays that way. It seems we all change the fluids and filters way too regularly - me included - but as someone said - it's great insurance. I've always changed about yearly at 5k miles, every MoT (...
by sharkfan
Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What do you love about driving a BIG SIX?!
Replies: 13
Views: 5984

Hi, I just thought I'd reply to the original question of what you like about driving your six. I've owned 635's for about 10 years now and a couple of things have always got the heart racing - first and most obvious is the looks of the car - whether driving down a busy High Street and watching the t...