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by Boggie
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2289

Re: Fuel Pump Question

Thanks chaps!
I have managed to ID the lift pump but for the main pump does anyone know the part number for a decent make, such as Bosch please?
Cheers,
Ian
by Boggie
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Air Con Compressor Belt Swap
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: M635 Air Con Compressor Belt Swap

Thanks Brucey, The problem is that the compressor does not have a lot of room to move so fitting a larger belt might mean that it cannot be tensioned properly so giving belt squeal when hitting the AC button. I managed by brute force to get the belt on using a stubby flat blade as a wedge and turnin...
by Boggie
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2289

Fuel Pump Question

Hi All, So, today, after my engine rebuild I got the motor filled with fluids but it failed to start. After some process of elimination stuff I found the fuel pump fuse had blown. So, with fuse 11 duly replaced, the engine burst into life and I got it running up to temperature. All was OK but I hear...
by Boggie
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: power steering hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: power steering hoses

A lot of those pipes are NLA...
by Boggie
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Air Con Compressor Belt Swap
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: M635 Air Con Compressor Belt Swap

Thanks Ron, I have a lovely new Rad, which thankfully is still in its box. :) However the aircon rad is still in place and I have no access to the RHS of the engine bay without moving the car. Is it possible to remove the compressor top mount from the underside or do I need to remove the bonnet? Che...
by Boggie
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Air Con Compressor Belt Swap
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: M635 Air Con Compressor Belt Swap

Thanks Ron,

How do you access the top mount bolts please? Can I do this from the underside of the car?

Ian
by Boggie
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M635 Air Con Compressor Belt Swap
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

M635 Air Con Compressor Belt Swap

Hi All, I am replacing all the belts on the car with new BMW items. The tensioners are a great design, with sawtooth track above the slot and a toothed 19mm 'nut' that walks along the track until the belt is tensioned and then locked off with the 13mm on the other end of the coach bolt that goes thr...
by Boggie
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: power steering hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: power steering hoses

I guess you have checked HERE? What pipes are you missing?
by Boggie
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Massive vibration under heavy braking
Replies: 25
Views: 3108

Re: Massive vibration under heavy braking

Disc warping or uneven thickness. I have had this on two of my cars in the past (911 Turbo and Monaro VXR500) and it can only be resolved by either new discs or having the discs skinmmed on the car: https://skimmydiscs.co.uk
by Boggie
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Ignition Coil: BMW, Bosch or Beru?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Ignition Coil: BMW, Bosch or Beru?

Don't think it is a Bosch as it is the wrong colours but the can is pretty corroded too so will replace it with new and stick the old one in my ever growing old but ok spares bin. :)
Thanks.
by Boggie
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Ignition Coil: BMW, Bosch or Beru?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Ignition Coil: BMW, Bosch or Beru?

Thanks Brucey, The coil is unbranded and looking rather tired. To be fair it works perfectly well so the main initial reason for replacing it is aesthetics. However, being of indeterminate age and origin makes me a little wary so fitting a shiny new Bosch coil seems the way to go. :) New plugs, roto...
by Boggie
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Ignition Coil: BMW, Bosch or Beru?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Ignition Coil: BMW, Bosch or Beru?

Hi All, As part of my engine recommissioning / preventative maintenance work, I am about to order an ignition coil. Looking at REAL OEM to get the part number (12131286087), I noticed how expensive they are, and from experience the UK prices are often higher than those quoted on RealOEM ($114.46 is ...
by Boggie
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Help Identifying a Mystery Part
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: Help Identifying a Mystery Part

So it is! Thanks chaps.
It must have need there for 20 years, since the previous restoration! Looks like I have a spare now...
Ian
by Boggie
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Help Identifying a Mystery Part
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Help Identifying a Mystery Part

Hi All, Whilst cleaning the inside of the engine bay, I found this lying on the chassis rail, under the ABS / Header tank area of the LHS of my engine bay.Looked like it had been there a while as it was covered in grime. Can anyone identify what it is and where it goes please? https://thumbs2.imgbox...
by Boggie
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Centre Console, Between Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 46757

Re: Centre Console, Between Seats

Thanks Chaps
by Boggie
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 3944

Re: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?

Additionally, THESE GUYS are local to me. I could get them to powder coat the centre cap large nut and wheel rims 'Chrome Silver', the spokes 'Black Chrome' and assemble them with new gloss black bolts..... I think they would look amazing finished that way so worth getting a price. From their site i...
by Boggie
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 3944

Re: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?

Thanks Ron,

That is the correct type but unless I am missing something, they don't do black.
I found THESE BOLTS which are the correct style, color and material. Add in THESE NUTS and that's the lot at £153 all in. :)

Anyone used this supplier?
by Boggie
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 3944

Re: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?

Next.question

Can anyone recommend a UK supplier of reasonably priced M7x30 high-tensile steel, black flanged and splined bolts with flanged 12point nuts please?

I can find 'BBS Rebuild' kits on eBay and Amazon but Don't trust their quality....

Thanks,
Ian
by Boggie
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 3944

Re: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?

Thanks Chaps!

Exactly what I needed. So polished rims and black bolts for my RC009/RC010 wheels will look pretty much spot on (albeit a little more dish and lower profile tyres). I was torn over the gold centres but as my car has a red interior I am leaning to keeping the centres silver.
by Boggie
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Centre Console, Between Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 46757

Re: Centre Console, Between Seats

Thanks Ron!
by Boggie
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Centre Console, Between Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 46757

Centre Console, Between Seats

Hi All, At some point in the past a bodge-it-fit in-car phone installation has resulted in a number of holes being drilled in the rear-section centre console of my '85 M635CSI. IE: The section rearward of the gear lever, that extends between the seats where the handbrake emerges. Do any of you happe...
by Boggie
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?
Replies: 25
Views: 3944

M653CSI / M6 BBS Split Rim Info / pictures?

Hi All, I have recently acquired a set of BBS RC009 and RC010 wheels for my M635CSI restoration. They are very close to the OEM wheel style and whilst the wheels are in fairly good condition, and certainly good enough for the interim, I will be reconditioning them at some point for when I finish the...
by Boggie
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Opinions on these wheels, please?
Replies: 22
Views: 3104

Re: Opinions on these wheels, please?

Thanks! One of the main reasons I chose 235/45x17 was the information supplied by Francoid, a little over halfway down THIS THREAD where he says: Disclaimer: I used to be the global head of sports tires at Michelin in France and created the Pilot Sport line. So I have some knowledge but also some bi...
by Boggie
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Opinions on these wheels, please?
Replies: 22
Views: 3104

Re: Opinions on these wheels, please?

Thanks Brucey. Once I have finished restoring the engine bay and rebuilt the engine (and fitted the good TRX tyres to the original rims, MOT etc) I will do a week on both and report back. Buckinghamshire roads are amongst the worse in the country so plenty of scope to compare handling..
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by Boggie
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Opinions on these wheels, please?
Replies: 22
Views: 3104

Re: Opinions on these wheels, please?

Wow, great info both! My M635 came with 415 diameter (16 1/3"), 195 (7 2/3") wide, ET19 wheels with 240/45 TRX. My theory is that opting for a very slight increase in rim diameter and width to 17" and 8" respectively and 235/45 tyres should be as close to original fronts as possible so should not af...