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by Boggie
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Massive vibration under heavy braking
Replies: 25
Views: 2458

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: 669

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: 669

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: 669

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: 833

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: 833

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: 46548

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: 2895

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: 2895

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: 2895

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: 2895

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: 46548

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: 46548

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: 2895

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: 2517

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: 2517

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: 2517

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...
by Boggie
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Useful links
Topic: UK M635CSI Coolant, Vacuum and Breather Pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: UK M635CSI Coolant, Vacuum and Breather Pipes

DOH!
:)
That IS cheaper than the UK BMW price but my quote includes all the vacuum hoses too...
by Boggie
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Car covers - what brand do you have ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: Car covers - what brand do you have ?

Don't worry; she can breath and everything. Best of all? You can leave her in there all winter and she will look as good as she did when you zipped her in, last fall... :)
by Boggie
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Car covers - what brand do you have ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1590

Re: Car covers - what brand do you have ?

Move the wife into the Carcoon....?
by Boggie
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Water Pump and Alternator Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1718

Re: Water Pump and Alternator Advice Needed

Wow, that is a LOT cheaper than the UK price but I believe that exclusively for the UK market, BMW include a free signed picture of Beyoncé, naked and riding a unicorn around Brooklands race track... :)
by Boggie
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Opinions on these wheels, please?
Replies: 22
Views: 2517

Re: Opinions on these wheels, please?

It is now, and far better than Re-Rimming.......
by Boggie
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Water Pump and Alternator Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1718

Re: Water Pump and Alternator Advice Needed

Oooooh thanks Chaps!
by Boggie
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Water Pump and Alternator Advice Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1718

Re: Water Pump and Alternator Advice Needed

I am not familiar with the different variations in rubber mounts; I suppose that they might be to fit different alternators. Different alternators were fitted were fitted over time and to different models of E24 depending on regional variation and equipment level. If you have a lathe, you are guara...
by Boggie
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Opinions on these wheels, please?
Replies: 22
Views: 2517

Re: Opinions on these wheels, please?

Is that with the original M635 BBS split rims? After some issues with the wheels, BMW in the EU these replaced them with 1-piece wheels that look like this: http://www.bmwmregistry.com/faq/E24_M6_cross-spoke_alloy.jpg These are what I have 6 of, included with the car. I also have 10 TRX tyres includ...