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by 635sharknose
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member - Could you help me with my cars history?
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: New member - Could you help me with my cars history?

Welcome here, looks nice your E24. I am not from Sweden but a lot closer to you than most guys on this forum. :-) It looks like just before the car was exported, the speedometer seems to have been turned back 100,000 miles. From 216K to 116K. :evil: Or is that a mistake in the Carfax report? Have yo...
by 635sharknose
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Re: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!

Guys, just wanted to let you know that welding in this E34 silencer worked out pretty good.
The noise is reduced by some dB's making it much better.
It still isn't a quite car, but now it is just fine, not so loud anymore. :D
by 635sharknose
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: BMW E24 US front bumper tuck / lipo
Replies: 24
Views: 4495

Re: BMW E24 US front bumper tuck / lipo

That is also a good idea to cut the bumper instead of cutting out the top cover plate.
End result looks very good, well done!

I see you also used the Euro Highline model license plate holder. :D
by 635sharknose
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No start / now intermittent start 633CSi
Replies: 19
Views: 1457

Re: No start / now intermittent start 633CSi

Hoi Stephan,

Have you also tried to start the car again with the original ECU? Are you sure it's broken?
My first guess would be it's a bad contact, maybe a plug connection that makes bad contact. I would at least clean the plugs.
by 635sharknose
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Servicing of very low usage 635s
Replies: 21
Views: 2027

Re: Servicing of very low usage 635s

Good job Phil, let's make some miles with it! :D
by 635sharknose
Mon May 25, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: What wheels are these?
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: What wheels are these?

Nice! good luck in your search for these wheels!
by 635sharknose
Sun May 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: E24_F/S 86 Air Dam
Replies: 23
Views: 3010

Re: E24_F/S 86 Air Dam

Thanks for your comment! The strange thing is that the side trims are already fitted like that (with the gap) without the bumper mounted. It is not the bumper that pushes them out. The bumper fits very smoothly actually, like it should. I can correct the bumper trims by mounting them under tension w...
by 635sharknose
Sat May 23, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: E24_F/S 86 Air Dam
Replies: 23
Views: 3010

Re: E24_F/S 86 Air Dam

Bob, during the conversion of the rear, I noticed that the last bit of the rear bumper trim panels do not fit properly (under the rear light). The first part is neatly in line with the body but on the last part, the body curves away from the trim panel, creating a gap. Have you noticed this too? If ...
by 635sharknose
Sat May 23, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: What wheels are these?
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: What wheels are these?

These are Zender Turbo wheels.

See for more photos on a E28: http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?p=1034567
by 635sharknose
Fri May 22, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Faded print seat adjustment switches
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Faded print seat adjustment switches

That one looks quite good Phil. Thanks for the offer.

I am thinking of giving the decals a try, I have a few more faded prints for which he also offers decals (fog lights, cruise control).
by 635sharknose
Fri May 22, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Faded print seat adjustment switches
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: Faded print seat adjustment switches

Thanks Bob, missed that topic.
Looks great!
by 635sharknose
Thu May 21, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Faded print seat adjustment switches
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Faded print seat adjustment switches

Has anyone managed to get the faded print of the seat adjustment switches neat again (not replacing them)?
I thought of taping it, cutting it out and spraying it. But I think that is a difficult job.

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by 635sharknose
Sat May 16, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Current speakers for factory locations
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Current speakers for factory locations

I would buy German Maestro speakers which are Made in Germany, matches your German car.
They have some great kits available.
by 635sharknose
Thu May 14, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Orig. audio equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Orig. audio equipment

They are sold for quit some money nowadays, I would not throw it away.
I would keep them so you can make the car original again in the future.
by 635sharknose
Tue May 12, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: New member, new project
Replies: 13
Views: 1448

Re: New member, new project

Nice shark, love the late model Highlines.
Great plans, would like to follow the progress you are making.
by 635sharknose
Fri May 08, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Wont start after engine replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

Re: Wont start after engine replacement

Good news! Thansk for sharing.
Enjoy your 635!
by 635sharknose
Wed May 06, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 2440

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

It is hard to see on the photo but the spot on the seal in definitely convex, not concave. You can see that the “scratch" was in there for a longer period and that the seal formed itself in this scratch. Couldn't think of a better word than scratch, perhaps gouge or gap is a better word. But as I'm ...
by 635sharknose
Tue May 05, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 2440

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

That really doesn't look anything like "just a scratch". And there's an indentation in the rubber seal too. Could it be that someone has previously been somewhat exuberant in trying to remove the seal at an earlier time? I'm afraid so Phil, looks like they tried to pry it out with a sharp object, p...
by 635sharknose
Mon May 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 2440

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Contacted J-B Weld and they advised this epoxy.
Anyone have experience with it with similar repairs?

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by 635sharknose
Mon May 04, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 2440

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Thanks for your reply.
Perhaps it isn't visible on the photo but it is in fact a scratch. :(
It is not a drilled hole with thread in it I'm afraid.
by 635sharknose
Sun May 03, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 2440

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

It eventually broke loose with a 1300Nm (958 ft-lb) pneumatic impact gun... :shock: Tried first with a 680Nm (500 ft-lb) without luck. Took off the flange and pried both seals out. The small transmission selector shaft seal seemed impossible at first but when I smashed it in on one side, it rotated ...
by 635sharknose
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Servicing of very low usage 635s
Replies: 21
Views: 2027

Re: Servicing of very low usage 635s

To my knowledge the oil might be contaminated by water, coolant, dirt, fuel, etc.. Broke down oil can cause sludge or bad lubrication. As changing the oil (and filter) isn’t too expensive, I would do it if I where you. Gearbox oil would hold much longer as it is not contaminated by combustion. I use...
by 635sharknose
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 30 years ago, Bobbo bought the green shark, sight unseen
Replies: 20
Views: 2406

Re: 30 years ago, Bobbo bought the green shark, sight unseen

Pod wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:44 pm
I bought my first E24 in 1993 and still have it. Needs restoration now though :(
Long live the north European climate! :(
by 635sharknose
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 30 years ago, Bobbo bought the green shark, sight unseen
Replies: 20
Views: 2406

Re: 30 years ago, Bobbo bought the green shark, sight unseen

What a great story! Congratulations!
So nice to see that people can own a car for so long with so much passion. =D>
I assume you will never sell it!
by 635sharknose
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Trans. fluid leak
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Trans. fluid leak

Did you check the gearbox vent? Perhaps it is blocked.
When blocked, oil could be pressed out the seals due to a too high pressure inside the gearbox.

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