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by 635sharknose
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: E24 Shifter Rebuild Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: E24 Shifter Rebuild Questions

Make sure you are looking at the right drawings. The date says "from 09/1985" but you have found that yourself as well I see. You best enter your VIN in the BMW parts website (currently offline for maintenance). https://shop.bmw-classic.de/waroot/cl_maintenance/index.html Why not take it out, see wh...
by 635sharknose
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: E24_F/S 86 Air Dam
Replies: 23
Views: 1089

Re: E24_F/S 86 Air Dam

That looks great, thanks for sharing!
I have most parts ready now for the conversion, some parts are fitted already.
by 635sharknose
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Hi, thanks for your reaction. I will give it another try. [-o<
If it won't I will rent a powerful 600nm impact gun.
by 635sharknose
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: This Sucks
Replies: 16
Views: 1285

Re: This Sucks

What a sad story Don, I sympathize with you.
The conditions at funerals are terrible, keeping your distance when you would like nothing more than to comfort and hug each other.
Condolences from the Netherlands!
by 635sharknose
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: Wanted: type 3 (1987 - 1989) front bumper rubber strips
Replies: 0
Views: 636

Wanted: type 3 (1987 - 1989) front bumper rubber strips

I am looking for the black rubber strips on the front bumper of a type 3 E24 (1987/1989). Need to be the Euro strips for the wide licence plate holder. 1x strip left: 51111967617 1x strip right: 51111967618 As pos. 2 on this drawing. https://shop.bmw-classic.de/INTERSHOP/static/WFS/BMW-Classic-Site/...
by 635sharknose
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Thanks, was thinking of a torque around 500nm too, which is close to the 400 lb.ft you mentioned.
The assembly torque isn't that high it is 120nm (89 ft.ft) for the 2nd stage of tightening.
by 635sharknose
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: E24_F/S 86 Air Dam
Replies: 23
Views: 1089

Re: E24_F/S 86 Air Dam

Is your conversion completed? Share some photos please. [-o<
by 635sharknose
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Thanks guys, tried it all but without luck.
Will get me a battery impact gun.
What would you recommend as minimum torque?
by 635sharknose
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Oops :-"
Took the lock plate out, blocked the flange with 2 bolts...
Tight!! Not easy to loose!
Stopped for now, was not able to get it loose. ](*,)
by 635sharknose
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

Can that be done without risk of damaging the ear of the flange or the casting?
by 635sharknose
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Removal of 30mm driveshaft flange nut

I'm struggling with removing this nut, how do you guys remove it?
I do not have impact tools available, just a wrench and 30mm long socket.

I read in the Bentley service manual that I have to hold the flange while loosening, but how? There is not mutch to hold down to.
by 635sharknose
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Legends of the Autobahn - 2019 - link to pix
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Legends of the Autobahn - 2019 - link to pix

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
This looks so much better then people playing golf!
by 635sharknose
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!

Oh, OK, now I see. It is this muffler right? https://www.lmperformance.com/images/parts/FBMW-0720e.jpg So these are quite loud as well. Are there any aftermarket exhausts on the market which aren't? I see some Italian brands making more stock look-a-like mufflers (ASSO, ANSA) and also the mufflers o...
by 635sharknose
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!

Hey guys, thanks for your replies. Good idea, I have emailed Ireland right away, will have to wait for their reply. Do I see it correctly that you have an ellips shaped end muffler? I would assume they will not fit. I searched the internet for this absorber, but I am not able to find it. Or more pre...
by 635sharknose
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Legends of the Autobahn - 2019 - link to pix
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: Legends of the Autobahn - 2019 - link to pix

Great photo on a beautiful location!
by 635sharknose
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!

Took the Ireland exhaust out. The middle silencer sounds hollow on all spots where I tap it. The pipes are straight through. I don't think it will muffle much. Thinking of cutting out this silencer and weld in a replacement silencer of a more quiet type. Saw some nice models of the brand Flowmaster,...
by 635sharknose
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!
Replies: 8
Views: 788

My aftermarket exhaust is too loud!

The noise coming from my exhaust is too loud and I would like to muffle this. I have a stainless steel middle silencer and end silencer, I think from Ireland Engineering. And an aftermarket catalyst, brand unknown perhaps Magnaflow?? I have the impression that the middle silencer is hollow, when I t...
by 635sharknose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best exterior color to match a black interior
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Red is popular! Is also very beautiful, and matches perfectly with a black interior. But your white E24 is very beautiful too Phil! I know your interior is grey but with black it would be a good match too. I had a simular feeling, almost all Royal blue E24s have a light-colored or blue interior. My ...
by 635sharknose
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Temperature gauge malfunction
Replies: 19
Views: 1246

Re: Temperature gauge malfunction

Today I disassembled the cockpit again completely. Batteries measured, although they have 11-1989 printed on them, they were neatly 3v and were not leaking. All good here. Then sanded all contacts, pins and cleaned them and the sockets with a brush with contact spray. Put everything back together an...
by 635sharknose
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best exterior color to match a black interior
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Silver is a very good match with a black (or red in your case) interior.
Has been my favorite car color for years, but as I have owned several silver colored cars, I think I will take a different color now.
Anyway, certainly a very nice match! Thanks. =D>
by 635sharknose
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best exterior color to match a black interior
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

For sure, wonderful combination! Good tip. Must say that I really like the Highline model in white as well, like this one: https://oldcolonelcars.co.uk/listing/bmw-e24-6-series-m635i-m6-highline-manual/ My original color Bronzitbeige, but with new shiny paint can also be nice. Like this one, but the...
by 635sharknose
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best exterior color to match a black interior
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

Oh yes, that is definitely a great color choice!
The Highline models with Shadowline finish are really magnificent!

Like this one:
https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/1989- ... s-edition/
by 635sharknose
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best exterior color to match a black interior
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Best exterior color to match a black interior

I found that Royal Blue is a metallic paint. The strange thing is that it has so many different shades, in the sun it is blue, in the shade almost black. Looks a bit like a pearl effect paint. Does anybody know why it has these different shades? Royal Blue Metallic, 198 ,09/1986 thru 02/1989 Anybody...
by 635sharknose
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: BMW 633CSI Euro (1978) - Classic & Modern
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: BMW 633CSI Euro (1978) - Classic & Modern

Hi fellow Dutchman! Good seeing you here.

Nice project! Can't wait to see the end result!
by 635sharknose
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Temperature gauge malfunction
Replies: 19
Views: 1246

Re: Temperature gauge malfunction

Thanks! Interesting links. :D
This looks identical in the E24 as in the E30.
I do read that normaly mutliple things stop working (oil/ led's/ temp).
Will take out the cluster again and check the batteries.