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sharkfan
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:05 am

M635CSi passed her MoT yesterday on Friday the 13th.... :mrgreen:
2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of 100's left from the 1000's made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GazM3 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:32 pm

Nice one there. The mot in the uk is pretty strict I here.

I Had abit of productive time on the e24 after some hiatus in the past week or so.

Installed the recently acquired Motorsport downunder exhaust. Twin 2” all the way with nice mandrel bends, no drone. Also had a bit of a brainwave to temp fix my rich condition was to bring the fuel mix to the range I need rather than mechanically. Worked out that a e85/ Ron98 mix 50/50 would bring my mixtures into range. Filled it up, held my breath and hey presto like magic it’s running perfect. Prob ss good as it’s ever run. Must be the inherent intake cooling effect or the way the ecu reads the mix feeds in more timing. Mix in the high 12’s on Wot (rather than 10’s) and high 14’s on cruise/light throttle. I feel I got my car back now.
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74 2002
84 E24 M635csi
86 E23 735i
94 E34 540i/6 SC
97 E36 M3 euro SC

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by OnTheFritz » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:56 pm

Saturday I went to a meet where I parked next to a pair of E28s! I was beginning to think I was the only classic BMW driving around, since I hardly even see E30s with any frequency. Image

Sunday I changed the oil almost 3000 miles on the dot. I put5oz of Seafoam in with the oil about 150 miles before I changed the oil to see if there was any sludge or carbon that would be broken up. The oil didn't look abnormally dirty after use, but I did notice the valves got a bit quieter after I used it, which was surprising. I started using Valvoline VR1 20w-50 at the last change, and continued that trend this time. However, I also added some Lucas oil stabilizer to further hush the normal valve ticking and to add some protection for cold start-ups (which this poor engine sees a lot of). Soon I will be performing a Seafoam spray treatment that goes through the intake side to break up any carbon in the intake manifold and valve seats.

I also picked up a fine-spline M-tech 1 steering wheel from a salvage yard E30 for quite a paltry price! \:D/ Though it didn't have the striped M piece at the bottom of the middle spoke, the leather is clean, untorn, and smooth/shiny all around. The center piece is dusty, but that's a super easy fix. I picked up a cruise control module from the same car, and will hopefully be installing that once my semester is over. I'll test my airbag while I have the wheel off, since that seems like a reasonable thing to do. That would be a great excuse to make the switch :-k
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GazM3 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:30 am

Looking good.


Just getting some Michelin ps4 tyres installed today. I have them on 2 other cars they are really good for the price. Finally some grip on the old e24. Also ordered some ferodo ds2500 pads. It feels good to have some activity on the 6 again
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84 E24 M635csi
86 E23 735i
94 E34 540i/6 SC
97 E36 M3 euro SC

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by OnTheFritz » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:53 am

Gaz, if I may ask, what wheels are you putting those on, and what size are the tires? I'm running a stock 15x7in setup ATM and I'd like to fit 225s instead of the 205s currently installed, but I can't hardly find any tires in this weird size anymore. As much as I hear larger wheels can somewhat kill the driving dynamics of this car, I can understand why it's so popular: Finding tires isn't nearly this big of a headache. And I still have at least another year or so of life on my tires! #-o
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GazM3 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:48 am

17x9 and 17x10

All the bushes in the front are upgraded powerflex and the steering bracket is done. Also have front and rear bars that keep the alignment in check. It’s prob the best steering car I have esp with the fast m635csi rack
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74 2002
84 E24 M635csi
86 E23 735i
94 E34 540i/6 SC
97 E36 M3 euro SC

OTHERS
02 Landrover D2 td5
08 Holden Ute 6.0
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by ron » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:47 am

GazM3 wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:48 am
....with the fast m635csi rack
????
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GazM3 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:58 pm

Sorry Ron fast rack compared to e23
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74 2002
84 E24 M635csi
86 E23 735i
94 E34 540i/6 SC
97 E36 M3 euro SC

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02 Landrover D2 td5
08 Holden Ute 6.0
11 Audi S5

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GazM3 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:30 pm

Took part of the day off work to sort a few more things. Installed the wideband with a/f gauge, repaired my heater solenoid (dodgy earth) and fitted a nice little Dakota digital tachometer corrector.

If you have to correct a low (or high) reading tachometer this is what u need. Can just put a correction factor in and away u go. Easy to wire just break into the tachometer wire give it power and earth and all good.
BMW’s
74 2002
84 E24 M635csi
86 E23 735i
94 E34 540i/6 SC
97 E36 M3 euro SC

OTHERS
02 Landrover D2 td5
08 Holden Ute 6.0
11 Audi S5

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:47 pm

Fitted the Fritz Bitz exhaust system from the downpipes back. I can confirm that putting the system on takes approximately one fifth of the time it takes to get the old bastard off.
2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of 100's left from the 1000's made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)

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