Help Support Bigcoupe.com

What did you do to your E24 today?

Talk women (or men), politics, gripe about your 6er (or other ride), and speak your mind.

Moderators: bfons, GRNSHRK, ron

User avatar
dwcains
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1455
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:01 am
Location: Lutz, FL

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by dwcains » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:43 pm

Looks great. What did you do?
Dean
Lutz, FL

'85 635 CSi Euro #9402254
'87 Spider Veloce
'92 Spider Veloce
'08 350Z

Image

User avatar
Mark Shutt
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 182
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:58 pm
Location: Doncaster UK

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Mark Shutt » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:17 pm

dwcains wrote:Looks great. What did you do?
flatted all the cracks out with 240 grade wet and dry (wet), used some heavy leather filler for deeper creases but didn't go OTT as wanted to keep some of the leather character without looking to perfect! then applied the dye with a gravity fed touch up spray gun. I used Bespokeleatheringltd dye as it has a good reputation and the end product looks great for a 1st time seat repair job!
1988 635csi Auto Highline, Royal blue with Lotus white.

songzunhuang
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 736
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:04 am
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by songzunhuang » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:13 pm

Mark Shutt wrote:today I decided to have a go at restoring my drivers seat as it was a little tired and cracked in places but good overall condition.. Lotus silver and it came out pretty good for a 1st attempt, now it shows the passenger seat up so have to do that one now!

Image
Image
That looks great! I really have to reconsider my "Comfort" seats. However, lots of other things to deal with for now.... another major item on my To Do list.
-----
Song Huang
1984 633CSi
Last 7 of VIN: 6997383

User avatar
sansouci
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1447
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:52 pm
Location: New York City

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sansouci » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:35 am

Basic leather resto question: Do I do a Leatherique treatment before I do an airbrush recoloring? Or after?
Sansouci
84 E24 633Csi Auto, Bronzit/PearlBeige 6997510
93 E32 740il M60 Auto, Alpenweis/Ultramarine
60 535i M30 5-speed Green/Beige (crushed)
71 240Z 4-speed White/Blue (rusty & sold)
65 396 Chevelle 4-speed, Marina Blue/Black (stolen)

User avatar
hornhospital
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 2060
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:46 pm
Location: Silverhill, AL
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by hornhospital » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:38 am

Before. Basically you'd be airbrushing the dirt and oil if you paint them first. Then most of the color will come off with the subsequent Leatherique treatment.
Ken Kanne
'84 633CSi "Sylvia"; '85 635CSi "Katja";'87 325is "Odette"; '93 325is "Elvira"

User avatar
olympia57
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1013
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:47 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by olympia57 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:01 am

Mark Shutt wrote:
dwcains wrote:Looks great. What did you do?
flatted all the cracks out with 240 grade wet and dry (wet), used some heavy leather filler for deeper creases but didn't go OTT as wanted to keep some of the leather character without looking to perfect! then applied the dye with a gravity fed touch up spray gun. I used Bespokeleatheringltd dye as it has a good reputation and the end product looks great for a 1st time seat repair job!
I also sourced the dye plus materials from BL and found John very helpful.
After a year I noticed the wear areas were showing a slight sheen and as I wanted a true matt finish I cleaned and applied their GT3 Matt sealer and can vouch for it's effectiveness . Would suggest you apply it ,if you haven't already .
Nice job there .
Don
1981 635 series 1

User avatar
sharkfan
Senior Member
Posts: 1993
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:14 pm
Location: Guildford, U.K.

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:50 pm

Finally fixed the in-operative speedo on my 635CSi \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

After loads of testing I finally traced it to a broken track on the circuit board that the coolant and fuel gauges are mounted to; rather than attempt to fix the track which looks like it has corroded through from a leak from the pesky re-chargeable batteries I simply wired over from one end to the other to complete the circuit.

I am VERY happy now it's fixed :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :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)

songzunhuang
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 736
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:04 am
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by songzunhuang » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:39 am

sharkfan wrote:Finally fixed the in-operative speedo on my 635CSi \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

After loads of testing I finally traced it to a broken track on the circuit board that the coolant and fuel gauges are mounted to; rather than attempt to fix the track which looks like it has corroded through from a leak from the pesky re-chargeable batteries I simply wired over from one end to the other to complete the circuit.

I am VERY happy now it's fixed :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
A working speedo is a thing of beauty! Congrats to you!
-----
Song Huang
1984 633CSi
Last 7 of VIN: 6997383

User avatar
dwcains
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1455
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:01 am
Location: Lutz, FL

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by dwcains » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:33 pm

I finally got round to finishing the windshield washer tubing, by installing the Oetiker clamps that have been sitting in my toolbox for at least a year. The hoses were actually tight enough, and not leaking without the clamps, but the job looked unfinished. I cheated and used non-original parts where they couldn't easily be seen:

Image

Image

Here's the "before" pic:

Image

This $15 motor from NAPA is a perfect fit into the intensive washer tank, and it even includes the rubber seal and fits the original electrical connector. To fit this motor on the main tank, I had to cut a notch in the original bracket and enlarge the old rivet holes to fit some wire ties.

Image
Dean
Lutz, FL

'85 635 CSi Euro #9402254
'87 Spider Veloce
'92 Spider Veloce
'08 350Z

Image

Bobo W
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:11 am
Location: Kent

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Bobo W » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:12 pm

Drove up to Milbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire yesterday - @ 100miles mainly motorway M25, Dartford Crossing, A1M

While there, I was fortunate to participate in a day targeting individuals to buy new Aston Martins, of which, suffice to say, I'm not one but IMHO did arrive in the coolest car.

- Most surprising was the Rapide which didn't feel like a large 4 door round the twisty mountain course,
- Most surreal was driving the DB11 round the banked bowl at 100mph with my hands off the wheel
- Most exhilarating was flooring the Vanquish S down the 1 mile straight albeit reduced to 3/4 mile due to engineering works but still getting to 160mph before casually bringing it to a halt.

As an aside one of my instructors raced a E24 635 back in the day

Drove back in the rush hour, nice to mix it with all the usual humdrum euro boxes and made good time
Steve
1987 M635CSi #388

mirdif64
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:04 am
Location: UK

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by mirdif64 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:57 pm

Fitted new exhaust system last night.
Can't complain, the old one was the original (29 years old)

User avatar
sansouci
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1447
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:52 pm
Location: New York City

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sansouci » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:16 pm

Replaced my slightly saggy hood lifts with model 1513BN made by Stabilus through FCP Euro at about $12@. I still use the ol' broom handle as a safety measure just in case.
Anyone need a pair of oldies?
I was at an antique/old stuff sale today and there was a guy from Florida who make lamps, baskets objets, etc out of old golf clubs. He gets them for free from the consignment shops there and uses well over 10,000 per year. Can't figure out what to do with the shafts and only uses the heads or grips. Must be some creative types out there....
--Ken
Sansouci
84 E24 633Csi Auto, Bronzit/PearlBeige 6997510
93 E32 740il M60 Auto, Alpenweis/Ultramarine
60 535i M30 5-speed Green/Beige (crushed)
71 240Z 4-speed White/Blue (rusty & sold)
65 396 Chevelle 4-speed, Marina Blue/Black (stolen)

User avatar
603racing
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 418
Joined: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:11 pm
Location: Barry, IL

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by 603racing » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:53 pm

Complete suspension overhaul complete on the e24. Car only has 98,000 miles but the suspension was done. All new bushings (rubber), end links, H&R Sports, and Billy HD's front and rear. Car drives amazing now, very sporty but not too stiff. The 3.46 LSD swap also helped the fun factor. Now I just need get the last two shifter bushings replaced, what a pain they are.
'85 635csi - Dark Shark
'13 Jeep Wrangler
'13 Subaru BRZ

Niner
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:52 am
Location: Scotland

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Niner » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:14 pm

Reset the service light using a test lamp as detailed on this fantastic site, I've only had the car a short while and so far have found this site invaluable.
Thanks to all who contribute

User avatar
sharkfan
Senior Member
Posts: 1993
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:14 pm
Location: Guildford, U.K.

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:44 pm

Loved driving it..... to pick up the bits to fix the much younger worn out E34 suspension and blown E38 radiator.
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)

RossDinan6
Posts: 59
Joined: Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:35 am
Location: SW FL, USA

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by RossDinan6 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:16 pm

Sun roof drains.

Needed space in the garage to work on the washing machine. Lots of tropical moisture coming in from the Gulf, so its been raining like a hurricane without the wind. Fortunately not near as bad as Harvey in TX.

Pulled back in the garage and one rear seat had a hat swimming in it. I''ve never had an issue before today.

Thankfully I own a bore scope which made it easy to guide my cleaning tool. I could see the lake over the top of the drain tube. All good now.
Ross
'84 633 Dinan turbo

User avatar
clipper47
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 502
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:22 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by clipper47 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:03 pm

I went to a car show about 70 miles away yesterday. Lovely trip until just as I was leaving the town where the show was held the clutch pedal hit the floor and the car stayed in gear! Pretty obvious that a master or slave cylinder crapped out. No fluid leak so I drove it about 60 miles back home on mainly highway starting in first using the starter and then shifting without the clutch. As I approached the city with multiple traffic lights I had it towed the last 10 miles on my CAA membership card. Today I checked the slave and it seems fine so I began to remove the master cylinder. Both were installed about 4 years ago and maybe 10km and are the Sachs brand so I am a bit peeved that it would be no good in such a shot while. The pedal box is solid and has the reinforcement plates installed. I am at the point of trying to get the metal pipe fitting loose. It is a PITA trying to fit an 11mm flare but box end onto that fitting and find that it won't come loose. I may have to resort to removing the end of the line at the slave and sliding a box end up to the fitting as I don't want to damage that fitting! Thats how I spent the afternoon.
Dave
_____________
1985 635CSi US
Cosmos Blue/Pearl Beige

Pasocb
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:14 am
Location: Paso Robles CA

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Pasocb » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:27 am

Continued with the long arduous task of getting everything clean prior to the upcoming m90 reassembly. This weekend focused on the oil pump and pistons. Also helped my brother adjust the valves in my old 633 that is now his pride and joy.
1980 633 Polaris (Passed on to family member)
1980 633 Alpine (Passed on to family member)
1981 635 Hennarot (Project 1)
1980 635 Polaris (Project 2)

User avatar
olympia57
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1013
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:47 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by olympia57 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:04 pm

Possibly / probably last run before winter hibernation, that time of year again. :(
100 mile return trip up over the Caha Mountains over to West Cork for a cars and coffee afternoon .
DSCF9163 - Copy (Large).JPG
DSCF9163 - Copy (Large).JPG (355.15 KiB) Viewed 568 times
DSCF9154 - Copy (Large).JPG
DSCF9154 - Copy (Large).JPG (316.14 KiB) Viewed 568 times
1981 635 series 1

User avatar
Mark Shutt
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 182
Joined: Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:58 pm
Location: Doncaster UK

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Mark Shutt » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:42 pm

100 mile return trip? I've probably only done 100 mile in a year! I don't know why I own it as it just never gets used 😟
1988 635csi Auto Highline, Royal blue with Lotus white.

User avatar
olympia57
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 1013
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:47 pm
Location: Ireland

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by olympia57 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:59 pm

Mark Shutt wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:42 pm
100 mile return trip? I've probably only done 100 mile in a year! I don't know why I own it as it just never gets used 😟
I'm ashamed to say that I'm not far behind you . I've had the car for 5 years now but only started using it three years ago after restoring it and have covered a whopping 1300 dry miles in that time ........ :roll:
Summer's a busy time for me and winter's miserable here .
1981 635 series 1

beaner
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:37 pm
Location: south florida

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by beaner » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:06 pm

I wrote a check for brake and steering repairs. then I drove it for the whole weekend. it was great.

User avatar
sharkfan
Senior Member
Posts: 1993
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:14 pm
Location: Guildford, U.K.

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sharkfan » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:20 am

Not so much done to my E24, as noticed my E24 doinf to itself.

Those who notice my occasional posts might have noticed my battle of attrition to attain a reliable working speedo, and after many months this and countless hours of fault tracing I managed this in the summer.... only for the temperature gauge to give up the week after.

The temp gauge became intermittent for a time until the end of last week when it suddenly returned with full vigour.... only for the speedo to give up again.

AARGH!!!!

I did nothing for a few days and then due to perhaps some strange alignment of celestial objects, divine intervention or just simple spooky E24 Halloween electrical goings on, they now both work.

I have resolved myself to do nothing once again for fear of upsetting whatever fragile detente exists between these temperamental measuring devices.

Meantime, everyone, after me, 'OH GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL BIG COUPE, HEAL THYSELF'.

Amen.
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)

songzunhuang
Bigcoupe supporter
Posts: 736
Joined: Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:04 am
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Contact:

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by songzunhuang » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:40 pm

sharkfan wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:20 am
Not so much done to my E24, as noticed my E24 doinf to itself.

Those who notice my occasional posts might have noticed my battle of attrition to attain a reliable working speedo, and after many months this and countless hours of fault tracing I managed this in the summer.... only for the temperature gauge to give up the week after.

The temp gauge became intermittent for a time until the end of last week when it suddenly returned with full vigour.... only for the speedo to give up again.

AARGH!!!!

I did nothing for a few days and then due to perhaps some strange alignment of celestial objects, divine intervention or just simple spooky E24 Halloween electrical goings on, they now both work.

I have resolved myself to do nothing once again for fear of upsetting whatever fragile detente exists between these temperamental measuring devices.

Meantime, everyone, after me, 'OH GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL BIG COUPE, HEAL THYSELF'.

Amen.
Haha, totally know what you mean. Amen brother!
-----
Song Huang
1984 633CSi
Last 7 of VIN: 6997383

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 14 guests