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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Caff » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:03 pm

songzunhuang wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:53 pm
Caff wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:09 pm
Today:
Fitted new ignition box, exhaust rear section, water pump, fan clutch, fan, radiator (and mounts). Started to fit the center console. Test fired the car and ran it for the first time in 2 1/2 years. Tomorrow I will fit a new thermostat and run it up to temperature then start fitting the rest of the interior. [-o<
That must of been a great feeling! I had a similar experience 5 years ago with my car. It hadn’t run in over 5 years before that. I wasn’t the owner then, but when I got it to fire up, I bought the car.
Oh it was the best feeling! I'm still stoked about it! Getting closer to completion every day!

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by RossDinan6 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:52 pm

Pulled off the cover to drive it to the office since I didn't need the service truck. Stepped on the clutch only to have it hit the floor. :( Ordered all the clutch hydraulics, the pool on the floor was the give away. Now to get it to my shop so I have enough elbow room to get it in the air.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by hornhospital » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:46 am

Isn't that a punch in the gut? I had the same experience with my M3 yesterday. Took the cover off, jumped in, cranked it and hit the clutch to put it in gear. No bueno. Pedal went to the floor, but no obvious leaks. Master cylinder most likely.

And in the E24 camp, the fuel pump went bye-bye in the 633. #-o :evil:
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by RossDinan6 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:55 pm

The car went up on stands to fix the clutch hydraulics. So, "While I'm in there" took hold. Brake parts have been sitting here for quite some time, but is seems other things took priority. No longer. Since I needed to deal with the clutch hydraulics, no sense in not flushing the brakes. So overdue pads and rotors it is,

It has been a while since I have crawled around under the car. Fortunately no real surprises. Took most of the day, but after a spin around the block all is well. Ran to the beer store and didn't die in a horrific no brake accident and the clutch disengaged as designed, Life is good,

Happily under the cover now. Back to fixing other folks broken crap next week, all my stuff is running........ At the moment........Murphy is going to rear his ugly head.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by emac » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:59 am

Replaced the door handle rubber trim.....that was fun!

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by CSGuy » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:15 pm

I visited mine in the garage lol

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:25 pm

Funny CSGuy, actually got to drive mine weekend before last, thanks to a day drive organized up here in the bay area by the Face Plant 6er group =D>

She hadn't been out since PSF last October, but in my defense, the 6er is parked at our new (to us) house in Gilroy which is 40 miles from where we currently live :-k

So it's not like I can just go out to the garage and fire her up :(

Won't be doing much of anything to her until we move, which is slated for early March, wherein I'll commence on the healthy list of work and projects I have compiled #-o
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by CSGuy » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:56 pm

I would have rather driven it...but I had pulled the doors apart to replace the seals. After striping the I found a thin strip of sheet metal as sort of a base for the rubber that had been bent. I didn't like the way it straightened and have been looking for a replacement

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by scoTT la rock » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:06 pm

Just got the car back from the shop where the rear self-leveling shocks were replaced along with the brake bomb. While in I also had the trans resealed, the front timing cover done, valve cover gasket, rear prop seal, front wishbones and front straight arms replaced. Lots of work!

Car runs and corners amazing now, and I’m not afraid of crashing anymore thanks to the brake bomb :)

The car has not been washed since last August and has been sleeping in the garage for quite a while. Now that it’s spring I’m excited to start cruising again. In a few days she will get a driveway bath.

I also tinted the lights in the front and the rear backups this morning using Lamin-X. Not sure if the picture will attach here. Posting this from my phone (I usually view this site on desktop)

Anyway.....
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by miike87 » Sun May 03, 2020 9:58 pm

Continued to tear down the cylinder head :D
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by songzunhuang » Fri May 08, 2020 4:36 am

miike87 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:58 pm
Continued to tear down the cylinder head :D
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Wow, so organized.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by miike87 » Sun May 10, 2020 11:48 pm

songzunhuang wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 4:36 am
miike87 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:58 pm
Continued to tear down the cylinder head :D
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Wow, so organized.
You have to to get here:
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You'll and with this pile of parts:
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The problem is that every of the 24 valve caps/adjusters, 14 cam shaft bearings, 24 camshaft housing screws + 14 nuts and uncounted straps/holders/clamps/hoses need to get in the exact same order. Especially the vlave caps are fitting soaking into the camshaft housing. No way to get it back running if you mix them up.
And everything just to get rid of the oil leak at the top left corner cylinder #6 (rear oil pressure line).
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Delivered: 199 Burgundrot, 159 Leather black, S2941A Kreuzspeiche, S401A SHD el., S510A headlight aiming, S664A Bavaria Electronic, S680A antenna man.
Today: 086 schwarz, BMW/BBS RC035/RC038, Bavaria C Electronic

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by olympia57 » Sat May 30, 2020 11:37 am

Drove it .
Early morning ,empty mountain roads , empty skies ...Ah bliss.
Realised that this is the first time I've driven it since September last year what with winter and then this lock down.
Did an oil service last week and full underside clean and polish.
New sports seats are suberb , they are very supportive and a million times better than the old comforts . I'd still like to lower them a little more at the front so I must look into that .
Anyway ,it's great to be back in it again.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by baders » Sat May 30, 2020 11:51 pm

Beautiful.
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