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Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:14 am

For sale my 90% complete restoration project 1985 BMW M635csi Euro Spec. Phenomenal M88/3 engine from the iconic M1 producing 286hp and 251 lb.ft. Car is really in great condition. Drives amazing, starts hot and cold in 1-2 seconds. Transmission shifts smoothly and with no noises, grinding or popping up. Engine compression test between 160 and 150 psi. 112k Miles. Illinois title but car is in California. Clear title, clear carfax. California car rust free. Bought the car just under one year ago with a bit of things to do, especially body and interior. Intention was to keep it but life got in the way. The car had been stored for 10 years as previous owner passed away. In these 11 months and over $10,000 fixer upper later I have completed the following: - Full body respray, glasses and seals out. - New 4 struts Bilstein B6 and front struts bearing mounts. - New front upper and lower control arms, tie rods, central tie rod, sway bar bushings and sway bar links. - New oil pan gasket. - New rear suspension dog bones. - New radiator fan clutch. - Rebuilt fuel injectors, new fuel lines and filters. Cleaned throttle bodies. - New brake pads and fluid. - Rebuilt AC compressor and recharged. Blows cold. - New Hankook Ventus tires. - Transmission fluid. What is missing completion: - Interior ext. temperature display inaccurate - Electric radio antenna doesn’t work - Sunroof tilts up but doesn’t slide back - Windshield and headlight washers don’t work What is in the works: - Bought a new dashboard with no cracks, working on replacing right now. Everything else works. Wipers, electric seats and mirrors, windows, AC, Heater. Will arrange shipping if needed.
1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by brickwhite » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:43 pm

- Price?
- Was timing chain and guides replaced (m88/3) has single row chain?
- Compression numbers seem a little low for a 112k mile motor.
- Pictures
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by ekimp » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:32 pm

I'm sure this doesn't need to be said twice, but selling this car inside CA is going to be very difficult being that it's registered out of state- I know this from experience since I am doing the same thing for my Euro 635. Either plan on registering out of state or live in one of the three counties that don't do smog. If there have been any parking tickets on the car, they may have tracked how long the car has been in the state and will reflect that in registration fees.

Either way, looks like a really nice shark- GLWS
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by Ed Lyerly » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:15 am

Pictures ? VIN# ? Price ?
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1985 M635 #1998 (gone but not forgotten)
1994 850CSi (also gone but not forgotten)
1985 M635 #589

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by smaglik » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:39 am

What is the condition of the headliner?

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by wab_jr » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:02 pm

HA!
Damn good question Ed! I’m still on the hunt for the oem fabric. I’ve talked with the original supplier & they claim that they can no longer reproduce the embossing pattern.

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by zinnocoupe » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:32 pm

brickwhite wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:43 pm
- Price?
- Was timing chain and guides replaced (m88/3) has single row chain?
- Compression numbers seem a little low for a 112k mile motor.
- Pictures

^^^^This
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1979 Euro 635ci no longer a basketcase, just a running rust bucket!
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:28 am

Hi guys

Sorry somehow my configuration is not sending me alerts of when I get posts on this thread.

About guides and timing chains I can’t tell for sure. I haven’t done that myself. I know there was a valve gap adjustment but not sure about timing chain. Is this a complicated task?

I’m more of a Porsche guy. This was my second BMW project.
I dropped the car off at an European mechanic specialist around here. He will do a PPI report tomorrow or Wednesday. Will have a compression and leakdown test done.

I’m asking 33. It’s a bit above my break even on this project.
Headliner is in very good shape. Not stained, ripped or saggy.

In the meantime I have done some more on the car, replaced the cracked dashboard, completed the tool kit set in the trunk, and now this week I am taking it to a big detailing, then I'll take some more nice pictures of it.
1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
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1991 Acura NSX
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 am

Some more pictures of headliner and underneath. It will be steam cleaned soon.
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1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:34 am

Vin WBAEE310201051496
1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
2018 BMW M5 F90

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:40 am

ekimp wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:32 pm
I'm sure this doesn't need to be said twice, but selling this car inside CA is going to be very difficult being that it's registered out of state- I know this from experience since I am doing the same thing for my Euro 635. Either plan on registering out of state or live in one of the three counties that don't do smog. If there have been any parking tickets on the car, they may have tracked how long the car has been in the state and will reflect that in registration fees.

Either way, looks like a really nice shark- GLWS
Thanks!
Yes you are right. It won’t pass smog here. I moved to California 6 months ago when I was already working on restoring the car.
Then I didn’t have a way to leave it back in IL so I brought it down. Getting here it’s been in storage. I haven’t driven more than from and to those mechanics 2-3 times. Live in a relatively small town so don’t expect to be flagged.
1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:02 pm

Folks, car is back on the market. Due to several inquiries about engine condition and the hesitation to the unknown, I had quite some work done for ~$9000, as follows:

- Did top end of the engine with valve adjustment and shims, all seals and gaskets, valve cover gasket, spark plugs, fuel injector rebuild, throttle body seals and gaskets etc.
- Replaced rod bearings and bolts, oil pan gasket.
- Replaced oil pump and oil pump sprocket.
- Inspected condition and adjusted timing chain tension. Single row timing chain visually new, must have been done by PO.
- Replaced all accessories belt, fan shroud etc.
- New bushingless alternator
- Rebuilt power steering pump and replaced all power steering hoses
- New Billy Boat exhaust system
- New brake hydro-booster and accumulator
- Replaced all coolant hoses, fuel lines and soft brake lines
- New transmission mounts, rear sway bar links.
- Replaced oil, brake, transmission and differential fluids
- New thermostat and temp sensor.
- Repaired oil pressure sensor and cold start fuel injector
- Fixed several electrical gremlins, including new fuse box cover, all new fuses etc.

Now compression test reads ~172-176psi and leakdown test between 6-8%.

All services done by Bimmerheads shop in Santa Clarita.
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1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
2018 BMW M5 F90

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:14 pm

Also, the pristine dashboard is in, so all cracks free.
Today, to my knowledge, the only things that don't work in the car are: rear window defroster, headlights wipers, rear fog lights, windshield washer (must be either hoses or nozzle. Pump works with lever) and radio. Radio/K7 is BMW original. Turns on but no sound. Speakers work but no signal comes from the radio line.
Trunk lock turns with the key but doesn't lock.

I have the spare tire and was able to source 95% of the toolkit with original Heyco tools.

Found quite a bit of service records.

It's a solid car now. Turned out to be a much more extensive project than I anticipated...Unfortunately I need to cash out.

I'll post new pictures of the undercarriage with the new exhaust next weekend.
1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by Ed Lyerly » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:24 pm

Here is the build sheet on this car.
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1985 M635 #1998 (gone but not forgotten)
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:59 pm

Carfax report
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1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by brickwhite » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:53 pm

PRICE?
- 12 535i
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- 88 535is
- 85 M635csi

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:15 pm

Asking $40k.
1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by TBM » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:17 pm

It might be helpful to post a healthy amount of photos of the car... most people might start to consider the vehicle if they can be enticed by the sights...
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by brickwhite » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:03 pm

that's not a 280 trans.. thats a 265. which is not a bad thing.
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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Fri May 03, 2019 7:50 pm

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1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
2018 BMW M5 F90

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

Post by tdlondon » Fri May 03, 2019 7:51 pm

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1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
2018 BMW M5 F90

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

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1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
2018 BMW M5 F90

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

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1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
2018 BMW M5 F90

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

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1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
2018 BMW M5 F90

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Re: Euro M635csi Diamond Schwarz M88/3

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1985 BMW M635csi (for sale)
1988 BMW M5 (retired)
1990 Porsche 911 C2 Cabrio
1991 Acura NSX
1994 Porsche 968
2012 Porsche C4 GTS (traded in)
2018 BMW M5 F90

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