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Hi! New 1988 Highline member!

Post by Maverick » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:21 pm

Hi all, after years of E30s and a lovely M535i I've been throwing money, blood, sweat and a few tears at this beast for a short while and I have to say thanks to a lot of posters on the forum who've helped iron out a few issues! Anyway, without further ado, here she is
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1988 635csi highline shadowline Black/Grey leather ... tucked away for the winter being rebuilt! :-)

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Post by sharkfan » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:59 pm

Very nice looking E24, and of course welcome to the forum.
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Post by baders » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:03 pm

Impressive ! Welcome.
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Post by sansouci » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:16 am

Is that black? Very slick looking.
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Post by MrE » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:23 am

Gosh - looks pretty perfect!! Image
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Post by olympia57 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:24 am

Welcome to the forum .
A remarkably clean and well presented car .
Hat's off to you if it is your sole daily driver .
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Post by Maverick » Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:08 pm

Hi all and thanks for the appreciation..

It is diamond black metallic
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Post by ron » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:57 pm

Where in the UK are you?
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Post by Maverick » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:01 pm

ron wrote:Where in the UK are you?
Sunny Sussex.. in a village near Brighton
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Post by ron » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:47 pm

I'm from Hastings originally. Lovely looking car. Why did you get rid of the H/L washers and wipers?
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Post by Maverick » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:22 pm

ron wrote:I'm from Hastings originally. Lovely looking car. Why did you get rid of the H/L washers and wipers?
Ah, not far at all! And thanks, oh and because I think they look terrible and don't serve much purpose, I still have all the motors etc, they are pretty aged though, I've also removed the ridiculous hydraulic beam adjusters too and replaced with a traditional adjusting screw.. the thing I'm most impressed about is the chrome rings, five minutes with some autosol and they look great!
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Post by sharkfan » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:50 pm

The headlight wipers on both my E24's have never worked but on both cars I have re-jigged the wiring to the headlight washer pump so that it comes on when the windscreen Intensive Wash pump is used; it might be worth a consideration while you're ripping out the wipers and their motors.
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Post by Maverick » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:41 pm

sharkfan wrote:The headlight wipers on both my E24's have never worked but on both cars I have re-jigged the wiring to the headlight washer pump so that it comes on when the windscreen Intensive Wash pump is used; it might be worth a consideration while you're ripping out the wipers and their motors.
That's not a bad shout, I left the jets and pump wiring all in there so I might give it a go! My last E30 sporr was the only bmw I think I've ever owned where they actually worked.. I think they're a bit out in the elements and never really get looked after!
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Post by fazerman » Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:39 am

Fantastic car !! love that colour :D good to see another brought to life \:D/

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Post by Maverick » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:10 am

fazerman wrote:Fantastic car !! love that colour :D good to see another brought to life \:D/
Thanks! :D I probably love it a bit too much.. doing a Christmas card run to a friends and these lads also seemed very interested! :mrgreen:
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Post by World-Class6 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:17 am

what a "purty" car! Good inspiration to find my next E24 and E28. Very nice!!
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Post by Bhart » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:49 pm

The car has presence. Looks great. I'm envious about it being your daily driver.

Here's a picture of my front yard this morning - this is not an environment for cars you care about.
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Post by Maverick » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:50 am

Bhart wrote:The car has presence. Looks great. I'm envious about it being your daily driver.

Here's a picture of my front yard this morning - this is not an environment for cars you care about.

Thanks! Aaah yes I'm sure there's a yard somewhere under that snow! (I'm a bit jealous.. it just rains here) I've actually given up this week and put her away for a couple of months.. it's just too grotty out and she's just not the car for that realistically.. plus it gives me time to relax and do all the jobs that need doing for spring
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Post by GazM3 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:20 pm

What a lovely looking 6er.

You were saying it runs rich.
At idle?
Or the whole way through.

There are a few adjustment tricks u can perform on the airflow meter.

The adjustments are best performed with the aid of an airflow mixture gauge/ wideband sensor.
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Post by Maverick » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:37 am

GazM3 wrote:What a lovely looking 6er.

You were saying it runs rich.
At idle?
Or the whole way through.

There are a few adjustment tricks u can perform on the airflow meter.

The adjustments are best performed with the aid of an airflow mixture gauge/ wideband sensor.
Thanks, and thanks for the advice :-) although after reading through on here I have replaced the fuel pressure regulator with a correct bosch one
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Post by Sharknose » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:10 am

Beautiful shark, take good care of it =D>
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