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by hornhospital
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Refinishing BBS RC090 Wheels - Pictorial and Video
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Refinishing BBS RC090 Wheels - Pictorial and Video

I've been restoring and rebuilding locomotive air horns for 20+ years (thus the hornhospital screen name). I had to quit a few years ago due to health issues. While active I had to remove some truly tough paint, Dupont Imron. Properly applied it is nearly impervious to all conventional paint remover...
by hornhospital
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gas leak?
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Gas leak?

Probably a filler neck hose is cracked. Did you run it full as you could get it?
by hornhospital
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 900
Views: 303268

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Sorry, double post due to flaky internet. :evil:
by hornhospital
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 900
Views: 303268

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Wiggle it from the top and bottom or front and back? Or both? If both, wheel bearings. If top and bottom but not front and back, suspension bushings. If front and back but not top and bottom, tierod ends or steering box.
by hornhospital
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 947
Views: 330657

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Happy Birthday to your E24! And she'll love the manual swap. You will, too!
by hornhospital
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: E24 wing mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Re: E24 wing mirror

Timely advice. The driver's side (LHD) mirror fell out of the mount in my 85.
by hornhospital
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Shout out from Hong Kong
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: Shout out from Hong Kong

Very nice! Welcome to the group!
by hornhospital
Fri Oct 08, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Tires and Wheels
Topic: Anyone running 18X9 up FRONT? Feedback/Suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 4003

Re: Anyone running 18X9 up FRONT? Feedback/Suggestions?

18x9 with a 20 offset might fit, but it's going to be very close. I have 18x8.5s with 25 offset on the front and they fit (235/40) without rubbing, but it's VERY close to the strut.
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by hornhospital
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 4 Style 32 staggered wheels 18"
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: 4 Style 32 staggered wheels 18"

That works!

Nice wheels. Good luck with sale.
by hornhospital
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: 4 Style 32 staggered wheels 18"
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: 4 Style 32 staggered wheels 18"

Link no workee. Try using tinyurl or some other address contracting service.
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by hornhospital
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Flasher / Indicator / turn signal intermittent: possibly a relay issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Flasher / Indicator / turn signal intermittent: possibly a relay issue?

Replace the relay. You might consider an electronic version rather than the electromechanical OEM version. The only disadvantage is that it will flash regardless of failed bulbs/connections, something that the OEM unit will sometimes "warn" you about by failing to flash if a bulb fails.
by hornhospital
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: How to refinish this type of bench top...
Replies: 11
Views: 427

Re: How to refinish this type of bench top...

If it's going to see heavy use (like it appears to have in the past), use bar top epoxy.
by hornhospital
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Fuel line size - 85 635 March build
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Fuel line size - 85 635 March build

Fuel injection pressure rated hose ONLY. 8mm I.D./12mm O.D. is correct. Regular (screw clamp) hose clamps are ok. The ones with the formed thread rather than slotted threads are better for the hose.
by hornhospital
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Center console surround removal procedure?
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

We are fine, thanks for asking. A little wind (45-50 mph) for a few hours, and TONS of rain. Actually a lot less severe than I expected for being on the E/NE side of the storm. We are already close to our yearly rainfall total, with the normally wet months of October and November yet to come. Sure w...
by hornhospital
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Brucey's car on ebay classified
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: Brucey's car on ebay classified

Listing says unsold.
by hornhospital
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Center console surround removal procedure?
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Center console surround removal procedure?

Looking great!

And to answer your question, no, it never ends. :wink:
by hornhospital
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine does not start
Replies: 14
Views: 584

Re: Engine does not start

Semi-educated guess (some would disagree :wink:): the ECU has a failed solder joint or two. It would start with difficulty when cold, but when warm it work and started normally. The solder joints in the ECU/DME is a known trouble spot. When they crack you get connections randomly according to the am...
by hornhospital
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:13 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: power steering glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Re: power steering glitch

Sounds like a weak pump to me.
by hornhospital
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85
Replies: 45
Views: 1897

Re: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85

I see nowhere that you tested the O2 sensor or it's connection with the ECU. If you have checked the O2 sensor and circuit, my apologies. Your car displays every symptom of a failed O2 sensor. The ECU has defaulted to full rich, running the injectors wide open to keep the pistons from melting (bette...
by hornhospital
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB: passenger side window guide/guiderail
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: WTB: passenger side window guide/guiderail

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by hornhospital
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 900
Views: 303268

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Look at zoomzoomzoom-ing on ebay. If you can DIY the removal and replacement of the covers (and with everything else you've done, I'm certain of it!) you can have very nice OEM-appearing covers for relatively little money. Such as: https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-635CSI-E24-SPORT-SEAT-KIT-GERMAN-LEATHE...
by hornhospital
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: I really did it this time
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: I really did it this time

I snagged mine while cleaning the IC, managed to straighten it after the appropriate number of four letter words. It's an extremely fiddly job, but unless the needle is really badly kinked, it can be straightened.
by hornhospital
Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Returning With A Neat Find: 1984 M635CSi
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: Returning With A Neat Find: 1984 M635CSi

Very nice!

Zinnoberrot?
by hornhospital
Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 947
Views: 330657

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Scott, be aware that the bumpers are clear anodized, and only chemically stripping or heavy mechanical polishing will get through that coating. Polishing with normal compounds will only buff the anodizing but not get rid of the cloudiness.