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by Steve M6
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Steering wheel replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Steering wheel replacement

Hi Georgi,

I have a wooden Nardi Steering wheel that was installed on my '88 M6. It has the fine splines, black spokes. It should work for your car. If interested I could post or send you photos.
by Steve M6
Sat Dec 25, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Hello from a new-old member
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Hello from a new-old member

Marko, I see that you attended the 2004 PSF in Paso Robles. I do the event registration now. We are missing your current address, etc. If you send me your contact information via private message, I will make sure you get notice of the next Pacific Sharkfest. We are planning to be in Paso Robles agai...
by Steve M6
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1287

Re: Remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor 80 years ago

Bobbo, I too think of December 7th every year, 1941 was 5 years before my time. Pearl Harbor, and especially the Arizona and Utah are very stark reminders. I think it might be proper to add some information. That is a great photo of your car with the Lockheed P-3 Orion in the background. However, yo...
by Steve M6
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: 1987 Royalblau Metallic BMW M6 Sold for $110,000 on Bring a Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: 1987 Royalblau Metallic BMW M6 Sold for $110,000 on Bring a Trailer

Been watching these lately, and the prices are climbing. This car was bought by a dealer, who either wants an investment, or thinks there is a margin to profit by. Either way, this car is exceptional.

Someone commented during the auction, "go the garage and kiss your M6".
by Steve M6
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Gas leak?
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Re: Gas leak?

Those fabric covered hoses that BMW used WILL fail. I have replaced the fuel lines in both my 6ers and my BMW motorcycles produced during the same era because they will seep gas. They will appear to be "wet". This is a very common problem, and I have even encountered some who have sold their cars be...
by Steve M6
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: US SharkFests
Topic: Pacific SharkFest 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 5859

Re: Pacific SharkFest 2021

We are about a week away from the 2021 Pacific Sharkfest. Anyone who is planning to attend needs to pre-register and pay for the event.

www.pacificsharkfest.com
by Steve M6
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Potential charging issues/questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Re: Potential charging issues/questions

This might be just about knowing how your voltage does drop with the headlights on since you have been running this car for years without a voltage meter. I notice a similar voltage drop with my '88 R100RT BMW motorcycle (that has a volt meter) without any adverse effects, since it was new. Never bo...
by Steve M6
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85
Replies: 51
Views: 4773

Re: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85

I have had experience with an Audi 5000 that practically would not run due to a clogged catalytic converter. I have never experienced a cat failure on one of my BMWs, but that seems to be a distinct possibility, especially since you have tried to eliminate so many other potential causes. It would be...
by Steve M6
Thu Aug 05, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 89 635 AT no spark
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: 89 635 AT no spark

Have you ruled out a bad ignition coil?
by Steve M6
Wed Aug 04, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85
Replies: 51
Views: 4773

Re: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85

Been looking at this thread with some interest, and one thing seems to be overlooked. Secondary Ignition problems. I have had experience with spark plug wires deteriorating to the point where the engine seems to be due for an overhaul. They could be your problem. Defective Spark plugs could also be ...
by Steve M6
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Lots of visitors! Sign up!
Replies: 15
Views: 4066

Re: Lots of visitors! Sign up!

Anyone who owns or wants one of these unique cars should register. The support we get from Bigcoupe for technical information is phenomenal.
by Steve M6
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: E24 M6 chase in Lethal Weapon 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: E24 M6 chase in Lethal Weapon 2

It is good that the M6 did not sustain any damage, as far as I could see. Nice compared to some of the promotional videos that BMW has produced.
by Steve M6
Tue May 25, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Brakes sticking
Replies: 20
Views: 4414

Re: M6 Brakes sticking

Replaced with a new master cylinder. Happened away from home, so there was no other option.
by Steve M6
Mon May 24, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine running woes
Replies: 35
Views: 7264

Re: Engine running woes

I get that you have a new fuel pressure regulator. I would put a pressure gauge on the fuel rail line just to make sure fuel pressure is not the issue.
by Steve M6
Mon May 24, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 Brakes sticking
Replies: 20
Views: 4414

Re: M6 Brakes sticking

This is very likely the brake master cylinder. I had this problem on my car too.
by Steve M6
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Classic insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 4888

Re: Classic insurance

I have had a very positive experience with Hagerty. They are accessible by phone, and always have been most helpful. I have my two coupes and four BMW motorcycles insured with them. The collision and comprehensive coverage for all is at stated value. The real benefit is they charge only once for lia...
by Steve M6
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pix from October 3rd day drive that replaced PSF 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5046

Re: Pix from October 3rd day drive that replaced PSF 2020

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Taken at our stop in Tres Pinos. 15 E24s in this photo. We had 17 cars total -- not bad for an impromptu 1-day event.
Looking forward to a more complete, 2-day PSF in 2021.
by Steve M6
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles
Replies: 16
Views: 9836

Re: CA residents rejoice! (Maybe) Smog exemption extended to 1982 mfg vehicles

This bill went into the Committee on Transportation on February 13, 2019 and has not come out of committee. Normally that means the measure had died in committee. I would be very much in favor of extending the smog check exemption to vehicles newer than 1976 model year. We need the environmentalists...
by Steve M6
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Car Guys
Replies: 1
Views: 2796

Re: Car Guys

Took a second look, the floor jack is funny!
by Steve M6
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Pacific SharkFest 2019 Confirmed!
Replies: 11
Views: 8832

Re: Pacific SharkFest 2019 Confirmed!

More information and this year's registration information can be found at:

https://www.pacificsharkfest.com/front- ... fest-2019/

Hope to see you there!
by Steve M6
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: US SharkFests
Topic: 2019 Pacific Sharkfest registration is open
Replies: 4
Views: 6840

2019 Pacific Sharkfest registration is open

This year's event will be held at Lake Tahoe, CA, October 4 - 6, 2019.

More information and this year's registration information can be found at:

https://www.pacificsharkfest.com/front- ... fest-2019/

Hope to see you there!
by Steve M6
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: M6 Roadtrip Down California Hwy 1 - Suggestions?
Replies: 20
Views: 11652

Re: M6 Roadtrip Down California Hwy 1 - Suggestions?

I have lived in Monterey since 1971 and know the area very well. If you plan to spend a couple of days here, there is plenty to do. Paul is right about the drive down Coast Highway 1. As the time gets closer, let us know about your schedule. This is somewhat reminiscent of 2006 when I found a M6 in ...
by Steve M6
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 1
Views: 2011

Re: Happy New Year!

Thanks for posting Doug,

Reminds me how fortunate we are to own any of these classics.
Happy New Year and best to all,

Steve
by Steve M6
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix
Replies: 26
Views: 18573

Re: Pacific Sharkfest 2018 pix

California vehicle code does require a front license plate. When I bought my M6 about 12 years ago, it had no front plate. I purchased the correct BMW part and mounted a front plate. I agree the cars look much nicer without a front plate. My reasoning is that I don't want to give the police any excu...
by Steve M6
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: US SharkFests
Topic: 2018 Pacific Sharkfest has happened
Replies: 9
Views: 9031

2018 Pacific Sharkfest has happened

Great gathering of Sharks in Bodega Bay and the surrounding area. Three organized drives over some of the best twisties on the California coast. Perfect weather, and no traffic issues. Visits to Fort Ross, the schoolhouse on Taylor Street used in a scene from "The Birds", lunch in Nicasio, and dinne...