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by Gabriel
Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

While the lower part of the dash was out I replaced all the backlighting bulbs. Looks so much better now driving at night 8)

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by Gabriel
Fri May 27, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

Got around to digging out the heater core after putting the job off for several months... For anyone planning to tackle the same job - be sure to stick the rubber seal for the water pipes on the firewall first, and then slip the pipes through it (otherwise you'll end up fighting it for hours.) You n...
by Gabriel
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

Got the rears installed finally...
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Finding a way to make dust covers fit took some trial and error...
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by Gabriel
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing Carpet
Replies: 1
Views: 683

Removing Carpet

Is there a writeup anywhere on removing the carpet from an 85? I searched but wasn't able to find one here on the board.
by Gabriel
Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

Finally got the coilovers put together with the Bilstein B8 inserts. I bought a set of e34 front strut housings, and cut the factory spring perch off. I took it to our lathe operator to extend the threaded portion further down the tube. I figured out that I could use e21 top mounts which extend upwa...
by Gabriel
Tue May 18, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bulb in AC switch burned out
Replies: 4
Views: 2821

Re: Bulb in AC switch burned out

My AC switch is backlit blue only when pressed, is it supposed to be illuminated all the time?
by Gabriel
Tue May 18, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: broken tab on slider
Replies: 4
Views: 4111

Re: broken tab on slider

The individual slider lever mechanisms are the same in the e28 (some years, anyway), even though the panel itself is different. The e28 part is easier to find.
by Gabriel
Tue May 18, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

The ebay coilovers weren't cutting it, they had no rebound damping and were horribly matched to the spring rate. I came across some Bilstein B8s and I'm building a new setup based on them, I got a bunch of different springs and parts left over from other coilovers to experiment with. I'm curious how...
by Gabriel
Sun May 02, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

Replaced the heater fan (old one had noisy bearings and lots of play)
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...and the transistor
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...and the heater valve
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And now the heater core itself is leaking. Looking forward to that job...
by Gabriel
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

https://i.imgur.com/dnYpjGx.jpg After some practice with the tig welder I got good enough to redo the old exhaust. The back muffler is from a v6 Opel Omega, the dimensions are identical to the e24 item except for the hangers and the pipes which exit at a slight angle and need to be rewelded. Howeve...
by Gabriel
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

Took advantage of the weather the other day to snap a few shots :)

More here:
https://bigcoupe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=32375

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by Gabriel
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 635csi in the snow
Replies: 4
Views: 2916

635csi in the snow

Took advantage of the weather the other day to snap a few shots :) https://i.imgur.com/oxOZ35e.jpg https://i.imgur.com/o4AcKGd.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5kOcEQK.jpg https://i.imgur.com/tjzd1BR.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QQ6LZXe.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BWZOBJv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wrl2Utw.jpg https://i...
by Gabriel
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

Got around to adjusting the valve clearance finally, amazing how clean the engine is inside after 270k miles. I did the adjustment by measuring on the cam side of the rocker arm, this resolves the problem of inaccurate measurements caused by wear on the valve stem or rocker arm. https://i.imgur.com/...
by Gabriel
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

The part nr. is 280150415, most of the late 90s BMWs had them in one engine variant or another. I only bought these because they happened to be available though, any other EV1 injectors with a similar flow rating would work fine and would certainly be better than then 35 year old 270k-mile original ...
by Gabriel
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

Wish they would stop salting the roads so I could drive this again... https://i.imgur.com/FtmnmDA.jpg Meanwhile I've replaced the fuel injectors, one of the old ones developed a leak from it's housing for some reason. These pink-topped ones were used in many 90s BMWs and are a similar flow rate to t...
by Gabriel
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Aftermarket blower motor w/cages?
Replies: 12
Views: 5952

Re: Aftermarket blower motor w/cages?

In case anyone is interested I've found some additional options, at least for those located in Europe - The 90s Ford Escort/Orion/Scorpio has the same blower motor with the same Bosch part nr (I can't confirm whether the cages are the same). Also, the Czech Skoda Felicja uses a motor which fits if t...
by Gabriel
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

Thanks GRNSHRK, I'll take another look at those bolts next time I'm down there. On another note, one thing that I have yet to figure out after the ECU conversion is the OBC. The original ECU had an output labeled as "fuel rate," which I assume was the signal for the OBC and the economy gau...
by Gabriel
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

Re: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

It was my first time using the EacyECU so I had no idea what to expect. The only real hiccup was that the particular crankshaft position sensor I am using required a diode and a resistor to read properly. Other than that there were no problems, although the software they provide to set it up isn't e...
by Gabriel
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland
Replies: 28
Views: 7704

86' 635csi from Oregon to Poland

Hello, first post here so I’ll say hello and show my project. I bought this while spending the holidays in the US, took it all the way back to Poland with me. I had intended to sell it on, but eventually decided it was too cool not to keep. It has some 277k miles on it, but I’d never have guessed it...