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by hornhospital
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 933
Views: 358921

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: 1039

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: 98
Views: 6774

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: 959
Views: 383574

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.
by hornhospital
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Lots of visitors! Sign up!
Replies: 15
Views: 4061

Re: Lots of visitors! Sign up!

A phrase comes to mind.....you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. I've tried to direct a bunch of E24 owners to this site from Bimmerfest, but few have signed up that I'm aware of. Bimmerfest has a huge, active forum subset that covers all models of BMWs, but the E24 forum is pr...
by hornhospital
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85
Replies: 51
Views: 4737

Re: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85

If the O2 sensor has failed or lost connection the ECU will default to full rich. Could be the heavy fuel smell.
by hornhospital
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: diagnostic pin for 1988 635csi
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: diagnostic pin for 1988 635csi

Here's a link to the ETM for the 1988 635CSi and M6. It will have the pinout you need:

http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/1988% ... Manual.pdf
by hornhospital
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Tampa Palms 33647 - independent shops familiar with vintage BMW’s
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Re: Tampa Palms 33647 - independent shops familiar with vintage BMW’s

Hi Rick

Search using these websites if no one has a first hand recommendation:

https://www.bimmershops.com

https://www.bimrs.org
by hornhospital
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85
Replies: 51
Views: 4737

Re: Rough idle/ misfire on an 85

This is a link to the BMW Electronic Troubleshooting Manual for your 85 635CSi:

http://wedophones.com/Manuals/BMW/1985% ... Manual.pdf

That will have a pinout of the ECU.
by hornhospital
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: negative feedback - UK seller
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Re: negative feedback - UK seller

Just as Jubilados said, NEVER pay using Friends and Family unless it is a friend or family member, someone you trust completely. When a seller asks for payment via Paypal F&F I instead ask if I can add 3.5% and send it as payment for an item or service. Then I have recourse if the deal goes south. T...
by hornhospital
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Where to buy a parallel flow condenser?
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: Where to buy a parallel flow condenser?

Used the search function? MANY threads about it. Song's thread is particularly helpful.
by hornhospital
Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rear interior redo - a follow-up to the cupholder saga
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Rear interior redo - a follow-up to the cupholder saga

I used to have that much ambition, sadly, no longer. I'm happy to just keep my Bimmers on the road.

That interior is spectacular. 👍
by hornhospital
Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine running woes
Replies: 35
Views: 7260

Re: Engine running woes

Try turning the injector so the wire is facing you.
by hornhospital
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: M Tech Fender Flares
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: M Tech Fender Flares

I think I've seen that car here before, or one just like it right down to the wheels. It's on airbags if I recall correctly.
by hornhospital
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: power steering glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

Re: power steering glitch

It takes the same amount of hp to spin the pump regardless of engine speed. At idle the pump doesn't have the momentum it does at higher rpm, so it's more likely to slip the belt when you increase the resistance by turning the wheel.
by hornhospital
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: power steering glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

Re: power steering glitch

If it overflows you're doing it wrong. You shut the engine off, then press the brake pedal about 20 times, until it goes rock hard. That discharges the "brake bomb", and the reservoir will be filled with fluid. You fill it to within 10mm of the top. That's it. When you start the engine you will have...
by hornhospital
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: power steering glitch
Replies: 12
Views: 2653

Re: power steering glitch

Fluid level correct?
Power steering drive belt tight and in good condition?
by hornhospital
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Oil undercoating
Replies: 9
Views: 2330

Re: Oil undercoating

That reminds me of what we used to do years ago to get a cheap/free undercoat job. If the highway department was paving a road, we'd wait until they sprayed the liquid (asphalt?), then run through it to toss as much up on the underside of the car as possible. It was risky. They'd turn you in if they...
by hornhospital
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Question re Bilstein B8's in a 83 633CSI
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Question re Bilstein B8's in a 83 633CSI

You're absolutely right. I was thinking upside down. Apologies for my brain cramp. Point is it will likely change and require further adjustment. Mine did, but it's literally been years since I've touched the rear suspension bits. All I could remember was it needed tweaking after putting ~100 miles ...
by hornhospital
Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Question re Bilstein B8's in a 83 633CSI
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Question re Bilstein B8's in a 83 633CSI

Yes, I do think. If you like the stance fresh off the lift, you'll likely end up moving the perch ring down a slot after it settles. BT, DT.
by hornhospital
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Question re Bilstein B8's in a 83 633CSI
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Question re Bilstein B8's in a 83 633CSI

Drive it a bit. It's going to settle from that static shot just down from the lift.
by hornhospital
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Wasps
Replies: 40
Views: 26431

Re: Wasps

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by hornhospital
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Engine running woes
Replies: 35
Views: 7260

Re: Engine running woes

Possible vacuum leak(s) are the injector seals. Since that's right at a high vacuum area, it will play hob with your fuel/air mix.
by hornhospital
Sun May 30, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Just noticed this on Craigslist
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Just noticed this on Craigslist

Not mine, don't know the seller, but thought someone here might be interested. 1983 E24, rolling chassis, appears to come with a 5 speed manual transmission and short block. Other external engine pieces may be in the tub pictured. Body doesn't look terrible, possible a good project for someone. He's...
by hornhospital
Fri May 28, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stuck key
Replies: 3
Views: 3572

Re: Stuck key

That trick works great for finding dropped model train bits or ham radio bits that escaped the bench, too. =D>