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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by pgh880 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:58 am

Had my annual service done . Oil change , coolant changed , Brake fluid flushed and replaced w/ new brake fluid . We have to replaced the old external fuel pump that’s only 7 years old since it has sprung a fuel leak ( I don’t know why , why Bosch made the top of this fuel pump made of plastic ) near the negative terminal. The new Bosch Fuel pump has been shipped and it’s been 5 days already and it has not arrive yet .
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by pgh880 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:27 am

Finally the new fuel pump arrived . The car is back on the road and it’s a joy to drive .
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by 635sharknose » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:37 am

Good job!
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Post by pgh880 » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:58 pm

Thanks . I would also like to complement you for your good in converting the bumpers of your Shark to “world bumpers” .
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by 635sharknose » Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:48 am

Thank you!
The rear is finished now as well.

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by olympia57 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:58 am

That looks soooo much better . =D>
Car looks lovely .
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by pgh880 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:43 am

635sharknose wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:48 am
Thank you!
The rear is finished now as well.


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Post by 635sharknose » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:10 am

Thanks guys, I'm happy with the end result. :D
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GRNSHRK » Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:07 am

Installed this bad boy \:D/

Thanks Rick, looks awesome =D>

Can't wait to get the one for "das boot" #-o
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Post by RossDinan6 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:00 pm

Yesterday actually. Repainted the dipstick handle yellow. :D

Anal retentive I know, but I am waiting on the redye of the front seats to dry long enough to install. I should have done them sooner, I let the cracks grow larger than they should be. I like the Leatherique so far.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sansouci » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:37 pm

I took my car in for the annual NYS inspection. The hamhanded "inspector" managed to f-up the ignition switch as it no longer has a spring return from the start position. So the dash lights up but no crank. I can barely hear a solenoid click. It started in the morning to get to the shop. Started to get into the service bay and started to return to the ready line but when I arrived, no start. We will dig into it tomorrow. Wish me luck.
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Post by jps635 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:29 am

The spring return was buggered in mine and I couldn't get a definitive answer on what needed replacing so replaced both the switch and the ignition lock barrel (swapped over the cylinder). From memory the spring return is in the switch.

Either way it's not too difficult a job but painful. If no one's been there before you'll have to chisel off the security screws which is just plain awkward and replace with machine screws. Remove the driver seat to make things easier.
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Post by hornhospital » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:23 pm

Alternately you can Dremel tool with a flex drive to cut a slot in the screws to use a regular screwdriver to remove them. First time I did the removal it was 95° F. I laid on my back with my legs over the driver's seat and used a chisel to persuade them to unscrew. I decided then and there that there had to be a better way, thus the Dremel. Took me a week to get over the backache. I wouldn't even attempt it today.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by sansouci » Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:07 pm

Ken,
The diagram on REALOEM shows a metric grub screw and a fracture bolt. Which one needed to come out? And if the fracture bolt, what was the metric size of the replacement hex bolt?
I feel your pain. So that's why I'll pay the tech to do the work rather than a chiropractor to fix my back. Some things are worth vending out.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by hornhospital » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:07 pm

It's been almost 10 years since I last did that job, so the memory is a little fuzzy, but I _think_ it was 6 x 1.0M. And both have to come out. Any time I see "fracture screws" or "security bolts" my back twinges. #-o
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by olympia57 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:44 am

Got snapped..
Out for a drive with a few friends over some of the high passes in the Kerry Mountains . Whilst checking my FB feed later found this photo taken by a member of another club I'm a member of as we passed him.
First real test of the sports seats recently fitted and Mrs Olympia gave them her rare seal of approval.
Supreme accolade indeed . :D
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by ron » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:57 am

olympia57 wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:44 am
First real test of the comfort seats recently fitted
Surely NOT comfort seats you fitted recently!!!!!!
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by olympia57 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:33 am

ron wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:57 am
olympia57 wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:44 am
First real test of the comfort seats recently fitted
Surely NOT comfort seats you fitted recently!!!!!!
That's the problem with old age Ron , confusion beckons ..... :oops:
Good job you're on your second childhood to keep me focused. :lol:
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Russm21 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:02 pm

New injectors!

Which injector would you rather have in your car?
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by 635sharknose » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:19 pm

Wow, that looks way better! :shock:
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by Tom2941 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:53 pm

Adjusted the valves, new plugs and installed my powder coated valve cover and air box top
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GRNSHRK » Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:01 pm

How about that, I just had my air box powder coated as well \:D/

Doing a few other things under the hood and will be posting another thread with all of the upgrades, including a new hood pad =D>
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by 635sharknose » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:13 pm

That looks very well! Like new :D
Also like the plastic cover on the AFM, thinking of getting one of these as well.
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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:22 pm

Well, essentially, it is "new" :roll:

The AFM cover is from a later model, but to my knowledge, they all fit [-o<

Suffice to say that trying t clean that waffle cover on the AFM is next to impossible [-X
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Post by bpoliakoff » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:19 am

GRNSHRK wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:22 pm
Well, essentially, it is "new" :roll:

The AFM cover is from a later model, but to my knowledge, they all fit [-o<

Suffice to say that trying t clean that waffle cover on the AFM is next to impossible [-X
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