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by kronus
Fri Mar 24, 2023 6:16 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: (not affiliated) euro '78 633csi in WA
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: (not affiliated) euro '78 633csi in WA

that's the E21 320is and M1 wheel. It's pretty desirable. Nice spot.

Did the early cars not come with belts? My '78 had rear belts, iirc.
by kronus
Thu Mar 23, 2023 4:30 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: (not affiliated) euro '78 633csi in WA
Replies: 3
Views: 89

(not affiliated) euro '78 633csi in WA

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1561637417653725/ https://i.imgur.com/BNDUdUi.png https://i.imgur.com/LHvxhx0.png https://i.imgur.com/ZOfCI2l.png looks like a parts car with a super cool red interior. (and rear headrests!) maybe the front valence is still around somewhere, too. if anyone ...
by kronus
Wed Mar 22, 2023 5:34 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Air flow sensor issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Air flow sensor issue?

if this car previously had the selectable mode transmission (4HP22EH), there is a whole transmission control unit that is probably partially unplugged, confused and scared, somewhere under your dashboard.
by kronus
Wed Mar 22, 2023 12:51 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Paint Estimate?
Replies: 10
Views: 939

Re: Paint Estimate?

I've recently been in to a local shop to ask. They quoted me $5500 if I bring the car to them completely stripped of all exterior parts and glass removed.
by kronus
Wed Mar 15, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rear trunk spoiler maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Rear trunk spoiler maintenance

If it's just faded, back to black or a similar restoration product will work.

for spoilers that are really bad (cracked, faded, bits ripped out) I've had decent luck restoring them by filling with a rubber filler and painting with Plasti-dip.
by kronus
Sun Mar 05, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22
Replies: 56
Views: 4723

Re: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22

sanded completely and primed. These will need to be lightly blocked out before I put some paint on them. Plan is to prep them, the rear spoiler, and the front spoiler all together, then find a paint shop to shoot them. https://i.imgur.com/DyoKmmZ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yTBDPHD.jpg What's the latest...
by kronus
Sun Mar 05, 2023 1:13 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22
Replies: 56
Views: 4723

Re: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22

Not dead yet. Getting the rear world bumper pods sanded and ready for paint and fitup.

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by kronus
Thu Feb 23, 2023 8:23 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 1135
Views: 395779

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

I got some stickers custom made by Pukar and had the same thing. We went back and forth on spelling and phrasing a bunch. The end result was perfect, though!
by kronus
Thu Jan 19, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: Buyer and Seller feedback - Vender Feedback
Topic: Doing due diligence before buying parts
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Doing due diligence before buying parts

FB has been very scammy recently. 100% of the responses to my WTB ads have been highly targeted scams.

Ask for photos that show the current date and the person's face.
by kronus
Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:33 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22
Replies: 56
Views: 4723

Re: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22

I've finally gotten all four Hayashis to seal. Along the way, I rebuilt them fully a total of eight times. I'm not sure if this means that I'm good at it now, or bad at it in general. Along the way, I've found the easiest way to apply RTV - use the tire balancer and just spin the wheel! https://i.im...
by kronus
Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:58 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS Feeler: shift boots
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: FS Feeler: shift boots

Yup, I can do white on black.

Thank you for the interest, folks! I think this is enough to do a small run. I'll post back with results.
by kronus
Tue Jan 10, 2023 6:12 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 1135
Views: 395779

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

sounds like two possibilities:
- bad pulse/ref sensors
- (improbably, but I've heard of it happening) flywheel tossed out the pin that those sensors trigger on
by kronus
Fri Jan 06, 2023 7:38 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Returning With A Neat Find: 1984 M635CSi
Replies: 127
Views: 13795

Re: Returning With A Neat Find: 1984 M635CSi

thanks! I ordered some of the ebay hardware, it should be easy to modify it. the price on that Thule stuff is outrageous!
by kronus
Thu Jan 05, 2023 8:28 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: FS Feeler: shift boots
Replies: 6
Views: 492

FS Feeler: shift boots

Hi folks, I've recently gotten into a bit of a machine sewing hobby. So far, I've been making shift boots and ebrake boots for my hooptie fleet (fun, straightforward, and rewarding), as well as experimenting with steering wheel recovers (time consuming and mixed results so far). I'd like to post up ...
by kronus
Thu Jan 05, 2023 6:55 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22
Replies: 56
Views: 4723

Re: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22

nice! thank you for digging that up. FYI the eccentric adjuster is aluminum.
by kronus
Wed Jan 04, 2023 10:13 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: HELP - Fuel Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: HELP - Fuel Problem

note that the pump turning on may not necessarily mean that you are getting fuel. The pressure feed line may have come off the pump chassis, or the actual impeller may have disintegrated.

check your fuel pressure.
by kronus
Tue Jan 03, 2023 6:56 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Returning With A Neat Find: 1984 M635CSi
Replies: 127
Views: 13795

Re: Returning With A Neat Find: 1984 M635CSi

I like the stripes!

qq - where did you source new hardware for attaching the front valence, the bumper, and the rubber strips? From what I can tell, the square-head bolts are now NLA.
by kronus
Tue Jan 03, 2023 1:39 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: MAF Sensor + Surprise
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: MAF Sensor + Surprise

glad you found and fixed a variety of issues!

I’ve run a car before that was misfiring so bad that the cat turned red hot from afterburning all the in burned fuel. It was 100% fine after I fixed the misfiring issue. I wouldn’t worry about a plugged cat until the other issues were sorted.
by kronus
Mon Jan 02, 2023 8:51 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22
Replies: 56
Views: 4723

Re: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22

Two quickies. 1 - we've had a mystery strut brace laying around the shop for a few years. It never fit any of the cars we tried to fit it on (e30, e28, e31, e36), so it was tossed into a corner and forgotten about. Turns out it's for an E24 :mrgreen: anyone know who made this one? https://i.imgur.co...
by kronus
Sat Dec 31, 2022 8:01 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22
Replies: 56
Views: 4723

Re: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22

If anyone is sitting on a half-decent passenger side euro bumper front trim, I am desperately in need of one, fwiw.
by kronus
Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22
Replies: 56
Views: 4723

Re: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22

Today, I finally fixed the cluster backlight by swapping out the headlight switch for one I rebuilt and reflowing the cluster circuit board. https://i.imgur.com/Ch847nd.jpg Then, I started messing around with the front bumper. I first thought about fitting it up with the euro mount brackets: https:/...
by kronus
Fri Dec 30, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 1135
Views: 395779

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Oof. Hopefully something simple, and it sounds electrical. If you’d like to swap over ECUs or sensors, my ‘83 is parked up for a bit and doesn’t need them short term.
by kronus
Fri Dec 30, 2022 5:07 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: M635 Front Air Dam removal/de-federalization advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: M635 Front Air Dam removal/de-federalization advice needed

That is a more thoroughly done federalization than mine was. However, the process should be pretty similar. I borrowed a friend's plasma cutter and cut around the welds to separate the federalization bar from the bumper. Then, with it loose and moved out of the way, I was able to unbolt one of the b...
by kronus
Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22
Replies: 56
Views: 4723

Re: Lapis Rescue - '83 633csi - euro conversion starting July '22

Couple small year-end updates. Car has been stored for a bit while I mess around with the euro bumper conversion. I did find time to install some cabin bling - a Hella Rallye wheel and a new shift knob! https://i.imgur.com/tHLdH50.jpg https://i.imgur.com/z1qQEbv.jpg The shift knob comes with a match...
by kronus
Sun Dec 18, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 1135
Views: 395779

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Burning oil would lead to blueish smoke. White on startup (but not when warm) is water smoke, which can come from just condensation in the exhaust, as water vapor is a combustion byproduct.