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by TimU
Tue Jan 31, 2023 10:51 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: bmw m635 itb,s
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: bmw m635 itb,s

hi, thanks for the reply, so do you break them to get them off, just want to clean the idle screws beneath them, also the rubber caps, can you let me know how they work. regards richard Wouldn't Pip be doing this when he gets the engine? Or are you doing some of the pre-work before sending it down?
by TimU
Mon Jan 30, 2023 4:12 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 1110
Views: 390745

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

There are supposed to be grommets in those holes, and they are still available for cheap. The grommets are a harder plastic, and in addition to stopping the rattling they also “tighten up” the feel of the interior door handles and the door lock knobs. Takes all the play out of the system. But the s...
by TimU
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:30 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 1110
Views: 390745

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Brilliant idea for the silicon hose.
I'll do that myself when I next take the door cards off.
by TimU
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:59 am
Forum: Fests Down Under
Topic: 1989 Series II for sale in Sydney
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: 1989 Series II for sale in Sydney

Hi Brian, If you use Facebook, you should join the Aussie Sharks - E24 FB group. We're a great bunch of guys and love to help each other out. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AussieSharksE24 You asked HOW to advertise for sale: * Take LOTS of great pictures. All angles, close and far, inside and out....
by TimU
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: M 6 power seat
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: M 6 power seat

Good stuff 👍
by TimU
Thu Jan 19, 2023 1:34 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 1110
Views: 390745

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Good to have an easy solution, especially when it's something that was never listed in the official troubleshooting manual.
$550 is about 4 hours labour where I live.
I don't think that's too bad a price to track down and resolve a tricky problem like this.

Glad you're back up and running!
by TimU
Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: M 6 power seat
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: M 6 power seat

Honestly, the easiest way to find out is to apply a 12v power source to each motor and see which one moves what.

Reversing the power polarity will reverse the motor direction.
by TimU
Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:50 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: No ignition on hot days
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: No ignition on hot days

Have a look at the "No Spark" troubleshooting guide. https://bigcoupe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=236244#p236244 I know you mentioned the engine doesn't even turn over, but many of the tests will be universal. For a complete "no start" troubleshooting guide, refer to HPSI Motorspo...
by TimU
Sat Jan 14, 2023 6:39 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Remote Central Locking, Keyless Entry Upgrade (86 BMW e24)
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: Remote Central Locking, Keyless Entry Upgrade (86 BMW e24)

Hi Pod, sorry I missed your earlier reply. Correct, the deadlock feature is 100% mechanical and cannot be triggered by the central locking system - remote or otherwise. Deadlock requires a manual turn of the key in the lock and electrically disconnects the central locking system to disable its funct...
by TimU
Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:53 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Repair Your Plastic Hood Vents (almost no cost) - Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Repair Your Plastic Hood Vents (almost no cost) - Pictures

Well done, a great fabrication!
by TimU
Wed Jan 04, 2023 9:28 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: HELP - Fuel Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: HELP - Fuel Problem

Pin 20 on the ECU controls the FP relay. Pin 14 = Fuel Injector Controls (cyl 1,2,3) PIN 15 = Fuel Injector Controls (cyl 4,5,6) I'd be surprised if it was the ECU faulting here because you've already bypassed the ECU control of the FP relay (pin 20) by manually energising the FP relay socket. Eithe...
by TimU
Tue Jan 03, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: HELP - Fuel Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: HELP - Fuel Problem

This is what I installed in my Fuel line to test FP
by TimU
Tue Jan 03, 2023 8:54 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: HELP - Fuel Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: HELP - Fuel Problem

Song, I read your other post too. This sounds like a classic fuel pressure issue. Symptoms: 1. It won't start without manual pump (lack of pressure to start) 2. It starts after manually jumping the pump for 5-10secs (to pressurise the rails) 3. It dies shortly after starting (lack of pressure to kee...
by TimU
Wed Dec 21, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Dash lights not working (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Dash lights not working (SOLVED)

Well done! Always tricky to troubleshoot an issue when your "good unit" is also faulty.

Happy night-driving!
by TimU
Thu Dec 15, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Let the winter projects begin!
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Let the winter projects begin!

I have a passenger door problem as well. My problem is that the door mechanism works perfectly from the inside. But outside the car the door handle lifts OK but it doesn't activate the mechanism. Prior to this fault manifesting itself the outside door handle worked but you had to progressively use ...
by TimU
Thu Dec 15, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Instrument Cluster Light Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 2895

Re: Instrument Cluster Light Upgrade

I've upgraded some of the lights in my dash cluster to LED. The main overhead lights are a simple T10 wedge. I used these: https://www.stedi.com.au/2-pack-t10-w5w-wedge-led-light-28mm.html Many other brands exist, but make sure you get a good quality CANBUS compatible model - CANBUS models will supp...
by TimU
Mon Dec 05, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Crank, no spark. Maiden voyage cut short
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Crank, no spark. Maiden voyage cut short

I also managed to pick up another 059 DME ECU from a local guy on FB marketplace. I took a gamble on his untested unit for $100 and it works fine. I've reflowed the solder on all the power transistor and resistor joints now, and have put it on my shelf as a future spare. If they start to get too exp...
by TimU
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Classic & Sports Cars magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Classic & Sports Cars magazine

K1W1 wrote: Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:11 pm https://www.classicandsportscar.com/fea ... ial-m-more

here you go (I hope) they have put it in the email to everyone.
Thanks K1W1. It looks like they've simply republished the article from Oct 2000.
by TimU
Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Single Wire O2 sensor connector
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: WTB Single Wire O2 sensor connector

Just make a new harness with a new connector.
by TimU
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Crank, no spark. Maiden voyage cut short
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Re: Crank, no spark. Maiden voyage cut short

KneeGrowNetwork wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:01 am Where did you get the Ecu from?
Local BMW spare parts breaker.
by TimU
Tue Nov 29, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tint or no Tint (surviving the summer)
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: Tint or no Tint (surviving the summer)

Lookin good!
by TimU
Tue Nov 22, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Cars and Parts wanted
Topic: WTB Single Wire O2 sensor connector
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: WTB Single Wire O2 sensor connector

Most (read: nearly all) O2 sensors can be divided into 2 groups. Group 1: Wide-band sensors 5 wire = 2 sensor wires + dedicated ground wire + 2 wires for a heating element. Generally used for modern cars. Not compatible with E24's ECU. Group 2: Narrow-band Sensors All Bosch O2 sensors use the same t...
by TimU
Sun Nov 20, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Classic & Sports Cars magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: Classic & Sports Cars magazine

Not asking you to post pirated content, I was genuinely curious where I could read the article.
Still can't find it.
by TimU
Wed Nov 09, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Fuel tank vent lines
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Fuel tank vent lines

read from here, plus a few posts down.

https://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.p ... 00#p229500
by TimU
Tue Nov 08, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Mwrench Steering Fix
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Mwrench Steering Fix

Yep, just be patient and follow up again if you need to. He's an enthusiast who builds these in his spare time.
I can say the quality and construction is top-notch - It's worth the wait.

Tim