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by wattsmonkey
Wed Jan 25, 2023 5:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Vid .
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Vid .

I like this chap! I'm always surprised that the rear styling escapes the obvious criticism that the updating from the Series 1 meant the "funny ribbed bit" on Euro cars to hide the gap caused by the slimmer bumper. The Series 1 does look more resolved in this area, especially in a mint gol...
by wattsmonkey
Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Happy Christmas!
Replies: 53
Views: 22969

Re: Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas to you all!
by wattsmonkey
Thu Dec 15, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: E34 Steering Box in E24/. Need E34 Pump?
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: E34 Steering Box in E24/. Need E34 Pump?

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I knew this rang a bell from B35 / B34 swap searching!
by wattsmonkey
Tue Oct 04, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: New electrical gremlin
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: New electrical gremlin

I The OBC relay is know to fail and will prevent the car from starting. To bypass the OBC immobilizer, either: A) Jumper (bridge) the two green wires (pins 3 & 4) in connector C2 at the OBC relay box B) Jumper the Main Relay pins 30 to 87 & 87b with a Y-shaped wire. The OBC Relay box is loc...
by wattsmonkey
Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Brucey Update
Replies: 21
Views: 5682

Re: Brucey Update

I am afraid not - he is still struggling with maintaining focus.

He's always pleased to hear that so many people are still thinking of him (and benefiting from his knowledge and wisdom on this forum - and the bike forums too).
by wattsmonkey
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: E24 M30B34 Supercharger project
Replies: 30
Views: 19658

Re: E24 M30B34 Supercharger project

I wish we'd got more on this project - I was hooked!
by wattsmonkey
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Brucey Update
Replies: 21
Views: 5682

Re: Brucey Update

Apologies chaps, I missed this. I saw him over summer and I'm afraid there hasn't been any progress physically, although his eyesight has improved a little. He was his wonderful, excited and affable self though, with time flying by. The Brucey brain was very much in gear - with ideas for a combined ...
by wattsmonkey
Wed Aug 31, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Bmw E34 Brake booster retrofit
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Bmw E34 Brake booster retrofit

Apologies if I'm misunderstanding the problem, but if your car is still moving with the brake pedal fully depressed then there is something very wrong with your brakes that requires immediate attention! Master cylinder? Is fluid leaking? I see you've changed out the pipes and - therefore - you must ...
by wattsmonkey
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Louvers?
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Louvers?

Not sure if I posted elsewhere, but I followed 635Syd's suggestion and had the M manifolds and downpipes ceramic coated by Camcoat in the UK. Exactly as he said, the difference was amazing - it was just about possible to touch the manifold soon after shutting off the engine. Expensive, but absolutel...
by wattsmonkey
Thu Aug 18, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: rear spoiler adhesive - single piece "ducktail"
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: rear spoiler adhesive - single piece "ducktail"

Thank you,

I am in the fortunate position of having all four bolts present and correct: Sauber, you can make them out in the picture, but the four holes in your bootlid should clarify things!
by wattsmonkey
Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: rear spoiler adhesive - single piece "ducktail"
Replies: 5
Views: 354

rear spoiler adhesive - single piece "ducktail"

Hi chaps, There are posts recommending 3M adhesive tape for the two-piece spoiler installation, as per factory setup, but I am struggling to find advice on the adhesive to use for the single piece "rubber" spoiler installation. It appeared to have the remains of some sort of impact adhesiv...
by wattsmonkey
Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Bilstein rear shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Bilstein rear shocks

I see what you mean! Beautiful car though.
by wattsmonkey
Fri Aug 12, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Bilstein rear shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Bilstein rear shocks

It's funny you should say that Phil - I put complete M suspension on this car before changing to Eibachs because the ride height was comedically high. In hindsight, I wonder if I should have waited for it to settle for a bit longer. The same M635 setup was perfect on my burgundy M30'd car and a cros...
by wattsmonkey
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Bilstein rear shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Bilstein rear shocks

new billie 1.jpg new billie 2.jpg new billie 3.jpg Just arrived! Not sure I've ever done a direct B6/B8 comparison before - but the last picture should show the identical shaft length, the "10mm shorter" B8 spec lying in the greater length of the threaded portion. All a bit moot as the ne...
by wattsmonkey
Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Harry's Garage - BMW M635 CSi review
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Harry's Garage - BMW M635 CSi review

What GazM3 said! Definitely not my experience, albeit having refurbed and replaced everything on my old M635.
by wattsmonkey
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Heater Fan Variable Speed Switch - Resistor Rating
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Heater Fan Variable Speed Switch - Resistor Rating

Wow - tidy shed makes finding bits easier - I found a replacement heater valve with a good diaphragm too!
blower transistor reverse.jpg
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by wattsmonkey
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: B7 Turbo #056, Fantastic 6er!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: B7 Turbo #056, Fantastic 6er!!!

Such a good colour - envious!
by wattsmonkey
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Recaro sprung hinge covers?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Recaro sprung hinge covers?

Thanks Bert, that's right - definitely Series 1, pre '82. It's the sprung hinges that surprised me - my '81 seats (a different set, as retrofitted to my '84 car) have the "normal" hinges.
by wattsmonkey
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Bilstein rear shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Bilstein rear shocks

Not sure what, exactly, is what with Bilstein B8s, but my 0727s have not arrived and I am told that they are no longer being manufactured - there is some stock remaining, somewhere (but not anywhere near me, apparently). I've ordered the softer 24-006071 instead. This will be interesting - I've got ...
by wattsmonkey
Sat Jul 30, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Recaro sprung hinge covers?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Recaro sprung hinge covers?

Just as an update on this, in case anyone else has these seats: they are identical to non-sprung seats in the backrest with the exception of one very important detail: the hinge pin is welded on to the back, rather than screwed in! The point of this being that a return to non-sprung hinges with read...
by wattsmonkey
Sun Jul 24, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Harry's Garage .
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: Harry's Garage .

Nice one!

I do like his stuff, not least the V12 Jag XJ coupe - pleasing to see a proper coupe included.
by wattsmonkey
Fri Jul 22, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: M6 M88 cam box oil leak
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: M6 M88 cam box oil leak

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Parts 24 and 25

Realoem is your friend - didn't someone post with the exact-same question recently?

I'm driving up to Lincoln on Monday - if I don't see any blue smoke I'll assume all fixed!

All the best,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:29 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Where the hell is my fuel pump relay?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Where the hell is my fuel pump relay?

The tall, black relay is the timer delay for the interior lights.

Can't remember what the others are for!
by wattsmonkey
Thu Jul 14, 2022 7:04 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 997
Views: 411683

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

That's brilliant - thank you. I've got a set of E34 M5 TBs and adapters to go on the B35 I'm building up, but I remember the difference synching the tbs with a manometer on my old M635 made.

Cheers,

Rob
by wattsmonkey
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: What did you do to your E24 today?
Replies: 997
Views: 411683

Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

- Sync all the throttles with new fancy digital 8 channel manometer Im keen in the medium term future also to finally install a standalone ecu to divorce myself from the Bosch 055 & airflow meter combo. RHD engineering are doing my e34 540 with 16psi and flex fuel, and I'm keen for them to use ...