What did you do to your E24 today?

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Re: What did you do to your E24 today?

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Aloha!

Replaced the fuel filter and fuel lines associated with filter and pump. Changed all vacuum lines under the hood, new plugs, plug wires and cap/rotor. Changed coolant tank and all hoses attached. In the process of changing rear sway bar end links and bushings. Lots more to do, but one day it will all be done…🤣
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Nice bunch of check marks off the to do list. Sadly they are never done, or maybe thankfully. :D

I thought I'd be done 15 years ago. "Should take me 5 years" I said. It's all good.

I did nothing to mine today as I had to earn car parts credits. Cleaned it up last weekend for my first "official" car show. Went to the 10th annual B.I.G. European Car Show in Cape Coral FL last Sunday. A good time, 150 British, Italian and German cars. Found out about a stash of E24 parts cars not too far from here.

The weekend before was a run to Sebring for the SVRA vintage races with Trans Am running as well. Great racing, big car show and Chamber of Commerce weather, and away from traffic. Life is good.
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KINGJOHN808 wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 12:01 am Aloha!

Replaced the fuel filter and fuel lines associated with filter and pump. Changed all vacuum lines under the hood, new plugs, plug wires and cap/rotor. Changed coolant tank and all hoses attached. In the process of changing rear sway bar end links and bushings. Lots more to do, but one day it will all be done…🤣
Details on replacing these lines? Did you buy hosed from BMW or have them made? Thanks.
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After 34 years I finally did a conversion on my fog lights. Now I can turn them on with just the parking lights.
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I finally made the front windows operate as they should. I have no clue about the back ones, haven't tried them in years.

The back story is I got some cool one touch modules from E30ig.com a little while ago. They plug into the harness and switch with no modifications. They did exactly as I expected when I ordered them. Mostly they worked. More like two touch in my case. Certainly not their fault.

The problem was my passenger side was slow about 3/4 of the way down causing the one touch to stop. Driver side would nearly make it up, within 3/8". This made me finally get off my butt and make the necessary adjustments. Less wind noise and stopping the minor leaks wouldn't hurt. Since the passenger side was worse I started there. Removed the interior trim and got to work. Got things working reasonably well when I noticed the rollers on the window car were just skidding on the track, not rolling.

So apart the window tracks came. Everything was covered with some petrified grease. Nearly had to chisel it off. Once cleaned with copious amounts of brake clean and much poking and prodding everything ran smoothly. Installed the cleaned and lubed parts and started adjusting all over again.

Window adjusting is a major PITA. I got them to the point they sealed, opened and closed well and the one touch nearly was. At that point I started the car and got 14 volts to the motor. They then ran great. I'll call that a win. Now for the driver's side.
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SixerNick wrote: Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:45 am :o
KINGJOHN808 wrote: Sat Mar 12, 2022 12:01 am Aloha!

Replaced the fuel filter and fuel lines associated with filter and pump. Changed all vacuum lines under the hood, new plugs, plug wires and cap/rotor. Changed coolant tank and all hoses attached. In the process of changing rear sway bar end links and bushings. Lots more to do, but one day it will all be done…🤣
Details on replacing these lines? Did you buy hosed from BMW or have them made? Thanks.
Aloha!

Bought the lines from a company online (HPSI motor sports). Lots of colors to choose from, and I was going to go with blue to match my plug wires but they were out, so I went with black. Kit comes with enough silicone hose to replace all the vacuum lines. You have to cut the lines to size yourself. Not for fuel, oil or coolant or anything with a high pressure being applied. Nice tight fit, but I still used the hose clamps just to ensure a airtight fit. I was amazed how simple it was to do it, but I kept putting it off until this past weekend based upon what some were saying on the forums.

Essentially, there are 2 lines that go under the manifold (these 2 are the toughest because you can’t see where they go) but even though you can’t see underneath there, very easy to find and replace. Lots of space if you do it from the driver side. The others are in clear view. Just replace one line at a time and it will be done in less than 30 minutes.

Side note, if your going to change your vac lines, change all the intake boots as well. Found a couple of cracks in mine after I put the vacuum lines on. After 38 years, a lot of the rubber on the car is fragile or cracking apart.

Good luck and Aloha!
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When I replaced the hoses under the manifold, I removed the whole assembly from each end.
I then connected the new hoses to the middle t at the same angle and installed it.
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I just changed the "engine crankshaft position sensor" (Item #7) on the front of the engine because I noticed the plastic connector on my original one was completely disintegrated from engine heat. It crumbled apart in my hands.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... 2521287784

This sensor is connected to the diagnostic port and the engine runs fine without it; from what I gather it really isn't useful anymore since most dealers and repair shops no longer use the same diagnostic tools they did when these cars were new. Some owners remove them completely or simply ignore their existence and drive on. This is a whole new level of OCD for me, but I paid $200 USD for a new one from BMW (I was rather surprised it's still available) just because I didn't like the idea of an "empty space" where it's supposed to be located.
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I finished up the driver door window adjustment after the one touch window module install. Man were the tracks and cars caked with old dry grease. A pain to clean but worth the effort. This side started out operating better than the passenger, but was tougher to get right. I'll chock the passenger side up to beginner's luck.

While I was in there (where have you heard that line before?) I worked on the door lock. It was getting tough to lock and would not operate the central locks. I added a bit of plastic tubing to an actuator rod. It looked like it would have had a bushing, but none showed in Real OEM. Another fiddley little job. Now it operates like it should.
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Removed and replaced grommets between brake master cylinder and brake fluid tank. The grommets were completely shot. Came apart like chewing gum. Replaced brake lines with steel braided units. Also replaced rear sway bar bushings and dog bones.

Lastly, finally took care of the missing windshield washer sprayers for the hood and repaired the washer motor. Replaced the washer lines as well but broke the check valve/splitter so awaiting a new one from Pelican.
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Thought I'd bring this thread back to the top.

I was in the garage today after honey dos. Finished reassembling the dash after tearing it apart for the AC refurb. What a PITA dash work is. Sadly I am not on the home stretch yet. The flushed evaporator with new expansion valve is in. The parallel flow condenser and Spall fan are in. The new hose is here and the fittings are on the bench.

What I discovered in this project is the Sanden compressor bracket I got from WC Wylie ( a beautiful piece, BTW) will not fit my existing brackets. My car was built in 11/84 and in 4/65 BMW changed to the "wing cell" compressor which is what the adapter bracket I got is made for. So the search for parts has been going on. I have 2 brackets from ebay that will not work. I had a line on the brackets from a guy around Sebring who as now gone dark. This is unfortunate because I was also planning on getting some other bits for the car that I need.

At this point, I think I'll spend my day tomorrow reinstalling the radiator and oil cooler, drop it back on the ground, top up fluids and go for a drive. It has been on stands for nearly two months. I think my clutch leg might be getting weak.

The search for the correct compressor brackets continues. I posted previously in the parts wanted, but...... Everything in the link but the belt would make me happy. If anyone has this let me know.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=64_0430
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RossDinan6 wrote: Mon May 30, 2022 12:01 am Thought I'd bring this thread back to the top.

I was in the garage today after honey dos. Finished reassembling the dash after tearing it apart for the AC refurb. What a PITA dash work is. Sadly I am not on the home stretch yet. The flushed evaporator with new expansion valve is in. The parallel flow condenser and Spall fan are in. The new hose is here and the fittings are on the bench.

What I discovered in this project is the Sanden compressor bracket I got from WC Wylie ( a beautiful piece, BTW) will not fit my existing brackets. My car was built in 11/84 and in 4/65 BMW changed to the "wing cell" compressor which is what the adapter bracket I got is made for. So the search for parts has been going on. I have 2 brackets from ebay that will not work. I had a line on the brackets from a guy around Sebring who as now gone dark. This is unfortunate because I was also planning on getting some other bits for the car that I need.

At this point, I think I'll spend my day tomorrow reinstalling the radiator and oil cooler, drop it back on the ground, top up fluids and go for a drive. It has been on stands for nearly two months. I think my clutch leg might be getting weak.

The search for the correct compressor brackets continues. I posted previously in the parts wanted, but...... Everything in the link but the belt would make me happy. If anyone has this let me know.

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=64_0430
Aloha!

I was in touch with ACS and they stated that ECS Tuning has the Sanden AC bracket for the 635CSi. Not sure if this is what you need or not, just thought I would share the info I got from them.

"Based on the photos, it looks like our 635CSi (standard) A/C kit will work; however, in order to mount the new Sanden compressor, you will need the later M30 accessory mount https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw ... 521284953/"

Im looking into fitting the Sanden compressor to my 84' 633CSi (front AC only). Wont be needing the entire kit as all my hosed and fittings are new. Awaiting information back from them regarding the size and location of the hoses going to and from the compressor though.
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Well, another example of heat/A/C blower issues.

Both the heater and a/c blowers were blowing at nearly (but not completely) high speed regardless of the rotational position of the control (they did both blow at high when maxed out since the "max switch"/micro switch was engaged). So more searching of the site and of course a number of good threads.

http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=14791

This thread has a link to a diagnosis of a Blower Speed Control issue. I was initially reading/comprehending incorrectly (sometimes I'm a little slow :oops: ) The threads typically note that the blower only works on high. I took that to mean the blower was always running at high regardless of switch position. But it referred to the blower not running at all until the micro switch was engaged. ](*,)

So, I took the blower speed control out and apart, and it was then I realized I was not reading the comments correctly. But with the help of the linked pdf I checked the resistance of the switch and the potentiometer is indeed bad. So... After ordering a new transistor and some thermal grease unnecessarily it looks like I need to replace the entire control. Sounds like the potentiometer is no longer available (from "Ruwido"), so you will see my post in the Parts Wanted section!

Next up - subframe bushings! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

I am so thankful for this site - I would be lost without this great storehouse of information gathered over almost two decades!
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Almost forgot my latest work...

In a quest for the ultimate feature addition for Father's Day I requested an incredible improvement in drivability, handling, braking and appearance. \:D/

I was not disappointed. Feast your eyes on these!
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Sbeaud wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:24 pm Almost forgot my latest work...

In a quest for the ultimate feature addition for Father's Day I requested an incredible improvement in drivability, handling, braking and appearance. \:D/

I was not disappointed. Feast your eyes on these!

750 HP, 700 lb-ft BMW Accessory.jpg
If those are rubber stemmed valves those metal caps will bend out and scratch your rims in no time at all - sorry.
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