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Old 07-01-10, 08:14 PM   #1
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635 bmw pics anyone?

So I just saw a request for more pics of my car on the mechanics forum and decided just to make a thread for it.

I got this car from a neighbor who bought it from a business man who got it from some russian who rebuilt it in the 90s who got it from the original business man in cali...

It just got a 3.4 from an 85 535i and 5 speed although since the previous owner of the engine decided to cut up the harness its been sitting, dual rate coilovers and willwoods are in the works.



Heres the view that seems to be tempting everyone





In its prime, yes I know its low I couldnt stand it, the new coilovers will fix that.







Hopefully this will suffice

Thanks for the love guys who already said nice things...


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HAHAHAHAHA best response ever
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You do realize that this is - despite it being FOO - a Bicycle forum, right?

Your post was mostly gibberish.
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If you look carefully, you can still see a bit of the old 3.0 CSL in there.
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You do realize that this is - despite it being FOO - a Bicycle forum, right?

Your post was mostly gibberish.
If you're interested I could simplify it, I can talk cars for days.
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I'm not... I don't even see a bike rack on that thing. But thanks for the offer.
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*flicks skiahh in forehead*

Nice BMW you got there. I'm a speed freak myself. I like American muscle, even though I just got a non muscle car...
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Somewhere in the boondocks, innocent children are getting mowed over because of you.
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I couldn't get past that terrifying Paul McCartney poster. It really ruined a classic car. (I'm a Bimmer fan myself!)
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Siu, my first love is american cars. I just got a 55 chevy which is another reason this car is so dusty, I have way to many projects.


ROUkie, that poster is actually a painting that was done in my high school the same year the car was built.

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Looks like a pretty strong family resemblance to me. Was the 6-series the successor to the CS models? My knowledge of Ye Olde BMWe Historye is weak in areas other than "I Covet A First Generation 2002."
Last week along my commute, someone left a barn door open. Inside was a very dusty 2002... If I had the time and the money...
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You do the 02s are cheap, relatively. The 6 series was the little brother to the CS (coupe sport) hence the 635csi name (coupe sport injected,like fuel injection). The cs wasnt quite safe enough so they redesigned a new touring coupe with a b pillar. Apparently it made it plenty safe, Ive seen a few flipped and the roof never gave in so...
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Siu, my first love is american cars. I just got a 55 chevy which is another reason this car is so dusty, I have way to many projects.
My car is so dusty it looks like it's been through Desert Storm.

I've been looking at the late model BMW's lately. The maint is so expensive on those things. My friend was telling me that he took his in for an oil change and the mechanic told him that the oil filter holder (WTH is that??) was cracked. To replace it would be $1,000. My friend said that since the car was not leaking, he is not going to replace it. But my question is, how does something like that (whatever it is - don't filters screw in?) break? And did the mechanic break it while changing the oil?

He's just about sick of the way they try to nickel and dime him for every service. And he's been good about keeping it maintained even though it costs him and arm and a leg. He's had no problem with his Mitsubishi Evo.
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Somewhere in the boondocks, innocent children are getting mowed over because of you.


Boondocks? Heck the road is being worked on, then it gets narrow, then you enter Brentwood, then you come around the blind corner and there is a school bus stopped, then Paul McCartney will write a song about it. The carnage will be awful. The only good thing is that Linda McCartney will not be singing backing vocals and our eardrums might survive, if they are not destroyed by the fire ball resultant from a hotrod bimmer slamming into a school bus.
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you guys are great.

Siu, did he take it to a dealer? chances are a dealer would be honest about breaking it, other places.. not so much. The oil canister shouldnt be that much either and if its not leaking its probably just cracked.

The thing with BMW maintenance is more about who you take it to. I friend of mine is a retired bmw tech factory trained. He does some work for friends, those are the people to look for.
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By the way, this thread promised 635 BMW pics... and there are only 4. Get to work!

I wanted a 318ti when they were out (always been a sucker for hatchbacks), but now that I'm not a teenager, it's passed.
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My friend was telling me that he took his in for an oil change and the mechanic told him that the oil filter holder (WTH is that??) was cracked. To replace it would be $1,000. My friend said that since the car was not leaking, he is not going to replace it. But my question is, how does something like that (whatever it is - don't filters screw in?) break? And did the mechanic break it while changing the oil?
depends on location. My sister tells me things are ugly in kansas city because there's only one dealer around. The oil filter housing is topside of the engine. Its quite nice, just unscrew a bolt and remove a cap, then you can replace the filter. Since its not an upside down screw-in filter, you can replace it without having to change the oil. I'm not sure how you'd crack that?
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My car is so dusty it looks like it's been through Desert Storm.

I've been looking at the late model BMW's lately. The maint is so expensive on those things. My friend was telling me that he took his in for an oil change and the mechanic told him that the oil filter holder (WTH is that??) was cracked. To replace it would be $1,000. My friend said that since the car was not leaking, he is not going to replace it. But my question is, how does something like that (whatever it is - don't filters screw in?) break? And did the mechanic break it while changing the oil?

He's just about sick of the way they try to nickel and dime him for every service. And he's been good about keeping it maintained even though it costs him and arm and a leg. He's had no problem with his Mitsubishi Evo.
The BMW motorcycle dealers are the same way. One of the ones I bought stuff from gave me grief for wanting to install the $14 worth of sparkplugs I bought from them (that would be both of them), saying they were the ones that should be doing that. That's one of the reasons I'm an exBMW owner.
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depends on location. My sister tells me things are ugly in kansas city because there's only one dealer around. The oil filter housing is topside of the engine. Its quite nice, just unscrew a bolt and remove a cap, then you can replace the filter. Since its not an upside down screw-in filter, you can replace it without having to change the oil. I'm not sure how you'd crack that?
Is there a point to replacing the filter some other time than when you're changing the oil?
On my Camaro I just reach in, unscrew it, and screw a new one on. No tools, less than 2 minutes. I suppose I do get some dirt on my arm. If I was doing it some time other than when I change the oil I'd probably have to add a pint or so of oil to stay level.
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The oil most BMW engines like is some weight of synthetic. If the oil is good after 3 or 5000 miles it may be unnecessary to change it although the filter probably should be changed. Also most bimmer oil filters are drop in canisters not screw on types.
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This thread makes me want to install a remote oil filter on my car. I remember how nice that made oil/filter changes on a buddies mustang.
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Is there a point to replacing the filter some other time than when you're changing the oil?
If you're vehicle is not under a drivetrain warranty (where you may need to prove oil changes), you can wait until the service interval and send samples for analysis. This test is a fairly good indication of the health of the engine and how the recommended service intervals apply. It's not for everyone. I simply change my filter every time and the change interval is right at the mfg recommendation. I am using synthetics now, but I'm still not going to exceed the mileage recommendation.

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The oil most BMW engines like is some weight of synthetic. If the oil is good after 3 or 5000 miles it may be unnecessary to change it although the filter probably should be changed. Also most bimmer oil filters are drop in canisters not screw on types.

I believe my VW filter is the same thing. But it is mounted on the bottom/front of the engine. The bonus is that it has an extra drain plug in the plastic cap. So you can empty the oil out of the canister before removing it.
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I took the stereo out of my car and installed the oil filter in its place. That way it's close enough that I can change the filter at any time, such as in line at a drive-through, or hitting the apex on a narrow, twisty road in the mountains. You never know when that filter will give out.
exactly! and i find that if the fries are undercooked, a bit of the ol 30 weight helps
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