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Old 09-25-2005, 10:11 PM   #1
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Project L6

My dad has an old 1987 BMW L6. It is essentially a 635CSI, but the entire interior is leather, hence the "L" in "L6". The car itself hasn't run in about 2 years. The front spoiler is cracked and damaged, and some front bumper pieces need to be glued down.

I know for the most part how to handle the exterior side of this restoration. However, I am looking for insight as to what I need to replace on the motor, suspension, brakes, etc. I know the basics such as:

spark plugs
oil & filter
fuel filter
belts
injectors?
coolant
thermostat

What else should I be considering in this project. The car also does not run. Thanks guys, and wish me luck.
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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well i wish ya luck, and i thought L is for luxury.. but whatever, and i really dont know what you need, ive never tried to restore a car, but i must say i am a fan of 6 series and those r sweet cars, and if you get it perfect u can sell it for a good amount

you may be able to ask Dave635Csi, i dont know where he is though havent seen him in a while
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:32 PM   #3
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battery probably if it's just been sitting for two years.
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Old 09-25-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
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Damn I'm jealous, Spieluhr . . I love E24's. How about some pics?
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:37 AM   #5
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My dad bought a new battery to turn it over a few times.

And I don't have any pics, because it is under blankets and full of storage stuff, etc.

edit: and I will be getting BBS wheels and tires.
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Old 09-26-2005, 01:08 AM   #6
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well, first off. drain the oil. When you do it, siphon the oil through a paper towel as it dumps from the car. if there's metal shavings of any kind in the oil, start looking for a new engine or major engine work.


Edit: also look all over for rust. As far as the brake go. to do the restore right, the whole brake system should eb replaced, and you can sneak in some performance mods while you're at it. like steel braided hoses and such.

For suspension, anything with rubber should be replaced. Anything hydraulic should be replaced. So pretty much everything should be replaced to o a full and proper restore
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:02 AM   #7
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It looks like you are going to have a good time.

ed at mwrench.com would be a good source of information. He has done a lot of work on older 5's and 6's.
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:29 PM   #8
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definitely check out the battery and alternator. It it sounded like it was trying to turn over but didn't, theres a good chance the alternator has gone bad as well as the spark plugs. Good luck, sounds like a cool car.
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