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post #1 of 104 Old 17th October 2005, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Since I can't find a better place to post about the E24 M6, I'll post it here. Last saterday, I went to Germany, and bought http://www.mobile.de/SIDTKSDI7sCeSqBtVODqCMc6w-t-vaNexlCsAsCsK%F3P%F3R~BmSB11LsearchPublicJ11295284 54A1LsearchPublicD1100CCarX-t-vctpLtt~BmPA1A1B20B16%81O-t-vCaMkMoSeSmVb_X_Y_x_yposO~BSRA6D1100D3500C635CPKWC 635HinPublicA2A0A0A0C184A0/cgi-bin/da.pl?bereich=pkw&top=4&id=11111111173943224&& this E24 M6. The owner hasn't taken it offline yet, so you can still wath the pictures.

I'll be picking her up in 4 weeks, after I made a carport to store it.

This is my all time favorite BMW classic! The state of the car is even better than on the pictures, except for the interior, that looks a little used. I'm planning on changing the interior anyway, so that's not really a problem.

I did a test drive with the car, and I noticed that I had to push the brakes really hard to get the car stopped. Would this be a problem with the brakes, or is this just how these old cars brake? I have an '88 VW Golf, and it seems to brake easier...

Ow, I'm so excited I finally bought my old dream car
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Re: E24 M6

The brakes should be fairly stiff. They are in both of my E28 M5s and the E28 M5 shares the exact same components as the E24 M6 so there is not a difference there. The issue to watch out for is the hydraulic accumulator, aka "the brake bomb" which can blow a seal internally and make braking very difficult. The ABS light will light and you will know it from braking feel when this happens.

As long as it brakes well but has a hard pedal feel, there is no issue.
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Oh yeah, I forgot to say, that is a beautiful car. Royalblau? I would get different wheels...they are ok, but the M6 deserves some BBS or something similar...just my thoughts on that.
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Re: E24 M6

I believe it is Arktic blue... But the car has been repainted. Possible that this color is Royal blue...
Anyway, I'll repaint it in Le Mans blue. I know it's not an original M6 color, but I do like this color a lot.
About the wheels, I'll buy some 3-piece ACSchnitzer 17" wheels.

Actually, I'm planning on doing quite some mods on the car, and it's not gonna be complete original. Maybe most of you will think this is a shame, but I'll mod it, with respect for the original car. Plans are:
Exterior: all chrome will be replaced with black parts (OEM, still available, called dealer), car will be lowered, and gets wide wheels. Repaint in Le Mans blue (also fix any tiny bump or scratch, I want it to be perfect).
Interior: E36 M3 seats, and EVERYTHING (so including dashboard, roof, ...) in bicolor leather, very light grey, combined with mouse grey.
And maybe some ICE in the trunc, not sure yet...

I will make sure that the car will keep it's class.
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I believe it is Arktic blue... But the car has been repainted. Possible that this color is Royal blue...
Anyway, I'll repaint it in Le Mans blue. I know it's not an original M6 color, but I do like this color a lot.
About the wheels, I'll buy some 3-piece ACSchnitzer 17" wheels.

Actually, I'm planning on doing quite some mods on the car, and it's not gonna be complete original. Maybe most of you will think this is a shame, but I'll mod it, with respect for the original car. Plans are:
Exterior: all chrome will be replaced with black parts (OEM, still available, called dealer), car will be lowered, and gets wide wheels. Repaint in Le Mans blue (also fix any tiny bump or scratch, I want it to be perfect).
Interior: E36 M3 seats, and EVERYTHING (so including dashboard, roof, ...) in bicolor leather, very light grey, combined with mouse grey.
And maybe some ICE in the trunc, not sure yet...

I will make sure that the car will keep it's class.
I like the removal of the chrome and going with the shadowline trim. Very stealth and always looks great.

Some deeeep lip AC Schnizters would look sweet.

Le Mans blue...are you going to go with a clear coat on that? I think it would look sweet without a clear coat (but of course a clear coat is a good thing to have).

Interesting idea on the interior. Bicolor M3 seats...not bad. The seats in the M6 were mildly lack luster...they should have put in the E28 M5 recaros into the M6.

Lets see some more pics when the mods start!
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Re: E24 M6

Well, it's gonna be a very long-term project... The car is 21 years old now, and it'll be a lot cheaper to drive as soon as it's 25 years old. Since I'm paying tax and insurance for an E39 M5, an E36 M3, a VW Golf GTI and a Toyota Rav4, I'm willing to wait until the M6 is old enough.

What is exactly a 'clear coat'? My car-related English is getting better since I'm on the board, but I don't know this one yet...
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The clear coat is the last step in the modern spraying process. It is the laquer which is just a clear coating to protect the paint from the elements, whether it be enviromental or from scratches...you can buff out scratches with a clear coat.
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Ow, yeah, I think I'll go for 3 or 4 layers of this clear coating. That way the car will shine like a Ferrari I also think it suits the Le Mans blue color...

You happen to have some experience with parking a car for several years? I mean, I won't be driving the car for a while, and I don't want it to be full of rust when I'm finally ready to get it repainted, or have the tires unusable, or something like that.

I was planning to decouple the battery, cover the car with a special cover for cars, and at least once a month, remount the battery, let the engine run warm, attach plates from one of my other cars, and do a small drive in the neighborhood, and then park it again, decouple battery, and cover it.
Any other good ideas on this topic?

Just confirmed my order on a set of used M3 seats by the way
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Since I can't find a better place to post about the E24 M6, I'll post it here. Last saterday, I went to Germany, and bought http://www.mobile.de/SIDTKSDI7sCeSqBtVODqCMc6w-t-vaNexlCsAsCsK%F3P%F3R~BmSB11LsearchPublicJ11295284 54A1LsearchPublicD1100CCarX-t-vctpLtt~BmPA1A1B20B16%81O-t-vCaMkMoSeSmVb_X_Y_x_yposO~BSRA6D1100D3500C635CPKWC 635HinPublicA2A0A0A0C184A0/cgi-bin/da.pl?bereich=pkw&top=4&id=11111111173943224&& this E24 M6. The owner hasn't taken it offline yet, so you can still wath the pictures.

I'll be picking her up in 4 weeks, after I made a carport to store it.

This is my all time favorite BMW classic! The state of the car is even better than on the pictures, except for the interior, that looks a little used. I'm planning on changing the interior anyway, so that's not really a problem.

I did a test drive with the car, and I noticed that I had to push the brakes really hard to get the car stopped. Would this be a problem with the brakes, or is this just how these old cars brake? I have an '88 VW Golf, and it seems to brake easier...

Ow, I'm so excited I finally bought my old dream car
Beautiful car - enjoy. Be sure and update the board with your progress.
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