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E31 850 CSi and E24 M635 CSi M635 CSi (E24) 1983-89 and 850 CSi (E31) 1992-96. The Ultimate Grand Turismo by BMW M.

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post #21 of 83 Old 21st May 2013, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Ben,

Yes, Bob did ask me if he could print the letter, as he thought it made an interesting story of how I came upon this very rare car.

Glad you enjoyed it.

I haven't seen the printed version for myself yet, as my copy of the mag (June 2013) is not due to arrive here for another few days.

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Just seeing this for the first time. That is stunning and a true iconic BMW. Preserve and enjoy it well!
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Thanks for all the good comments.

With winter here in Auckland showing signs of easing off and a hint of an early Spring in the air, I decided to take the CSi for a drive today.

It was so good to get back behind the wheel again after nearly 3 months of inactivity (due to an accident/injury in early May, I've been unable to drive anything but an automatic until now).

Anyway, she drives beautifully, just as before, and as the pictures show, the weather was conducive to taking in some quieter country roads, out of the city.
Total mileage now 26,750 km.

Next I'll be getting the headliner replaced and then an Inspection II service, for which I now have all the necessary parts.
Just need to get some Castrol Edge 10W60 oil.
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Update 11 November 2013

Just a quick update on the CSi:

The 'Inspection II' service is now completed, with all the usual items plus the following additional work:
- diff pinion seal replaced
- oil filter housing tube seals replaced

So no more annoying leaks.

I've also reattached the rubber skirt to the engine acoustic cover, as it had come adrift (see pics)


The pictures also show I'm now in the process of restoring the headlining, by removing the original lining, removing all old foam residue and laundering the fabric, before attaching new 3mm closed cell foam backing to it.
This keeps the lining material original, albeit with an improved foam, and also means I won't need to re-trim the A- and C-pillars or the sunroof motor cover, as they are in great condition and will of course be a perfect colour match to the refurbished headlining.
I was concerned that the fabric might shrink in the wash so tried the cleaning/laundering process first on one of the sunroof liners.
Using minimal detergent on a warm wash delicate cycle with no spin, the fabric was line dried in the shade and it came out pristine with no shrinkage at all.
So I'm quite confident I can repeat the process with similar success on the main headliner and remaining sunroof section.
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Beautiful car. One of my "objects of desire".

Question: Can you please tell me which are the different M-Badged items on the 850 CSI? Thanks.

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Thanks slfan,

In answer to your question, there are no M-badges on the exterior of the 850CSi.

M-logo's can be found on the door sill plates and the centre engine acoustic cover.
Some earlier cars also had an M-logo on the gearshift knob.

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