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  • 05-11-2010, 01:08 AM

    patient demeanors and unaffected character !!!

    Now i know - you don't know these guys personally ... heheh.8^)
    The idea of not dredging up old posts keeps information current and time stamped. if you look on todays topic page, you can even see someone asking for rims - on a 2 year old post... can we stop folks from pullin up these old posts? The simple answer's "no" they should have been locked by roadfly. Personally ,I like to see a new, well worded post that will show up on roadfly's archaic archive search engine. it can drive one nuts at times ,looking for threads you know exist.
    also, I can understand that "Sheet happens" and people learn how the flow of a site goes, we've all been there. its nothing to get angry about or feel unwelcome.(welcome 8^) its just the way this place evolved (when i first started coming to roadfly , i had it out with Greg T lol.. ahh too funny). if you'll notice, alot of the oldtimers have jumped ship. do i miss their threads here..sure, i do. but there are a load of well heeled knowledgeable guys who stepped up in their place and peruse this site daily attempting to help others .All for a thanks or the joy of figuring out the conundrum. if their thin skinned , its from wearing it off helping folks. They ask for very little in return.
    Many thanks to Chromeo, Laz and txgr8 and all the rest of the inspiring guru's who stayed behind to carry the torch and keep this resource current.
    My Best Regards,
  • 05-10-2010, 10:49 PM

    Thanks Lazslo. Was unaware Euros were still avail.

  • 05-10-2010, 10:36 PM

    I do... for us cars only. the euro car version is

    cheap and readily available from the dealer. Sure that breaks too but for about 12usd each nobody will come with a new design. Besides that one only breaks when you adjust it - aka. took the headlight apart.
    the us version just breaks loose and headlight bobbles.

    1997 BMW 840CiA
    1990 BMW Z1
    2002 Astro Van AWD
    2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Package
    1987 BMW 535i with 5spd manual
    1992 BMW 735iL
    2007 Mazda CX9 AWD
    1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze

    1995 850CSI CD00177 (SOLD)
  • 05-10-2010, 07:01 PM

    my only (slight) beef with resurrected posts:

    1) Could you pick a slightly newer one perhaps? I know we've discussed headlight adjusters in the last five years. (I know, because I started one a year ago)

    2) Why not just start a new one with the "I searched and the best thread I could find was xyz and the info looks very outdated". It's really (really) tough to find your new posts in the 5-year old noise that's here is all. I have to be pretty interested in the topic to wade in and try and get to the current stuff...

    Please don't be offended, this isn't a slam by any means, just some ideas on how to improved ones results here is all-

  • 05-10-2010, 07:13 AM

    ATA, no kidding Will's product is spendy.....

    .... In your opinion do you think the $190(aus) is justified? Feel free to contact me offline with your impressions please. How about you old members pipe up with alternatives that are available NOW. Sure many of you have been there, done that...yawn. But I DO search the archives and have had to wade through hours of the same type of 2004 type drivel Lad puts up about Mr. or Dr., chitchat BS, only to finally find that the pertinent posts I needed now have essential picture links broken. TS you guys get bored about resurrected posts... you think it's enlightening to watch the proprietary OT recent stuff that sits here for days with nothing new added? You've already lost input for the most part from the likes of Mwrench, Phoenix Motorsports, and Wuffer.... how come nice DIY how-to's aren't posted here? Because they don't think it's worth their time to do so, and you're left with a little Inner Circle Clique. Now Lad, try and resist your typical verbose retort about title semantics, dig into your vast experience data base and tell me who in the US still sells headlight adjusters so I don't have to make one from copper pipe.
  • 05-10-2010, 01:04 AM

    Honest oversight guys!!!!!!!

    My apoligies to all the thin skins with apparently nothing of any consequence occuring in their BMW driven realities. This type of negative response is why many of us lurk on the outskirts of the community. I mistakenly supplied information regarding the "EURO" adjusters instead of US, my bad Doctor.........
    As far as resurrecting old posts with current questions, why not. The archives are presented for anyone. NEW inquiring minds as well as individuals who have digested
    "EVERY TOPIC" and insist that their valuable time not be taken up with some NEWBIE" with alleged boring and rehashed questions. There are members such as Wuffer, Max and Gerry who possess a wealth of knowledge, patient demeanors and unaffected character that welcome, WITHOUT RIDICULE, newbie and old timer with equal assistance.
  • 05-09-2010, 05:47 PM

    That's Dr. Nestor to you Randy

    That's why we have archive search - it would have found this information for the newbs and left the old threads intact.

    Feel free to contact me if you want to learn how to use the archive search properly.

    Old time members find dredged out regurgitated posts extremely boring and ceaseless arguments about ancient post appends absolutely infuriating.
  • 05-09-2010, 08:49 AM

    See, even though this is a revival of a very......

    .... old post there is still some valuable info that's now brought to light. Even though for non US lights I for one can certainly use this info and appreciate you're posting it ata197, thanks. I don't find these posts boring at all Mr. Nestor.
  • 05-08-2010, 09:52 PM

    that is completely different then the US headlight

    1997 BMW 840CiA
    1990 BMW Z1
    2002 Astro Van AWD
    2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Package
    1987 BMW 535i with 5spd manual
    1992 BMW 735iL
    2007 Mazda CX9 AWD
    1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze

    1995 850CSI CD00177 (SOLD)
  • 05-08-2010, 01:58 PM

    Re: Headlight adjuster kits (63 21 0 153 655)

    I recently purchased two sets of remanufactured "Euro"headlight adjusters from a chap in Australia. They are by far a major improvement over the OEM adjusters and should last a life time. They are however a bit spendy, however the longevity and the ease of mind that they provide is priceless. His name is Will Crowe and he has given me permission to provide his contact info. Here ya go:
    [email protected]
  • 05-06-2010, 06:58 PM

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE! (This thread is 5yrs old)

  • 05-06-2010, 06:26 PM

    Re: Headlight adjuster kits (63 21 0 153 655)

    i need the headlight adjuster kit for both lamps
  • 01-05-2006, 09:55 AM

    can the strong strut team make new ones?

    that are better that the factory adjuster
  • 01-04-2006, 05:04 PM

    Re: Headlight adjuster kits (63 21 0 153 655)

    I checked with the local (Canadian) Dealer on this part and there is one only available in Canada at $43 retail (Cdn $$) so I ordered it. Also, for interest, asked him to check Germany for status. Following is the reply he received...

    "Good thing you checked !
    This is a USA part that was created to repair headlights, while the car was current. We have been on backorder since July ’05, and we doubt that we will ever see these again. So, the only solution from us is to buy the complete headlight assembly. Sorry, but this car is over 10 years old, and the repair kit is no longer supported."

    If this statement reflects BMW's position on our cars, we are soon to be in big trouble. The WWWPE will be accellerating its aquisition of spare parts!

    91 E31 Brilliantrot (X2)
    92 Lexus SC400 Green (familymobile)
  • 12-28-2005, 01:54 PM

    Still working on it

    I hope to be able to locate more than the original 5 that were promised. I was also going to put together a summary with pictures of what I consider the definitive fix, including: 1) replacement adjustment wheels, 2) replacement copper collars, and 3) retaining springs. If people do all three at the same time the units should last years without further trouble.

    Jon L. Nelson
    '92 850i
  • 12-28-2005, 01:45 PM

    Re: Headlight adjuster kits (63 21 0 153 655)

    Wow - hope I didn't miss the boat on this. I so badly need them. Dealer said they fixed them but - surprise - they didn't. If possible I would prefer never to contact their service dept. again.

    I would like two sets if that's possible.

    '91 6-speed
    contact: [email protected]
  • 12-28-2005, 12:02 AM

    I can wait

    My headlights were the first in the San Diego area to be “fixed” by a BMW dealer after the modification was announced. But I don’t think they did a very good job.
    I was getting these ones as spares, so I can wait if some owners have broken ones. But I would still like enough for two headlights when it is convenient.
    Please let me know what you can do.
  • 12-27-2005, 05:06 PM
    Ethan Weisinger

    Re: How many needed for two headlights?

    So I take it I need 4 for my two headlights?


  • 12-27-2005, 03:24 PM

    Re: UPDATE

    Add me to. I broke one (see post regarding trip home from Nana's)1996 840ci with euro lights
    Send mail to CB
  • 12-27-2005, 03:08 PM

    Dave T? Can I get enough for both sides?

    I'd like to keep some spare. Also your Copper Hats.

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