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by Mike W.
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 76 530i Aux Air Valve aka Jules Verne Device
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: 76 530i Aux Air Valve aka Jules Verne Device

About all you could do is pull it, spray some carb cleaner or the like in to clean it out, followed by a light lube like Triflow, and then verify operation, stick it in the freezer first to make sure it opens, then heat it with at least a blow drier if not a heat gun to make sure it closes. People c...
by Mike W.
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Wheels from a 528e?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Wheels from a 528e?

Might have been a dealer option or someone just bought new wheels at some point. People used to do that, a lot. 14's aren't popular anymore and not many tire choices, not even 15s. But if you want to stay with 14s, might as well get a quote on getting the Alpina repaired, it might not be as bad as y...
by Mike W.
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: viscous fan - how it works + options
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: viscous fan - how it works + options

Removing the fan from the fan clutch should not warp it, so don't worry about that, but wobble is not good, it should be pretty straight. I have seen the bolt on fans seize before too, so it's not unusual. The newer style also requires a different water pump so don't forget that part. The screw on o...
by Mike W.
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Valve clearance again...want to get it right.
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Valve clearance again...want to get it right.

So it dosn't matter what order you do the clearance on the valves as long as the valve you are checking has the cam lope pointing straight down and you keep track of the ones you've done. Correct? Correct. I thought there was some kind of order to do them where there was minimal turning of the cran...
by Mike W.
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Wheels from a 528e?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Wheels from a 528e?

Definitely fit with no issues. The ones from a 528e are just fine, and the ones you're looking at probably are, but a word of caution, 533/535s used the same style wheel but for TRX tires which the last I knew were going for over $400 USD each. Make sure the wheels say something like 6 X 14 on them,...
by Mike W.
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Valve clearance again...want to get it right.
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Valve clearance again...want to get it right.

I do a checklist with 1-6 I and 1-6 E, then check them off as I do them rather than doing it cylinder by cylinder. One caution, make sure the cam lobes are pointed pretty much down, not just looking like they're not coming into play. The ramp starts earlier than it appears and once I ended up with o...
by Mike W.
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: TPS Adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: TPS Adjustment

Easy. Break out the ohmmeter. You should have closed contacts at idle, and they should open just as the throttle is cracked open just a tiny bit.
by Mike W.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Paging Mike W.
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Paging Mike W.

Good to hear. Was worried probably more about the fires around you, as I think we all are learning to deal with being shuttered in. It's basically impossible to stay home and avoid a fire at the same time. Hoping you all stay safe! Actually that was almost more of a concern than having to evacuate,...
by Mike W.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Aux Fan Bearing Lube
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Aux Fan Bearing Lube

I'd amp out the fan and find the draw before I replaced it. That fuse/fuseholder is marginal at best and really just isn't up to the current draw thru it. Is it under good tension? I've had to bend things around to get more pressure as a loose connection will generate additional heat. Guys on the E2...
by Mike W.
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Paging Mike W.
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Paging Mike W.

Speaking of paging, Hey Mike, Hope are you faring well through the most recent area fires and all the other ridiculous 2020 challenges. Thank you, we are still doing ok. Smoky air for the past week and a half, evacuations within a few miles of us, but not us. Going stir crazy with the lockdown, but...
by Mike W.
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Paging Mike W.
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Paging Mike W.

Responded.
by Mike W.
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel Pump wires?
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Fuel Pump wires?

With the ignition off, ohm them out. Ground should go to ground and show continuity. Hot might feedback thru something, but not show near zero resistance.
by Mike W.
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 2.8L to 3.5L
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: 2.8L to 3.5L

To add to my previous question, is the a different ECU between automatic and manual transmissions on the M30B35 engines? I pulled the engine and ecu from a 735i auto but I plan on using the 5spd from a 535i. Will my 735i ecu work or will I have to use a ecu from the 535i? I don't believe so. Everyt...
by Mike W.
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 2.8L to 3.5L
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: 2.8L to 3.5L

I didn't write it but it probably refers to the mounting bosses on the block and the need for a different motor mount bracket. I know that's an issue with E28s although they use different points than E12s. Koala Motorsports has adapters for E28s but those are different than E12s of course. Might be ...
by Mike W.
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Crank but No Start
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Crank but No Start

Yes you can flood an injected engine, I did it a couple of times on my first E12 when I had a cranky FPR. Since ignition and fuel are separate the solution was to unplug the ECU which left the ignition working, crank it and it would briefly start and burn off the excess fuel.