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by maybeillbuyit
Sun May 31, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Proper coolant (or newer types that protect iron blocks)???
Replies: 12
Views: 1022

Re: Proper coolant (or newer types that protect iron blocks)???

Ive always used BMW blue, I don't really know if its better but I've heard some people say its overly expensive. Last I looked it was $2 more a 4 litre jug than the stuff walmart was selling.
by maybeillbuyit
Sat May 30, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 71
Views: 5243

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Mike I was just rereading some of your post and I see in the section where you are cleaning up the jules vern device. Did you disasemble or test this item? In my project posting I show how I tested it and found it to be corroded and not functioning. I tapped it apart and lubed it up. Its works bette...
by maybeillbuyit
Sat May 30, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Sleeve and needle bearing removal

Haha, Yeah soon to be remedied from auto to manual. Although this isn't really an auto or manual issue. This crank is odd because its an early version. In fact this pertains to you as your car is an early version. Come to think of it, whats the end of your crankshaft look like? 21mm hole or 32 mm ho...
by maybeillbuyit
Sat May 30, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Sleeve and needle bearing removal

OK so this mystery may be solved. I also made a posting regarding this issue on Mye28. And have been in contact with my very good friend RalphinSocal. It looks like this car being an early model built 10/76 has the early crank with a 21 mm hole. This crank uses a 12x21 mm needle bearing vs the later...
by maybeillbuyit
Fri May 29, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Sleeve and needle bearing removal

Mike. Thx for comment. The TIS diagram you have shows a manual bellhousing with slave cylinder. I just removed an automatic transmission, and according to realoem diagram they use diff parts fro the auto torque converter. In the includeded diagram it shows part 1 and 2. Should be a sleeve and needle...
by maybeillbuyit
Fri May 29, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 71
Views: 5243

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Your right Eric, Im sure theres more amazing feats to come
by maybeillbuyit
Thu May 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Sleeve and needle bearing removal

OK well that didnt work at all. The bread didn't do anything. The problem I see is this is just a sleeve and its smooth metal all the way to the bottom of the hole. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49947013482_837fa2191d_c.jpg UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2ff4 by Dave Grayson , on Flickr I rigged up a ...
by maybeillbuyit
Thu May 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 71
Views: 5243

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Mike, I got to say the work you are doing here is amazing. I've never seen someone doing this type of stuff at home. Frankly this post is a little depressing as I know I'll never be able to come close to this level of self sufficiency or ability. Thx for posting all the great pics and info. Keep the...
by maybeillbuyit
Thu May 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Found online TIS that covers our M30's
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Found online TIS that covers our M30's

Thx for posting, I've seen these online versions specifically for the e12 before. No idea where exactly they are. These things seem to disappear after a few years
by maybeillbuyit
Thu May 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Sleeve and needle bearing removal

OK thx Mike. Thats what Ill do. I was kind of surprised to see that type of bearing in there.I've never had to use this method but was aware of it although I wasnt sure it was applicable as there doesn't appear to be a way for the bread to get behind the sleeve. We shall see. Thx for the reply.
by maybeillbuyit
Thu May 28, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Sleeve and needle bearing removal

I just removed the automatic trans from my car and am cleaning things up getting ready for the 5spd. I was going to remove the rear main seal and replace it. When I was looking at the spot where the new sealed pilot bearing will go I realized Ive never heard how to remove what looks like a sleeve an...
by maybeillbuyit
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Removal of Reactors
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Removal of Reactors

adika . Im curious, what down pipes did you use with the e34 exhaust manifolds. Any pics of that?
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 27
Views: 910

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

Just a note that if you need to replace your strut mounts, the E12 front strut mount (part no. 31331101663) is identical to Part 31331106060 for the 2.5CS-3.0 CSL (04/1971 — 11/1975) and the 2500-3.3Li (08/1968 — 02/1977) with the exception of the length of the locator bolts. The 6060 part is much ...
by maybeillbuyit
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Engine block paint / coating recommendations?
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Engine block paint / coating recommendations?

Looks great. I did the same to my engine block when I had the intake off. although looks like you did a perfect job removing the rust and old paint. I just removed the worst and covered it up with paint. Nice job
by maybeillbuyit
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re: Cylinder head

Excellent write up there Jon. I would add that as far as I know the headbolts are not stretch bolts or "torque to yield" and can be used again. I used mine again without any problems but if your fussy you can buy new ones. From what I've read most guys do the timing chain while in there . I didn't o...