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by maybeillbuyit
Wed May 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Heater fan inop
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Heater fan inop

Electrical gremlins have myriad causes. The center console plug (8 pins I think, it also connects to the rear defogger switch) has a green wire with a brown stripe that brings power to the blower motor (that's the way it is on the 81 528, and I assume the same for you). I believe that the dial cont...
by maybeillbuyit
Mon May 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Heater fan inop
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Heater fan inop

OK well I've been working on this issue today with not much success. So far I have power at the fuse that supplies the blower motor. No power at the the two wires that supply the blower motor. I disassembled the console and mostly pulled out the center console holding the center console plug as the ...
by maybeillbuyit
Sat May 11, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Digital Clock Stuck at 1:00
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Digital Clock Stuck at 1:00

Very odd fix, glad it works
by maybeillbuyit
Thu May 09, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Early e12 seat rails - similar chassis to..?
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Early e12 seat rails - similar chassis to..?

And the Recaros bolt right to the e12 , e24, e28 seat sliders with the standard e21 adapters. Recaros aren't cheap or that plentiful these days but I figure if I get tired of them or want to change to something else the would be easy to sell. I'll be posting some pics in a little while in my project...
by maybeillbuyit
Sun May 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Early e12 seat rails - similar chassis to..?
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Early e12 seat rails - similar chassis to..?

I've got an early car as well with the humps and different raised thing on the passenger side. My plan for getting rid of my deteriorating e12 seats is to bolt e21 Recaros to the existing e12 seat rails. Lock I realize you already have the e34 seats but maybe its easier to get seats that bolt right ...
by maybeillbuyit
Thu May 02, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: VIN Plate and Rust Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 79

Re: VIN Plate and Rust Repair

Wow thats a fairly large repair, you have a body shop doing all this? Or you doing it yourself? Good luck either way.
by maybeillbuyit
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Heater fan inop
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Heater fan inop

Hey thx Mike, I know you’ve worked on these dials and fans a lot. I appreciate the input. Im hoping since it did seem to work a bit its maybe just corrosion on a connection or something simple. I’ll report back when I get into it.
Dave
by maybeillbuyit
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Heater fan inop
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Heater fan inop

OK thx for the tip Eric. I'm sure I probably need to just remove the whole unit and clean the rotating dial properly.
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Heater fan inop
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Heater fan inop

The heater and AC fans dont work in my 77 530i. It worked a bit when I first got the car but now that the car is operational the fan doesn't do anything. Electrical diagnosis is really my weakest skill. I've read Peters excellent write up in the FAQs for the heater fan control re&re to get rid of th...
by maybeillbuyit
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel/air mixture adjustments
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: Fuel/air mixture adjustments

Which air/fuel gauge did you buy?
by maybeillbuyit
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel/air mixture adjustments
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: Fuel/air mixture adjustments

I was curious and googled spark plug color. I found at least 6 websites that state the correct or good color for a spark plug is light grey to tan. So maybe your plugs are the right color. What color are you expecting or hoping for? My plugs are a lightish tan. Which means nothing as I'm sure my eng...
by maybeillbuyit
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Suspension Trouble Shooting
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: Suspension Trouble Shooting

And don't forget all tires of a given size are neither the same size nor the same shape. Some will be more of an oval cross section, some more of a rectangle. Don't forget the aux spring goes on the front too, if you're borderline that could make the difference. Mike, as usual all very good info on...
by maybeillbuyit
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sport Shock Options
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Sport Shock Options

Bert, that reminds me also that when I talked to Bilstein USA regarding the fact that the HD or b6 shock will allow the the shock to extend enough that the lowering spring will come out of its perch, the rep just tut tuted and said" where did you hear that, the problem with these forums is that none...
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sport Shock Options
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Sport Shock Options

I've had a similar experience with talking and emailing a tech rep at Bilstein USA. They recommend the same shock for stock and sport or lowering springs. Which seems to contradict everything else I've read. Bilstein seems to lack a lot of knowledge about theses cars. In the end they weren't much he...
by maybeillbuyit
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ANOTHER injector leaking
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: ANOTHER injector leaking

I redid my fuel rail with new hose hose and clamps. Works great, hasnt leaked a drop. Seems weird to me that BMW didn't use clamps but just hose and little cups but that hose was tough as hell to remove.