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by maybeillbuyit
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vanishing coolant discovered
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Vanishing coolant discovered

No problem, I did have a pic posted of the realoem schematic of the two coolant hoses that go in and out in the engine bay to help you but it doesn't seem to have worked. Good luck with that hopefully its just a loose clamp.
by maybeillbuyit
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Exhaust Manifold and Thermal Reactors
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Exhaust Manifold and Thermal Reactors

I don't know much about headers, I've heard some of them don't fit well and then you have to pay someone to weld to connect to the rest of your system. Personally I like BMW exhaust systems. Theres used stuff out there and I think all the mufflers for these cars are available new. Not cheap but hey'...
by maybeillbuyit
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vanishing coolant discovered
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Vanishing coolant discovered

I dont think #6 is going to be a part that is causing a leak. Its called a gasket but it looks to me its a piece of foam padding that the inlet and outlet water pipes go through the firewall to get to and from the engine to the heater core. When I changed all my coolant hoses I had a leak similar to...
by maybeillbuyit
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Exhaust Manifold and Thermal Reactors
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Exhaust Manifold and Thermal Reactors

Welcome to the forum. Where in Canada are you? Take a look at my project posting. I have a 77 and removed the thermal reactors. Theres a pic of what they look like VS the regular exhaust manifolds . There is also a post in the FAQs on removing all the EGR stuff that is part of the thermal reactor ni...
by maybeillbuyit
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Motronic 1.3 conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 805

Re: Motronic 1.3 conversion

Lock, Hey this is great to see you doing. I think staying with the old style log intake is the way to go for sure. Those injector top hat things are interesting. Going with the e12 fuel rail will simplify the fuel rail issue. Nice work. I see this conversion in my future someday after a bunch of oth...
by maybeillbuyit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: cylinder head swap
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: cylinder head swap

Sharky1980 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:29 am
Measured my pianos: 6mm tall. Looks like I lucked into higher compression. Sweet!
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OH wow, thats awesome, Mike whats the HP difference in those engines?
by maybeillbuyit
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: cylinder head swap
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: cylinder head swap

OK, lucky you. Saved some expense there. I had the same on a previous head redo
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: cylinder head swap
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: cylinder head swap

OK so I was curious about those pistons and asked my BMW guru buddy and he said all b28s had those pistons so its nothing special. Sorry I got over excited. Another guy I know found a 528i in a yard a while back with the head off and asked me the same thing. I'll be doing the same thing later on my ...
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: cylinder head swap
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: cylinder head swap

I'm not positive myself. I've always heard about piano top pistons in the high comp euro engines. No first hand experience myself. I didn't know they came in NA engines. Worth looking into.
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: cylinder head swap
Replies: 23
Views: 806

Re: cylinder head swap

I notice piano head pistons, so thats a euro dirty engine? :shock:
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Swapping combo relay from a 76 530i to a 77 530i ?
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Swapping combo relay from a 76 530i to a 77 530i ?

I think it would work, but that's a guess. I suspect the black plastic case is more an indicator of much more recent manufacturing than a different part and possibly also a part number supercede to explain that difference too. I can tell you my 77 530i originally had a metal case combo relay too. I...
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Bolt length for BBS RA?
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Bolt length for BBS RA?

I just put a staggered set of RAs on my 530i. 7x16,8x16 I bought these bolts after seeing online somewhere this was the size to get. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ED4W8A4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I also measured the amount the stock bolt protruded from the stock wheel ...
by maybeillbuyit
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro bumper rubber trim to bumper "fasteners"?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Euro bumper rubber trim to bumper "fasteners"?

Karl, Yeah I haven't even removed the NA bumper yet so I still have that and the cutting off of the NA bumper bracket to do. Just working myself mentally up to the purchase of the new rubber. Great luck finding euro bumpers at a yard, I've picked parts from a bunch of e12 in yards but never a euro.
by maybeillbuyit
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vapor Blasting
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Vapor Blasting

Looks amazing Eric. I am looking for two more 320i intakes to have enough to do that modification as well. What did the glass beading cost?
by maybeillbuyit
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro bumper rubber trim to bumper "fasteners"?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Euro bumper rubber trim to bumper "fasteners"?

Heres a pic of my newly rechromed rear euro bumper . It has two holes/attachment points. The top hole lines up with the molded in stud in the rubber trim piece. The lower hole with the floating bolt lines up to part no 51111860064. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48251780337_f8f1311de5.jpg UNADJ...