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by maybeillbuyit
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Motronic 1.3 conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 318

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: 501

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: 501

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: 501

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: 501

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: 501

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: 216

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: 111

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: 237

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: 184

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: 237

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...
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro bumper rubber trim to bumper "fasteners"?
Replies: 6
Views: 237

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

These things . part no . 51111860064 . Are $3.50 on Pelicans and ECS website. I would try your local BMW dealer. My dealer can usually get Euro parts if they are available.

Image51111860064 by Dave Grayson, on Flickr
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Starts fine runs for 12 seconds then stalls out?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Starts fine runs for 12 seconds then stalls out?

Drained out the bad fuel? How bad? Could the tank be full of crap? Filter? Maybe the injectors have been plugged with crap? Or the strainer in the tank. I don't know if it sounds like a condenser problem but a new one is cheap. Hows the fuel pressure?
by maybeillbuyit
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: O2 sensor location
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: O2 sensor location

Very interesting info Mike, as always. I recently calculated my fuel economy and got about 15.5 L/ 100KM which I considered not too bad considering I just got my car running after 30 years. I drive with a fairly heavy foot in this car because its a lot of fun and I also do a fair bit of sitting in b...
by maybeillbuyit
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E12 Crank Position sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 499

Re: E12 Crank Position sensor

:oops: Right you are