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by maybeillbuyit
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Sleeve and needle bearing removal

Just thought I would add to this post. I just got the older style needle bearing delivered. heres a pick of the newer style sealed bearing I was expecting to find in the back of the crank and the old style needle bearing I have to use :roll: Yippee. Made in Slovakia no less Ill be installing soon I ...
by maybeillbuyit
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake Pressure Switch Mystery???
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Brake Pressure Switch Mystery???

Karl, Where is this brake pressure switch? My car is 10/76 and I dont know if mine has one?
by maybeillbuyit
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: difficult or PITA bolts etc - for amusement!
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: difficult or PITA bolts etc - for amusement!

I got a pita nut removal.I just had to remove the heater valve after finding it was dripping while I was in there removing the pedal box and driveshaft. http://www.firstfives.org/faq/heater_valve/heater_valve.html. I followed this thread to remove the valve without removing all the blower motors etc...
by maybeillbuyit
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Speedo cable drive oring replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Speedo cable drive oring replacement

Well I managed to pop out the sleeve that is holding the seal inside the speedo drive housing. I dont think the hydrualic method would work on this Mike , the housing is like a metal tube, there nothing to stop the oil from just coming out the other end. I bend a small scewdriver and then tapped the...
by maybeillbuyit
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 78
Views: 6997

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Mike , great work as always. I've never seen that interior block paint before. Very interesting. Of course most of what you are doing I haven't seen before. Good luck with the move etc. And also with the garage planning and building.
by maybeillbuyit
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sleeve and needle bearing removal
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Sleeve and needle bearing removal

Lock, Brass bushing? OK, Like I said I was expecting to find either a 32 mm bearing or the bushing and smaller 21 mm needle bearing but not this. I guess prior to 77 or maybe 78 they just had a 21mm hole. Very odd indeed. So far I am the only person to actually have seen this, at least reported it. ...
by maybeillbuyit
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Speedo cable drive oring replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Speedo cable drive oring replacement

Im currently working on resealing the Getrag 265 Im going to put in my 530. I pulled out the speedo drive from the transmission and according to realoem there are two Orings and a "bush" suppose to be on the drive. The big outer one is no problem to replace but there is an inner Oring that I dont un...
by maybeillbuyit
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake line Routing?
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Brake line Routing?

I just replaced one of the hard lines going from the front caliber to the soft line, so about a 1 foot section. I just bought generic brake line with the correct fittings at a local auto parts place. Bumper to bumper. They had a great selection of sizes and lengths. And cheap as well. Worked great. ...
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: 1367

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: 78
Views: 6997

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: 12
Views: 475

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: 12
Views: 475

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: 12
Views: 475

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: 78
Views: 6997

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: 12
Views: 475

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 ...