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by CabbageFumes
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: cylinder head swap
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: cylinder head swap

Lock wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:39 pm
...it doesn't fit the key in the cam and so far I haven't found an adapter Because it doesn't exist.
by CabbageFumes
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: We did it: E28 subframe swap...
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: We did it: E28 subframe swap...

Two quick questions: What driveshaft did you end up using? From an E28 or E12? Or both? With the car on the ground, can you tell if the wheel center is pushed off center a bit? When I was considering this, laying everything out, it looked like the rear hubs were slightly off between the E28 setup an...
by CabbageFumes
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: cylinder head swap
Replies: 23
Views: 608

Re: cylinder head swap

I was thinking that too, leave the centrifugal advance to keep the rotor 'near' the correct point. Let me stop you right there. Don't allow any advance from the distributor if using Motronic 1.#, because that's the DME's job. Motronic needs a stable point to advance/retard timing from, not a moving...
by CabbageFumes
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E12 Crank Position sensor
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: E12 Crank Position sensor

maybeillbuyit wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:42 pm
..the later 10mm nut version
8mm...
by CabbageFumes
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake Booster hose connection
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Brake Booster hose connection

brotherhay wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:24 pm
so to get that elbow off of there, just pull directly out?

I heeded the advice, new hose, check valve but no grommet just yet. was hoping I can find one locally rather than spend $10 to have one shipped
It’s tight but yes it pulls straight out.
by CabbageFumes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake Booster hose connection
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Brake Booster hose connection

I bookmarked that site right away.... I had been there before, but that will really help in the future. Got a camera in on the connection that I spoke of, which is #3 on the parts list. When looking close at the pic, I can tell the culprit is #2. I can see that its split as well as not seated prope...
by CabbageFumes
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: bilstein reconditioning
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Truth Hurts edition, Chapter Twelve.

As you’ve noticed, it’s more expensive to have rebuilt than to buy new. The only reason to send a used shock in to be rebuilt is because you’re also having it revalved for competition use. The unpublished reality is it’s less to have a leaking or blown out shock rebuilt as long as it’s relatively yo...
by CabbageFumes
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor - Behr/Bosch - Axial, want to get an old one
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Are you just looking for the compressor, or the complete setup including the mount to the block? Most people got rid of that setup because the bushings in the mount aren’t replaceable and it’s easier to just get a later setup. I’m pretty sure I have at least one. Are you wanting one for free or are ...
by CabbageFumes
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor Upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 1895

Again, just for someday maybe. What are the odds my two compressors will only need a charge of R134a and work fine ? Unless the system has had all the seals replaced with the 134 compatible ones, and especially if you have the ancient compression fittings with no seals, chances are you will spend t...
by CabbageFumes
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor Upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 1895

The bosses in the block where the a/c compressor bracket mounts are the same throughout the years on the m30; its the bracket itself that has changed. What this means is all you have to do to use a later style compressor is use the later brackets, meaning almost anything with an m30 after ‘82 or so ...
by CabbageFumes
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Valve adjust m30
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Frederich wrote:Perhaps my question is do the intake and exhaust valve trains move in exact tanden just in opposite opposite direction and one cannot get finer adjustment individually.
It sounds like you're describing a dual overhead cam scenario, which this isn't.
by CabbageFumes
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Valve adjust m30
Replies: 6
Views: 437

You do not need to rotate the crank to adjust the int and exhaust separately. Also, use a flashlight if you have to, but go by the lobes facing down. Trying to judge when an opposing cylinder's lobes are pointing up is definitely not the way to do it. Get a piece of paper and a sharpie. Write the nu...
by CabbageFumes
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Trunk lid inside vinyl source
Replies: 5
Views: 460

The vinyl isn't too hard to come by in that texture, and SEM has a gray that matches the original pretty much exactly. That's probably the best route, unless you have nothing at all, and need the fibre board backing. In that case, just find a set in any condition, not too warped, and either re-cover...
by CabbageFumes
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Front euro bumper conversion - before I start cutting...
Replies: 2
Views: 324

I cut the bumper shock flange flush with the body panel. The little tab with the body nut on the Euro bumper support is where the European market cars mount their horns.
by CabbageFumes
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Charcoal cannister
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Charcoal does absorb until it is saturated and becomes pretty much worthless, which is after four or five years. There is no maintenance given, because bmw (or any other auto manufacturer) doesn't expect you to keep your car longer than it's effectiveness, let alone thirty-plus years. It's just a ca...