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by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri May 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: '81 windscreen wipers

I bought all the pieces from the dealer last year including the hex nut. Mine were loose and I found that part #15 "damper ring" had deteriorated. Replaced it and problem solved!


http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpar ... Id=61_0863
by PatinaBeforePolish
Wed May 15, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Early e12 seat rails - similar chassis to..?
Replies: 10
Views: 102

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

Never heard of them until now. Good resource, thanks.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: How to adjust front head restraints?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: How to adjust front head restraints?

Yes and sometimes they're a little sticky. May have to pull or push with authority.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel/air mixture adjustments
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Fuel/air mixture adjustments

I bought this one on Amazon with the intentions of using it as a test tool and not a permanent installation. I hope to try it this weekend:

by PatinaBeforePolish
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel/air mixture adjustments
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Fuel/air mixture adjustments

Thank you gentlemen! I've ordered an air/fuel ratio gauge to see the mixture during driving conditions for my own piece of mind.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel/air mixture adjustments
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Fuel/air mixture adjustments

Thanks Mike, I've looked at that and see it's exactly in the range when idling. But my understanding is the ECU only understands start up, idle, wide open throttle and adds fuel in relation to throttle opening. Isn't there a need to compensate for less potent fuel (compared to the late 70's) and fre...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel/air mixture adjustments
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Fuel/air mixture adjustments

Hello All, After having my AFM refreshed by Bavarian Restorations and installing a free flow exhaust I find the car runs very lean going by plug color - light grey. I have not yet used an air fuel mixture meter to accurately measure the mixture. Timing is set correctly and there are no vacuum leaks....
by PatinaBeforePolish
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sport Shock Options
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Sport Shock Options

My guess is that Mr. Ritchie’s reply is from the comfort of his office chair and sourced from several generations old electronic documents. Maybe that boot fits some strut housing for another application but not the e12 I own. The inner diameter of the boot is significantly larger than the outer dia...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sport Shock Options
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Sport Shock Options

The part # on the M535i box is A 31 32 1 124930. Here's the link:

https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/catalog ... 1321124930
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sport Shock Options
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Sport Shock Options

I'm using the M535i inserts with H&R springs that are about 1.5" lower. Here's the response from Bilstein and feel free to email or call them, maybe they'll get the message to bring back the B8. They're saying the B6's are for stock springs but will also work with lowered suspensions. I also have a ...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sport Shock Options
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Sport Shock Options

I have an email from Bilstein stating the B6 is appropriate for this application and they have no plans to resume B8 production. The B6’s have been unavailable until very recently and I strongly recommend grabbing a set before they’re gone. There are no good alternatives if you want to maintain the ...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ANOTHER injector leaking
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: ANOTHER injector leaking

Cory, I've used Mr. Injector several times and am always pleased with the results. For $17.50 per injector, they're ultrasonically cleaned and the service includes a before and after flow chart, new correct hoses, stainless steel clamps and the rubber seals (no affiliation). If you go this route, be...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Electronic Control Unit (ECU) harness compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Electronic Control Unit (ECU) harness compatibility

Looks like the e12 up to 79 is different than an 80/81 but I'm sure they could be made to work. Some components like the jules verne device are located in different places so maybe just a question of length (?). I have no experience with a thermal reactor car. E24's look similar but I believe there'...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E28 drive shaft compatibility
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: E28 drive shaft compatibility

An 85 e28 and a 80/81 e12 have different part numbers so likely not a direct fit. Driveshafts can be professionally shortened though. I would think there are plenty of used ones out there. You’ll need the correct bell housing for the analog speedo drive if you don’t already have it.