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by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Removal of Reactors
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Removal of Reactors

Did the "removal of EGR equipment" post include the guidelines to convert to later L-Jet?

http://www.firstfives.org/faq/ljet/lambda530i.html
by PatinaBeforePolish
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 23
Views: 158

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

Online diagnostics usually evolve to throwing parts at it. It’s tough to find the exact issue without being there. My opinion is your car’s 45 years old and the newest e12’s are 39 years old- sometimes it’s good to throw parts at them! But to keep going here, is your car rusted near any suspension a...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 23
Views: 158

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

I believe the stock sway bar can be removed without lowering the subframe. Larger diameter sway bars are a tighter fit and need more clearance. Remove the wheel for easier access and use a floor jack under the spindle to raise and lower the suspension as needed to install the links. The bar's only a...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 23
Views: 158

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

I did some more checking under the car. The car has some really thick sway bars, i measured them and its a 24mm sway bar. I don't have my car handy to check but RealOEM lists the diameter as 23mm. Seems to me upgrades are 27mm. Others? I then proceeded to take the end links out and pull on the sway...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 23
Views: 158

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

Blown out strut insert or strut mount bearing. Bad struts would make your car noticeably porpoise. It's likely the strut bearing if they're the original ones. They seem to be pretty stout on e12s but eventually the rubber deteriorates or the bearings seals go and the clunking starts. You should feel...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e12 temperature question
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: e12 temperature question

Had a similar situation where is ran hotter at lower rpm’s. Turned out to be improper belt tension from previous work.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1981 bmw e12
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: 1981 bmw e12

That ECU part number was specced for E12s, 23s and early 24s all with L Jet. You say you have fuel and spark and it ran at one time. I assume you have compression. Did you change the fuel filter when you cleaned the tank and lines? Have you done any work since it last ran? Wouldn't hurt to replace t...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Red Line in gearbox and differential?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Red Line in gearbox and differential?

Have used it in all my cars for years. Like butter. Except the 78 F150, that thing'll run with no oil.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Oversized pistons for M90 3453 cm3 motor
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Oversized pistons for M90 3453 cm3 motor

How about starting with those that build similar engines: Metric Mechanic, Ireland Engineering, Korman, Coupe King...?
by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Cylinder head

I've used this service multiple times. Quick turn around, installs new rubber lines and only $17.50 plus shipping per injector. He also provides a before and after flow chart. https://www.mrinjector.us/ And from experience while you're in there you may as well order new seals, the insulating tabs, b...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Cylinder head

I've used this service multiple times. Quick turn around, installs new rubber lines and only $17.50 plus shipping per injector. He also provides a before and after flow chart. https://www.mrinjector.us/ And from experience while you're in there you may as well order new seals, the insulating tabs, b...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation

My favorite radio:

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by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: BMW Cloth Upholstery Material Width?
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Re: BMW Cloth Upholstery Material Width?

Rooting through the Wallothnesch catalog they show a width of 1400 mm for vinyl which is 55" if that's any reassurance.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Cylinder head

Always surprises on these somewhere around 40 year old cars. You can get carried away with the "while I'm in there" approach and may find a few more surprises. Hopefully it's not your only car... Removing the cylinder head is pretty easy, just a matter of removing intake and exhaust components and k...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 719

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

That's exactly how I attached my front bracket as well Lock. And now I wish I had taken pics along the way but of course I wanted to do the work and not spend time with a camera! The front brackets have a tab used to secure the horns on the euro models. The tab will have to be cut off if present. A ...