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by dsw99a
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 59
Views: 2930

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Im definetly a neophyte when it comes to all things auto modifications. Im a steady pro at thing general maintenance. Im slowly getting more into it. I know this oil catch isnt anything major, but i have been trying to picture the implementation of the thing?!. i am getting a fair amount of oil "blo...
by dsw99a
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 59
Views: 2930

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

subscribed!! want to see more about the oil catch system. :shock:
by dsw99a
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

Hello Adam, Did you have to do any cutting? I dont see any fresh saw marks anywhere? Are those the standard OEM brackets, or a nifty aftermarket doo-hickey? I will be attempting to go Euro "hopefully" in the not-so-distant future.
by dsw99a
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: CFM of radiator fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: CFM of radiator fan?

That sound interesting. Let us know how it all works out.
by dsw99a
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge

So, i read everything from adding refrigerant at the drier, which really seems problematic. I seen guys just suck it up right from the can to the low side? I didnt think ,however + about the system being loaded with refrigerant,and pulling the veritable plug, good call on that. It just stated that t...
by dsw99a
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge

thanks. In the manual and on my compressor the hole is located on the bottom of my compressor. there is hex piece that comes out the back. Is that the correct place to inject the oil? ( and then watch to see the oil come from that hole?) I have mostly got the recharge done, so the system is closed. ...
by dsw99a
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge
Replies: 6
Views: 484

1978 530i A/C Oil charge

Not sure how to refill compressor with oil. it says in the manual to remove oil inspection bolt and add oil in crankcase till overflows out of said oil inspection orifice. However it does not point which place to introduce the oil? there are two valves corresponding to the two hoses into the compres...
by dsw99a
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Antenna adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Antenna adapter

Finally getting around to installing my Continental radio in my 78 530i. Got it all in, EXCEPT, my radio antenna plug is too large to plug into my new head unit. I have looked up antenna adapters but none specifically list the e12 models as acceptable. Has anyone run into this issue? How did you ove...
by dsw99a
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Pertronix Ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Pertronix Ignition

Ive been running a new Pertronix ignition for a month or two now. I did not get a big difference in performance, im still getting to know the car. but not having to wonder/worry about if the ignition (points and condenser are worn) is worth it. It feels a bit easier running. the idle seems a bit ste...
by dsw99a
Thu May 31, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Other options to replace E12 Diff...
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Other options to replace E12 Diff...

I was following this lead also a while ago. I swear i saw a listing on ebay for something that was switchable in the sideloader diff. It mysteriously disappearead, hence i could never prove the theory. I was also shamed out of the idea from a few friends, but i know i saw a siddeloader lsd that woul...
by dsw99a
Thu May 31, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Other options to replace E12 Diff...
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Other options to replace E12 Diff...

I was following this lead also a while ago. I swear i saw a listing on ebay for something that was switchable in the sideloader diff. It mysteriously disappearead, hence i could never prove the theory. I was also shamed out of the idea from a few friends, but i know i saw a siddeloader lsd that woul...
by dsw99a
Thu May 17, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Leather care
Replies: 18
Views: 1702

Re: Leather care

Ive had pretty good results with Mink oil. Ive used %100 golden mink oil. Get the best you can afford. I agree a little heat helps, even if it is just a nice vigorous rub (to generate heat) to get the oil to penetrate well. You know how the story goes; wax on - wax off.
by dsw99a
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: distributor rebuild service through Rock Auto
Replies: 2
Views: 441

rock auto distributor rebuild info.

bump- on this topic. anyone have any experience with this service?
by dsw99a
Mon May 01, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: starting problem: starter or relay ?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

starting problem

Did you ever get the problem rectified? I think i having a similiar noise when starting.
by dsw99a
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Coolant/Heater hoses and a couple 530i-specific questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1701

coolant hoses delete

Hello Kohler, been following you on the forums for years. I am attempting to delete my coolant hoses. can u pm me for some specifice questions. i am thinking of deleting the egr also. having problems with vacuum i think. i capped off the large hose going to the cold start valve? should i? if not whe...