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by Lock
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ZF 3HP22 - goes then stops after 5 mins
Replies: 16
Views: 2296

Re: ZF 3HP22 - goes then stops after 5 mins

Gary, I've done that too - taken out the valve body, cleaned all of the sand and muck out, replaced all the gaskets and reassembled, and it didn't really change much unfortunately (there's a post here somewhere about it). I had flaring from 1-2nd, then lost 2nd entirely due to basically dislodging y...
by Lock
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: rear light cluster R+ R
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: rear light cluster R+ R

Great write up, thanks! I need to do this too. The extra bulb space for the inner lens is for the rear fog lights, which were an AU option but mainly for the Euro market, not available in the US. I've considered adding extra taillight bulbs each side in there because people tell me it's hard to see ...
by Lock
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e34 power seats do fit
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: e34 power seats do fit

Thanks! I plan on following the guide for the back seat as well, make it matched set and will redo the parcel shelf while I'm there.
by Lock
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e34 power seats do fit
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: e34 power seats do fit

Thanks for the post Lock. I recall many years ago on FirstFives someone said their boss put e28 power seats into his 1976 e12 530i. E34 might be better because you don't have that handbrake console with the seat switches. :) That's a good point, I took it for granted that these seats have the seat ...
by Lock
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e34 power seats do fit
Replies: 4
Views: 319

e34 power seats do fit

So it turns out e34 seats are a bolt-in solution for e12s up to 1980 models (after this they are e28 format, slightly different body mounts). The earlier model has a tilt function which is a separate mechanism that the passenger does not. The driver seats don't bolt to the floor, but rather to the t...
by Lock
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Oxygen sensor & cat retrofit
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Oxygen sensor & cat retrofit

I'd say the best, easiest way would be to go to Motronic 1.3. That's what they used on E34s. You would still need to (in an easy installation) retain the distributor, although once reasonably close you could just literally have it distribute the spark, not generate it. No need for a different flywh...
by Lock
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e34 running gear in e12
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: e34 running gear in e12

For what its worth, my e12 will be mostly e34 underneath soon. Today it has e34 manual gearbox and engine management, also e34 power/heated seats. These were essentially bolt in parts. Once the engine and rear end swap are complete, it will have: e34 trailing arms, e34 LSD center in e28 case with e2...
by Lock
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Interior e28 twin light upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Interior e28 twin light upgrade

Interesting, I thought the twin was an e28 thing but they probably always had the cutouts on both sides in all the cars. Just like how all e12s have the e28 door handle cutouts. I mainly went for e28 units because they're currently dime a dozen on ebay and identical just without the switch, unlike t...
by Lock
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1986 b34 swap with e12 intake and motronic 1.0
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Re: 1986 b34 swap with e12 intake and motronic 1.0

A lot of the vacuum lines were eliminated going to motronic 1.3. The only one left is the one connected to the FPR. What I did forget was the wire that runs to the tach but that's a detail that will be addressed once the speedo is converted to the e28 impulse type and the 4hp22 install is complete....
by Lock
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Hood light install
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Hood light install

Definitely. I used an e34 license plate light which is slightly too large for the hole, but does mean it's snug.
by Lock
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Interior e28 twin light upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Interior e28 twin light upgrade

I always thought it was an odd choice for BMW to only put one side. It looks assymetrical, and doesn't work the best. Even if there are two bulbs in it.
Clearly they thought better about it with the e28.
by Lock
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Hood light install
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Hood light install

Always wondered about that spare wire by the carbon canister. Nice clean work as always, Lock. The only downside is having the light on all the time when the hood is up. A simple timer inline would solve that if it became an issue. Actually with that factory wiring, it only comes on if the headligh...
by Lock
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Interior e28 twin light upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Interior e28 twin light upgrade

Thanks! I still have the original sunroof fabric and I'm 50/50 on replacing it. Despite being an obvious different color the gray felt blends with the interior pretty well.
by Lock
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Hood light install
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Hood light install

Stuck at home, for the fun of it I installed the Euro style under hood light. The cutouts and wiring is all present. I believe the factory hood light is the same as the trunk light, I used a spare license plate light. Ran a cable pair from the cutout on the upper drivers' side through the frame to t...
by Lock
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Interior e28 twin light upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Interior e28 twin light upgrade

I have a sunroof with one interior light on the drivers side and it doesn't illuminate well, especially on the passenger side. The plastic was also cracked and crumbling. The light is held in by a stamped assembly in the frame, and e28s have lights on each side, so I wondered if there was the same h...