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by 528i-1981
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: We did it: E28 subframe swap...
Replies: 7
Views: 109

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

Nice work! This is a terrific resource - I think there's a guy in Brazil contemplating something similar (i.e. and E28 rear subframe bolt-up) for his E12. The pictures don't appear to have make it, unfortunately. You need to host them elsewhere and link to them. I use this: https://imgbb.com/ It giv...
by 528i-1981
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Throttle body heater hose delete
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Throttle body heater hose delete

How many miles on your M30, Lock? The disintegration is probably more of an age thing, but I _think_ a higher-mileage car, where the coolant and it's anti-corrosive payload is circulating more frequently, might fare a little better if the coolant was religiously changed. I worry about mine now. Ah s...
by 528i-1981
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Throttle body heater hose delete
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: Throttle body heater hose delete

Lock, you should consider building a gallery on the Motronic conversion, something like Dave (maybeillbuyit) did with his rehab.
by 528i-1981
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge

There are inexpensive injectors (basically cylinders with a short hose and a stopcock) you can attach to the service line through the manifold gauge set. You use these using the low side service port, similar to introducing refrigerant. Sounds like things are well under control.
by 528i-1981
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge

I have the Bosch 0 140 903 506 axial compressor. The BMW service manual specifically says that the compressor plug should not be removed with refrigerant in the circuit, and that the circuit must be emptied before opening. I took our Bavarian brethren at their word and slavishly complied, so I hones...
by 528i-1981
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: 1978 530i A/C Oil charge

Use a fluid transfer cylinder or a syringe with tubing and use the inspection hole. When it dribbles out of the hole, you're done. Keep some rags handy, this can get messy especially if your car isn't on a lift. The total system volume of oil is what's important. The compressor is lubricated by oil ...
by 528i-1981
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1979 e12 Radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: 1979 e12 Radiator

I replaced my original radiator (1981, brass) with an aluminum aftermarket unit from Amazon last November. The only thing to be aware of is that the shroud does not fit on the aftermarket radiator. I had to modify my shroud by cutting the bottom, but it did end up working. www.amazon.com/gp/product/...
by 528i-1981
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Output Shaft Removal?
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Output Shaft Removal?

And the one ingredient we so seldom seem to have much of .... patience and time. Squirting penetrating oil repeatedly and over time makes a big difference. But who has time for that ????? I only learned this from necessity - I had only a few seconds a day to obsess over a stuck rusted bolt over the ...
by 528i-1981
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Antenna adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Antenna adapter

You can find adapters for the DIN antenna jack online or at Crutchfield. I installed a Blaupunkt Bavaria C from the early 90's in my E12, which is a DIN chassis cassette deck. The DIN chassis is deeper, so I had to use a 90-degree antenna adapter and a faceplate spacer because there was insufficient...
by 528i-1981
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Crash/impact sensor location
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Crash/impact sensor location

528i-1981 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 4:27 am
My US-spec car has two breakers mounted on the knee panel for the fog lights.
Correction - the breakers on the knee panel are for the electric windows.
by 528i-1981
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Exhaust: 633CSi v 528i
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Exhaust: 633CSi v 528i

I just read that WA was eliminating tailpipe emissions testing in 2020, so if you wait a year you can delete the cat. This allows for a freer flowing muffler and larger resonator (which I found necessary to moderate the M30 drone).
by 528i-1981
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: It's Alive! It's Alive! The no fuel issue......
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: It's Alive! It's Alive! The no fuel issue......

You might be surprised. A good spray contact cleaner and some Q-tips combined with patience might clean out the funk and corrosion, and the solder repair can be easily and cheaply done at an electronic repair shop if you don’t want to attempt it. If you have several I would be tempted to clean and t...
by 528i-1981
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vapor Blasting
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Vapor Blasting

All six tubes plus the VC for $150.

Yes, I can't find any flaws except one small stain where oil had leaked through one of the intake runners from the inside. These parts look better than new. Turnaround was under a week.
by 528i-1981
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Starts fine runs for 12 seconds then stalls out?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Starts fine runs for 12 seconds then stalls out?

Karl - Lock has been combatting a cut-out problem, so check that recent thread on this board. Did you verify the AFM itself is working correctly? Lock posted some nice pictures on his thread and there is a Technical FAQ as well.
by 528i-1981
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vapor Blasting
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Vapor Blasting

Gents: Brought a replacement valve cover (hat tip PatinaBeforePolish) and six 320is valve runners to New England Blastworx in Hinsdale NH for vapor blasting. https://i.ibb.co/HG5g4Tn/IMG-8757.jpg https://i.ibb.co/zh5pTPM/IMG-8809.jpg https://i.ibb.co/ZBVkRX5/IMG-8811.jpg 10 micron glass beads and wa...