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by 528i-1981
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Has anyone ever installed a cruise control mod? If so, what model?
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Has anyone ever installed a cruise control mod? If so, what model?

I'm not sure what to do about the stalk. Maybe this is a bit out there, but I posted yesterday on another thread about the E28 e-brake console. It has four cutouts for the window rocker switches. You could use the driver-side switches for the cruise. In fact, the stock momentary-contact window cont...
by 528i-1981
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 29
Views: 755

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

We need to make sure this is archived. It's gold. And the speed with which you're accomplishing this with virtually zero drama is impressive. I can't wait to see the rebuild, which at this breakneck pace will be done by February. And if nobody else is marveling at the genius of a garage dishwasher, ...
by 528i-1981
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 77 530i motor into a 77 730i ?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: 77 530i motor into a 77 730i ?

Lock wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:02 pm
in fact will have the same 3.0/3.3 stamped on the side of the block so if you installed it, it will look original at least.
You can see for yourself in Mike (keenh)'s teardown photos.
by 528i-1981
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Cylinder head

Yes, that's correct. They're really a reman operation, but they'll sell one-off retail to individuals. FYI, the fuel line sections they sell for the injector-to-rail connection (at a premium) are nothing special. Use genuine BMW fuel line and cut the sections yourself. Their components appear to be ...
by 528i-1981
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Cylinder head

Great news. Were you able to get the snapped plug out yourself from below, or did you take it to a shop?
by 528i-1981
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Shock Tower Brace Source?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Shock Tower Brace Source?

Wiechers Sport makes a RACINGLINE polished aluminium strut brace (Product number: 067012) available from Schmiedmann for about $180. Some of these strut braces require removal of the dust cap from the top of the strut, so verify if you want to keep the dust cap.
by 528i-1981
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation

Sounds better than the stock speakers.
by 528i-1981
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Zinc Foil 41331885099
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Zinc Foil 41331885099

I found a reference to zinc foil on a VW board used for mounting the fender, and it's purpose was as a sacrificial anode for corrosion protection. The consensus there is that they don't provide much protection. There weren't any foil squares on the apron when I removed it, so either the PO had the a...
by 528i-1981
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 29
Views: 755

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

This is great. Thanks for the photos. As a 528i owner this is the closest I can come to experiencing a 530i.
by 528i-1981
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Zinc Foil 41331885099
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Zinc Foil 41331885099

What is the purpose of these small squares of zinc when mounting the apron? This same part is used in completely different locations on the E28 and E36.

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by 528i-1981
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Rev Limits
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Rev Limits

Programa still repairs these as of today for $95 plus shipping. The rebuilt OEM units are being sold by them for $655. Yikes. Mine evidently died but had a spare (hat tip Lock). I'm going to repair my original while I still can. Used ones on eBay are north of $100.
by 528i-1981
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Automatic transmission problem
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Automatic transmission problem

Rich - not sure where you are, but a Getrag 265/6 5 speed just popped up on Vancouver CL:

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/pt ... 60603.html

I assume the asking price is CAD.
by 528i-1981
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation

My unit (Blaupunkt Bavaria Reverse C) has a memory wire that I also hooked up to the cigarette lighter. Isn't it awesome that when E12's were designed, along with the hazard lights, the cigarette lighter was considered so indispensible that it always has power? Headlights? Nah - find the key. Want a...
by 528i-1981
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Automatic transmission problem
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Automatic transmission problem

I don't have a dog in this fight, as my 81 E12 is a 5-speed, but I like your style Lock. Kitchen sinks are made for AT repair.
by 528i-1981
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation

My 81 528i came stock with a DAI-9400D head unit, made by Audio Systems Incorporated (ASI) of Japan. These were auto-reverse cassettes but all of their drive bands eventually failed, and direct replacement parts are unavailable. You could find a couple and try to scavenge parts, but most of these un...