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by brotherhay
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Fuel Gauge Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Fuel Gauge Problem

If youve already checked the gauge wiring and such mentioned above and everything seems fine, try this: remove the 4 nuts that hold the sender in place Pull it up but not all the way out of the hanger pump, and let the gas drain out of the sender you can turn the key to the run position in the car a...
by brotherhay
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: now it's the starter....
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: now it's the starter....

Its easy peas to get the starter out if you ask me. Go check the tool box in the trunk, the bent wrench you are after is in there. Its two nuts on the starter to get it out, that wrench will reach both. sure its tight, and you can only get maybe a 1/4 turn each time, but once the nuts are started of...
by brotherhay
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: '81 windscreen wipers

after breaking a post in the wiper assembly and ordering a new one, I finally got this fixed today. The main issue from what Ive seen isnt the wiper assembly being gummed up, its the worm screw/gear mechanism that the wiper motor drives thats the issue. I pulled the can off the wiper motor and the b...
by brotherhay
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '80 528i Fuel Sender float wires
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: '80 528i Fuel Sender float wires

Found it on Amazon

I actually purchased a sampler of Nichrome in various gauges. I think the total was less than $20 shipped
by brotherhay
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '81 windscreen wipers
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: '81 windscreen wipers

I just ran into this same issue a few weeks back and replaced these rubber dampers just yesterday. The orignals just turned into a crumby mess and fell right out. If you try to just tighten the nuts down from the outside, youll snap your spindle, trust me on that one, LOL. New spindle ordered. But a...
by brotherhay
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '80 528i Fuel Sender float wires
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: '80 528i Fuel Sender float wires

this was listed as a Nichrome 80 wire, I assume that means 80/20 40 Gauge AWG Nichrome 80 Resistance Wire 100’ Length And yea, Im with you. Theres not much along the lines to fix in a sender unit, but at $300 or whatever it is they are asking for a new one, well try to fix it up yourself first, shee...
by brotherhay
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '80 528i Fuel Sender float wires
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: '80 528i Fuel Sender float wires

I was unsure as to what size the wires were, so Initially I bought a 40 gauge Nichrome wire. When it arrived, it looked too thin, but after taking out the sender and looking, they looked very similar. I checked ohms on the wires that were in place, 41 ohms from end to end. Measured the same length 4...
by brotherhay
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1980 528i Speaker replacements
Replies: 1
Views: 276

1980 528i Speaker replacements

I prefer a car thats original, and began to look for speaker replacements for the tinny/broken cone speakers that are in the car. They are a very shallow speaker, the fronts being a bit more deep than the rears. I have found a few people talking about mounting depths. I was able to fit some Rockford...
by brotherhay
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: '80 528i Fuel Sender float wires
Replies: 6
Views: 493

'80 528i Fuel Sender float wires

As many before me have discovered, the fuel gauges in these cars tend to get a little jumpy over time. I cleaned up the posts of the fuel gauge itself, and also pulled the sender out to check that. After playing with the sender, it was obvious the fault was with the sender unit. There are two wires ...
by brotherhay
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake Booster hose connection
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Brake Booster hose connection

so to get that elbow off of there, just pull directly out? I heeded the advice, new hose, check valve but no grommet just yet. was hoping I can find one locally rather than spend $10 to have one shipped It’s tight but yes it pulls straight out. well, I got this thing out, pulling straight out. It d...
by brotherhay
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake Booster hose connection
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Brake Booster hose connection

You aint kiddin its tight!

Pliers underneath, and a long flathead behind it to try and help, and yeah, it spins a little but doesnt want to budge.

Im sure ill get it, just dont want to break that elbow.
by brotherhay
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake Booster hose connection
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Brake Booster hose connection

so to get that elbow off of there, just pull directly out?

I heeded the advice, new hose, check valve but no grommet just yet. was hoping I can find one locally rather than spend $10 to have one shipped
by brotherhay
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Starter issues, continued....
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Starter issues, continued....

I wish I had a final update, I do not. after buying and installing a new starter, I felt pretty good about it all, for about a day. After driving around for a bit and doing more work on the car, it would not start again. Played with it some, no success to make it start. I gave it a rest, say 10 minu...
by brotherhay
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake Booster hose connection
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Re: Brake Booster hose connection

I bookmarked that site right away.... I had been there before, but that will really help in the future. Got a camera in on the connection that I spoke of, which is #3 on the parts list. When looking close at the pic, I can tell the culprit is #2. I can see that its split as well as not seated proper...
by brotherhay
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Brake Booster hose connection
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Brake Booster hose connection

Its time to start tuning the '80 528i, but first things first, fix the vacuum leaks. Well, I can hear one very clearly after shutting off the car. Maybe you guessed it, but its the hose connection to the brake booster. It looks like an L-shaped check valve of sorts, I cannot find this part anywhere....