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by pghosh1741
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1981 e12 5-Speed Transmission - Alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Hi Mike and Greg, I agree. The Getrag has been very strong. I am in Central New Jersey, Princeton area. I agree, the Getrag has been strong and trouble free. I know what it feels like when the linkage goes bad, but this is different. The gear shifter is still tight, but stick in reverse even in neut...
by pghosh1741
Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1981 e12 5-Speed Transmission - Alternatives
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

1981 e12 5-Speed Transmission - Alternatives

Looking for a little insight. I have a 5-speed transmission in a 1981 e12 (June manufacture date) that needs to be replaced. What other alternatives do I have other than the 265 getrag 5-speed? Would a 4-speed from a 79 or 78 work? Any insight appreciated. Looking for a reasonably priced alternative...
by pghosh1741
Tue May 20, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C!
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

A/C!

Does anyone know a shop specializing in making A/C on older e12s, 75/76 work well? The question is, can an older e12s a/c running r12 be retooled made to work well, with new parts, e.g. radiotor, condensor fan, and is there a shop that has done it before.

Any insights appreciated!
by pghosh1741
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Crank-style factory sunroof on e12
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Crank-style factory sunroof on e12

Does anyone have any thoughts or experience on how difficult it would be to install a factory style sunroof with a manual crank in an e12 that has no sunroof?

How possible is such an operation, and how difficult?
by pghosh1741
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Sources for rear mufflers???
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Maximillian in MD is the only place that I was able to find one. All these after market mufflers are not being made any more, as far as I can tell.
by pghosh1741
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Re: Drive Train for 1981 e12 5-Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Yes. Drive shaft. Thank you. My mistake.
by pghosh1741
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Re: Drive Train for 1981 e12 5-Speed
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Drive Train for 1981 e12 5-Speed

Looking for a drive train for a 1981 528 5-speed. 633 81 and 82 should also work.

Any one have one from a car they are parting out?
by pghosh1741
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 5-Speed Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 1040

5-Speed Conversion

How difficult is it to convert an automatic e12 to a 5-speed? What would one resonably expect to pay to have it done?
by pghosh1741
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Re: LED Clock on 1981 528i
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: LED Clock on 1981 528i

After changing the the battery and the LED is now stuck at 1:00. Will try Any thoughts on how to fix or what it might be? All ideas are welcome, including changing the clock.
by pghosh1741
Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Re: 1981 Power Door Locks - Where is Master Control Unit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: 1981 Power Door Locks - Where is Master Control Unit?

Anyone know where master control unit for power door locks can be located on 1981 e12?