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by keehn
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2607

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Eric, yes, it WAS a case of ice cream cones :lol: Chest freezer in garage + hungry me = empty cases of ice cream :wink: Seriously though, it's just part of a larger pile of cardboard boxes and paper I'm separating out for recycling (note the Harbor Freight ultrasonic cleaner box right by it). So, I'...
by keehn
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2607

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

After several weeks of blasting and retool my setup, the parts are finally done and ready for paint! http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Blast_cabinet.jpg After a while, I got too annoyed with the harbor freight blast cabinet as it was, as it leaked like a sieve. Two tubes of caulk later, I was able...
by keehn
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M30B35 Swap
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: M30B35 Swap

Santiago, The E12 oil pump and pickup tube are integrated into a singular unit as shown below. http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Crankshaft_and_oil_pump_exposed.jpg http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Oil_pump_on_bench.jpg I'm not sure about the head gasket thickness, but I would ask the MLS vendo...
by keehn
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Newer Fuel injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Newer Fuel injectors

Adjusting the air/fuel mixture would require you to dig into the air flow meter and make adjustments. You will most definitely need a CO detector at the tailpipe to dial in proper lambda. Here's some YouTube videos you should watch before tackling this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQukm7lNux4 ht...
by keehn
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Removal of Reactors
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Removal of Reactors

Yes, there should be no issues. Since these cars don't have computers to detect whether or not the reactors are present, running E34 manifolds will not cause any difference. However, you should get and use a CO detector to ensure you aren't belching out unburnt hydrocarbons into the atmosphere. Now,...
by keehn
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vapor Blasting
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: Vapor Blasting

Eric, Fantastic job on your E12! It looks great :D One tip: Verify that your vacuum advance actually WORKS. I decided to test mine (sucked on hose to create vacuum) and it did not. The new vacuum advance from Germany does move under "mouth" vacuum, proving to me that there was indeed, a problem with...
by keehn
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2607

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

I haven't updated in a bit as progress has...been slow, to put it mildly. http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Blasting_parts1.jpg I've been in the process of media blasting parts... http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Blasting_parts2.jpg And have even more parts yet to blast. http://www.keehncompute...
by keehn
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Vapor Blasting
Replies: 9
Views: 646

Re: Vapor Blasting

Eric,

All I can say is WOW!! :shock: That's a fantastic job the vapor blasting did to your parts.

Makes me a bit jealous, since all I'm doing is dry glass blasting. Mine may be clean in the end, but I doubt it will have your finish.

Mike
by keehn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Intermittent no-start with 635 Motronic 1.0
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: Intermittent no-start with 635 Motronic 1.0

Dave, I went on realoem.com and couldn't find any 1981 635's. However, I found 633i for the 1981 year; Is it possible your bimmer is mislabeled? Anyways, the part number on the 1981 633i ECU is "12141466072". Google "bmw 12141466072" and it will narrow down any possible sellers. Please be aware that...
by keehn
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Valvar 30A Relays // 1 364 986
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Valvar 30A Relays // 1 364 986

Eric, Also helping from my armchair :lol: . Did your E12 come from the factory with a manual? When I google your part number, it comes up as an automatic trans. relay as well. You may have to get out of your armchair and trace the wires to find out if there is another purpose for this relay. "Eleano...
by keehn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e12 temperature question
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: e12 temperature question

I forgot to add to my previous post that it's unlikely any buildup will be revealed in the expansion tank or even if the coolant was drained and inspected. This crud can only be removed physically or through chemical means (e.g. coolant flush). Not implying that you have buildup, but wanted to state...
by keehn
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e12 temperature question
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: e12 temperature question

Depending on how frequently (or infrequently) the coolant has been flushed through the engines lifetime, there may likely be buildup throughout the block. Below is a picture of one of my freeze plugs that shows severe buildup (it's kind of like hard chalk). Right behind the plug is the coolant-side ...
by keehn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2607

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

It's been a little bit since my last posting, but the past few weeks have been a whole bunch of tedious parts-cleaning... However, I have received most of my ordered parts. Some parts, such as the distributor vacuum advance, is being flown directly from Germany, since it's apparently unobtainium her...
by keehn
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Electrolysis á la Keenh
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Electrolysis á la Keenh

LOL Eric, thanks for the compliment and great work on your job! Yeah, electrolytic rust removal is a great way to restore parts and NOT degrade the surface of the rusted material. Other chemical-only solutions instead convert rust into ferric phosphate. While this isn't necessarily "bad" per-se, it ...
by keehn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2607

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Thanks both of you on the crankshaft compliments. LOL, no...crankshaft polishing isn't a "dark art." If you see the machines that shops use, it's effectively a belt sander that rides on the crankshaft as it's being rotated by the crankshaft "lathe" (? on actual machine name). So the shoestring/strip...