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by keehn
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 78
Views: 7005

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

To continue. http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Jules_Verne_open_valve.jpg One of the other items on my checklist was to verify operation of the "Jules Verne" airflow device. This is a simple bi-metal thermal valve that opens and closes based on temperature. Here, at room temperature, the valve is ...
by keehn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: valve clearance - Video
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: valve clearance - Video

I'm wondering if it would perhaps, be more exacting, to set tappet clearance with the camshaft sideways, beginning its contact with the tappet surface. What I mean is, when the gentleman explains the gradual eccentricity slope is intended to "gently" engage with, and then press down the tappet, if ...
by keehn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Automatic Transmissions?
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Automatic Transmissions?

Karl, In my experience throughout the years and various generations of bimmers (E12, E28, E34, E38, E46, E53), I have tried to avoid ZF as much as possible. They seem to enjoy "complicating" parts that have no business being complicated. I have dug through ZF and GM transmissions from my various bi...
by keehn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Automatic Transmissions?
Replies: 9
Views: 119

Re: Automatic Transmissions?

Karl, In my experience throughout the years and various generations of bimmers (E12, E28, E34, E38, E46, E53), I have tried to avoid ZF as much as possible. They seem to enjoy "complicating" parts that have no business being complicated. I have dug through ZF and GM transmissions from my various bim...
by keehn
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Hood Stopper?
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Hood Stopper?

REman, I don't have that particular part on my 76' 530i either. For comparison's sake, here's my hood latch setup: http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Hood_Securing_Notch.jpg http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Hood_Roller_Guide.jpg Part #3 is nowhere on my bimmer, however, please note that again, i...
by keehn
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Distributor connector
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Distributor connector

Adam,

Glad to see you were able to answer your own question. Indeed, when upgrading from l-jet to Motronic, some components will be deprecated, as mechanical methods of engine timing (e.g. hall-effect sensor/distributor interconnection) are taken over by other methods.

Mike
by keehn
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: valve clearance - Video
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: valve clearance - Video

Gary, great find! I'm wondering if it would perhaps, be more exacting, to set tappet clearance with the camshaft sideways, beginning its contact with the tappet surface. What I mean is, when the gentleman explains the gradual eccentricity slope is intended to "gently" engage with, and then press dow...
by keehn
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 78
Views: 7005

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

One more thing:

The old headgasket is 89mm, but the new cylinders are 92mm. The old headgasket should block out the piston/cylinder wall void quite nicely when spraying fresh cerakote.

Mike
by keehn
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 78
Views: 7005

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

So, during my wait for the new house, I remember that idle hands are the mechanic's playthings.... Or....was that "the devil's playthings"? Oh well, so I decided since everything is still in place (despite me packing up Eleanor's parts in various boxes) to at LEAST build up the rotating assembly. ht...
by keehn
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 78
Views: 7005

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Mike, I've got block envy. It looks incredibly sweet - really nice work. But, seriously, how the hell are you going to move Eleanor when she's not even TKD-level disassembled? Are you a logistical genius, or have a photographic memory or something? I can't remember which screw goes where on a fully...
by keehn
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 78
Views: 7005

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

So, ladies and gentlemen, I need to put a pause on my rebuild for a bit. We are in the process of buying a house (hopefully, appraiser hasn't yet inspected property) so my focus has been diverted on dealing with everything that comes with home buying. http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Finished_con...
by keehn
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Speedbleeders for one man brake bleeding
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Speedbleeders for one man brake bleeding

I'm 100% with Eric. I have a Motive Products pressure bleeder (pretty much identical to Schwaben) and I have Buick, Ford, BMW attachments that allow VERY easy bleeding. I have had my unit for....many years, and it has paid for itself over and over again. The last time I used it? Last night. I had to...
by keehn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Speedo cable drive oring replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Speedo cable drive oring replacement

Hmmmm... Because RealOEM shows a bushing present, I would suggest a hydraulic removal. Find a metal shaft of exact diameter of the speedometer drive, put heavy weight oil inside the hole, and press the metal shaft downwards. This should hydraulically force the bushing and ring up and outward. Again,...
by keehn
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Rusted brake lines?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Rusted brake lines?

Karl,

I would heat up the fitting, but expect to replace the brake fluid afterwards. Heat solves most all rust problems. Trick is to heat it to cherry red and let it cool. Then it should be an easier removal.

Mike
by keehn
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: C-pillar Vent Rehab
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: C-pillar Vent Rehab

Eric,

That looks really great. The untrained eye would think that was OEM :wink:

Mike