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by HB528i
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 25
Views: 214

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

You can use an impact gun, much easier.
by HB528i
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 25
Views: 214

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

Check how tight the strut nut is before removing the struts.
by HB528i
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 25
Views: 214

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

My car clunked only when turning right, it was the tie rod end on that side. There was no other evidence of wandering either. I would also check tightness of the strut insert nut, pretty common issue.
by HB528i
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e12 temperature question
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: e12 temperature question

Does the fan spin freely with engine off or is it seized? If seized it’s cooling when it doesn’t need to.
by HB528i
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Water Pump Type?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Water Pump Type?

REman wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:16 pm
hey thanks for the tip, that's what I thought too and a little surprised because it is an '81 model and should have had the spin on which I've heard is the newer better design.
I think the spin on is a much later design.
by HB528i
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Water Pump Type?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Water Pump Type?

It is not a ‘spin on’ with the large single nut, it is the earlier ‘bolt on’ which mounts to a riser/nose piece, I can see the small mounting bolt in front of the fan.
by HB528i
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: WTB: Wiper motor
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: WTB: Wiper motor

Have you tried looking up the part number?

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=61611354583
by HB528i
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Ignition Tumbler
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Ignition Tumbler

Removing the whole lock cylinder would have been easier but I was determined. I also dremeled gently the upper edges of the plastic ignition switch. Drilling or chiseling five safety bolts does nothing to provide more room for the ignition switch itself. Great write-up.
by HB528i
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Ignition Tumbler
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Ignition Tumbler

Well, you don’t have to drill or chisel the safety bolts, the lock housing is part of the upper cover anyway. When I got the electrical switch out I broke it. So I dremeled out all of the webbing in the upper cover to get a new one in. Then I had trouble getting the tumbler into the housing. After s...
by HB528i
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Ignition Tumbler
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Ignition Tumbler

I successfully replaced my ignition switch and it wasn’t pretty. When removing it it all fell apart, no worries, I had a new one. I dremeled out all of the webbing in the upper housing and got it in, grub screw back in too. Now I can’t fit the tumbler back into the lock cylinder. If it goes in it is...
by HB528i
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: BMW Cloth Upholstery Material Width?
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: BMW Cloth Upholstery Material Width?

Standard is 54”, sometimes 60”