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by tlake
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......

I think I prefer the Alpina's and would put some on, if I can bring myself to switch from the stock steel wheels and bottle caps. It is sitting next to my e30 m3 with Alpina's. :) As I said, the car has headers and Bilsteins on the rear anyway. There is a small amount of valve clatter, although Eur...
by tlake
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......

Yeah, the hood you have was for the air filter box of dual carb M30 Euro cars, M10 cars had a completely flat hood. Then, kinda like the dash vents, BMW standardized the hood for all 1977-81 cars Euro and US, 4 and 6 cyl. The Coupe King has Alpina copies at a much lower price, that also happen to b...
by tlake
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......

Thanks, PBP. Being as old as I am, I knew this was a survivor that hardly even had patina, much less wear. Looks and drives more like a 10,000 mile car. I don't believe there is an issue with a single piece of trim inside or out and the paint's still thick. Interesting about the horsehair or lack t...
by tlake
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......

Hello Gordon, and welcome. It's a beautiful car indeed, and such a rare find. Yes, Euro bumpers would look great, although the car already looks super with the impact bumpers. Somehow the impact bumpers always seem to look better on red cars. But yes, Euro bumpers are always king. 8) The e12 sold al...
by tlake
Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: ZF 3HP22 - goes then stops after 5 mins
Replies: 16
Views: 2296

Re: ZF 3HP22 - goes then stops after 5 mins

Like Mike W. said, you cannot take enough pictures when dismantling automatics. This is usually work for automatic transmission experts. If all else fails try Clifford's Automatic Transmissions, a place in your neck of the woods. I remember someone on First Fives mentioning them years ago concerning...
by tlake
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......

Just for the record here, that was the same car that was advertised for $20K. The Bat seller bought the Malaga from the original CL seller for approx $10K. He then did a bunch of work to it and then sold it on BAT for $15K. Just thought I'd mention this in case anyone was interested. I followed the...
by tlake
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......
Replies: 15
Views: 362

Re: Malaga Red E12 for Sale on Bringatrailer......

It's in Portland Oregon. I thought you guys might want to have a look. It's in great condition. No affiliation Thanks for the heads up Canada Karl. It sold for $15,500. A solid result for these economic times. 8) I think I saw the very same car advertised on Craigs List for 20k earlier, but it had ...
by tlake
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Turbo E12
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Turbo E12

The late 80s 3.5 is probably the best candidate for a stock turbo, the heads rarely crack and the head gasket design makes it slightly less likely to blow a HG. They used to be everywhere and dirt cheap but as E28s have become rare and collectable, not to much. But even a stock low compression 3.5 ...
by tlake
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Turbo E12
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Turbo E12

HP doesn't come cheap for any make. There is no such thing as a cheap Craig's list LS motor or swap. I believe the bolt on kits back in the day were running around 5-6 psi, working with stock compression 8.1:1. And that was enough to get 0-60 mph in 7 to 7.5 seconds on a 530i or 630i, which was flyi...
by tlake
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Turbo E12
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Turbo E12

Hey everyone! Has any one ever done or heard of a turbo e12 and if so, would be able to point me towards that info? I would hope to keep the same engine so it still fits without much hassle. I want to be able to add more power without doing a complete engine swap. I appreciate any feedback you may ...
by tlake
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e34 power seats do fit
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: e34 power seats do fit

Thanks for the post Lock. I recall many years ago on FirstFives someone said their boss put e28 power seats into his 1976 e12 530i. E34 might be better because you don't have that handbrake console with the seat switches. :)
by tlake
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Oxygen sensor & cat retrofit
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Oxygen sensor & cat retrofit

I'd say the best, easiest way would be to go to Motronic 1.3. That's what they used on E34s. You would still need to (in an easy installation) retain the distributor, although once reasonably close you could just literally have it distribute the spark, not generate it. No need for a different flywh...
by tlake
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e34 running gear in e12
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: e34 running gear in e12

Some further reading on the e34 525xi and their relative rarity, the four wheel drive aspect seems like an extreme long shot, even before beginning to retro fit the front wheel drive bits in an e12. Are you sure the awd e34 was even sold in Australia :?: Even so, there may be more rewarding/easier ...
by tlake
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Oxygen sensor & cat retrofit
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Oxygen sensor & cat retrofit

Thanks guys, that's very interesting. I suppose you can't beat factory (i.e. the 1979 528i with lambda sond) I suppose using a modern aftermarket injection system like Megasquirt would be a way to incorporate a 3 way cat, and get rid of the distributor and AFM at the same time, but that's not inexpe...