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by canada karl
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Broke the steering lock mechanism on the 530i parts car....
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Broke the steering lock mechanism on the 530i parts car....

car still runs and I'd like to be able to move it around the yard. I got ham handed and locked it up....maybe broke something internally?? Can't move the steering wheel.What is the best way to bypass the lock mechanism so I can turn the wheel and start the car?
by canada karl
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Output Shaft Removal?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Output Shaft Removal?

Well i got the output shaft out.I got the filister head screws to move by putting a a floor jack under the breaker bar with the 8mm socket. Only rounded off two screw heads that I ended up cutting off. Are there no backyard mechanics on this forum or does everyone just take their car to the shop???
by canada karl
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Output Shaft Removal?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Output Shaft Removal?

I have a parts car that I am trying to remove the output shaft from so I don't have to buy a new one ($450). The filister head screws are "really" locked in there and I am soaking the hell out of them with PB Blaster. They are 8 MM screws as far as I can tell? I tried breaking them free with a 3/8s ...
by canada karl
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Rear Diff Output Shaft
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Rear Diff Output Shaft

Where is the best place to get one. Rockauto is out of stock.
by canada karl
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Swapping combo relay from a 76 530i to a 77 530i ?
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Swapping combo relay from a 76 530i to a 77 530i ?

Well I did take the black plastic relay out of the 77 and installed it in the 76 and it fired right up so it's all good. :D
by canada karl
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Looking for a single Alpina wheel rim....
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Looking for a single Alpina wheel rim....

5 x 120 7 J X 14
by canada karl
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Private message folder?
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Private message folder?

The folder is 100% full and I can't receive new messages until I empty it. Tried doing that as instructed but no luck. Tried to contact First Fives Peter Florence about the problem but have not received a response?
by canada karl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: It's Alive! It's Alive! The no fuel issue......
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: It's Alive! It's Alive! The no fuel issue......

I did open up the relay. There's some pretty gungy looking brown corrosion in various places in there. Don't think that will clean up. The parts car had a couple of combo relays in a box that the PO must have saved. Maybe one of them will be salvageable?
by canada karl
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro bumper rubber trim to bumper "fasteners"?
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Euro bumper rubber trim to bumper "fasteners"?

Thanks for the visual. Years ago I lucked out and found a set of Euro bumper from a 525 at the wrecker for next to nothing. I had to remove the rear bumper recently to repair some fender damage. It's a little tricky mounting the fender to body body mounts at the back of a 76 530i.
by canada karl
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: It's Alive! It's Alive! The no fuel issue......
Replies: 3
Views: 120

It's Alive! It's Alive! The no fuel issue......

So I bypassed 36 & 39 on the AFM and heard a very faint click. I removed the the black plastic combo relay from the 77 parts car and the connections were the same as the metal 76 one so I sprayed them with electrical spray and installed it on the 76. Tried the AFM flap and heard a louder click. Turn...
by canada karl
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: No click or fuel pump hum when AFM flap is opened?
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: No click or fuel pump hum when AFM flap is opened?

Thanks for the info. Going to check the AFM today.
by canada karl
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Swapping combo relay from a 76 530i to a 77 530i ?
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Swapping combo relay from a 76 530i to a 77 530i ?

Can I do this without an issue. The relays look different,the 76 has the metal casing and the 77 they went to a black plastic case and the part #'s are different but I suppose they should perform the same function? Haven't pulled the wiring connectors out yet on the 77 to see if they match up.
by canada karl
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: No click or fuel pump hum when AFM flap is opened?
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: No click or fuel pump hum when AFM flap is opened?

Where are the terminals you say i can jump to see if the combo relay & pump will turn on before I take the cover off the the AFM? Does the AFM cover just pry off? This is the first time I've had to tackle this problem and I've had the car for 20 years!
by canada karl
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: No click or fuel pump hum when AFM flap is opened?
Replies: 6
Views: 165

No click or fuel pump hum when AFM flap is opened?

So not getting fuel. Checked the pump as per the manual. Turns out the problem is somewhere else. I'm assuming a broken connection or relay? Where's the best place to start looking? Where is the pump relay located? What other common causes in the electrical?
by canada karl
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Starts fine runs for 12 seconds then stalls out?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Starts fine runs for 12 seconds then stalls out?

Here's an update.I believe it's a fuel flow problem. I pushed in the flap at the AFM and did not here a click or here the hum of the fuel pump. I checked the fuel pump as to the manual instructions and the pump is OK so the issue is somewhere along the wiring or a relay. What would be the next step ...