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by canada karl
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2606

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

The parts sure look great when their cleaned up like that. Rebuilding that motor is a good way to stay occupied and keep your mind off the virus. Keep us posted. 8)
by canada karl
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 23
Views: 158

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

Check the ball joint on the inner tie on the right side at the idler. The ball joint may be loose because it slipped out of the "taper" it sits in. I just had this issue on another car. Bad thing was there was a lock nut on the ball joint stem and the stem moved with the nut when I tried to take it ...
by canada karl
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:55 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

Glad you got it going. Let's keep those 5's on the road. :D
by canada karl
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:34 pm
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

Further to batteries. 5 years takes a lot of life out of a battery up here in Canada with our winters. 14 years might be be pushing it. Other thing is that once a battery has been run dead once it's never quite the same. Might take a charge but just wont have the power.
by canada karl
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:33 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

How old is the battery?
by canada karl
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2606

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Good thing you found that frayed ground wire. That alone would have caused a lot of mysterious dead engine episodes. Nice job on the crank journals. :)
by canada karl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2606

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

The pistons still look useable. Do the scratches have to be cleaned up with 1ooo grit sandpaper or left as is? Are the worn oil pump parts still available? Looks like they've ended on BMW Realoem? Are there still E12's at wrecking yards in your city? There's none up here where I am. The engine resto...
by canada karl
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2606

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

The walnut shell blasting made for an amazingly clean block. Now I'm curious as to what the piston tops are going to look like when cleaned up. I'm looking forward to the next installment. :)
by canada karl
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2606

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Wow those walnut shells do a nice job on the clean up. :D
by canada karl
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2606

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Great series of pics. The restoration is coming along nicely. :D
by canada karl
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: WTB: Wiper motor
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: WTB: Wiper motor

I have a wiper motor in my parts car but the car is under a plle of snow up here in Canada and I cant get to it till Spring. I'd like to trade the wiper motor for an axle shaft that I posted in the Wanted/For Sale section. I have other parts as well.
Karl
by canada karl
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2606

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Great stuff. Very informative. I'm enjoying the process. :)
by canada karl
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2606

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

A few years ago Bav auto was getting rid of old stock and had a complete set of pistons for next to nothing! Should kick myself in the ass for not snapping them up. Doh!
by canada karl
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 56
Views: 2606

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

You've obviously done this before . Just curious about your mechanical background. The only major engine work I've done on my 76 530i is to change out the cylinder head. Looking forward to next steps in the rebuild. :D
Karl
by canada karl
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 77 530i motor into a 77 730i ?
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: 77 530i motor into a 77 730i ?

Thanks for the info. I made a mistake...it is actually a 733i i was talking about.