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by Robert Bondi
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Front Door Brake 530i...
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Ditto on Kohler's post. I bought both in the last couple years. I learned the hard way that the 528i front door brake won't work and ended up buying the 530i door brakes too.
by Robert Bondi
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: AC conversion kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

I used an R134A compressor kit I bought from BMP back around 2005. I'm not sure if they still sell it; they've pretty much abandoned the E12, so I usually shop elsewhere these days. I also changed everything outside the firewall for completeness; I left the evaporator and expansion valve in the dash...
by Robert Bondi
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: coolant hose P/N tip
Replies: 1
Views: 454

coolant hose P/N tip

While working on ordering a set of coolant hoses for my 77 530i w/ 80-81 528i FI, I finally noticed why I'd seen so many recent posts asking about hose P/N differences between early and late E12s. In many cases, realoem shows a 9/79 cutoff on coolant hoses. Pulling up windows for both a 77 530i and ...
by Robert Bondi
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Power steering pressure hose source?
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

I just bought one of those (32-41-1-117-568) for $32.06. I got it from getbmwparts.com; it's the internet arm of Tischer BMW in Maryland. Their prices are pretty hard to beat. Did you receive your hose? Was it the rubber and steel pressure hose? Yeah, I got it and it's what was expected for the hig...
by Robert Bondi
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Power steering pressure hose source?
Replies: 7
Views: 1418

I just bought one of those (32-41-1-117-568) for $32.06. I got
it from getbmwparts.com; it's the internet arm of Tischer BMW in Maryland.
Their prices are pretty hard to beat.
by Robert Bondi
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 2014 E12 project pictures
Replies: 0
Views: 1815

2014 E12 project pictures

In case anyone's interested, here's a link to some pictures that capture some of my spring/summer 2014 projects including the following: https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertbondi/sets/72157647702627658/ 1. Rebuilding the passenger door including new gaskets, weatherstripping, brushes, and Dynamat so...
by Robert Bondi
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: harmonic balancer interchange options
Replies: 1
Views: 555

harmonic balancer interchange options

I didn't see this part in the interchange FAQ; it's another question best fielded by someone with multiple BMWs. I'm expecting wide interchangeability across M30 engines. I did notice different part numbers for the E12, E28 533i, and E28 535i as the M30 evolved. Anyone know what was changing....weig...
by Robert Bondi
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E28 flywheel interchange?
Replies: 22
Views: 3255

Part of the significance of the -617 flywheel is that it's for automatics, while the -286 is for manuals. Clearly, they aren't the same, but could they be interchanged? Optimistically, maybe the difference is only weight?
by Robert Bondi
Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E28 flywheel interchange?
Replies: 22
Views: 3255

Good discussion. Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll shoot for a -617 or resurface a used E12 flywheel; at this point, whatever route is less time consuming. W&N pictures suggest the -617 looks a lot like the 533i flywheel with beefy circle cutouts spaced 90 degrees apart. This must be where most ...
by Robert Bondi
Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E28 flywheel interchange?
Replies: 22
Views: 3255

An update on M30 flywheel searching challenge: E12(D=240 X 27), 11221270286 - P/N has come back NLA from 3 sources despite appearing available on Realoem. I'm pretty sure it's single mass, but Realoem says it's twin mass? For more confusion, Walloth & Nesch has 11221262617 M30 flywheels; Realoem cro...
by Robert Bondi
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Pertronix Installation '75 530i
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Chris, Yeah, the 528i resistor pack that attaches to the right fender was definitely a change from the 530i. Unfortunately, I can't quite remember what the original 530i resistor wire actually looked like. However, I saved everything and might be able to look in that box if you really end up being s...
by Robert Bondi
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Coolant/Heater hoses and a couple 530i-specific questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1544

A few things to add: 1. The two formed heater hoses that go to the firewall should be the same between 530i and 528i. 2. The coolant return pipe is slightly different between 77 530i and 80-81 528i. Only different is the little barb location. On the 528i, it points up and a ?-marked shaped hose conn...
by Robert Bondi
Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E28 flywheel interchange?
Replies: 22
Views: 3255

Awesome. Thanks Mike.
by Robert Bondi
Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: E28 flywheel interchange?
Replies: 22
Views: 3255

E28 flywheel interchange?

One of these questions that can really only be fielded by someone with multiple BMWs. Would an E28-era flywheel work with the E12? I'm guessing it might just have extra sensors. New availability of either looks iffy.
by Robert Bondi
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Advice GL-4 GL-5 Fluid for Manual Transmission
Replies: 25
Views: 3514

I use Redline MTL. It makes a noticeable difference for smoother shifts from
1st to 2nd in cold weather.