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It seems that the remaining supply of new front Bilstein B8s for E12s has dried up. Wish I would have bought a set a few months ago when I read Siegel's Roundel column describing how hard is was to find front B8s for his early E24. So what do we do for lowered suspension? My car came with lowering s...
Its easy peas to get the starter out if you ask me. Go check the tool box in the trunk, the bent wrench you are after is in there. Its two nuts on the starter to get it out, that wrench will reach both. sure its tight, and you can only get maybe a 1/4 turn each time, but once the nuts are started o...
Went to drive the car after fixing the most recent fuel leak (see "ANOTHER leaking injector" thread) and now it won't turn over. Battery is charged. I can hear the starter solenoid click but the starter doesn't move, so it seems like the starter has failed. Thinking about changing the starter myself...
Thanks again for all the helpful responses. Finally got everything put back together last night with the extra clamp on the leaking injector hose. Ran the car for approx 5-8 minutes - no leak!
I'm getting a little frustrated with the E12. Spending more time working on it than driving it is getting old. As soon as I got the cooling system put back together there were several new fuel leaks. I cured all but one by tightening the clamps where the fuel rail connects to each short injector hos...
- Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:11 pm
- Forum: Tech Forum
- Topic: " Ended" sources for finding parts NLA.
- Replies: 7
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Just had persistence pay off and thought of this thread. My E12 needs minor rust repair around the front and rear glass. The P.O. of my car started stockpiling new parts to replace the front and rear window trim when the rust is repaired. I completed the stockpile but two of the corner pieces are NL...
I have also had good luck with Blunt for my E30s. They put together good packages of OEM maintenance parts at good prices, and sourced a muffler from the OEM supplier (Eberspaecher).
I bought the correct BMW part. Everyone has a different philosophy, but how is it not worth it to pay $7.00 for the OE parts that you know will fit on the first try? Part # 61 61 1 353 754. About $3.50 each.
You need the rubber dampers. Replaced mine earlier this year. Well worth the few $$$ and minor effort. I also looked at the parts diagram and said, "Holy cow," but it was really simple to figure it out while taking them apart.
I replaced mine last year and had trouble finding hose with the same OD. All the OEM replacement hose I could find with the correct ID had a larger OD, so I just used that and it works fine. The BMW part number is 61661357388. When considering thinner aftermarket hose, remember that the hose makes a...