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by cory58
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: End Caps for Wiper Arms
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: End Caps for Wiper Arms

I wasn't able to find the end cap. As the cap has a pin that runs through it. I ended up purchasing new wiper arms for both sides(L&R). I found the right side at Schmiedmann.com for 36.00 as the part # changed to 61 61 1 370 020. I had purchased the left side at ECS tuning part #61611370025 for 35....
by cory58
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: End Caps for Wiper Arms
Replies: 2
Views: 268

End Caps for Wiper Arms

I'm replacing the rubber damper rings on my 530i wiper arm shafts, which means I need to remove the wiper arms. I notice that one of the end caps (covering the shaft) is cracked, and I'll probably crack the other one taking it off. I would like to replace them, but the RealOEM diagram does not show ...
by cory58
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Gas leak question
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Mine was also leaking when I put in more than 6-8 gallons. No rust anywhere on the bottom of the car, but the filler neck had rusted where it meets the tank.
by cory58
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1977 e12 gas tank re/re
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Just finished this same project on my '77. It was actually easier than I anticipated. I tilted the tank forward and then just wiggled it out without a problem. One thing that helped on the reinstall was using a floor jack, old riding lawnmower tires and blocks of wood to elevate the tank into place ...
by cory58
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor Upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 1998

I updated my A/C in 2006 to R134a. Everything outside the firewall was replaced; nothing under the dash was touched. On the compressor, BMP at the time sold a compressor kit for M30 engines - it included a custom aluminum bracket and a Seltec compressor, IIRC. I installed an increased capacity Al c...
by cory58
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor Upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 1998

I don't like the wing cell compressors in 84 and newer cars, they're rough, noisy and always seem to leak at the compressor seal. But with either compressor, they're not the limiting factor with 134a, the condenser is. Agree on all counts, which is why I’d like to use a newer style compressor when ...
by cory58
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor Upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 1998

The bosses in the block where the a/c compressor bracket mounts are the same throughout the years on the m30; its the bracket itself that has changed. What this means is all you have to do to use a later style compressor is use the later brackets, meaning almost anything with an m30 after ‘82 or so...
by cory58
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: A/C Compressor Upgrade
Replies: 31
Views: 1998

A/C Compressor Upgrade

I've been reading the Hack Mechanic's series in the weekly Roundel about adding A/C to an early E24 and it got me thinking that I should start planning ahead for my E12. One of my E30s needs a new compressor and the adapter brackets to use a Sanden compressor on the M20 are NLA. In the Roundel serie...
by cory58
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Gas leak question
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Duh! It was user error as I suspected. The small end of the hose clamp that's under the worm gear was hanging up on the hose and preventing it from rotating all the way. Once I got it rotated as far as possible, the cover would fit. Car is finally back on the road. Took first drive since June. Aweso...
by cory58
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Gas leak question
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

I was referring to the worm gear oriented on the low side, opposite of the cover. Have you measured the height of the fittings on the old tank vs. the new one? I guess you could shim where the tank bolts to the frame with a thick washer if it's off by just a few millimeters. Now I understand! Thank...
by cory58
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Gas leak question
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

I know this is a simple suggestion, but have you rotated the engagement side of the clamp to the low side? Are you installing the cover upside down? Thank you. No offense taken! When you're knee-deep in a problem, sometimes it's hard to see the big picture and simple things get missed. I'm definite...
by cory58
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Gas leak question
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Trying to finish up the gas tank replacement on my '77 530i and ran into a snag. When reinstalling the tank, the hose clamp on the supply line is sticking up high enough so that I can't install the cover plate. I've rotated it as far as possible both ways and nothing helps. These are the same hose c...
by cory58
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Parting 1977 530i - what should I keep?
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Probably wishful thinking, but if the gas tank is not rusty it may be worth keeping. It's NLA from BMW and there are no aftermarket options.
by cory58
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Correct Fuel Tank - One More Time
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Thanks for the replies! I hadn't thought about the change in the sender, so that info is extremely helpful. I don't want to hack the wiring or change to a different sender/pre-pump. The tank is leaking from the top, on the right side (facing the fill tube). Probably rust. The entire underside of the...
by cory58
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Correct Fuel Tank - One More Time
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Correct Fuel Tank - One More Time

Sorry to beat a dead horse, but I'm still relatively new to E12s and don't want to make an expensive mistake. I need to replace the fuel tank on my 530i. I've read several threads, and am fairly sure I need the later tank. Here are the details of my car. 6/77 production fuel filler on the right rear...