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by 528i-1981
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 1031

Re: Cylinder head

Great news. Were you able to get the snapped plug out yourself from below, or did you take it to a shop?
by 528i-1981
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Shock Tower Brace Source?
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Shock Tower Brace Source?

Wiechers Sport makes a RACINGLINE polished aluminium strut brace (Product number: 067012) available from Schmiedmann for about $180. Some of these strut braces require removal of the dust cap from the top of the strut, so verify if you want to keep the dust cap.
by 528i-1981
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation

Sounds better than the stock speakers.
by 528i-1981
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Zinc Foil 41331885099
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Zinc Foil 41331885099

I found a reference to zinc foil on a VW board used for mounting the fender, and it's purpose was as a sacrificial anode for corrosion protection. The consensus there is that they don't provide much protection. There weren't any foil squares on the apron when I removed it, so either the PO had the a...
by 528i-1981
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 59
Views: 2899

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

This is great. Thanks for the photos. As a 528i owner this is the closest I can come to experiencing a 530i.
by 528i-1981
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Zinc Foil 41331885099
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Zinc Foil 41331885099

What is the purpose of these small squares of zinc when mounting the apron? This same part is used in completely different locations on the E28 and E36.

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by 528i-1981
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Rev Limits
Replies: 8
Views: 1278

Re: Rev Limits

Programa still repairs these as of today for $95 plus shipping. The rebuilt OEM units are being sold by them for $655. Yikes. Mine evidently died but had a spare (hat tip Lock). I'm going to repair my original while I still can. Used ones on eBay are north of $100.
by 528i-1981
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Automatic transmission problem
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Automatic transmission problem

Rich - not sure where you are, but a Getrag 265/6 5 speed just popped up on Vancouver CL:

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/pt ... 60603.html

I assume the asking price is CAD.
by 528i-1981
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation

My unit (Blaupunkt Bavaria Reverse C) has a memory wire that I also hooked up to the cigarette lighter. Isn't it awesome that when E12's were designed, along with the hazard lights, the cigarette lighter was considered so indispensible that it always has power? Headlights? Nah - find the key. Want a...
by 528i-1981
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Automatic transmission problem
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Automatic transmission problem

I don't have a dog in this fight, as my 81 E12 is a 5-speed, but I like your style Lock. Kitchen sinks are made for AT repair.
by 528i-1981
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation

My 81 528i came stock with a DAI-9400D head unit, made by Audio Systems Incorporated (ASI) of Japan. These were auto-reverse cassettes but all of their drive bands eventually failed, and direct replacement parts are unavailable. You could find a couple and try to scavenge parts, but most of these un...
by 528i-1981
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: No start issue
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: No start issue

Gah! I forgot about the lone black wire to the ECU. I bet that's it - yes it seems to be starting normally and then dies, so no signal to the injector is entirely consistent. Body guy was careful not to get the welder close to anything, which was my concern as well. Thanks Lock. Happy Thanksgiving t...
by 528i-1981
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: No start issue
Replies: 2
Views: 384

No start issue

Body work done (passenger front wheelhouse). Welder transferred the coil, the ignition control module and the ballast to the new wheelhouse. AFM was removed during work as was the ECM from the glove box. Car acts like it will start but dies. Fuel pressure to the rail is OK. I guess I'll check the gr...
by 528i-1981
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cheap flasher unit replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Cheap flasher unit replacement

I'm impressed by this but also I think the AC diode repair-in-the-Fry's-parking-lot is worth an explanation as well.
by 528i-1981
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Exhaust Manifold and Thermal Reactors
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Exhaust Manifold and Thermal Reactors

Yes, Adika, welcome. BTW, Maybeillbuyit's project posting is in the Gallery, which you'll see on the board index if you back out of the Tech Forum. If you don't go with headers to replace the reactors, you have a couple of options with manifolds. The later E12 528i manifold (single 2" pipe) will wor...