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by keehn
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Valve cover gasket?
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Re: Valve cover gasket?

Karl, Just the ol' plain torque seal is needed :wink: Mike is correct with using gasket sealer on the front, where the head and front timing cover meet on the metal surface (below the gasket itself). To use, just put a small dab on, press it down a bit, but let it then sit for 5-10 minutes to begin ...
by keehn
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

Re: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?

Mike What did you do to put more load on the oil pressure spring to increase oiling at idle? Karl Karl, Take a look at my Eleanor rebuild thread, specifically post: https://www.firstfives.org/phpBB-3.2.1/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5839&start=75#p31987 Here's a pic from that rebuild post, I'm descri...
by keehn
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 7-digit VIN number??
Replies: 8
Views: 3797

Re: 7-digit VIN number??

Sunshine, When you go to register, expect to require police verification. 7-digit VINs just don't exist anymore. For me, I just called my state police precinct, and a while later, a couple police came and inspected my car. You probably already know this, but our VINs are stamped on the passenger-sid...
by keehn
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

Re: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?

Karl, If you remove both banjo bolts, you'll see the camshaft directly underneath, and the feed oil channel drilled in from the side. Both of these oil channels are one-way, and the nozzles in the oiler bar are the only way for oil to escape this one-way passage (aside from the lubrication the camsh...
by keehn
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 92
Views: 29913

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

I had to post this addendum, as Eric ("528i-1981") informed me of a brilliant mod I had never heard of before; the "dual-channel oil spray bar" (DCOSB) mod. One of the...deficiencies of our engines is that the valvetrain oil spray bar at idle doesn't necessarily spray sufficient oil onto the camshaf...
by keehn
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

Re: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?

Who sells those crush washers? I bought a set of various sized copper washers from Amazon. Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/OwnMy-280Pcs-Washers-Assortment-Sealing/dp/B07P1R4X4F/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=copper+washers&qid=1596198071&s=hi&sr=1-13 This set has virtually every copper crush...
by keehn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

Re: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?

You're welcome Eric :)

Here's the modification to the oil bar in question. The guy also put photos in the writeup to show exactly how to do this.

http://www.e9coupe.com/tech/spray_bar_fix/70590.html

....I'm going to do this myself! Thank you Eric for the heads-up!

Mike
by keehn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 92
Views: 29913

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Haven't done too much to Eleanor's engine, but here's the latest. http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Heat_Shield_Installed_1.jpg I never liked how the old-style exhaust manifold heat shields would butt-up to the manifold itself, as this allows heat soak to occur, and the shield itself to become a h...
by keehn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

Re: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?

Karl, ...I was thinking more on your ticking noises and maybe your oil rail banjo bolt is loose? Check both banjo bolts and verify that they are tight. If not, then remove them, replace the copper crush washers, put some red locktite on the threads, and tighten them back up snugly. Before applying l...
by keehn
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?
Replies: 16
Views: 4274

Re: Noisy lifter...ticking sound?

Karl, Our cars have mechanical tappets with an eccentric end that needs to be adjusted every ~ 30k miles. The clearance between the eccentric and the valve is .012" at an ambient temperature of around 70 degrees. As for "sticking" valves? No, not that I'm aware of. Because it's all mechanical, any s...
by keehn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M30 B28 head gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 916

Re: M30 B28 head gasket

Bareld, Check out www.realoem.com and make sure the part number matches with the gasket you want to use. When selecting your BMW, click on the "classic" section; there, you will see our E12's listed. Select your year and model and the engine section will have exactly what you are looking for. Hope t...
by keehn
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help! Brake bleeding issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: Help! Brake bleeding issue?

Karl, I would highly recommend you get a pressure bleeder system like this https://youtu.be/-sF2aV5PE8Q . I've had my Motive Products bleeder for a long time now and I don't attempt brake bleeding jobs without it! Plus, Motive sells different brake reservoir caps, or you can make one yourself with J...
by keehn
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 92
Views: 29913

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Continued: http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Engine_Front_Covers_On.jpg Here's the engine timing chain covers bolted on. Looks quite good to see her coming back together. http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/The_Rear_Duck_Gasket.jpg But I can't forget the rear of the engine. Here, I'm installing th...
by keehn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Air Flow Meter
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: Air Flow Meter

Check to make sure your cold air valve is working properly. It might be as simple as needing a cleaning. The idle air screw on the air flow meter is meant for fine-tuning, not to be a substitute for the cold air valve. On my car, my cold air valve is located under the intake manifold. You will need ...
by keehn
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 92
Views: 29913

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

So, if your guess was that I used paint, then you are correct! http://www.keehncomputer.com/Photos/Rustoleum_Enamel_Semi_Gloss_Silver.jpg I used Rustoleum's High-Heat Ultra Semi-Gloss Silver spray paint. It is an enamel, so it has a remarkably fast drying time. I opted for a toned-down silver becaus...