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by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M90 Part throttle hesitation
Replies: 10
Views: 2040

Re: M90 Part throttle hesitation

Whistling sounds are almost always a vacuum leak. Next step should be a smoke test.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1980 528i “Lucky Find” Project
Replies: 20
Views: 4712

Re: 1980 528i “Lucky Find” Project

How long since this has been started? Here are some pointers from Dr. Siegal. https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/dont-cold-start-a-long-dead-car/ In your second photo, think the snorkel just came off the airbox and the ignition wires spread into the gap. I can't quite make out what'...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: alternator bushing
Replies: 14
Views: 3353

Re: alternator bushing

Thanks Gary. Assuming you swapped pulleys?
by PatinaBeforePolish
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M54 swap into Shark?
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: M54 swap into Shark?

I searched the forum for info but nobody's done a write-up here. We are looking into swapping an M54B30 into our E12-based E24. We have a donor car--a 2003 530i, 5-speed. But we also have an opportunity to buy a ZHP for the swap. You may recall that we bought the E24 for $500 and have been racing i...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: alternator bushing
Replies: 14
Views: 3353

Re: alternator bushing

This is one of the reasons I adapted an AC Delco CS130 into my car. It's mounted metal to metal and doesn't get squishy. It also is grounded by the same metal to metal contact. Plus it puts out 105 amps. https://i.imgur.com/ih2XIOx.jpg I'm interested to hear which application you used. Most come wi...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: source for carpet?
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: source for carpet?

I bought carpet for the rear shelf and trunk a few years ago from this source:

http://www.roadworksauto.com/Carpets/cu ... carpet.htm
by PatinaBeforePolish
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 7-digit VIN number??
Replies: 8
Views: 3813

Re: 7-digit VIN number??

Hello FirstFivers, I have been searching all over for a clear answer/solution. I can only find 7 digits of my VIN, from what I’ve read the E12’s only have 7 digits? I was hoping to get the original build sheet but even the BMW dealership said they can’t help unless I have 17 characters...Is my purs...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: difficult or PITA bolts etc - for amusement!
Replies: 12
Views: 3052

Re: difficult or PITA bolts etc - for amusement!

Looks like a good time to teach an 8 year old how to wrench! I keep 2 of these in the shop, 1 to use and 1 recharging. They last about 3 hours on the brightest setting and come with an over the head strap. Way better in my experience than trying to place flashlights in tight places. https://www.rei....
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: L-jet fuel rail / injector rebuild questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

Re: L-jet fuel rail / injector rebuild questions

I've used Mr. Injector several times and am always pleased with the results. He charges $17.50 per injector which includes new fuel hose with stainless clamps and a before and after flow chart. You'll be surprised at the improvement. The hoses are cut long so they can be trimmed to fit. Make sure yo...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: I need somebody to sell me pistons or a full M30!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3791

Re: I need somebody to sell me pistons or a full M30!!!

Keehn,

I have a set of NIB 86.08 with rings if that's any help. I think you want 86.22 though. I also have a 1980 block with about 89k on it that you're welcome to have at no charge. About 1 1/5 to 2 hours from you.
by PatinaBeforePolish
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Removal of Reactors
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Re: Removal of Reactors

Did the "removal of EGR equipment" post include the guidelines to convert to later L-Jet?

http://www.firstfives.org/faq/ljet/lambda530i.html
by PatinaBeforePolish
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 27
Views: 7790

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

Online diagnostics usually evolve to throwing parts at it. It’s tough to find the exact issue without being there. My opinion is your car’s 45 years old and the newest e12’s are 39 years old- sometimes it’s good to throw parts at them! But to keep going here, is your car rusted near any suspension a...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 27
Views: 7790

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

I believe the stock sway bar can be removed without lowering the subframe. Larger diameter sway bars are a tighter fit and need more clearance. Remove the wheel for easier access and use a floor jack under the spindle to raise and lower the suspension as needed to install the links. The bar's only a...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 27
Views: 7790

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

I did some more checking under the car. The car has some really thick sway bars, i measured them and its a 24mm sway bar. I don't have my car handy to check but RealOEM lists the diameter as 23mm. Seems to me upgrades are 27mm. Others? I then proceeded to take the end links out and pull on the sway...
by PatinaBeforePolish
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right
Replies: 27
Views: 7790

Re: 1975 BMW 530i - Clunking Noise from Front Right

Blown out strut insert or strut mount bearing. Bad struts would make your car noticeably porpoise. It's likely the strut bearing if they're the original ones. They seem to be pretty stout on e12s but eventually the rubber deteriorates or the bearings seals go and the clunking starts. You should feel...