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by Lock
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Automatic transmission problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

Re: Automatic transmission problem

528i-1981 wrote: Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:46 pm 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.
Had the house to myself that entire weekend, and spread transmission bits all over the kitchen as I cleaned them. I highly recommend it if you can get away with it!
by Lock
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Ignition Tumbler
Replies: 5
Views: 2566

Re: Ignition Tumbler

Good timing, I was also replacing the ignition switch on mine last weekend. I found a few guides, and successfully removed the old ignition switch (cutting the wires and breaking it on the way out in the process). https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/85761-changing-the-ignition-barrel/ http://www.mye28.co...
by Lock
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cylinder head
Replies: 15
Views: 5876

Re: Cylinder head

Just wanted to add, even tho they do mention it, cleaning and drying the headbolt holes before reassembly is really important with M30 motors, not just for correct torque specs but also to avoid the block cracking. I had to scrap an e34 535i because the block was cracked due to whoever replaced the ...
by Lock
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Has anyone ever installed a cruise control mod? If so, what model?
Replies: 7
Views: 3060

Re: Has anyone ever installed a cruise control mod? If so, what model?

Maybe a little OT, I haven't done this, but am planning to. I have all the kit out of an e34, which includes the computer, accelerator cable actuator, stalk, gauge cluster and wiring. All I need then is to either install the Porsche speedo ring and sensor I have on my axle, or put in the e28 subfram...
by Lock
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Automatic transmission problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

Re: Automatic transmission problem

What color is the fluid, was it changed recently before this? How was the transmission before that, weak shifts or okay? Is it making any noises now (or before it stopped)? Mine had a flaring 1-2nd shift, dirty old fluid had clogged up the transmission valve body and there was a torn gasket internal...
by Lock
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 4641

Re: Blaupunkt Radio Recommendation

Can confirm the Blaupunkt CR-2001 fits - My 528i came with a box of parts and that was one of the original items in it. Mine is 1979 so that would be correct here.

It even had the original dealer install sticker on it from Peter Pan BMW San Mateo. Gave it to a friend with a period correct Porsche.
by Lock
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: No start issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Re: No start issue

Seeing as the work was done by the wheelhouse and I don't believe in coincidences, I would suspect the ignition system. Is it the classic - starts for a second then dies? That means the cold start injector is spraying fuel, but once you stop cranking it stops too, for a second or so of running. Whic...
by Lock
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 4186

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

Thanks also Patina for a link to the grommets, I forgot to seal those holes up because once the carpet is in you can't see them and I forgot. Possibly because I've been inhaling exhaust fumes. Adam I don't know if you've done the front yet, but once you have the right brackets the back bumper should...
by Lock
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 4186

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

Hi Adam, yes those definitely look like they've been bent. I couldn't find any photos from my install, but I do have the schematic which prett much shows they should be a right angle to match the profile and support the top and face of the bumper. The bumpers sit directly on top of those two mounts....
by Lock
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Euro Bumper mounting help
Replies: 11
Views: 4186

Re: Euro Bumper mounting help

I followed kwyjibo's build when I installed mine. Photobucket is doing that annoying "give us money" blurry thing but you get the idea. https://firstfives.org/phpBB-3.2.1/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5150 I second Patina's opinion the two body mounts may be upside down. Also you'll need to cut off the...
by Lock
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cheap flasher unit replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: Cheap flasher unit replacement

Yes the First5 FAQs are still relevant today. Because of them I've checked and cleaned the contacts on the resistor for the fan, and also check if my fuses are getting hot when everything is running and clean the contacts every now and again. These fuses aren't the best design but keep them clean an...
by Lock
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cheap flasher unit replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: Cheap flasher unit replacement

I actually found the pictures.. I was driving from the Bay Area to Reno in summer and always take tools for long trips. It was pretty hot around Sacramento and the AC just stopped working, I found while the front fan was running, the compressor was not clicking on, and with my multimeter found the d...
by Lock
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Cheap flasher unit replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Cheap flasher unit replacement

My original flasher unit finally died and I wasn't keen to pay the $150+ price of a new one, so I looked around and found the e28 unit has the same pinouts minus one, and can be had for $20 or so. The website for Werhle even lists the schematics and various models. https://www.wehrle-electronics.com...
by Lock
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 2599

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

PatinaBeforePolish wrote: Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:29 pm Regular steel wool will rust in a day. Try stainless steel wool or brass wool.
My bad, meant to state that yes I used stainless steel for the rust resistance definitely. I'd still keep an eye on it, but brass wool sounds like it might be an even better idea.
by Lock
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Block rodents from your fresh air intake
Replies: 5
Views: 2599

Re: Block rodents from your fresh air intake

I had heard that, plus it would make the Fresh Air smell good. I will try it.

I just know that area gets wet and is designed as a gutter so I wanted something that wouldn't wash away in the water, but also wouldn't rust. I'll keep an eye on it, but supposedly it shouldn't rust very quickly.