Condenser Inlet Tube Leak

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Re: Condenser Inlet Tube Leak

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tlake wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:52 pm
It's so neat you have US/Euro 1977 examples of the same car :!: 8) Are they both the same color by any chance :?: BMW's aim was that the 530i and Euro 528 had identical acceleration and top speed. Maybe they did, but perhaps they didn't deliver the performance in the same way :?:
Not the same color...the US car is Polaris silver and the Euro is Fjord Blau. I've got loads of pictures on the restoration. I'm hoping to get a thread going to share some of that over in the gallery when I've got some extra time.
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Re: Condenser Inlet Tube Leak

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Robert Bondi wrote: Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:51 pm
tlake wrote: Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:52 pm
It's so neat you have US/Euro 1977 examples of the same car :!: 8) Are they both the same color by any chance :?: BMW's aim was that the 530i and Euro 528 had identical acceleration and top speed. Maybe they did, but perhaps they didn't deliver the performance in the same way :?:
Not the same color...the US car is Polaris silver and the Euro is Fjord Blau. I've got loads of pictures on the restoration. I'm hoping to get a thread going to share some of that over in the gallery when I've got some extra time.
My 1976 Euro 528 is Fjord metallic blue too :!: A popular color at the time no doubt. :)
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I sent the axial/swashplate compressor out for a rebuild and refresh (Automotive Budget, Port Richie, FL) and it's back; prettied up the motor-mount brace plates (Master Coat two-part urethane) and ordered up some new hardware (Belmetric). Hopefully I'll get this mounted up in the next week or so.

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Eric, I wondered about those metal plates years ago as well. Funny thing the ones on your car almost look home made or something.
Heres the parts on realoem, I think. Parts 8 and 9

Image133D70DB-504B-412F-9D4D-F89F142E6309 by Dave Grayson, on Flickr

Heres a pic of the pieces on my car. To me it looks like I have 2 no 8s there

ImageF8EA0ED8-E7FC-4ABF-97C0-B49AA9DB150E by Dave Grayson, on Flickr

Apologies for the greasy appearance. The power steering hoses are very weepy there. I got to get on that :roll:
1977 530i another project
1979 635csi Euro "project"
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Oh, so they are on RealOEM. Yeah, on the driver side they look like that, but on the passenger side they look more like the greyed-out part 11, only not exactly. There are two of them stacked together on each side.
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Oh yeah I didn't notice that greyed out part. or the fact that you have two different styles. Anyways , keep the posts coming. Looking good
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