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by 528i-1981
Mon May 10, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reinstalling the cat
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Reinstalling the cat

Thanks Mike. I followed tlake's lead which took me to an outfit in the UK (Jetex) that sold the Swedish Redback Classic. At only 10" long (excluding the flanges) it shouldn't be too big of a problem to wedge in. Seems, using the eyeball test, to have good flow-through and is nice and wide. If you fl...
by 528i-1981
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: brushable body color paint
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: brushable body color paint

This may be a bone-headed suggestion, but could you allow some of the volatile solvents in the spray-on formulation to evaporate before brushing on? Maybe do a test by allowing a sample of spray-on paint to achieve a good brush-on consistency before application.
by 528i-1981
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Suspension Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: Suspension Upgrade

gmonsen wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:03 pm Couldn't find much here on what sway bars people like, but, since I am getting the sway bars from Ireland, they should work well.
I installed ST 52015 on mine (28mm front/22mm rear), which I think is the set IE sells. I think you'll be very pleased if you're still running the stock sway bars.
by 528i-1981
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reinstalling the cat
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Reinstalling the cat

Gents, my E12 is currently in TN, which requires emission testing on post 1974 cars. It's for all practical purposes an integrity check, which requires a cat on cars originally equipped with one. The PO of my E12 deleted the cat, which is characterized as "tampering" under TN regs. So, I'm going to ...
by 528i-1981
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: brushable body color paint
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: brushable body color paint

Mike W. wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:18 pm Here in Calif an end user can't buy auto paint in most of the state
Wow.
by 528i-1981
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Suspension Upgrade
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: Suspension Upgrade

There was a thread in March started by EE-onetwo where I think he used the same combination you're thinking about here. Patinabeforepolish talked to Bilstein directly, who told him B6s were ok to use on lowering springs. I don't know if that application involved 40mm lowering.
by 528i-1981
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: BMW Service Items - Series 1 Euro e12
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: BMW Service Items - Series 1 Euro e12

Even they spell "Giubo" wrong.

Glycerin on the door seals every 8K. I think my E12 is about 170K overdue for that one.
by 528i-1981
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: windscreen install - FAQ needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1540

Re: windscreen install - FAQ needed

Mike W. wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:48 pm For installing the lockstrip I use cream waterless hand cleaner. Slick as snot but water soluble so it just hoses off.
Genius.
by 528i-1981
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: e34 power seats do fit
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: e34 power seats do fit

Bravo, Lock. They look great, too.
by 528i-1981
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project
Replies: 92
Views: 23650

Re: 1976 BMW 530i "Eleanor" rebuild project

Hey Keehn, I just realized you have M10 intake runners. Going back to your January 2020 photos, it looks like the previous owner swapped them in. That could be why your Jules Verne bracket didn't fit exactly?
by 528i-1981
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Removing and remounting the "528i" metal letters on the trunk
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Removing and remounting the "528i" metal letters on the trunk

For the 1981 that's how it is. Realoem lists the "i" as "adhered".

Here's a view of the back of the "528" that's the same as on my '81, showing the pins.
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by 528i-1981
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Interior e28 twin light upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Interior e28 twin light upgrade

Looks fantastic - also this is the first glimpse I've had of your Saab sun/moonroof retrofit on the inside. That looks legit as well.
by 528i-1981
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Hood light install
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Hood light install

Always wondered about that spare wire by the carbon canister. Nice clean work as always, Lock. The only downside is having the light on all the time when the hood is up. A simple timer inline would solve that if it became an issue.
by 528i-1981
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Headlight R + R
Replies: 23
Views: 3536

Re: Headlight R + R

Inspired by this thread, and while cleaning out my parts stash, I came upon the original fog light lenses. I replaced them shortly after buying the car with URO lenses, which were cheap and clear, as one of the Bosch lenses was badly hazed. https://i.ibb.co/s5jkJQB/Before.jpg The one on the left had...
by 528i-1981
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: M90 Part throttle hesitation
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: M90 Part throttle hesitation

Lock was having power loss symptoms with his L-jet under various load conditions. His solution was replacing it with Motronic! Hopefully someone else can come up with something to help you. The only other thing I can think of would be the AFM vane, but you've replaced the AFM (and assume from your t...