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by Jcat
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 81 528i Photos Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

DANG!! i have been looking for an exact match to my 81 OE. i had no idea that this would be the replacement, even though BMW said so. I was sure it was wrong given the so many differences and not ever thinking that the nipple cap was INTENDED to be cut off for the manual applications. Thanks so very...
by Jcat
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 81 528i Photos Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

What you ask is a very good question. My NEW unit's nipple DOES exit on an angle, but from the forward chamber of the reservoir, whereas my ORIGINAL unit has a straight nipple editing out the rear chamber. Also, the nipple on the NEW unit is capped. If I cut off the cap as did you, not sure there is...
by Jcat
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 81 528i Photos Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

Well. Thanks a lot for confirming what I thought I knew all along. I've contacted BMW NA and they are going to go to ATE to crosscheck the ATE part numbers cast into the top and bottom of the rez) two separate numbers as Im sure you probably know). I just hope they can get to the bottom of this. Its...
by Jcat
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 81 528i Photos Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMjWJiHZSDc9K4hHs-d6sFNHCoHoj0_CA0WtCpnoh4IomBY9b2z-jGNZYB2QlfsqA?key=QzRmWk1DQjc0SktEZVdVcXJ6UGhRODFDa2JRRmhR Here are two images that show what I have. I hope this link works... Let me know if this is what you have. (I tried Googling for Images but none of the ...
by Jcat
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: 81 528i Photos Needed
Replies: 9
Views: 2991

81 528i Photos Needed

I am trying to replace my old brake fluid rez on my 81 528i. The part that I ordered from BMW (3432 115 1729) does not match up to the one on my car. This is the superseded number from 3432 112 0386. I would like to see images of the installed rez on any 81 528i so I can see if Im the only guy out h...
by Jcat
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Amsoil Motor Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Thats good enough for me. One clarification if you dont mind... are you saying the Amsoil Z-rod has a lot of detergent? and what weight do you run with? I think 15/50 is supposed to be the best. Thoughts?
by Jcat
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Amsoil Motor Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Amsoil Motor Oil

Looking to see if any of you have experience with this stuff. I thought I would check with you all first as I understand it is the only oil that has zinc in it. I guess Rotella took out their zinc a few years back. Any thoughts? I am currently using 15/50 Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic on my 170K mile 81 5...
by Jcat
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Front Bearing INSTALL
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Thanks so much for the guidance. I had read the FAQ but I suppose was just looking for someone to second the motion, as they say. And thanks also for guidance on the grease. I am using an NLGI Grade 2 Lithium which is good for high temp. Also, I did replace everything. It started out as a simple bre...
by Jcat
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Leather care
Replies: 18
Views: 5489

leather restore.. The only way to go

Just my opinion but using Leatherique is the ticket. But if you don't have the time to do it right, then Leatherique doesn't have the time to work. You MUST, in opinion, (and as was recommended to me by the folks at Leatherique, remove the seats and apply the product liberally before placing the sea...
by Jcat
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Leather care
Replies: 18
Views: 5489

leather restore.. The only way to go

Just my opinion but using Leatherique is the ticket. But if you don't have the time to do it right, then Leatherique doesn't have the time to work. You MUST, in opinion, (and as was recommended to me by the folks at Leatherique, remove the seats and apply the product liberally before placing the sea...
by Jcat
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Help with Front Bearing INSTALL
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

Help with Front Bearing INSTALL

I tore my bearings out of my 81 528i about 2 years ago. Now I cant seem to recall how to put it back together. Really I only have one question. When i install the inner bearing, there is a lot of space between the bearing itself and the end cap. Do I fill that all full of grease to fill the void? an...
by Jcat
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Please recommend oil choice
Replies: 15
Views: 5507

Two things. Is an 81 not modern enough for synthetic to be better? And i thought going from dino oil to synthetic and then back to dino was a very bad play as leaks would abound. No?
by Jcat
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Please recommend oil choice
Replies: 15
Views: 5507

Rotella diesel?
by Jcat
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Please recommend oil choice
Replies: 15
Views: 5507

awesome. Thanks Mike! I found several quarts of 15-50 in my garage and could not remember if that was for the Mercedes or the BMW and because the oil was older from sitting on my shelf for abt 9 yrs. I contacted mobil and they told me that the oil was no good anymore that it should not sit on my she...
by Jcat
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Please recommend oil choice
Replies: 15
Views: 5507

Thanks Greg. Still want to stay with Mobil1. Just not sure if it should be 10-30 or 15-50. If others suggest a better synthetic, I'm all ears!