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3138Re: [bmw e28] heater motor

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  • Gerald Paul
    25 Nov 19:43
      I bought a Sofica heater blower motor for $144.95
      from Bavarian Autosport (www.bavauto.com). You might
      check that out.
      Jerry
      86 535i
      88 535is
      --- Barry Mercer <vmebarry@...> wrote:

      >
      > I was having a similar problem with my '86, it made
      > noise, would
      > start to die and then come back on. Sounded like
      > bad bearings, but
      > two weeks ago, it just plain died. I found a shop
      > here in Seattle,
      > Mercedes/BMW Parts Inc. That found a new motor for
      > me the next day.
      > His name is Abe, and he will ship, but does not take
      > credit cards.
      > (206-523_1804) I have also seen them a little
      > cheaper on E-bay, but
      > with out shipping, and no mention of the brand? I
      > need to install it
      > still, as I have not had time.
      >
      > The cost was $213.00 + Tax, but when it is cold, and
      > your windows all
      > fog up in the Seattle Rain, it is well worth it.
      > The local
      > Dealership said they could have one in maybe 5 to 10
      > weeks out of
      > Germany, and it would be $453.00, plus tax of
      > course. Seamed a
      > little high and they were not willing to guarantee
      > that I would have
      > it anytime this winter?
      >
      > You do need to check which motor it is though, as
      > three different
      > brands were used in these cars. Mine had the Behr,
      > but there are
      > others. Pull the panel, and look. It is located
      > behind the engine
      > on the upper side of the firewall, and runs the
      > length of the
      > firewall. It has a bunch of sheet metal screws with
      > socket style
      > heads, so take your time to get them all. The motor
      > is held in by
      > spring wire strap clips. Just flip up the buckle. I
      > then had to pt
      > it back together to go and get the motor.
      >
      >
      > A new fan will be nice!
      >
      > VMEBarry
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In bmwe28@..., "Brian M.
      > Armstrong"
      > <barmstrong@r...> wrote:
      > >
      > > went through the same issue on my 84 528e. i
      > replace the motor and
      > > got the same result. i then sprayed a little wd-40
      > and it shut up.
      > > problem fixed! Well, actually the car smelled
      > pretty bad for days
      > > but the noise quit! i think that there was
      > probably some form of
      > > lubricant in the bearings and over time it is
      > lost. the replacement
      > > of that lub should resove the noise issue.
      > > as far as the growling issue. pull the plate off
      > of the firewall
      > > and make sure the motor hasn't shifted. it is only
      > held in by a
      > > simple clip and it will rotate after time.
      > realigning it with the
      > > plastic squirrel cage covers should resolve that
      > problem.
      > > hope this helps.
      > >
      > > brian
      > >
      > > --- In bmwe28@..., Craig
      > <caddvm@y...> wrote:
      > > > I believe the bearings are bronze sintered
      > bushings. At any rate
      > I
      > > put a drop of oil around each bushing and it
      > quieted the blower in
      > > my 80 528i.
      > > >
      > > > Craig
      > > >
      > > > jeroenkrijnen <jeroenkrijnen@h...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi, both my e28's produce noise from the heater
      > motor when
      > > switched
      > > > on. In my 1984 520i (267.000km) it's a whistle
      > produced in level
      > 1
      > > > which more or less shuts up in level 2 and stops
      > completely when
      > > > switched to level 3.
      > > > In my 1986 528i (220.000km)the noise is a growly
      > rumble in all
      > > > levels, but tends to shut up when switched in
      > level 3.
      > > > I've heard this will be probably caused by a
      > worn heater motor
      > > > bearing, and that it's impossible to replace it.
      > I find that hard
      > > to
      > > > believe, so I would like to read stories that
      > prove otherwise. Is
      > > it
      > > > possible to replace that bearing, and how to do
      > it best?
      > > >
      > > > Jeroen, Netherlands
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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