3712Re: [bmw e28] Distributor Rotor converter
- Jun 29, 2005Dana,
Truly, not to be mean or rude, but:
Trust your allies. You have a private mechanic who is doing what he
believes to be best for you and your car. If you know better than
him you should fix your own car. Oh, that's right, you did try to
do so and then had to go to him to fix your problems. Maybe after
he does this repair you should shop for a mechanic who is more eager
to take your money or let your current mechanic know that you are
hot to do repairs that exceed his notion of what is cost effective.
Tom, an ex-private shop owner who tried not to waste peoples money
on non cost effective repairs of old cars that were not worth the
--- In bmwe28@..., "agentmidnight"
> Hello,(same engine
> Recently I was doing a tune up on one of my BMWS a 1984 325e
> by the way as my 528e ;-) )rotor of
> All was going perfectly smooth until three little hex bolts on the
> the distributor were extremely over tightened. I was able to gettwo off
> after over an hour with someone else's help uses special tools.However
> after I got the old rotor off we notice one bolt was shorter thenthe other
> :-( , it turns out the bolt I thought I got off actually broke offhalf way
> inside threading leaving nothing to grab to remove it.tools Etc.
> Any ideas how to prevent this from happening again, any special
> What does every one use to remove these bolts normally Etc.?(Ialso have a
> Robert Bentley repair manual for each car and it just says "remove the
> rotor " )old bolt
> So I was told I could remove the radiator, fan Etc. and drill the
> out Etc. but I do not have a proper setup for such a project so Ihad to tow
> it to the mechanic :-( .special
> Its been there several days and he is saying he had to order some
> part called a " rotor adapter " I personally have never hears ofsuch a
> thing. I checked with a huge BMW only parts companywww.bavauto.com and
> they never heard of that part he they sell every thing BMW.guess.
> Well I found out what it is BUT how it works exactly is only a
> Does any one know what or how this adapter work, how it makes therotor work
> when a bolt is broke in the threading?rude, as if I
> I tried talking to the mechanic but he got very defensive and
> hurt the car and was "mean to it". He tried to say it was notfrom the
> prior person over tightening it but because of something I did andblames it
> all on me. Hes like all mad and complaining that its my fault andnow he
> has to do what it takes to fix it. I was ready to tell him offbut kept my
> cool as I need the car back in one piece(grin).car needs.
> The guy is always trying to save us money by not doing stuff the
> Last month we said the car is hard to start should you do a tuneup, how was
> it for you running? "oh it was fine for me, don't worry about it".fixing what's
> His thought is nice but some times he needs to just focus on
> broken and let me pay him so he can make money for his family.What a new
> concept(GRIN) just joking.
> Thanks for hearing me out,
> P.s. This guy is a dedicated private BMW/MINI repair shop.
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