4156Re: [bmw e28] front end failure mystery
- Feb 9, 2006I could see where new struts would be in order.
It's a shame to go through all that pain and
put the old ones back. The labor to do it is a
real pain, plus if they are old, then the tops
get rusted to the place they sit. I replaced the
springs and struts on the front in my 86 528 e
about 3 years ago, mileage at 240k. Well worth it,
I thought at the time. Ride improved big time.
--- Guy DiCesare <guydicesare2000@...> wrote:
> Hi everyone. I'd like to run a scenario by you and getRon Kall
> your input as to the probable cause. I had a bad
> thrust arm bushing (really loose). I was told by a
> mechanic that I could drive with it until he could fix
> it in a few weeks. Several days later(at very low
> speed) There was a TREMENDOUS front end noise. Upon
> inspecting the car, I noticed that I could SINK the
> drivers side bumper (could actually HEAR the shock
> deflate) while pushing down. I did this 3 times (I
> pulled it back up, pushed back down) and after 3
> tries, I got the feeling of the spring seating itself
> again (I.E it felt normal when pushing on the bumper.
> The mechanic would not tell me what happened. He
> replaced the thrust arm on BOTH sides and put in new
> Bilsteins because (and I quote) "when you remove the
> factory installed struts you have to destroy them to
> get them off". I smell a rat, but I'd like to know
> what your thoughts are. I think that the thrust arm
> snapped and knocked the spring off. I also think it's
> possible to remove factory installed struts without
> destroying them. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
> Thanks. Guy
> --- Gunnar Reynisson <gunnar@...> wrote:
> > --- In bmwe28@..., "Arny K."
> > <arny@p...> wrote:
> > >
> > > Gunnar Reynisson wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have a early M30B35 and a late M30B35 engines
> > > >
> > > > I know a 2.8 has a 272deg cam, so I guess thats
> > cheap and good, but
> > > > does it work on both engines?
> > >
> > > If you mean the M30B28 engine for camshaft, I
> > don't think it's possible.
> > > Since 3.5 (late at least) was always Motronic and
> > 2.8 was always
> > > L(E)-Jetronic, their camshafts cannot be
> > interchanged beacuse of
> > > different styles of distributors. However, if you
> > mean the M20B27 2.7
> > > engine (but that's M20 engine, eh...), or your
> > early 3.5 by some chance
> > > uses L-Jetronic (can't remember if 3.5 ever used
> > L-Jet), then it could
> > > be possible.
> > >
> > > Hope this helps,
> > > Arny
> > >
> > I was under the impression that 2.8ï¿½s had Motronic
> > 1.0 like the
> > earlier (e23 and E24) M30ï¿½s,
> > But I donï¿½t care, I need a Motronic 1.3 harness
> > some parts to
> > convert the engine to M1.3 and run a M10 trans,
> > stronger clutch and pressure plate is needed.
> > This is destined into my E30.
> > Thanks.
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