Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
Advanced Search
Author
Subject
Message
Special notice only

Advanced Search
  • 528e fans... The old girl is dying. I can't seem to repair her fast enough... Just put new tires on the beast but sprung a leak. Battled with rusty and thinwalled fuel lines last weekend and got her running again. For now. Ready to swap in the new front left wheel hub. I'll install the new lower control arm at the same time. Then new tie rods. Assuming nothing else breaks this week...
    Blake Nancarrow Mar 12, 2007
  • Quoting doug dykaar : > when my 85 535 had a REALLY dead battery, it didn't have enough voltage for > the engine computer to operate - no start. I couldnlt bump start either. The > headlights are a big load on the battery, and if the alternator isn't > charging, or has a loose connection, you might get the symptoms you decribe. > > charge the battery, check the alternator (and...
    Blake Nancarrow Feb 10, 2007
  • --- In bmwe28@^$1, "bnancarrow" wrote: > First thing I'm going to check is for good ground from battery > negative terminal into the chassis. Update on dead car. Went out this morning at around 7:30am. Unlocked driver door with key. Heard the solenoids in the other doors weakly move. Hmmm. Power to the rest of the car. Key in ignition. Turned to the ON position. Everything lit up...
    bnancarrow Feb 9, 2007
  • Started to leave a friend's house at 11:30pm. I had backed into the driveway. Car started fine despite cold. Touched the wiper lever to clear the windshield. Started ahead. At the PRECISE moment I was going over the curbing between the driveway and road, I quickly flicked on the lights. Car completely died! No electrics. No lights. No dash indicators. Nothing. Tachometer needle...
    bnancarrow Feb 8, 2007
  • --- In bmwe28@^$1, "pld1952" wrote: > Theres your problem - get standard Bosch plugs for the car - they > don't like the platinums I had heard from a friend / BMW mechanic that I should only use copper plugs in my motor. He explained that copper spark plugs run hotter and are better for older motors with old piston rings... 561 000 kilometres and still going! cheers, Blake
    bnancarrow Feb 7, 2007
  • Quoting bmwe28@^$1: > 1. Instrument pack batteries? > From: Phil Howard > 1. Instrument pack batteries? > Posted by: "Phil Howard" ss1turbo@^$2 b23kab > Date: Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:35 pm > > Before I jump at something else, could it be the instrument pack batteries? > Will they eventually recharge and everything else sort itself out? As far as I know, the instrument cluster batteries...
    Blake Nancarrow Jan 23, 2007
  • Quoting Angel Rodriguez : > Now I have a problem, how do I remove the broken piece now? The car > can now be opened by almost any flathead screwdriver and almost any key!!! Where do you live? ;-) cheers, Blake 1984 528e Allegria 1984 528e Mr. Brown 1988 M3 Flo Jo (sent via Computer Ease webmail while at Nexient Richmond Hill)
    Blake Nancarrow Sep 21, 2006
  • On Wednesday 30 August 2006 4:02 PM, mike wrote: > hi cheers for the info,my mate was on about putting a start and stop button > in the car,but didnt know how. any ideas on how to do it ? With the Bentley manual, I was able to determine the wires from the steering wheel column harness for the starting circuit to cut into. I picked up the wiring near the connector above the pedals...
    Blake Nancarrow Aug 30, 2006
  • On Tuesday 29 August 2006 5:29 PM, madm1ckey83 wrote: > Hi i have a 1984 e28 520 i and its been fine up till yesterday when it > wouldnt start, it dosnt tick over any more all the lights come on when > u turn the key but its dosnt tick,any ideas?? Shortly after I got the 528e, the starter motor died. Replaced that. Had the shop, at the time, do it. (I recently replaced a dead...
    Blake Nancarrow Aug 29, 2006
  • On Tuesday 18 July 2006 1:12 PM, rabalagot wrote: > is it possible to get my ac charged up. I've been living without AC > for 7 years and because there is an unknown leak according to my long > time mechanic. AC leaks _can_ be very costly to track down. A reliable, trustworthy, honest mechanic might be at it all day testing. A number of parts might need to be replaced, including...
    Blake Nancarrow Jul 18, 2006