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  • ...from a 524td, matching keyed locks and ignition switch. Some lights and good tidbits I would like to see get used. Email me at calmloki@^$1
    tom Aug 23, 2010
  • Yep - my 533i had the same oil leak at the cover plate - I think i remember it having a so-called duck gasket (because of it's shape). Also has a single bolt that goes through an oil area and takes a special sealing bolt. Real fun to R&R, hard to see. Tom --- In bmwe28@^$1, john holst wrote: > > hi when checking for oil leaks around the head, there is a cover plate on the rear of...
    calmloki Oct 14, 2006
  • --- In bmwe28@^$1, harvey kay wrote: > > It's the viscous coupler, i reckon. Not too expensive > to replace and fairly easy if you want to do it > yourself. I had same symptoms myself. Good luck I concur. Also known as the fan clutch - in my experience it fails by NOT engaging when hot. Common common failure resulting in overheating at slow speeds. May also be a combination problem...
    calmloki Jun 19, 2006
  • --- In bmwe28@^$1, "atocha_image" wrote: > > Hello from antonio in the us, > > I own a 1983 533i, and 2 1984 528e's . > > The question is: does anyone know what is the same on these models as far as > suspension, rear end, drive shaft ?? > > where can I find out ??? > > regards antonio > Antonio - i also have a '83 533i. Mid year the driveshaft changed - early was like automatic...
    calmloki May 25, 2006
  • Larry is right on the money with how to fix this. If you don't want to buy his lock the dealer sells a repair kit that you swap your keying wafers into. Back when I did mine a few years ago the cost was about $50 I think. Tom
    calmloki Feb 6, 2006
  • Another thought: a plugged catalytic converter will restrict higher rpms or ability under load. May be accompanied by a different exhaust note or whistle. Tom Walrod --- In bmwe28@^$1, "atmimp" wrote: > Just read all these posts about some BMWs not revving as high as thay > should, nourmaly its down to the cap/rotor/leads, but this is not > always the case. > sometimes, if its got...
    calmloki Dec 7, 2005
  • Have you lowered the rear of the transmission and are you using several long wobbly extensions? I agree. A bear. Tom --- In bmwe28@^$1, rufus d'bauchee wrote: > I'm in the middle of replaceing the clutch on a 1984 528e. > it just plain sucks. > the top bolts (E16 reverse torx) are IMPOSSIBLE. > One of the 2 bolts THRU bolting the starter to the engine and tranny required me to buy...
    calmloki Jul 23, 2005
  • The low speed resistor on the 318i was dead and after looking at options ($20-$30+) I called the local electronics store. They sold me a .62 ohm 25 watt ceramic resistor. It is very close to the same size as the original Bosch. Two cable ties attached it to the dead resistor and the new leads are just barely long enough to be trapped under the contact screws on the old resistor...
    calmloki Jul 23, 2005
  • Dana, 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...
    calmloki Jun 29, 2005
  • I think the radio problem is one of inadequate electrons - if my old ceramic fuses aren't j u s t right when I hit the brakes the radio will cut out. Note your Brake Light Check light coming on with the radio failure. I think I would be looking hard at the fuse box. Speedometer failure feels unrelated, but look for bits of errant metal screwing things up in the fuse box. and bad...
    T WALROD May 12, 2004