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  • Heh heh. Well funny you say that, because as far as I can tell, the front plastic grill is original and has a very very faded m-badge on the grill. I'd had no intention of swapping it over from parts car to my car. So I guess I should ask, is there a difference between an m535i and a 535i? -Scott Gamble --- In bmwe28@^$1, david patterson wrote: > Essentially it will be an...
    Scott Gamble May 29, 2005
  • Silly question about badging. My little 528e will be undergoing a great many changes in the upcoming months. So many changes that the only thing 528e-like about her will be the trunk badge, the VIN, and the core electrical. Now some of you say that if you pay enough money, you can badge however you like. Personally I think intentionally misbadging is a moronic practice, however...
    Scott Gamble May 28, 2005
  • Unnh - that would be consistent with what he told me alright... Strange. Had no idea. --- In bmwe28@^$1, "Chris Trevelyan" wrote: > With my Canadian 86 535i - almost all of the not too serious rust is located where undercoat/weatherproofing had been torn away or damaged (ie rusting from outside in, not inside out) - the one exception is my front PS fender - which was a replacement...
    Scott Gamble May 26, 2005
  • Slightly off topic, I used to know a Vernon Trevelyan in Seattle... --- In bmwe28@^$1, "Chris Trevelyan" wrote: > With my Canadian 86 535i - almost all of the not too serious rust is located where undercoat/weatherproofing had been torn away or damaged (ie rusting from outside in, not inside out) - the one exception is my front PS fender - which was a replacement some time well...
    Scott Gamble May 26, 2005
  • Hey all This weekend looks like my mechanic and I are going to gut my 535i parts car for components for my pathetic 528e. Out of it I'l be able to recover many MANY things including seats, motor, tranny, limited slip, doors and glass, computers, etc etc etc... Now I also wanted to grab the front and rear fenders/quarterpanels but my mechanic has told me that due to the way these...
    Scott Gamble May 26, 2005
  • nevermind - i figured it out --- In bmwe28@^$1, "Scott Gamble" wrote: > This is not merely the mast but the entire motor that I'm replacing. > Does it require a special tool to remove the entire motor assembly > from its mount against the exterior frame? I see a nut with two slots > on the *inside* of the external antenna mount ring which would suggest > just that. > > Thanks...
    Scott Gamble May 22, 2005
  • This is not merely the mast but the entire motor that I'm replacing. Does it require a special tool to remove the entire motor assembly from its mount against the exterior frame? I see a nut with two slots on the *inside* of the external antenna mount ring which would suggest just that. Thanks Scott Gamble 1983 528e
    Scott Gamble May 22, 2005
  • Excellent guys. And thanks for the warm welcome to the listserv. --- In bmwe28@^$1, david patterson wrote: > Scott, > > Here is a $0.00 upgrade for your 528e. On your airflow meter there is a black cover ! Remove > the cover carefully and you will see a spring,screw and a lock plate.If you release the tension > on the flap,you will get more airflow and a little bit more power.To do...
    Scott Gamble May 21, 2005
  • Actually from the very beginning the gameplans been to start with the suspension and brakes before ever touching powerplant stuff. And the thing is my suspension is in great shape - its just older. Can't tell you how often I've seen people amp up the powerplant and then cut corners on things like suspension and brakes. Just dumb if you ask me. I've got pics of that parts car...
    Scott Gamble May 19, 2005
  • Thank you for your detailed response Bob Thats excellent news. Guess I'll have to find a mechanic whos less interested in acquiring this motor from me than they are in installing it. My next question was going to be how to find out for certain which motor I've got but I just did and you are correct. It would appear this is an American 535i. Which is still nothing to balk at IMO...
    Scott Gamble May 19, 2005