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  • This may sound stupid. The first thing come to mind the automatic trans has a separate computer that is still hooked up?? Unless one of the two sensors are bad. Swapping out these may also rule out things. --- On Mon, 8/16/10, elswwjd316 wrote: From: elswwjd316 Subject: [bmw e28] 83 528E To: bmwe28@^$1 Date: Monday, August 16, 2010, 1:36 PM Have completed converting the car from...
    Gil Thereault Aug 16, 2010
  • Hello Bernie Pull the cover off and inspect the belt. I do this with my 94 Honda every couple of years and it still looks good with the original belt at 115K check for cracking or serious deterioration, the teeth. I had a Toyota Celica Belt fail at 55k, with half the teeth missing on the belt when it failed. When I told the garage I was able to nurse the care home from Mid-Vermont...
    Gil Thereault Apr 15, 2009
  • Hello Richard, From the idling issue to the brakes. Before you answer me, go out to the car and start it up. Take note, when you depress the brake pedal does the brake light go on briefly then goes out? If so the brake bomb is due to be replaced. The car will stop as it should but the brake pedal with feel funny. The purpose for this brake accumulator is when the engine...
    Gil Thereault Jul 17, 2008
  • Hello, Start to check or replace the vacuum hoses. I had found a few cracked or broken and replaced with new ones. A common culprit is the bellows tube that connects the air filter to the intake. This a common problem with cracking that allows air to enter the system. This will cause the problem you have described. A new one is less than $30.00 US or repair with a silicone goop as...
    Gil Thereault Jul 17, 2008
  • Hello, Had you replaced the filter first there would have been no need to rebuild the pump. I did the same thing rebuilding the pump. The filter is at the very bottom of the PS reservoir. That filter is less then $20.00 US. Gil 86 535i 195k --- On Mon, 7/7/08, Daniel Doss wrote: From: Daniel Doss Subject: Re: [bmw e28] Re: My new 533i To: bmwe28@^$1 Date: Monday, July 7, 2008, 11...
    Gil Thereault Jul 7, 2008
  • Look at the simple things like swapping out the relay. Don't discount the fuses, sometimes the fuse may look good but there is not enough tension securing the fuse. Just touching the ceramic fuse in its holder may be enough. Gil 86 535i 193k doug dykaar wrote: Check the diagram at realoem.com. My 85 had a pre-pump inside the tank. When I replaced the gas tank with a used one, the...
    Gil Thereault Jul 2, 2007
  • Hello All, From my past experience, the high hard brake pedal issue is the brake accumulator. I have replaced mine twice in the past six years. You may have an issue with the regulator ?? from the noise you have described or it could have been due to the high temperature of the brake fluid in the regulator from the overheating of the rotor and caliper. I too have replaced the...
    Gil Thereault Nov 21, 2006
  • I agree with Steve. I had the same problem with the right front caliper locking up. I thought it was the heat. I replaced the master cylinder. Problem was solved back in 2001. Gil 86 535i 192k John Forbey wrote: Is this car's system with a accumulator ball under the brake master? jforbey@^$1 --- Steve Haygood wrote: > We have seen the brake master cause this as well > Steve...
    Gil Thereault Nov 21, 2006
  • There is a donut shaped filter at the very bottom of the PS reservoir. Remove fluid, Remove e-clips inside to access the filter. It will take your you less than 1 hours. Part less $20.00 US. 86 535i 191k Gil jforbey wrote: At first there was just a click that was timed with the engine rpm at idle. This progressed to a power steering pump-like noise that made a grinding style noise...
    Gil Thereault Oct 15, 2006
  • In regards to the brake light located on the upper console by the sunroof switch, mine stays on all of 99.9% of the time even after pressing the button. That is possibly a electrical glitch that I have heard many others experiencing the same. Additional, If your brake pedal feels a little funny and the red brake light (on the odometer console) briefly goes on a brief moment then...
    Gil Thereault Aug 19, 2006