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  • Arny, I'm assuming your talking about the auxilliary air valve that has a bimetallic strip that is heated by the engine and a simple hot and ground circuit with a plug like a fuel injector. Try putting it in the freezer (plastic bag) give it some time and look through it and see how big and what shape it looks like. Toss it in some hot water and look again. It should change. Big...
    chris insalaco Sep 7, 2005
  • Is your ignition switch okay? The get sloppy and contact can be broken by a bump or big cornering loads. Let it idle in the driveway and tap/hit the steering column with your hand. Try all directions, steering wheel to. I have removed the lower column cover and grabbed the wires at the switch, pushing and pulling gently. Gently, you're just looking for movement. An old switch like...
    chris insalaco Aug 26, 2005
  • dave ruiz wrote: When I die, I want to die like my grandfather-- who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car." --Author Unknown Dave, I used to do tht joke in my standup act. It was for my grandfather who, still alive at the time, always had passengers wanting to scream if they didn't. He was habitually +20MPH on the posted limit in his 84...
    chris insalaco Aug 26, 2005
  • Ron, Bavarian autosport carries the plastic gears. I have an 83 528e that is running an 81 733 speedometer while the original sits and waits for repair. Whoever fixes first reports first. Also my "inspection" light is always on, any ideas? Thanks, Chris Ron Kall wrote: I just had the same problem on my 1986 528e. Check the past posts. There is a gear that breaks. I suppose that it...
    chris insalaco Jul 26, 2005
  • Dana, The only rotor adaptor I can think they would mean is the piece the rotor bolts to on the front of the camshaft. It can be removed from the camshaft by taking off the bolt in the center (after the rotor is off) This bolt is secured at about 75 ft/lbs, but don't quote me. On my friends 87 528e it was an E12 bolt head, which is like a torx but a socket or "female" tool. My 83...
    chris insalaco Jun 29, 2005
  • Hasn't Bavarian Autosport started selling these gears new?Might be worth a look. good luck, chris 1983 528e Ron Kall wrote: Guys, any clue on this? my 1986 528e odometer just died at 268,926 while in Fort Bragg over the weekend? What's the fix? Do these things just break? I really wanted to hit 300k on this baby. thanks, Ron Kall Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 1986 528e 1985 535i...
    chris insalaco May 31, 2005
  • Scott, You say your car is overheating but what are the symptoms? Is it just hot on the gauge or is the coolant disappearing? On the coolant tank make sure the screw on cap has its seal and the pressure valve in it is working. If you get some 5/16" or 8mm fuel line, two 5/16" by 1/4"npt hose barbs, 1/4"npt T-fitting and a Schrader tire valve with 1/4" npt to fit in line betwen the...
    chris insalaco May 2, 2005
  • Norman, To find your accessory noise buy a wood dowel 1/2" to 3/4" in diameter and about 2 feet long. One end is placed carefully on the alternator, water pump or power steering pump. The other end goes in (careful user beware!) your ear, on your cheek bone in front of your ear or the knb of bone just behind the ear. You'll hear the vibration any way you choose. Or you can skip the...
    chris insalaco Nov 7, 2004
  • --- In bmwe28@^$1, "budr" wrote: > I own an 86 535i that is kinda rusty but mechanically good. I found an > 86 528e with a perfect body, but the engine needs help. Without the work of > a full engine swap( meaning making brackets, etc) can I install the 535 > engine where the 528 engine is now? Are the motor mounts the same etc??? > What other differences are there in these cars...
    herrsinalco Oct 21, 2004