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  • Steve, I didn't mean to suggest that the electric setup wouldn't work. Quite the contrary, I believe it would work well. Non-A/C euro cars were sold by the thousands with only the electric fans. The problem with the use of the electric fans in that era cars was that a loss of the fan wasn't immediately detectable by the driver, nor the ECU. The ECU would happily continue to feed...
    Ed MacVaugh Aug 17, 2007
  • You seem to have your mind made up and nobody is going to change it. If your logic worked, then BMW would certainly be using all electric fans in the current models. They are not. They are using electric water pumps . . . but not all electric fans. The main reason most manufacturers have gone to electric fans is that the viscous clutch is expensive and heavy, but mostly because the...
    Ed MacVaugh Aug 16, 2007
  • Otto, I don't see why the "solution" of a different temperature thermostat keeps showing up as an alternative. All that thermostat does is determine at what coolant temperature water begins flowing through the radiator. On hot days, any working thermostat will open shortly after start-up and remain open until long after shutdown, without regard to its rating. Find another place to...
    Ed MacVaugh Jun 19, 2006
  • Which side of the world might that be? Ed carlosmciver wrote: > anyone have business contacts of where i can order the european type > bumpers for a e28. also any m5 rims for sell? i want my 1984 533i to > be the best on this side of the world, thanks for your help!!!
    Ed MacVaugh Mar 9, 2006
  • no. ldsports808 wrote: >Hello all! > >I recentley put 89 octane(US) in my 528e when I normally use 87 octane >(US). I noticed that my idle dropped from around 900 rpm to around >650. It kind of feels like it wants to shut off. It is a kind of >sputter. > >Since I filled the car up with 89 I am just waiting to refill it with >87 to see if it makes a difference. But does anyone have...
    Ed MacVaugh Jan 29, 2006
  • Anywhere in the world but the US would not have an E28 528e. By 1988, all other markets had gone to the more aerodynamic E34 body style. Give us the last seven characters of your VIN and we can point you at the parts. Ed jimcurrie2004 wrote: >Hi everyone,ive just joined your club. I have had a 525e(1988) for >about six years now. It's been garaged now for about three years. It >was...
    Ed MacVaugh Jan 8, 2006
  • Here is a little on the procedure: these sites are also great additional resources. . . . Ed Guy DiCesare wrote: > re: heater valve with torn diaphragm: A repair kit is >available on Ebay-it appears to contain a solenoid and >a very tiny rubber gasket. Is the diaphragm an >integral part of the solenoid? Thanks again for >everything, Guy >
    Ed MacVaugh Dec 17, 2005
  • ...felt the heat fade away. this discounts the > > possibility of an improperly closing air vent. > > Thanks > > much. Guy > > --- Ed MacVaugh wrote: > > > > > Coolant flow through the motor is a product of the > > > water pump speed on > > > BMW engines. Nothing else changes...
    Ed MacVaugh Dec 17, 2005
  • ...valve had failed. More heat is transferred from slow moving coolant than fast moving coolant. Ed Blake Nancarrow wrote: >Quoting Ed MacVaugh : > > > I don't agree. > > > > The hot at idle and none while underway are classic symptoms of the > > heater valve on the firewall...
    Ed MacVaugh Dec 12, 2005
  • I don't agree. The hot at idle and none while underway are classic symptoms of the heater valve on the firewall having a split in its diaphragm. Ed Blake Nancarrow wrote: >On Sun, 11 Dec 2005 19:35:49 -0800 (PST) >Guy DiCesare wrote: > > > My 88 535is has HOT heat while sitting still > > which cools within seconds when I start driving. The > > blower motor has made intermittent...
    Ed MacVaugh Dec 11, 2005