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  • Thanks Ron for the advice. Whilst looking I found an easy book proof way of Identifying rotatation and no1 cylinder on the dizzy.(It is so easy it's almost idiot proof!!!)Oh how silly do I feel!) On the bottom right of the dizzy body is an arrow showing direction of rotation and on the top lip is a mark denoting no1 cylinder position for timing( bottom right,3rd castle down...
    markpaulmoore Mar 22, 2004
  • Hello, Can anyone tell me which crown is the no1 cylinder one on the distributor cap(m30 engine).The "chocolate teapot" Haynes manual does not tell you this vital piece of information nor does it tell you the rotation of the rotor arm. Whilst it easy to find the rotation of the rotor arm it is not so easy to find the no1 crown when you cannot establish TDC from the poxy...
    markpaulmoore Mar 20, 2004
  • Changing the subject slightly, has anyone had the pleasure of renewing any head to manifold exhaust gaskets? I have 1 gasket blowing by the bulkhead and have not fixed it as yet because it looks a bit involved to get things apart!!!! ----- Original Message ----- From: Michael Burns To: bmwe28@^$1 Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 6:10 PM Subject: Re: [bmw e28] Re: Autobox noise the...
    mark moore Dec 21, 2003
  • Yep,change the oil,check or change the filters and inspect any hoses and pipes for signs of leaks or perishing. By a process of elimination starting with the cheapest option 1st you can work out if the box is shot or just in need of service or tuning. hope this helps. ----- Original Message ----- From: Andrew Jones To: bmwe28@^$1 Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 5:26 PM Subject...
    mark moore Dec 21, 2003
  • Have you considered that it may be air bubbles intrained in the transmission oil.The sound is the same as a central heating pump starting up from cold,initial hissing that goes when the water heats up. ----- Original Message ----- From: Andrew Jones To: bmwe28@^$1 Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2003 4:31 PM Subject: [bmw e28] Re: Autobox noise Thanks for the replies. The buzzing...
    mark moore Dec 21, 2003
  • The batteries are attached to the pc board hidden behind the fue/temp gauges. The speedo and rev counter can be removed to gain access,then undo the three screws that hold the board down and lift up the gauges.The ribbons attached to the back can be unclipped from the board to allow you access to the soldered connections of the batteries(dont try to prise the metal tabs from the...
    mark moore Nov 1, 2003
  • It sounds like the main shaft of the gearbox has gone,best you can do is to source a 2nd hand one to replace it! Auto transmission fluid is not recommended in manual gearboxes,normally it is hypoid gear oil or whatever is specified in the owners manual. This is assuming that the car is a manual,not an auto. If it's an auto,take out another mortgage to pay for a replacement...
    mark moore Oct 30, 2003
  • Just for info. BMW designed their engines so that water and oil could never mix.Hence you don,t get the whitish grey deposit on the oil filler cap that would indicate a failure of the head gasket or other component that keeps the oil and water apart. Damn cunning these germans!!!!! ----- Original Message ----- From: Charles Young To: bmwe28@^$1 Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2003 5:01...
    mark moore Oct 19, 2003
  • Hello, I've deleted Lozzie's beemer because it got written off! Perhaps others that have photo's of old cars no longer owned could clear them and leave space for new photo's?
    markpaulmoore Sep 5, 2003
  • Hello, can you send the link again as it doesn't seem to work. ----- Original Message ----- From: Gina To: bmwe28@^$1 Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2003 10:29 AM Subject: [bmw e28] Hey I'm a newbie!!!! Hey Everyone! How are ya? I'm Gina. I'm a very proud owner of my baby, a 1984 528e. BMW's are amazing, I love the power, I love the handeling, they really are the "ultimate driving...
    mark moore Sep 2, 2003