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  • Although I didnt have this problem (yet anyways), its a brilliantly simple thing and easy to miss. I thought it a great thing to know about ahead of time. purplehead2002 wrote:Hi, Right now that I have the time I would like to extend out there the electrical problem that I had the other day on my 83- 528e. I had replaced the alternator as it had gone bad. The new unit was different...
    rufus d'bauchee Aug 25, 2005
  • I lowered the back of the assembly to get at the side and upper side ones, lots of extentions held together with electrical tape. I jacked it back up high to get at the top starter bolt & nut combo, and this last rev. torx. calmloki wrote: Have you lowered the rear of the transmission and are you using several long wobbly extensions? I agree. A bear. Tom...
    rufus d'bauchee Jul 24, 2005
  • I'm in the middle of replaceing the clutch on a 1984 528e. it just plain sucks. the top bolts (E16 reverse torx) are IMPOSSIBLE. One of the 2 bolts THRU bolting the starter to the engine and tranny required me to buy a 17mm flare nut wrench and grind it down to fit on the damn thing. I will make a full post when I'm done and give out any insght I picked up (and there is ALOT). I'm...
    rufus d'bauchee Jul 23, 2005
  • I had a problem with the mass air flow (MAF) sensor plug not being completely seated (pluged into) the air box, this made me have to rev it up way high to take off, I unpluggd it completely, and reattached it firmly and it went away. another time I found 1 of 2 other connectors in the engine compartment loose, causing the same problem, on the passanger side near the firewall, up...
    rufus d'bauchee May 11, 2005
  • Its prob. not brake springs. in Hydraulic fluid (under air pressure) pumped by your foot (via the brake pedal) suspends both 1: The brake pedal off the firewall when not in use 2: The brake pads/shoes off the brake mechinisims themselves do you get any pedal when the car is off (will it build pressure with the engine not running) Loss of pressure in the master cyl. perhaps? Like a...
    rufus d'bauchee Jan 24, 2005