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by gt40mk2
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: E24 DIY Rear shock replacement (WITH PICTURES!)
Replies: 10
Views: 8728

Two manuals I referenced for this said to use a jack to compress the suspension.
by gt40mk2
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Track (Tie) Rods; removal and refurb
Replies: 23
Views: 10336

On my '79 I bugrd the threads on both ends and the boot on one. Ordered new from the dealer. They still come with the castellated nuts. Can you actually replace the boot alone?
by gt40mk2
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Torque values source - and a question
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

We put them as tight as we could with a 150 lb manual torque wrench. It's still on the lift. I'm gonna dig deeper into the online manual to try and get it.
by gt40mk2
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Torque values source - and a question
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Thanks Ken. That's what I hear from FirstFives too, and that the hex bolts should be 43-48. Sound right to you?
by gt40mk2
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Torque values source - and a question
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Torque values source - and a question

The malloc.nl server that carried the online version of the DVD version of the BMW shop manuals seems to be dead. I have found another location for them here: https://www.bmwtechinfo.com/repair/main/057en/index.htm (I'm E12-based '79 so I'm using the E12 sections. Not sure about what's there for E28...
by gt40mk2
Thu May 21, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front subframe bushing replacement, e12 chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 3757

Just did this last weekend without special tools, but with two sets of hands. First side: Removal - did the first side with a 6" carriage bolt and nut, the big washers from the strut, and a few short lengths of copper pipe with an ID just right to sit over the frame and allow the bushing through. If...
by gt40mk2
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Screwed From The Beginning (Euro e24 FI Build!)
Replies: 53
Views: 35225

Hey I just hit on your amazing thread while trolling for differential mount info. Your Euro '83 - is it E12 base? Mine is (a '79). Your diff mount looks like the E12 type. I've read all about them breaking and mine doesn't seem like it has. However I'm doing all my bushings and I was just wondering ...
by gt40mk2
Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front inside tire wear - toe?
Replies: 18
Views: 5683

Thank you!
by gt40mk2
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front inside tire wear - toe?
Replies: 18
Views: 5683

Yes - both sides. Almost identical wear on the tire and well on each side, as the pix show.
by gt40mk2
Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front inside tire wear - toe?
Replies: 18
Views: 5683

I think it may have happened. I just wasn't able to check right away - I was at work and my garage is not close to home. I do not know, but I suspect, that my rims are staggered. (My stupid ignorance that I don't know.) I was asking - if they are, and they were mounted front to back, could this caus...
by gt40mk2
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front inside tire wear - toe?
Replies: 18
Views: 5683

Thanks Moe. I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest just how stupid a thing may be causing this. Say *someone* had real Alpina 16s but didn't even know if they're staggered, and if they *were* staggered, and anyone who had put them on the car and didn't know - let's just say - If the wider ones we...
by gt40mk2
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front inside tire wear - toe?
Replies: 18
Views: 5683

Thanks all - much to absorb here about suspension. However, closer inspection has revealed that in fact it's the tires rubbing on the wheel well, presumably when they're turned in. See the attached photos - shows wear on each front tire and corresponding wear on the wheel well. This is mystifying. I...
by gt40mk2
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front inside tire wear - toe?
Replies: 18
Views: 5683

Thanks Greg. I've owned the car for 4 years and haven't replaced any bushings. Are you saying that if there is no play, then bushings should/could be good?
by gt40mk2
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Front inside tire wear - toe?
Replies: 18
Views: 5683

Front inside tire wear - toe?

'79 Euro 635 - suspension is stock, not lowered. I just got back from my mechanic who pointed out the extreme (!) wear on the inside of my fronts. Tires are Yokahama's on Alpina 16's, 3.5 years old, less than 30k km / 18k miles. He suspects camber wear. On researching a bit it looks at least as like...
by gt40mk2
Wed May 29, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: Parting out 1977 630CSI
Replies: 21
Views: 6295

Underdash insulation

Do you have the foam sound insulation piece that goes between the pedals and the steering column? (Crappy blown up realoem diagram attached.)
by gt40mk2
Wed May 08, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Timing Chain (Again)
Replies: 9
Views: 3165

Re: Timing chain thread re-visit

Pod wrote:These issues are only with the S38/M88 engines. The "ordinary" engines will just about go on for ever without changing the chain.
OKAY.

You know I think I'll - uh - accept that answer.

Thanks. Bye!!
by gt40mk2
Wed May 08, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: Timing Chain (Again)
Replies: 9
Views: 3165

Timing chain thread re-visit

1000 is for parts. It isn't miles that kill the plastic guide as much as time. The guide gets brittle and breaks and kills the valve train, FWIW, I've probably done more of these in the past 5 years than anyone in the country. Currently am doing an m635 chain conversion and am just finishing an e34...