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Ordnator last won the day on December 27 2016

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About Ordnator

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  • Birthday 02/23/1960

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Interests
    E28s, E28s & E28s
  • Occupation
    Ship Building


  • Garage
    525e, 525e & 525e

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  1. Ordnator

    Hello newbie here saying hello to all

    Hi Robert, Welcome to a great forum. A Haynes and / or Bentley manual for a start. The Cam belt should be changed every 40 thousand miles or 4 years whichever comes first, so if there is no evidence of it having been changed within these limits then this is a must. If the belt snaps then the pistons will most likely meet the valves coming in the opposite direction. While you are there it makes sense to change out the water pump as well. Our US cousins on myE28.com refer to a process called "base lining" which involves a complete maintenance makeover replacing all springs, shocks, ball joints, bushings, brake discs, brake pads, rubber brake lines, fuel hoses, coolant hoses, distributor cap, rotor, spark plug leads, all fluids, filters and belts etc. This makes more sense and provides a degree of reliability after re-commissioning is complete. Much better than chasing down defective parts which will ruin the driving experience. A tight E28 is a nice place to be. Show us some more pictures as and when you make some progress. It looks like you have a potentially good, rust free low mileage car that will be well worth saving and enjoying. Regards, Mick
  2. Ordnator

    Safari park in Holland VS French people

    Natural selection?
  3. Ordnator

    Hunting at low revs when warm

    Is the throttle position switch correctly set up? They can sometimes fill with oil (if they sit underneath the throttle body) which can short out and give false feedback to the engine management unit. The idle control valve can also stick and produce uneven idle. This can usually be resolved by cleaning the ICV out with carburetor cleaner. Regards, Mick
  4. Ordnator

    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Did it meet the speed and or the reference sensor coming in the opposite direction? Has a nut or bolt worked loose and obstructed the path of the trigger pin? Might be worth a rummage around or pop an endoscope in and have a look. The broken pin could be the effect and the cause still be there waiting for a replacement trigger pin to swing past Regards, Mick
  5. Ordnator

    Wanted E28 Rear Headrests

    Hi Tim, You have pm. Regards, Mick
  6. Ordnator

    Wanted E28 Rear Headrests

    Hi Lloydy, I sourced two sets of E23 headrests (fronts and rears) that I had recovered and fitted one set to my Zobelbraun Eta with pearl beige leather interior: and the other set to the Diamantschwartz Eta with burnt orange leather interior: For the front headrests I had to change over the chrome head rest supports from E23 to E28 as the E23 ones are far too long and prevented the headrest from retracting fully down onto the front seat back. IIRC the rear head rests were a straight one for one exchange with the E28 headrests. I prefer the "Cat Ear" look of the E23 head rests. Have you tried placing a wanted add in the parts section of "myE28.com" or contact Ivo Christov in the Netherlands for some pine green material. I had my re-upholstering conducted by d:class automotive in Chobham in Surrey. Try giving them a call as they may well be able to source a similar compatible material with which to re-cover your head rests. Dave Price's team are artisans who produce top quality work. Thanks Dave and the team. I sourced my E23 headrests from Tims on this forum. Thanks Tim. Hope this helps you as you can put E23 headrests into an E28. Best of luck with your quest for pine green cloth fabric. Regards, Mick
  7. Ordnator

    E28 / E23 Bonnet Struts

    Hi Duncan, Really chuffed with the garage. A vast improvement over the previous 1930's "big shed" back in the UK. Hi Tim, Came across the longer bonnet struts idea on mye28.com Should be in Halifax for the long haul. Regards, Mick
  8. Ordnator

    E28 / E23 Bonnet Struts

    Acquired some longer bonnet struts from Ivo. Believe they are for the E23. E28 Strut: I know the coolant tank and cap need to be changed, replacements are in the boot E23 / longer strut: Coolant tank should look like this Shots of how far the bonnet will open with both types of strut side by side: E23 / longer struts fitted to the Zobelbraun Eta E28 struts fitted to the Diamantschwartz Eta I find that the extra opening distance gives me much more access and a lot less scars on my swede. Regards, Mick
  9. some stunning machines on display wow!

  10. Ordnator

    OEM 9 litre fuel tank

    Snagged a very nice as new condition 9 litre fuel tank from Spain Regards, Mick
  11. Ordnator

    Garage Workbench

    Hi Mick, Stumbled across this on flee-bay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sjobergs-woodworking-bench/173255575158?hash=item2856d64676:g:-W4AAOSwx9ZaxnOP Regards, Mick