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Ordnator last won the day on December 27 2016

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About Ordnator

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    Advanced Member
  • 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. Auto gearbox Select Array Switch

    Hi Dan, The DME relay sits on the side of the fuse box in the engine bay and powers the DME Control Module and Engine Digital Management Electronic System. I eventually replaced the DME control unit in the glove box. The DME Control Module (item 1) lives in the glove box above the light bulb at the front and looks like this: Regards, Mick
  2. E28 ABS struts

    Hi Dan, You have PM. Regards, Mick
  3. Auto gearbox Select Array Switch

    Hi Dan, I had an intermittent issue with my Bronzitbeige Eta back in 2006 where it would cut out when warm and refuse to start until it had cooled. After checking and replacing the entire engine management set of sensors (one at a time over the course of about 18 months) I eventually replaced the DME control unit in the glove box. I have since read about these units suffering from the internal solder joints cracking. These can be checked and repaired apparently. There is chatter about this on mye28.com if you run a few searches. This may or may not be of use to you. Good luck with your diagnosis, Eta's are great when they work but can be a little frustrating when they decide to have a wee rest every now and again Regards, Mick
  4. New e28 Purchase / steering wheel help

    Hey Duncan, I'm sure we can negotiate a mutually acceptable solution if you so desire Every Eta has a price. Is three RHD Eta's in Canada too much for one colony? Currently on the lookout for some nice E28 & E23's for the LHD flotilla. Enjoy your weekend. Regards, Mick
  5. Any 528i’s for sale??

    Sold for £6,100.00 but buyer backed out so back up for sale again. Regards, Mick
  6. Any 528i’s for sale??

    Hi eamo, Have you seen this one: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10039&campid=5337529114&item=112859181774&vectorid=229508&lgeo=1 Regards, Mick
  7. New e28 Purchase / steering wheel help

    The white door is from Duncan's M535i and has a bottom to it, unlike the Bronzitbeige one it replaced The large tool kit with truck lid liner is also from Duncan's M535i The Nutria comfort leather interior was sourced from a guy in Aston and replaced the worn out, faded pearl beige lux velour interior. Steve has not done any work for me yet but his enthusiasm for E28's and the work he has done for others, who have recommended him, was enough for me to select him to conduct the Bronzitbeige Eta body restoration. Time will tell. You have a PM. Regards, Mick
  8. New e28 Purchase / steering wheel help

    Hi kjb1, I think you have Mark (Splondike) and me (Ordnator - Mick) mixed up Steve has my Bronzitbeige Eta in for a body restoration. Here is a link for a course spline M Tec 1 steering wheel for sale on "mye28.com" across the pond in the US: http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=147096&p=1440550#p1439604 Another option if you do happen to have a course spline steering column. Regards, Mick
  9. New e28 Purchase / steering wheel help

    Hi Duncan, Yours M Tec wheel was indeed a fine spline and has spent time in my Bronzitbeige Eta which is a 9th November 1987 build date. Regards, Mick
  10. New e28 Purchase / steering wheel help

    Hi kjb1, Thank you for your positive comments. Yes really love the colour of the Zobelbraun. Currently in the middle of converting from chrome trim to shadow line trim. Ivo's Zobelbraun M5 is my inspiration for this: Curious, My Zobelbraun Eta has a production date of 4th July 1985 and is fitted with a fine spline steering column / M Tec 1 wheel. As far as I know the steering column is the original. I acquired the M Tec steering wheel from Duncan a couple of years back when he was dismantling his M535i. I have also had this wheel on my 1987 Bronzitbeige Eta. There may well have been a cross over period between coarse spline / fine spline, dependent on the specification / engine size. Probably best to check to see if your wheel fits onto your steering column before spending / wasting money / time. In the worst case scenario that the wheel does not fit your steering column are you up for selling it? I have a sports steering wheel on the Bronzitbeige Eta that needs to be replaced with a fine spline M Tec wheel. Hope that your wheel fits though. Regards, Mick
  11. New e28 Purchase / steering wheel help

    I have a fine spline M Tec 1 steering wheel fitted to my 1985 Zobelbraun 525e. Regards, Mick
  12. DVLA Error - 57 instead of 51?

    My 1985 Zobelbraun Eta was imported to the UK and first registered in 1987, but given an 85 registration: Regards, Mick
  13. I can dig out the contacts and pass them on to anybody who is interested in taking this on. I managed this with a couple of visits / meetings at Fort Nelson, keeping a thread updated on the Forum and a small amount of marshaling on the day. Not really a difficult task but does need a volunteer to head it up. Any takers? Regards from across the pond, Mick
  14. E28 525i Restoration Project

    Welcome to a great forum and good luck with your project. You have a slick top so no sunroof with the associated sunroof drain rust issues to worry about. You have a few high spec items from what I can see in your photographs too: 1. Front & rear electric windows. 2. Active check control. 3. Air conditioning. 4. Dipped Beam Head Light range control adjustment. 5. Rear seat head rests. Tims, on the forum is a good source for E28 used spare parts. There is a VIN decoder site that will give you the original factory build specification for your car if you enter the number which may be of use to you. The green paint work looks to be a fairly rare colour, is it emerald green? Regards, Mick
  15. Splondike's M535i Project

    Happy New Year Mark. Car is looking sweet. There is a photograph of the E28 line up at Fort Nelson on the back cover of this years "myE28.com" 2018 calendar. Check out the E28 section post "E28 2018 Calendar" Regards, Mick