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    UOU1T

    From the album: E28s on Portsdown hill

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    Refurb rear hubs

    Couple of weeks ago I replaced my rear ABS hubs and suggested that I may have a go at refurbishing the old hubs. A collegue of mine shot blasted the old hubs and they have come up quite well and the rust damage was no near as bad as envisaged. All I need to do is rust treat them and give them a good coat of paint and fit new reluctor rings. Probably never going to need these in my life time but it's always good to have "come in handy" parts Didn't really have the heart to throw these knowing how expensive they are to replace and the referb cost is minimal in comparison. Before. After.
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    Refurb rear hubs

    Every day a school day. Thank you for the explanation Mick.
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    Refurb rear hubs

    Blimey, is that for real Mick.
  5. Been having issues with the ABS light coming on at speeds over 30 mph for quite some while and reasoned that the rear hubs were the culprit as everything else checked out OK and the system is largely reliable and most issues normally come down to rusted ABS pick up rings on the rear hubs. I thought that this was going to be a pig of a job as my biggest concern was the 36mm nut the holds the hub on as it is very tight but with a suitable length bar on a heavy duty wrench they both came undone with relative ease, an hours work each side. Really happy with that as its bloody could outside and laying under the car on the drive this week was not much fun. So so that's why the ABS light comes on over 30mph Think these are probably to far gone but I am going to get a mate to shot blast them and see how they clean up, new reluctor rings are quite cheap and It just might be worth refurbishing them and putting them on the shelf for another day. They might be to far gone, let's see.
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    Refurb rear hubs

    Thank you, the ABS ring was so bad I removed them before the blasting process.
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    Refurb rear hubs

    , I agree, didn't think that they would be worth saving, glad I didn't bin them as it looks like they are NLA and referbing them and storing them away will be good for the future or if I no longer have a need for them then they will help someone else out in the future.
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    That's why the ABS light kept coming on!

    Hi Weber magic, im surprised that they are NLA, but I must confess I brought these in July 2014 and they have sat on a shelve in my workshop all that time as I had hardly used my car much in recent years and it wasn't high on my priorities. Refurbishing them is not so bad now I know what's entailed as they will be a spare set but I can see that having to referb the set from your car disables it some what while your doing it, out of intrest, where did you get the reluctor rings from.
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    From the album: Front strut/ABS

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    Front strut/ABS

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    From the album: Front strut/ABS

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    E28 Diamantschwarz Eta - Re-Trim in Saddle Tan

    Hi Mick, looks very very nice, I have studied the picture with great intrest as I have spent the last 14 years of my working career in the leather shop where I work, not that I am an upholsterer as I am on the technical side of things but I do get a lot of interaction in the covering side of things, And I have to say that the workmanship is outstanding and these guys are real artisans. This shows in the detail. You say that the leather comes from Scotland, so I assume that they are sourcing their material from Bridge of Weir. Our material is all sourced from a German supplier but I have seen the Bridge of Weir products and like the feel and texture and how the company use substainabiltiy processes to create their material. It feels more like "proper leather" rather than the stuff we use due to all the chemicals used to create the finished surface that our customer apparently demand! We did many trials with the prospect of sourcing our leather from them but "apparently" they could not meet our specifications. Long story. Google Bridge of Weir, fascinating company. Where you mention the horizontal raunching, this I quite easy to achieve as this is where the finished cover is hog ringed to the triangle wires within the foams and is a natural part of the upholstering attachment on these seats. Really looking forward to seeing the finished car at our next meeting. It's going to look outstanding.
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    That's why the ABS light kept coming on!

    Hi Duncan, BMW don't sell them, they are aftermarket only, price varies from about £25 each upwards depending on supplier.
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    That's why the ABS light kept coming on!

    Yes the rings are available from other sources but as I work for the BMW group I get a preferential staff discount on parts and the cost each was quite attractive to change the whole unit. Thank you, as from the pictures mine were quite extreme with respect to the corrosion but as yours is coming on at motorway speed, you might be able to rescue them with a clean up as Ordanator suggests below. o
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    That's why the ABS light kept coming on!

    I wish mine hadn't either, it's not really that efficient and very old school technology, you can remove it and upgrade the breaking system but it was easier to fix it than rip it all out Rob.
  16. I must be the most unluckiest E28 owner plagued with no start issues ever, I won't list the history of my woes as they are all listed on the forum someware but up until the summer last year I thought I had finally cracked it and got the old girl reliable at last. But alas the no start issue had returned, the car had been standing for a few weeks and the battery had got a little down on charge and the car would not start, so I disconnected it and put it on charge knowing that this was probably not the issue as I noted that the engine was not even trying to fire and I suspected that I was not getting a spark. Battery charged and it started, turn engine off, try to restart and no start again. I was confident all the usual suspects were good as I had been down this route many times before, I have recently fitted new speed and reference sensors, ECU and main engine relay etc etc were good, so I resorted to the motronic no start guide which I had a feeling would not help me. All checks were good, so no faults here. Disconected the battery and left It disconnected for half an hour and reconnect and it started, tried this several times and every time it would re start after a no start. So something was resetting after the battery was disconnected after a no start. A few hours searching the Internet and I kept finding reoccurring posts on different forums about the OBC relay failing and the primitive security function causing the non start issue, this was my problem and the fix was to bypass the security function. Quite simple really, just jump the green and green/red wire into the relay plug and this bypasses this function. So if you get a no start issue and all test check out with the motronic guide and you have a car equipped with OBC, this can also cause known non starts. Hope this is helpful.
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    Plagued by no start issue again.

    Hi Duncan, yes you're non start guide does briefly mention the OBC but I was still getting a click from this relay whilst replacing it in its non start mode so ruled that out initially. Maybe you could update you're excellent guide with the bypass information as I'm sure that I will not be the only owner to experiance this situation in the future. Thanks again on you're guide, it is invaluable to this forum.
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    Upgraded LED bulbs

    Right then, probably been discussed on here before but as the forum is painfully slow and is so time consuming to search at the moment I need to know what experiences and thoughts other forum members have experienced with LED bulbs for turn signals and rear tail and stop lamps. Not interested in headlights as I have other ideas for these. Not that my car gets much use at this time of year, especially at night but I am interested in upgrading indicators/tail lights and stop lights to LED after seeing some classics on the road recently in poor lighting conditions and realising how bad some 70s and 80s lighting is by today's modern car standards are. Firsty I understand that some type of LED bulbs do not work properly with the in car OBC system as it gives an error, is there a type of LED that avoids this and will fit into the original bayonet fitting or do I need to do some kind of conversion kit? Lastly, can I leagaly do this as there is much conflicting information on the net if you can actually upgrade a car of this era to LED. Your thoughts and comments appreciate
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    Plagued by no start issue again.

    Your right Mick, I must have had just about every non start issue accociated with these cars but the OBC thing was a new one for me. Fingers crossed eh.
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    From the album: Front strut new

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    From the album: Front strut new

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    Front strut new

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    From the album: Front strut new

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    From the album: Front strut new

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    From the album: Front strut new

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