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    2 door E28

    What's a Saab 3 door got to do with 2 door 5 series BMWS
  2. Hi apples, this is the engine to gear box inspection plate so you can acces either the manual gear box clutch assembly or the auto tourqe converter. Your picture shows two of the 5 or six bolts that need to be removed to access the bottom of the bell housing of the Gearbox. You will need to unbolt the body strengthen bar and move the steering linkage bar a little to remove this inspection cover, not a massive job, just a bit fiddly. some bolts will go through into the bel housing to secure it and others that are fairly long will go up into the block, it's really quite easy and am hoping this will give you extra access from extracting them from behind. goog lick gary.
  3. Do manual transmition have these sensors? If yours is auto then there is definentley a large inspection plate that needs to be removed which is a cover between the gearbox and engine so you can access the torque converter bolts which normally gets covered in lots of crud and can be difficult to see at first if you don't know that it's there. part number on real oem is 11141286367 and it looks like it's on there wether it's manual or auto.
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    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Hi jut, thanks for the comment, I like to think mine is a very tidy example but as with most 30 year old cars it's not without some faults but I may be a little picky on some things but I was always happy with the insurance company's valuation based on the six photo agreed value system, but due to my ignorance how much good ones are potentially fetching I will look into your recommendation of having it valued by an independent assessor.
  5. Just a thought, once you have removed the bolts, remove the gearbox to engine cover ( inspection plate) you then should be able drive them out from inside the bell housing by drifting them outwards.
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    M535i Alternator / Battery Help & Advice Please!

    Just found a u tube clip of someone connecting a battery up the wrong way round and you would definently get a massive spark. As to why the alternator started to smoke I have no idea, sorry.
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    M535i Alternator / Battery Help & Advice Please!

    I would be inclined to agree with Duncan, not sure if all e 28s are the same but my M535i does not have a red lead to the positive. On mine I have brown earth that connects directly to the inner wing and the live has a multitude of wires and is black. Easily done but if you crossed the jump leads, wouldn't you get some sort of nasty spark as you have connected wrong?
  8. They should just pull out with little resistance but if they have been in a while the rubber o ring half way down the sensor could be causing the resistance. As you have the new ones I would try a screw driver between the bell housing and the sensor and try to leaver it upwards slightly to get it moving. I would resist any heat.
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    Twaaaaaannngg!

    Hi Darren, yes I have encountered this, I know the sound you mean and it's difficult to explain, it's like a chinging noise imeadatily after the engine has fired up like if you have held the ignition on very so slightly after initial firing up, this sort of noise was more commonly noticeable on older 70s cars like Jaguars and Triumph 2500. I don't think it is anything to worry about, just a carataristic of older technology gearbox design.
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    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Blimey, I must be seriously out of touch with the prices for good ones of these. I wasn't saying that this was too much, just surprised that these are commanding near 10k. I know that there is a big difference between "ok,good and excellent" but price guides in classic magazines price guides must be seriously out of touch. i know that mine being an auto will hurt its value as these are less sort after but I have been humming and arring about selling mine and consider it being quite standard as from the factory and in what I would consider in very good condition with a well documented history right back to the first owner and thought that if I was lucky I was going to ask about 5k for it and maybe not quite achieving this. Maybe I am under selling myself and if I consider selling I should set my sights a little higher? Also I should get my agreed insurance evaluation looked at as currently my agreed value is set at 6k which is a little higher than the current price guides recommend. Happy motoring and ownership.
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    Interior M535i

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

    Was that the one from motodrome in Berkshire, it was for sale for about 12 months or more. I know that these are going up in value but Is it that good as that is very strong money.
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    Twaaaaaannngg!

    Hi Darren, i assume that your car is an auto?
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    Is this doable

    ABS light comes on at 30 MPH and I know the cause is the rear hubs as the reluctor rings are crusty as hell so I have brought the complete hubs as replacements rather than just trying to change the ring. I have done a bit of research on the Internet and have not come up with any answers and the Bentley book is a bit vague but as I only want to change the hub is it really nessecary to remove the disc, caliper and stub axle to do this operation, surely I only need to remove the drive shaft, release the large nut and slide the hub off as this is all done from the rear. Anyone done it this way. Hub pictured.
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    Is this doable

    Hi John, thanks very much for this, its really useful, good find. This is the second picture that I have seen where the abs rings have been painted, I can understand why they have done this as they are unprotected bare metal but is this a good idea? Just thinking won't this impede the operation of the abs signal?
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    Is this doable

    Thanks John, been asleep since that post from 2009 why I put that post up I can't remember as I never changed the wheel bearing probably as the problem was something else which I thought was going to be the wheel bearing. Reading the response from Bavaria confirms my thoughts. Maybe I didn't come across this as I was limiting my searches with hub replacment rather than bearing replacment.
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    E28 M535i rear hub

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    The Story of my 528i SE

    Thats a really unusual Colour and like that a lot, looks very tidy. I can now see that this is your car for sale as your hat is on the parcel shelf in the picture.
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    The Story of my 528i SE

    Yep, me to. Everyone to their own but I do like originality. We must be the only two E28 owners who like the metrics, just put mine back on for the winter so I can referb the E34 BBS style wheels that I have been running on and really liking the look it's now back on the originals. May just keep them on to be different.
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    The Story of my 528i SE

    Hi Darren, loving the black and white photo shots, as others have said, the exterior and interior colours are a nice combination ( I would go as far as saying classy ) and wouldn't change anything. Nice motor mate
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    Rubber Johnnies

    This thread has made me really laugh.
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    Rubber Johnnies

    It's been a while Jimmy.
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    Rubber Johnnies

    Blimey, that caught my attention, haven't heard that saying in a long time.
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