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    1982 528i Opalgrun Metallic 75k

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  1. chemicalal

    TPS 1983 528i

    Thanks Mick. I’ve suspected for a wee while that I need my TB cleaned out and recalibrated. My car is running at 95-97% perfect but that last 5% is bloody annoying. Think I need to get the injectors looked at too.
  2. chemicalal

    TPS 1983 528i

    Cheers Jon!! Methinks I need to look at my TB.
  3. chemicalal

    TPS 1983 528i

    Hi guys, Should the idle characteristics of my car change when I move the TPS? On my E32 735i when I moved this it had a definite effect on the engine idle. Al
  4. chemicalal

    Steering Wheel - coarse spline

    There certainly is!! Dig it out Lloydy!!
  5. chemicalal

    Front Spoiler

    Nah, like the black look. Waiting for my clear indicators to arrive from E28 Goodies to complete the look. May change my mind in the future but at least it’s on and fitted correctly.
  6. chemicalal

    Steering Wheel - coarse spline

    Morning Chaps! I’m getting really bored of my standard plastic 1m wide wheel and have found it neigh-on impossible to find a smaller coarse spline sports wheel. I’ve tried our friends over the pond on mye28, all eBay incl German, on here and on every BMW breakers I can find. I’m happy to pay £££ or $$$ and obv costs to ship to Sydney. Anyone on here have any advice? Hate the momo/nardi options. Want to keep it OEM. My car is an 83 528i and is in very good condition, so I’d like the wheel to be as close to immaculate as possible.
  7. chemicalal

    Front Spoiler

    Managed to get it fitted - not a great pic but its really improved the look of the car.
  8. chemicalal

    Front Spoiler

    No worries at all Mick - thanks v much for actually replying! Love that brown colour! My favourite E28 that I've owned so far was my '85 Saturn Blau 525e - The 2.7 M20 is lovely to drive as a daily! Did you fit the M5 spoiler yourself? I'm assuming that it involved drilling thru metal? I'm just worried about getting my measurements right so I can fit it perfectly first time and not leave my valance looking like swiss cheese underneath! Also wanted advice on rust proofing the holes I do have to make - I guess its not as important in Sydney as it would be in Edinburgh (or Nova Scotia, for that matter) but want to do it right and not have to buy a brand new valance in 5 years if I'm unlucky!
  9. chemicalal

    Front Spoiler

    Yep, I've got the older valance and the front spoiler (part 517.119.178.71) to fit it (I think I explained this in my OP). Just wondering if anyone has any actual experience of affixing said spoiler to said valance?? I really like the M5 spoiler too, but this was waaaaaaay cheaper and much more difficult to find.
  10. chemicalal

    Front Spoiler

    Very intriguing Mick - please do expand! Or are you teasing me....
  11. chemicalal

    Front Spoiler

    Hi Peter, thanks for the response. Sorry, maybe not clear from the way I worded the OP - I'm not replacing the valance - I was asking if anyone had experience of fitting the lower plastic spoiler part to the metal valance.
  12. chemicalal

    Front Spoiler

    Managed to get my hands on a genuine one of these (full fitting set included) via ebay and waiting for it to arrive - My car has the earlier valance as its an '82 528i. Part No 51711917871 Wondering if anyone on here has actually fitted one, so I can prepare for the task in hand. Any help would be gratefully received!!
  13. chemicalal

    M30 2.8 CCV??

    Thanks guys! i kinda knew this but was wanting to explore other possibilities and the CCV came up as a culprit and couldn’t find any info.
  14. chemicalal

    M30 2.8 CCV??

    Hi All, im getting a small amount of blue smoke on start up and I wondered if my E28 528i has a CCV and known issues in this area? Any advice is appreciated. Al
  15. chemicalal

    Temp gauge

    Thanks for all your help on this - Bought a new battery-less SI board from Ivo Christov and fitted it yesterday - All gauges work perfectly now! 105 Euro + 19 Euro P+P to Sydney - Absolute bargain!
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