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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Sir Anthony Regents-Park in E28 clutch master   
    Thing is mate, that would have been ideal for me because my intention is to get it rebuilt by PastParts. I don't wanrt a repetition of what happened to CB. The existing one is ok but it's been in there for 20 years and was a real cheapo in the first place.
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Captain Beaky in Drivers Side Sound Deadening Needed   
    Ivor it looks more than likely the carpet will come out now, I've had to remove the centre console today so it only the passenger seat really.
     
    I know where the black carpet is I just need to go and fetch it and look it over, found my best center console and handbrake cover, also the upstand for the back seat, all I need to find now is the left and right carpet surround for the speakers and the two small carpet trims for the heater pipes at the rear of the center console.
     
    I'll let you know how it progresses carpet wise the rest has turned to rat shit wrong master cylinder, can't find a direct replacement so I may have to visit the machine shop and make one fit. 
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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Ordnator in Drivers Side Sound Deadening Needed   
    Oh and Happy Easter to yourself and family Mick!
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Ordnator in Drivers Side Sound Deadening Needed   
    Hi Ivor,
     
    Happy Easter to you and Catherine.
     
    Stay safe and best regards,
     
    Mick & Janet
     
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Ordnator in Drivers Side Sound Deadening Needed   
    Hi CB,
     
    Snap, also acquired a battery grinder:
     
    https://www.dewalt.com/products/power-tools/grinders/small-angle-grinders/20v-max-xr-45-in-paddle-switch-small-angle-grinder-with-kickback-brake-tool-only/dcg413b
     

     
    Have you tried reaching out to Gary about what coating he used?
     
    An interesting article about sound deadening.  I have installed Dynamat inside the doors of the Zobelbraun Eta but yet to do the cabin floor.  I have some more thin Dynamat to replace the backing behind the door cards.
     
    Let me know if I can help out with product procurement and shipping across the pond once you have selected a product.
     
    Happy Easter to you and your family.
     
    Stay safe and best regards,
     
    Mick
     
     
     
     
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Captain Beaky in Drivers Side Sound Deadening Needed   
    Well Taffy the damage is far beyond my expectation, its been leaking for a while, my fault for topping the reservoir up and assuming the slave cylinder was to blame,
     
    I only done it twice but that was enough, however with Covid I have not even covered a 1000 mile since buying her so maybe the leak was there originally, who knows.
     
    I'll have to treat the floor and repaint it before looking at the sound deadening, the main concern now is getting the fluid out of the chassis rail 
     

     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

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    Taffy 1 reacted to Ordnator in E28 Stainless Steel Bumpers   
    Here are some pictures of the stainless steel bumpers fitted to a very tidy E28:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    I think they look like the mutts.
     
    Stay safe and best regards,
     
    Mick
     
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Captain Beaky in Here we go again   
    Another spring but will it be drive out or lock up ??
     
    The Donkey is out of hibernation, cleaned, serviced and polished ready for action, can't wait to get the mot done and get some miles under the wheels
     
     



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    Taffy 1 reacted to JohnH in About to change engine oil   
    I'm no expert on this but, be aware that the two viscosities use different scales. Its a bit like reporting todays weather as somewhere between 0F and 10C, marketed as OF-10. The first figure describes the viscosity at 0C (or some such) and the 2nd at 100C. From our perspective the 2nd is the important number. 40 is fine but 50 may be better for a rattily smoker. The cold start viscosity is not really important for our cosseted summer cars.
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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Shaun1111 in Rich running.   
    You're more than welcome, I've spent 35 years fault finding my M30B25 and M30B34 engines together with all peripherals. I am also an honours grad in my discipline. I also have 50 years experience in Elec.Eng.
     
    Cheers.
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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Sir Anthony Regents-Park in Rich running.   
    Sorry I sounded a bit pompous, I was gently trying to encourage Shaun1111 to be more serious regarding methodology. 
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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Sir Anthony Regents-Park in Rich running.   
    Never mind it clicking . you need to use a continuity/ohm meter to make sure there is a circuit.
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Ordnator in Water Pump and rad change.   
    Looks like you had some coolant sat in there for a while.  There may well be some sludge tucked away in the corners, dead legs and at the bottom of the system.  Certainly looks like it needs a vigorous flush.
     
     
    That is a neat solution.  Never seen that approach before - every day is a school day 
     
     
    Wow, how did the thermostat ever work with all that silicone.  Hope that there are no blobs swimming around the cooling system 
     
    I put a thin smear of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on the surface of the castings before pushing the coolant hoses on.  I find it helps the hoses on and off.
     
    I also bed the water pump gasket and thermostat gasket with a thin smear of Vaseline too, to keep the gasket from moving and to help the castings to separate later without breaking up the gasket.  It also helps to prevent the powdery corrosion deposits on the mating faces where the coolant evaporates off if it leaks. 
     
    Vaseline is a non-emulsifying grease so will not absorb or break down in water.
     
    Keep up the good work sir, it will look the "mutts" when completed.
     
    Best regards,
     
    Mick
     
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Ordnator in E28 Stainless Steel Bumpers   
    Blunttech is the US have produced E28 Euro bumpers in SAE 304 stainless steel and are polished to a mirror shine.
     
    https://www.blunttech.com/shop/replacement-parts/body-mechanical-trim/1490btkt
     

     
    Stay Safe and best regards,
     
    Mick
     
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Ordnator in E28 Stainless Steel Bumpers   
    Here's a link to the thread on mye28.com:
     
    https://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=154391
     
    and some pictures showing the stainless parts are the same as the OEM parts:
     

     

     
    Stay safe and best regards,
     
    Mick
     
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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Ordnator in Water Pump and rad change.   
    No Mick I'm not an E28 slut like you - I'm true to one only.... My girlfriend of 34 years,,,.shhh...she might hear you suggesting I carry on with other e28s....might throw a fan belt out of temper. There, there my love don't listen to the nasty man.
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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Ordnator in Water Pump and rad change.   
    Good Afternoon Mick,
     
    The M30 engine blocks are the same externally so the M30B25, M30B28 and M30B34 pictures can be used for either. And no mate, I'm not stripping down my engine it's an image I used to ascertain the whereabouts of the block drain plug downloaded from the web .
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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Ordnator in Water Pump and rad change.   
    I also would reccomend using BMW blue anti freeze copncentrate mixed with equal parts of distilled or ionised water not any cheapo ECP stuff!
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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Ordnator in Water Pump and rad change.   
    You can see it half way up the block outside the rear of no 6.
     

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    Taffy 1 got a reaction from Ordnator in Water Pump and rad change.   
    I have literally carried out this job weeks ago. The block drain plug is on the R.H. side of the M30B28 engine (not the starter motor side) and is adjacent to no 6 cylinder.
    Sorry Mick!
     
    Kind regards, a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
     
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Ordnator in E28 M5 number 172 of 187 RHD   
    Is this Jamie's old track M5?
     
    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1275394
     
    Some sharp pictures of what looks like a quality restoration 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    I would wax that 
     
    Now where did I put my Christmas wish list...
     
    GLWS
     
    Stay safe and Christmas best wishes,
     
    Mick
     
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    Taffy 1 reacted to Ordnator in E28 2021 Calendars   
    Brilliant Duncan 
     
    Whatever happened to the forum5 calendar?
     
    Should this calendar be dusted-off and brought back to life?
     
    There are plenty of good pictures around to use so who would be up for a 2022 forum5 calendar?
     
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
     
    Stay safe and best regards,
     
    Mick
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    Taffy 1 reacted to duncan-uk in m535i power steering leak   
    The pump is rated at 110bar i think - pretty sure jubilee clip won't cut it!
     
    In my experience you end up chasing leaks around.
     
    Pirtek made mine up - took the old ones as templates - this was a while ago but can't see why they can't still do same?
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    Taffy 1 reacted to DanMcQ in e28 project   
    Hi guys, it's been a while. 
     
    I have been spending time getting the car mot ready. Finally received the v5c this week (from March) after the car had wrongly been marked for export...only One registered owner to my delight.
     
    Fitted new flexi brake lines all round. New fuel lines, picked up some rondell 0058 wheels in need of a refurb and lots of little odds and ends. My noisy tappets turned out to be a badly worn cam due to oil starvation. Also the dirtiest head I've ever seen so I decided to send it off to a bmw specialist here in NI for a more modern lump with a manual gearbox,  decided to go with m54b30. I've purchased and refurbished some e34 540i calipers which I will fit when I get it back. I also bought the rest of the pfeba body kit. Picked up some genuine sideskirts and a carbon kevlar rear lower splitter. they are being painted and fitted at the shop. Got some 535i anti roll bars to go on too. Starting to get it the way I want it. Interior retrim will be next on the list along with a full polybush kit.
     
     
    The photos below are pinched from the net. That's the kit 

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    Taffy 1 reacted to ROOTS. in Various E28 Parts - New & Used   
    thanks, leave it with me and I’ll come back to you ASAP 
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