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  1. So some of you will know I’m currently rebuilding the 535i cylinder head. The cam lobes on no.6 have seen better days with pitting. This has caused wear on the rocker pads on this cylinder. I have sourced a good used cam from my mate JAM as we thought they were the same on the 528 and real OEM confirms this. However the cam in my car has a different number to the one we have spare. Original cam reads 1250 057 while the new one reads 1250 057.1 it looks the same and could be an iteration but I wanted to check before swapping
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    535i camshaft part numbers

    problem is the original cam is damaged
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    535i camshaft part numbers

    Yep that’s exactly as mine is with the bmw stamp so the original is a 272 cam. Thanks mate. Does the 260 cam make any difference with power?
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    535i camshaft part numbers

    Hi M5. The cams def don’t have any colour on them. (Although one has red as I’ve just dropped in on my foot..ffs)!!! Mine is an 81 car but the head is not original. Original cam has 494b also stamped in it and 7 on the end while the other has 0408 and then 6 stamped on the shaft with 0 in the end. We know the new cam is out of a 2.8 car cheers for ur help btw it’s annoying as I used to post loads of pictures to help with this sort of stuff but phone picture sizes are so large now you can’t add them anymore
  5. M535i standard and stainless exhaust popped up on eBay while back. Wondered if anyone had bought it on here? I had a chat with the seller and have first dibs if the seller falls through.
  6. Sorry for the late reply. Yes I did see it.
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    Compression. F##k

    185 198 55 200 198 200 joy......
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    Compression. F##k

    Hi Mick. was new to the car 30-40k ago. It’s was off a race car and was raced for 3 seasons before it was put on this car. Yes agreed doesn’t make sense. Wish I could post all the pictures I have but they’re too big to load here. Will have more info from the builder this week. Valves look fairly shitty tbh. Once the head is checked they’ll be pulled, cleaned, replaced if required and re lapped so head will be good hopefully. Beginning to suspect rings but the wet comp test made no difference to comp. gasket was also showing signs of leaking all around 1 and between 1-2 and 5-6
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    Compression. F##k

    Just to update. Head is striped. Did a very basic tip petrol in upside down head chamber. 1 and 5 l leaked in less than a minute. All the others including 3 were fine so who knows. It’s being dropped at the engine builder tomorrow for pressure testing. Then if it’s good I’ll check the valves.
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    Compression. F##k

    1304473
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    Compression. F##k

    Engine on TDC. Most ancillaries removed now so almost ready to pull the head. Head bolts. Are we undoing in a pattern to reduce head stress? Reverse of tightening?
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    Compression. F##k

    That was my thought unless someone knew a reason
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    Compression. F##k

    So which gasket is considered the correct one?
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    Compression. F##k

    Won’t cause low comp. will cause oil on over run. Also I changed them not ling ago.
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    Compression. F##k

    Well mate. We’ll have to see. Here’s hoping it’s a cheaper fix
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    Compression. F##k

    Indeed. Well it’s head off time. So what are we betting on? No blue smoke, no chuffing back up inlet, no coolant loss or oil mix And rockers checked. None broken Place your bets people Cracked head Burnt/chipped exhaust valve coked exhaust valve
  17. Morning guys. I’m looking for a harness for the e12 in fair/good condition. It runs along the top of the engine and plugs into the injectors and ecu in the glovebox. NLA so considering all options atm. Have tried usual sources like Tim etc cheers Joss
  18. Can anyone help with the removal of the ignition switch. Mine seems to be either loose or faulty. I remover the lower cowel and several bolts that appear to be holdi v the upper cowel in place but it won’t come free. I can see what looks like loaction pins with washers that seem to make it impossible to remove. From what I can see the ignition switch is held by a grub screw which I believe is loose but I need to access the barrel to check it.
  19. Why have go compare decided to trash a nice looking e28 in their stupid advert?? Surely there is a generic modern shit box out there they could have trashed instead of a classic?
  20. Dash lights stop working the other day I noticed when moving the car about. Simple fix. Loose connection. It’s also developed a misfire on cyl 4. Pulled the cap which looks ok as well as the rotor but might buy another. Plug was fowled so cleaned and re gapped. Same. I notice if you let the lead arc at the cap to create a bigger spark it seems to smooth out so will pull and check leads soon. Shame as they are only a couple of years and only done 2-3k miles. They are magnacore items which I thought were a good upgrade so will have to check if they really are the problem
  21. Quite a few bits done. Finished the ignition last week. Seems the dodgy ignotion switch was the cause of the dim battery light while running. Been trying to work that out for over a year. Had alternator checked etc. Was driving me mad. Rear bumper finally installed today and started to do the rubber stripping as well.
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    Ignition switch removal.

    Cheers to tim. New ignition switch installed and car running nicely.
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    Ignition switch removal.

    Nevermind
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