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About Ordnator

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  • Birthday 02/23/1960

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Interests
    E28s, E28s & E28s
  • Occupation
    Ship Building


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    525e, 525e & 525e

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  1. Ordnator

    M50 Gearbox

    I would guess 520i from the signature box... but it could be an early E34 with a late M20 . Just my $0.02 Have a good weekend. best regards, Mick
  2. Ordnator

    Noisy gearbox

    Hi Ivor, Try an oil with a higher (thicker) viscosity index. The differential on the Zobelbraun Eta is a little noisy so I acquired a much thicker viscosity oil from Opie Oils. It did not address the cause but it did mitigate (reduce) the effect (noise). May also work with your gearbox. Back in the day when I used to look after hydraulic systems in the maritime environment we would put lower viscosity (thinner) oil into the systems when we went up the ice and higher viscosity (thicker) oil when we went to the tropics . We mostly used thinner oil as we were chasing Russian submarines in the Iceland Faroe Islands gap. Wish the Russians had stayed in Cuba Have a good weekend. Best regards, Mick
  3. Ordnator

    Strut mounts and spring cups

    Are you using your VIN number in the search section of RealOEM? Enter your BMW Serial Number (last 7 digits of your VIN) OR use the search options below. Serial Number: Catalog: 12/2019 PART NR APPLICATION SEARCH: It will tailor RealOEM to your build standard and reduce your risk of choosing incorrect parts. Best regards, Mick
  4. Ordnator

    Radiator Fan switch not triggering

    Left field long shot suggestion, but you never know... Do you have the original E28 fuse box? Over time the metal fuse holders loose tension and no longer grip the fuses tightly, leading to erratic electric responses (loose fuses with engine vibration). Try removing each fuse in turn and pinch the metal holders together to restore their ability to grip the fuse more tightly. I have seen small o ring seals (used as an elastic band) stretched across both posts so as to maintain a tight grip on the fuse. Best regards, Mick
  5. Ordnator

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    1 thousandth of an inch of metal will grow 10 thousands of an inch of rust. No wonder it split the cover. Best regards, Mick
  6. Received a set of 4 of these: which I can use on this: Especially here: In place of the hockey puck that I have been using: Sam (LeiseyJr) is making and selling them on mye28.com: https://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?p=1486803#p1486803 Have a good weekend and stay safe. Best regards, Mick
  7. Ordnator

    Bmw e28 progress pics

    You have a keeper there
  8. Ordnator

    E28 Rear Premium Speaker Covers Pacific Blue

    Hi Ian, Premium speaker covers come up for sale in the US quite often as they were fitted as standard as opposed to being an expensive optional extra in the rest of the world. Check out "mye28.com" maybe post a wanted add or try e-bay US. I obtained all three sets for my Eta's from the US. Best regards, Mick
  9. Ordnator

    Main Dealer Frustration

    BMW used to be a quality brand, now they are just another seller of new ordinary cars
  10. Update, This sold on e-bay for £2,550 back at the beginning of May, originally from Exeter I would expect to see some serious re-commissioning / servicing bills in order to justify a £6,450 markup to £9,000. Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  11. Ordnator

    fuel & brake pipes brackets

    Hi Ivor, I am a little late to the party with this but there are copper bushes (item 8), which can be spot welded onto the chassis into which the self tapping screws (item 3) fit and cut their own thread. These are used for both the front to back hard fuel and brake lines. No. Description Supp. Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes 01 Feed line 1 16121178468 $33.08 02 Return pipe 1 16121177267 $33.08 03 Self tapping screw X 34321119239 $0.27 04 Holder X 16121155060 $1.08 05 Holder X 16121155064 $1.62 06 Clamping X 16121107928 $4.00 07 Tubing support X 16121118686 $2.68 08 Bush X 41121877025 $0.20 ENDED 14 Fuel hose 8X13MM X 06/1996 13311722262 $12.20 ENDED 14 Fuel hose 8X13MM X 16121180409 $20.43 15 Hose clamp L12-15 2 07129952104 $1.18 A couple I had left over from the E24 635csi fuel and brake line replacement back in 2003: Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  12. Ordnator


    Hi Al, Good to hear you have a way forward with this issue. Sounds like the garage might know what they are doing and you are on the last lap to getting your 528i running like a swiss watch at last. Engine and gearbox mounts are often overlooked, but if left can contribute to shearing the lower exhaust manifold studs on the rear cylinders due to the torque reaction turning moment of the engine being less contained by worn / sloppy mounts. Had this issue on an 87 635, 87 520i and the Diamantschwartz Eta. Stay safe and have a great weekend. Best regards, Mick
  13. Looks tidy in the pictures, https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1244408 Quite a rare colour with colour coded bumpers, shadow line front & rear screen surrounds, shadow line door rubbing strips, Front fog lights, rear spoiler, HLWW, electric windows front and rear, electric sunroof, manual rear headrests, front arm rests, centre console cassette stowage, switchable EH Auto and buffalo Leather interior Stay safe and best regards, Mick
  14. Ordnator

    E28 Front Seat Belt Buckles

    Good to know that you are back up and running. Best regards, Mick