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Ordnator last won the day on December 27 2016

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About Ordnator

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  • Birthday 02/23/1960

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    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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    E28s, E28s & E28s
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    Ship Building


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    525e, 525e & 525e

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  1. Ordnator

    Lovely Looking 735 (E23?) 1985/86

    Thanks for sharing, Very rare BBS front spoiler and even rarer glass moon-roof option for an E23. Looks like black leather interior with rear sun shade. Willing to bet that this is an SE with electric everything inside. Regards, Mick
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    What have you done on your E28 this week........

    Felipe in Spain set a teaser picture of what he is sending over to me on Monday: New Old Stock BMW Euro Headlights with Yellow high beams for the Zobelbraun Eta. Enjoy your weekend. Regards, Mick
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    E28 - M535i Auto - D400 CLF

    Headlight wash wipe arms appear to be upside down and arse backwards, left should be right and right should be left. Regards, Mick
  4. Ordnator

    E28 - 1987 Lachssilber 525e 48K Miles

    Lots of your M535i is still around Regards, Mick
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    Radiator replacement E28 520i 1987

    Hi Mark, When you get around to fitting your replacement radiator it is worthwhile flushing the system while it is open. I have used BMW coolant in my cars since 1984 without an issue. The blue coolant includes corrosion inhibitors because the engine is a collection of dissimilar metals filled with a mild electrolytic fluid waiting to corrode. BMW recommend changing the coolant every 2 or 3 years. My understanding is that at this age the coolant will still cool but the corrosion inhibits are spent, hence the recommended coolant change. While you are in this region of the engine it may be worth changing the timing belt if it is close to the change interval. If you are changing the timing belt then it is also worth considering exchanging the water pump as well. Break into the system once and complete all time related maintenance tasks then replace the coolant. Regards, Mick
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    Radiator replacement E28 520i 1987

    Hi Mark, The radiators are different between a manual and an automatic car. The automatic radiator has an integrated transmission oil cooler at the bottom. This could be a source of your problems if this results in them being different sizes. Regards, Mick
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    The BMW5 random picture thread

    Spring equinox super moon across the frozen lake: Regards, Mick
  8. Ordnator

    M535i Rear Bumper Parts

    I have not had an M535i with the body kit but my understanding is that they have the steel bumpers underneath the plastic body kit. If my assumption is incorrect will an experienced M535i owner please correct me on this. duncan-uk used to have an M535i so may be able to confirm this. Splondike still owns an exceptional M535i, that he has restored to within 25 mm of its life, and may also be able to confirm this. RealOEM steel bumper parts: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DC82-EUR-12-1986-E28-BMW-M535i&diagId=51_0697 RealOEM M535i Rear body kit parts: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DC82-EUR-12-1986-E28-BMW-M535i&diagId=51_0691 The steel bumper Part numbers look to be: - Bracket Left - Bracket Right That said, there appear to be several brackets and supports associated with the rear body kit as well. I would recommend making double sure that you have identified the correct metal brackets before parting with your hard earned. Measure twice cut once... Regards, Mick
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    Radiator replacement E28 520i 1987

    A Haynes Manual: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-525e-520i-525e-LUX-520i-LUX-E28-5-SERIES-HAYNES-WORKSHOP-MANUAL-1981-1988/333130954772?hash=item4d9026f814:g:Gu0AAOSwnClcmPj- and or a Bentley Manual: https://www.google.ca/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwiHgLLGmZ7hAhXPgrMKHet4DIcYABABGgJxbg&sig=AOD64_1RuD8DdqRohuj306x0BjnWshG0xA&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwj0x6nGmZ7hAhVxhOAKHfFaD60Qwg8IKQ&adurl= will be very useful if you intend conducting your own repairs and maintenance. Regards, Mick
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    E28 temperature control valve - help needed!

    ^^^ Your welcome, One of the benefits of the shared knowledge of a common subject that this great Forum provides. A "community of interest" Try "Tim's" and If you have trouble sourcing a "Water Valve" body in the UK, then try Andy "south26" on "mye28.com" as he breaks E28's and may be able to help you. Failing this then try a wanted add in the "For Sale / Wanted" section of "mye28.com". I have had several parts from Andy in the last few years, delivered to both the UK and subsequently Canada, and recommend him without hesitation. Regards, Mick
  11. Ordnator

    E28 temperature control valve - help needed!

    Hi Lloydy, There is a lot of chatter over on mye28.com about this very subject and the consensus seems to be poorly manufactured replacement parts. There is mention of using a similar "Water Valve" from another model as an alternative solution. There is also a replacement "Valve" option (item 21) which you can use if you have a good crack free "Water Valve" body (item 2). http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=4242-EUR-11-1987-E28-BMW-525e&diagId=64_0106 I had the constant heat in the cabin issue with the Zobelbraun Eta in late 2016, which is indicative of the internal valve (item 21) failure (perished rubber). Already being aware of the questionable quality of the replacement "Water Vale" as a complete unit (item 2) I opted to replace the internal "Valve" (item 21) as my "Water Valve" body was in good condition. I have driven less than 1000 miles on it since but still fully serviceable 2 1/2 years later. The disappointing part about this is BMW's apparent lack of activity in addressing what is obviously a quality control issue with there supplier. Replacing defective replacement parts with more of the same defective replacement parts is not addressing the fundamental cause, merely responding to the effect. To the best of my knowledge this issue has been around for more than 4 years without resolution, and must surely be harming the reputation of BMW. Once all of these defective replacements parts are expended with this also be made "No Longer Available", time will tell. Just my $0.02. Regards, Mick
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    M535i Rear Bumper Parts

    Ivo Christov in the Netherlands https://www.e28.nl/en/ carries most E28 bumper parts in his webshop https://www.e28.nl/en/webshop-bmw-parts/ I have had a couple of his front and rear bumper fixing packs in the past as well as a "No Longer Available" front left hand chrome bumper piece. Top bloke, honest seller, E28 nut, wholeheartedly Recommended. Regards, Mick