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  1. Hi, after recently removing my instrument cluster, when I put it back in the speedo has stopped working. The mileage counter, which runs off the same wire has not which is strange, as I can't see how one can work and not the other? Has anyone ever had a similar issue? Thanks
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    m535i e12 value cover gasket M30

    Perfect, thanks.
  3. Hi, My camshaft gasket needs replacing and I just wondered if anyone has any advice on this, in particular the order the bolts should be tightened in. On the face of it, it appears to be a straight forward job but any advice welcomed. Many thanks
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    I realise I have made a stupid error there, really annoyed at myself for that. Thanks for pointing it out. The car now starts with a little push on the accelerator, but it stutters and then cuts out after a short while of idling. I have previously changed the mass air flow so that shouldn't be the issue. I've also noticed alot of heat coming from below the camshaft housing, which is worrying. I really need to get it to a garage but am worried about doing more damage by driving it there.
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    This is where the points on the distributor cable are lined up to. I can see the small notch which I've circled, but don't understand the where this should line up to
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    The first two lobes on the camshaft are pointing down.
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    The white line between the O and the T on the crankshaft are lined up to the notch.
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    Thanks again for your comments. In relation to the pictures, here is where everything is currently lined up.
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    I have rotated the crankshaft again and have now ensured that the 1st lobe is pointing downwards, so hoping that's all correct. I have removed the the cover over the rotor arm on the distributor and this is what I'm looking at. Does this look right? Thanks
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    Hi Mick As you can see from previous posts I'm in need of all of the help I can get, so your input and advice is greatly appreciated! I will rotate it again tomorrow and hope fully get the lobes in the correct position. I will then no doubt need some help with the distributor, and how to properly align it. Thanks for you post and help. Stay safe Thanks Pat
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    Ok, i will try again tomorrow. Apologies for not quite grasping this. Just to confirm I need to keep rotating the crankshaft all the way around again until the OT mark lines up again, but keep repeating this until the lobes are in the correct position (I'm guessing this might take a few turns or the camshaft). I was thinking I just need to line up the OT mark once and the lobes would automatically be in the correct place. Thanks for bearing with me!
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    Ok, I have rotated the crankshaft nut again until the OT mark lines up, and taken photos again. Hope the photos are ok, if not please do say. Thanks
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    Ok, so after a real battle getting a socket on the crankshaft nut I have managed to to rotate the engine. The bolt is now in line with the casting mark on your photo. I've attached a few photos and would really welcome your comments. If there any other photos etc i can provide to assist please just ask. Again I am so grateful for your help.
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    BMW e12 m535i 1980 wont start

    Thank you. I've got a 36mm socket ordered but still not sure I'm going to be able to get to crankshaft bolt with the fan and radiator in the way! I'll give it a go and report back. Thanks
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