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Old 09-04-2003, 09:32 PM
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Center gauge blank panel part number?

In my 98 M roadster, there is a black circular plastic panel that covers where the voltmeter was installed in subsequent models.

Does anyone know if this part has a part number and if it can be ordered?

I have no real use for a voltmeter, but I plan to install something on the black circular plastic filler panel. I want to make sure that I can get a replacement in the event I screw it up in a bad way.

Thanks in advance for any help y'all can provide.
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Old 09-06-2003, 12:30 PM
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Depending on how much of a hurry you are in, I'm going to put an oil pressure gauge in mine one of these days ( have to finish house projects first). Once I do, it'll be free for you.
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Old 09-06-2003, 03:23 PM
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In my 98 M roadster, there is a black circular plastic panel that covers where the voltmeter was installed in subsequent models.

Does anyone know if this part has a part number and if it can be ordered?

I have no real use for a voltmeter, but I plan to install something on the black circular plastic filler panel. I want to make sure that I can get a replacement in the event I screw it up in a bad way.

Thanks in advance for any help y'all can provide.
Not that I could find.


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Old 09-08-2003, 02:47 PM
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Depending on how much of a hurry you are in, I'm going to put an oil pressure gauge in mine one of these days ( have to finish house projects first). Once I do, it'll be free for you.
Viper501, that would be GREATLY appreciated! I'll send you a PM/e-mail.

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Old 09-08-2003, 02:48 PM
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Not that I could find.


Ron,
Thanks for taking a look for me! It's probably like those one-off parts they have for the M coupe, with no P/N. That middle piece intrigues me. Do you happen to know what is it for/does it do?
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Old 09-08-2003, 03:54 PM
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Old 09-08-2003, 04:00 PM
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Conway,

No problemo. You could speed things along by telling me how / where I tap into the oil pressure and what I need to do it. A web site with instructions / how-to would also be great. I'm more than a little intimidated by the thought of killing my engine by making stupid mistake on that side.
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:00 PM
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Conway,

No problemo. You could speed things along by telling me how / where I tap into the oil pressure and what I need to do it. A web site with instructions / how-to would also be great. I'm more than a little intimidated by the thought of killing my engine by making stupid mistake on that side.
What version of the M Rdstr do you have (98-00 or 01-02)?

Either version will use a port on the oil filter housing. The S-54 has an unused port with a plug in it and the earlier S-52 has all the ports being occupied. I have made a few adapters to gang the oil pressure sending unit with the oem temperature sensor to get past this problem. You would remove the oem sensor and mount the adapter block with a Banjo Bolt. the oem sensor and the new pressure transducer would both screw into the block.
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Old 09-08-2003, 06:56 PM
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:06 PM
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Conway,

No problemo. You could speed things along by telling me how / where I tap into the oil pressure and what I need to do it. A web site with instructions / how-to would also be great. I'm more than a little intimidated by the thought of killing my engine by making stupid mistake on that side.
If your just adding oil pressure all you need is the VDO angle adapter and the VDO oil pressure sensor with the idiot light contact. You already have the oil temperature gauge. Maddux sells this stuff. He aslo sells the chrome ringed gauge that you need.

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/images/oilpressure7.jpg
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:52 PM
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If your just adding oil pressure all you need is the VDO angle adapter and the VDO oil pressure sensor with the idiot light contact. You already have the oil temperature gauge. Maddux sells this stuff. He aslo sells the chrome ringed gauge that you need.
I thought all the ports were taken...
... guess I could go look at the car in the garage!

Does the pressure sending unit with the oil light contact do away with an oem switch?
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I thought all the ports were taken...
... guess I could go look at the car in the garage!

Does the pressure sending unit with the oil light contact do away with an oem switch?
Yes, using the VDO angle adapter.

PS When you had your valves done did you notice if your coils were black (Bremi) or silver (Borsch).
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Old 09-08-2003, 08:40 PM
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PS When you had your valves done did you notice if your coils were black (Bremi) or silver (Borsch).
Black.
What's the difference?
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Black.
What's the difference?
Remember the problem Drex had and they replaced all of the coils.
There is a service bulletin on this SI B 12 08 03 dated 6/03.
Bremi coils prior to production week 42/02 have internal insulation deterioration resulting in reduced ignition firing power. Bosch coils are OK.
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Remember the problem Drex had and they replaced all of the coils.
There is a service bulletin on this SI B 12 08 03 dated 6/03.
Bremi coils prior to production week 42/02 have internal insulation deterioration resulting in reduced ignition firing power. Bosch coils are OK.
Thanks, and right on time...

Car is going in tomorrow for another SES light.
What do you bet it's the post cat 02 sensor cyl 123 again?
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