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Old 11-17-2009, 01:17 PM
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any pointers?

Pulling the motor in the 5er this weekend and putting it on a stand for a re-build...any pointers??
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:19 PM
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:32 PM
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You might drain it first.

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Old 11-17-2009, 02:57 PM
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You might drain it first.

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always a good idea lol
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:48 PM
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I took an engine out last month and took off the fly wheel while it was hanging in mid-air, well I had not drained the engine and ley me tell you 4 quarters of oil make a big mess on the drive way.

I would also suggest replacing the oil pump and the bearings since the E28 with the M30 are a major pain the in +++ to do when they are in the car.


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Old 11-18-2009, 09:20 AM
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I took an engine out last month and took off the fly wheel while it was hanging in mid-air, well I had not drained the engine and ley me tell you 4 quarters of oil make a big mess on the drive way.

I would also suggest replacing the oil pump and the bearings since the E28 with the M30 are a major pain the in +++ to do when they are in the car.


Andy
word...the whole thing is going to be rebuilt...in every way possible, keeping it mostly stock with a couple little upgrades here and there to give it a bit more performance while maintaining the reliability these babies are known for.

any easy way to get the hood off? I have not even looked at it yet but lol I would hate for some silly sh!t like that to keep me from pulling the motor

I bought an engine stand last night so I can really go through it and be able to move it around the garage if I need to (we are building a race car right now too)


ahhh too many projects!!!


can I drop the motor from underneath or does it need to be pulled out the top...I am pulling motor and tranny so which is easiest?
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:30 PM
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Just take the 2 shocks off the hood and push it up and you wil have plenty of room to pull the engine and tranny out that way. If you want to take the hood all of the way off after taking off the hood shocks, undo the wires/hose on the PS of the hood. Then just remove the 2 17mm bolts on each side off and that is all. Also remember to remove the radiator before pulling the engine.


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Old 11-18-2009, 03:53 PM
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word cool I can just loosen it yay thank you good info...keep it coming


anyone need anything off this car?
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:28 AM
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ugh ok day 1 and 2 pics...engine not out yet =(

before pics...

drained the fluid...pulled the air cleaner assy and the air flow meter etc.

took the last pictures of my clean hands =(

and my helper =)
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:31 AM
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pulled off throttle cables
pulled hoses and radiator
ac compressor, alternator & belts
pulled ac condenser (no pics) and grilles and ac fan/hood cables

this thing is so filthy inside the engine compartment...years of road grime in there...made my hands black lol
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:06 PM
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well it's out!!!

*phew*

can't get the farkin torque converter off
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:45 PM
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good job that car looked good for the $700 you spent on it have fun with the engine
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:52 AM
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good job that car looked good for the $700 you spent on it have fun with the engine
I didnt spend jack sh!t on it...lol it was my boyfriends car and he got it from a friend...coincidentally I was with said friend when he bought it...these old BMW's I swear to god they gravitate to me somehow...I should have known when my buddy bought it I would end up with it somehow hahaha!!!
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:02 PM
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Well then i think i might need to borrow you for a few days see if anything pulls over to me i have been looking for an e28 or a 6er locally and so far the ones i have found the owners are crazy One 6er with close to 200k for 7k....ummmm no.....and the only e28 that i have found in crap condition don't want to sell even though he never uses it weird people. lol
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:07 AM
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Well then i think i might need to borrow you for a few days see if anything pulls over to me i have been looking for an e28 or a 6er locally and so far the ones i have found the owners are crazy One 6er with close to 200k for 7k....ummmm no.....and the only e28 that i have found in crap condition don't want to sell even though he never uses it weird people. lol
well at least they are not convertibles
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