What did you do to your E28 today?

General conversations about BMW E28s and the people who own them.
willyv124
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Joined: May 23, 2017 7:45 PM
Location: Richmond, VA

Re: What did you do to your E28 today?

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Finally got around to having a shop install an auto solutions short shift kit i had bought a couple years ago. Replaced the bushings/mounting points as well. Definitely a lot tighter now. It takes more force to get into into gear and also my existing shift knob keeps popping off. So I ordered a condor speed tall weighted shifter and now im eyeing a new shift/ebrake boot from renown. Excited to see how it will really feel once i get the new shift knob and im not worried about pulling the knob off while shifting.

Before: https://youtu.be/eZrO6YhM4d8
After: https://youtu.be/fo5gXIj3h94
willyv124
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Location: Richmond, VA

Re: What did you do to your E28 today?

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Condor weighted shift knob installed and man does it feel good.

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cam_belph
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Joined: Jun 26, 2021 10:50 PM
Location: Memphis

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Polished up the valve cover a bit. Waiting on the correct size valve cover studs to arrive so I can continue reassembly after head gasket replacement. I’m hoping to get it running reliably then start to clean the entire engine bay and start on the list of other things I’d like to address with this ‘88. I will say the the motor and the things attached to it that I’ve worked on look wayyy better than I when I hauled the car home in May.
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austin8753
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Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

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performed the (almost) annual oil service on my m5. disappointed i only covered 1500 miles since September, 2020. :/
cam_belph
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Joined: Jun 26, 2021 10:50 PM
Location: Memphis

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Installed new radiator and new hoses, replaced a fuel line and a couple vacuum hoses. Installed the fuel rail/ injectors. Picked up some coolant and hose clamps from the parts store.

It’s damn hot here in Memphis!
e28Sean
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Location: Greenville, SC
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Put a new battery in her. Got up to go to work the other day, turned the key, and the old girl just went "nope."
topher800
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Joined: Nov 24, 2009 9:44 AM
Location: Boulder, CO

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Drove from Denver to Annapolis over the weekend. No drama. 20-21mpg.

The ACsolutions AC conversion kit worked like a champ, even in the 104F Kansas blast furnace I was comfortable.

Need to get cruise control working, my right heel is a bit sore/raw. According to literature it only works between 20 and 90 mph. :roll:

How come no one told me about I79 from Charleston to Morgantown? Road in excellent condition, no traffic, amazing 17mpg sweeping corners.
willyv124
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Joined: May 23, 2017 7:45 PM
Location: Richmond, VA

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Using the pics in this thread https://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?p=1500396#p1500396 I replaced my old fuel tank seal with a modified e24 one. p/n 16111119235. Definitely a bear to put on. Used some trim tools from harbor freight to help get it around the neck.

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Not a perfect fit, but pretty good, may mess around with the fitment later
tn535i
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Joined: Jul 14, 2006 1:30 PM
Location: Middle Tennessee

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I probably purchase the same e24 part a few years back for my e24 and was disappointed. Did not fit right and didn't hold up well.
dsmith
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Joined: Jan 20, 2012 12:52 AM
Location: Charleston, SC

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Been a while since I did some real car work. Getting the super eta ready for The Vintage. Replaced broken motor mounts and dead original struts with B6 on stock springs. Doing a few coolant hoses also. Some reason, I didn’t replace the upper/lower hoses, when I replaced the rest in 2013. Probably will replace the diff mount, since I have a new one somewhere. I replaced the rear subframe bushings recently, so it ought to finally handle pretty well.

I did a manual swap last year and only had an extra e30 shifter. I was going to put in a Z3 1.9 shifter, but the price has gone up over $100, so the e30 shifter will remain.

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alps
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Finally got her a garage!

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EuroShark
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Joined: Feb 12, 2006 12:00 PM
Location: Colorado

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I picked up my new project last night. It's a nice rust-free 528e shell that will be getting all the leftovers from various cars I've had over the years. The good kind of leftovers though, like a B35, G265, Recaros and Euro bumpers.

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tn535i
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EuroShark wrote: Sep 12, 2021 11:27 AM I picked up my new project last night. It's a nice rust-free 528e shell
I need one of those...
topher800
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Location: Boulder, CO

Re: What did you do to your E28 today?

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topher800 wrote: Aug 10, 2021 5:53 PM Drove from Denver to Annapolis over the weekend. No drama. 20-21mpg.

The ACsolutions AC conversion kit worked like a champ, even in the 104F Kansas blast furnace I was comfortable.

Need to get cruise control working, my right heel is a bit sore/raw. According to literature it only works between 20 and 90 mph. :roll:

How come no one told me about I79 from Charleston to Morgantown? Road in excellent condition, no traffic, amazing 17mpg sweeping corners.
Got the cruise fixed in NH, turns out the local shop had a BMW master tech onboard. Drove home. No drama. 20-21mpg, except for the early morning run out of Salina - burned through the tank in a little over two hours. Oh, and cruise worked above 90.

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