FUBAR "roadkill" M30 528e 10/13 Track Day Bro

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LeiseyJr
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FUBAR "roadkill" M30 528e 10/13 Track Day Bro

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This is my 1st car and hopefully it'll be done when I'm 16. This is gonna be a slow build so follow along if you want to. Still trying to figure whole pic thing and getting used to the forum. So please bear with me. But Anyway, it's a 1987 528e 5spd with a LSD. :pimp: Can't really go over 40mph bc the whole suspension is gone. So I'm gonna rebuild that by the end of the summer hopefully. Any advice will be nice, and a B34 swap is planned for in the future. But I'm gonna start this out with a YouTube vid. I'll try to get more updates to you on Monday Night.
http://youtu.be/96K_A3zwDfs

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Imageimage3 by Kurvenkamph Motorsport, on Flickr
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Car's current state as of 4/18/2020

1987 528e
-10:1 M30 ft. Schrick 284 (4th engine including original)
-Dogleg (2nd one)
-S3.25 LSD (4th diff) (identifies as open diff occasionally)
-BIlstein/sleeves coilover (550F 400R
-GC Camber Plate
-Moosehead UCAB
-Rear M5 trailing arm bushings
-Powerflex subframe bushings
- 540i BBK
-PFC 11 Pads
- Clutchmasters stage 1 w/ original flywheel
-M1.0 Miller WAR (my own tune)
- 1982 non-SI cluster
- mocca-ish interior imported from russia
- German, fusebox, check panel, and light switch (euro spec bro)
- Style 5 16' Wheels
- Pfeba Lip
- 535is rear spoiler
- Big Toolkit (small red screwdriver)
- Shadowline tailights
- Nardi Wheel
- Small waist bucket seat
- Classic wannabe euro exterior stuff (headlights and bumpers)
- IE Header to a junkyard magnaflow
- Original A/C system except for one custom hose and air-duster freon


All pieced together thanks to LKQ, Sherman, and ebay/forum
Any custom machined parts: Dad (thanks for the workspace and tools)
Rust Repair: Dad and Ryo
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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Cool. Good for you; Looking forward to updates!
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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Looking good dude! Didn't realize you had a lift in your garage, that will definitely make things easier.

See you at the track tomorrow?
LeiseyJr
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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nik77356 wrote:Looking good dude! Didn't realize you had a lift in your garage, that will definitely make things easier.

See you at the track tomorrow?
Yep, won't be working corners either. Big blue has aero :haul: Your e28 is gonna be there?
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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Awesome! Look forward to reading this as well. My first car was a '88 super eta 528e at 17 :D
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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So 1st time posting pics. will be shitty for awhile bc I've only had my phone to document. How hard can it be? But Anyway I picked the car up on craigslist didn't run and had been sitting for god knows how long. Image
Thing was mint
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I eventually came up with its name "FUBAR" which means Fucked Up Beyond All Repair.
It was better then the 1st shell we got
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Just surface rust... should be able to sand it off....
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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Still haven't replaced my battery but we did replace everything from the tank to the hard lines.

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Looking great so far! Except not :cry:
Eventually after school one day I dropped the tank.
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The only 14 year old that day in the world to cut their evap hoses to short that day. Unfortunately don't have pics of my genius. Once everything was buttoned up the car fired right up and did the fantastic surging. That was a fun experience tracking down the idle.
So my thought was the ICM because it had the exact symptoms for that. We put one in and decided to still be a bitch. A new one from Programa and some other used one. Got a ICV from my boss at work. None of that worked of course. Thought this might be part of the problem
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So went to the junkyard and my dad just cut a whole ICM harness out with the computer still attached. We thought that computer so we put it on our parts shelf and just let it sit. My boss then gave me another ICV with 9,000 miles from a 733i. No change with a new computer and a basically new ICV. :brickwall: So about to just put vise grips on the ICV hose. I grabbed the "broken" computer. Turned the key... And ... Voila! :D (just had to re-write this gonna read over my work next time)
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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More about that gnarly hood when I get more time. Enjoying the slow process of making a thread though.
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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So in the ad when they said nasty hood. Quite an understatement....
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It was pitted with rust like it had been in a fire and then sat outside. When a decent used hood is probably accessible and under $100 and bolts right on... Or Bondo! It had like 1/4 inch of Bondo and it cracking in sections bc there was just to much. The hood was trash, but thank god I had Sherman.
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It was the 1st car part I've ever payed for. Paints faded and not matching but it's a straight hood with rust. Which is all good since I'm gonna get the car repainted. You guys have any ideas on colors? I'm thinking Maroon. Has to match the tan interior.
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Good looking project! Keep up the good work.
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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Burgundrot is a wonderful color but if your gonna change paint, do it right and do the entire shell.
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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CYoung wrote:Burgundrot is a wonderful color but if your gonna change paint, do it right and do the entire shell.
That's the color I meant by Maroon my dad had a 535i in that color a long time ago. It is a amazing color but I think I'll keep the Bronzit, it gives it that old car look but doesn't make it look like a total POS and hides a lot of imperfections too.
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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Good luck with it, I'm sure you'll learn a ton in the process.
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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So I have a update. Car is now on jackstands! Progress :clap:
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We took the struts out
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Are replacing them with these bad boys
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Bilsteins & HR Sport Springs :alright: Anyone like my stellar paint job?

We have a couple parts to get like control arm, dog bones, and probably tierod and draglink.
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A little late getting here, but now that I'm subscribed... :up:
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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Small Update: Looks like we're gonna have to get a bonded title thx to the P/O. He bought it and never got it registered and so then we got it and it was last registered 5yrs ago. There's no known date of sale from the purchase and whole bunch of shit. It did have a clear Texas blue title and the carfax said it wasn't stolen or wrecked. So it should be pretty easy getting a bonded title.

Good News: I put a new air cleaner in it and it idles SO much better.
http://youtu.be/dQm2nFJAbi0
I have new spark plugs that I'm to lazy to put in. It has newish shitty Bosch Platinum +4 spark plugs. I got brand new correct plugs. Also, I'm in Hawaii!
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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So another update. Lots of progress and its finally back on the road.

Pics of what gone done:
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LSD!

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As you can see my dad loved about removing the subframe

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Those diff bolts were a huge PITA

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Mint subframe

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:rofl:

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Was amazed to see this

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Cleaning it up

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Painted

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New Powerflex bushings going in

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Bolted into the car

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Brand new Dogbones, lower control arms,tie rods and rear swaybar links

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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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Car runs great after I removed the shitty Bosch Platinum plugs. Compression was also done the results were:
1. 175-180
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4.180
5.180-5
6.180-5
Pulled to 95 good for a eta. :haul:
The temp gauge is not working correctly even after a brand new board. Tach is now functional and almost all the electrics work minus the radio and the rear left window bc of P/O. Drivetrain is in great shape and it stops on a dime. Is it normal for the ABS unit to be very noise? The car rides great now I love the new setup. Not to stiff not to soft it's perfect and the car handles great. Recommend it to anyone who wants a suspension upgrade .Just have to fix the reverse lights, turn signals, temp gauge and get the aux fan working.

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Also got the A/C working. It was "converted" to R134a before. That's why it still had all R-12 fittings. Went to autozone got R-12 to 134a adapters and put a can of A/C Pro in and also put in another can of there A/C Pro 100 and now it blows cold. No problems yet keeps the car cool and it's holding pressure. I recommend A/C pro because it's easy to use and has worked it's just a great product.
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It's nice having a lift in your garage.
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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1st 5er wrote:It's nice having a lift in your garage.
It is helps out a lot. The A/C is nice too
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Re: First Car 528e Build (Update:Replaced Tank 2/1)

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So remember a year ago when we re-did the fuel supply. We thought $600 for a tank was a little pricey, so to save money we tried to save the tank, rust and all. After some cleaning we thought it would be good enough. So threw a fresh coat of paint on it and threw it in with all the other brand new fuel system components.

1 year later:
Heading to the dealer car is stumbling and dying as usual. Can't make get over 20mph so we crawl into a parking lot. As usual will rev in redline no problems and is idling great. Fuck! So I go out under the car and let all my rage on the fuel pump. Problem seems to get better as we limp to a gas station, its about 1/4 of a tank so we top it off. Problem is still present but continue to head to the dealer. Before we leave I crawl under the car again and beat the shit out of the fuel pump. Problem is gone, now I know what you're thinking then it just the main pump. The pump has less than 200 miles on it. Is something clogging the main pump?

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Yep thats rust coming from the low pressure line feeding straight into the pump. That'll do it. So to prove our theory we clean go the "old" fuel pump with 50 miles on it and spray PB blaster through it. What do you know more gold dust. So we just cleaned the pump out with PB blaster and hit on it. Until Today!

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Old Gas Tank Inside:
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When we ran the hose through and rinsed the tank.
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So 1 year of aggravation and $300+ in unneeded parts and the price of a new tank, or we could've replaced the tank a year ago. *sigh*
At least I know all about Motronic 1.0 now, but that'll all be useless with the B34. Stay Tuned for the B34 swap! :D
Thanks for Reading!
(this thread should probably be in Tech Talk)
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Dude! Big props to you Man! Keep up the good work.

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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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Thanks for saving / bringing back an old E28.
Great thread!
Nice score on that hood.
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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KrautnotRice wrote:Thanks for saving / bringing back an old E28.
Great thread!
Nice score on that hood.
My pleasure!
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Re: FUBAR $650 528e Build

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So here's my update, thank you everyone for the feedback. It means a ton. The M30 is basically assembled will get pics ASAP, but for know I just wanted to document how well the eta is running before we tear it out for M30 powah.

Here it is:
https://youtu.be/Y4DFGqPcL_g
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