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    528i 1987 (3.5 swap)
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    Mechanics / Engineering , Blacksmithing , Motorbikes, BMW's , Random vintage stuff

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  1. Can anyone point me in the direction of where to grab an installation from. Gone through multiple now and none have ADS files...nor can i fin my original install files. ITS Painful watching your car waste away cause you can't access the ECU to reset it correctly.
  2. Awesome info to know, and i have been pricing things for years to re-build my M30 engine, A good budget IMO is about 15k as allows for some wiggle room and depending on parts you want to modify/replace more than others. Always shop around and go with people with experience, there heaps of good builders out there The big issue i found in relation to head work was having real evidence with flow testing, found base numbers around but finding reliable after modification numbers is hard...the whole argument why would i give you X if you can't prove the gain. Although i tend to over engineer things instead of keeping simple Good luck
  3. Hi All, I am just looking for some information on the correct spark plugs, as eventually the engine is destined for a mid-engine conversion but sadly needs some maintenance as had a hissy last time i was doing burnouts and i can't tell if info i found online is correct. The car currently has ZFR5F Plugs and the recommend plug was a BKR6EQUP (laser platinum plug) which personally i don't want to pay $23 each at the moment when i would rather buy a MLS gasket for my other BMW haha. Shes not a road legal car but deserves to keep that heart beating until such time she gets updated/upgraded. Thanks anyone that can help
  4. Hi All, Know i could of put in another area but figured might get more views here. So apologies Does anyone happen to have an ADS Interface? I could borrow or buy? So i can talk to my E38 DME and get it running again or where i might buy one. I have a 20 pin - ODB connctor and K Line/D-can cable which is only good for so little with INPA ( i have an old laptop I have a fair clue what the issue (throttle control vanes) is but given its age its about time i check whole thing rather than a half fix. Thanks all
  5. Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has or knows where i can get the service manual? As can't seem to find mine anywhere. As currently doing a big cleanup and everything that isn't working or not finished is going so figured i would try get the 750il back up and running before i finally get my arm twisted to sell it. Also leads me to does anyone know of any M73's north island preferred? Thanks
  6. Have to say this forum has always been great but seen better days. Being an IT guy know it gets hard to manage things especially as time goes on but its still alive. I would have no issues to offer some hours to help do a clean up/re-orginise a bit as i have had so much help off here in the early years we need a place that isn't full of stupid comments like FB haha
  7. When its done right its awesome and looking forward to having my car done in future just remember to detail correctly (how many people i see pay $$$ for it then go to super cheap and ruin it by trying to wax it) My friends brother does it over in Aussie and does travel around the world, i know for awhile there was an NZ counter part. Shoot him a message for a price or he might know someone in NZ. https://www.facebook.com/InTheClearAuto/
  8. Hi Guys/Gals, For your view pleasure, hope this file helps I would have to check the shed but pretty sure i have a set of 540i rears and E32 Fronts (complete or other way around its been a while) if i remember correctly it was the largest OEM i could fit under 15's without upgrading to porche or big brake kit (10 years ago) on my E28. I am probably just going to go with non oem brake upgrade next time round as my performance is past the stock brakes or maybe see if my 750il ones fit PM me if needed E28 Brake upgrade.rtf
  9. Hi All, Long time since an update, but after some health issues that have stopped my life for last few years. Finally getting back on track with the car, Updated V5 or something of the manifold is a few weeks away from being all welded up. Once its back it home i will need to run the pipes down from the twin wastegates and finishing plumbing up the exhaust (downpipe for turbo already done)/ intercooler. Then re-pump fuel system for new surge tank .... and then the engine crusade will begin (glad things have got cheaper and more available in last few years)...
  10. Hi All, So a long time ago i had a nose to tail accident (no frame damage) but the left front inner quarter panel and front left face have damage. I have done some work to get this worked out but without actual measurements from another E28 or a reference guide its not going to sit right with me as i don't want to do a bog job. I did find a few frame reference materials online but nothing that really helped or showed me parts of car i needed. Updated pictures, As you can see it is passenger side inner quater panel and took picture of middle as front face is damaged. Thanks for Posts Update: Thanks to people who responded next time i am in wellington you might get a hassle
  11. Awesome, I actually might consider doing mine instead of swapping out for another type of seat.
  12. Just saw the post. Brent at BM World has lot's of info/knowledge and quite a few others. I have done a lot of research into M30 B34/35 Turbo and currently building a High HP engine for my e28 and thanks to help from people on the forum made leaps but life has kept project on slow mo. From the research i have actually done the older M30 blocks are more resilient to boost (make of cast materials) vs later model ones, the difference is the heads are better as time goes on. When considering the B35 vs B25 and block size handling more boost, that all comes down to sleeve strength and size and other variables. My interest would be the weight difference as if you could net similar gains to an b35 in reference to displacement you may actually come out better off if they weigh less. Ultimately what i say it comes down to what you want to do, doing an M30B25 would be unique and done right would net you good gains boosted. Also if you go NA swap rather than boosted its about 300ish for a megasquirt that will run the car so no need for a BMW ECU and its tuneable without issue Good luck and PM me if you have any questions you think i could help with
  13. Hi All, I'm based in lower north island and wondering if anyone has an old M30 cylinder head laying around (pref b35) Doesn't matter if its cracked or missing all pieces, needs to be flat and have exhaust side studs so i can get my custom manifold finished ASAP. Thanks
  14. Hi All, I had no clue which thread to actually put this under, anyway long story short I have a 95 750il (M73B54) if i remember correctly, The engine decided to take a nose dive after ironically after i rebuilt the starter as the inside bushes had given out. After some checking of sensors manually, no matter what i did the car would go into "failsafe mode" and not keep running, So got myself a cable and found the INPA software. Now here is my problem, i am able to read the EWS and other installed devices but not the DME i get a communication fault. i have had a look around and found that there seems to be two versions of the DME installed in the cars DME404 (pre 1/95) and later DME (cant remember version). My problem now is i don't have any clue which version my INPA has and have been unable to source the older "ipo" file which i believe might be needed to read DME to check fuel sensors etc. Please correct me if im wrong, or have any suggestions. I have considered taking to a shop but no-one local has software to read it that i've found. I am based in Manawatu and its not worth my money to transport it to somewhere like Palmerston north to have it looked at. Thanks anyone who reads this and have a good day
  15. Very nice, mines same color but not in that condition to much time in a messy garage, although stupidly i took off front bumper and it got taken as scrap You could always consider an late model m30 swap, very simple to do, but then again a 350 v8 small block drops right in, used to be one in wellington. Like everything its about how much you want to spend vs upgrade. As more power you want the more you will need to spend so the car can actually still handle.
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