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  1. I’m looking to repair my e28, which is currently a bit rusty... There’s a fair bit of welding to do, including patching panels, repairing the front subframe, presumably filling holes and no doubt other misc jobs. I’ve been told tig by some people as there’s less distortion, but mig by others as it’s faster and easier (and cheaper?). Personally tig appeals, but more so for making parts rather than patching panels. I believe in order to get the most use out of the welder whilst still being able to weld thin sheet metal, I need to get a mig with a maximum minimum of 30 amps and a minimum maximum of 180 amps. Must be single phase 15 amps (or lower, though can’t see a decent welder being lower than that). I’ll be needing to purchase all of the associated paraphernalia to go with it. I personally don’t know how to weld yet, but know several people who can mig and a few who can tig that are happy to teach/help out. Not looking to spend $5k either...
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    1985 525e

    Time to get realistic about selling my e28. I'll update this as things come to mind. As much as it pains me, I need to sell this, as it doesn't quite fulfill what I want from a daily or a weekend car (IE. jack of all, master of none. Not sensible enough for a daily, not silly enough for a weekender). Also it should be keep original, which again doesn't fit with my OEM+ end goal for my cars. If I had the space I would keep it, but I don't so it needs to find a new loving home. I have several spare parts that I can include via negotiation (I still have another E28), including a spare getrag 260 (needs some attention, won't go into 5th) Asking $7.5k ono (fairly hard to value) Project thread here: Car jam here: https://carjam.co.nz/car/?plate=mo9445 Facts: Fresh WOF and Reg last month Converted to manual with a getrag 260 (started by PO) 162XXXKms Bronzitbeige Metallic Perlbeige interior 3.64 medium case diff rear sway bar (my understanding is 525e's didn't have them factory) Manual sunroof that works NZ New Pros: Low KM, mostly original, quite tidy Classic black plates Incredibly tidy interior for it's age, no rips or tears Hasn't left me stranded (unlike my E46 haha) Central looking works perfectly Cons: Clear coat is a bit sad in places Some scratches and dents, character if you like Rust on bonnet vents, sunroof, some on the doors (these are all "they all do that"), comparatively it's low rust Input shaft bearing (well at least that's my diagnosis) quite loud under load. ICV doesn't really work, I assume it did at one point though Needs the correct thermostat housing for the dash temp gauge plug Work done within the last 2000km: Fuel filter and some fuel line Oil filter Oil change Fresh coolant Air filter Intake elbow Tail light gaskets Transmission mounts Transmission output shaft and selector seals Redline MTL Valve adjustment New spark plugs 1 tyre Front sway bar links Battery Accessory belts (both) Rocker cover gasket (to be installed) Lower rubber shifter boot Clutch fork pivot pin Clutch Slave cylinder Heavy duty clutch Throw out bearing Pilot bearing Resurfaced single mass flywheel Various shifter bushes Ignition switch (brand new, but US model so no fancy indicator park lights, could be modded back in)
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    1985 525e

    Land Rovers and BMWs will do that to you
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    1985 525e

    How keen are you? Happy to work something out for a worthy cause. PM me?
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    1985 525e

    You and me both . I’m open to offers if people think I’m mad...
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    1985 525e

    Bump, new photos and lower price on Trademe https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1658483629.htm
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    E34 M5

    About half that price and it’d make a great track and/or targa car.
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    E3/E12 gearbox compatibility

    As they’re both m30s the gearbox should bolt up to the engine fine. However you might need to check for a speedo drive on the gearbox (should be fine since it’s an e12 box). Unfortunately that’s as far as my knowledge goes on e3s.
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    Quick Questions

    It's not currently in a car and hasn't been for a long time. The guy who had it had e12s and e3s.
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    Quick Questions

    Thanks Brent. 4148346 is stamped on the block where the 7 digit engine number should be, which is confusing. @Jono51 thinks it’s a replacement engine, so perhaps they stamped the vin of the car there instead of the engine number?
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    Quick Questions

    Can anyone identify this engine? It's either an m30 or m90. 4148346 35 6e a 356ea
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    Damaged 2007 Motorsport 550i Touring

    “Excellent race car” alright then...
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    Help needed...

    @_ethrty-Andy_ USB itself doesn’t suck, it’s normally the sub par USB to serial adaptor. I almost got something working on my windows 10 laptop over USB, I only stopped because I didn’t know how to use the software so couldn’t test properly.
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    Looking to buy a welder

    That I could fit an e36 boot lid into the boot of my e28. For anyone wondering, e28s have massive boots.
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    Looking to buy a welder

    Thanks @musccoo and @_ethrty-Andy_. I can’t really justify a brand new Lincoln welder. Currently on the hunt for a 2nd hand BOC, Lincoln or Miller. I think I’ll take you up on that Andy.
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    Looking to buy a welder

    @aja540i I had a go with my mates Lincoln 200C, and 50 amps seemed to work fine on thin stuff (admittedly that welder was smarter than us). @Olaf Any recommendations other than BOC? I know Lincoln and Miller are big names. Are you confusing this with mail order brides or do you have an exceptionally bizarre wielding shop? Regardless, I feel other members of the forum might need specifications......
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    Looking to buy a welder

    Thanks for your input guys. I think I’ll probably spring for a boc unit (was already looking that way), though my dad still thinks I should get a cheap one with a 3 year warranty... I was always planning on running gas (was thinking Argo shield, but if straight CO2 will do the job cheaper I might look into that). I’ve seen flux core welds, not the prettiest. What amperage would you recommend for welding the body work on the e28, it’s pretty thin, so I’d imagine it’d be quite low. Would 50 A cut it or is that too high? There’s a used boc multi process 175 that’s caught my eye, however the mig minimum is 50A. @gjm no need for arc yet, but most multi process welders have it. Not a selling point either way for me though. @agent75 what’s the process behind convertering a fire extinguisher? That sounds like a cost effective way to go. @Olaf I would love to do the welding course, but both hours in the day and timelines make that difficult. @aja540i @Mr Vapour Thanks, that was roughly my thinking. Duty cycle doesn’t need to be too high, but I understand how it works. Already checked with an electrician and I just need the 15amp plug.
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    WTB G245 driveshaft for manual conversion

    There’s a different driveshaft for each gearbox (on my earlier link it also talks about driveshafts).
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    WTB G245 driveshaft for manual conversion

    I could be wrong, but you might struggle to find one that’s a bolt in affair. As 245s were only found in one model of e30 (I suspect you have an e21 box). http://www.e30zone.net/e30zonewiki/index.php/Drivetrain#Manual You may have to get a driveshaft modified to fit. However if it’s the same length as a 240 or 260 than there will be driveshafts out there. I’ve got a 260 (can’t recall the exact version) if you’d like me to measure it.
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    E28 In-tank fuel pump

    Despite having a decent amount of spares, a good E28 in-tank fuel pump is not something I have. (I do have an E34 one, that *should* work) So I'm looking to upgrade to an OEM+ type solution as that appears to be cheaper than a standard OEM pump. Thoughts on this? https://catuned.com/walbro-fuel-pump-genuine-install-kit Or any other suggestions?
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    E10 - Head gasket replacement

    Which part of the country are you in? (I’m on mobile so it doesn’t tell me). If you’re in Wellington I’d suggest having a chat to Jon at Auto38.
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    1985 525e

    My M535i isn’t going to fund itself... Details on Trademe
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    1985 525e

    Bump, $5.5k ONO https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1616688916
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    E34 Dash, free!

    Bump
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    E34 Dash, free!

    Free black e34 dash. Pretty good condition. located in Porirua/Wellington
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