I’ve been really busy at work, and trying to keep an every other day running schedule means I haven’t been able the drive the E28 much at all. So I finally got to take it for a drive tonight.
Mine still has a small underbite, but it is on the list to get fixed.
The E28 was running so well I decided to go look for problems. I had not take the wheels off to look at the brakes so I tackled that yesterday afternoon.
Took this while at a stoplight. Sweet color.
Where I parked for my Target run...
Imagine you are back in the ‘80s. You need a cigarette. You can’t be bothered to fiddle with the key, so your cigarette lighter in your car needs to have power ALL THE TIME.
Since the E28 doesn’t have a working odometer I’d like to get something to track miles. The speedometer works fine, and so does the fuel gauge, but I have no idea on miles.
Interesting thing happened this week with the E28. After solving my idle issue last weekend I also took the time to do another minor task - cleaning the battery terminals.
Lounging in the shade by the lazy river. Happy 4th of July
I’ve used all of my wrenching luck for quite a while. Cleaning the throttle body this weekend I had a few close calls.
With one project down on the E28, on to other items on the long list. Cleaning the throttle body yesterday and the smoother idle led me to take some longer trips. No additional issues (that I didn’t already know about), but longer time in the car made me take note of the interior - particularly the smell.
I was lucky today to have most of the afternoon for working on the E28. Since I’m still a relatively novice wrench, I set me expectations reasonable - need to resolve the annoying stalling issue.
From what I’m sure will become one of my new best friends, Turner Motorsports.
Petty sure I saw one of these, but lifted with at least 33's. Didn’t have a chance to get a picture. Everything is bigger in Texas...
Went to the Harris County Tax Assessor office this morning to transfer title and register the E28. They have a kiosk system that actually makes the process better. You enter what you are there to do on the kiosk, it gives you a ticket with a number, then you wait for your number to be called and go to the assigned…
Since my E28 is an conversion from auto to manual, I’m crawling under it today to figure out what transmission it has. I’ll throw it out here with the best picture I could get before raising it.
Following my post last week on the BMW, I figured I needed to take the ECU out and take a look at the solder joints to see if there was a loose connection somewhere.
Nice guy at the local shop. He said my left tail light was a little dim so I needed to clean the inside of the lens (fair), and passed me.
So not much new on the E28 yet, other than learning a few more things.