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      07-16-2018, 09:46 PM   #45
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Damn that's insane, haven't ever seen such a poorly maintained motor. Good choice buying another.

I want to stress these coolant connections are quick-connects, not quick-disconnects . Take a hard look at them while you do the initial shakedown, I put a pinhole leak/crack in my radiator from yanking off the upper rad hose.
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      07-17-2018, 08:05 PM   #46
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Car almost done.

Drove it for the first time today.

Just need to install bumper and some trim.

Car runs good, engine is nice and smooth. Transmission shifts nicely.

Only issue I noticed is the power steering lines have small leaks around the crimps. Sucks since those damn lines are expensive.s

Got brake light on as well, front brakes are shot, will need to replace them.



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      07-18-2018, 03:55 PM   #47
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Great project! It's amazing how nicely things clean up with some elbow grease. It's possible that the old engine still had the original oil from the factory.
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      07-18-2018, 04:14 PM   #48
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Glad to see the car is running!

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I want to stress these coolant connections are quick-connects, not quick-disconnects
How do you figure? I've universally seen the quick disconnect term, including form the manufacturers.
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      07-18-2018, 05:40 PM   #49
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      07-18-2018, 08:35 PM   #50
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TPMS won't sync. I think the wheels are from a 2012 and the sensors are not compatible. Total pain in the ass, will have to get the old wheels and tires dismounted and steal the old sensors.
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TPMS won't sync. I think the wheels are from a 2012 and the sensors are not compatible. Total pain in the ass, will have to get the old wheels and tires dismounted and steal the old sensors.
Might be worth it to just buy new sensors. Might cost a few bucks more but saves the hassle of dragging a set of wheels to the tire shop. You can code the sensors off as well I believe.
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      07-19-2018, 10:11 AM   #52
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Glad to see the car is running!



How do you figure? I've universally seen the quick disconnect term, including form the manufacturers.
I'm just joking around - I say it from experience. They connect very quickly but after 100k miles they are not easy to disconnect.

I had to yank my upper rad hose so hard the neck on the radiator cracked ever so slightly.
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      07-19-2018, 11:55 AM   #53
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All done

Total about 4K spent including the car.



Engine bay put back together.


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Wow, I'm impressed.
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      07-21-2018, 03:37 PM   #55
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      07-22-2018, 07:53 AM   #56
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Excellent job, I envy you the skill set.
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      07-22-2018, 05:33 PM   #57
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Well done! What an amazing job, and I bet your son will take much better care of the car now that he's put some of his own blood, sweat, and tears into it.

Incidentally, you could've left the 528i's oil/coolant heat exchanger on the engine, it just requires a few small plumbing changes to get it to work. I recently retrofit the heat exchanger onto mine, but I was simultaneously changing the OFHG, doing a coolant flush, and replacing a leaking engine coolant pipe gasket, so it was kind of kismet. There was basically zero additional labor involved.
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On the steering lines you can likely pull off the old ones and find a local hydraulic line shop that makes brake lines make you a set for 1/4 the cost of oem.
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Well done! What an amazing job, and I bet your son will take much better care of the car now that he's put some of his own blood, sweat, and tears into it.

Incidentally, you could've left the 528i's oil/coolant heat exchanger on the engine, it just requires a few small plumbing changes to get it to work. I recently retrofit the heat exchanger onto mine, but I was simultaneously changing the OFHG, doing a coolant flush, and replacing a leaking engine coolant pipe gasket, so it was kind of kismet. There was basically zero additional labor involved.
I considered it, but oil cooler was damaged, the inlet was bent. So would of had to buy a whole new assembly. It was easier to just delete it.
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On the steering lines you can likely pull off the old ones and find a local hydraulic line shop that makes brake lines make you a set for 1/4 the cost of oem.
Magically they don't leak anymore... not sure if there was residual fluid on them or the just sealed themselves....
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New Job brakes!

This owner... I have no words....

Car has almost new pads in the front, but these are the rotors....



Pads....



So they just slapped pads on old destroyed rotors and not a care in the world...
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      07-27-2018, 10:12 AM   #62
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Got rear brakes done.

Doing the fronts now. Just waiting on Akebono Ceramic Pads from FCP Euro.

New Meyle Rotors installed.

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      07-27-2018, 08:31 PM   #63
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Also finished interior. Got some new floor mats and darker wood trim, couldn't stand the other color.

Interior before



Interior after

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What a cool dad your son has. Great job to both of you
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