• Tapatalk is being removed immediately. There are security issues and there is no justification for having it anymore. I apolgize to those die-hard Tapatalk users but you'll need to start using the forums mobile version instead.

2800 Restoration Thread

HB Chris

Moderator
Site Donor $$
Messages
12,970
Reaction score
2,721
Location
Huntington Beach, CA
Rings just needed time to seat. Right front caliper bleeder is leaking, it was rebuilt so I sent it back, good thing I have a spare. Headed to Houston tomorrow to visit Drew and tour the Johnson Space Center and drive his Bav.
 

GolfBavaria

Well-Known Member
Site Donor $
Messages
1,222
Reaction score
148
Location
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Great work guys, can't wait to go for a drive, we need to get a SoCal E3 drive in soon. Safe travels to Houston. Glad to hear motor is running great.
 

HB Chris

Moderator
Site Donor $$
Messages
12,970
Reaction score
2,721
Location
Huntington Beach, CA
Just an update on our 2800 project. I've been driving it for a while and I can't believe how silky smooth the engine is, I think it is the bore/stroke combination that BMW got right when they introduced the M30. And the ZF 4 speed is equally amazing. I just adjusted the Zeniths with Steve's adapters and found one linkage wasn't quite as tight and caused a slight lag. While in there I adjusted the valves (1500 miles on motor now) and only three or four were a bit loose. I also replaced the original exhaust and it sounds so much mellower but still sporty. I will be driving it to Monterey with my son this year.
 
Top