My Alpina B2 powered 3.0CS

Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by JamesE30, Oct 10, 2018.

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    Yeah, that’s what I thought.. Damn it.
    Just ordered a new one from WN, didn’t want to risk getting a second hand one and it also not fitting..
     
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    My e9’s new home for the next few months. Next time I see it, it will be stripped!

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    A few pics of some parts going back together

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    Meticulous planning and attention to detail!
     
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    My Solex 40’s vs my friends Weber 40’s and some other parts for his 2002 :D

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    New timing chain cover arrived from Wallothnesh. Didn’t take much to get it perfect.

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    And the replacement crank pulley/vibration dampener arrived. This time will be painted not powdercoated!

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    Even though the cover was brand new it had kind of a dull finish compared to the rest of my aluminium parts. So o quickly had it beadblasted to match. Looks great :)

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    If you follow Zinz's lead, you'll find that Penetrol or in my case in Europe Owaldöl penetrating oil applied to these new raw aluminum surfaces provides a great anti-oxidation layer and a light shine as if they had been clear powder-coated.
    I am spraying it inside the wheel wells and inside the front bodywork where I don't want wax to show. It naturally creeps into all of the crevasses and forms a glassy water-proof protective layer.
     
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    That’s awesome, thanks for the recommendation! I was looking for a solution for that exact issue. I considered something like ACF-50 I read about some Motorcycle guys using. Is Owaldöl a brand name? I’ll definitely give it a try but I can’t seem to find it?
     
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    I was close.... look for Owatrol Öl.. .
    https://www.owatrol-kontor.de/owatrol-owatrol-oel-produktvorstellung
    https://www.owatroldirect.co.uk/product/owatrol-oil/
    Owatrol is great for protecting the nice, clean aluminum pieces from oxidation. Spray or paint it on, wait, and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth. (I have sprayed it on and just left it as is on the engine pan where it gets more weather. It makes it look like it is powder-coated.
    I have also treated the back side of my Lokari fenders prior to installation. I will treat the wheel-facing side once I bang them into place.
    I will also spray the insides of the wheel wells before I mount the Lokaris.

    Here is a good article on rust inhibitors.
    https://www.autobild.de/artikel/rostschutzmittel-im-test-35817.html

    I don't use Owatrol exactly as described in the article. For that kind of rust-proofing, clean steel, primer, paint, and wax. I am using Bilt Hamber Dynax S50: https://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion-protection-and-rust-treatments
    It is black, so it requires a bit of cleanup after it has run out of the recesses.
     
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    Thabks, I’ll check it out. Definitely would like to put something on to protect it a bit.

    Yesterday I managed to get a bit more done on the engine.

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