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New Build: 1987 BMW e28 528i ///M Sport

Discussion in 'Classics' started by classixx_e28, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. classixx_e28

    classixx_e28 New Member

    Sep 24, 2014
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    I just recently acquired a 1987 BMW e28 528i. It has an MSport trim to give it the looks.

    If there are any classic Beemer guys out there, Here is where you tell me what works and what doesn't in a old e28.

    I don't plan on giving it a full restoration, although I have dreamed of pulling it apart and refurbishing every part of it with autosol and a toothbrush.

    The car is currently undergoing cosmetics at a body shop. Welding and paneling to remove some rust had been completed, and is now currently getting a new paint job as we speak. The original colour it came (greenish blue).

    I have some plans for her, maybe Dana; pronounced day-na as a project name.

    Nothing too crazy and mostly performance upgrades. I'm a big fan of properly tuned naturally aspired rear wheel drive cornering machines.

    I've been reading a lot about the e28 and to surmise from the mostly European tuning guides, I have come up with a plan below.

    I haven't stuck gold with the forums when it comes to the e28 in Malaysia, but that's probably because the old diggers that use them are buried in their work rather than in their phones.

    Without more witticisms, here's the hot bits as follows:


    Upgrade brake pads
    Brake hoses to braided lines
    Lines flush
    Master cylinder tweak ABS


    4 set Street/sport coilovers.
    (need recommendation on brands)
    So far Titan, bilstein, h&r
    these would need to be adjustable and suitable for letting the ride height 20mm to 30mm

    Inspired and rebuild

    Inspect and rebuild

    Gasket kit
    Pistons to high compression ratio
    Stroker kit
    Oversized radiator
    Head rebuild (maybe a later M30 head)
    Custom header manifold
    Lighten flywheel
    Balance pistons
    Balance crankshaft and flywheel
    Flush injectors or upgrade them
    ECU remap or upgrade.
    Hi flow catalytic coverter or removed
    Cat back exhaust

    The philosophy behind this car is to create a semi sleeper 5er.

    What I wish to achieve with its performance is as follows gents:

    More torque
    More horsepower
    Quicker and higher revs
    Better pickup speed
    Dynamite braking
    Balanced engine
    Stanced ride
    Lowered ride
    Stiffer cornering
    Appropriate body roll

    I still require much information to achieve the above. I would very much appreciate the knowledge of ya bros!

  2. sharizat

    sharizat Club Guest

    Jan 11, 2013
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    this is a really big project bro. Not so sure on the parts and things ur looking for. I do hope some sifu's here can help you up :D
  3. harbhajan

    harbhajan Official Member

    Jan 1, 2010
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    go to bg thwy may b able to help(bluegreen)
  4. classixx_e28

    classixx_e28 New Member

    Sep 24, 2014
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