Every Type of Part we Offer

… whether on hand or not.

We use synonyms, to enable you to find a part based on how you happen to name it, e.g., “ECM” or “ECU” or “Electronic Control Module” or “Electronic Control Unit” or “Fuel Injection Computer.”  For this reason, our list has several duplicates, intentionally.

Actuator circlip (Trunk), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E31, E32, E34, E38 1817032
Air cleaner assembly bottom half, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Air cleaner assembly top half, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Air cleaner assembly, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Air cleaner box, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Air filter box bottom half, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Air filter box top half, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Air filter box, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Air flow meter bracket bump stop, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Air flow meter bracket, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30B34 engine, E32 with M30 engine
Air flow meter housing, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Air flow meter intake duct (Between air filter box and airflow meter), as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine 1261370
Air flow meter intake duct, as on: E24, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1722847
Air flow meter intake duct, as on: E24, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1708878
Air flow meter, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1286064
Air intake duct (Between air filter box and airflow meter), as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine 1261370
Air intake duct, as on: E24, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1722847
Air intake duct, as on: E24, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1708878
Air volume determinator, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1286064
Alternator (AL46X), as on: E23 1982-1986, E24 1982-1985, E28 1983-1985, E30 pre-1986
Ashtray (Front, as well as rear center of console), as on: E24, E30 1904809
Behind-headlights plastic splash guard (Driver), as on: E24
Blind plug (On air flow meter for M10, M20, M30, M70), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E31 with M70 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E32 with M70 engine, E34 1363874
Book (BMW Roadside Assistance, printed in 1988), as on: E24 1988 only, E28 1988 only, E30 1988 only
Book (BMW Service, 1987/88), as on: E23 1987 only, E24 1987 only, E24 1988 only, E28 1987 only, E28 1988 only, E30 1987 only, E30 1988 only 01999099191VK111950IV87
Boot (Trunk lock actuator), as on: E23, E24, E28 1852771
Bracket (Trunk lock actuator), as on: E23, E24, E28 1858098
Bracket (Trunk lock actuator), as on: E23, E24, E28 1852777
Bulb (21W, tail lights, third stoplamp, etc.), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E31, E32, E34, E38 7160789
Bulb (5W, tail lights, etc.), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E31, E32, E38 9905336
Bulb (Bumper side plastic extension light, 4W), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1984 & 1985 9063576
Bulb (Bumper side plastic extension light, 4W), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1984 & 1985 9978256
Bumper clip (Rear, Bumper impact rubber stripping attachment clip. Used on E23 front & rear, E24 front, E28 rear, E30 rear), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 aluminum-bumper 1838076
Bumper rubber stripping attachment clip (Rear, Bumper impact rubber stripping attachment clip. Used on E23 front & rear, E24 front, E28 rear, E30 rear), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 aluminum-bumper 1838076
Cap (On air flow meter for M10, M20, M30, M70), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E31 with M70 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E32 with M70 engine, E34 1363874
Center brake lamp assembly (Pearl Beige), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 9058720
Center brake lamp, as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988, E30 1986, 1987 and 1988 1377701
Center brake light assembly (Pearl Beige), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 9058720
Center brake light base plate, as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377712
Center brake light holder, as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377712
Center brake light trim (Anthracite, Rear trim cap), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377721
Center brake light trim (Lama, Rear trim cap), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377726
Center brake light trim (Lotus white, Rear trim cap), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1385030
Center brake light trim (Natur, Rear trim cap), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1385037
Center brake light trim (Nutria, Rear trim cap), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377723
Center brake light trim (Pacific, Rear trim cap), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377722
Center brake light trim (Pearl Beige, Rear trim cap), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377724
Center brake light trim (Pinion Green, Rear trim cap), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377725
Center brake light trim (Silver, Rear trim cap), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1385038
Center brake light wiring (Printed circuit board), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988, E30 1986, 1987 and 1988 1377734
Center brake light, as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988, E30 1986, 1987 and 1988 1377701
Check control unit, as on: E24
Chime, as on: E24, E28, E30 1376047
Cigarette lighter, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30
Cold start injector, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Control unit (Bosch 0 261 200 008, orange label), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine
Coolant level sending unit (Later style, 109mm), as on: E24 mid-1984 and on
Coolant level sending unit, as on: E24 up to mid-1984
Coolant overflow bottle body, as on: E24 1707505
Cubby hole latch, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E34
Dashboard clip, as on: E24, E28, E30, E31, E32, E34, E381916197
Distributor cap with dust cap, as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B35 engine, E28 with M20 engine, E28 with M30B34 engine, E30 with M20 engine, E31 with M70 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E32 with M70 engine, E34 with M20 eng
Distributor cap without dust cap, as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B35 engine, E28 with M20 engine, E28 with M30B34 engine, E30 with M20 engine, E31 with M70 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E32 with M70 engine, E34 with M20
Distributor external dust cap (Bosch), as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B35 engine, E28 with M20 engine, E28 with M30B34 engine, E30 with M20 engine, E31 with M70 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E32 with M70 engine, E34 with 1235522365
Distributor rotor, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 with M20 engine, E31 with M70 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E32 with M70 engine, E34 with M20 engine, E34 with M30 engine
Door gong, as on: E24, E28, E30 1376047
Door window glass, as on: E24
Driving dog, as on: E23 with 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH, E24 with 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH, E28 with M30 engine and 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH
Ducting by air flow meter (Between air filter box and airflow meter), as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine 1261370
Ducting by air flow meter, as on: E24, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1722847
Ducting by air flow meter, as on: E24, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1708878
Ducting hose clamp (L71-78), as on: E23, E24, E28 with M20 engine, E28 with M30 engine, E30 with M10 engine, E30 with M20 engine, E30 with M42 engine, E31 with M70 engine, E32 with M70 engine, E34 with M20 engine
Ducting hose clamp (L83-90), as on: E23, E24, E28 with M20 engine, E28 with M30 engine, E30 with M10 engine, E30 with M20 engine, E30 with M42 engine, E31 with M60, E31 with M62, E31 with M70 engine, E32 with M60, E32 with M70 engine, E34 with M20 engine,
ECM (Bosch 0 261 200 008, orange label), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine
ECU (Bosch 0 261 200 008, orange label), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine
Electronic control module (Bosch 0 261 200 008, orange label), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine
Electronic control unit (Bosch 0 261 200 008, orange label), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine
Engine and ancillaries, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine
Engine plug, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine
Exhaust assembly with muffler, as on: E24 1712903
Exhaust hardware (Flange), as on: E24 1712070
Exhaust hardware (Holder, Muffler), as on: E24 1178463
Exhaust hardware (Holder, Pipe), as on: E24 1246568
External trim (Driver, Chromed, curved, bright trim front rain gutter moldings, over door glass), as on: E24
External trim (Passenger, Chromed, curved, bright trim front rain gutter moldings, over door glass), as on: E24
Fanfare (Bosch 0320043026 335 Hz), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28, E30 with M42 engine1367312
Fanfare, as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28, E30 with M42 engine 1357106
Fender trim strip (Driver), as on: E24 1889487
Flex plate, as on: E23 with 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH, E24 with 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH, E28 with M30 engine and 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH
Flywheel assembly, as on: E23 with 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH, E24 with 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH, E28 with M30 engine and 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH
Flywheel dowel, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E31, E32
Flywheel, as on: E23 with 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH, E24 with 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH, E28 with M30 engine and 4HP-22 or 4HP-22EH
Fuel gauge sending unit, as on: E24 633CSi, E24 635CSi, E281153050
Fuel injection computer (Bosch 0 261 200 008, orange label), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine
Fuel injector, as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine
Fuel injector, as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E28 with M30B34 engine
Fuel injector, as on: E24 with M30B35 engine
Fuel level sending unit, as on: E24 633CSi, E24 635CSi, E281153050
Fuel pump (Auxiliary), as on: E24, E28 1179425
Fuel pump (Main), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 with M10 engine, E30 with M20B27 eta engine
Fuel pump assembly (Main), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 with M10 engine, E30 with M20B27 eta engine 1179232
Fuel pump gasket (Auxiliary. Goes under cover plate.), as on: E23, E24, E28
Fuel pump seal (Auxiliary. Goes under cover plate.), as on: E23, E24, E28
Gearbox (Automatic transmission), as on: E23 through 1983, E24 through 1983, E28 through 1983
Gearbox (Automatic transmission), as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E28 with M30B34 engine
Gearbox (ZF 4 HP-22 with tail shaft tailored to E23, E24, E28, Automatic transmission), as on: E23 1984 only, E24 1984 only, E28 528e 1984 and on, E28 with M30B32 engine
Glass, other than door (Rear), as on: E24
Glove box latch, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E34
Glove compartment latch, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E34
Headliner excluding sunroof insert, as on: E24 1982-1985
High mount lamp assembly (Pearl Beige), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 9058720
High mount light assembly (Pearl Beige), as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 9058720
Holder (Trunk lock actuator), as on: E23, E24, E28 1858098
Holder (Trunk lock actuator), as on: E23, E24, E28 1852777
Hood strut clip, as on: E24
Hood strut, as on: E24
Horn (Bosch 0320043026 335 Hz), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28, E30 with M42 engine1367312
Horn, as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28, E30 with M42 engine 1357106
Hub ABS sensor and wiring (Front, Bosch 0265001038), as on: E24 1179981
ICV (L-shaped unit, not T-shaped — through 10/1988, Bosch 0 280 140 509), as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B35 engine, E28 with M20B27 engine from 03/1987, E28 with M30B34 engine, E30 with M20B25 engine through 11/1988, 1286065
Idle control valve (L-shaped unit, not T-shaped — through 10/1988, Bosch 0 280 140 509), as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B35 engine, E28 with M20B27 engine from 03/1987, E28 with M30B34 engine, E30 with M20B25 engine th 1286065
Idle stabilizer valve (L-shaped unit, not T-shaped — through 10/1988, Bosch 0 280 140 509), as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B35 engine, E28 with M20B27 engine from 03/1987, E28 with M30B34 engine, E30 with M20B25 engine 1286065
Ignition coil, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M20 engine, E28 with M30 engine, E30 with M20 engine, E32 750iL 1988 only, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M20 engine 1286087
Info display screen (Coding plug only. VDO 6.2), as on: E24 635CSi 1375021
Info display screen (Coding plug only. VDO 6.2), as on: E24 635CSi 1385942
Info display screen (Light bar housing with lights and circuit board), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1375461
Info display screen (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1374917
Info display screen (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1386400
Info display screen (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1386867
Info screen (Coding plug only. VDO 6.2), as on: E24 635CSi1375021
Info screen (Coding plug only. VDO 6.2), as on: E24 635CSi1385942
Info screen (Light bar housing with lights and circuit board), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1375461
Info screen (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1374917
Info screen (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1386400
Info screen (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1386867
Instrument cluster (Central section with fuel gauge, temperature gauge, warning lights, main circuit board, white housing), as on: E24 1371665
Instrument cluster (Central section with fuel gauge, temperature gauge, warning lights, main circuit board, white housing), as on: E24 1365239
Instrument cluster aux circuit board with lights (Automatic transmission gearshift position indicator light board), as on: E24
Instrument cluster individual bulbs from base, as on: E24
Instrument cluster main lens & frame w/colored lenses & light fixtures & PCBs, as on: E24
Instrument panel (Central section with fuel gauge, temperature gauge, warning lights, main circuit board, white housing), as on: E24 1371665
Instrument panel (Central section with fuel gauge, temperature gauge, warning lights, main circuit board, white housing), as on: E24 1365239
Intake manifold bracket, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Intake manifold bracket, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Intake manifold casting only, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Intake manifold gasket, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Intake manifold with fuel injection parts, brackets and flanges, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Intake muffler, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Intermediate plate (Trunk lock), as on: E24, E28 1862344
Key for ignition, doors, trunk or hatch, glove box, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30
Lift cylinder, as on: E24
Light bulb (21W, tail lights, third stoplamp, etc.), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E31, E32, E34, E38 7160789
Light bulb (5W, tail lights, etc.), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E31, E32, E38 9905336
Light bulb (Bumper side plastic extension light, 4W), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1984 & 1985 9063576
Light bulb (Bumper side plastic extension light, 4W), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1984 & 1985 9978256
MAF bracket, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30B34 engine, E32 with M30 engine
MAF bump stop, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
MAF, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1286064
Mass air flow sensor, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1286064
Motronic unit (Bosch 0 261 200 008, orange label), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine
On-board computer (Coding plug only. VDO 6.2), as on: E24 635CSi 1375021
On-board computer (Coding plug only. VDO 6.2), as on: E24 635CSi 1385942
On-board computer (Light bar housing with lights and circuit board), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1375461
On-board computer (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1374917
On-board computer (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1386400
On-board computer (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1386867
Oxygen sensor, as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine
Oxygen sensor, as on: E24 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B35 engine, E28 with M30B34 engine
Plate in trunk floor, as on: E24
Protection ring, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine
Protective ring, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine
Radiator associated part (Drain plug), as on: E23, E24, E30 with M10 engine, E30 with M20 engine, E31, E32 735i or 735iL or 750iL, E32 740i or 740iL, E32 750iL, E34 with M30 engine, E34 with M60 engine, E38 740i or 740iL, E38 750iL 1719384
Radiator without switches or shroud (Automatic transmission), as on: E24, E28 with M30 engine 1152748
Radiator without switches or shroud (Automatic transmission), as on: E24, E28 with M30 engine 1152073
Radiator without switches or shroud (Automatic transmission, Automatic transmission), as on: E24, E28 with M30 engine1712448
Radiator without switches or shroud (Manual transmission), as on: E24, E28 with M30 engine 1712447
Radiator without switches or shroud (Manual transmission), as on: E24, E28 with M30 engine 1152747
Radiator without switches or shroud (Manual transmission), as on: E24, E28 with M30 engine 1152749
Relay (Bosch 0332204401), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E301373604
Relay (Bosch 0332204401), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E301357387
Relay (Bosch 0332204401), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E301363111
Relay (Bosch 0332204401), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E301378786
Relay (Bosch 0332204401), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E301382362
Relay (Bosch 0332204401), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E301388492
Relay (Bosch 0332204401), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E301388911
Relay (Bosch 0332204401), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E301388913
Relay (Check Control Bulb Testing), as on: E23, E24, E28, E301375909
Rev counter with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E241372485
Rev counter with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E241368361
Rev counter with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E241360541
Rev counter with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E241365236
Revolution counter with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E24 1372485
Revolution counter with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E24 1368361
Revolution counter with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E24 1360541
Revolution counter with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E24 1365236
Rubber boot (Trunk lock actuator), as on: E23, E24, E281852771
Rubber mounting (On air flow meter for M10, M20, M30), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E34 1272495
Rubber retaining ring (Muffler), as on: E24 1176395
Rubber retaining ring (Pipe), as on: E24 1177708
Seat electrical switch (Front), as on: E23, E24 1375153
Seat hinge cover (Passenger, Front, Inner), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1904822.1
Seat hinge covering (Passenger, Front, Inner), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1904822.1
Seat hinge side cover (Passenger, Front, Inner), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1904822.1
Seat hinge side covering (Passenger, Front, Inner), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1904822.1
Side window, as on: E24
Sleeve (Trunk lock actuator), as on: E23, E24, E28, E32, E348116266
Sleeve (Trunk lock actuator), as on: E23, E24, E28, E32, E341857990
Speaker cone without frame, box or cover (Dashboard), as on: E23, E24, E28 1375109
Speedometer (160 mph), as on: E23, E24 1377616
Speedometer (160 mph), as on: E23, E24 1376622
Speedometer (160 mph), as on: E23, E24 1373093
Speedometer (160 mph), as on: E23, E24 1371219
Spring guide (Trunk lid torsion spring guide, outer), as on: E21, E24, E28 1804080
Starter valve, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Starter, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E32 with M30 engine
Steering wheel emblem, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E31, E32, E34 1117279
Sunroof headliner, as on: E24 1982-1985
Sunvisor clip, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1927473
Sunvisor clip, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 8219040
Sunvisor clip, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1870864
Sunvisor clip, as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1859629
Support plate, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Support plate, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Support strut, as on: E24
Supporting arm, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Supporting arm, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Tachometer with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E241372485
Tachometer with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E241368361
Tachometer with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E241360541
Tachometer with econometer (Goes up to 7K rpm), as on: E241365236
Thermo switch (VDO 36-5-38 12 Volt 40 Watt 35 C 8Sec), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30 1274630
Thermo switch (VDO 36-5-38 12 Volt 40 Watt 35 C 8Sec), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30 1362599
Third brake light base plate, as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377712
Third brake light holder, as on: E23 1986 and on, E24 1986 and on, E28 1986-1988 1377712
Throttle position sensor (Bosch number 0 280 120 302), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine, E30 through 03/1987
Throttle position sensor, as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B35 engine, E28 with M30B34 engine 1287731
Tool kit tray hanging strap (Light gray), as on: E12, E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E38, Z1 Roadster
Tool kit tray latch knob (Light gray), as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E31, E36
Torque converter (Type R2, Automatic transmission), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 with M20B27 engine through 12/1986
TPS (Bosch number 0 280 120 302), as on: E23 with M30B32 engine, E24 with M30B32 engine, E28 with M30B32 engine, E30 through 03/1987
TPS, as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B35 engine, E28 with M30B34 engine 1287731
Transmission (Automatic transmission), as on: E23 through 1983, E24 through 1983, E28 through 1983
Transmission (Automatic transmission), as on: E23 with M30B34 engine, E24 with M30B34 engine, E28 with M30B34 engine
Transmission (ZF 4 HP-22 with tail shaft tailored to E23, E24, E28, Automatic transmission), as on: E23 1984 only, E24 1984 only, E28 528e 1984 and on, E28 with M30B32 engine
Transmission mode switch assembly, as on: E24 1986 and on
Transmission oil pan clamp (Corner, Automatic transmission), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E32 with M30 engine
Transmission oil pan clamp (Flat side, Automatic transmission), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30, E32 with M30 engine
Trip computer (Coding plug only. VDO 6.2), as on: E24 635CSi1375021
Trip computer (Coding plug only. VDO 6.2), as on: E24 635CSi1385942
Trip computer (Light bar housing with lights and circuit board), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1375461
Trip computer (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1374917
Trip computer (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1386400
Trip computer (Requires model-specific coding plug), as on: E23, E24, E28, E30 1386867
Trunk bump stop, as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E32 1852347
Trunk bump stop, as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E32 1848663
Trunk bump stop, as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E32 1819345
Trunk catch (Lower section), as on: E24, E28 1860014
Trunk hinge (Driver), as on: E24, E28 1870627
Trunk hinge (Passenger), as on: E24, E28 1870628
Trunk lock unit, as on: E23, E24, E30 1385115
Trunk lock unit, as on: E24, E28 1876056
Trunk lock unit, as on: E24, E28 1862358
Trunk lock unit, as on: E24, E28 1876057
Trunk lock unit, as on: E24, E28 1862347
Trunk lock unit, as on: E24, E28 9069303
Trunk stop buffer, as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E321852347
Trunk stop buffer, as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E321848663
Trunk stop buffer, as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E321819345
Trunk stop, as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E32 1852347
Trunk stop, as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E32 1848663
Trunk stop, as on: E21, E23, E24, E28, E30, E32 1819345
Trunk striker (Lower section), as on: E24, E28 1860014
Trunklid emblem (635), as on: E24
Volume air flow sensor bracket, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30B34 engine, E32 with M30 engine
Volume air flow sensor bump stop, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine
Volume air flow sensor, as on: E23, E24, E28 with M30 engine, E32 with M30 engine, E34 with M30 engine 1286064
Wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1370465
Wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1370033
Wash pump, as on: E24, E30, E31, E32, E34, E38 1377830
Washer fluid hose, as on: E23, E24
Washer fluid level sending unit, as on: E24 1378636
Washer fluid pump, as on: E23, E24 1370465
Washer fluid pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Washer fluid pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Washer fluid pump, as on: E23, E24 1370033
Washer fluid pump, as on: E24, E30, E31, E32, E34, E381377830
Washer nozzle and base, as on: E24 04/1983 to 06/1987, E28 04/1983 and on, E30
Washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1370465
Washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1370033
Washer pump, as on: E24, E30, E31, E32, E34, E38 1377830
Wheel rim (BMW 22 – 1125695 – 6 1/2 Jx14 H2), as on: E23, E24, E28
Wheel rim (BMW 22 – 1125698 – 6Jx14 H2), as on: E23, E24, E28
Wheel rim, as on: E24
Window (Rear), as on: E24
Windscreen wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1370465
Windscreen wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Windscreen wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Windscreen wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1370033
Windscreen wash pump, as on: E24, E30, E31, E32, E34, E381377830
Windscreen washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1370465
Windscreen washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Windscreen washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Windscreen washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1370033
Windscreen washer pump, as on: E24, E30, E31, E32, E34, E381377830
Windshield wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1370465
Windshield wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Windshield wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Windshield wash pump, as on: E23, E24 1370033
Windshield wash pump, as on: E24, E30, E31, E32, E34, E381377830
Windshield washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1370465
Windshield washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Windshield washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1368549
Windshield washer pump, as on: E23, E24 1370033
Windshield washer pump, as on: E24, E30, E31, E32, E34, E381377830
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Door Lock Issues

If your car’s door lock is failing, it might be helpful to know that the door locks are essentially identical on the E23 and E24 models from 1977 through 1986. The lock cylinder fits into the door with a complex structure that involves a tunnel at the end of the lock cylinder. Into that tunnel, we fit a tiny ball bearing, and a spring, and another ball bearing. Then, we turn the cylnder slightly, to keep these three items from falling out. We fit a spring with two tabs around the cylinder, and finally we slide in a plate that keeps it from falling out of the door.

Looking at Actual Parts, Carefully

I recall my surprise at analyzing some 3-series E30 glove boxes, and discovering that the glove boxes for cars with the later-than-Motronic-1.0 computer had a shallow notch at the inner front corner, so that the thicker fuel injection cable (three rows of pins vs. the earlier two) doesn’t chafe. It’s a very logical engineering change, and not surprising. The glove box with the notch even has a different part number.

What made this surprising is that the official BMW parts list mentions only one variation. So, by analyzing the parts, physically, carefully, in person, I found out more than if I’d just read about things online.

For a while, I tried to figure out what made some cars have the earlier-style glove box vs. not. The change seemed to center around 1987 but I couldn’t put my finger on it until I realized that cars with the older version of Motronic computer had the older version of glove box, and 1987 was the year when things changed a lot as such — but the 1987 325i cars had the newer-version computer whereas the 1987 eta-engined cars still had the older-version computer.

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This experience really inspired me to go look in person at what’s actually going on. It reminds me of when I worked at an automobile assembly plant (not for BMWs, sadly). The production control folks had recently managed a change by which cars of a particular model would be fitted with chrome tips on their exhausts. The parts were ordered, brought to the production line, and the assembly instructions were changed to tell workers to put the chrome tips on. But, at the end of it all, my job included being the reality-check person, to go see if in fact all of this planning had actually resulted in chromed-tip exhausts on cars exiting the assembly line. For me, there’s nothing as solid and reassuring as seeing something first-hand.

So, today’s project involved Mass Air Flow Meters on the M30 engine. I own a 1980 BMW 633 CSi, a 1992 BMW 735i, and several models in between, including a 1984 BMW 633 CSi and a 1984 BMW 733i. My tech and I inspected the mass air flow meters on all of these cars, and checked the part numbers. Of course, it’s possible that some of these parts were not originally on the car, but I’ve personally driven each of these cars so I know that the part at least works on that car.

Although the 1992 car has a pretty plastic cover on top of the mass air flow meter, when the cover is removed, the part is the same as on all the other models we analyzed. And so, now we have a good handle on mass air flow meters for the M30 engine.

There are still a million things we DON’T know for certain, but it’s nice to have a fairly good handle on at least this tiny part of the puzzle.

That’s the sort of confidence and certainty that we enjoy.

Headlight Switch

The headlight switch on my 1984 BMW 633 CSi has a round knob, and the light switch on my 1986 BMW 528e doesn’t. The latter car has a bar that slides up and down. So, this is one aspect where the 5-series and 6-series cars don’t use the same part.

I asked my tech to replace the failing light switch on my 6-series car with a part from a 6-series donor car. When the work was complete, everything worked fine. But, when I saw the donor car, it still had its light switch. Puzzled, I asked my tech where he’d gotten the light switch from, and he pointed to a 1987 BMW 325.

After inspecting the one that he removed from my 6-series car to yet another one that he’d removed from a 3-series car, my conclusion is that these headlight switches are similar or identical.

Removing the Catalytic Converter Section

The front of the catalytic converter section is shaped like a “Y” with each of the two legs attaching to an exhaust manifold, enabling three cylinders each. The front and rear exhaust manifold attachment points both use three studs and 15mm nuts each. To get them off is hard. One way that works is a wobbly extension and a long extension. I put the 15 mm socket on the fastener, with the long extension hanging down, threaded through the maze of bars underneath the car. Then, I attached a ratchet and used that to loosen the nut.

The back of the catalytic converter section attaches to the rear muffler section with two flanges, each of which uses a similar three-bolt pattern as at the exhaust manifold.

Even with the front and back fasteners removed, I found it impossible to remove the catalytic converter section unless I jacked the car high up in the air and also remove the front anti-sway bar. Even then, it took a lot of juggling and maneuvering.

Removing the Front Anti-Sway Bar

The front anti-sway bar is attached towards the center with a 13mm nut-and-bolt combination that will tend to spin freely as a pair unless you prevent that with a 13mm wrench at each end.

The front anti-sway bar is attached towards the outside with a 17mm nut-and-bolt combination that will also tend to spin freely as a pair unless you prevent that with a 17mm wrench at each end. This is more tricky. For the outbound wrench position you might well need to shove the rubber cover out of the way so that you can get the 17mm wrench into position.

There are two places at each end where you can remove the 17mm attachment, either towards the top or towards the bottom.

In-Tank Fuel Pump

I grew up with carburetted BMWs in hot South Africa. The cars would get so hot that the fuel in the lines would turn into vapor, which a fuel pump can’t pump. It only handles liquid. The car then stalls and won’t start until it’s cooled down. This situation is called “vapor lock.” It could be resolved faster by laying cold, wet towels around the fuel lines near the carburetors, but it wasn’t a great situation.

A few years ago, I bought a BMW 735i in the San Diego area, and while driving it up the long incline on the freeway out of San Bernardino towards Las Vegas, the car got vapor lock and stalled. As if that wasn’t bad enough, a few months later I bought a 733i in the same general area, drove it on the same road and experienced the same thing in the same place.

The fuel-injected BMWs of the mid-1980s (and presumably also before and after) are fitted with an auxiliary fuel pump inside the tank, whose task is to keep the lines pressurized regardless of what the main fuel pump is doing. This prevents vapor lock.

If the main fuel pump fails, the auxiliary fuel pump cannot generate enough pressure to keep the engine going. Its only value is in preventing vapor lock.

If the auxiliary fuel pump fails, the fuel can still flow through the pump, so it’s not as if failure of the auxiliary fuel pump makes the main fuel pump fail. But, indeed, the cars are then vulnerable to vapor lock.

To get to the auxiliary fuel pump (a.k.a. in-tank fuel pump) on my 1984 BMW 633 CSi I removed the carpet, and then on the passenger side I found a black round plate attached to the trunk floor with three Philips screws that I removed.

I could not remove the auxiliary fuel pump setup without first removing the in-tank fuel level sensor, which required me to remove four 8mm nuts, each of which has a little washer. With the nuts removed, I could slide the sensor up and out, after I removed its electrical connector.

Then, I removed the six 8mm bolts that held the auxiliary fuel pump attached to the tank, and after I removed its electrical connector and its two fuel lines, I could twist it through some weird angles and pull it out of the tank.

The unit has a large, screened horizontal fuel pickup that’s shaped almost like a foot. It’s attached to a down-pipe that’s sort of like a leg. The pump unit and the various lines & hoses are shaped in the way you’d expect this sort of thing to look like, in order to work.

Finding good used units are likely to be a difficult task. So far, every 6-series and 7-series unit I’ve tested has been bad.