Believe it or not the 1986 528e actually starts, runs, and drives. Had some hiccups in the beginning and discovered some fluid leaks that need addressed. In other bad news, surprise surprise, the instrument cluster is no better than before, save for the odometer actually works now. More to come on this never ending project.

After hours of struggling with batteries that don't clear the micro chip in the way of the soldering holes on the board I have to get creative and find a way to clear the chip. Then the fun part of soldering the batteries onto a board that has been corroded by battery acid makes for an even more fun night.

Odometer gears for the 1986 BMW 528e on the e28 chassis has arrived. I'll complete the odometer gear repair and we're halfway done with the instrument cluster repair. The ebay seller I purchased the gears from:


An overview of how to reset the 02 sensor light in the roof of the car, above the driver's right hand side. The reset box is behind the trim above the gas pedal. The steering wheel was removed and the instrument cluster removed. Only the speedometer works. The cluster needs new gears for the odometer and new NiCad batteries for the gauges. This video documents ongoing repairs for the 1986 BMW E28 with the M20 engine in the 528e.

Removing rust, applying Bondo, repainting and finishing panels.

This is why I hated driving to class every week. It was a short drive in terms of distance, but took a long time to complete the trip. Crashes and break-downs galore, followed by the rubberneckers.

Just the usual suspects driving around, running red lights, running stop signs, driving in the wrong lane. Nothing unusual here

While sitting at an intersection waiting for cross traffic to clear so I can turn left one of the fellas makes his own lane and nearly crashes into me head-on. Love driving in the city. It's so fun...and safe too.

Per Chris's request I recorded a brief video explaining and showing how the dash camera in my Corvette works.

Sorry for the throat clearing. I just finished eating and was washing dishes when I heard the sounds of dumping in my dumpster and observed a vehicle parked out back discarding waste and filling up my dumpster to capacity. This is body camera footage of me confronting the suspects as I had just gotten off duty and arrived home before eating, and was still in uniform.

One week after the Corvette hit and run the BMW was also hit while parked at work. This time I witnessed the B/F driving her blue in color final generation Ford Escort back into the BMW, then immediately flee the scene. If you know the suspect feel free to throw her under the bus so I can sue her into the stone age. If not, but you know how to remove and repair the trim, leave a comment or response video.

This is a video of surveillance for the client as requested. It was captured from the dash camera in my car. It has not been edited for length. Each 3-minute section is a separate unaltered file

A compilation of what appears to be either suicidal or very oblivious jaywalkers crossing the street in risky situations.

Missed him by that much.

A short video of how to replace the front cup holders on a BMW E38, 740iL. This is the fastest, cheapest way to replace the problematic factory cup holders prone to breaking.

My solution to fixing the clogged drains on the BMW E38 sunroof


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CategoryAuto & Vehicles

This channel will mostly feature vehicle "how to's" along with occasional dash camera footage reference automobiles. The vehicles that I own are a 1993 Corvette LT1, 2000 BMW 740iL, and 2010 Camaro SS. These vehicles will be the bulk of vehicles featured in the repair videos. Occasionally I work on other people's cars and will feature that content as well.

As bonus content any random things I deem video worthy. Lastly I am always proud of my outstanding marksmanship during my annual and semi-annual qualification at the shooting range for work. Body camera footage of that, and any juicy encounters with criminals will also be uploaded. Enjoy.