View Full Version : My e28 is down.

02-13-2005, 03:26 PM
Yesterday I replaced my leaking hydraulic booster on my 87 535i, with a used unit. I took the car for a test run to make sure all was ok, no leaks and every thing looked good. Later on in the evening, heading out for a couple of beers, I get on the QEW, take an exit on Park Lawn N , I go to down shift, nothing, I lost all of the gear selection. I managed to get over the left side, right were you take an West bound exit, so I was not in the middle of the road. I stopped and go to depress the clutch pedal, gone, no pressure nothing.
I towed the car home, no choice. I looked at the clutch pedal to see what happened, it looks like the clevis bolt that is attached to the master cylinder just broke off. The main thing that worries me is the shift lever. Hopefully it's nothing major, and something that I can fix. I will have a closer look at it tomorrow, in that case any suggestions as to what to look for are most appreciated. Thanks

Ted in T.O.
02-13-2005, 05:59 PM
Hey Tomski.. Post the question on the mye28.com website in the old forum.Let them know that you are a newbi and do not own a Bentley manual just yet but you will buy one.there are alot of guys on this website that can help you with the problem.My guess is you lost all your brake fluid in own of the lines .Perhaps you did not tighten one of the hose clamps.You probably did not damage the shift lever.Just say what you said on this board and the E28 boys will look after you. Good luck.Ted in T.O.

Ted in T.O.
02-18-2005, 11:49 PM
E28 up and running yet Tomski?

02-20-2005, 12:21 AM
Hi Ted. The e28 is still down. I did not touch the car, cold weather, work and a little lack of motivation towards the job. I will start by taking a look at the shift linkage, and go from there. On a side note, looking at autotrader a nice e28 for sale, a little far but very nice.... Cheers


Ted in T.O.
02-20-2005, 10:38 AM
There is one nicer than that with only 10,000 KM just outside of Waterdown for $8,200.It's a 528e automatic though.