Updated - pics of the old control arms and other BMW E28 bits
I remembered last night I needed to reattach a heat shield for the upper control arm bushing on the passenger side - the exhaust runs within 2 inches of it. That also reminded me to take a picture of the old control arms.
Not good, but not completely toast. Most of the boots are bad, but since I drive it about 1500 miles a year (and even that is a high estimate since I don't have an odometer), they would probably be fine for quite a while.
Also installed a couple of new interior bits. Blank out plate for the radio. When I bought it there was a '90's crap radio installed, and I just don't listen to music when I drive this car, so I pulled it. Maybe I'll put one of the retro look radios back in at some point.
I also finally gave in and put a black shift boot on. I have two Pacific Blue ones, but they are both very beat up, and I can't find a new one for a reasonable price. With the black buttons and plastic that is nearby, I'm good with the look.
@houstonrunner Is that an OEM E28 shift knob?
@e90m3 Honestly I'm not sure. It is the one that came with mine with I bought it 2 years ago. It does look very similar to the OEM knob.
DasWauto last edited by DasWauto
definitely not OEM e28, which are all more mushroom shaped, iirc. I think it might be original to an e36 but BMW uses the same attachment for all their cars so as long as it’s a 5 speed it’ll be correct.
@houstonrunner Looks like a later knob, since it's a 5 speed I'd say up to E46.
@daswauto Does look an awful lot like that.