I assume it's a breather hose of some kind. There are some that are about general differences between the cars, some about specific component differences and what you should look at in a 533i. Of course some of those motors might be leaking like crazy or maybe not making the hp they did when they were newer, but they're still going. But we both are fanatics who do all the work on our cars ourselves, so it has not been that big of a deal. However, to be honest, I'm not sure that I'd recommend either car to a friend who does not have any interest in working on the car himself, at least if I still wanted him as a friend! Some 533is have manual seats. The idle control system isn't quite as good and one of the components is somewhat failure prone.
Sill plates are from an M5. The SwayBarbarian uses a multi-hole system on the front and rear bars which allows for fine tuning of the bar for whatever desired effect, without sacrificing body roll. I don't like it as well. Like Jeremy said, the 60-100 is amazing. I am unsure of the route to take for the timing sensors? The enthusiast had called my friend and inquired about purchasing the car and driving it home to Seattle from Phoenix.
The headlights, grills, and bumpers are all euro-spec,the front and rear valances are both unique, with a euro-spec M5 airdam in the front, and a tasteful custom exhaust outlet in the rear, with centered exhaust usually, the E28 exhaust sits to the right of center The cardinal red interior features re-covered sport seats in front, and a solid and original rear bench. So make sure the 533 you are getting is a good one. I have bought some 304 stainless mandrel bends going to make my own exhaust, have a left over borla exhaust gonna try to see how it sounds. I appreciate everyone's help and please keep it coming! I find myself wondering why I bought the car often - seeing how I'm one of the world's biggest 533i fans. The other members have done a great job delineating the differences between the two models, so if you are lucky enough to find excellent examples of both, you are well-advised. This could be contributing to the lower top-speed with 535i.
Any other 533 quirks I should know about? Which for now I plan on reusing flywheel sensors. Sky's the limit really, depends on how much you want to spend. So I do not know the actual mileage of the car. Engine mileage is estimated to be just under 110k and runs perfectly. I was pretty excited to be back in a 533i, especially one with so much character.
The door panels are all gorgeous. This car will not depreciate. I wasn't sure what the differences were between the cars. I would say there is no way it is below seven. That can be a very good thing! I've been driving a 1986 535i for a year and love it but the body is rotten. This took me quite a bit of time. Looking at classifieds has made me wonder if the 533i might be a good compromise between the cheapness of the 528e and the performance of the 535i.
I have the ability to possibly get a 533i for fairly cheap, but would I be better off waiting to get a 535i? About half hour in the coolant light came on and the meter on the dash stopped working went to cold, no reading. Warning, I'm going to sound like an asshole. To me, it's a totally different car. Give me an excellent 533 all day long against a ratty 535, and vice versa. Likes to leak and can turn on a warning light, but not functional effect besides the warning light.
I don't like it as well. My 533i covered 271,900 miles and there were no signs of cracking or breaking at the floor of the trunk - just as solid as can be. Clutch has not issues whatsoever. I think all 533is have manual seats, and some early 535is had them as well. I was, quietly, a little jealous and excited for him. ? This model is based on a 535i, plus front and rear spoilers, sport suspension and sport seats.
I've thoroughly read the sticky about forced induction, as this is the route I wish to be taking. The engine revs quickly and pulls all the way to redline making for an exhilarating ride. Here is the link: Let me know if you think it's a good deal or if I should wait and pay a little more for one with a better body. The optional automatic transmission was initially a 3-speed a 4-speed automatic was available in Europe at the time , with a 4-speed automatic transmission becoming optional in 1983. The look of the control didn't change. Unlike its E12 predecessor and E34 successor, the E28 has a rear-hinged bonnet. I've been back at it, got a bunch of parts together.