I just subscribed to this group, and thought I'd introduce myself.
I live in North Carolina, near Raleigh, and drive a 1988 528e, which I
repair and maintain myself.
The car runs pretty well. I've done a lot to it:
New plug cables (which eliminated a very bad ignition outage when
New brake pads on front (they squeek now)
Removed and cleaned air intake bypass valve
Replaced fan blower.
I look forward to interesting discussions here.