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sharkfan last won the day on December 30 2017

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    2001 Alpina B10 V8 Touring (1 of 12 rhd)
    1997 Alpina B12 5.7 L (1 of 2 rhd)
    1995 Alpina B10 4.6 Touring (1 of 1 rhd)
    1985 BMW M635CSi (1 of 524 rhd)
    1982 BMW 635CSiA (1 of only hundreds left from thousands made and still valiantly fighting against a rusty grave)

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    B10 V8 T, B12 5.7 L, B10 4.6 T, M635CSi, 635CSiA

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  1. sharkfan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Bugger. Twin pipes suit the E34 so well.
  2. I went and looked at it about a dozen years ago - dark metallic blue, biege comfort leather and very tired overall iirc; I didn't buy it.
  3. sharkfan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Is the visible exhaust the actual box or just a trim?
  4. sharkfan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Yep, option S209A, a 25% LSD. Pretty rare and still very desirable in a six speed V8 car of any type. If you're struggling for a place for this in a few weeks I might put it use to save my E34 any more wear and tear - I know what you mean by the PO wanting it to survive as the E30 owners will be dribbling at the prospect of drifting that powertrain. PS. Don't rip out the Nokia cradle and kit as there is a aftermarket device that fits into the cradle to enable full and easy bluetooth capability.
  5. Fed up with the 'only available in lhd' stories? Here's a conversion for the UK. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E34-M5-Touring-RHD-Conversion/283171655367?hash=item41ee588ec7:g:dNQAAOSwT7Nbo~rv
  6. sharkfan

    BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Another E34 540 project for you Richard. I'm assuming you know the little secret that the absence of the ASC switch means? Congratulations mate, I still miss my Orient blue 540i/6T.
  7. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    The tobacco and green interior of the British Racing Green M5 Touring Elekta is probably just as marmite as the wholly ultramarine interior and silver exterior version... but they're both infinitely more interesting than the black, black, blackity, black version I used to own.
  8. sharkfan

    E39 540i/6 Sport touring

    There is a very well documented right hand drive E39 540i Touring to M5 Touring thread on the E39 section of the m5board forums if you need inspiration... P.S. It really is a lot of work to do it properly and apparently telling an E39 M5 ECU set that it is not a Saloon and is now a Touring is quite tricky too.
  9. That's always been the recieved wisdom and I have no reason to think otherwise. Can I ask the OP what, or how much, he thinks he will gain by changing the manifold and throttle body? I can only think that a very marginal improvement in throttle response might be the only tiny advantage for what is a lot of work, money and risk.
  10. sharkfan

    M5 Touring stolen and Torched

    Probably stolen randomly by opportunity and then the scum-bags saw the online details and realised they couldn't move it on easily so torched it to remove prints and evidence. A sad end to an exceptional motorcar.
  11. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    AC now fixed with a new leccy fan, new condensor, new drier and new condensor-to-drier pipe. The old fan had started making noises and was getting stiff; the very, very slow condensor leak turned into a very quick major leak; the drier was the original one and whilst intact was very, very rusty where it hangs low and exposed; the pipe had a visible hairline crack which just wasn't worth taking a risk on. Ice cold again and confident it should now last for years. Incidentally, the new condensor is a parallel flow type and should, according to my AC guy, be more efficient and hence cooler.
  12. sharkfan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I've rather fallen back in love with my E34 by an odd quirk of fate; the AC condensor eventually gave up from a slow leak to total leak and so I've had to, for the first time in years, have the windows open... ...what an utterly fabulous noise that very big V8 is I'm not actually looking forward to getting the AC fixed now
  13. sharkfan

    E39 540i/6 Sport touring

    I'm not sure how many E39 540i/6 Tourings were made, probably a similar number to the 62 rhd E34 540i/6 Touring's, but they are certainly rare and desirable beasts and its good to see one getting the necessary investment on the timing chains and guides, and a suspension refresh as well. Hope it serves you long and well OP.
  14. I remember trying to buy that car when it ended up in very West Wales but my head got turned by Alpina 7's. I think it got exported in the end.
  15. Nope. That's a Highline, for a Royal Individual, think electric curtains, loud hailer, external microphones, telephones, dvd, bigger fridge, etc. But that Highline is nice, except I remember when it was £3,995 last year before the current flipper got hold of it.
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