Jump to content

MadeinWigan

Members
  • Content count

    1,242
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    6
  • Feedback

    100%

MadeinWigan last won the day on April 5

MadeinWigan had the most liked content!

6 Followers

About MadeinWigan

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 02/04/1976

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Wigan

Garage

  • Garage
    Avus Blue E34 540i/6 Touring

Recent Profile Visitors

8,493 profile views
  1. How many miles do you drive per year?

    Around 15k for me split between 5 cars E34 540i Touring Ford Puma Peugeot 205 diesel Peugeot 205 GTX TVR Chimaera
  2. What have you done on your E34 Today

    I'm a fan of that style of wheel, so easy to clean. I'm going to swap over to std bumpers and sideskirts for a while as I think the wheels work better with them.
  3. BROCADE RED E34 540I / 124k MILES / BARN FIND

    Great find. Well done for saving it.
  4. What have you done on your E34 Today

    I've got my car back from the garage. New control arms have made a world of difference and it now has a working handbrake. Fan clutch changed and cruise control module. I now have cruise control, good for the commute. Also meant to improve the commute was a 3.15 lsd that came with the car when I bought it. Upon fitting it I find it's a 3.45, exactly the same as was already fitted. Oh well.
  5. What have you done on your E34 Today

    I've got my car back from the garage. New control arms have made a world of difference and it now has a working handbrake. Fan clutch changed and cruise control module. I now have cruise control, good for the commute. Also meant to improve the commute was a 3.15 lsd that came with the car when I bought it. Upon fitting it I find it's a 3.45, exactly the same as was already fitted. Oh well.
  6. What have you done on your E34 Today

    That 540 looks nice and solid. Can never have too many in the household.
  7. What have you done on your E34 Today

    Lovely looking car Mark, always good to start with a solid base.
  8. What have you done on your E34 Today

    Had to be done, even if it invited scorn from my partner. Probably helps to know that I have a 540.
  9. RIP Keith (Urquattro)

    My condolences to Keith's family. I always enjoyed catching up with him and hearing about his exploits. It sounded like he had a very full life. Also enjoyed hearing about his cars, from Jags to VW campers, there was loads going on. I was fortunate enough to go down to his home and he showed me his collection. Very sad time but plenty of fond memories.
  10. Do you have Avus Blue e34 sideskirts?
  11. What have you done on your E34 Today

    Know what you mean. I've had mine for nearly 6 years and have driven fewer than 3k miles.
  12. What have you done on your E34 Today

    Bit of a milestone.
  13. Avus E34 540/6 Touring restoration

    Not much really, I changed jobs around a year ago and was on a training salary until a couple of weeks ago. This has limited what I could do to the car but it hasn't stopped my planning. I have been using it as my daily this month which has been fun but has also highlighted a few issues that need sorting sooner rather than later. I want to change the lsd for a 3.15 one as the current one is a bit short, it makes first gear redundant. Also, the suspension needs sorting, I've got lots of parts ready to fit, my problem is finding someone to fit them, one place took it in but rang me to say they couldn't undo a bolt and so wouldn't do the work. Pretty poor, I think they just like shiny new cars. I need to find a specialist! The exhaust is sitting a bit low so that needs sorting, scrapes quite a bit. The gear change is sloppy, should be an easy fix. The viscous fan needs changing as well. That's the main bits, the wish list is a lot longer but getting it driving nicely is the priority. I still love driving it, it still feels quick, sounds fantastic and has that lovely e34 feel. Economy hasn't been too bad whilst doing daily driving, been getting around 24mpg. So, plans are afoot and hopefully life won't get in the way!
  14. What have you done on your E34 Today

    I've not noticed any difference, I replaced them when I renewed the inlet gaskets, the covers on the old knock sensors had gone brittle.
  15. What have you done on your E34 Today

    Wow, thanks gents. I have replaced the knock sensors but you may be thinking of Mazz as well. Plans for this year are to go through the suspension and tighten it up and to also take the slack out of the gearshift. After that it's mostly cosmetics and I have a set of style 5's to refurb as well.
×