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Hogie last won the day on March 18 2015

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  1. I though this series was good, all Reid needs to do is stop repeating every sentence twice and Harris should drop the grumpy old man act and just do what he used to do in his YouTube vids, drive the nuts off the car..... Le Blanc.....he's a pro
  2. It a 17-18 year old BMW diesel with 200k thats rusty, parts are expensive, odds are its gonna need something or more than one thing...... Unless you know the history/owner of this car for say the last 10 years 500 is enough because old BMWs are a gamble ..... at the price point you are talking only Japanesse as far as I'm concerned, unless she wants a hobby
  3. Sounds like a 500 quid car to me.
  4. I have that same setup, 19", 8.5 and 9.5J , sitting in my parents garage. I had them on my car about 3 years ago. I can't remember the tyre size off the top of my head but they never rubbed. Ill check the offset and tyre size on Friday and reply back, see below what 19s look like on an e34 FYI.
  5. You would expect a bit better though from what's considered by many to be the best brand of tyre. I'm not using the car at all at the moment but the cracks are so bad I'll be putting new tyres on straight away once I do press it back into action
  6. I have HP Primacy on my toyota for 4 year, 4-5 mm left as I don't do much mileage and every side wall has major cracks .
  7. Haha, I'm expecting a few more horses at the wheels after Iv fitted it.......:-)
  8. Just checked, same part number for LHD & RHD. 25161218349 for anyone searching this later. If your lever had gone a bit limp this is probably why......
  9. Hello all, Hope someone can advise on this. Is there any difference between the gear lever shift cable fitted the LHD and RHD models? See below what I am thinking of buying. http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/201045508911 Cheers, Richard
  10. Before I tighted it I had my wife rock the steering wheel while I had my hand on the UJ under the bonnet. Now I thought all of the movement was being transmitted from the steering wheel when she was doing this. It was only later when I looked under the dash that I clearly saw when the steering wheel was rocked the majority of the play was where the 32mm nut is.
  11. Guys, the biggest difference I made to the steering on mine was by tightening the 32mm nut on the steering column. This took nearly all the play out of the steering and my box has 194K on it.
  12. Iv got hartge springs all round which I think are about a 30mm drop........I don't think it looks to chavvy.......pic for your consideration..... actually the rears might be slightly less of a drop but I'm not 100% sure. As for the shocks I'm not sure what's up front but the rears are new, I think they are just standard e34 fair, nothing special, they feel fine to me, firm but in keeping with the car being a nice cruiser rather than a back breaking sports car
  13. While not being able to offer advice I'd be interested to see the outcome of a DIY. I need to do something similar on my wife's car except the wing needs spraying the correct colour as well. It a 12 year old civic so I'm not looking for perfection. If you go ahead please post up pics
  14. Just to round this thread off somewhat I ask BMW why might there be a difference in towball down thrust on the later cars and got the below reply:- "In 1991 there was a change in the rear springs used in the BMW 5 series E34, maybe the spring force was different after that change. Also there may have been differences in springs and shock absorbers for different country versions, this may be another reason for the different down thrust allowed. We hope this is helpful for you. -- BMW Group Archiv, Sammlung, Classic Brand Management AK-50 Historischer Informationsdienst Moosacher Str. 66 80809 München Postanschrift: 80788 München"