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Carl-e34 last won the day on September 17 2015

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About Carl-e34

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    BMW 540I (E34) / BMW 540I/6 (E34)
  1. What are you listening to?

    I remember watching this as a child and thinking cool as ***** It's still there
  2. E39 M5 market

    I would get the slight rust sorted .... So you need not mention rust in the advert ... I will add .. I love the spec of your M5 and GLWTS It only takes one buyer ...
  3. Best and Worst thing about an E39

    I'm surprised the E39 had no galvanised panels ... The average E39 still looks modern and top class ... I'm not keen on having to code upgrades etc.
  4. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/95-BMW-540-i-e34-V8-modern-classic-Factory-LSD-M-Tec-Sport-Suspension/142729737165?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Prices are on the rise ...
  5. E34 M5 vs E39 M5

    The E34 was the last real hand built M5 ... So each had their own soul (feel) from new ... But the E39 is still a wonderful tool.
  6. What are you listening to?

    Carpenters last night ... But tomorrow could be ....
  7. Be prepared for some welding and the average E39 should do another 15 years with some TLC ... Pre may 2001 low tax ... The ideal would be the manual 540 .... But really any 540 in clean condition
  8. BMW Car Mag - Why so BUSY?

    I always rated the original Total BMW higher ... I got sick of the fake owners tales .. Like Luke Woods E34 M5 ( Which was really the magazines motor) But did enjoy the real readers monthly highs and lows I've not seen the latest BMW car on sale for months.
  9. V8 Tapping Noise

    Timing chain tensioner sounds the issue .... The trouble normally starts after leaving the faulty tensioner for months. You should be fine
  10. E39 530i Black on Black

    It could well be a good one ... It's the right area to find one ... But the jacking points would need checking.
  11. very heavy vibration through car at 40mph

    It could be worn engine mounts or rubber doughnut on the prop shaft ... Both can and do cause a heavy low vibration .... If there are are worn mounts from the engine mounts back to the rear diff mount .... These can lead to low vibration.
  12. Water Pump

    The Meyle pump fitted to our last M60 lasted to around 900 miles While another owners lasted until about 2k .. Meyle M60 water pumps are known to be not very good among the E34 M60 crowd in the World Wide Web. That's the trouble with items built in China ... quality is all over the place. German firms like Febi are now importing from China.
  13. aftermarket water pump

    Meyle (Chinese made) water pumps are known to be cheap ... But are weak.
  14. What to do with my 535?

    I would replace all suspension links/arms as a matter of course .... So no chasing odd knocks or rattles ... We used a mix of Lemforder/BMW parts on our 525 and those have lasted since 2010 ... With Items like the front Idler arm I only use BMW as the Meyle item only last 12 months and about 6k on our old 540...
  15. E36 328i Auto Saloon

    I can see the above E36 in that spec shooting to 4k during the next 18 months ... It's lovely