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Everything posted by Dongiov

  1. Mike, you need to consider whether converting to M54B30 internals is a sensible thing to do as your car is an auto and the auto gearbox ecu is, I assume, programmed for the power output of a M50TUB25. Not sure if it can be reprogrammed or mapped to accomodate the power differences of the M50B30 or what impact the differences would have on gearbox management anyway.
  2. The coding plug is on the back of the cluster. Make sure the battery is disconnected for a while before removing the cluster. You then break the cage around the plug to get it out. As I recall, the ashtray is not illuminated although the cigarette lighter is. To change that light bulb, you need to remove the central console so probably not worth doing.
  3. Check out the breaking section for the red M20 520 Tim Pollock is breaking, it has just he door cards you are after. I have a set of reading lights, please PM for details. Sunroof illumination switch, get some Grain of Sand light bulbs and solder one in to replace the one that has blown. The automatic gear selector screen is a seperate box. They are still available from BMW or you can give it to someone who's a whiz in electronics and ask them to replace the capacitors (which I think is what goes in these units). I have a first aid bracket around somewhere. Geoff
  4. All you need to do is to swop over the door cards, gloveboxes and consoles from a facelift car. Easy to do and the principal reason for doing it is to use the later, better door cards that are far less prone to vinyl lift than the earlier ones.
  5. Really? You know something new every day!
  6. Yes, the temp sensor is jammed into the front bumper. You need to take the front bumper off to access it. It almost certainly needs replacing. I have spare units.
  7. I will try again, see attached for the door part numbers. The changeover was in Sept 1991 and I agree, I forgot to mention the side impact bars. I think BMW has cheated slightly as the side impact bars came in after Sept 1991 but they haven't changed the part number.
  8. I know where a Cal Red car is being broken, just asking now for you.
  9. Which door do you need? I probably have what you need albeit inevitably in the wrong colour.
  10. So to answer the OP's point, you need a facelift door to take the later style locks and actuators.
  11. Right, there is no such thing as a single face lift point. There are several "face lift" points. Doors were upgraded to use the later actuators from around September 1991. Wing mirrors, there are actually three basic types. The first (all painted) have the white connectors outside the door skin, the second (all painted) type have the black connector inside the door. The third type are the partial painted, partial plastic ones with the black connectors introduced September 1992. All V8's came with wide grilles, other models received wide grilles mainly from 1994 onwards. M50 engines were upgraded to Vanos from September 1992. There were several variants of door harnesses as well. Side skirts became standard at some point late on as well. So the only truly face lift models are the wide grille late model variants, all the others are a mixture of pre-facelift and facelift features. Consult the parts file.
  12. Put the key in the lock and turn it to lock the car. Easy!
  13. Carl, I have a complete kit, including electrics. Don't think I am ever going to fit it, will get some photos together for you if the rain stops. Geoff
  14. Great, thanks for trying that out. Geoff
  15. Have found everything you need, see your PM's for my phone number. Geoff
  16. Post Sept 91 doors are interchangeable, facelift or not. Mirrors changed Sept 92 but the harnesses in them changed Sept 91.
  17. Cruise control, you are right, it's very simple, you just need a cruise control switch to fit to the steering column, part number 61311390964. It's plug and play. Re your wood, you have the preface-lift non wood interior with the aftermarket stick on wood kit. To get the central console out, you have to take out the rear console first. Google for how to do it.
  18. According to the parts file, there were only two linkages made, the base model and the high speed model. Both were used throughout the E34's production life so as far as I can assertain, there's no change to the arms, the linkages and hence the splines that came in with any facelift. So E36 drivers arm should work.
  19. Done a bit of research, the driver's side wiper arm from an E36 will fit, there's sets available on Ebay for £10.
  20. Parts file says the same part was used throughout the life of the E34. I have also owned 1991 to 1996 E34's and they were all the same. I think the reference to a later 525i maybe to a E39.
  21. I had Uniroyals on 15" rims, a good choice. Kept me safe going round Glasgow in an absolutely torrential rainstorm.
  22. Nooooo, you can't do this, well I am pretty sure it won't work.; Your 520i has a Siemens Engine management system, the 525i has a Bosch system. The number of plugs on the back of the cluster differs between the systems, the 525i has 4, the 520i has 2 or 3 from memory.
  23. I would swop over the front seatbelt holders. The later seats come with pre-tensioners, the early ones did not.
  24. Hi, I have already posted on Tim's thread, but all E34s had the reverse hook attachment. You need to seach the E34 group and see what alternatives people have fitted if you want to fit regular and aero wiper blades. Cheers Geoff