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    E34 525TDS

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  1. Any one know the metric thread size of the guide pins for the front calipers on a 540i? One of the guide pins is stripped on my caliper carrier and am considering getting a helicoil kit to fix the thread. Any ideas?
  2. Miami

    E34 TDS handbrake light not working

    Ahh is the second gaiter the black plastic shroud on the base of the handle? I will have a look see if I can trigger the light to come on some how. Thanks for the picture!
  3. My tds has the basic dash cluster and for as longas I can remember the handbrake light has never worked. do these clusers have a handbrake light? And if so, how can I get it working again? I removed the handbrake gaiter but couldnt see anything that resembles a switch of some kind. Any ideas?
  4. Finally got her back on the road. Fresh service. Found a few faults, the fuel gauge does not go past a quarter even on full tank. Handbrake handle doesn't click. Most importantly though is the acceleration feels really sluggish. The revs go up but the car takes its time to move, not very responsive at all. What could be the problem? I was thinking the TC has gone or maybe the auto box needs a service? Anyone else experienced this?
  5. Miami

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    new tyres all round. changed the discs and pads, new handbrake shoes. changed water pump, thermostat, coolant flush. changed oil and oil filter. all thats left to do now is change fuel filter, cabin filter, and clean k&n air filter.. hopefully ready for mot tomorrow
  6. Miami

    E34 TDS Coolant flush help

    turns out i had an undertray so i couldnt see the drain plug until i removed it. flushed the coolant, replaced water pump and thermostat. not too .hard in the end
  7. Miami

    E34 Rear Caliper Rewind

    haha yes i figured that out after i assembled everything and put the wheels on... also made the mistake of putting loctite on the adjustment screws. got new screws and springs on order so can sort the handbrakes out properly
  8. Miami

    E34 TDS Coolant flush help

    does anyone have any ideas, spent two days now and still cant figure it out. i cannot see anything under the bumper that resembles a drain plug. the car has aircon if that helps
  9. I want to do a complete coolant flush (my coolant is a nice shade of rusty orange) but cannot find the radiator drain plug. I can't find any information about doing this on an M51 either, does the block also have a drain plug on these engines? If so, where is it? The last image is the bottom left of the radiator where everything online says the drain plug should be but no dice. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
  10. Miami

    E34 Rear Caliper Rewind

    thanks for all the help everyone. turns out the rear calipers don't need a rewind tool... no idea why. Changing the handbrake shoes was a pain though.. need to readjust them as the car does not hold at 3-4 clicks. Ended up compressing the pistons with a G clamp and the worn out pads. All in all, wasn't too hard. Haven't attempted to bleed them though...
  11. Miami

    E34 Rear Caliper Rewind

    I am planning to change the brake discs and pads on the weekend. Never done it before but have watched loads of tutorial videos and it looks fairly simple. However, I cannot seem to find any information about rewinding the E34 rear caliper. I was going to purchase this: https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/tools/brake-service-tools/car-service-tools/brake-system-tools/?LAS5541&0&t5_390 Would that work for rewinding the rear calipers?
  12. Miami

    M51 fan bolt size

    Thanks for all the replies ! Ended up getting a 32mm and 36mm wrench and a holder tool so hopefully that should all be good!
  13. Miami

    M51 fan bolt size

    What size is the bolt that holds the radiator fan? Is it 32mm or 36mm? I want to get a spanner and holder kit but dont know the size. Any ideas?
  14. Miami

    E34 TDS back from the dead

    you talking about the lift pump? or the one in the engine bay? i already have a spare mech pump from a 524td for the engine bay. I plan on steel braided brake lines, i have about half the needed components for a full suspension refresh. Right now I am worried about rust tho, seen a few bubbles on arches and doors. Gonna take the sills off soon and pray. Car was bone dry inside including the boot.
  15. my current seats are manual not heated. is it just a straight swap to get electric and heated working? How much do you want for the fronts?
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