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JohnW last won the day on May 21 2014

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  1. Well, the BMW has gone......

    That describes me perfectly, dontcha know? It's an XJ8 3.2 V8 Always been one of my dream cars, and it was at a price I couldn't turn down.
  2. And I've enjoyed the two years spent with my E34 iX. Unfortunately, my head was turned by a Jaguar and I don't think I'm going to look back..... The buyer is well known on the forum and I'm sure you'll be hearing from him soon. I will be on here for a while as I've got various bits and pieces to clear. Just wanted to say thanks for all the help and support over the years.
  3. Oil Leak On Exhaust Manifold, Help

    Are you absolutely CERTAIN it's not coming from the rocket gasket? I changed mine and it took three separate goes to get it completely sealed. In the end, I put metal washers under the retaining nuts to pull it down tighter-that sorted it.
  4. e34 dreamers and silly mistakes...

    Really does make my iX look like a bargain........ http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/1995-bmw-525ix-4x4-lpg-automatic-electric-sunroof-seats-cruise-control-a-rare-car/1128661242
  5. What have you done on your E34 Today

    You won't get a single piece one in to a RHD car-you need the two piece. Genuine BMW is best because most others are made in a single piece.
  6. Got the new rad cap. What a difference! The old one's top O ring was completely flattened and the whole thing seems sloppy and worn compared to the new one. I remain sceptical that it could be the cause of my problem, but we'll see.....
  7. High mileage braggers

    My 525iX has done 189,000 and still going strong, with just a few questions outstanding about how much longer it will last.......
  8. Side Skirts

    Yes. Sideskirt cars have rigid plastic painted body colour instead of the rubber strips.
  9. Think I got sum stretch!

    Oh, he's deleted the original pics-I want to see this! Anyone got them??
  10. Thanks Gavin. It's all there but I don't know how old so I've ordered a quality replacement.
  11. The cap is one thing I haven't changed Stephen-but how would that cause my problem? Surely it would just leak?
  12. I K sealed it a few months ago which improved things a lot. Not heard about the thermostat hole though-will give it a try.
  13. Yep-totally standard M50 single vanos
  14. Well, I've taken it for a good long thrash and the temp is rock solid at half way as normal. No evidence of overheating at all. I think I'm going to resign myself to rebleeding the system once a month until it gets worse and then make a final decision later.