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    E34 M5 6 speed, E30 Alpina C2 2.7 2dr, E36 B3 3.2 touring

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  1. Bumbaclut

    E34 M5 6 speed gearbox

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    M50B30 Stroker vs M52B28

    you want the crank journals checked to see if they are still in spec for standard sized shells. You'll want new piston rings so forget the old ones. RE head, replacing the stem seals is a must, the cams and valve gear don't really wear out. I'd re seat the valves with grinding paste or get the machine shop to check and them to do it. Also check the valve guides normally exhaust ones wear first as they get a hard time. Balancing the bottom end is a nice touch to do, Doing the assembly correctly is no easy task!
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    Help Finding Engine/Parts For My 525i

    they're called munich bell ends for a reason
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    Help Finding Engine/Parts For My 525i

    whats the milege? Re painting an avus blue car another colour is fucking madness. Next is another M50 vanos engine is about £400 going rate at the minute for something you can hear run. I'd pull the car from munich bellends as they're in a nose dive of shitness at the minute also
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    Finding An M5

    I had a 3.8 6 speed, its on a whole new level compared to B10 3.5/ 540's. Its not just the fact they're alot faster. They're fine for traffic work like all big engined E34's they do about 14mpg round the houses. Its the way they feel handle brake etc than makes the M5 special. The 3.8 doesn't need ragging to get going and they sound epic. 3.6 M5 need working to make progress, the 3.8 doesn't I miss my 6 speed, turning into a regret selling it last year as it was the sort of car you could go to the ring in 4 up with a boot full of shit and do 150mph. I did that, i also would pop to shops in it and drive it in traffic to pub on a friday night after work. The clutch is light on them so its no hardship I can't remember the last E34 M5 i saw forsale that had sub 100k milege i'd bin that idea straight off on milege
  6. I ran my alpina e36 until last summer as a daily unti last summer, sold it with 250k on the clocks. A simple tough car is the E36, no coding of electrics still drives like a modern car, decent on fuel. A good one is ok still. Finding one now is your main problem
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    518i running issue, back firing

    so its load based, MAF possibly. If its that bad i bet its logged a fault code
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    518i running issue, back firing

    and? does it run fine from cold for about 30 seconds?
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    518i running issue, back firing

    How old is it? Does it start up ok from cold and then develop fault or always present? Possible Lambda sensor failed
  10. Bumbaclut

    Can you diy troubleshoot air con?

    R12 air con was the bollocks!
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    E34 Biege/Tan leather sport seat needed

    what are you up to?
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    Can you diy troubleshoot air con?

    you only need to by pass pressure switch when the system has gas and it won't work, really. If you have no gas in the system it won't work even if you by pass it! They can fail, i had this fault of pressure switch failed on an old e34 of mine. System in good shape and by pass the switch and hey i had cold air con
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    Parasitic drain on fuse 20

    whats does fuse 20 do? That would find the fault!
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    Can you diy troubleshoot air con?

    If system has been refilled with dye in it then you can trace where its leaked out its that simple. Most likely a hole in condensor.
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    High mile 518i , why not?

    Thats only happens if you don't change the oil every 5k like your supposed to. They do 250k plus if you change the oil regularly 518i is a great little car, the 520 is aload of thirsty roadblock.