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welshpug last won the day on December 11 2017

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About welshpug

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    Bicycle mechanic


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    205 gti, ZX 16v, 405 MI16, E34 525 TDS

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  1. welshpug

    E34 Front Strut / Suspension Shopping List

    dont forget your local GMF, they do decent branded stuff like FAG SKF etc at decent prices, used to be down in Quedgeley I think but now on eastern business park behind screwfix, in the past they were big on motaquip which was PSA's own factor type brand, often enough oem supply stuff in different boxes I found. I would second the votes for a bilstein and eibach combo, my experience of spax has always been from severely overdamped crashy ride, similar to off the shelf Gaz, bilstein on the other hand has been great.
  2. cycle the ignition on and off a few times to ensure the low pressure side is pressurised, then crank with the fuel rail pipes loose (wear eye protection and cover skin) when fuel squirts out nip up the unions, then try and start it, once it fires hold rpm at fast idle until engine is smooth. pretty simple really, the pressures involved are pretty high so air will not stay in there very long at all.
  3. welshpug

    E34 Touring wanted

    will be interesting to see what that goes for, can quite make it out, is it on 145k miles?
  4. welshpug

    Van drivers

    99 is all they'll do if they're programmed like the 6 and 7's!
  5. welshpug

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    if only the sodding thing would open
  6. welshpug

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    My intention is to manual swap it eventually, but life has been quite flat out this year! its mechanically decent other than the auto box, dome most of the bushest and balljoints on it, engine mount and oil cooler pipe, bodywork is fair, sill needs fixing on the rear on the drivers side, nothing huge though. interior is what lets it down, the moonroof is stuck closed and the headlining has all come off, I did fix the drivers seat with a cover from a low miles donor and have a few replacement trim bits. I do miss it as its so useful to throw bikes into! the saab is a saloon and the girlfriends bike has security locks and mudguards so it has to go in whole which is a faff and takes ALLL the room!
  7. welshpug

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    parked it a few weeks ago, gearbox finally died, no positive engagement going forwards, only in reverse! got a £100 SAAB to keep me going whilst I decide whether to keep and manual convert it or just sell, or fit another auto.
  8. welshpug

    Wrong size rear wheels !!

    I had staggered on my E34 touring, looked great, but the extra in tyre price and not able to rotate them front to back was an issue, and I also came across some square setup RC090's.
  9. welshpug

    M57 diesel in an e34 has it been done?

    yes I have read of it being done, in a LHD car on a facebook group though so havent seen up close, RHD may have clearance issues. engine mounts is no problem, easy to make those, there is a Granada on retrorides with an M57 in it
  10. welshpug

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    last thursday morning I thought it was a bright idea to replace the front droplinks with Meyle HD items and look at the offside track rod, even though I'm sure I fitted some Meyle standard items last year at some point one felt quite loose. the inner taper totally defeated me!!! so I fitted the outer 2/3rds and drove to scotland and back. I now have other small rattles and a thump I can't find but its no longer a wandery Bastard!
  11. welshpug

    E34 TDS rear diff bush

    Hi, I believe its part number 33171133555, there is also 33171133552, no idea what the difference is though.
  12. welshpug

    bolts and stuff, E30?

    hi, a friend on Facebook has asked if these part numbers are available and how much, for an E30 rear end iirc. 1x 33303411877 1x 33303411878 2x 33321090693 2x 33171090824 2x 33321139132 2x 33326760389 2x 33326772698 10x 33326760668 2x 33326760363 2x 33311133463 6x 33326760386
  13. welshpug

    2011 mini mirror covers

    thanks, have passed the details on, she has just been in for a service and mot with you guys as it happens
  14. welshpug

    Will these fit ?

    you dont need that site to list a 10" wheel, you input the size into the calculator. its inches not J for the width, J is a bead profile not an unit of measurement.
  15. welshpug

    Will these fit ?

    https://www.willtheyfit.com/ try that, get out there with a tape measure, or just bolt them on and see what happens. I know a staggered style 66 is 17x9 ET26 using a 255 40, the fronts are 17x8 ET20. using a 235 45, and were fitted to my E34 with a slight roll to the rear aches using a 20mm spacer! (god knows why, previous owner or the one before did that) so a 275 may well go in ok, at ET19 without any spacing out.