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boiliebasher last won the day on October 21 2018

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    E34 540i Touring

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  1. boiliebasher

    E28 - 1987 Lachssilber 525e 48K Miles

    I was registered on there but never really contributed enough to be fair. Good site though, plenty of very knowledgeable people. I got the impression that these days everyone seems to be on the Fakebook car groups rather than the older forums like this one. And seeing I refuse to be part of that abomination that plagues society I tend to miss out on certain things! Yeah I know what you mean. Prices have got ridiculous with e30's and e34's are getting that way.... For what you pay for a bog standard crapped out 316i rust bucket, you can get yourself a very tidy, silky smooth M52 or M54 powered E46 or E39 so it's just not worth it anymore. I still kept one though, a 318i lazurblau metallic saloon in LHD that lives in France as my run about. Very low mileage, rot free shell that I can't see myself selling anytime soon
  2. boiliebasher

    E28 525i Restoration Project

    I personally think that you are better off trying to find a another replacement exhaust manifold rather than keep trying to reweld your one back up. It will never last long enough and cast iron is notoriously difficult to weld back up. But I completely agree with Ordinator that you have a mount or bush thats worn out somewhere and that's why it keeps breaking/snapping. I know you said it's old, and it's been sat around for 11 years or so, but that not enough grounds for it to keep breaking like that. You definitely have something that's not quite right and I would say you need to investigate and find out why it keeps happening before you waste money on a new exhaust manifold that's ultimately just going to break again. Keep up the good work Brian, it will be worth it in the end!
  3. boiliebasher

    E28 - 1987 Lachssilber 525e 48K Miles

    Miss my e30 325i touring in lacs silver. Kind of regret selling that one
  4. boiliebasher

    Clutch judder.

    Not necessarily. It's all about having the time, patience and motivation to get these niggly little things sorted. I know what you saying though, I'm the same. I'm a little fussy too. If I hear a rattle or squeak coming from somewhere, it gets to the point where it irritates me so much that I have to dig in and get it sorted until it's gone/fixed!
  5. boiliebasher

    Clutch judder.

    Ok when was it last bleed out?! Probably worth doing anyway for the sake of a couple of quids of fluid But also if you are saying it doesn't always do it, then it's probably not that bad tbh. If gets worse or starts doing it constantly then its probably worth investigating further. Depends how fussy you want to be I suppose
  6. boiliebasher

    e34 recommissioning

    Yes interior certainly does look challenging but keep at it
  7. boiliebasher

    Alpina B10 V8 - £5000 FIRM (UPDATED + REDUCED

    It certainly is a cracking car! GLWTS!
  8. boiliebasher

    Over heating

    Great stuff. Glad to hear
  9. boiliebasher

    And it's goodbye from him too.

    Yeah I had the EFI I4 DOHC 8V engine and I quite liked it, despite it's appetite for HG's lol. Like you said shed load of torque that really pulled like a train.....
  10. boiliebasher

    Triplewax Isn’t What It was

    You wash your car 40 times a year?!
  11. boiliebasher

    engine knocking

    Doubt it
  12. boiliebasher

    engine knocking

    I was going to say it doesn't sound that bad to me either..... If it ain't broke......
  13. boiliebasher

    E39 540i Sport Touring Auto £4950

    What that it looks a bit 'green' ?! No idea if that's just a dodgy photo or what?!
  14. boiliebasher

    And it's goodbye from him too.

    Hahaha! The infamous ol' 2.0 dohc 8v "twinky" engine. Never bothered rebuilding the head myself. T'was cheaper and easier at the time just to chuck a different block in there! My personal favourite was an auto 2.0 dohc engine that I converted and put into my manual estate. Paid the princely sum of £10 for it, pulled better than the 3 previous engines and got a couple more years out of it until she finally went again! Bit like Trigger's broom that car, but it pulled like a train. Much better than any m20b20 or m50b20 engine I can remember anyway
  15. I know exactly where you coming from. Also I MUCH prefer the rack and pinion setup on the older 3's......