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boiliebasher last won the day on September 27

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    E34 540i Touring E36 325 TDS Touring

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  1. Recommend a commuter car

    Agreed. Good old plodders them tds engines, having owned a couple myself I quite like them. However it's getting difficult to a find decent example in this day and age...
  2. Some tw*t has nicked me car....

    Hahaha!!! You got to admit it's a pretty funny outcome and in situations like that all you can do is laugh it off mate
  3. 525ix refreshed

    Result Perfect iX weather
  4. I Would NEVER get anything delivered by yodel. They are quite possibly the worst del. service out there and nothing short of disgusting and fraudulent. I refuse to deal with companies that use them or specifically request another courier. You have been warned......
  5. Some tw*t has nicked me car....

    That is quite a hilarious outcome pmsl. Glad you "found" your "stolen" car again I rekon you should call your car Houdini
  6. Haha I think I chucked mine in the bin after I replaced it with the black vinyl one lol
  7. Boilie basher's E34 540i touring project

    Thanks mate. Certainly is a nice feeling Definitely well worth the effort. Your doing a fantastic job on your 540i project and you'll see it will all be worth it in the end buddy
  8. Agree to a certain extent. The pumps do fail but last what the best part of 100k miles until they do? And they are only mega bucks to rebuild if you have to pay someone to do the work for you right? Much like any other car really. But yes agree that most have been scrimped in comparison to their petrol counterparts
  9. IMHO an e34 TDS touring is a fantastic car and has plenty of low end torque for towing etc. The problem is trying to find a decent one now days. They are all hanging out their arse holes and falling apart at the seams.... I recently purchased an e36 TDS tourer as a cheap run about and have been impressed so far. My advice would if you find one get it but decent ones as so far and few between you'll be waiting for ever for it to turn up or will be paying strong money for a clean example
  10. Yeah that car has only been for sale for what is it now; 5 years give or take?! No one has touched it in all that time and there's probably good reason for it too
  11. Cheap run about

    Hmm ok, I'm definitely not up for that scenario so I'll proabably just leave it standard then. Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it. It's funny that you mention that because only this morning I read somewhere about a P38 owner putting a con rod through his M51 rangie and I though, wow that's odd......
  12. What transmissions fit

    I'm surprised that most are not interchangeable tbh. Other than the obvious difference in the bell housing, I (wrongly?) presumed that generally the internals would be similar?! But like I said I'm not sure at all tbh
  13. Cheap run about

    I'll get some pics up when its had a decent wash! As for price, lets just say it fitted the cheapo run around budget nicely!
  14. What transmissions fit

    Dongiov will be the one to speak to on that one mate! He's running the same box in his 530i I believe. Very common auto box across the BMW range the 5hp18
  15. Cheap run about

    Sooooo, I found my cheapo run about! I picked up a E36 325 TDS Manual tourer very cheap near to me! It's been in the same family since brand new, full service history with 148k miles on the clock! Quite a good spec with bmw 6 cd changer, air con, cruise control, high OBC etc. Its good a bit of rot around the tail gate, but underneath is near spotless! It's got a couple of problems that I'm slowly but surely working my way through, but so far so good! Once it's all up an running how it should be, there's a good chance I'll be speaking to Enda for a chip!