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Everything posted by boiliebasher

  1. boiliebasher

    1983 E28 528i - Head Gasket!?

    Yeah was thinking the same but didn't really want to pry
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    1983 E28 528i - Head Gasket!?

    Agree with above comments and seems unlikely that your oil leak is HG related if car doesn't overheat etc.
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    E39 under chassis brace for v6 petrol engines

    Was thinking the same thing. No such thing as a V6 BMW lol. Assume he ment fits inline 6 models?!
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    Fuel door

    Your welcome
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    Asked before I'm sure but how many metres of vac hose?

    I think the most important thing is the ID?! I haven't personally worked on the M57 but having replaced vac lines om other engines I would say 2 or 3mm ID sounds about right?
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    E34 520i Touring Daily Project

    Looks like the same wing I bought from ECP
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    The " Golden Nugget " BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Doesn't look that bad tbh. Basically it's going to be a walk in the park compared to TBL All the best guys, looking forwards to the updates
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    Abandoned cars

    I'm not so sure tbh.... I'll be surprised if they don't ask for the logbook on the uk plated one! The Bulgarian one just torch it! If a uk plated car was left over there abandoned I don't think it would remain in the same place for any sustained period of time...
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    Older BMW Prices going nuts!

    That one mentioned above is listed as a 525i but yet advertised as having an M20b20 engine.......
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    E28 525i Restoration Project

    Wow! Well impressed! Nice one Brian! That must of been one hell of a journey! Obviously a testament to the build quality of the older cars! The police and laws must be a lot more relaxed where you live! If we tried to do something like that over here, we'd probably get the car taken away/ impounded/ crushed and or a huge fine to go along with it!!
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    Older BMW Prices going nuts!

    However the desirability for me in having a 4 pot classic would be to use as a daily runabout.
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    Older BMW Prices going nuts!

    Agreed ^^
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    Older BMW Prices going nuts!

    Oh yeah tell me about it....... The cars that I got shot of 5-10 years ago are now worth literally at least 10x what I sold them for...... hindsight is a wonderful thing Thing is, how many of them are actually selling at those inflated prices? Yes like you say you have 520s advertised for 5k but will they ever sell for that money.... Or how many months or possibly years are the vendors will to sit on them til they eventually sell.....
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    Fuel door

    At a stab in the dark would most likely say that it's the hinge spring thats worn/ tired
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    my first e34

    Looks stunning. Congrats
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    For those in the know - E39 M57 engine into an E34

    I've got to say that I quite liked the early Ford Zetec engines. The later ones, not so much.....
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    Tyre pressure.

    Oh and for the record in 225 55 16 flavour fitted to flat stars
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    Tyre pressure.

    Just checked and it's clearly stamped max press 50 psi on the side wall
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    Tyre pressure.

    I roll with 40 psi front and 44 psi on the rear on the 540i Touring. They are however Michelin Primacy 3's in XL rating..... Might be overkill? However been told the XL's (extra load) were designed to take more stick and I think its written something like 48 or 50 psi max written on the side of them..
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    For those in the know - E39 M57 engine into an E34

    Personally if the 520i is a keeper, I would source a decent M50b25 lump to replace it with or better still build a stroker M50 engine. I know that the OP's is after info on an M57 conversion but realistically it's probably not quite a straight forward job (as well as ecu swap etc, going from petrol to diesel poses all manor of probs) and would be far easier and cheaper sticking to the M50 variants TBH.. Although an M57 powered E34 would be pretty awesome! Just my 2pence worth
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    Who makes bmw oil filters

    Last time I bought a genuine oil filter for the 540i, it had Hengst stamped on it
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Really that's bloody impressive! 3 months with the battery still connected and it fired up that M51 straight away?! Nice one! That's quite rare. Obviously no parasitic drain on your battery so lucky you!
  23. boiliebasher

    Fuel Filler Area Rust - Sorted

    Good effort. Looks tidy!
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    idiots lady in red e34 540iT/6

    Good. Glad it still going strong
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    The silver steed - 1996 E34 525i Manual Sport

    That one plus probably half the UK's stockpile of E34's.....