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Everything posted by boiliebasher

  1. How Long Have You Owned Your E34?

    Had various E34's for probably around 8 years now, as regards to mileage not a clue but at a guess roughly 50k+ miles
  2. 525TD cut out while driving, now won't start

    I'm no diesel expert either but sounds to me its fuel starvation. I would say that there should be some fuel shut off solenoid (like you described as turned the key off) and this could have failed or potentially a fuel blockage somewhere. Fuel filter blocked up etc, but from the way you have described, and If it were me, I would definitely be looking into the location of fuel shut off solenoid..... Someone else more knowledgeable on diesel engines will hopefully chime in
  3. Intensive Wash - Info required

    Sorry can't help you on that one then buddy, none of mine had anything nsf that I can remember
  4. Intensive Wash - Info required

    If you get stuck I can go take photos of mine tomorrow (too dark now) But got a feeling my setup may be different to yours. The reservoirs for both intensive and standard washer are all located in osf Pretty sure nothing washer related on the nsf
  5. Off to look at a car

    Seems like a good car for the money. Good luck on your quest!
  6. I broke it again

    Oh and good luck with the repairs mate..... Mine needs some minor work but I'm not too keen on facing the cold! Oh well it'll soon be spring!
  7. I broke it again

    ^^^ ^^^^^^ Lucky bar steward, that's about 40 degree C more than here right now!!
  8. Wheal Bearing - Does Brand matter?

    Agreed. A lot of parts these days aren't what they should be and I'm carefully about fitting certain parts to my cars because Febi and Meyle ain't what they used to be..... As regards to OP, I personally would pay the extra 20 quid for premium bearings. Wheel bearings can last a LONG time and can do a lot of miles before they give problems. I'd say an extra 20 bob is nothing in the grand scheme of things...
  9. I broke it again

    How odd... Oh and just out of curiosity how is Xmas in Oz?! Shorts and t-shirt weather?! Pretty Brrr cold on this side of the hemisphere atm!!
  10. Nice low miles e34 535i Sport

    Couldn't agree more. But then again, I wasn't actually comparing this car to the OP's one, merely suggesting it seemed nice for the money. But you know how it goes, some people just have more money than sense
  11. Nice low miles e34 535i Sport

    That's nice and all but the interior looks like a waiting room at a dentist's surgery lol. For the money, I'd be taking a look at this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bmw-525i-E34-Black-Low-Miles-Unmolested-Example/292371933750?hash=item4412b9aa36:g:aXgAAOSwevlaOWNa
  12. chip tunning tds

    Hi I'm also very interested in the outcome of this for my E36 TDS..... You mentioned this to me when I first got the E36 and to be honest I tend to agree, but would say that increased the FUELING will tend to over stress the engine and may cause it throw a rod or are you saying increasing the BOOST is more likely to do this?! Or both? My TDS is just ticked over 150k miles and pulls quite strong so still inclined to leave it alone for longevity but if your saying there is a "safe" way of getting more power out of it, I'm all for that..
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 525ix refreshed

    Result Perfect iX weather
  16. 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......
  17. 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
  18. Haha I think I chucked mine in the bin after I replaced it with the black vinyl one lol
  19. 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
  20. Boilie basher's E34 540i touring project

    Right so here we go........ This is my new pride and joy as seen on the E34 section...... It's one of the late 1997 registered ex Sultan of Brunei cars.... Its looking a bit sorry for its self right now and needs a lot TLC.....(The photos make it look a lot better than it really is, believe me!) Today I took delivery of the first important part for my new V8.... Super well packaged from a very reputable company... But can ya tell what it is yet?! Its a beast that should with its 100 AH and 830 CCA be ample enough to crank that M60B40 engine over. In fact its probably over kill but seeing as its going to be my second car and long term project, it may be sat around for weeks at a time not being started so I figured this would be a good start. Apparently it comes with a 5 year guarantee so theoretically I should be good until 2020 !!!!! Anyway it fits like a glove too.... When I bought the car a few days ago it didn't exactly have a lot going for it, bad paint body work, engine misfiring, no fuel, no MOT, no V5, no radio, no nothing. Not even a battery to start it with!! Yes I know its just a flippin battery and its not exactly exciting but hey got to start some where... Any way here's my first of many question to the Pro's on here......... That alternator is not charging up the battery. I fired the engine up (on 7 cylinders lol) today using the new battery and it has no voltage gain what so ever going to the battery when using a voltmeter. (registering constant 12.24V) Even reving the engine has no effect on charge current or volts... When I bought it home on the transporter last week I used the battery from my 520i touring and I distinctly remember the battery warning light coming up on the dash when engine was running and head lights switched on...... On the 520i which I know has a good alternator, I'm getting a constant 14.2 V from the same battery with the engine running...... I'm thinking voltage regulator, crappy connection somewhere or slack alternator V-belt... Any other suggestions out there from fellow forum members?
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Cheap run about

    Hi all, After some advice really please guys. I'm after a cheap run about and having a look around to see what's local to me, E46's seem to be dirt cheap at the moment any reason for this? Are they that crap? After a 3 series ideally but not completely opposed to the idea of a older 5. Had a look at a E30 325i yesterday and asking price was 1900 and it was a complete dog. So I figured I'd much rather put 500 quid into say a cheapo e46 318i or something similar then spend 4x as much for a grotty, beaten up E30. There also seems to be a few E46 320d's going cheap but I think those engines (N47?!) where pretty problematic?! Would prefer a petrol manual engine configuration really as presumed they were more reliable?! So basically if you had a buy a cheapo runabout what would you guys consider and why and obviously most importantly the most reliable. I'm handy with the spanners so can and will fix own cars if needs be, but only to keep it on the road and not make minty minty as I only want a cheapo for commuting etc. I'm thinking e30,e36 e46, e34, e39. Preferably tourer but will consider a saloon and I'm based in Hampshire if there is anyone local to me that knows of something going locally. Thanks for your input guys
  25. 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......