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    After 3 years with Mercedes..I’m back

    I think I would have lied n said I’d been in broadmoor for 3 years no no offence intended good choice!
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    Looking for a weekend convertible?

    Fortunately they never made a 5er soft top, personally I’d go for a nice e30 convertible that’s not been ‘pimped’ I’ve just been looking at one on t’e bay, met green 318i looks fresh as a daisy n priced at 5995 or best offer, lovely colour n very standard
  3. Has anyone done this? Quite a few tds’s on the market but I’d prefer a few more ponies and I’m a diesel fan thoughts pls ....
  4. Wow! I thought sharps were prohibited in Rampton
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    Calypso's project E34 520i - which is actually blue!

    Good stuff! Apart from having radio1 on in one of the pics as a newbie to e34s I’ve also found that the door cards have an eastern block air to them.
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    '95 518i running issue

    Take all the plugs out and look out for a dirty oil fouled plug, does the smoke smell like burnt oil? Could be valve stem oil seals, have you changed the oil recently? To a thinner grade perhaps?
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    Headlining cleaning tips/advice

    I’m steadily bringing a very dirty e34 back Upto standard and most things can be brought back to good order with soap and elbow grease but the headliner is a different story, any tips or product recommendations would be welcome!
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    Headlining cleaning tips/advice

    Yes it is good stuff ,forgot about that stuff I’ve used it before and still use the sprayer to spray jeyes fluid round my fences, .. it keeps the cats away! Cheers
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    Headlining cleaning tips/advice

    It’s a dirty area above the drivers seat, along the edge of the sunroof recess, and the sunroof, I mixed up some fairy w.u liquid in a sprayer and had a go at it last night gently wiping with a microfibre cloth, good results but not perfect as I want to let it dry off then I’ll have another bash at it, fragile things are roof liners, thanks guys. The cleaning saga continues......
  10. As an e39 sport owner I’ve been wanting to ‘upgrade’ to an e34, so looking for the right one has been a weekly thing, Anyway this particular car came up for sale a few mile from me, it’s not the colour I want nor the engine or the spec but for £400 I felt the urge to have it, maybe I just felt sort for it! I had been talking to the seller thru txt and the car has running issues but the guy txt me say it was running lovely..... while I was working, driving to the firms other yard, I found the car dumped in a dodgy spot broke down! I stopped n had a quick nosey round it, it was minging! But..... I snapped his hand off plenty of mot on it and plenty of potential, will be a running project and I don’t how I did it but I talked my wife into running it while i get round all the work (we don’t have space for 3 cars) To be continued.....
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    You can’t polish a turd! Or can you? Budget e34

    I took all 4 switches out too, not too difficult but each one has a tiny spring that’s easily lost, also the square button has 2 even smaller springs, I don’t know what that button is for lol????? it was the only way to get them clean!
  12. Great to see such a wide variety at these shows, modern classics and classics alike
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    BMW Car Mag - Why so BUSY?

    What was that mag that had ‘readers wives’ ? Not seen one of those for years
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    You can’t polish a turd! Or can you? Budget e34

    Finally got to the bottom of the poor running issue, the fuel pump was goosed, the original one did work and pumped at a good rate, but while I waited for the replacement to arrive I had the old one running in a bucket of water, when holding my finger over the exit and capping the flow it leaked out of the bottom and lost pressure, new pump fitted and runs lovely, also had the tank down and replaced the vapour pipes.. been cleaning the interior again today, it’s nearly clean, also today the previous owner dropped me a few spares off which was nice! I do need a few bits tho, need fuel flap hinge and the rear bumper side mount slider, its starting to feel like a usable motor now.
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    518i running issue, back firing

    Well the new fuel pump arrived yesterday and I’ve just fitted it and I’m pleased to say it’s now cured the problem!!! thanks for the input from you lot!
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    518i running issue, back firing

    I bought the car with the running problem amongst other problems, the car would tick over very lumpy , misfire and cut out, when revved it would sound even worse and struggle to get rpm up, ordered new cam pos sensor n fitted this evening, the car now idles perfectly and sounds much healthier, the revs can be raised high now but only when it’s throttled steadily to get it there, if I open the throttle quickly it dies back and back fires into the inlet manifold and air box, I’ve just ordered the obd adapter so hopefully I can use my diagnostic tool and get some data, but til that comes I’m not buying any parts, unless any of you guys have any pearls of wisdom?
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    What ball joint splitters are we using.

    What has aluminium hubs?
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    How Long Have You Owned Your E34?

    It’s been 2 weeks now and I’ve blown less money trying to woo a new lady!! But I do like it
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    What ball joint splitters are we using.

    Remove calliper and disc, use a long bar to apply leverage and a good clout with an engineers hammer and it’s done, works on all makes and models
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    A few little jobs done on the old E34

    Lovely condition that, v nice
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Vapour pipes done!
  22. What about that poor seat tho!
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    For anyone that cares....

    Does Edd still put his jumper and t shirt on in the wrong order?
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Dropped fuel tank down just enough to replace the corroded breather pipes, pick some new pipe up tomo, had air line connected to purge fuel lines and check the fuel pressure reg was functioning and it is so fingers crossed the new fuel pump will cure it!
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    Blue spot tools

    Shame on you for even asking