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    E34 520i Touring.

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  1. Kit

    Anti roll bar linkage.

    Hello, Developed a squeak in the rear that makes the car unusable really, quite high pitched and annoying. AA man sorting a battery issue says I have a rusty anti roll bar linkage and probably worn bushes. Can anyone recommend a replacement set? Need to get it sorted sooner rather than later. Thanks Kit
  2. Kit

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Great. Please send. K
  3. Kit

    Tyre pressure.

    Yep. I run 2 psi above factory spec and it suits me.
  4. Kit

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Sprayed my replacement exhaust black and replaced the headlight bulbs to brighter more modern ones.. Much better. Now just need to clean the car.
  5. Kit

    Exhaust needs changing

    Actually painted mine black today with high temp black spray (£8 from Halfords no less). Much better.
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    Exhaust needs changing

    I just changed the middle and rear box. I believe this was fitted - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Klarius-BM262K-Exhaust-Rear-Back-Box-BMW-5-Series-E34-/232581125607. It's round so doesn't look as good as the factory one but I've got some high temp black spray so will be coating the visual parts in that. Made the car very quite and seems like a decent system, was chosen and fitted by Barry Jones in Stevenage who is a reputable specialist. Hope this helps. Kit
  7. Kit

    Tyre pressure.

    Thanks. Maybe all in my mind but prefer the feel of 31 front and 36 rear after driving it today. In other news I'm having trouble freeing the high beam cover to expose the bulb, seems quite stuck and don't want to break it. Guess it should just turn anti-clockwise by hand as the headlight covers do? Lastly I have developed squeak in the rear suspension - quite high pitched. Can easily make it happen when I push up and down on the boot. Any ideas? Guessing it's got nothing to do with my new tyres as they are the same size as before. Always some little niggle... Thanks Kit
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    Tyre pressure.

    I also have my old 225/60/R15's for sale. The are 2x Nankang toursport 611's (4/5mm ish tread) and 2x Accelera Alpha's (6-8mm ish tread). Good for a good few miles and have served me well in most conditions. All 4 yours for £60. Located on near Harlow. Can send pics if needed. Thanks Kit
  9. Kit

    Tyre pressure.

    Hello, I've just treated my1995 520i Touring to a wheel refurb and new tyres - Falken EcoRun 914's all-round (225/60/R15). The nice lads at The Essex Wheel company set the pressures to 36psi all round once they finished making the BBS look factory fresh (picture of them look a bit wet attached), however I normally stick to near the factory setting and run 31psi front and 36psi back. Made me think of asking you all how you pick your tyre pressures and do you tend to stick to the factory recommended psi? The other note is these tyres are W rated over V I had before so probably are a little harder. I imagine it's a feel thing so look forward testing them out properly tomorrow, drove home in the wet and defo noticed the extra pressure / hardness on the front. Thanks Kit
  10. Kit

    Best garage in Herts/Essex?

    Yes he mentioned he was at a Bmw dealership around the time when my cars were new. Just the sort of bloke (or woman) I was looking for.
  11. Kit

    Best garage in Herts/Essex?

    Great thanks, gave him a call and he sounds like he knows what’s what. Will book both in for a service and once over soon.
  12. Kit

    Odd immobiliser issue.

    Fuel has never worked properly (owned the car 10 years), goes to full before eventually showing the correct level. However has started moving around more. My research says it maybe the grounding nut getting lose or the board itself. Only started doing it yesterday, will drive it later to see if its a constant or intermittent problem. Annoying! Thanks Kit
  13. Hello, After moving from London a while ago I’m looking for someone new to maintain my e34 and e30. I live (literally) on the Herts / Essex boarder. Any recommendations of someone with a healthy amount of experience to deal with the niggles on these aging monkeys would be great. Thanks Kit
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    Odd immobiliser issue.

    Will look into both, thanks. Would this explain the intermittent idle issue and the odd immobiliser issue? Temp gauge has started jumping around on my e30 also, seem to be getting lots of niggles of late. I blame the recent hot weather!
  15. Kit

    Odd immobiliser issue.

    Here is the trouble maker herself.
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