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  1. 1994 BMW E34 540I - GF22093

    Hello And Welcome I'm a firm believer that somethings are just meant to be and today that philosophy come bouncing into play much like it did with the Silver Unit ( Butler HQs Original Silver 540i ) Today innocently going to view an E34 with my Poppa ( Carl-E34 ).. 100 + miles from home as you do on arrival I became strongly attached to this diamond in the rough I couldn't help but think with a little Butler HQ love It could make a very special E34 and I truly thought that maybe Butler HQ was its last hope. Shes defiantly a project make no mistake about that but what else are you gonna do on a cold damp winter weekend ? before I could pull myself away as in the worlds of the late Marlon Brando the seller made me an offer I couldn't refuse... and a deal was done. I'll be embarking on this project with one person in mind. Tomorrow will be the full fat first update with all the great and gory details. Comments Welcome.
  2. Hi guys, im new to this. Recently bought a 530d e60 (2006), had the transmission fault come up on the dash. It's come up a few times and wondering has anyone else had these issues. Would a gearbox service do the job? Thanks! sadiq
  3. Hello, this is my project. Its a video clip containing only picture material and small footage of what i'm doing. I consider doing some videos of the x-pipe built, sound acceleration overview and etc. I hope you like it, the video its not professional made, but the car came out great ! There will be more videos and pictures of the car soon! Enjoy YOUTUBE VIDEO Did so far : Engine head revision; fuel pump revision; full service; new water radiator; new front window; new fk automotive suspension; new brakes; new inter-cooler; paint job; window tint; hella angel eyes; M-exterior; new battery; m preface steering wheel; led interior lights; ecu tuning; shadow-line trim; style 91 rims; (In the following months there will be even more upgrades) I did an acceleration video of the TDS, so you can see how my automatic does. i wasn't exactly stock when i did it, had a power-box. So- its power-box to chip. The conditions of the time were at the range of one week and i did them on the same road the same time. Disclaimer : The time set is between few frames approx 2-5 frames so its not accurate. YOUTUBE VIDEO Tell me your opinion about this project, i hope you like it !
  4. Help! 530d msport poorly

    Hi all, forgive me for my inexperienced post but I'm a newbie and really need some advice. Ive got a 530d msport e60 2005 and I've had it for a few months now. It started off with an idrive problem and it's now spiralled into a few other issues and I need to know what to do with it. I want to buy some new parts, and fit them. I just need to know which ones and why etc. Firstly, the idrive system works until I turn the car on and off again. It constantly reboots. Is there a cheap easy fix? I've tried resetting it but no luck. If not I can deal with it as it's not mega issues. Secondly, a few issues which I'm not sure are all related? But here we go. It may not be in order. My car is exceptionally smokey. It plummets out black thick smoke especially when I put my foot down a bit. It is very smelly of diesel and makes me very poorly when driving with any window open. I've got thick soot on the whole left hand side of my engine bay, been told I have an exhaust manifold leak. What parts do I need to fix it and how? I don't fancy going to a garage. I also have a very whiny turbo as it spools. It's very very loud. Also a loud blowing noise. it also goes into different severities of limp modes sometimes there's absolutely no power sometimes there is. engine light came on 2 months after these problems started. The front two alloys have two ridiculously large dents in, done by previous owner. I'm not THAT much of a typical woman driver.....;) haha. I'm planning to get this sorted soon so I'm not driving round with 9psi in them!!!!! Grrrrrr I know its not the best of explanations especially hard to determine what's the problem whilst not seeing or hearing, but I'd like to get some advice as to what this could be and why and I can go from there. I don't really fancy going to a garage because either me or my partner can fix it, just need some guidance as to where to start as we're used to old jap crap. Thankyou!!!! Xxxx
  5. I recently upgraded to Throwing stars, so my original 15x7 (ET20, 72.5mm centre bore) BBS alloys are for sale, including the spare wheel. Part number for all the wheels is: 36111179774 The tyres are all 225/60/15 - the fronts are about 5-6mm (Marshal Matrac) in excellent condition and the rears are around 3-4mm (Continental ContiPremiumContact 2), which are still ok to use. The spare has an old Pirelli P600, but in good condition (5-6mm) and holds air. I have 4 centre caps and the wheels are 100% straight, balanced and tested - ready to bolt on. Would be looking around £250 ONO and collection from west London. If interested, please PM me. Thanks
  6. BMW Documentation

    Hi all, Over the years I have managed to accumulate various pieces of BMW documentation from an assortment of sites and sources. I thought it time to place them all in one location where everyone can access them. They are available from my Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxDd4Jzlov8Efmg5VVVEaTZVYkplN3MzaGZLQUEzaWFjU0luMl81cW9oSGxlOENGbTlKQW8&usp=sharing The folder currently contains the following: E60 engineer training modules; M Division documentation; Various E60 manuals and guides, and an assortment of BMW presentations. As I find more I will upload them to the Drive and update this post. Mods - Bearing this in mind, perhaps it would be handy to make this pinned? Best, Horsey *Please note I do not own the documents or claim to be the author of them*
  7. 1994 BMW E34 540I/6 - BK35093

    BMW E34 540I/6 BK35093 I'm starting this project blog with the news that BK35093 is on her way to the Butler HQ, BK35093 is coming from Ireland she was owned by fellow forum member and trader SSkoda at Wills Wheels BK35093 is a genuine six speed manual model one of only 3,203 world wide and one of only 249 (HE52) In right hand drive. Only 157 540i6s come to the United Kingdom, Being Cosmosschwarz metallic makes her 1/45. Production date for BK35093 was the 30/11/1994 Warranty started on the 3/1/1995 Sales Dealer - 05167 Registration Number. M668CGF Factory Specification. Dealer Insight. What we have been told by our friendly local BMW service adviser Katie That BK35093 received during its warranty time. Five radiator caps between (1995-2001) Rear drivers side trailing arm (1998) Two new alloy wheels (1998) Both front shocks during (1999) Replacement Block @ 88K (2001) We have also found adverts concerning BK35093 BK35093 Appeared for sale in mid to late 2009 During the following period BK35093 has undergone some changes, BK35093 is now sporting extended sports champaign leather BK35093 has also had a trick upgraded differential swapping the 2,93 to a more spirited 3,64 coupled with a quick shift arrangement. In between this time BK35093 has had a number plate changed to TUL1540 BK35093 again appeared for sale in mid 2014 The Do List Clean wheel arches and fit seventeen inch style sixteen's Remove sills clean and protect. Upgrade shocks to Bilstein B8 coupled with Eibach springs Replace air conditioning ... And Enjoy Most of the Hit list would not need doing but I have the parts .. Why not.. Photos from the advert.. More on arrival.. The common fuel cap rust problem will be sorted , So I Hope you will join us for the progress and we can all sleep easier knowing another 540i/6 has been saved from the Drift brigade. -
  8. 4x Winter Tyres and Genuine OEM BMW Alloy wheels. Price: £750 Genuine OEM BMW 17" Alloy wheels, Style 236, for 5 Series (F10 and F11), with Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D tyres. Tyre Size: 225/55 R17 101 V XL Tyres used for 1 season on my F11 535d. Over 6mm tread depth remaining on 'rears' (x2) and over 7mm remaining on 'fronts' (x2). Tyres/wheels are a 'square' set-up, so fronts and rears can be swapped over to prolong tyre life. Alloys unmarked and in great condition. Fits BMW 5 Series (F10 and F11) and some 6 Series (F12), but please check and confirm fitment of your own car. Prefer collection only, but may consider shipping at buyers own cost and risk. I'm based in Colchester, Essex. Please feel free to ask any questions before buying. Viewing welcome. Thanks for looking. David
  9. Mr

    My power steering on my bmw f10 528i dose not work
  10. Bought a key off amazon or ebay, cant remember which but I've just tried to hold it up to the key logo on the steering column while starting the car and it hasn't coded to the car. Should I really be surprised? I did do my homework and check the Mhz of the old key etc however the new key hasn't taken to the car. The old key managed to be retrieved after 16 hours under salt water in a marina but its obviously toast. Basically I just need the electronic part programmed. any thoughts or advice or should I just write off the £50 and go straight to the dealer with pants round my ankles?
  11. I have ordered The G31 530D xDrive M Sport Touring Exterior Price [2] Alpine White included Change exterior colour 20" BMW Ind V-spoke style 759 alloy wheels included Change wheels Interior Price [2] Black Nappa leather with exclusive contrast stitching/piping £ 775.00 Change upholstery Poplar Grain Grey interior trim with Pearl Chrome £ 250.00 Change interior trim Packages Price [2] M Sport Package included Change package Package components LED foglights, front included Details M Steering Wheel included Details Adaptive Drive £ 2,435.00 Details Exterior trim, High-gloss Shadowline included Details Headlining, Anthracite included Details M Sport braking system included Details M aerodynamic bodystyling included Details Comfort seats, front included Details Price M Sport Package £ 2,435.00 Price [2] Comfort package £ 1,995.00 Change package Package components Comfort Access included Details Parking Assistant Plus £ 800.00 Details Comfort seats, front included Details Exterior Mirrors - folding with anti-dazzle included Details Price Comfort package £ 2,795.00 Price [2] Premium package £ 1,820.00 Change package Package components Ceramic finish for controls included Details Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control included Details Ambient Air package included Details Massage function, front included Details Comfort seats, front included Details Price Premium package £ 1,820.00 Price [2] Visibility package £ 1,295.00 Change package Package components Adaptive LED Headlights included Details Headlight wash included Details High-beam Assistant included Details Price Visibility package £ 1,295.00 Price [2] M Sport Plus package £ 1,995.00 Change package Package components Sun protection glass included Details Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system £ 2,855.00 Details Price M Sport Plus package £ 4,850.00 Price [2] Technology package £ 1,495.00 Change package Package components Head-up Display included Details WiFi hotspot preparation included Details Display Key included Details Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging included Details BMW Gesture Control included Details Price Technology package £ 1,495.00 Optional equipment Communication Change optional equipment Price [2] BMW Gesture Control included Details Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system £ 2,855.00 Details Concierge Service £ 240.00 Details Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging included Details Head-up Display included Details Online Entertainment £ 160.00 Details Rear seat entertainment - BMW Professional £ 1,995.00 Details Remote Services £ 60.00 Details TV function £ 890.00 Details WiFi hotspot preparation included Details Exterior Equipment Change optional equipment Exterior Mirrors - folding with anti-dazzle included Details Exterior trim, High-gloss Shadowline included Details LED foglights, front included Details M aerodynamic bodystyling included Details Panoramic glass sunroof £ 1,250.00 Details Sun protection glass included Details Towbar, electrically folding £ 855.00 Details Interior Equipment Change optional equipment 12V power sockets £ 45.00 Details Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control included Details Ambient Air package included Details Ceramic finish for controls included Details Comfort seats, front included Details Extended luggage features £ 285.00 Details Headlining, Anthracite included Details M Steering Wheel included Details Massage function, front included Details Seat heating, front and rear £ 325.00 Details Seat ventilation, front £ 510.00 Details Soft-close doors £ 435.00 Details Steering wheel heating £ 185.00 Details Sunblinds - rear side windows £ 185.00 Details TV function £ 890.00 Details Safety & Security Change optional equipment Adaptive LED Headlights included Details Driving Assistant Plus £ 2,250.00 Details Dynamic Safety £ 280.00 Details Headlight wash included Details High-beam Assistant included Details Night Vision with pedestrian recognition £ 1,595.00 Details Technology Change optional equipment Adaptive Drive £ 2,435.00 Details Apple CarPlay preparation £ 235.00 Details Comfort Access included Details Display Key included Details Driving Assistant Plus £ 2,250.00 Details Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging included Details Parking Assistant Plus £ 800.00 Details Remote Control Parking £ 395.00 Details WiFi hotspot preparation included Details
  12. Car theft back

    Hi all looks like the car thieves have been busy again in Manchester. http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/car-theft-back-rise-manchester-13685212
  13. Not Good

    Hi all just seen this on the MEN look like car thieves are back with more options/tools http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/car-theft-back-rise-manchester-13685212
  14. Genuine BMW 408M F10 M5 Winter Wheels with Pirelli SottoZero 255 40 R19 100V M&S tyres, includes TPMS. Sold Were used on my F10 M5 but I believe these will fit any F10 5 seriesFront wheels 9x19 ET32 (BMW part number 36112284252) Rear Wheels 9x19 ET25 (BMW part number 36112284253) In great condition with no scuffs or marks. Tread: just over 7mm on two tyres and about 5.5mm on other twoPurchased from BMW dealership for £2900. Used only for a few months over 2 winters Priced to sell! £950Local collection preferred – Aberdeen Will courier to other locations at buyers cost and risk
  15. New e34 owner

    Hey all been lurking around for several years on these forums finally have a reason to sign up! i purchased my e34 520i last week. It's had a recent full respray in technoviolet and has no rust whatsoever (one of my main reasons buying it - I had a prefactlift E30 325i once upon a time which was a rust magnet). I had an e34 535i sport in techno violet and cream leather interior. Needless to say this bought back memories! I will be sticking with the black for now (after front sport seats! I think the rear are same?) It has had a reconditioned auto gearbox fitted and the m50b20 sounds sweet albeit savagely thirsty. It has he electric black leather interior which is more comfortable than my Mk7 GTD heated leather! the car came with a few minor issues needing attention: *power steering pipe leak (low pressure hose) *A/C pump seized *one piece door trim missing (already ordered) *intermittent/crazy central locking! * dash pixels almost dead/ineligible driverside electric recline mechanism link broken (motor working). *sagging headliner im sort of putting off fixing the mechanical niggles as I have a m62b44 and gearbox, ews ecu loom etc. on its way from an e38 740i. I have my daily driver keeping me on the roads for now and my insurance quotations on the e34 are ridiculous (Over £2k..). Just a a few things I need some advice or help with. My car appears to be a facelift right? Wider grille etc? I can't differentiate between the facelift front and pre facelift :s Also, what other e38 bits can I salvage? I have kept the steering wheel and gearknob for now. Brakes? I was inclined to go for the e34 540/m5 upgraded set up as it would be a straightforward fit. Right? If anyone could point me to some e34 specialists who wouldn't mind taking on some work that would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to get my headliner sorted first and foremost. Any trimmers recommended forwards north west London? Slowly but but surely I will get there!! I will try post as and when I start spending time on her. anyway here are some pics of the car. I still need to spend some time giving her a good clean, following some real quality pics (am a photographer by trade!) hope to to meet some cool e34 owners on here!!
  16. Instrument cluster

    So...just about to sell my bmw in the next two weeks and this problem starts (view link) notice rpm and fuel gauge not moving when starting up and centre console flashing Im guessing something's gone wrong in the wiring Anyone else faced this problem or have any ideas what's happening On a side note: The car is for sale if anyone is interested
  17. Hello and welcome to my E34 progress blog . It all started one day passing a used car sales centre,something catched my eye so on the 18/9/07 she was mine Well Its a orient blue e34 525se 1995(N) and 117k on the clock . production date 13/7/1995 registration date 8/8/95 from Bates BMW Essex Hungerford BMW oil service @ 9,641 - 27/11/95 Heathrow BMW inspection 2 @ 32,968- 25/9/96 Bates BMW inspection 1 @ 57,436- 12/12/97 Bates BMW oil service @ 67,395 - 24/9/98 and five sets of headlights till 24/9.98 Ordered options : - Leather seats - Sports steering wheel - 5 speed automatic - V Spoke style 54-7jx14-205/55 ( Brought car with metrics :S =/ ) - Shadow line - Floor mates - Air Con - LSD - Additional fuel for export of vehicles First vehicle Inspection under my ownership Well, i went for the full monty had a Inspection 2. This was the list of " Needing attention " - Front brake discs below minimum - Brake fluided due for change - Handbrake shoes cracked - Drive belt cracked - Air conditioning non cooling - Ns ball joint - Os drop link - Rear axle bushes gone - Pit man links - Rust on brake pipes and fuel pipes - Four metric tyres - Drivers side fog lamp Pics to follow... Progress blog index - 2010/2011 - Page One - Rear Blind Crash & New Wheels 2011/2012 - Page Two - Suspension Overhaul With Lows White Lights 540 Bumper Boot Spoiler 2012/2012 - Page Three - Sports Bumpers Brake Line Overhaul Photos & New Bumper Trims 2012/2012 - Page Four - Yellow Fog Lights Front Strut Brace & New Water Bottle 2012/2012 - Page Five - Back To Orange Lights New Engine Trim & Throwing Stars 2012/2012 - Page Six - Chit Chat & Drives Side Rust Repair & Painted 2012/2013 - Page Seven - Chit Chat Sports Bumpers Painted New RD Badges & Getting Ready For A Full Spray 2013/2013 - Page Eight - Chit Chat New Drivers Wing Repairing Of Doors And New Bottoms Door Trims 2013/2013 - Page Eight - Ordered Ultra Racing Lower Strut Brace And M5 Electric Half Leather Seats 2013/2014 Page Nine - M5 Seats Fitted Rear Seat Box Lid Repaired Stripping For Paint And Quarter Blinds 2014/2015 Page Ten - Bodyshop Photos Rear Parking Sensors New Staggered Wheels 2015/2015 Page Eleven - Reassembling Painted And Fitted Wheels 2015/2015 Page Twelve - New Mirrors Interior Change Five Years Of The Progress Blog
  18. E39 525i Street Car

    Welcome to my Topic of my 525i. I have just purchased the vehicle only 3 days ago. The car has covered over 130000 Scottish weathered miles but the previous owner piled over £2000 in the 2 years he owned it. He has all the receipts over the time he has had it (a folder full). Although at the at the moment has seen better days. The work has been done by the previous owner: Luk clutch kit Valve cover gasket Both front track rod ends Waterpump Both rear anti-roll bar drop links Thermostat All suspension arms on front Brand new key Air mass sensor Drive belt Air con belt Starter motor JOM Coilovers Both front top strut mounts Both rear control arms Both rear subframe bushes (pollybush) As you can see a lot of work and money has already went into the car. I had the car on the ramp today and can confirm that I still need to: Rectify vibration at speed (had a look at the wheels on the vehicle and can confirm all the wheels are buckled and the tyres are flat spotted.) Requires all wheels to be repaired and new tyres installed. Blow from the exhaust header downpipes to the centre section. Radio/Nav fault, No sound intermittently Sort out the body work as the bonnet has been badly repaired and the paint has cracked and various parts of rust on the vehicle. Oil leak from sump I am very chuffed with the car! I only have the one picture of it as yet as it still needs a good clean. I will try and post as much as I can as i will be doing all the mechanical work myself. I will be posting bits and bobs here and there also so if anyone needs any help i would be happy to!
  19. Hi guys I have a fault on my car suggesting I need a cam position sensor. I've found some here: http://m.mister-auto.co.uk/en/sensor-camshaft-position/bmw-5-e39-520-i-170hp_v15266_g3946.html But it looks like there's 2 types which do I need. Screenshot of fault code attached
  20. For sale is a brand new and genuine BMW oil supply line / tube. Part number 11 42 1 747 782 old part number 11 42 1 747 171. Ordered as a mistake and never fitted to the car, it's been sitting in my garage ever since. Will fit M60 V8 engined 5 series e34 and 7 series e32 cars - 530i 540i 730i/L 740i/L Price is £30 including P&P or collection in person from New Milton Hampshire at a discounted price. Please check my other items as well, as I'm having a garage clear out.
  21. BMW e34 M5 1991 new purchase

    Hi all recently bought an e34 m5. It's a nice car fbmwsh and every mot from new. Recent restoration although still needs a few bits doing. I would like to get it serviced and have a good checking through. Am I best to use BMW main dealer (bowker) or a BMW specialist or other? I'm in Preston so ideally something around here / in Lancashire. many thanks wayne
  22. BMW E60 530D/525D M Sport

    Hi All, Looking for a BMW E60 530D M Sport ideally around West Midlands but don't mind travelling. Let me know what you've got!
  23. Hi guys im new to this forum I previously owned a 120D with the n47 177 engine and got rid of it after getting too many major problems. I have now got a E60 520d full service history owned it for 3 months not had a problem. A friend of mine who has the same car had noticed my car was very low on power i then noticed after i drove his exact same car exact same engine no remap no mods mine has 160k on the clock i now notice sometimes the car is close to stalling on junction i have to almost redline it to get off this is on and off one day it will drive super one day it will have low power , what could it be thanks. M47 pre lci
  24. Hi guys, So just had my front pads changed by a local garage, these were Mintex pads which he insisted are "Better than Brembo" so I went for them. Anyway the first day a got it back it was making a little humming noise as though the pads are touching the discs constantly. So took it back to him and told him, he said "They are just bedding in, if you only change the pads and not the disc it will take a few miles for it to adapt". So I kept driving it for a few days and the noise went away, however I still feel that one of the side is sticking, you can still hear a little bit of rubbing (being a 5 series 3L it's hard to notice when driving). Any you guys experienced this? What could be the fault? I called him again yesterday and told him that I need them checking over so will be going to him after work today but need to know what to look for as I have never changed the pads myself, could it be needing grease? Maybe something loose? Cheers
  25. Coding

    Hi guys, just a quick one on machines used for coding? I've got an old samsung laptop that needs a few bits doing to it (hdd and busted keyboard - no sticky stuff ) 3gb RAM and decent enough on board graphics. No RS232 but i've got an RS232 - USB2.0 adapter. Bought a cable for the OBD2 anyway recently. what machines are you guys using and did you buy one specific for it, or repurposed an old one? favourite specs? Cheers! Deepan