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e34 520 24v touring project (wrote off 15.20pm 14/8/11)


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#31 AquilaBMW

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:58 PM

WOW! Your car looks amazing man! I am so envious, part of the reason I miss home.

Anyway, I am in the States, and I have a 540i Touring. You are right about the SLS, it makes the touring ride kind of low in the rear. When you acquire or install your springs, just check and confirm that they have the right spring rate for the touring or else it will sag in the rear. Their bottoms have quite a bit more weight than the saloons.

I love your car... I see you also have the M-Tech bumpers on it.

Can I ask you something. In case you have memory seats on your's, does the Left Side mirror dip on reverse? I have a Euro-Spec imported car and I need to replace the driver's side mirror, but it costs an eye popping $200+ USD to get one.

Good Work Mate!
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#32 e34_1.8se

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:07 AM

thats the touring getting mot'd on friday evening (fingers crossed) so washed it today after it sitting for about a month,

thought i'd share a couple pics from today. looking good apart from the large key scratch down the side.

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#33 kev_e39

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 12:24 AM

looks very nice mate :D
the best bmw ive had?? yes..... love e39
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#34 RumRunner

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:10 AM

You have turned out a great looking car. How is the ride with those springs. Hope shepasses first time now.
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#35 HotboxDeluxe

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:44 PM

Turned out proper nice that one! :mrgreen:

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#36 e34_1.8se

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 07:58 PM

well just back from garage.

failed its mot earlier but good news is it only failed on the rear brake pads and the indicator relay. which will be fitted by my mate before i pick it up with a pass cert.

result!........

today beforehand i had fitted the new exhaust system, upper arms and droplinks, also new fuel air and oil filters and fresh oil, so it runnin like a dream, never fitted the bottom arms as they were like new already so one less thing i need to buy for my other car.

so hopefully be on road durin the week once i get tax and mot sorted out.

#37 Sport5

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:42 AM

That looks the dogs good work chap!!!
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#38 e34_1.8se

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 09:22 PM

mot'd today, now tryin to sleep till monday so i can get tax.

#39 r7ehw

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:23 PM

Hi there. Just to say really renjoyed your log. Al lthe best and I will watch your progress with interest.
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#40 e34_1.8se

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:35 PM

all taxed and tested and on road,

few bits and pieces to finish but still happy with the result so far.

#41 hippie dave

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 04:46 PM

Fan tastic 8)

really nice machine you have there and has certainly come on a long way from when you picked it up: you should be very proud of it indeed. :D :D

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#42 e34_1.8se

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 06:36 PM

thanks mate, its easy to appreciate something you have done yourself but when other people appreciate it, it makes the work seem a little more worth while.

i will post some pics in the next few weeks when i finish a few more things.

#43 Osi_NL

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:11 PM

Beautiful car. The ACS wheels are really nice for this car: clean and simple! Keep up the good work; will be looking forward to seeing more pics.
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#44 e34_1.8se

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:33 PM

decided to freshen up under the bonnet so painted the 2 engine covers.

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i think it is 10 times better and has put me in the mood for more tinkering under the bonnet


any comments welcomed.

#45 g164rge

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:14 PM

That's brightened it up nicely!!
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#46 Dan.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 01:22 PM

What's that other orange thing? Please tell me its not one of those fake dump valve thingys?

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#47 e34_1.8se

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 02:48 PM

fitted an induction kit induction kit and removed airbox and found there was a sensor of some sort with 2 pipes coming from inlet or summit (not checked properly). so instead of doing what ma mate said (blanking them off) i reckoned it must do summit or wouldn't be there so chopped a bottle in half which slid on nice and tight, then fitted a induction pipe end into the bottle with a rag inside. dont know why just a spur of the moment thing. not decided what to do with it yet so that is what your seeing.


another view so you see better.

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#48 Dan.

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:26 AM

That's ok then, I think :lol:

I would guess that is the crank case breather, I have not fitted an induction kit on a BMW before, but other engines I have worked on do.

You need one of these on the end of them

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#49 e34_1.8se

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 06:46 PM

well that was the plan i had one but couldn't find it, that or fitting an extra bit pipe and relocating the sensor in it after the induction kit. but at the time i used what i had to hand,

#50 e34_1.8se

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:06 PM

recently been having some overheating problems,just fitted thermostat and water pump going on in next 2 days,

been looking at some new things to do

thinking of getting my wheels powder coated orange and also the roof rails and smoking rear indicator lens????

also going to be doing a little more under the bonnet wth some orange hosing and some orange cable tidies, maybe a little more painting.

also on the agenda is getting the scratch painted.


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#51 minio

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:03 PM

Please don't touch wheels or rails.... :(

I love the car the way it is.

But it is only my opinion.....


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#52 e34_1.8se

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:02 AM

yeah lol still unsure about it myself its a big step.

other option is to get wheels done a darker grey like anthracite and do rails to match the colour of the car or just repaint black.

i just always comin up with ideas and yeah some seen pretty wacky sometimes, but sometimes it just works. but sometimes it goes horribly wrong and i fear doing them orange will be one of those times.

#53 r7ehw

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:46 AM

definately not orange wheels. You've done a great job with the car and shame to spoil it. Keep the orange paint under the bonnet where you can see it and enjoy it and let the outside remain subtle. Discreat is the way to go!

I've toyed with the idea of
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#54 e34_1.8se

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:54 PM

oh dear! a drift accident look what i've gone and done

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#55 e34_1.8se

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:57 PM

been a while since i posted anything on here,

so time for a wee update:

just been out buying some new parts to freshen up the handling etc.

list of parts awaiting fitting is as follows.

drilled and grooved discs all round and pads

new handbrake shoes

fuel/air and oil filters

ngk spark plugs

new gearbox mounts

new centre drag link

new tie bars for arb set up

new style rear wiper arm.

also i will prob be looking at getting:

new shocks all round

stainless brake pipes all round

and all new strut top mounts.

#56 e34_1.8se

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:20 AM

fitted brakes on weekend and also serviced it.

a few pics

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#57 e34_1.8se

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:13 PM

took some recent pics after washing today


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#58 e34_1.8se

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:00 PM

well just back from the mot station on saturday and she has failed :(

1. nearside headlight aim too low
2.offside headlight aim to low
3.nearside reg plate bulb not working
4.brake pipe front to back inscure
5.offside front lower suspension arm bolt insecure
6.nearside front shock has serious leak
7.offside sill needs replaced
8.nearside sill needs patched at rear
9.handbrake below requirements.

all in all not bad i've got all new upper,lower arms and shocks for the front new handbrake shoes as well, just in midddle of doing it just now, stripped entire front suspension off.

then replaced centre drag link and tie rod ends ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE JOB BTW. now just to fit entire new front suspension once i've stripped it off my v8 which is now my donor as all front end was brand new 2 years ago and hasn't turned a wheel.

#59 e34_1.8se

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 11:32 PM

ohh burger!

#60 Raymond

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 07:43 AM

What happened?




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