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Avus E34 540/6 Touring restoration

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Well done Richard, you really stuck with this one and its looking great now, home stretch perhaps re last few tasks.

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Great looking Wagon and the Black Interior will finish it off nicely. ;)

 

Not a massive fan of Flat Stars but I can see the appeal due to them being very easy to clean and look after.

 

C.

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Thanks gents. The new interior is in, just needs a clean and it will look great. Big thanks to Tim for keeping me topped up with cups of tea.

 

The car performed well, the gearing was fine for the motorway, 2750rpm at 70mph (per sat nav). Economy suffers a bit, 26mpg which included an hour sat in traffic and quite a bit of 85mph driving.

 

 

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Not much really, I changed jobs around a year ago and was on a training salary until a couple of weeks ago. This has limited what I could do to the car but it hasn't stopped my planning.

I have been using it as my daily this month which has been fun but has also highlighted a few issues that need sorting sooner rather than later. I want to change the lsd for a 3.15 one as the current one is a bit short, it makes first gear redundant.

Also, the suspension needs sorting, I've got lots of parts ready to fit, my problem is finding someone to fit them, one place took it in but rang me to say they couldn't undo a bolt and so wouldn't do the work. Pretty poor, I think they just like shiny new cars. I need to find a specialist!

The exhaust is sitting a bit low so that needs sorting, scrapes quite a bit. The gear change is sloppy, should be an easy fix. The viscous fan needs changing as well.

That's the main bits, the wish list is a lot longer but getting it driving nicely is the priority. I still love driving it, it still feels quick, sounds fantastic and has that lovely e34 feel. Economy hasn't been too bad whilst doing daily driving, been getting around 24mpg.

So, plans are afoot and hopefully life won't get in the way!

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I saw that advert too. what a nice looking car, I've been following this thread for a long time and it has been a good source of info and inspiration to finish my own 540iT/6.

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