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Adding extras & recommissioning the e34 540ia... update july 2016 with pictures

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Passenger side completed no real issues here.... just an amazing amount of dirt...!

No dirty arch pictures.... to excited to clean up...!

For any e34 owner who has not done it 3 or 4 hours cleaning out is time well spent, will treat with a clear wax before refitting plastics etc20160723_180300-1.thumb.jpg.97e1f1eb579a20160723_180310-1.thumb.jpg.ab05c5f29f8420160723_180341-1.thumb.jpg.f2e3db9786c120160723_180332-1.thumb.jpg.11f42c587cfd

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Next off was exhaust and fuel tank

After a bit of reading and quick guide from steven c fuel tank was removed with dregs of fuel still in it... breather pipe removal was not to hard as pipes just broke off in hand... breather tank also removed from drivers side rear arch..

Then dropped exhaust system... how heavy was that laying on your back jacks and props required...

 

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1 hour ago, MadeinWigan said:

Great work Simon, you have yourself a very clean, rust free 540 there. 

Am trying to deal with as much as can find... but they do like to rust..!

Shame they are not as rust resistant as the old pug 405..! Your fleet ok...?

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On 8/10/2016 at 9:47 AM, 540v8 said:

Just gave plastics once over... had hard life and passenger side worst con... need to work more on them.. alot of tar spots... any ideas on best way to remove tar... ?20160703_180830.thumb.jpg.374b631d0a6181

 

 

White spirit works amazing. Tip from a detailing friend 

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Well its two years since I last posted on this, am shamed to say nothing has happened since last post... sits in garage surround by parts and in bits on axle stands...

Life takes funny turns sometimes and the car has taken a very much back seat and looks to be like that for many more months to come... not sure what future holds for the old girl... will see.

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