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MadeinWigan last won the day on April 5 2017

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About MadeinWigan

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  • Birthday 02/04/1976

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    Avus Blue E34 540i/6 Touring

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  1. MadeinWigan

    E34 540i/6T again

    Don’t forget the first ever 540i/6t I had, a black one. Yes, I’m wondering about the Avus one Duncan.
  2. MadeinWigan

    E34 540i/6T again

    There’s always more out there! Have you still got your 540?
  3. MadeinWigan

    E34 540i/6T again

    First offer to you lovely bunch, I may be getting my old touring back depending on me selling this one. Roll up roll up. £3k and it’s yours. Jobs needed off the top of my head. Service Passenger front window reseating sills patching or replacing Steering idler replacing Brake lines on their last legs Sunroof needs leak fixing, redneck fixed with tape for now. Other than that it’s great, has had lots of new suspension bits, sls works well. New brakes including callipers. Pulls well, sounds great. Bodywork, has a few blemishes and corrosion on the bottom of the doors and bonnet. Interior good condition. Air con not working. I’ll knock a proper advert up soon but thought I’d put it here first.
  4. MadeinWigan

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Some good looking M5’s there and both in fabulous condition. in stark contrast my touring soldiers on and saved my bacon when my removals company pulled out at the last minute and I had to move everything myself. Luckily I was only moving a couple of streets over so the touring took up removals duty. It behaved pretty well but the hazard lights were permanently on, I suspect an alarm issue. Also a brake light burnt out and just as I was moving the last bits and pieces the tailgate refused to open. All fixed now but it will need a good service soon.
  5. MadeinWigan

    E34 540i/6T again

    Nothing wrong with being a nerd. I couldn’t have a General Lee replica now. Like you say, a nice darker colour. With the way prices have gone I don’t think I’ll ever own a muscle car now.
  6. MadeinWigan

    E34 540i/6T again

    It’s a shame how they rot away when left outside. Saw the Charger the other day, always wanted one but still can’t get over how big they are.
  7. MadeinWigan

    E34 540i/6T again

    As far as the 540 goes, it needs quite a bit fixing but is enjoyable as is. The list is long:- steering idler to replace sill patching for now new brake lines heater only blows hot air random weeping gaskets to fix locks are all out of sync Rear wiper inoperative sunroof goosed air con knackered sure there’s a lot more but It still feels great to drive and sounds v8y so all is good.
  8. MadeinWigan

    E34 540i/6T again

    Thanks Carl. I’ve been using it far more than I intended to. I’ve decided it’s going to stay standard, I am really enjoying the relaxed gearing and soft suspension. It will be going on to 16 inch e39 Style 5’s and I’ll just use it for daily duties and as a tow car. The Caterham is up and running, did a track day at Oulton Park yesterday and loved it.
  9. It’s the driving that’s special about the Puma. As something to have sat in the garage and tinker with I can see why they wouldn’t appeal a much.
  10. The Sport Ka was fun but even more cheaply built than the Puma. I’ve heard good reports about the Panda and Swift as well but haven’t sampled them.
  11. It does need a bit of work, I tried not to buy it but nobody else went for it. I agree that the Puma is just a dressed up Fiesta but they are really good to drive down b-roads. Little revvy 1.7L engine, so much fun.
  12. My current under £3k classics are Citroen Dyane, Ford Puma and e34 540i/6t. All fantastic cars on their own ways.
  13. I liked my Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo. The sound was brilliant, turbo kick great and build quality was surprisingly good. The only thing that let it down for me was the steering. I’d have another one. Mk3 MR2’s, I’ve had 5 including 2x2zz engines ones and a supercharged 2zz. I really wanted to love them and they are great cars but there must be something a don’t like about them as I sold them on. For £3k there’s loads of good stuff still available, not all performance oriented either. Subaru Impreza, Clio 182, Citroen 2cv, Lexus LS400, BMW e36 328i, Primera Gt’s are entertaining. Jag Xjr, Morris Minor, Land Rover discovery 1’s. There’s so so many, could go on for days!
  14. MadeinWigan

    E34 540i/6T again

    I’ve also somehow ended up with another Caterham, that should be the car that we’ll be using for most of the track days. The engine is a bit poorly.
  15. MadeinWigan

    E34 540i/6T again

    I may be doing them a disservice, not sure if the steering idler was one of the parts replaced. I’m still using it every day at the moment, can’t help myself. I’ll attach a gratuitous shot of the sunroof taped up, it’s something that I completely forget I’ve done. The seats and carpets have had a clean and it smells much nicer now.