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Carl-e34 last won the day on March 4

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About Carl-e34

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    BMW 540I (E34) / BMW 540I/6 (E34)

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  1. Carl-e34

    E28 in Mission Impossible - Fallout

    I imagine BMW could rebuild that M5 with their spares warehouse
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    Temperature Sensors and other coolant parts

    Our old 540 needed a water pump a few years back and being as time was limited at the time our local indie fitted one ... Which was claimed to be OE BMW Well, its well know that Meyle (suspension is fine) water pumps for the V8's are a little weak and was aware of this ... So around 1k miles later parked on the local super store we return to find a large pool of coolant under the engine Which resulted in the 540 being recovered to the indies workshop ... But not before taking a look a the water pump. The result was the indie picked up the cost of the recovery and other assorted items The pump had also taken the radiator out as well. The pump fitted had not been BMW at all but a Meyle item ... Which backed some of the tales of 800 - 2000 fails concern their V8 pumps
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    E39 528i Manual hiccups / stutters

    100 % on the above comment ^ The coil packs are one of the most ignored items that people replace when searching for that annoying stutter/hiccup ... One of my mates owned an 07 M3 which first coil died ( hiccups low down rev issues) at 40k following by the rest during 2009 Which lucky for him was still under BMW warranty at the time ... So as Dan commented above don't discount items like single coils being faulty or split hoses. But also check items like cam/crank sensors have not been replaced with ebay special items by former owners will can lead to much messing around.
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    E39 M5

    It does look to have slight rust bubbles at the front of the passenger rear arch but could be my PC Looks the part still
  5. Looks nice and complete tow hitch Late example and ex demo very nice.
  6. Carl-e34

    RIP Niki Lauda

    Sad news ... RIP. The face of 1970's F1 for me
  7. Carl-e34

    The " Golden Nugget " BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Update 13/5/2019 So with the GN on work duties during the past few months ...The time has flew past But the time has been spent collecting the odd panel etc for the bodywork repairs. The plan in the coming month is to drop the fuel tank and rear sub-frame which will allow the welding work to start without having to work around the rear suspension. We were going to start at the front being as the front support panel needs replacing . It's damaged and also the panel is rotten but with the front stripped down .... I would have wanted to renew the air conditioning etc .... So will leave the front until last. Comments Welcome
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    Slightly knackered e34.....

    I'm sure some would describe that as superb with the odd slight mark ... But nothing that would distract from the overall condition
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    Temperature Sensors and other coolant parts

    I'm starting to collect all the sensors air/water and crank etc as the engine need's these to work at the ideal settings ... I believe that most ECU sensors past 130k have seen their best working life and should be changed really. Which will be BMW or Bosch items as dealing with lesser manufacturers might lead to false running issues later on.
  10. Carl-e34

    Hella Ignition Coils views ?

    So have taken the challenge and ordered 8 These do have 5 years warranty ... So time will tell
  11. Carl-e34

    Saloon towbar options..

    Might be worth posting some pictures of the hitch Assembly It might be for an E34.
  12. Carl-e34

    E39 M5 rust repairs

    The money apart .. Always view the bare repairs after all the cutting out is finished. It's the best way for peace of mind knowing that the rot has been removed.
  13. Carl-e34

    New Car added - V8 540i

    Regarding the knock only when warm ... Check the front suspension mounts ... I've known a few M5 have the same issue.
  14. Carl-e34

    SuperDave RIP

    Sorry to hear this.. Condolences to you and the family R.I.P Dave
  15. Carl-e34

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    It's the original LSD So has done well... It's working perfect but is the ideal diff for rebuilding with the oil leak.