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  1. Carl-e34

    E34 530i v8 manual gearbox swap info

    Hello I would go for the 5 speed option in the box It's a good strong box and all you need in the real world I rate the 3.64 diff as a good all round performer ... We have the 3.64 in our manual 540 and is fine on the motorway and is not too revvy.
  2. Maybe from some 1980's pop star ...
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    The Soviet revolution was a global conspiracy with links from Britain and the USA with the poor Russian people paying the price. It's just some are less blinkered I know Elvis is dead and propaganda from entertainment.
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    It has been reported before ... Its just I've yet to find any links on the web. I would add most employees of the BBC are from the same cloth ( at least top floor)to imagine otherwise is very naive. Enough of the BBC for now ...
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    Piper's E61 520d Touring

    Bloody hell You have no luck ...
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    I've liberated 20 odd people from paying their BBC TAX ... Not keen on paying for brainwashing
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    No ... Only my own eyes
  8. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E34-540i/153412891144?hash=item23b81ef208:g:QPYAAOSwzMlch6o-
  9. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-540i-SPORT-LOW-MILES-COSMOS-BLACK-WITH-SAND-BEIGE-LEATHER/264049577764?hash=item3d7a94cf24:g:1K4AAOSwtmNb8s2C
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    The big lie of freedom Whats that old saying " tell a big enough lie and people believe it " The system is corrupt protecting perverts in Westminster during the 50/60's though to this day i imagine ... While leading Britain down the drain. The peoples party selling the countries gold reserve at rock bottom market price and the Tories privatising the countries energy providers so the people get shafted every winter ... and that's just their money swindles ... Yup I'm not keen on our masters.
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    Rare beast E34 540/6 Touring

    The pictures are not the best
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    Auto box flush ?

    The school of thought with most indies is changing the gearbox oil and filter between 70 and 110k miles. The web is awash with horror tales of failing auto box's after changing ( normally flushed) the fluids But also of people changing their fluild's with 160k and seemlier miles with no issues. The question is also are you going to flush the auto box or just change the oil and filter ? the school of thinking with some people is just changing the oil and filter on some higher miles auto's leaving some of the original oil in the system is better than flushing Which is less chance of solids scale etc being displaced and sent around the box. We changed the auto oil (flushed) and filter in our 525 @ 116k and have never had any issues It's ready for another now @ 167k I would not flush the box this time But just change the oil and filter leaving some of the old oil in the system. But views do differ on this subject
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    It's well known the heritage of the BBC's ... British Board of Communists I will have to go searching later ...
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    Sadly the imagine was Lenin and the BBC big wigs are arrogant enough to have their heroes on the walls of the BBC HQ.
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    The BMW5 random picture thread

    I hope the decisions were .... which one to drive.
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    Buying an e39 M5.

    Once found £11 odd in change under the seats of our newly purchased Mercedes Sadly didn't improve the fuel reading much
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    Odd Tyre Wear ?

    It can be tracking even with one wheel ( pot hole or just our rubbish roads) But could be worn suspension/steering part. Do you feel any odd feedback from the steering wheel or odd clonks.
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    Braided brake hoses

    I find laying the caliper nipple up and spraying with good quality penetration oil over a few days normally works. If removed from the car. We sprayed our 540 brakes (been standing since 2001) with penetration oil over a week and all the nipples and hoses came off sweet ...
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    The headlining can be removed by removing the passenger front seat and door .and opening the drivers rear door. This way puts less strain on the lining more so if you have a good one to remove from a donor Edit The Touring examples seem to suffer far worse than the saloons with their sagging lining ... But luckily far easier to change. Stefan is playing with the idea of repairing the lining in Boudica with Parchment dyed suede of leather/PVC ... PVC does handle temperature change better and could be better for the lining ? as i imagine any new linings from BMW would be
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    True ... But a strange fact ...The offices/ halls etc of the BBC had/have the former dictators of that country Lenin,Stalin and the grandfather Marx. I remember one of the BBC big wigs back in the early 00's doing an interview and seeing the picture of Lenin on his office wall. Which was very ooh seeing as that man had the murder of millions of eastern Europeans on his hands.
  21. You know i love the manual 40's Edit You are spot on with the price ... 1350 -1500
  22. Bit of TLC and that would be lovely.
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    Wiper Rack

    The super fast wiper action kills the racks ... TBL our 540 had the wiper rack replaced under warranty at around 88k 2001. But the Orient Express 525 has 167k and the wiper rack on that is still very good .... The Gold Nugget 271.300 is rather poor ( but will get changed)
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    is it really minus 14 in uk?

    Where did you see BBC report - 14 as temp in UK out of interest? Number 10
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    You could renew the fabric with Leather or PVC .... or suede. It's better removing the lining from the car really.