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    My new 525e

    Very faint buzzing coming from near the rear, drivers-side wheel - I'm assuming that this is a fuel pump on its way out - Could anyone confirm this, and advise if this is an external pump (think I saw it on the underside when I was surveying for rust), if so is it just a matter of buying a new one, and then plug and play??
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    My new 525e

    Yep, I'm happy - Thought that the E46 330i and E30 325i I have, would mean that this felt decidedly slow, but the car feels fast, responsive and taut. Just needs a good interior shampoo, a good exterior detail and a stereo system fitted (nothing in the car at all). Regarding the latter, would this car have any wiring at all hidden in the dash for this retrofit??
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    E28 Alloy Wheels

    Thanks very much Andy! I'll check that out!
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    E28 Alloy Wheels

    Is a set of E34 230/55/ZR390 wheels/tyre combo too big for an E28 and would they fit perfectly on the hub?
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    525e

    All much too expensive and complicated! Think i'll leave the car as is. Thanks for the info though.
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    E28 Alloy Wheels

    Why is it so difficult to find nice 16" wheels for BMW's that don't cost £600+ Thanks for all the info chaps!
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    525e

    I just so happen to have a lovely an M20B25 with 92k FBMWSH incl all the ancilliaries. Could you explain this a wee bit further for me. I'm not that bothered about fuel consumption (the whole point of the eta I assume) I would just like a little more power. Also who could I speak to about getting this sort of work done? Any help would be brilliant! Thanks for the response BTW
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    E28 Alloy Wheels

    Thanks for the info everyone - very helpful. Jason, i'd really be looking for wheels with tyres as I don't want to spend £500+ on good rubber, plus the cost of the rims. Unless your giving them away
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    Wheels/Tyres

    Thanks very much!
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    Wheels/Tyres

    Sorry for all the daft initial newbie q's! I have the offer of a set of 5 alloys from a, E34 they are 230 55 390 ZR - I know that they are metric and hence bloody expensive toi replace tyres in the future, but would they fit onto an E28 525e without any issues -The E28 would be at standard ride height. Help please?
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    Steering Wheel

    I have a perfect condition Mtech 1 steering wheel from an E30 - would this fit onto an E28 in standard form? Help much appreciated!
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    E28 520i - 525i M20B25

    I have a few E30's and an E46 and would now like to own an E28. I've got my eye on a very very clean 520i but think that the M20B20 engine might be a little gutless - Luckily I have a complete 84k M20B25 and wondered if this was an easy swap into the old 5? Is there anyone out there that has completed this - The engine is coming out of a Cat C 325i touring (a beautiful machine, with an unbelievable FBMWSH that I will never forgive myself for pranging) and has everything. The 520i is an auto - would the engine and manual gearbox from my 325i swap straight over. What are the other things I need to be aware of - drivetrain?? Exhaust?? Please help!
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    E28 520i - 525i M20B25

    Would it make the swap much easier if I just kept the car auto (manual would obviously be better, but for a change it might be nice to take things easy - It may suit the cars mood/ambiance better) - I'm assuming that the box would accommodate the B25 as it did the B20 and then not require a change of prop etc?? I'm not a mechanic, I'm a credit-crunch striken architect (I only have a rudimentary knowledge of the E30 and really know nothing when it comes to engines etc) and would be paying someone (hopefully not too much) to do this, so would like to keep it as simple as possible. I am also looking at Tandino's 525e, so this could be a possible option, does this make things easier? Help would be much appreciated! Incidentally, i'm a frequent user of the e30zone and i'm kinda frustrated by the delay in my posts being put on this site - If one becomes a gold member do they get posted instantly??
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