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About stevenc3828

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  • Birthday 10/17/1980

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    Near Harwich, Essex
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    cars, engineering, restoration, diy
  • Occupation
    Sound Test Engineer / Acoustic Consultant


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    1993 e34 525iX Touring in Diamond Black

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  1. stevenc3828

    E34 Instrument Cluster needed

    Thanks for the link, good to know they do the repair gear selector also
  2. stevenc3828

    SLS - fluid leak

    Yep, I believe there is a bleed nipple on the regulator...
  3. stevenc3828

    520i M50tu to 525i M50tu

    Castrol edge synthetic 5w40 as per their online oil selector, its what BMW garages used to use I believe BMW garages now use Shell oils
  4. stevenc3828

    Bluetooth on CD43

    The amazon description could be clearer, I guess it was translated from German. I'm guessing the two modes are relating to the head unit - radio and Bluetooth adapter (formally CD changer). I guess what I want is not possible
  5. stevenc3828

    Bluetooth on CD43

    If you are listening to the radio and the phone rings, does the kit interrupt the radio and the call takes over when you accept it? (showing my age here, I don't have Spotify etc)
  6. stevenc3828

    Newbie intro

    https://www.c3bmw.co.uk/5-series/c/33?dynNav=Series::5;Model::E34;Product Category::Braking;Product Sub Category::Brake Pads; The more expensive textar pad is essentially OEM. Real Oem makes reference to textar t477 http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E34-Sedan/Europe/525ix-M50/R/browse/brakes/rear_brake_brake_pad_wear_sensor/ The cheaper textar pad is configured for the aftermarket higher volume suppliers like euro car parts
  7. stevenc3828

    New owner here!

    Cotswold bmw are a sponsor of the forum Alternatively, you can find the part number using real Oem or bmwfans.info and then enter that into eBay, amazon, Google
  8. stevenc3828

    Cost v Benefit

    Did the 520 have a Siemens ecu and the 525i a bosch? So will the looms, sensors, maf etc have to be swapped also
  9. stevenc3828

    FS - Hankook winter 235/45 r17 tyres x4

    Still available
  10. stevenc3828

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Angus Bucanan workshops used to be St Christopher's BMW the main dealer for North Essex / South Suffolk before Neep in Colchester. Run by two brothers who are characters! Loads of experience and parts
  11. stevenc3828

    'How To' Guides and Really Useful Links

    Timm has a YouTube channel "Timm's BMW Repair and Information"
  12. stevenc3828

    non runner

    Fuel pump relay? immobiliser (hate electronics) also check the battery under the carpet in the passenger footwell
  13. stevenc3828

    E34 520i Auto to M52b28 manual help

    http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/35311155893/ Looks like the E34 clutch lever is right hand drive specific and is shared with E32 and e31
  14. stevenc3828

    E34 520i Auto to M52b28 manual help

    For parts capability have a look at www.bmwfans.info or www.realoem.com
  15. stevenc3828

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Yeah, looks photoshopped / blurred on my phone! In the general description it says "Vario Color (for display & button illumination)" so it could be adjusted...