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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
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    Sound Test Engineer / Acoustic Consultant


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    1993 e34 525iX Touring in Diamond Black

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  1. stevenc3828

    e34 parts

    I got the glowing gear knob and bmw retrofit loom from one of the north of England BMW dealers on eBay. There are two illuminated gear knobs on eBay
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    e34 525ix zf5hp18 speed sensor

    Probably best put the battery on charge or re new if the iX is nit used often. I’ve noticed with mine that ‘transprog’ is the first error to show when the battery is low (<12.4v)
  3. stevenc3828

    518i oil filter housing gasket

    No goop, just clean mating surfaces I found part numbers from real oem, entered them into eBay or amazon and ordered known brands like Elring, Victor Reinz etc
  4. stevenc3828

    Temperature Sensors and other coolant parts

    Re thermostat housings, I believe the Circoli ones from Euro car parts for the M50 engine are metal if you need to replace them due to corrosion
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    Round socket in the engine bay so not OBD 2
  6. stevenc3828

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Organised the shed, ready for open sill surgery and mot before 27/05. Amazing what you find during a tidy up!
  7. stevenc3828

    Airbag Srs light and ecu location help?

    My ‘92 ix touring with the earlier system has it in the engine bay my 94 TDS saloon has it on the trans tunnel held in by 2 diagonally opposes nuts - your ones are painted body colour. I wonder if different seats have have been fitted and the system almost deleted ?
  8. stevenc3828

    Drained battery caused by boot issue.

    Could also be micro switches https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2377603-Tailgate-wiring-with-a-slight-twist
  9. stevenc3828

    Drained battery caused by boot issue.

    You can buy a section of loom to splice in from a seller eBay. Bmw do a repair loom with the correct plugs so you only have to do half the soldering (but it is really expensive) been there i think bimmer forums us has a pdf wiring diagram if you want to google it
  10. stevenc3828

    Kit's E34 535i

    I’m pretty sure the white bump stops are meant to be the other way up...
  11. stevenc3828

    Wtd: BMW dealer key rings

    Hi all, One little project I have going on in the background for my e34s is to obtain the original dealership key ring / fobs for them so do you have one for: LJ Irvine Taunton Wiggins Winchester Elms bmw Cambridge hartshill Maidstone bmw diplomatic sales or Park Lane harry fairbairn Glasgow or Henry Brothers Sorensons Norfolk I can swap them for Douglas Park, Broad Oak or Paragon key rings? Thanks...
  12. stevenc3828

    auto to manual wiring in 93 tds

    Re cruise, I think you'll only need the pedal switch and bracket....
  13. stevenc3828

    Disconnecting Battery.

    In the faq post at the top of the e34 section, there is a link to bmw's retrofit guides. Perhaps you could follow the guide in reverse to completey remove? Pretty sure there is a battery in the front passenger footwell, under the carpet, near the glove box hinges
  14. stevenc3828

    New warning just appeared!

    I had this in one of mine, swapped out the ccm for a spare and it went away
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    1991 E34 M5 - Single Clunk over bumps Rear of car

    Exhaust mounts on the back box stretch over time. Could also be the shock top mounts and / or the rubbers that isolate the springs i presume the self levelling fluid is at a sufficient level?