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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

    Wheel Refurbishment Norfolk / Suffolk

    I've had good experiences with Wheelworx in Colchester in the past so their branch in Bury St Edmunds should be able to help. Plenty of mobile outfits out there, you could ask the service department of the local BMW dealer or other High end dealer which they use...
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    Tyre Inflators

    I use a 'digital' halfords cordless pump with air bed /inflatables attachments and USB charging port. Mains or 12v cigarette port re chargeable. Like the others, I had returns / replacements in mind 7 days a week but it keeps going. Gripes are the charging point is under the unit, the charging plug seems to be unique and it screws onto the valve. Solved the last one by buying a universal adapter with clip fitting
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    E34 Front seat in blue ultramarine cloth

    There were a pair of blue front seats on Facebook market place the other week in the south
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    Krabi's 525i E34 - vine red 1989

    Drivers side rear sill cut apart, rear jacking point inspected and found in great shape, Kurusted, patch panels made, cold galv zinc paint coated ready to weld back together next time
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    Krabi's 525i E34 - vine red 1989

    Just to catch up, rear passenger side bottom tip wheel arch was thin and far end of sill had a small hole so surgery started. It did allow confirmation that the rear jacking point was in fine shape. Zinc coating applied inside and Welded back in. Cavity wax to be spayed in later Now onto the drivers side and then re installing the rear subframe...
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    Failed dogbone links - warning aka pitman arms

    Indeed As per above re washers and torqued up as per instructions. Wheels on the ground, correct tyre pressures etc, etc
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    Replacing Rear Subframe Bushes

    All done, put the mounts in the freezer before hand and lubed them and the carrier up with Circolight assembly fluid ...
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    Replacing Rear Subframe Bushes

    I did send some emails to rubber bushing / mounts manufacturers re how far to install the mount into the carrier. Topran / Hans Pires don't want to talk to end users, you have to be a parts supplier to ask questions! Meyle sent a lovely email back, they didn't have instructions but they spent a little time researching and sent photo of a used axle carrier to help re assembly. Must say they have a improved HD version of the carrier mount that I'll look into for the next e34 I'm doing Febi Bilstein replied "Thank you for getting in contact with us regards the fitment of the rear axle bush 04181, you are indeed correct regards fitment pressing the bush all the way down to the lip reaches the axle carrier itself."
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    Krabi's 525i E34 - vine red 1989

    New bushes / axle Carrier mounts are in after being in the freezer for 2 days and using Circolight rubber assembly fluid. I used my front wheel bearing kit and m14 rod / nuts / washers. Less than 5 minutes pulled all the way in. New handbrake cables in, what a faff. Rear part of the centre console had to come out to guide the cables home! Thinking ahead to emissions and the MOT , I noticed one of the hoses to the Idle control valve was split so a new one was installed.
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    Replacing Rear Subframe Bushes

    I couldn't find the Sealey tool VS4465 on their website so I emailed their Technical team. They replied that the tool has been discontinued and they do not have any spares. Sealey's Instructions (attached) also mention Circolight There is a no brand removal / installation tool for the e34 & e32 on ebay for £78.99 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114633039387?epid=3012075033&hash=item1ab0a95e1b:g:tnUAAOSwbhRgAjxM Sir Tools in the US have a tool (B90-BMW) for many BMWs but it was $942.78 usd. https://www.samstagsales.com/sirtools.htm#b90bmw VS4465.pdf
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    'How To' Guides and Really Useful Links

    Beer can / rear axle / rear subframe carrier mounts / bushes info (including rubber lubricant info)
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    Replacing Rear Subframe Bushes

    Thanks for the reply ///M5 and Hawaii 5-0 (https://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/91803-what-have-you-done-on-your-e34-today/?do=findComment&comment=1555167) I've been doing a bit of digging in the meantime and the BMW tech info says to "coat the rubber mount with Circolight and apply it on the rear axle carrier. Pull it in" Circolight is BMW part 83 19 9 407 771 / 250ml 83192405829 aka "gliding lubricant" / "assembly aid" / "glide agent" and at the time of writing was £30 for 250ml Alternatives are soap as discussed above and * Land rover / Range rover part number LR012582 (for some reason it is listed as engine oil) * Sunoco "Circo Light Rubber process oil" * IPC P-80 Emulsion Temporary Rubber and assembly lubricant (£15 for 10mL tube) www.ipcol.com https://www.desertcart.co.uk/products/8175912-ipc-p-80-emulsion-temporary-assembly-and-pump-seal-lubricant
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    'How To' Guides and Really Useful Links

    Just in case it is needed, the washers go in between the rear pitman link and the carrier / trailing arm
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    Failed dogbone links - warning aka pitman arms

    Just in case it is needed, the washers go in between the link and the carrier / trailing arm
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    'How To' Guides and Really Useful Links

    steering geometry and wheel alignment with ride height specs below it :
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