Jump to content


Platinum Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

  • Feedback


Dongiov last won the day on August 3 2019

Dongiov had the most liked content!

About Dongiov

  • Rank
    Chief Member

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling


  • Garage
    BMW E34 530i & 525iX

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Dongiov


    Kit fit INA if available. If there's no power steering I believe the car is still drivable, just check you can turn the steering wheel, it will be much harder without power steering assistance, you will just have to use your arms muscles like your dad did.
  2. Dongiov

    95 530iT M60 cooling system refresh

    Finally, there's a couple of other things. One involves removing the gearbox, the other the inlet manifold so these are best done if you have to remove Gbox/manifold for other reasons. The valley pan gasket can fail but you need to remove the injector rail/manifold to get at it. I had mine done when we were changing the knock sensors and injectors. And if you have need to remove the gearbox, there's a panel at the back of the engine, it's shaped like an inverted smile, worth doing that seal when the gearbox is out.
  3. Dongiov

    95 530iT M60 cooling system refresh

    Re the coolant tank, they eventually do go, usually at the neck of the filler, I would recommend replacement with the genuine part. The biggest weakness I am aware of in the system is the plastic shield inside the aux pump under the heater valve. That can give way without notice. Would recommend either replacing that or deleting the aux pump. The other main point of failure is the heater valve. Suggest you change the seals inside of there's any sign of leaking.
  4. Dongiov

    95 530iT M60 cooling system refresh

    Re the rest of the system, get a metal impeller water pump, new thermostat and cover, doesn't really make a difference whether you go for plastic or alu, both will probably outlive the life of the car unless you are keeping it for 100 years,
  5. Dongiov

    95 530iT M60 cooling system refresh

    Hi db9, The small coolant leak is most likely from the attachment point where the upper radiator hose joins. Happened to my 530i, function of age rather than anything else. It's due to the attachment port being ribbed, so thin plastic in the valleys, eventually gives up, in 9ther words a design flaw in the BMW radiator. Don't buy a new BMW one, get a Nissens radiator instead. They have redesigned that port to be stronger.
  6. Dongiov

    E39 M5 touring build

    BSS , dropped you a PM re gearboxes. Cheers Dongiov
  7. Dongiov

    Breaking E34 525TDS Manual touring

    Long sold, sorry
  8. Got a photo of the clip? Is it the white one? Geoff
  9. Dongiov

    E34 206s2 and e36 206s2 compatibility

    Hi Davide, where are you getting the code 206s2 from? Geoff
  10. Dongiov

    e34 light part numbers

    Simon I think the short ones are for early headlight sets, without electric headlight adjustment.
  11. Dongiov

    Gear engage R itself!

    Does the selector handle move back and forward without you pressing the button on the underside of the gear selector? If so, the spring in the gear selector has failed and the white rod that's in the selector shaft is not engaging and locking the selector into place. You will need to replace the gear selector as I don't think the spring can be replaced.
  12. Hi as per the title, am after a E34 540i 6sp prop shaft and shift linkage If you have one please send me a PM. Thanks
  13. Dongiov

    Smooth M50B20tu for sale.

    Kit, I have dropped you a message, Cheers Geoff
  14. I've just checked the price on one part, 61131376191 . Its 1 euro for 25 pieces. The corresponding snap-in receptacle, 61131376202, is 0.6 euro for 25 pieces. If you have any issues ordering these parts from BMW drop me a PM, Cheers Geoff
  15. Dongiov

    E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project

    Simon so pleased to see this on the road, it's a long while since I saw it at your old mansion. Minor correction, Avus was of course used on late model limited edition 525i sports in the UK.