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Flandy last won the day on December 6 2015

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    E39 530d sport touring, E21 316, E34 540i touring

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  1. Flandy

    New owner here!

    Interesting front bumper, looks like a regular non-sport bumper with an M5 lower lip. Lovely car! What stereo goes along with the steering remote?
  2. Flandy

    Turning a e34 into a e39

    If anyone wants to try any of this, the auto box on my 530d touring lunched itself yesterday, all parts available!
  3. Flandy

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    S50's are big money these days. You can build an M50b30 for very little. You need the crank, rods and pistons from an M54b30, it all bolts in, same bore as an M50b25 and M52b28 and everything. You already have the good intake, so bigger injectors,. My friend has one in his E36 with some Schrick cams and M3 exhaust manifolds making 260hp. It drives very nicely indeed!
  4. Flandy

    tailgate glass struts

    They have them: https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/stabilus/293469 and https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/stabilus/293470 Though I found those somewhere else (minus the offset brackets on the ends) a lot cheaper. Same way, I took the stabilus part number and searched that rather than the BMW number.
  5. Flandy

    tailgate glass struts

    If you search the stabilus part number printed on your shocks, you can find them a lot cheaper. Here's where I got mine: https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/stabilus/294158
  6. Flandy

    Turning a e34 into a e39

    Is it running an E39 engine and management so they needed the matching clocks? I can't think of another reason to bother with this.
  7. The sunroof drain pipes run into the sills as standard. I don't know which Bavarian knucklehead thought that was a good idea, but I'd wager they rust from the inside out, so even one that looks pretty rust free is hiding some corrosion. Mine are a bit crusty front and rear, but it looks better than most, and I have an E21 so I'm well versed in rust repairs!
  8. Flandy

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Yeah that's been out and de-scummed. More nozzle poking required I guess.
  9. Flandy

    BMW 540i 6 Touring (HK32-CODE) Thoughts?

    Certainly true that few manuals have survived the drift/banger phase unscathed
  10. Flandy

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I think my nozzle is blocked. It goes up and down but nothing comes out. No idea what's wrong with my rear screen wash though.......
  11. Flandy

    BMW 540i 6 Touring (HK32-CODE) Thoughts?

    If you're paying for the mechanical and bodywork repairs, even at £5500 you can count on doubling that given the list you've given. The quality of the sill repairs and how well the finished job has been rust proofed seems questionable, so it may all need re doing, especially given BMW's genius move of routing the front sunroof drains into them. I was looking for a manual when I bought my 540 touring, but I reasoned I'd much prefer to do an auto to manual swap on a tidy auto car, than do a ton of bodywork on a rough manual.
  12. Flandy

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Yeah I didn't. For those, the bonnet struts, or the main tailgate ones, If you look at the old ones and input the stabilus part number, you'll be able to find the right ones at a much reduced price
  13. Flandy

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Maybe you got a bad batch? I swapped mine in march with OEM stabilus and they've been fine since then.
  14. Flandy

    Strut mounts and spring cups

    OK, I'm going to have to confess that I'm not sure on which type your car should have. According to this diagram, what you have is correct https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=HD51-EUR-01_1989_E34_BMW_525i&diagId=31_0236#31331139452 but that lists it as from 09/92 onwards, but the diagram you linked to showed the alternative kind with the integral spring cup which is what I thought you should have, and what is shown in the pic on real oem if you enter in details for a '91 525i. I guess you need to identify whats on the car now?
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    Strut mounts and spring cups

    Yeah the spring cup is integral tot he top mount, and there's a separate rubber insert that goes between the spring and the spring cup.