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Bumbaclut last won the day on December 27 2020

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About Bumbaclut

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    E34 M5 6 speed, E30 Alpina C2 2.7 2dr, E36 B3 3.2 touring

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  1. Bumbaclut

    E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project

    nearly there, covid restrictions have altered plans like everyone!
  2. well the listing has ended.....
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Yes and some of it is NLA like the levelling valve on the back that you adjust the rear ride height with is, pipework is. I've deleted mine as a load of it was missing. This is fairly tricky as you need non SLS PAS pump ideally theres only one type of SLS shock listed now brand new its the same for 525i touring to a Bi turbo saloon and everything imbertween 535s M5s 540s etc its all the same part number I don't know why i'm bothering after your toys out the pram moment the other week Kevin. All the bilstein stuff is non adjust. KV only make variant 1s now for e34s which is ride height adjustment only and you need to send 2 front struts off for them to build you a set. The rest of the coilover market is cheaper budget stuff. H&R make spring kits for the M5 that is for SLS cars. 540i also. Pretty sure Eibach still do aswell. Good E34 suspension stuff is limited now compared to a few years ago as i guess the market is tiny as the cars have died off
  4. Bumbaclut

    E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project

    Merry Christmas All how ever yours planned out. Boris tier 4'd ma ass so being off work and no where to go what do you do? Get E34ing a few jobs had built up to do and some house DIY forced a break and much happyness sanity for my wife. I needed the break as well a bit to renew the enthusiasm First job was to get these gearboxes swapped, great job on axle stands Took me about 7 hours, it wouldn't come off the bloody thing. In the end i made this bodge puller which popped it off The pilot bearing had come out the back of the crank! My thesis is in my sheer excitement last time when i fitted this i cleaned up the splines so the clutch disc moved freely and for got about the end of the input shaft. The bearing didn't really want to fit it. This also explains my other faux pas when i fitted it and the box slid on nicely but for the last 10-15mm. This was it then, so i eased it on with the bolts. Which you shouldn't do. Silly boy Things should be easier with this one!! A shot of the pair as, well you won't see 2 of these next to each other for a while. Bloody things. So fill the new one with oil and move all the bits over to this box ready to fit I fitted a new pilot bearing just in case, the old one felt fine. The advice of my car friends via whatsapp who know more than me suggested this. Again to stop excitement of just getting it all back together! Worlds heaviest dual mass. I didn't weigh it but it must be getting on for 20kgs, its a beast. There was a reason why Alpina deliberately fitted it which i can't remember now. It might be to help save the gearbox With a wiggle the new box just slid straight up, happy days so as you do on a rainy 23rd of December you crack on. I got it to the stage where crimbo eve i just needed to get the exhaust on. So prop shaft heat shields the rest all in place Another boo boo, i fucked the clutch slave. Again not thinking straight. The brakes needed a re bleed from originally as they felt like a bit of air was in them. So rather than do this job first with the gearbox on i tried it with the eazi bleed and the gearbox off. BANG! the pressure shot the rod out the clutch slave cylinder as it shares the hydraulic system with the brakes. Like all cars now. So i had this old new genuine slave from my old 6 speed M5 i never fitted to it, but the thread on it is bigger on the slave housing. So i had to make a custom little pipe with a normal M10 thread one end and M12 on the other and just see how it works feels to the 535i one exhaust back on, and a re bleed of the brakes. I got a fair bit of air out of brakes and new clutch slave and fire her up wowsers, gearbox is ultra quiet it didn't want to select reverse at first. Which had me very worried and pissed. Then a bit of working the box around the gate on axle stands with the engine running going through the forward gears seemed to get it all going. The brakes now feel spot on and strong and the box is dead quiet so thats transformed the car now, very excited. It needs a plate welding on the front passenger floor pan and its ready for an MOT. So fairy desperate for this now but i can't weld and Boris has tier 4'd my area before crimbo so we shall see There's been more to crack on with as there always is but even i can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. A big set of 11's to be laid up the road soon!
  5. Bumbaclut

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    = ( How did the Russian Mafia find it?!
  6. Bumbaclut

    My e34 M5 Elekta Touring

    No way Dave! Cashed in =)
  7. Bumbaclut

    E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project

    People rejoice! The wait is over I got this teaser picture last week, bar any hicups its ready to roll! Turns out there was one. it uses funny size oil seals, but we aren't surprised by this by one bit by now Yesterday came so i fuelled the E30 up for the long trip about 180 miles each way. Give her a good run up the M1 You beauty, I'm glad i didn't grizzle too much but if you saw Neils workshop hes flat out and my gearbox wasn't very straight forwards. A fair few little parts replaced. I asked how did you get the rust out? He polished it all off by hand every part. So very laborious. I think hes undercharged me but he is happy its now as good as it can possibly be as nearly all of the gears etc can't be bought. He doesn't want another like that to sort out! I learnt yesterday just because in this instance several cars use a Getrag 290 they aren't really similar inside. He had another 290 off an early 90s Jag and its almost completely different inside and hardly any parts interchange, The gears on this Bi turbo box are much bigger stronger as is the whole box really to deal with the torque So if anyone fancys coming round to get the other gearbox out and this one in i'd like that! It will be 99% ready for an MOT now i hope And for your gearbox needs Neil at All gears in Worksop. Hes got a facebook page. 6 speed BMW boxes? Hes the man to ask
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    Genuine Hartge (OZ) Alloy wheels 17x8.5 ET13

    don't buy them then! Such a pikeys thing to post
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    got anything rear end?
  10. crashed jap import e39 with no history, you're not the sharpest tool in the box?
  11. a fairly strong tug on my fishing line! Name calling on the internet, well its just a bit silly really, like crashed jap imports with missing history
  12. Bumbaclut

    E34 M5 Project

    how can that fucking old wanker be on 6 grand with an advert and pictures like that. Shill bidding!
  13. Hang on a minute, all Jap imports a cream pies according to some on here! Not tonced up shitters with missing chunks of history let alone the Jap reputation for poor bodywork repairs
  14. Bumbaclut

    E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project

    more progress, some forwards, some backwards but onwards!! My new clutch hose on and slave, rather said original clutch hose Easy bleed on the brakes and clutch went ok no dramas. So Pedals back My centre caps had no locks so i got a new kit, with 4 keys!! Even the gearnob has needed a skilled hand! The plastic insert that hold it to the selector arm was missing. So i got an old knob from the scrappy and my old man machined it down to fit. I had an original for him to copy that had fallen off my new Alpina knob i bought for my E30. refit the starter, can't see much? Tosser of a job the top bolt you can't see so its all feel. Or take the inlet manifold off - no thanks! Exhaust time, these are beast heavy on an e34. The tailpipes are large and the bumper needs a bit of tickling to help New oil and filter, found a bit of rubber from an old filter in there, not good. Also battery back on, coolant topped back up. Cranked engine over to build oil pressure up until the light goes out. Fuel pump fuse back in and broom! Had an oil leak where i hadn't tightened one of the turbo oil feed nuts. Everything else seems ok leakwise or funny noises, heater bled up nicely Off the axle stands numberplates on and moving under its own steam! Alas its not all plain sailing. The gearbox isn't happy. Theres a theme here, not sure what it is but it whines under load, selects gears ok. So i went for a little drive So yes noise not going away. A fucking pain as its a grizzly job on the drive taking the box on off. I shall get on the phone tomorrow and ring the guy with my original box see if its anywhere near finished seeing as hes had it since May now. Still more jobs to do but its mobile so i can move it about the drive as i've got a wife whos demanding some DIY on the house now!