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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Yes i picked her up yesterday its all taxed and MOT'd road legal!   It sat for a week or two as they were so swamped with other work

    So it ended up going to their bodyshop to sort the sills out







    These were the two front repairs needed on the sills
     
     
     


    Also some repairs on the rear of sills
     
     


     
    And re stone chipped the paint.  So at least now thats all the grot removed, as although the bodywork is tatty its not a rusty pig the shell
     
     


     
    This Marks a nice chap, he got the engine running a year ago, so he was back on it this time.    They've fixed the EML light not coming on so that has allowed full boost! this was some wiring into the cluster that need completing. The wiring was there.  Also ABS light was on permanently, i think this was an incorrect relay.  
    OBC is still dead, this is suspected the unit is faulty. I've got some spares in english from American cars but they are different.   Reverse lights is some wiring in the tailgate suspected as only 4volts there but its not needed for MOT believe it or not.
    they've also wired in the ASC traction plug.  The loom was there as part of the EML system So added the plug loom into it and this is working but not.    ABS is working correctly and so is ASC when engine fires up. You can press switch and turn it off. once driving however over say 10mph the ASC light comes on and wont go off. ABS still works correctly.  So basically i've run out of money as the welding spiralled and nothing every goes perfect!  So will have to save and send back.  Theres a hunch its my clocks which are a mismatch that needs sorting.   
    Cruise control is working, that was just a missing clutch switch,   I'd never ran a spec check on the base car but Barry ran it through and it was a very well optioned 525i touring!
    Avus blue - special order as was an M5/3 colour only
    manual
    LSD
    heated sport leather
    air con
    twin sunroofs
    OBC
    cruise control
    A fine e34 in its own right
     
     


    I took it for a spin when i arrived yesterday and its an fucking animal! No lie, fastest car i've ever owned.  A slight tickle on 2nd on the way out had the back swinging no sweat, i caught the slide fine but wasn't quite expecting that!  It must be the lightly tweeked turbos as it gets to full boost at about 1800rpm and they come in quite hard.  The standard bi turbos are more linear and come in about 3500RPM.  I've not driven a standard one to compare but Barry has and mine feels alot stronger.  Its cold and the tyres are new but old if you get me but when the boost comes in snakes in 2nd 3rd no problem.   Its going to be fun learning to drive the hot rod as it needs a bit of respect!
    When the rolling roads open i'll have to visit Charlie and get it on there see how the fueling is. In the meantime try and not thrash it everywhere and damage it.   I just need to save some more money to keep going through it. I think this will be the biggest turning point in this project.  Very chuffed and thanks to all those that have helped along the way so far 
  2. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Yes i picked her up yesterday its all taxed and MOT'd road legal!   It sat for a week or two as they were so swamped with other work

    So it ended up going to their bodyshop to sort the sills out







    These were the two front repairs needed on the sills
     
     
     


    Also some repairs on the rear of sills
     
     


     
    And re stone chipped the paint.  So at least now thats all the grot removed, as although the bodywork is tatty its not a rusty pig the shell
     
     


     
    This Marks a nice chap, he got the engine running a year ago, so he was back on it this time.    They've fixed the EML light not coming on so that has allowed full boost! this was some wiring into the cluster that need completing. The wiring was there.  Also ABS light was on permanently, i think this was an incorrect relay.  
    OBC is still dead, this is suspected the unit is faulty. I've got some spares in english from American cars but they are different.   Reverse lights is some wiring in the tailgate suspected as only 4volts there but its not needed for MOT believe it or not.
    they've also wired in the ASC traction plug.  The loom was there as part of the EML system So added the plug loom into it and this is working but not.    ABS is working correctly and so is ASC when engine fires up. You can press switch and turn it off. once driving however over say 10mph the ASC light comes on and wont go off. ABS still works correctly.  So basically i've run out of money as the welding spiralled and nothing every goes perfect!  So will have to save and send back.  Theres a hunch its my clocks which are a mismatch that needs sorting.   
    Cruise control is working, that was just a missing clutch switch,   I'd never ran a spec check on the base car but Barry ran it through and it was a very well optioned 525i touring!
    Avus blue - special order as was an M5/3 colour only
    manual
    LSD
    heated sport leather
    air con
    twin sunroofs
    OBC
    cruise control
    A fine e34 in its own right
     
     


    I took it for a spin when i arrived yesterday and its an fucking animal! No lie, fastest car i've ever owned.  A slight tickle on 2nd on the way out had the back swinging no sweat, i caught the slide fine but wasn't quite expecting that!  It must be the lightly tweeked turbos as it gets to full boost at about 1800rpm and they come in quite hard.  The standard bi turbos are more linear and come in about 3500RPM.  I've not driven a standard one to compare but Barry has and mine feels alot stronger.  Its cold and the tyres are new but old if you get me but when the boost comes in snakes in 2nd 3rd no problem.   Its going to be fun learning to drive the hot rod as it needs a bit of respect!
    When the rolling roads open i'll have to visit Charlie and get it on there see how the fueling is. In the meantime try and not thrash it everywhere and damage it.   I just need to save some more money to keep going through it. I think this will be the biggest turning point in this project.  Very chuffed and thanks to all those that have helped along the way so far 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Yes i picked her up yesterday its all taxed and MOT'd road legal!   It sat for a week or two as they were so swamped with other work

    So it ended up going to their bodyshop to sort the sills out







    These were the two front repairs needed on the sills
     
     
     


    Also some repairs on the rear of sills
     
     


     
    And re stone chipped the paint.  So at least now thats all the grot removed, as although the bodywork is tatty its not a rusty pig the shell
     
     


     
    This Marks a nice chap, he got the engine running a year ago, so he was back on it this time.    They've fixed the EML light not coming on so that has allowed full boost! this was some wiring into the cluster that need completing. The wiring was there.  Also ABS light was on permanently, i think this was an incorrect relay.  
    OBC is still dead, this is suspected the unit is faulty. I've got some spares in english from American cars but they are different.   Reverse lights is some wiring in the tailgate suspected as only 4volts there but its not needed for MOT believe it or not.
    they've also wired in the ASC traction plug.  The loom was there as part of the EML system So added the plug loom into it and this is working but not.    ABS is working correctly and so is ASC when engine fires up. You can press switch and turn it off. once driving however over say 10mph the ASC light comes on and wont go off. ABS still works correctly.  So basically i've run out of money as the welding spiralled and nothing every goes perfect!  So will have to save and send back.  Theres a hunch its my clocks which are a mismatch that needs sorting.   
    Cruise control is working, that was just a missing clutch switch,   I'd never ran a spec check on the base car but Barry ran it through and it was a very well optioned 525i touring!
    Avus blue - special order as was an M5/3 colour only
    manual
    LSD
    heated sport leather
    air con
    twin sunroofs
    OBC
    cruise control
    A fine e34 in its own right
     
     


    I took it for a spin when i arrived yesterday and its an fucking animal! No lie, fastest car i've ever owned.  A slight tickle on 2nd on the way out had the back swinging no sweat, i caught the slide fine but wasn't quite expecting that!  It must be the lightly tweeked turbos as it gets to full boost at about 1800rpm and they come in quite hard.  The standard bi turbos are more linear and come in about 3500RPM.  I've not driven a standard one to compare but Barry has and mine feels alot stronger.  Its cold and the tyres are new but old if you get me but when the boost comes in snakes in 2nd 3rd no problem.   Its going to be fun learning to drive the hot rod as it needs a bit of respect!
    When the rolling roads open i'll have to visit Charlie and get it on there see how the fueling is. In the meantime try and not thrash it everywhere and damage it.   I just need to save some more money to keep going through it. I think this will be the biggest turning point in this project.  Very chuffed and thanks to all those that have helped along the way so far 
  4. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Yes i picked her up yesterday its all taxed and MOT'd road legal!   It sat for a week or two as they were so swamped with other work

    So it ended up going to their bodyshop to sort the sills out







    These were the two front repairs needed on the sills
     
     
     


    Also some repairs on the rear of sills
     
     


     
    And re stone chipped the paint.  So at least now thats all the grot removed, as although the bodywork is tatty its not a rusty pig the shell
     
     


     
    This Marks a nice chap, he got the engine running a year ago, so he was back on it this time.    They've fixed the EML light not coming on so that has allowed full boost! this was some wiring into the cluster that need completing. The wiring was there.  Also ABS light was on permanently, i think this was an incorrect relay.  
    OBC is still dead, this is suspected the unit is faulty. I've got some spares in english from American cars but they are different.   Reverse lights is some wiring in the tailgate suspected as only 4volts there but its not needed for MOT believe it or not.
    they've also wired in the ASC traction plug.  The loom was there as part of the EML system So added the plug loom into it and this is working but not.    ABS is working correctly and so is ASC when engine fires up. You can press switch and turn it off. once driving however over say 10mph the ASC light comes on and wont go off. ABS still works correctly.  So basically i've run out of money as the welding spiralled and nothing every goes perfect!  So will have to save and send back.  Theres a hunch its my clocks which are a mismatch that needs sorting.   
    Cruise control is working, that was just a missing clutch switch,   I'd never ran a spec check on the base car but Barry ran it through and it was a very well optioned 525i touring!
    Avus blue - special order as was an M5/3 colour only
    manual
    LSD
    heated sport leather
    air con
    twin sunroofs
    OBC
    cruise control
    A fine e34 in its own right
     
     


    I took it for a spin when i arrived yesterday and its an fucking animal! No lie, fastest car i've ever owned.  A slight tickle on 2nd on the way out had the back swinging no sweat, i caught the slide fine but wasn't quite expecting that!  It must be the lightly tweeked turbos as it gets to full boost at about 1800rpm and they come in quite hard.  The standard bi turbos are more linear and come in about 3500RPM.  I've not driven a standard one to compare but Barry has and mine feels alot stronger.  Its cold and the tyres are new but old if you get me but when the boost comes in snakes in 2nd 3rd no problem.   Its going to be fun learning to drive the hot rod as it needs a bit of respect!
    When the rolling roads open i'll have to visit Charlie and get it on there see how the fueling is. In the meantime try and not thrash it everywhere and damage it.   I just need to save some more money to keep going through it. I think this will be the biggest turning point in this project.  Very chuffed and thanks to all those that have helped along the way so far 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from duncan-uk in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    i'm not 100% sure i want it like that. I've got an E30 like that and then you feel you can't use it.  We'll see i'd rather drive it and park in tescos and no worry 
     
    Its ok from 10 foot
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Yes i picked her up yesterday its all taxed and MOT'd road legal!   It sat for a week or two as they were so swamped with other work

    So it ended up going to their bodyshop to sort the sills out







    These were the two front repairs needed on the sills
     
     
     


    Also some repairs on the rear of sills
     
     


     
    And re stone chipped the paint.  So at least now thats all the grot removed, as although the bodywork is tatty its not a rusty pig the shell
     
     


     
    This Marks a nice chap, he got the engine running a year ago, so he was back on it this time.    They've fixed the EML light not coming on so that has allowed full boost! this was some wiring into the cluster that need completing. The wiring was there.  Also ABS light was on permanently, i think this was an incorrect relay.  
    OBC is still dead, this is suspected the unit is faulty. I've got some spares in english from American cars but they are different.   Reverse lights is some wiring in the tailgate suspected as only 4volts there but its not needed for MOT believe it or not.
    they've also wired in the ASC traction plug.  The loom was there as part of the EML system So added the plug loom into it and this is working but not.    ABS is working correctly and so is ASC when engine fires up. You can press switch and turn it off. once driving however over say 10mph the ASC light comes on and wont go off. ABS still works correctly.  So basically i've run out of money as the welding spiralled and nothing every goes perfect!  So will have to save and send back.  Theres a hunch its my clocks which are a mismatch that needs sorting.   
    Cruise control is working, that was just a missing clutch switch,   I'd never ran a spec check on the base car but Barry ran it through and it was a very well optioned 525i touring!
    Avus blue - special order as was an M5/3 colour only
    manual
    LSD
    heated sport leather
    air con
    twin sunroofs
    OBC
    cruise control
    A fine e34 in its own right
     
     


    I took it for a spin when i arrived yesterday and its an fucking animal! No lie, fastest car i've ever owned.  A slight tickle on 2nd on the way out had the back swinging no sweat, i caught the slide fine but wasn't quite expecting that!  It must be the lightly tweeked turbos as it gets to full boost at about 1800rpm and they come in quite hard.  The standard bi turbos are more linear and come in about 3500RPM.  I've not driven a standard one to compare but Barry has and mine feels alot stronger.  Its cold and the tyres are new but old if you get me but when the boost comes in snakes in 2nd 3rd no problem.   Its going to be fun learning to drive the hot rod as it needs a bit of respect!
    When the rolling roads open i'll have to visit Charlie and get it on there see how the fueling is. In the meantime try and not thrash it everywhere and damage it.   I just need to save some more money to keep going through it. I think this will be the biggest turning point in this project.  Very chuffed and thanks to all those that have helped along the way so far 
  7. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Yes i picked her up yesterday its all taxed and MOT'd road legal!   It sat for a week or two as they were so swamped with other work

    So it ended up going to their bodyshop to sort the sills out







    These were the two front repairs needed on the sills
     
     
     


    Also some repairs on the rear of sills
     
     


     
    And re stone chipped the paint.  So at least now thats all the grot removed, as although the bodywork is tatty its not a rusty pig the shell
     
     


     
    This Marks a nice chap, he got the engine running a year ago, so he was back on it this time.    They've fixed the EML light not coming on so that has allowed full boost! this was some wiring into the cluster that need completing. The wiring was there.  Also ABS light was on permanently, i think this was an incorrect relay.  
    OBC is still dead, this is suspected the unit is faulty. I've got some spares in english from American cars but they are different.   Reverse lights is some wiring in the tailgate suspected as only 4volts there but its not needed for MOT believe it or not.
    they've also wired in the ASC traction plug.  The loom was there as part of the EML system So added the plug loom into it and this is working but not.    ABS is working correctly and so is ASC when engine fires up. You can press switch and turn it off. once driving however over say 10mph the ASC light comes on and wont go off. ABS still works correctly.  So basically i've run out of money as the welding spiralled and nothing every goes perfect!  So will have to save and send back.  Theres a hunch its my clocks which are a mismatch that needs sorting.   
    Cruise control is working, that was just a missing clutch switch,   I'd never ran a spec check on the base car but Barry ran it through and it was a very well optioned 525i touring!
    Avus blue - special order as was an M5/3 colour only
    manual
    LSD
    heated sport leather
    air con
    twin sunroofs
    OBC
    cruise control
    A fine e34 in its own right
     
     


    I took it for a spin when i arrived yesterday and its an fucking animal! No lie, fastest car i've ever owned.  A slight tickle on 2nd on the way out had the back swinging no sweat, i caught the slide fine but wasn't quite expecting that!  It must be the lightly tweeked turbos as it gets to full boost at about 1800rpm and they come in quite hard.  The standard bi turbos are more linear and come in about 3500RPM.  I've not driven a standard one to compare but Barry has and mine feels alot stronger.  Its cold and the tyres are new but old if you get me but when the boost comes in snakes in 2nd 3rd no problem.   Its going to be fun learning to drive the hot rod as it needs a bit of respect!
    When the rolling roads open i'll have to visit Charlie and get it on there see how the fueling is. In the meantime try and not thrash it everywhere and damage it.   I just need to save some more money to keep going through it. I think this will be the biggest turning point in this project.  Very chuffed and thanks to all those that have helped along the way so far 
  8. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Yes i picked her up yesterday its all taxed and MOT'd road legal!   It sat for a week or two as they were so swamped with other work

    So it ended up going to their bodyshop to sort the sills out







    These were the two front repairs needed on the sills
     
     
     


    Also some repairs on the rear of sills
     
     


     
    And re stone chipped the paint.  So at least now thats all the grot removed, as although the bodywork is tatty its not a rusty pig the shell
     
     


     
    This Marks a nice chap, he got the engine running a year ago, so he was back on it this time.    They've fixed the EML light not coming on so that has allowed full boost! this was some wiring into the cluster that need completing. The wiring was there.  Also ABS light was on permanently, i think this was an incorrect relay.  
    OBC is still dead, this is suspected the unit is faulty. I've got some spares in english from American cars but they are different.   Reverse lights is some wiring in the tailgate suspected as only 4volts there but its not needed for MOT believe it or not.
    they've also wired in the ASC traction plug.  The loom was there as part of the EML system So added the plug loom into it and this is working but not.    ABS is working correctly and so is ASC when engine fires up. You can press switch and turn it off. once driving however over say 10mph the ASC light comes on and wont go off. ABS still works correctly.  So basically i've run out of money as the welding spiralled and nothing every goes perfect!  So will have to save and send back.  Theres a hunch its my clocks which are a mismatch that needs sorting.   
    Cruise control is working, that was just a missing clutch switch,   I'd never ran a spec check on the base car but Barry ran it through and it was a very well optioned 525i touring!
    Avus blue - special order as was an M5/3 colour only
    manual
    LSD
    heated sport leather
    air con
    twin sunroofs
    OBC
    cruise control
    A fine e34 in its own right
     
     


    I took it for a spin when i arrived yesterday and its an fucking animal! No lie, fastest car i've ever owned.  A slight tickle on 2nd on the way out had the back swinging no sweat, i caught the slide fine but wasn't quite expecting that!  It must be the lightly tweeked turbos as it gets to full boost at about 1800rpm and they come in quite hard.  The standard bi turbos are more linear and come in about 3500RPM.  I've not driven a standard one to compare but Barry has and mine feels alot stronger.  Its cold and the tyres are new but old if you get me but when the boost comes in snakes in 2nd 3rd no problem.   Its going to be fun learning to drive the hot rod as it needs a bit of respect!
    When the rolling roads open i'll have to visit Charlie and get it on there see how the fueling is. In the meantime try and not thrash it everywhere and damage it.   I just need to save some more money to keep going through it. I think this will be the biggest turning point in this project.  Very chuffed and thanks to all those that have helped along the way so far 
  9. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Yes i picked her up yesterday its all taxed and MOT'd road legal!   It sat for a week or two as they were so swamped with other work

    So it ended up going to their bodyshop to sort the sills out







    These were the two front repairs needed on the sills
     
     
     


    Also some repairs on the rear of sills
     
     


     
    And re stone chipped the paint.  So at least now thats all the grot removed, as although the bodywork is tatty its not a rusty pig the shell
     
     


     
    This Marks a nice chap, he got the engine running a year ago, so he was back on it this time.    They've fixed the EML light not coming on so that has allowed full boost! this was some wiring into the cluster that need completing. The wiring was there.  Also ABS light was on permanently, i think this was an incorrect relay.  
    OBC is still dead, this is suspected the unit is faulty. I've got some spares in english from American cars but they are different.   Reverse lights is some wiring in the tailgate suspected as only 4volts there but its not needed for MOT believe it or not.
    they've also wired in the ASC traction plug.  The loom was there as part of the EML system So added the plug loom into it and this is working but not.    ABS is working correctly and so is ASC when engine fires up. You can press switch and turn it off. once driving however over say 10mph the ASC light comes on and wont go off. ABS still works correctly.  So basically i've run out of money as the welding spiralled and nothing every goes perfect!  So will have to save and send back.  Theres a hunch its my clocks which are a mismatch that needs sorting.   
    Cruise control is working, that was just a missing clutch switch,   I'd never ran a spec check on the base car but Barry ran it through and it was a very well optioned 525i touring!
    Avus blue - special order as was an M5/3 colour only
    manual
    LSD
    heated sport leather
    air con
    twin sunroofs
    OBC
    cruise control
    A fine e34 in its own right
     
     


    I took it for a spin when i arrived yesterday and its an fucking animal! No lie, fastest car i've ever owned.  A slight tickle on 2nd on the way out had the back swinging no sweat, i caught the slide fine but wasn't quite expecting that!  It must be the lightly tweeked turbos as it gets to full boost at about 1800rpm and they come in quite hard.  The standard bi turbos are more linear and come in about 3500RPM.  I've not driven a standard one to compare but Barry has and mine feels alot stronger.  Its cold and the tyres are new but old if you get me but when the boost comes in snakes in 2nd 3rd no problem.   Its going to be fun learning to drive the hot rod as it needs a bit of respect!
    When the rolling roads open i'll have to visit Charlie and get it on there see how the fueling is. In the meantime try and not thrash it everywhere and damage it.   I just need to save some more money to keep going through it. I think this will be the biggest turning point in this project.  Very chuffed and thanks to all those that have helped along the way so far 
  10. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Yes i picked her up yesterday its all taxed and MOT'd road legal!   It sat for a week or two as they were so swamped with other work

    So it ended up going to their bodyshop to sort the sills out







    These were the two front repairs needed on the sills
     
     
     


    Also some repairs on the rear of sills
     
     


     
    And re stone chipped the paint.  So at least now thats all the grot removed, as although the bodywork is tatty its not a rusty pig the shell
     
     


     
    This Marks a nice chap, he got the engine running a year ago, so he was back on it this time.    They've fixed the EML light not coming on so that has allowed full boost! this was some wiring into the cluster that need completing. The wiring was there.  Also ABS light was on permanently, i think this was an incorrect relay.  
    OBC is still dead, this is suspected the unit is faulty. I've got some spares in english from American cars but they are different.   Reverse lights is some wiring in the tailgate suspected as only 4volts there but its not needed for MOT believe it or not.
    they've also wired in the ASC traction plug.  The loom was there as part of the EML system So added the plug loom into it and this is working but not.    ABS is working correctly and so is ASC when engine fires up. You can press switch and turn it off. once driving however over say 10mph the ASC light comes on and wont go off. ABS still works correctly.  So basically i've run out of money as the welding spiralled and nothing every goes perfect!  So will have to save and send back.  Theres a hunch its my clocks which are a mismatch that needs sorting.   
    Cruise control is working, that was just a missing clutch switch,   I'd never ran a spec check on the base car but Barry ran it through and it was a very well optioned 525i touring!
    Avus blue - special order as was an M5/3 colour only
    manual
    LSD
    heated sport leather
    air con
    twin sunroofs
    OBC
    cruise control
    A fine e34 in its own right
     
     


    I took it for a spin when i arrived yesterday and its an fucking animal! No lie, fastest car i've ever owned.  A slight tickle on 2nd on the way out had the back swinging no sweat, i caught the slide fine but wasn't quite expecting that!  It must be the lightly tweeked turbos as it gets to full boost at about 1800rpm and they come in quite hard.  The standard bi turbos are more linear and come in about 3500RPM.  I've not driven a standard one to compare but Barry has and mine feels alot stronger.  Its cold and the tyres are new but old if you get me but when the boost comes in snakes in 2nd 3rd no problem.   Its going to be fun learning to drive the hot rod as it needs a bit of respect!
    When the rolling roads open i'll have to visit Charlie and get it on there see how the fueling is. In the meantime try and not thrash it everywhere and damage it.   I just need to save some more money to keep going through it. I think this will be the biggest turning point in this project.  Very chuffed and thanks to all those that have helped along the way so far 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from cornershop in SLS - fluid leak   
    yes fronts are on!  Yet to fit the rears but i need to buy some shocks.  Its in for MOT and some other work at the minute
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from cornershop in SLS - fluid leak   
    nice to know its worked out ok
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Uber Soldat in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Drove her to BMR today, 51 miles no sweat.  I'll be honest i was shitting it leading up to this drive with what ifs.   I'm a bit silly with no breakdown cover either but i avoided the M3 "smart" motorway as if i did breakdown i didn't fancy dying and my car being written off on one of our new safer hard shoulder free motorways.  I needn't of worried it behaved perfectly and sat on the motorway with ease.  So first test passed with flying colours, well chuffed as it was a heap of parts 18 months ago
     
    So at Barrys for an MOT and to sort the EML wiring which is the fly by wire throttle so it boosts fully, being main jobs.  I could feel it wants to really fly but the throttle butterfly only opens about a 3rd.   I'm not keen on the short shift gear lever (E60 545i) its got fitted so that may have to go and buy a standard throw lever.  
     
     
    I've forgotten the looong gearing aswell. 70mph in 5th? 1500rpm sir 
  14. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Uber Soldat in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Drove her to BMR today, 51 miles no sweat.  I'll be honest i was shitting it leading up to this drive with what ifs.   I'm a bit silly with no breakdown cover either but i avoided the M3 "smart" motorway as if i did breakdown i didn't fancy dying and my car being written off on one of our new safer hard shoulder free motorways.  I needn't of worried it behaved perfectly and sat on the motorway with ease.  So first test passed with flying colours, well chuffed as it was a heap of parts 18 months ago
     
    So at Barrys for an MOT and to sort the EML wiring which is the fly by wire throttle so it boosts fully, being main jobs.  I could feel it wants to really fly but the throttle butterfly only opens about a 3rd.   I'm not keen on the short shift gear lever (E60 545i) its got fitted so that may have to go and buy a standard throw lever.  
     
     
    I've forgotten the looong gearing aswell. 70mph in 5th? 1500rpm sir 
  15. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Uber Soldat in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Drove her to BMR today, 51 miles no sweat.  I'll be honest i was shitting it leading up to this drive with what ifs.   I'm a bit silly with no breakdown cover either but i avoided the M3 "smart" motorway as if i did breakdown i didn't fancy dying and my car being written off on one of our new safer hard shoulder free motorways.  I needn't of worried it behaved perfectly and sat on the motorway with ease.  So first test passed with flying colours, well chuffed as it was a heap of parts 18 months ago
     
    So at Barrys for an MOT and to sort the EML wiring which is the fly by wire throttle so it boosts fully, being main jobs.  I could feel it wants to really fly but the throttle butterfly only opens about a 3rd.   I'm not keen on the short shift gear lever (E60 545i) its got fitted so that may have to go and buy a standard throw lever.  
     
     
    I've forgotten the looong gearing aswell. 70mph in 5th? 1500rpm sir 
  16. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Uber Soldat in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Drove her to BMR today, 51 miles no sweat.  I'll be honest i was shitting it leading up to this drive with what ifs.   I'm a bit silly with no breakdown cover either but i avoided the M3 "smart" motorway as if i did breakdown i didn't fancy dying and my car being written off on one of our new safer hard shoulder free motorways.  I needn't of worried it behaved perfectly and sat on the motorway with ease.  So first test passed with flying colours, well chuffed as it was a heap of parts 18 months ago
     
    So at Barrys for an MOT and to sort the EML wiring which is the fly by wire throttle so it boosts fully, being main jobs.  I could feel it wants to really fly but the throttle butterfly only opens about a 3rd.   I'm not keen on the short shift gear lever (E60 545i) its got fitted so that may have to go and buy a standard throw lever.  
     
     
    I've forgotten the looong gearing aswell. 70mph in 5th? 1500rpm sir 
  17. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Liffi in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    race ya all!
     
    So close to MOT time. 
  18. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from KitsonRis in 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! 
  19. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from KitsonRis in 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! 
  20. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from KitsonRis in 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! 
  21. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from KitsonRis in 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! 
  22. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from KitsonRis in 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! 
  23. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from KitsonRis in 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! 
  24. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from KitsonRis in 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! 
  25. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from KitsonRis in 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! 
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