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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from greenelekta in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    So the post man has been this past week delivering my get engine running well kit of bits.  Refurbished MAF, new plugs, rotor arm, boost hose, lambda sensor, injectors refurbished, temperature sensors.  Its a start
     
     

     
    This guys been going years, the MAF on these is shared with the Porsche 928 and the 3.6 M5 and also one of the audi quattros I think 20v ones. Handy to know of, my MAF was fucked as the engine wouldn't run with it plugged in. So this is done on a service exchange basis
     
     

     
    injectors looked horrid from the outside but have come up trumps. Matey who did them said they flow a lot of fuel! 
     
     
     
     
    So onto the new boost line, managed to find the exact same pipe is used originally
     

     

     
     
     
     
    This now runs to the inlet manifold

     

     
    So the ECU can read boost levels, and the guage in the car and see it. Except I've not wired it up yet. One less air leak also. Bloody fiddly getting pipe on as it doesn't want to fit easily!
     
     
     

     
    New Lambda in, always nice grovelling under the car
     
     
     

     
    injectors back in, always fun bit of WD40 and some wiggling
     
     
     

     
    coolant temp sensors. I thought I had bought them all but ive not got a brown one, my guess is that feeds the guage on the clocks?
     
     
     

     
    6 new bosch, I went with the WR6DP0's
     
     
     

     
    this is amazing a new part fitted and not by me! 2015 stamped.  
     
     

     
    So I've just replaced the rotor arm, as its the original 91 stamped. My "new" one has 96 or 98 stamped on it!
     
     
     

     
    refitting the MAF with a new air temp sensor
     
     
     

     
    so all back together...…………….turned ignition on and bam. Fired straight up and purred away nicely.  Result, so ran it up to temp and all seems well or a million times better than before. I can actually move it about now!
     
    With the engine running nicely I can hear new noises namely from the gearbox, maybe clutch release bearing.  Anyhow I think the box needs to come off as its very hard to get it into gear any gear and difficult. The clutch bite point is right at the bottom of the pedal travel. Its supposed to have a new clutch but I won't know that until the gearbox if off.  But it moves now under its own steam. I've not done a sneaky drive up the road but I wish I could!  The red LED light is on on the boost guage indicating that it won't fully boost if you drove it. That can be for another day might be to do with my non EML clocks fitted i'm not sure at the minute
     
     
     

     
    So to prove it I've turned the car around! I had to move it so I could get the E30 back in the garage as that's not allowed to get rained on.  I've run out of money so need so sell parts etc raise funds sell my arse again and there still seems millions of jobs to do. Somehow with the engine seeming to run nicely now it all seems a bit easier so i'm happy
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from greenelekta in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    So the post man has been this past week delivering my get engine running well kit of bits.  Refurbished MAF, new plugs, rotor arm, boost hose, lambda sensor, injectors refurbished, temperature sensors.  Its a start
     
     

     
    This guys been going years, the MAF on these is shared with the Porsche 928 and the 3.6 M5 and also one of the audi quattros I think 20v ones. Handy to know of, my MAF was fucked as the engine wouldn't run with it plugged in. So this is done on a service exchange basis
     
     

     
    injectors looked horrid from the outside but have come up trumps. Matey who did them said they flow a lot of fuel! 
     
     
     
     
    So onto the new boost line, managed to find the exact same pipe is used originally
     

     

     
     
     
     
    This now runs to the inlet manifold

     

     
    So the ECU can read boost levels, and the guage in the car and see it. Except I've not wired it up yet. One less air leak also. Bloody fiddly getting pipe on as it doesn't want to fit easily!
     
     
     

     
    New Lambda in, always nice grovelling under the car
     
     
     

     
    injectors back in, always fun bit of WD40 and some wiggling
     
     
     

     
    coolant temp sensors. I thought I had bought them all but ive not got a brown one, my guess is that feeds the guage on the clocks?
     
     
     

     
    6 new bosch, I went with the WR6DP0's
     
     
     

     
    this is amazing a new part fitted and not by me! 2015 stamped.  
     
     

     
    So I've just replaced the rotor arm, as its the original 91 stamped. My "new" one has 96 or 98 stamped on it!
     
     
     

     
    refitting the MAF with a new air temp sensor
     
     
     

     
    so all back together...…………….turned ignition on and bam. Fired straight up and purred away nicely.  Result, so ran it up to temp and all seems well or a million times better than before. I can actually move it about now!
     
    With the engine running nicely I can hear new noises namely from the gearbox, maybe clutch release bearing.  Anyhow I think the box needs to come off as its very hard to get it into gear any gear and difficult. The clutch bite point is right at the bottom of the pedal travel. Its supposed to have a new clutch but I won't know that until the gearbox if off.  But it moves now under its own steam. I've not done a sneaky drive up the road but I wish I could!  The red LED light is on on the boost guage indicating that it won't fully boost if you drove it. That can be for another day might be to do with my non EML clocks fitted i'm not sure at the minute
     
     
     

     
    So to prove it I've turned the car around! I had to move it so I could get the E30 back in the garage as that's not allowed to get rained on.  I've run out of money so need so sell parts etc raise funds sell my arse again and there still seems millions of jobs to do. Somehow with the engine seeming to run nicely now it all seems a bit easier so i'm happy
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from stevenc3828 in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Well time for an update, its been a while but theres been plenty to report and 95% of it all good.


    I went back around chirstmas time to BMR to drop off some more parts required.  Some rear shocks and springs and other parts my memory escapes me - front spoiler!

    found this alpina part in a box, it allows the towing eye to fit with the front spoiler fitted - quite handy then!!


    She came home last week. I'm a bit short on pictures but i'll try and remember all the stuff BMR have done.
     


    It actually moved itself to here on the drive under its own steam! Then I gave up as it kept cutting out and the gearbox isn't great but i'll come to all that in a minute
     


    4 hours and BMR had her running
    DME wiring needed a repair to a wire that was shorting out! So potential fried ECU but the Gods have been kind here, must of been a chaffed wire from the engine swap is a guess
    Crank sensor was dead so no spark - new one fitted 
    fuel pump pipes were fitted wrong way round, which in turn when cranking over took out the fuel pressure regulator. As fuel was being forced upon it from the pump. M30s use the same normal 3.0 bar one as fitted to E30 325i's of which I have a few spare
    Engine sounds healthy and backs up i'd say with the Bi turbos historys and suggested milege of around 130,000KMS or 80k miles before the crash. Top end sounds good but will check tappets in time


    Cooling system has been bled and no big dramas here, this AUX pump was missing so a new old stock item found on german Ebay. Its used to cool the turbos after the engine is switched off. Not sure its job on normal BMW e34 e32s as its a normal part but is listed with a option maybe?
    Also a new water pump and thermostat has been fitted, no over heating from engine and the heater is blowing hot


    New PAS pump.  The SLS system had some expensive and NLA parts from BMW parts missing. namely the levelling valve and pipework to it. Surprise!



    Ebay again found me this non SLS PAS pump for M30 engined cars.  Then it wouldn't fit as non SLS pump brackets needed to mount it to engine were NLA from BMW. Bmw breaker Tim pollock to the rescue here!  Then after the pump was mounted it was found the pulley was different for non SLS to SLS! So Tim again to rescue with the correct pulley 
    So power steering sorted and now i'll need to use a normal shock spring set up on the rear. I'm planning on using bilsteins with some H&R M5 touring springs


    Brakes wise, the system is bled up ok but one of the rear calipers is seized or rubber the line has collapsed but it stops on 3 which is fine for driveway work and the Alpina 4 pot brakes need fitting yet also which I luckily have. Its currently on the 525i brakes which are rather sad after all the years sitting


    picture is from my old bi turbo,
    clutch - again a few dramas it wouldn't engage when the pedal was pressed from what I can work out the clutch fork was seized on from all the years sitting. It was freed off and the pedal worked.   
    The clutch is supposed to be new from talking to Charlie the previous owner as he bought one, but until I take the box off I won't know for sure. The pedal doesn't feel it to me. Fingers crossed its there as a new clutch 6 years ago was over £1000
     

    I've nicked this picture from my old car,  Gearbox - had no oil in it same as diff.
    At first after oil was added it wouldn't engage any gears at all. Great. Then with some work 3rd, 4th and 5th engaged with the car running on the ramp and some trade tricks
    Then 2nd and 1st. but no reverse. That has since returned. although its hard to tell if you are in 1st or reverse and its quaite reluctant to engage 1st 2nd and reverse so I think i'm going to have to pull it out and get the box checked. Its like the detent springs are seized or something.  I'm sure its age related to the fact its sat for years with no oil in it.  The boxes are up to the job on these. It maybe of a case that the box needs some heat and driving to get it back into life

    So that was the great work done by BMR a lot of work and knowledge to get us here and re light the fire to see it through after 2 years!
     
    With the car home the direction i'm taking is to get the car ready for an MOT, which will be no mean feat but very much possible now


    Last weekend I set to it and put the interior back into shape as its a bit of state



    I've swapped the clocks to the normal ones as the alpina ones are fucked and the temp guage has took a shit,  can be sorted later. Milege is incorrect.   The cars done 270,000kms but the engine 80k miles? what do you do there then!

    Heres how this area looks on a normal bi turbo, with the boost dial and ASC traction switch
     



    This was my idea for the touring, namely as the touring doesn't have ASC traction control fitted so whats the point in the switch?  Its a quite scary/fun thought of this car with no traction control as they light the rear wheels up with ease in rain or shine with 400lbs of torque. Alpina gear nob needs a repair and is with my Dad.  


    alpina sill trims fitted. Drivers one is damaged, alpina will sell new but they are expensive




    Its not looked like this for a while! Glove box hinges are missing so sourcing some now and theres a bit more wiring to do yet with the alpina extra guages before knee rolls can go in drivers side.
     

    A friend was clearing out his parts and found this bi turbo undertray which was missing so a lucky find!
     

    I've removed the spark plugs, nice to see 3 different types fitted. Also injectors off for refurb, along with the MAF but i'll update that next week or so as i'm going through the engine and sensors in an effort to get it running spot on. So I can park it properly and get my E30 out as its blocking it in at the minute
     

    Here she sits and the buzz is back.  Keeping the money flowing for it and dedicating time are the main challenges now but my aim is to have it MOT'd this year as the momentum is there now.  The list is very long and lots of quirky expensive bits to buy and find but the end result will be worth it. I've also sourced some nice retro fits and upgrades which I'll get to later over winter. Nothing Max power fear not
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from 740mick in 525i Sport Touring Jap Import Imola Red   
    The 69k E34 M5 touring they've had forever is bucking that trend fantastically
     
    Most Jap imports have made up or no history, crash damage and other ailments 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from 740mick in 525i Sport Touring Jap Import Imola Red   
    The 69k E34 M5 touring they've had forever is bucking that trend fantastically
     
    Most Jap imports have made up or no history, crash damage and other ailments 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Popped up to BMR to deliver some parts from the stash to help it along. The plan is to make it turn key start as such with the cooling system bled up.  They're sorting the throttle pedal, some wiring and getting the brakes/clutch bled up hopefully without too much drama and I can get it back home as a moving live car and work from there rather than still a dead driveway ornament. I can't afford to leave it there for the full monty.    Nice to see it there with my old car, no.445.  Looking epic it is. Brought my daughter home from hospital in it after she was born.  Also for a much healthier bank balance I should never of sold it!! 
     
    Kevin this thing needs some old fashioned stubbornness to see its not a wasted project!
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Popped up to BMR to deliver some parts from the stash to help it along. The plan is to make it turn key start as such with the cooling system bled up.  They're sorting the throttle pedal, some wiring and getting the brakes/clutch bled up hopefully without too much drama and I can get it back home as a moving live car and work from there rather than still a dead driveway ornament. I can't afford to leave it there for the full monty.    Nice to see it there with my old car, no.445.  Looking epic it is. Brought my daughter home from hospital in it after she was born.  Also for a much healthier bank balance I should never of sold it!! 
     
    Kevin this thing needs some old fashioned stubbornness to see its not a wasted project!
  8. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Popped up to BMR to deliver some parts from the stash to help it along. The plan is to make it turn key start as such with the cooling system bled up.  They're sorting the throttle pedal, some wiring and getting the brakes/clutch bled up hopefully without too much drama and I can get it back home as a moving live car and work from there rather than still a dead driveway ornament. I can't afford to leave it there for the full monty.    Nice to see it there with my old car, no.445.  Looking epic it is. Brought my daughter home from hospital in it after she was born.  Also for a much healthier bank balance I should never of sold it!! 
     
    Kevin this thing needs some old fashioned stubbornness to see its not a wasted project!
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from GStarrr in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    The eagle has landed, my mate runs a BMW specialist BMR. So I've had it recovered here and the guys are going to get this sorted and the engine running. just had to be patient and wait until they had cleared a few big projects out the way.  Its cranking over with spark, but not getting fuel for some reason, pump is working My old Bi turbo is here so a handy reference for them!  
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from coupe king in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    So a little, update a vain one but who cares as it helps with the inspiration!

     
     
     
    I got this before christmas, my old saloon had the same wheel. Its nice and better than all the shite airbag efforts offered by BMW at the time. (Safety aside!)
     
     


    I've got a bit less room here so i thought i'll fit the wheels then, i'm not storing another set!
     
     

     

     
    took a long time as every rim was corroded onto the hubs so some violence was needed to remove the old metric rollers, much better?

    So onto fitting the front spoiler, this took a long time to get it right, as i didn't have a stencil and there were holes that needed drilling! bit of picture dump here


     
    interesting sticker for a geek, is that the date time said bumper was manufactured i assume
     
     





     

     




    The amount of cutting as seen in older posts is alot on a poor standard bumper.  You could always go to Alpina cap in hand and buy all the specific parts they made for this, I simply don't have that budget and this fits well now
     
     


     
    The money shot
     

     
     
    I've got a pre facelift grill also. I think this looks better and you have room to fit a front bi turbo badge.  Its more work though and i don't think the wide grill looks to bad now i've seen it in the flesh rather than pictures

     

     


    Time for a well earned wash i thought yesterday





    A bit better, I'll keep going with stuff until my more clever friends arrive and we can sort out why engine is not getting fuel soon. because with fuel it should start! 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Its been a while, as well theres not been much action or love for it to be honest.  The missing a running E34 in my life is strong!



    I thought i'd jack it up in the summer, lol this is an update from the last 5-6 months.  Pleased to report its not a rusty scottish looking tea bag under here. On the grass isn't ideal, but that should change soon

    not the best picture but the fuel pipes have been replaced so thats one job saved!


    Next is mounting the intercooler.  Theres cutting involved here unless you want to buy a "bi turbo" bumper from Alpina for about a million quid


    the all important mounting brackets, these are replacements from Alpina as the originals were bent in the accident




    The bumper won't mount with the intercooler fitted so you have to make room for it by chopping bumper!





    This is most of the cutting to get the bumper to fit properly

    bumper fitted, the number plate holder also needs triming, or again you can buy and alpina one for loads.

    The bi turbo front spoiler mounts over the whole lot so you can't see any of the cutting.  Its the only real part missing as it was damaged in accident.  Its a £600 bill i need to stump up for, luckily you can still buy them i suppose



    My dad had to make a little fiddly part here that was missing*  it connects this pipe to the boost controller ECU. It runs to the inlet manifold 



    This is the throttle potentiometer.  Or fly by wire throttle.  I found this in a horrid oily box of bits that came with the car     It was a moment i had in the shower when it all twigged.   So the throttle opens and shuts now with this plugged in



    Back on the theme of missing parts.  It takes alot of looking sometimes to notice things aren't there.  So the red wire is the live battery feed to the starter motor!  Plus the engine earth strap was missing - this one is a temp one.   
    This did bring the car back to life alot.
    then come to today!


    4 books of main dealer wiring diagrams and a mate who knows how to read them with a volt metre



    So some checks with a volt metre revealed the ignition switch is working and the DME or engine ECU was getting power. A good sign. Still no cranking over

    This is the starter motor relay, it was missing so i've sourced one and fitted it.  Now the wiring diagrams reveal this is only needed for auto cars, the manual cars don't have a relay.   Our guess is this is fitted for the auto selector switch on the autos so the engine will only start in N or P and not D
    Testing again revealed the starter wasnt getting the start signal/volatage to crank. So removed said relay and bridged the wires together aka like a manual like below

    Lets give it a try...............................engine cranks over!!! 



    This turd may see the road once more, engine hasn't run at a guess in 10 years.  We can smell fuel and checked for spark and have both.
    Theres lots unplugged but this is probably the biggest leap forward in my eyes. So the games back on!   Theres no oil, coolant, radiator, intercooler pipes, auxillary belts, exhaust fitted currently so will need to get busy to get it into a postion that will run, signs are promising that it should go
    The loves returned for the mutant 

     
     
     
    I've dont a bit more alpina wiring in the mean time but forgot to update this
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from boiliebasher in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    She's running, nuff said. lets go go go go
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from boiliebasher in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    She's running, nuff said. lets go go go go
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from boiliebasher in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    She's running, nuff said. lets go go go go
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from boiliebasher in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    She's running, nuff said. lets go go go go
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from boiliebasher in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    She's running, nuff said. lets go go go go
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from GStarrr in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    The eagle has landed, my mate runs a BMW specialist BMR. So I've had it recovered here and the guys are going to get this sorted and the engine running. just had to be patient and wait until they had cleared a few big projects out the way.  Its cranking over with spark, but not getting fuel for some reason, pump is working My old Bi turbo is here so a handy reference for them!  
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sinner in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Its been a while, as well theres not been much action or love for it to be honest.  The missing a running E34 in my life is strong!



    I thought i'd jack it up in the summer, lol this is an update from the last 5-6 months.  Pleased to report its not a rusty scottish looking tea bag under here. On the grass isn't ideal, but that should change soon

    not the best picture but the fuel pipes have been replaced so thats one job saved!


    Next is mounting the intercooler.  Theres cutting involved here unless you want to buy a "bi turbo" bumper from Alpina for about a million quid


    the all important mounting brackets, these are replacements from Alpina as the originals were bent in the accident




    The bumper won't mount with the intercooler fitted so you have to make room for it by chopping bumper!





    This is most of the cutting to get the bumper to fit properly

    bumper fitted, the number plate holder also needs triming, or again you can buy and alpina one for loads.

    The bi turbo front spoiler mounts over the whole lot so you can't see any of the cutting.  Its the only real part missing as it was damaged in accident.  Its a £600 bill i need to stump up for, luckily you can still buy them i suppose



    My dad had to make a little fiddly part here that was missing*  it connects this pipe to the boost controller ECU. It runs to the inlet manifold 



    This is the throttle potentiometer.  Or fly by wire throttle.  I found this in a horrid oily box of bits that came with the car     It was a moment i had in the shower when it all twigged.   So the throttle opens and shuts now with this plugged in



    Back on the theme of missing parts.  It takes alot of looking sometimes to notice things aren't there.  So the red wire is the live battery feed to the starter motor!  Plus the engine earth strap was missing - this one is a temp one.   
    This did bring the car back to life alot.
    then come to today!


    4 books of main dealer wiring diagrams and a mate who knows how to read them with a volt metre



    So some checks with a volt metre revealed the ignition switch is working and the DME or engine ECU was getting power. A good sign. Still no cranking over

    This is the starter motor relay, it was missing so i've sourced one and fitted it.  Now the wiring diagrams reveal this is only needed for auto cars, the manual cars don't have a relay.   Our guess is this is fitted for the auto selector switch on the autos so the engine will only start in N or P and not D
    Testing again revealed the starter wasnt getting the start signal/volatage to crank. So removed said relay and bridged the wires together aka like a manual like below

    Lets give it a try...............................engine cranks over!!! 



    This turd may see the road once more, engine hasn't run at a guess in 10 years.  We can smell fuel and checked for spark and have both.
    Theres lots unplugged but this is probably the biggest leap forward in my eyes. So the games back on!   Theres no oil, coolant, radiator, intercooler pipes, auxillary belts, exhaust fitted currently so will need to get busy to get it into a postion that will run, signs are promising that it should go
    The loves returned for the mutant 

     
     
     
    I've dont a bit more alpina wiring in the mean time but forgot to update this
  19. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from GStarrr in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    The eagle has landed, my mate runs a BMW specialist BMR. So I've had it recovered here and the guys are going to get this sorted and the engine running. just had to be patient and wait until they had cleared a few big projects out the way.  Its cranking over with spark, but not getting fuel for some reason, pump is working My old Bi turbo is here so a handy reference for them!  
  20. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from GStarrr in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    The eagle has landed, my mate runs a BMW specialist BMR. So I've had it recovered here and the guys are going to get this sorted and the engine running. just had to be patient and wait until they had cleared a few big projects out the way.  Its cranking over with spark, but not getting fuel for some reason, pump is working My old Bi turbo is here so a handy reference for them!  
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in E38 740i on Rolls Royce alloys   
    major councilfest and Ergen motorsport? the less said the better but that geezer shouldn't be working on cars. Known beast/epic bodger
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    Bumbaclut reacted to M635uk in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    So at the weekend I did :-
     
    Vinyl wrapped the side chrome thingys
    Re-dyed the drivers seat bolsters 
    Minor repair to bonnet corner
    adjusted rear box of the Fritz’s system
    fitted an afr meter.
     
    then drove it 400 miles as part of the run in following engine rebuild.
     
     





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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sharkfan in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    fuck sake no! 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from greenelekta in My e34 M5 Elekta Touring   
    lots of want, lovely 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sharkfan in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    I hope you drove it Dave, not just washed it 
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