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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from E39mad in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
    forgot this B3 3.2 alpina touring! 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Carl-e34 in Wiper Rack   
    its not that bad, i did it on my old M5. I'd only swap it for a new one TBH 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from E39mad in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
    forgot this B3 3.2 alpina touring! 
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    Bumbaclut reacted to Sarnie in Lets see your BMWs that you have owned   
    Just the one, still my daily driver after 18 years...

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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sharkfan in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Some frag picked up today, a 90 litre M5 fuel tank and associated bits.  You won't be driving far with the standard 80 litre tank with the bi turbos thirst! 
    And a nice 4 spoke alpina wheel with an e36/e34 boss. The original airbag wheel deployed its airbag and was that nasty BMW 4 spoke effort.    This is much nicer
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Carl-e34 in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    thanks it will be more at home here! 
  7. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from sharkfan in E34 Alpina B10 Bi turbo touring project   
    Some frag picked up today, a 90 litre M5 fuel tank and associated bits.  You won't be driving far with the standard 80 litre tank with the bi turbos thirst! 
    And a nice 4 spoke alpina wheel with an e36/e34 boss. The original airbag wheel deployed its airbag and was that nasty BMW 4 spoke effort.    This is much nicer
  8. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from duncan-uk 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
  9. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from duncan-uk 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
  10. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from duncan-uk 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
  11. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from duncan-uk 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
  12. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from duncan-uk 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
  13. Like
    Bumbaclut got a reaction from duncan-uk 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 Carl-e34 in BMW 540i vs BMW M5   
    I was trying to buy it but someone else beat me to it, had been stored off road for the past 5 years 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in E39 M5 Wanted   
    my eyes are fine, i don't need spec savers, half of what you say is speculation as mostly viewing a car in the flesh means things that photograph are sometimes no true. There i managed to get a point over without 5 paragraphs! 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in E39 M5 Wanted   
    Dennis how is the top one poor pictures? I'd say opposite, you can see the whole car form all angles.....
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from greenelekta in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    yes Dave! 
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    Bumbaclut reacted to greenelekta in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    My Elekta passed the MOT today after 9 years rest!
     

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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Carl-e34 in The " Golden Nugget " BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021   
    nice buy, shes been on the road some! 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Tobyio in 2002 m5 individual   
    epic champers trim! Never seen one before. Makes me miss my E34 champers trim
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from Sir Anthony Regents-Park in Need Help...Broken M5   
    To be fair this car has covered, high milege, its been clocked and its had a few owners who havent looked after it before any of these forum guys bought it.    
     
    Might sound harsh but if you want a mans car,  you have to pay the mans bills. M5's get more expensive to run the older they get 
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from stevenc3828 in E34 525 ... looks lovely   
    it does it makes a huge difference, someone who fits quality tyres doesn't scrimp elsewhere - that rule rings true everytime.  Cheap tyres are a false economy and the effects the whole driving experience. Someone who doesn't mind shelling out £100 a corner often doesn't mind paying out to keeping the aircon working even though its 25 year old car he knows it blows coolere than most new cars... the guy who likes a nasty £40 tyre is happy to drive some shit box thats need a fuse and a regas to get the aircon working again and normally isn't fucked about much else like changing the oil on time. Seen it too many times  
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from USTBUTLER in Help with "Alpina" B10 cam install requested   
    Which cam is it supposed to be a 268/268? As that was used on a few of the M30 engines like e28 and early e34. then when they brought out the katalyser spec
     
    In an ideal world, you should buy a vernier pulley get the cam spec and get the cam dialled in.  The guy who did my schrick on my E30 did it buy i think setting TDC on a venier guage and measuring the valve lift at TDC which schirck state, which he said was more accurate than doing with a degree wheel.  If yours is retarded then it won't run well and it doesn't take alot of cam timing difference to make a huge difference in how the engine runs  
     
     
     
     
     
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from classic-md-autos in Finding An M5   
    I had a 3.8 6 speed, its on a whole new level compared to B10 3.5/ 540's.  Its not just the fact they're alot faster. They're fine for traffic work like all big engined E34's they do about 14mpg round the houses.
     
    Its the way they feel handle brake etc than makes the M5 special.   The 3.8 doesn't need ragging to get going and they sound epic.  3.6 M5 need working to make progress, the 3.8 doesn't  
     
    I miss my 6 speed, turning into a regret selling it last year as it was the sort of car you could go to the ring in 4 up with a boot full of shit and do 150mph.  I did that, i also would pop to shops in it and drive it in traffic to pub on a friday night after work. The clutch is light on them so its no hardship
     
    I can't remember the last E34 M5 i saw forsale that had sub 100k milege i'd bin that idea straight off on milege
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    Bumbaclut got a reaction from pidgeonpost in Do many of you run 80s / 90s cars as regular drivers?   
    I ran my alpina e36 until last summer as a daily unti last summer, sold it with 250k on the clocks. A simple tough car is the E36, no coding of electrics still drives like a modern car, decent on fuel. A good one is ok still.  Finding one now is your main problem
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