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    E34 525i SE - Opinions Sought

    The later M50 VANOS engine is lovely, at 100k should be reliable if it's been maintained. Perhaps just the usual waterpump change required if not done. Definitely scope out the sills, jacking points and rust starting to set in on bottom of doors - the latter is cosmetic only but depends what you want from it. For 3k I'd hope for no rust showing though.
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    E34 - Dashcam - 12v switched power Sources

    Tapped into glove box light wiring. Made an adapter that sits between the light and plug I think (was a while ago!) so no cutting. Light charging plug is an excellent shout though. Would be ideal.
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    E34 front bumper trim

    L517 AFX Thanks
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    E34 black doorcards

    Good afternoon sir. It'll be non wood to suit a cloth interior - current doorcards are black vinyl and a cloth insert in the middle.
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    E34 black doorcards

    Wanted, set of black E34 doorcards in good usable condition. For a touring if it changes the rear doors at all
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    E34 front bumper trim

    Hi, price on a BMW E34 front bumper trim please. Front right (UK drivers side). 1994 E34 525i Touring. Pre-facelift (narrow grille)
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    €4.89/£4.12 for a replacement key :)

    Good find! Bargain (unless it snaps in your barrel then not so bargain)
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    E34 1991 525i non start

    Yeah I'd say the same. Lights dim a bit. My video: https://youtu.be/DboiPE9uINg Can't start it anymore but don't recall it ever doing it hot. Does it with a known good battery but previous times a jumper hasn't made a difference. Think I'm going to check earth's next.
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    E34 1991 525i non start

    1991, BMW E34, 525i M50 It's been intermittently not starting for a little while now. Always left it, or charged the battery, and next time i've come to it it has started. Now it's not.... Battery freshly conditioned and sitting at 12.5v. Key in position one goes down to 12.2. Key in "start" position goes to 11.8v (and the dashlights dim down) but it doesn't even attempt to crank over. No noises from starter solenoid either. Just tried a fresh battery from a working car and exactly same behaviour. Where do I start diagnosing?! Starter motor?
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    E34 525i 1994 running cold

    Hi @Flandy! Fan feels good, exactly how Haynes describes when cold (tiny amount of resistance) and can stop it with my hand when running cold. No A/C, so no extra fan to my knowledge.
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    E34 525i 1994 running cold

    1994 BMW E34 525i Touring Noticed the temps are staying at around 1/4 or lower, so I've changed the thermostat with a new genuine BMW 88C one (matching original). When trying to run it up to temperature to get it all bled/checked over the temps are still taking forever to even rise past the blue. Heaters are warm, rad top hose is warm but bottom is cold. Radiator is stone cold to the touch. What should I be looking at next?!
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    E34 thermostat

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    E34 thermostat

    Hi, price on a water thermostat please! 1994 525i Touring (M50 vanos). I think the right part number is 11537511580, feel free to correct me Thanks
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    Headliner fabric source?

    How about grey flock? The electrostatic process.
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    E34 touring boot cover pins

    Hi, can I get a price on the BMW E34 touring boot load cover pins (the ones that push into the liner to clip it closed)? Believe part number is 51478149029 Thanks