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welshpug last won the day on December 11 2017

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About welshpug

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    south east wales
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    Bicycle mechanic


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    205 gti, ZX 16v, 405 MI16, E34 525 TDS

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  1. welshpug

    bmw 540i e34 manual 6 speed overpriced

    ooh I missed that one.
  2. welshpug

    Halfords batteries

    is the car still under any bmw warranty? if not the go ahead with the halfords one, though that still seems like a huge amount of money for a battery to an E34 owner with a £75 lucas 019 battery.
  3. welshpug

    540i touring. "The Improvening!"

    thanks for the detail, much appreciated! mine is still in pieces as I saw no need to refit knackered panels
  4. welshpug

    540i touring. "The Improvening!"

    Just revisiting this as I've managed to shift a customer project and have a bit of cash aside, how much material did you use? oh and which glue?
  5. welshpug

    540i touring. "The Improvening!"

    nice work! mine is the same colour and also very knackered, so I need to cover them as well. I've managed to get my seized sunroof to work again, not perfect but enough to gain access to the drains and fit the panels.
  6. welshpug

    525 tds random power loss help!!!

    pray its not the pedal potentiometer, I just looked up how much they are shared with all the fbw diesls from 1990 to 2000 though. definitely need to be able to read live data should be obvious what it is when it does happen.
  7. welshpug

    525 tds random power loss help!!!

    Sounds throttle pedal related, given they are FBW. these also use a MAF i believe, unlike the older variant of the engine, what year is it?
  8. typically the bolt shank will be seized in the bush centre sleeve, having weight on the car or not wouldn't make any difference, I'd get some bolts and nuts ordered ready, whoever is going to do the alignment should be able to sort the seized bolts, they deal with that day in day out, not just adjust stuff!
  9. welshpug

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    had the sunroof open and close with the buttons still a little stiff in some areas and I do need to replace the front guide tube set, and I need a fill set of headliners or have mine repaired.
  10. looking for one of these front guide tubes, I can get one new from Germany for £££ COUGH! my drivers side cable had seized and rusted insid ehte tube damaging it, have managed to get a cable and sort the rest fo the mechanism, but could still do with the tube to make it as new.
  11. welshpug

    Noise from back of engine

    unless I'm missing something, why does £200 odd in parts tops part take £1800 labour to fit ? the comments on the video andrew posted gave figures around the thousand euros (think its irish) which seems far more like it. even if it was manual and had a flywheel that's £500 of partsc in a kit for an easy RWD job, £1000 labour?! unless you took it to a BMW dealer, but they're all closed?
  12. welshpug

    Spoiler lifting

    they are open albeit with reduced staff, their bodyshop may be able to advise what they use.
  13. welshpug

    From air to coil suspension. X5 (e53)

    would imagine the vehicle needs coding.
  14. welshpug

    Clutch alignment tool

    I think you mean self adjusting not aligning, for initial installation of a new pre-set pressure plate you really don't need anything more than the centre guide (or whatever you have to hand that will do the job, I've used all manner of things from extensions with insulation tape to sockets and threaded bolts and nuts) Just go careful and wind the pressure plate screws in a quarter turn or so going around in a star pattern as you would when torquing anything up to ensure the plate gets drawn on evenly. loads of videos on youtube covering it.
  15. welshpug

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    that cable arrived a few days ago, genuine bmw!