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  1. welshpug

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    dropped the clutch in my TDS for the first time in 60k miles felt a bit weird, it fires up faaaaar easier now, that torque converter weighed a bloody ton, had to fit a new clutch slave and I stuck new seals in the master whilst I had it all apart, time to tidy it all up, make a clutch reservoir bracket, sort some rust on the sills, find some headliners or re-trim mine.
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    E39 under chassis brace for v6 petrol engines

    bmw dont do v6's ??
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    new box is in, all bolted up lovely once I got the friction plate lined up better! swapped the front half of the prop as my manual propshaft's rear half was worse for wear having sat for 4-5 years mostly outside, just need to get it to bleed up which the used parts seem reluctant to do so.
  4. Hi guys, after the reservoir and bracket for the clutch on a nov 93 E34, originally an auto so vin/reg wont help I believe 215211177729 is the reservoir, and 21522226726 is a bracket, can you supply these and how much? thanks!
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    e34 clutch reservoir and bracket

    Just dropped a PM. thanks.
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    removed the dead box outside on axle stands, not a bad job really, starter bolts were fiddly as they were not oem and awkward to get tools at. these things are so much heavier than the zf manual box!
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    e34 clutch reservoir and bracket

    ok thanks, sent payment via paypal with the customer ref in the notes.
  8. Hi guys, I have started finally on swapping my dead auto box for a manual, struggling to find what needs doing so the car will start and the CC to work once the auto shifter is unplugged. being a TDS seems to give a few issues as the P-N position yellow relay thing with a stripe is not present and already has a simple jumper fitted, it is pre-EWS I believe, though when locked the car will not start so there is some kind of immobiliser present in the wiring. pictured are the plugs in the gearahifter area, I have the reverse light plugged in and also the clutch switch.
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    auto to manual wiring in 93 tds

    got those bits with the pedal box just wondered if the cc would work with the auto shifter not giving an in gear signal?
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    got it running with the auto shifter unplugged
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    auto to manual wiring in 93 tds

    Im part way there! found I was mistaken with the relay, should have listened more closely as I heard a relay click when I unplugged the shifter with the ignition on, swapped said relay for the jumper I found in the fusebox and it cranked over. i guess there is still some wiring to look at to ensure the cruise control works?
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    got the brake bar refitted and reconnected the wiring, found the clutch switch wire, also found the reverse light switch, removed the auto shifter, thats about as far as I have figured, need to find info on the wiring!
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    got a surprise after getting the Insurance renewal through for the saab I have been using given the auto in the e34 died, so I made a start on manual swapping, I've only had the parts since 2013 so far got the pedal box swapped, just need to re-attach the brake rod and all the wiring plugs and trim.
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    moved it last week and hunted for the manual bits, fired straight up after being sat for 3 months, hadn't even disconnected the battery and not a single stumble, which was very annoying as it used to refuse to start without a load of cranking last year if I left it more than a day, so whatever I replaced in all that time did fix it.
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    E34 Front Strut / Suspension Shopping List

    dont forget your local GMF, they do decent branded stuff like FAG SKF etc at decent prices, used to be down in Quedgeley I think but now on eastern business park behind screwfix, in the past they were big on motaquip which was PSA's own factor type brand, often enough oem supply stuff in different boxes I found. I would second the votes for a bilstein and eibach combo, my experience of spax has always been from severely overdamped crashy ride, similar to off the shelf Gaz, bilstein on the other hand has been great.
  16. cycle the ignition on and off a few times to ensure the low pressure side is pressurised, then crank with the fuel rail pipes loose (wear eye protection and cover skin) when fuel squirts out nip up the unions, then try and start it, once it fires hold rpm at fast idle until engine is smooth. pretty simple really, the pressures involved are pretty high so air will not stay in there very long at all.
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    E34 Touring wanted

    will be interesting to see what that goes for, can quite make it out, is it on 145k miles?
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    Van drivers

    99 is all they'll do if they're programmed like the 6 and 7's!
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    if only the sodding thing would open
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    My intention is to manual swap it eventually, but life has been quite flat out this year! its mechanically decent other than the auto box, dome most of the bushest and balljoints on it, engine mount and oil cooler pipe, bodywork is fair, sill needs fixing on the rear on the drivers side, nothing huge though. interior is what lets it down, the moonroof is stuck closed and the headlining has all come off, I did fix the drivers seat with a cover from a low miles donor and have a few replacement trim bits. I do miss it as its so useful to throw bikes into! the saab is a saloon and the girlfriends bike has security locks and mudguards so it has to go in whole which is a faff and takes ALLL the room!
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    parked it a few weeks ago, gearbox finally died, no positive engagement going forwards, only in reverse! got a £100 SAAB to keep me going whilst I decide whether to keep and manual convert it or just sell, or fit another auto.
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    Wrong size rear wheels !!

    I had staggered on my E34 touring, looked great, but the extra in tyre price and not able to rotate them front to back was an issue, and I also came across some square setup RC090's.
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    M57 diesel in an e34 has it been done?

    yes I have read of it being done, in a LHD car on a facebook group though so havent seen up close, RHD may have clearance issues. engine mounts is no problem, easy to make those, there is a Granada on retrorides with an M57 in it
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    E34 TDS rear diff bush

    Hi, I believe its part number 33171133555, there is also 33171133552, no idea what the difference is though.
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    last thursday morning I thought it was a bright idea to replace the front droplinks with Meyle HD items and look at the offside track rod, even though I'm sure I fitted some Meyle standard items last year at some point one felt quite loose. the inner taper totally defeated me!!! so I fitted the outer 2/3rds and drove to scotland and back. I now have other small rattles and a thump I can't find but its no longer a wandery Bastard!