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    welshpug got a reaction from Munzy123 in F11 Seized rear camber alignment bolts   
    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!
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    welshpug got a reaction from coupe king in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    finally got around to getting the sunroof panels off, stared at the mechanism for ages, poked and prodded, realised how it was meant to work and figured which bit was seized, broke the plastic off the end of the right hand cable, pulled the front tube assembly off.
     
    found that the cable had rusted solid and actually expanded and split the guide tube  4 inches from the end, sent a cutting disc through the tube either side of the bulge and out came the cable from the remains.
     
    found a cable on a german website for half the dealer price delivered, and about £10 cheaper than ebay, i'll have to find some suitable tube to weld back in when the new cable arrives whenever it does!
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    welshpug got a reaction from boiliebasher in 1993 E34 tds non start issue   
    I don't think it'll have a starter relay if its manual, the auto does and its in the left hand engine bay fusebox, the basic immobilising system on my 93 auto didn't stop it cranking, but I think does stop the lift pump and the stop solenoid so it should be easy enough to diagnose with a power probe/test light.
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    welshpug got a reaction from Carl-e34 in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    fingers crossed the pump survived !
     
    I had a leak that turned out to be my engine oil cooler pipe, similar kinda thing, rotted through where a foam buffer was holding moisture against it, had been weeping for some time but cracked when I investigated, £90 from bmw for a replacement I did not think was too bad.
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    welshpug got a reaction from Carl-e34 in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    fingers crossed the pump survived !
     
    I had a leak that turned out to be my engine oil cooler pipe, similar kinda thing, rotted through where a foam buffer was holding moisture against it, had been weeping for some time but cracked when I investigated, £90 from bmw for a replacement I did not think was too bad.
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    welshpug got a reaction from Carl-e34 in Wheels to fit my E34   
    in my experience of the Toyo T1* tyres vs a Goodyear Eagle F1, yes it'll be worth it, back when they were available in a 15" they were a better sporty tyre in the French car world than the Michelins of the time, being a little firmer in the sidewalls.
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    welshpug got a reaction from tlewisuk in Need new rear tyres totally confused now   
    the slightly softer sidewalls of michelins over other brands wouldn't concern me, its a plus point if anything, move give and quieter.
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    welshpug got a reaction from stevenc3828 in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    got it running with the auto shifter unplugged
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    welshpug got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in 540i loss of torque after resonator removal   
    you;ve messed up the tuned lengths of the exhaust system, altering how the system scavenges at key rpm ranges.
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    welshpug got a reaction from boiliebasher in 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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    welshpug got a reaction from TerryTibbs in 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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    welshpug got a reaction from Carl-e34 in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    Finally got round to doing the rear axle bushes with the Tool I had made, the Neilsen kit I bought on Ebay didn't have anything that would have removed the bush even though the description stated it was a removal/installation kit covering the E34, but still  at least it had some useful lumps of metal and the draw bars and nuts.
     
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    the ones I fitted at 74k when I bought the vehicle were only cheap GSF supplied things, though the Meyle HD items I fitted were very little more at all, £20 the pair or so!

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    All in it didn't take long at all, the bonus of having a 2 poster ramp to hand, hopefully I wont need the tool again but its in the toolbox just in case!  (just passed 129k this week)
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    welshpug got a reaction from SuperDave in BMW's are useless in the snow, right?   
    8 year threadbump!!
     
    I wasn't at work when it snowed so I didn't bother trying to see if the E34 was any good on summer tyres.
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    welshpug got a reaction from Marc_C in BPMe fuel App *warning*   
    given the intelligence and possible suspects they could have been dealing with I don't think what they did was beyond reasonable.
     
    often enough drive offs are related to other crime in some way, often far more organised than a skint bloke chucking a tenner in his own car, potentially armed in some way hence the heavies.
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    welshpug got a reaction from FIBAMAN in Can I use ignition fluid to start up the engine?   
    see that pipe which leads to the air filter, pull that off and give it a good sniff.
     
     
    flammable shit is useful in Australia as many diesels can be bastards to bleed out on just the starter, common practice after a service on HGV's, helps get the engines spinning over faster which builds the rail/injector line pressures much higher, once its caught just hold the revs up till it clears before letting it idle.
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    welshpug got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Creative ways to heat up garage at minus 20 C?   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dickies-Waterproof-Padded-Coverall-Boilersuit-Tunnel-Suit-WP15000/361982850955?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D49895%26meid%3D33a75c8b41284063bb23ffc4cd8d0190%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D282706379635%26itm%3D361982850955&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
     
    that and some good boots, and a dose of MTFU.
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    welshpug got a reaction from Modge in Tire reccomends   
    I put decent tyres on my shitboxes
     
     
    does seem an odd size, Michelin list plenty of summer and winter tyre but no cross climate, even a supersport and a cup 2 !
     
     
    looks like all season are very limited in that size anyway though, but continental do something for you.
     
    https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=110&cart_id=93908437.110.59152&sowigan=GAN&Breite=245&Quer=40&Felge=18&Speed=&Load=&kategorie=6&Marke=&tyre_for=&x_tyre_for=&Ang_pro_Seite=10&rsmFahrzeugart=ALL&filter_preis_bis=&filter_preis_von=&homologation=&Label=B-B-72-2&details=Ordern&typ=R-352310
     
    as they're 'only' an 8" wheel you could use a 235 width tyre no problem, the 3 series use a 225 on that width!   keeping the 40 profile you'll only lose 4mm sidewall.
     
     
    https://www.mytyres.co.uk/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=110&cart_id=93908437.110.59152&sowigan=GAN&Breite=235&Quer=40&Felge=18&Speed=&Load=&kategorie=6&Marke=&tyre_for=&x_tyre_for=&Ang_pro_Seite=10&rsmFahrzeugart=ALL&filter_preis_bis=&filter_preis_von=&homologation=&Label=C-B-72-2&details=Ordern&typ=R-352313
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    welshpug got a reaction from Carl-e34 in E34 520i Touring Daily Project   
    I borrowed the tool last time I did mine, 52k miles ago!  think I need to do them again so I just ordered a tool.
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    welshpug got a reaction from Carl-e34 in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    New auxillary belt tensioner spring/damper fitted end of last week, such a difference!  I thought there was a component grumbling or whining away, but it was just the belt not tight enough and bouncing about!
     
    took the rear section of the exhaust off and welded up a few holes, amused to see an oem silencer still on there with a stainless tailpipe, but the weld to the mild steel aluminiumised box was almost rotten through, as was the bracket to it!  added some bits of plate to the bracket and two new rubbers and its solid again now, one clunk isolated!
     
    just another thump to find which I suspect is the axle bushes, which I have done before, 52k miles ago!
     
    MOT runs out today too.
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    welshpug got a reaction from Carl-e34 in E34 headlight upgrade   
    If they're projector smilies I can't see changing them to another projector making any difference, certainly wont change the light output!
     
    I don't think US cars got smilies hence projectors improving them.
     
     
    How healthy is your charging system?
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    welshpug got a reaction from Dotcom1970 in Window Wipers   
    the pivot can seize up, lubricate it liberally (taking care not to cover the windscreen in oil!)  then give the arm a good wiggling through its travel.
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    welshpug got a reaction from RightHandGoose in Leaking power steering coolant pipe   
    yes it is possible as its on the low pressure return side, if its on a straight or not too tightly curved section you could cut the damaged section out and slip some flexible hose over, will need to be oil resistant stuff obviously.
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    welshpug got a reaction from RightHandGoose in Leaking power steering coolant pipe   
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nissens-Oilcooler-90627-OE-7-787-447/362074072101?epid=1141942971&hash=item544d4be425:g:2O0AAOSwYDhZlui0
     
     
    looks like replacements aren't too expensive (would need to double check your vehicle details to be certain that is correct)
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    welshpug reacted to FIVE-OH in What have you done on your E34 Today   
    Yes, genuine OEM
     
    As you'd expect a very high quality item capable of covering all needs. Usually back order but at most about a week from Germany. If the corrosion is not severe then perhaps the klokk panel may be suitable but tbh you don't get anywhere near the versatility of the BMW item.
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    welshpug got a reaction from Carl-e34 in How Long Have You Owned Your E34?   
    4 and a bit years, about 50k miles.
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