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  1. cornershop

    Specialist mechanic not too far from London

    The owner of Old Colonel Cars recommends A1 BMW in Stevenage for all of his PPI work -https://www.independentbmwgarage.co.uk/ no affiliation etc
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    @sharkfan - in case of need, can you confirm who your ‘the man’ is please? I’m in Horsell, Woking, and just use a local generalist garage - they have actually been very good to date, but an alternative would be useful for more complex jobs. Agree you don’t see many e34s on the road anymore - I’ve not seen any since purchase last summer (maybe for obvious reasons!); they do get some appreciative looks from onlookers.
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    Strut insert issues!

    I had a bit of ‘fun’ finding the right spring mount - the struts seemed to be straight forward
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    OEM Springs for 530i SE

    FWIW, I had Suplex springs fitted to an old 190e, mainly has they catered for Sportline spec suspension. They offer different part numbers for auto v man they worked really well with Sachs sport shocks - a perfect combo for the road. https://www.suplex.de/suplex-katalog/?lang=en
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    About to change engine oil

    Nope, i think 20w50 would be ok, especially at I just recall running a /50 in an old 911 i no longer have - it felt more lively on a a /40 and ran marginally cooler. Try the 20w50 - cheap enough to change it if you don’t like it or it runs a bit hotter.
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    About to change engine oil

    There’s no difference in viscosity between 15w/40 and 10w/40 at normal operating temperature although the 10w40 may offer slightly better cold starting. If it wasn’t burning oil with a /40, then why not stick with it - you might get slightly better mpg than with a /50 at operating temps. My old 635csi ran really well on a diet of 10w40, evidenced by the lovely condition of the cam lobes. Previous owner used Castrol GTX 10w/40 but changed yearly irrespective of miles.
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    SLS - fluid leak

    Thanks - you fitted those hr springs you bought off me?
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    SLS - fluid leak

    Follow up on this - I’ve monitored SLS fluid levels for the past couple of months and they have stayed very constant - ie, just under the gauze when cold as David Olias suggested. After a run, it will show by a mm or two above the gauze, but return to the below gauze setting overnight. So, i think its bled itself and settled which is a big relief after the spend on refurbed shocks, accumulators etc etc. I will replace the SLS fluid with a turkey baster or similar in the next month or so - i supplied BMS 2 litres of fluid to change when fitting the new shocks and all they did was top up what was lost! I have to say, its a pleasure to drive on new shocks, springs, fluid and bushes. Taut, but not jarring and nicely damped over minor ruts or undulations - I’m really happy with the outcome.
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    Front control arms - OEM or aftermarket

    I’ve not had much luck with the lemforder parts that are all black in finish. They seems to be finished poorly compared with other parts.
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    Engine oil question

    Used their competition 10w50 in my old 911. No issues - started well, maintained slightly lower temps than the 20w50 that was in it.
  11. cornershop

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Just let it settle - most internet reading suggested it should be 10mm or so above the gauze. Speaking to David Olias from ClassicMD and with his E34 M5 SLS knowledge, he confirmed it should be just below the gauze. Which is precisely where mine is.
  12. Its sold - have seen the new owner post on a BM facebook group
  13. cornershop

    What have you done on your E34 Today

    According to the US BMW forum, the E38 SLS valve is interchangeable if you carry over one bracket from old to new. I bought some refurbed SLS struts from Nagengast - i needed new spheres and adjoining hoses. Fitted with -10mm HR M5 springs, matched with eibach -25mm springs and SACHS up front . After some episodes of fluid overflow from the CHFS reservoir, its now settled and seems to be working just fine.
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    Dangerous Wiper incident.

    I experienced similar recently, but it wa my passgenger wiper that stopped - that too was a loose nut. I bought the linkage bush kit below as Cotswold advise the full linkage is NLA. Not fitted yet, a project for warmer climes... https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2366083-BMW-E31-E32-E34-E39-Wiper-Linkage-Repair-Set
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    End tuning M50 chip

    Yes 45 mins or so