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boiliebasher last won the day on October 21 2018

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    E34 540i Touring

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  1. boiliebasher

    E34 530 manual Touring

    But not for nearly 2k ....
  2. boiliebasher

    E34 530 manual Touring

    I'd love to take it on myself. I've emailed the seller twice about it, I have yet to have a reply...
  3. boiliebasher

    E34 520i

    Welcome John. There's some very knowledgeable people on this forum and hopefully someone may be able to shed some light on your starting issue
  4. boiliebasher

    E34 Buyers Guide?

    Carl loves his golden nuggets! Especially when they have a 4.0 V8 6 speed attached to them!
  5. I thought the French system was a p.i.t.a but, seems far better than what the Spaniards have
  6. boiliebasher

    Buying old beemers in Germany

    I think that's just the way it nowadays I'm afraid. On top of that I've already previously dealt with the BMW UK homologation department and they are as much use as a chocolate fireguard. Seriously they are beyond useless and I would far rather give the £120 to charity than give it to those bunch of idiots. The whole thing is just a joke really. You should count yourself lucky that you were able to do it while it was first and foremost; free and secondly, not done via the numpties in the UK homologation department.
  7. boiliebasher

    Buying old beemers in Germany

    Just spoke to the local dealership that supplied the car from new. Very helpful lady but unfortunately she said the rules changed in 2015 (she read the bulletin out) and they were no longer authorised to do this. It now has to go through the UK bmw homologation department and they charge £120 for the service She did however confirm that prior to this, you were absolutely correct in saying the BMW HQ in Munich did actually provide this document (certificate of conformity) F.O.C Sadly this is no longer the case Oh well never mind. Worth a try I suppose. Again thanks for the help Keliuss, much appreciated.
  8. boiliebasher

    Buying old beemers in Germany

    Appreciated thanks again Keliuss. If I've got this right, I can go back to the dealership if where my car was first purchased and they "should" provide this mythical c.o.c free of charge?! If so that will be amazing Just gone through the car's history and I have the letter of confirmation (not invoice) of purchase. This might help as I can ring the local bmw dealership in the morning and query this? Again thanks for the help, feel free to p.m me if that's more convenient and doesn't end up cluttering the O.P's thread
  9. boiliebasher

    Buying old beemers in Germany

    Currently in the process of obtaining a c.o.c myself. Bmw France currently charges 170 euros for the service.... Assume is similar in Spain?! I've read that a few years ago the c.o.c could be obtained free of charge, however sadly from what I've been lead to believe, this is no longer the case
  10. boiliebasher

    Mercedes C55 AMG estate

    Very nice. GLWTS
  11. boiliebasher

    Earth wire

    Run a live to the in tank pump and drain it that way
  12. boiliebasher

    Buying old beemers in Germany

    Don't know which restaurants you've been going to Duncan, but most places I've been to costs around 12.5 euros per person for a full 3 or 4 course meal..... You even usually get a free litre of red wine if it's the lunch time menu
  13. boiliebasher

    BMW looking to cut it's range

    Agreed. The 2 series.... Yuk....
  14. boiliebasher

    E34 Buyers Guide?

    Oh and I feel for you guys. You seem to get well and truly shafted on road tax regarding the higher capacity engines. My advice would be find a clean 520i shell and replace it with 525i engine. Physically and aesthetically they're identical and no one would ever have know.....
  15. boiliebasher

    E34 Buyers Guide?

    No worries. Unfortunately the M52b28 was never factory fitted into the E34's. Shame though really as it would of made for a lovely car. Good luck in your search and let us know how you get on