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Everything posted by boiliebasher

  1. The front propshaft was the weak point on my xr4x4 2.9 V6 Sierra. Engine and manual gearbox (mt75) excellent. Bought it at 50k miles, sold it with 67k miles. I regret selling that car, was rot free as well....
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    Brake pipe size.

    Agree with all of the above and that flaring tool really does work quite well
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    Treat for the car after 1 year ownership

    Oh and if you haven't done it already I'd get rid of that awful EGR system on the car. A cheap and cheerful way of doing it is putting a penny with the pipe bolts on to manifold thus blocking it off If not purpose made kits are available on the bay'
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    Its been a while / valuation help please

    That's 1k miles for each valve on the engine!!!
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    Its been a while / valuation help please

    Don't think it will be in that desperate need of repair matey. Especially not for 10k... Plus I doubt the owner is in a hurry to sell either
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    Treat for the car after 1 year ownership

    Thanks for sharing. Also running M51 engine on veg oil (shop bought SVO) on 50/50 mix with no issues. In fact I'd go as far as to say it actually runs slightly better/ cleaner on the 50/50 rather than neat diesel. Less smoke from exhaust etc. That's a pretty decent setup you have that regarding your WVO. Again thanks for sharing
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    Its been a while / valuation help please

    No where near as rare as 1 of 1 then hey Carl
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    1993 E34 tds non start issue

    Hello everyone, Just a quick question that hopefully someone may be able to chime in an give probable cause to a non start issue on a 1993 E34 tds manual touring that I have spotted for sale. So the guy said that one day that out of the blue one day it didn't start so he changed the starter motor to no avail. The lights come up on the dash when the key is turned but nothing else happens. Apparently he had a chap come out and scan for faults and there's an issue between the ignition and starting circuit. He's got the hump with it and just wants shot of it. The guy that scanned for faults said it could be something as simple as a relay but, that just seems to good to be true for me...... The car is located 3 hours away from me so haven't been to see it yet, but any thoughts/ suggestions what I'm up against would be much appreciated Cheers
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    Its been a while / valuation help please

    Agreed. 16k-20k for a 540i/6... Wow, I'm aware that prices have risen in the last couple of years but that's a bit excessive in IMHO
  10. My Sierra xr4x4 V6 had ABS
  11. Tough call but agree with general consensus with the Ford in auto format if it's for commuter duties.
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    Its been a while / valuation help please

    As mentioned they are very rare cars now so making sure its a genuine 540i/6 is a must if you are thinking of it as an investment purchase. It all depends on condition etc but its very difficult to put a figure on to the car itself without seeing detailed description/ photos etc Prices have definitely shot up in the last couple of years and it really is quite a niche market. Maybe others may chime in with other advise on actual figures, but I would say very difficult to put a price on to it without very detailed description/ pics etc
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    Its been a while / valuation please

    I think also a bit of confusion when it comes to the "M" I think the op ment that the car is of M year reg as is 1994 and not ///M
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    Its been a while / valuation please

    Agreed +1
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Think I remember that one being up for sale for quite some time....
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    Its been a while / valuation please

    As far as I'm aware an 1994 M/540i was US market only. Either way rare car now these days and value is as much as one is willing to pay ... IMHO though if it's as immaculate as you say it is, figures might be leaning towards a VERY rough/tired/tatty M5 example... Could be wrong as is quite a niche market, but as suggested see what replies crop in the E34 section
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    E28 525i Restoration Project

    Looking fanatic! I think you still have some sort of fueling issue/ leak etc. So would double check all fuel lines, vacuum hoses etc. Keep up the great work!!
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    Charging a new battery

    +1 Agreed
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    Is there still such a thing as a dirt cheap e34?

    Agreed. I'm currently in the process of attempting to register a car in France and it's a right p.i.t.a Personally I would buy a Spanish E34 rather than import a rhd car over there. Firstly as mentioned it's a pig to change documents over and secondly, it's going to be a hell of lot less corroded than most UK car of similar age/price
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Probably best to start your own thread in the project section with photos etc
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Nice. I like that a lot 
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    530d touring in beige!!

    Bargain!! That won't hang about long at that price.....
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    Guess the mpg

    For me it's bonkers how some consider an E60 as an old car now but then again some are 14/15 years old now which is crazy! I'll bite, 48.9 mpg
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    Good effort. It's not that bad and you you've done a great job of repairing it. Take your time and it will be good for years to come