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Everything posted by boiliebasher

  1. boiliebasher

    Real men

    +1 Agreed. Smooth straight 6 petrol engine was BMW's trademark for years. However from what I read, they are becoming rarer in the newer models in favour of boosted 4 cyl engines instead
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    Headlamps very poor

    +1 agreed
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    Headlamps very poor

    If you think E34 headlights are bad, try a MK2 golf. My dear life, they were absolutely shocking. Almost to the point is was dangerous as I couldn't see where I was driving on dipped beam! I think I ended putting osram night breakers or equivalent Philips bulbs +130% which definitely helped.
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    E34 M5 YouTube Video With LivingLifeFast

    I had an 2.9 xr4x4 when I was that age. I was quite proud of it too. But then again, much like your Jetta, it was 100% bought and paid for in full from my own hard work and graft...
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    E34 540i/6T again

    You lucky barsteward!!! Not jealous at all... You are a lucky, lucky man. Took me years to find my E34 540i Touring auto, having narrowly missed out on a couple of others, however, in retrospect, they were probably in worse condition than my current 540i. Many congratulations on the new purchase..
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    Jacking Points Assistance

    Wow Dave, that's some amazing advice right there. Thanks for sharing!
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    quote please

    Hi may I get a price and stock availability for the following: 1x 51711884149 Boot seal 2x 17111712660 Radiator bracket Thanks again
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    I'd say change the glow plugs first and foremost. Mine was a pig to start when I only had 3 plugs working out of 6. And that was summer temperatures, let alone 3 degree cold start
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    Hello, New owner of a E34 525IX Automatic AWD

    Wow, now that is a VERY rare beast right there... What engine is that 3.0 then?! Some sort of m50 stroker setup?! Never even heard of that one in E34 guise until now!
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    Hello, New owner of a E34 525IX Automatic AWD

    E30 was m20b25 engine all wheel drive and the E34 was m50b25 all wheel drive. They are the only variations that I am aware of.
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    Hello, New owner of a E34 525IX Automatic AWD

    E30 325ix's are super rare and command strong money these days. The e34 525ix's not quite as much, however still quite scarce. I believe that there were more E34 M5's that rolled of the production line compared to their IX counterparts. Agreed as above, they were the first trial production runs to BMW's venture into the 4x4 or all wheel drive market
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    The " Golden Nugget " BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Very nice! You seem to have a collected quite formidable fleet of beemers now! And all them big engineered, high end cruisers! What's the crack then, have you bought shares in BP/Shell yet to be able to run them all?!
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    E34 M5 Touring "Tribute"

    Sold for £2350... I personally think that's quite strong money for what is essentially a tarted up 520i auto. Each to their own though, and as long as the new owner is happy with it, that all that matters really.
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    E34 M5 Touring "Tribute"

    Another classic case of a 520i auto with an M5 badge stuck on the bootlid... Has no one else realised the whole thing is just a miss match of parts?! Worn out grey leather seats in the front and cloth in rear?! Nice!
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    The " Golden Nugget " BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

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    E34 540i radiator options..

    So after tracing a mysterious intermittent coolant leak on my 540i, I found out that is was coming from the main coolant radiator. Right now I've considering two options. Get a standard one or go all out and retrofit a all aluminium Mishimoto E36 version which can be fitted to our E34's with a couple of modifications to the current setup, reading around plenty of others have gone the mishimoto route with good results. The other thing I am strongly considering is dropping the main coolant thermostat to a 85*c (hot climate) version rather than the standard issue 95*C one. I've always considered one of the main weaknesses on the E34 540i's was the cooling system and the fact that these engines were to designed to run quite hot and I think that dropping the thermostat to the hot climate oem version will definitely help resolve some of the inherent coolant issues in the system. I really don't care much if I lose a couple of MPG's by dropping the operating temperature as I rarely use the car anyway. What I'm concerned about is that if I leave the standard setup going, it's only a mater of time until something fails again. The radiator is only roughly 4 years old and has barely done 10k miles. Pretty convinced if I just replace it again with standard setup and thermostat, it's only a mater of time until it fails again.... Thoughts please Cheers.
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    Creation of the BMW Touring

    I was just thinking the same thing lol
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    E34 540i radiator options..

    I'm going to be personally holding you responsible if my new Nissens rad doesn't last 10+ years then!!
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    E34 540i radiator options..

    Went for a Nissens heavy duty radiator in the end. 40mm core instead of usual standard 32mm. I'll let you know how I get on when it arrives in the post. Those all aluminium radiators seemed to have very mixed reviews. Thanks for the replies chaps. Much appreciated.
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    Creation of the BMW Touring

    Gotta love an E30 touring!!
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    E30 325i just sold for over 51K at auction

    Either way that's 50k+ for an E30 325i sport. That's a lot of money. Some one out there really wanted that car! Thing is, with that price tag, it's just going to get squirreled away for another 30 years and never get used. The new owner will no doubt want to protect their investment and unfortunately the only time it's likely to "see" the road is when it's on a back of s transport lorry on the way to its new home! £50k+ for a 325i sport! Wow, just wow..
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    Evening All...

    Welcome aboard Liam!
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    e34 540i 6sp for sale

    It's only real value is the running gear. Agreed rest is probably scrap.
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    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring