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  1. RingsideE34


    Hey, Looking for an E34 saloon if anyone has anything interesting for sale, been searching the usual classifieds but nothing much thats interesting has come up over the last few months as these are getting rarer and rarer Regards Andy
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    Need Help...Broken M5

    Refurbed it simply because i was refreshing everything else, was found to be slightly out of calibration if i recall but nothing major, believe it was done in 2016 and wont have covered many miles since then. However i guess you still can't completely discount it going bad for some reason. No running issues like you describe during my ownership
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    Need Help...Broken M5

    http://www.jdsporsche.com/main.html in Cambridge who already refurbished this MAF
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    Seeing this M5, thoughts?

    Remember Phil had a Jap import 3.8 in at CPC tail end of last year, mint with low mileage, LHD of course, in need of recommission as it had sat for a while, It broke my heart when i heard what had been paid for it given the condition/quality of the car Appreciate these are rare cars (especially 6 speed) and its worth as much as someone is willing to pay, but i cant see it shifting at that money. This sold at much more realistic money, Nov last year (albeit a 5 speed) 93k on the clock, looked beautiful IMO!! i know a few months have since past but i doubt the market has moved that quickly. https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2017-11-25/cars/ref-29-1992-bmw-m5-e34/ Now i must stop looking at e34 m5s for sale
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    New owner 3.6 M5

    Thanks mate, Got it done here http://www.seautoelectrical.co.uk/ was about £180
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    New owner 3.6 M5

    Future plans include..... Take the car back to the paint shop to address some small bits and re machine polish. Recaro front seats similar to the 20 jahre seats Redo the rest of the exhaust system and delete the cats Get the car remapped Convert to an aluminium radiator and electric cooling fans Re trim the back seats and door cards Upgrade the front brakes Delete air pipes in the exhaust manifold and ceramic coat Replace the oil cooler Replace all hard Brake and fuel lines Convert to 535i air con lines and bracket The list goes on and on but i think ill take a break for now
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    New owner 3.6 M5

    I then pulled the inlet off to have a 2nd attempt at getting it painted up nicely. Whilst inlet was off i addressed some other jobs..... Had the alternator refurbished Fitted a new Bosch stater motor and replaced various hoses like the brake booster and the some coolant lines. Also added a 12in sub in a small box That's pretty much up to date, the car now drives better than ever and the lightened flywheel has made a huge difference, really happy with the car now .... but still a long list things i want to do in the future...
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    New owner 3.6 M5

    The car then went up to Dave @ Classic MD Autos to fit one of his lightened flywheels and various other jobs, big thanks to Dave here! As is my luck the sump was diagnosed as having cracked and a replacement item was fitted, New clutch, lighted flywheel and new rear main seal fitted. Dave also deleted my SLS Fitted my 535 PAS pump And fitted the rear Koni's + H&R converted to a 535 PAS hose/reservoir setup Also upgraded to a new 20mm Rear anti roll bar And refreshed the diff oil
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    New owner 3.6 M5

    Its been a little while since ive updated this, things have been a bit hectic but still making progress on the car Shortly after getting the car back together and polished up to enjoy the end of the summer i manged to break the gear linkage I got this fixed and whilst in there i fitted the shorter of the two E60 545i "short shifters" which is p/n 373...... i hated it and quickly swapped it out for the p/n 261 which is slightly longer and a huge improvement over the stock feel! Then the car tried to set fire to itself The fuse for the heated rear window melted, i think i had a lucky escape and the damage to the wiring wasn't that bad, replaced the fuse box casing + a small amount of rewiring....all sorted. Im now running without the rear heated window fuse and some googling tells me its not an uncommon on E34's and E32's. I then treated the car to a long overdue tyre upgrade I have to say the improvement is huge... money well spent Courtesy of Dave @ Classic MD Autos i upgraded to Black 3.8 M5 Kick plates, i think they look much better than the original 3.6 grey items.
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    does anyone know the BMW part number for the passenger side wiper blade?
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    Steering box refurb

    Sent mine to Hydroline in the Netherlands was about 450 euros all in with shipping took about 3-4 days end to end including shipping. Total rebuild... Rini even sent me some before and after videos showing the box in bits, root cause and the finished unit with eliminated play. Hydroline Trade Standaardruiter 27A 3905 PT Veenendaal Tel. 0318 - 24 00 28
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    BMW E34 M5 S38B36 Restoration

    ok, then im all out of ideas lol
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    BMW E34 M5 S38B36 Restoration

    Perhaps a dead Mirror control switch? Mine have stopped working since i stripped my doors apart and rebuilt them, i have a strong feeling its the switch since it fell apart into a million pieces when i took it off the car Mines got the memory seats/mirrors + heated seats and the switch is different to normal and NLA from BMW and i cant track down a 2nd hand replacement as yet
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    Whats your favorite e34 colour ?

    got to say avus blue!
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    BMW E34 M5 S38B36 Restoration

    Superb! great work

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