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    E34 535i, Clio Ph1 172

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  1. KitsonRis

    Oil Flush? Low pressure

    Small update. Have fitted a new oil pressure sensor. Turned it on the oil pressure light went out after what I remember a normal time and the dash warning didn’t come on. Currently has a bottle of Millers Engine Flush in while idling then I’m going to do an oil change. So fingers crossed it was a faulty sensor! I’ve got another day off next week so will take the rocker cover off and check the banjo bolts (don’t have time today but the car isn’t being used so it’s not the end of the world). If it is the sensor then I’ve fixed two of my cars this morning with a simple part swap in under an hour!!
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    Anyone driven to Germany from UK

    If you are entering the continent in France don’t forget their rules too. You need to have 2 breathalysers in date, or that was the rule when I went last summer. Also make sure you are the right side of the covid rules too Also go prepared! Went to the Nurburgring in 2020 in my E34. Took some tools, oil and fuel. Basically enough to get me out of trouble. There was 6 of us and between us we had the knowledge and experience to fix most things. No one had any issues thankfully. Oh I lie, my passenger side wiper stopped working half way around the track in the pouring rain! And someone “fixed” a split CV gaiter with cling film and cable ties.
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    Oil Flush? Low pressure

    They painted the rocker cover black to tidy it up a bit, should have got them to to the inlet manifold as well thinking about it. I have a genuine oil pressure sensor but it looks like it is going to be great fun to fit! I took a quick look the other day when I had a spare 5 mins and couldn’t even see it, presume it is hidden under the coolant reservoir and some other thing I need to remove? Engine flush, 10W40 semi-synthetic oil and filter is on order and due to be delivered later. Just need a dry day to roll it out the garage and sort it all out. Will look at the filter housing when the filter is out to see if there is anything. But I did look at that the other day and it wasn’t leaking out the seal. From what I can tell there are no leaks in it as the oil level is bang on. I have “regularly” changed the oil, last time was back in August 2020 but I haven’t done 3000miles in it since so sure that can’t be a problem? But it is being changed before it is used again. Just worried as the flush I have ordered says to put it in and run for 10-20mins then change the oil. But with a low pressure warning I don’t want to leave it running for too long but the warning does disappear after 40secs of it being turned on, so I assume it is just slow to build pressure (if the sensor is reading correct). I was doing some reading and the fact it is stood not being used for long periods of time can cause this. And I haven’t properly used it since about August maybe.
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    Exhaust options.

    Might be a photo on my project thread. And the only video I have to hand is this when I was at the Nurburgring but it was shot from inside the car though. It grumbles on the over run when warm and you lift off and at revs it sounds amazing. It wasn’t cheap as such, I think £600 but it is two pipes all the way from the headers to the back box, so basically two exhausts. It has no centre silencer just a back box.
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    Exhaust options.

    Might be late to the party but I have a custom made one from Infinity Exhausts It is perfect. Looks the part and sounds awesome. Made while I waited too, took a few hours to make. I chose how I wanted it to look and the noise level. Lifetime warrenty as well. I have had 4 exhausts made from them in the past and would happily go back. They also do exhaist manifolds and have been tempted to get one but not done it yet as there has always been something higher up on the list of things to do.
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    Oil Flush? Low pressure

    Cool, will look at doing that then if it is just a simple removal of that. That is what I thought, replace the simple cheap parts to start with. Have seen and been suggested to use 5W40 oil to help this. But can't find this advise again relating to these engines so no idea if this is sensible. I also stand corrected by what oil I have in there, it is 10W40 semi synthetic oil as I found the old invoice.
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    Oil Flush? Low pressure

    I would hope not seeing as they were replaced the other year. But will give it a check though. Is that just rocker cover off and nothing too bad? Will admit a garage replaced them at the same time they were painting engine parts so I never did it. Also have ordered a genuine oil pressure switch from BMW, managed to find the right part number on RealOEM.
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    Oil Flush? Low pressure

    The oil pressure light on my E34 535i is slow to turn off when starting to the extent another warning appears saying oil is low but that then turns off after about 30-40sec of it starting. It was always been slow to turn the oil pressure light, I was assuming it was because it is such a big heavy lazy engine. I checked the oil level and it is at the max mark on the dip stick so I am confident it has oil . It isn't leaking or antything. Two thoughts - oil pressure sensor is on the way out or the oil pump is a bit clogged up as it is sat for long periods of time. Last had an oil change less than 2k miles ago back in August 2020, looking at the dip stick the oil is still clean. Going to replace the oil and pressure sensor (if it is the on on the bottom of the sump that I can get to without removing the sump) to see if that helps, but is there anything I can also run through the engine like a flush/cleaner? I would be even consider putting some thinner oil in, running it for about a minute or two, draining that and then topping back up with correct oil (not sure if that is sensible. I don't mean like water thin oil, just a grade or two thinner kind of thing). Currently has 10w-40 fully synthetic oil in. Hoping a quick flush and clean though will help. The last time I had the car out was back in Sepetember and that was only briefly, last long run was in July/August so it could just be from lack of use. Or actually being an older style engine would running a slightly thinner oil in it be sensible? It is on 127k miles. Does anyone have a part number for the oil pressure sensor? As I don't thinl 12611717394 Levelling switch is correct.
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Put a new driver's side door seal on that I bought last year. Went to fit it months ago but it was too cold and a right pain. Took the opportunity of the warmer weather and with a little bit of a heat gun (which I am not sure did anything) went straight on! Also filled it up with fuel, first time since August. Forgot how much it costs to fill the tank.
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    Paint protection

    Not really sure what the full difference is, but for £30 I don't think it can be beaten. A "proper" one might last longer but and offer a little more protection? You don't need to leave it to cure over night, it is literally wipe on and wipe off.
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    Paint protection

    I've used two things recently and had really good results. I bought AMDetails Ceraminc Hybrid Wax about this time last year and did my M140i and E34 in it. It was fantasic I thought for the price and the effort needed to apply it. When I got rid of my M140i back in March it was still looking fresh and the car was used often and I even didn't wash it for about 8 weeks over the winter. Still came up good and the water was still beading on it I recently have bought AMDetails Hybrid Sealant and their Hydrid Detailer and Hybrid Shampoo to help top it up. They say their sealant is tehcnically a ceramic coating but are avoiding saying it is a "proper" one, eventhough they are quoting it lasts 12 months. It took about 20mins to apply to my E34 and Clio each and the results are spot on. It hasn't been "used" as such on the E34 as I have only had it out the garage once since applying it but on my Clio it really shows - actually makes it look a lot better than it is! Beads really well and still good. I wash with the hybrid shampoo and detailer every other wash too. I would post a few pictures but the upload limit is stopping me!
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    BMW Dealer Reproduction Retro Number Plates

    When I message I will find out if there are any other contact details. I also want to sack FB off but the odd times like this comes in useful
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    BMW Dealer Reproduction Retro Number Plates

    I saw this on Facebook the other day I am going to drop them a message soon about getting some made for mine.
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    Fixed the blowing exhaust. Basically the exhaust I had made up is sleeved onto the header down tubes and there was some gases coming out one of the joins. So I got a thin sheet of metal, wrapped it around the sleeved joint on each tube with some exhaust paste and then clamped it above and below the join. Perfect! So it is basically a sleeve for the sleeve. Was a right pain trying to do it led under it, kept getting stuck when trying to crawl back out lol.
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