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    BMW E34 525IX By howms

    Hello all, I wanted to start a thread and share my story on my E34Ix that I acquired totally by accident last year in November without seeing it or test driving it! (what could've gone wrong lol), and how I discovered that I bought an absolute lemon(that is somewhat worth saving) The story: Back in September 2019, I had saved up and then I was looking for a project car that I can use to commute and I was in the market mostly for an e30 or e36 and I would only consider an e34 and e39 under certain conditions and one day I was scrolling through an overpriced e30 and I caught a glimpse of an e34 and as I looked into it and found out it was an ix which is quite rare now especially in red, as I thought it would be a good base to put down more power or I could rwd it if I don't fancy it down the line, my biggest concern was it being a cloth interior automatic(wanted a manual) with a tired paintwork but I went for it anyway so the journey begins by paying £1.7k for the damn thing... Specsheet: Better picture coming soon
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    BMW E34 525IX By howms

    Hi Keliuss, I've called it a lemon because a lot of things are broken during my ownership 3 of the jacking point is crusty so is the driver rear quarter panel and need attention very soon doing passenger rear atm, the front shock absorber was bad and on the way home the front driver springs snapped! also, front cv boot began to show its age, and down the line, I found that the rear driverside spring was broken a long time ago hence the awkward ride height lol
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    Sills and Starter Motors

    41008181707 looks correct, regarding starter I suggest going to Bmw but I got nearly everything off eBay on my build, Have you got any photo of the car?
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    525iX auto gearbox cable help for a new member

    I do want to do a manual swap on my automatic ix, didn't know ix cables are different from normal ones or side sensitive
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    Wheels for a E34 Ix?

    Hi everyone, so I was thinking of a wheel upgrade from the standard style 6 without scraping anything or eating the wheel bearings, and I can't have staggered due to the nature of the Awd setup and apparently there are some drivetrain similarities between the e46 and e34. So any wheel recommendations for an e34Ix? And recently I have seen a bobert 16x9j et50 a style 21 reps non-stagered 17x8j et20 and a set of style 66 what would I need to do to make it fit? Thanks all
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    Wheels for a E34 Ix?

    Had a look through my wheel options I found some Ac Schnitzer type 3 17inch 8.5j Et43 and hopefully these would be nice for summer uses. The bottlecaps looks alright I guess aha
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    Hello, New owner of a E34 525IX Automatic AWD

    Just recently won an auction and got hold of a 525ix everything happened within 3 days, I am quite pleased when we drove it home with no issues but a minor vibration when braking, it would be better if it was a manual though Can anyone tell me the rarity of this beemer? thanks
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    Hello, New owner of a E34 525IX Automatic AWD

    yes, the system exists in 2 generations with quite a few difference with gen 1 having a separate control unit for the electromagnetic semi-wet multi-plate clutch disc at the transfer bod and rear diff, also have a special modified abs unit with production going from 91' to end of 93' and Gen 2 has Abs asc/t and the electromagnetic semi-wet multi-plate clutch disc is only in the transfer box and not in the diff (open diff), traction is controlled by the rear wheel braking, lasted from the end of 93 to end of production. the parts may look similar to e36 or e30 but they are different and not interchangeable. Just want to also mention torque split is 36% front and 64% and Not 60/40 or 50/50
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    Wheels for a E34 Ix?

    yes ix are et54
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    Wheels for a E34 Ix?

    That's a really good idea, didn't think about that!
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    525ix engine swap

    or if I crack the sump lol
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    525ix engine swap

    I think the m50 sump will fit the m52 54 and s50 52, different oil pickup I think? yes, the shaft passes through the sump!
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    525ix engine swap

    Hmm, wonder how the ix would perform with a 3.0l m54
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    Workshop tools

    Brand and price of mig welder?
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