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  1. amcgrathE34

    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Is it coming from the glove box? Possibly a relay stuck? Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  2. amcgrathE34

    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    I bought it as it was cheap, This is the tool https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-SINGLE-VANOS-TIMING-TOOL-KIT-M42-M50-M52-TU-M54-M56-1-8-2-0-2-2-2-5-2-8-3-0L-/252640307609 I bought my seals and anti rattle kit from here. https://vanos-bmw.com/product/single-vanos-seals-and-rattle-repair-kit-6-cyl Beisan systems are probably the most popular for vanos seals and have a detailed procedure on there site. http://www.beisansystems.com/products.html Other parts you will need are valve cover gasket and vanos gasket. If you are installing the rattle kit it's worth purchasing their modified 18mm socket as the hex head is a very low profile, or just turn one down in a lathe like I did to get rid of the chamfered edge. Another thing to note is before reinstalling make sure the cam sprocket is turned clockwise as far as it will go and that the gears bite straight away when turning the sprocket back, as this will effect the timing. Heres a link for the job https://blog.ecstuning.com/diy-bmw-single-vanos-rebuild-kit/ There are a lot of videos covering this on YouTube too. Good work on the tailgate wiring, luckily I haven't had to tackle mine as its in pretty good condition. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  3. amcgrathE34

    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Yeah they are at the age now where there are very few out there which haven't had some form of rust. I have a 525i touring myself, sunroof model [emoji85][emoji85], surprisingly enough the sills weren't too bad, so didn't require to much work. but front wings were beyond repair, fortunately they are cheap so wasnt too bad. One thing I'd recommend down the road if it hasn't been done, is changing the vanos seal. mine always felt a bit flat under 3k rpm. I changed the seals couple months ago and it pulled much better lower down the revs. Its fairly easy to do yourself, just need a vanos removal tool which are only about €50. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  4. amcgrathE34

    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Lovely looking example, Oxford Green is one of my favourite colours in the e34. Being a non sunroof model, will be one less issue to worry about too. The drains are poorly designed and cause extra rust around the bottom of the front wings and sills and can get clogged too. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  5. amcgrathE34

    E34 touring black project

    Cheers lads, I'm really happy with it. I had been looking for one with that spec for a long time and they don't pop up to often here in Ireland, so once I saw it advertised I pounced on it. Still a work in progress, but nothing major needed. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
  6. amcgrathE34

    E34 touring black project

    Sorry to dig up an old thread, just to let you know the E34 is still alive and well. It made its way across the pond to Ireland. I have it about a year now. When I bought it the previous owner had a terrible set of contours on it so replaced it with some M parallels. Also the front arches and the sills were starting to bubble. So I replaced the front wings and had the rust on the sills cut out and new plate welded. Front and rear bumper got a full respray too. Going to do a vanos overhaul on it as it's a bit flat under 3k rpm. But other than that it's still a fairly solid car. Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
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