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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    I gave Cotswold BMW a ring and they sell them for £14 so going to go with that option.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    This weeks to-do is to clean up a few bits of loose trim. First on the front passenger door the weather strip at the bottom has come loose. I gather these rust from the inside out and I'm best off replacing it. I've spotted this on ebay but seems pricey: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-NEW-GENUINE-5-SERIES-E34-FRONT-LEFT-LOWER-DOOR-WEATHER-STRIP/363127380979. In terms of replacement I gather its a slide off/slide on affair. Second is the drivers door/front wing bump guards which are very loose. Feels like some clips have snapped. Again found this on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-5-E34-1988-1995-Front-Door-Middle-Trim-Moulding-RIGHT-side-NEW/124081326191?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225114%26meid%3D330e6cc23ea24444909c2cab17237e8c%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D123735103285%26itm%3D124081326191%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithDarwoV3BBEV2b%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 Has anyone done either of these recently and care to give any tips on (1) where to buy and (2) tips and tricks on the removal installation
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    520i M50tu to 525i M50tu

    Very interested in this. Like you I can't help but wander what a bit more power would be like (although I've already got the m50b25 in mine). Will you be doing the work yourself or getting a garage involved?
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Nice. I hate the clip on/suction on mounts that are everywhere so anything that feels even a little OEM or at least specific to the car makes me happy.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Fun little arrival in the post today. Ordered a Brodit phone mount which is custom made for the car and mounts in place of the plastic trim left of the stereo/clock/climate. I wanted a cleaner look than a cradle so sunk a neodymium magnet flush with the surface and bought a slim disc which sticks to the back of the phone. Very pleased with how it turned out. Fingers crossed it’s strong enough to hold on through pot holes etc. Its got a 3.5kg pull strength so hopefully man enough.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Thought I’d messed it up putting the last 10-20cms of material down as it looked like it was going to crease but managed to stretch/pull to even it out.
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    E34 525i Manual LSD

    As per title - I'm after an LSD for an E34 525i, manual transmission. Its the 188mm medium case I believe.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Headliner back in - a very satisfying job. Also gave me a chance to do a few jobs I was waiting to get the headliner out for including properly fitting the dog net mounting points and whipping of the roof rails for a repaint in matte black.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    I pulled the heavily sagging headlining out this afternoon. Removing the glue from the inner liner is horrible work. I’ve ordered replacement fabric and spray adhesive but going to be a couple days before it arrives. Here’s what it looked like half way through
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    To be honest I’m not convinced the acetone did anything. I tried it with a cotton bud first and it didn’t look to be shifting it so I switched to the magic eraser. Magic eraser acts as a very fine abrasive as I understand it so has left it slightly more polished than the matte finish of the rest but you can only see it when the light catches it just right. Will take that over the rover logo all day! The units sitting nice and flush now - thanks for the tip.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Whilst I was doing to short shifter I pulled the wood gear surround trim and gave it a once over with the DA polisher as it was looking pretty scuffed up. Below shows difference of an area before and after. IMG_1083.MOV
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Having fixed a few things that needed fixing I’ve turned my attention to a few (or what will hopefully be many) OEM+ changes including a z3 short shifter and a cd43 head unit with aftermarket Bluetooth adapter plugged in the back to enable streaming and calls via my phone. The shorter shifter from the z3 slotted straight in although did require jacking up the car to crawl under to slot the retaining clip back. You might also spy I’ve started pulling bits off to take the headliner out - more on that later. The cd43 was straight plug and play. I couldn’t justify the £400+ the ‘BMW business CD’ branded ones fetch on eBay so went with a Rover branded one and acetoned/magic erasered off the logo.
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Found the offending item, took it out, gave it a clean, back in and now fixed! Shout out to this great tip for removing the climate control panel:
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    e34 Oxford Green 525i Touring SE - OEM+

    Had a poke around and it sounds like its coming from the climate control unit - is there a fan in there that's sucking air in to test temp? Also did a test and left a window open so I could hear if the sounds continued without opening the door and 'waking up' the car. The sound goes away after 15ish minutes which makes me think its something that keep running whilst the car is in standby until it properly shuts off.
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