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      09-23-2023, 06:52 PM   #1
BMW enthusiast since 2004

Drives: E65 730d, F10 520d, E34 520i
Join Date: May 2022
Location: Finland

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My 520iA '91

I've had many E34's in the past and co worker wanted to buy my ex. E46 316Ti and this was sale at same time. Rust wise it was good for Finnish market so I had to crab it. Just basic M50B20 with not many extras, Air conditioning at least.

When I bought it:

Some fault that was found just by looking:

Oil leak was mainly leaking oil filter housing but some ps lines are leaking also. Gonna order all new. Steering box is also leaking and wanna retrofit servotronic as wiring is already there.

I had these 351's laying around, so I put them on:

Bought "some" parts for suspension + coilovers

Subframe bushings replaced

Bought sport steering wheel and cruise control to retrofit also

Test setup was with v8 bowden cable with some zipties. Cruise works.

Ordered correct bowden cable and bracket to get clean install

Sorry for long first post. Still lot of plans with this one. Would like to get SC kit but they are quite expensive. Bigger engine is another option, but currently I don't have place to make such project so we will see. Soon it's time for winter hibernation and time to order some parts. AC is not working atm as it's empty and R12 system, gonna upgrade it to R134a.

Some To Do:
- Get some better wheels for next summer
- Get ac working
- Bigger brakes (already made a deal of e38 728i front calipers)
- White indicators
- RE85?
- Drivers side door panel
- Needs polishing
- Rocker panel rust issues are going to be fixed soon
- Front fog light retrofit
- Gotta fix glove box (parts already ordered)
- Power steering lines leaking+ servotronic retrofit
- Instrument cluster needs new display

Last edited by zener; 09-23-2023 at 07:04 PM..
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