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    Default BMW E34 525i - M62 incoming

    Hi,

    I thought some people here might like to see this. My E34 525i from Germany. It's my third E34. My first one was killed by rust, the second one got crashed by a dude i know. He crashed it and a week later I had this one in my driveway, paid by him. Since that, we are kind of best buddies and I have a special connection to this car. So I decided to make something good out of it.

    Changes so far:
    - Rial F1 8.5x17 ET16 and 10x17 ET 29, 15mm spacers all around
    - 215/45 and 235/40 Hankook Evo1
    - Complete M-Technik Bumper kit
    - New original Hella Headlights
    - Red license.. thing on the trunk
    - Red Taillights
    - Lowtec Coilover suspension
    - Many technically repairs

    About to change:
    - Bought a second E34 with a M62B44 in it, where the chassys is totally fucked up by rust. Gonna swap that thing in in winter
    - Get it on some nice 18 inch wheels and lower it more
    - Get a LSD
    - Paint the whole car
    ..more to come.










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    Man that is sweet, really mean look about it, big 4.4 will shock a few people, look forward to the updates on this

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    Sooo nice man. Keen for more.

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    Thanks Dudes

    Tested some Mitos yesterday:




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    Dude! Love it,
    I bought a diamond black e34 last week from germany. Now in the process on importing it to the netherlands. My brother said i needed the reflector thingy between the taillights and after seeing your's im sold!
    Going to find one asap!

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    its called heckblende thomas :-)

    nice ride! love thte mitos


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    Quote Originally Posted by fpsthomas View Post
    Dude! Love it,
    I bought a diamond black e34 last week from germany. Now in the process on importing it to the netherlands. My brother said i needed the reflector thingy between the taillights and after seeing your's im sold!
    Going to find one asap!
    Thanks and good luck with the 34

    The "Heckblende" is still for sale directly from BMW:

    http://www.leebmann24.de/bmw-ersatzt...r=03_0841&vin=

    Used prices aren't much cheaper..
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    Well.. It's done.













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    Havn't posted in a while.. A lot happened.

    Found some RH XD wheels, 8,5x18 and 10x18. I switched the rears to the front and bought a pair of 4,25 for the rears. Now they're 9 and 11x18. Had to do a lot of polishing with these..
    Powdercoated the centers in chrome and then coated them again with black glaze:





    Bought a cheap but complete 4 calpier brake kit from a E32 750i. Sealed them and threw a neochrome coat on them:





    EBC everything:


    Installed additional gauges. Oil-Pressure, Oil-Temp and Volts. Oh, and I got a signature from the man himself - Walter Röhrl


    Did something to the Valve-Covers:


    And now, how it sits (a bit more low will definetly come):





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    Haha, Motorhead. Very descriptive.

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    FMD that's nice! I had just convinced myself to not get an E34 too...

    One question, has the M62 had its timing chain tensioners replaced? It's something that comes up on forums a bit as an issue with the m62.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MkI View Post
    FMD that's nice! I had just convinced myself to not get an E34 too...

    One question, has the M62 had its timing chain tensioners replaced? It's something that comes up on forums a bit as an issue with the m62.
    Haha, I can only recommend these things

    The M62 is designed with a single timing chain with a U-shaped plastic guide rail. That's it's weak spot. It should be replaced between 150k and 200k km. As long as you care about this, you won't have much trouble with it. I chose the M62 because I wanted something that hasn't been in the E34 from factory. Also, the M62 is slightly more aggressive reving than the sluggish M60.
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    You can use an M60 chain kit on non-Vanos M62 engines and just forget about timing part breaking. Also, using M60B40 cylinder heads on a 4.4 will notably increase power.

    Nice build and good luck!

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    Very nice bud! It must a blast to drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krab View Post
    You can use an M60 chain kit on non-Vanos M62 engines and just forget about timing part breaking. Also, using M60B40 cylinder heads on a 4.4 will notably increase power.

    Nice build and good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuts View Post
    Very nice bud! It must a blast to drive.
    Thanks, it is
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