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Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   18th March 2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By 91Champagne
I chose to register it in VA because it is...

I chose to register it in VA because it is cheaper and it is an option for me since I am active duty and stationed out here. The car had a DOT supplied VIN placard and the paperwork so the only...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th March 2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By 91Champagne
Yes, it is. Here are some older pictures. ...

Yes, it is. Here are some older pictures.

http://enthusiastauto.com/qsearch/?id=560&form_display=51
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th March 2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By 91Champagne
It is Fjord Grey over dark Alcantara M-Cloth....

It is Fjord Grey over dark Alcantara M-Cloth. 144k miles and needs a few small things including an engine detail (cosmoline), VCG and timing cover seals, some misc. maintenance and maybe some...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   15th March 2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By 91Champagne
I bought a '94 3.8 in October and had it shipped...

I bought a '94 3.8 in October and had it shipped out here to Ventura County late last year. It's in overall good shape but could use a little attention here and there, so one thing I want to do is...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th January 2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By 91Champagne
I don't know about chain stretch, but I know that...

I don't know about chain stretch, but I know that it is very common for oil pump bumps to back all of the way out on the M60. It is well documented over in the E34 section of other BMW forums.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th January 2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By 91Champagne
The coilovers are welded on after cutting about...

The coilovers are welded on after cutting about 2'' (normally) off of the strut housing. Doesn't that increase the overall suspension travel and negate most of the points above?
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   6th January 2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By 91Champagne
S38B36 For Sale in Virginia

I bought this engine from a friend last year. He had had two E34 M5s and pieced them together since they both had a few issues. He started with a '91 M5 with 82k miles on it. It ran rough but pulled...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th December 2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By 91Champagne
Interesting test. I will have to try that and...

Interesting test. I will have to try that and also the fluid change. I have Redline MTL in mine and it does not grind, but the shifts into second are very notchy.

Again, I am going to support...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th December 2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By 91Champagne
That is such a good color. Welcome!

That is such a good color.

Welcome!
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th December 2014, 08:51 AM
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Views: 4,313
Posted By 91Champagne
Lot's of good info here. Keep it coming.

Lot's of good info here. Keep it coming.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   13th December 2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By 91Champagne
I got your message. I will call tomorrow. ...

I got your message. I will call tomorrow.

Trevor
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   10th December 2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By 91Champagne
I would swap it out. Not only is $2k too much...

I would swap it out. Not only is $2k too much money to spend when you can install a good used unit, but I don't see the value in keeping it original if the original is prone to failure.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th December 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,313
Posted By 91Champagne
It is great that you are committed to tinkering...

It is great that you are committed to tinkering and getting the appropriate data so we can all learn. I'm looking forward to the results.

As for the 02 sensors, clearly I am out of my league. I...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   8th December 2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,313
Posted By 91Champagne
As far as I know, 02 sensors are very important...

As far as I know, 02 sensors are very important for maintaining proper A/F ratio and proper performance.

I have felt very noticeable improvements in performance and economy when replacing worn 02...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   11th November 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By 91Champagne
Anything can be done with the right amount of...

Anything can be done with the right amount of fabrication.

VAC makes adapters for the E34 to be able to run Sparco, Recaro, and other brands of sports seats. They cost $220 per side.

I know of...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th November 2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By 91Champagne
No, I don't know which companies are good in...

No, I don't know which companies are good in Europe. I have only used US suppliers.

Post up some pictures of it now. It's better to appreciate the after if you've seen the before.

Trevor
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th November 2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By 91Champagne
Miguel, You responded to a thread that I...

Miguel,

You responded to a thread that I have in the classifieds section. I will have to check but I do think that I have these parts.

However, many of these trim pieces are still available new...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th November 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By 91Champagne
Thanks for the reply Tony. I would pull it...

Thanks for the reply Tony.

I would pull it out while draining the oil and head to a hardware store with it but I let my friend take my E39 to Vegas to meet a girl so I will be stranded at the...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th November 2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By 91Champagne
Head Drain Plug next to chain tensioner?

I have an oil leak from what appears to be a drain plug for the head next to the chain tensioner.

It is a plug that take a 6 or 7mm allen key if memory serves. I have had a hard time finding...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   4th November 2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 211,622
Posted By 91Champagne
WBSHC91020GD64291 is alive in the United States....

WBSHC91020GD64291 is alive in the United States. Do we have any information on this car?
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   29th October 2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By 91Champagne
Where did you find those stock figures? I...

Where did you find those stock figures?

I know that the Bentley has the other E34s but not the M5s.

I would not be suprised if the HRs left it higher that stock. The stock ride height looks...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   29th October 2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By 91Champagne
You can't expect a return on the value of the car...

You can't expect a return on the value of the car proportional to what you put into the engine. If that is true for a Ferrari or air cooled 911 then it is surely true for a E34 M5.

If it were me...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   29th October 2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Posted By 91Champagne
I can't agree. How many owners have openned their...

I can't agree. How many owners have openned their engines after having them rebuilt? I have no data, but I would say only a very small minority. This would have gone unnoticed by the majority of us...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th October 2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Posted By 91Champagne
That is wild. If you want something right...

That is wild.

If you want something right you have to do it yourself.

I am much more often disappointed in professional work than I am pleased with it.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   25th October 2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,368
Posted By 91Champagne
Good read! Keep the pictures and updates coming.

Good read! Keep the pictures and updates coming.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th October 2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 93,530
Posted By 91Champagne
Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th October 2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,172
Posted By 91Champagne
The age old consideration of performance versus...

The age old consideration of performance versus longevity.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   7th October 2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By 91Champagne
Looks great! I need to do the same to mine. I...

Looks great! I need to do the same to mine. I don't know enough about paint and body work though so I am afraid of getting taken advantage of.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   29th September 2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,446
Posted By 91Champagne
Looks good! My car came from the factory with the...

Looks good! My car came from the factory with the same color combination, though I have had to swap the interior over to black and the paint is not nearly in as good shape as yours. Mine has 203k on...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   6th September 2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By 91Champagne
Please post more pictures. Welcome

Please post more pictures. Welcome
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   17th August 2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,217
Posted By 91Champagne
Where do you find the lines that you are using...

Where do you find the lines that you are using for the power steering?

I am replacing the M5 power steering pump with one from a 535i, and swapping out the metal reservoir for a plastic 535i unit...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   17th August 2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,217
Posted By 91Champagne
Where do you find the lines you have pictured for...

Where do you find the lines you have pictured for the power steering? I am replacing the original SLS power steering pump in the M5 with one from a 535i, and the way I have the lines arranged looks...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th August 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,951
Posted By 91Champagne
That is a great story. Post up some more...

That is a great story.

Post up some more pictures.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th August 2014, 09:05 PM
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Posted By 91Champagne
That valve cover looks nice.

That valve cover looks nice.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   2nd August 2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By 91Champagne
Sorry but I do not. They sold in February. ...

Sorry but I do not. They sold in February.

Trevor
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   8th July 2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,094
Posted By 91Champagne
I am into mine for probably $8,000. Purchase...

I am into mine for probably $8,000. Purchase price was only $4200.

I have been very careful with spending money, and a lot of what the car has needed has been cheap.

I have about knocked out...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   23rd June 2014, 06:51 AM
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Posted By 91Champagne
Wow, champagne is the best. I wish my car's...

Wow, champagne is the best. I wish my car's interior would have been salvageable.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   17th June 2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By 91Champagne
I have a spare stock shifter sitting around. If...

I have a spare stock shifter sitting around. If you want something to throw in it while you work on the MM shifter, send me a PM. I would only ask that you cover shipping back when you are finished...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   17th June 2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,100
Posted By 91Champagne
Very interesting ideas. These are things that I...

Very interesting ideas. These are things that I would like to do, but I am not sure if I am at the level of mechanical prowess and inginuity to pull them off well.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   10th June 2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By 91Champagne
I have dealt with intermittently failing fuel...

I have dealt with intermittently failing fuel pumps in both my old E34 540i and my M5. It happened first in the 540i/6 that I had years ago and it really tried my patience. It did throw the CEL and...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   21st May 2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,249
Posted By 91Champagne
I own 5310. All of our cars probably spent a few...

I own 5310. All of our cars probably spent a few weeks together twenty-some years ago.

As before Mario, I am interested in the whole car. I really enjoy parting them out.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th May 2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By 91Champagne
I have to disagree with you there, Nik. I would...

I have to disagree with you there, Nik. I would wager that my 200+k mile car puts down within 5% of a sub 50k mile car, both being equal. Maybe I can find somebody to run on the same dyno on the same...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th May 2014, 07:10 PM
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Posted By 91Champagne
Keep the good pictures coming.

Keep the good pictures coming.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th May 2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By 91Champagne
I am not a professional mechanic but I do...

I am not a professional mechanic but I do maintain my own cars. Everything that I have done on my car I have been taught how to do by an enthusiast in person or by an enthusiast online. Compared to...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th May 2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By 91Champagne
We should do another local meet in the next few...

We should do another local meet in the next few months. I really like the sound of that show in San Diego in October that Jim was talking about. Vintage?

Those pictures are good but they still...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th May 2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By 91Champagne
Do you go by CarlfromBoston on bimmerforums? If...

Do you go by CarlfromBoston on bimmerforums? If so, I read your thread on the revalve of the Bilsteins. I almost went for it but ended up selling the car. Now I am in the same position and I don't...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th May 2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By 91Champagne
Normally I would agree but your car clearly...

Normally I would agree but your car clearly stands out. I did not take any pictures because I assumed that somebody would be posting up some better, higher quality pictures on here that I could steal.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th May 2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,249
Posted By 91Champagne
Reread the last page =(

Reread the last page =(
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th May 2014, 06:41 AM
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Posted By 91Champagne
Well presented car in a great color. Calypso red...

Well presented car in a great color. Calypso red is one of the best. I wish it were a more common color on M5s.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th May 2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By 91Champagne
Surely one of us has pictures of Brian's and the...

Surely one of us has pictures of Brian's and the other E34s there.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   18th May 2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,168
Posted By 91Champagne
Pictures from Bimmerfest West in Pasadena, CA

It was good to see some of you again, and good to meet others for the first time. I am not much of a photographer but snapped a few pictures of the twin turbo M5 that used to be owned by a member...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th May 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,161
Posted By 91Champagne
You make a great point Raymond. I would much...

You make a great point Raymond. I would much rather deal with rehabilitating a few bits in the engine bay than rust. All other things being equal, a clean chassis is more important to me than a car...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th May 2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By 91Champagne
The rubber in the stock upper shock mounts may...

The rubber in the stock upper shock mounts may help with noise and vibration a little, but if you had a bad ride I would say it is far more likely that the valving/spring rates on your coilovers were...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th May 2014, 11:32 PM
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Views: 1,279
Posted By 91Champagne
I am not an authority on coilovers. Use google...

I am not an authority on coilovers. Use google and you will find a lot of information on them.

If you end up getting shocks/struts, I would avoid Bilstein and get some Konis.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th May 2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,161
Posted By 91Champagne
Looks great but I would rather have a driver and...

Looks great but I would rather have a driver and $20,000 in the bank.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th May 2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,279
Posted By 91Champagne
Is it the stick SLS right now? Is the system...

Is it the stick SLS right now? Is the system healthy?

You say it is harsh, but IMO stock is too soft.

I have been happy with HR and Koni adjustables. I would avoid Bilstein Sports.

If you...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th May 2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,249
Posted By 91Champagne
I am sorry to hear that another car might be...

I am sorry to hear that another car might be going down, but it is the economic truth that these cars are not worth fixing after a serious accident - especially given how many clean cars remain...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   7th May 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By 91Champagne
I am planning on coming with my beater. I might...

I am planning on coming with my beater. I might have to leave it outside the gates =p
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   4th May 2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,606
Posted By 91Champagne
The turbines look great. They are something that...

The turbines look great. They are something that only a true E34 nerd would appreciate =p

I really like the look of the 16s though. That combined with the lack of badges and the car is a sleeper -...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   6th April 2014, 10:09 PM
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Posted By 91Champagne
Thanks for sharing. I hope to be able to do this...

Thanks for sharing. I hope to be able to do this sort of thing in the future.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   6th April 2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,665
Posted By 91Champagne
Which car?

Which car?
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th April 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,689
Posted By 91Champagne
This is evidence of cultural differences that...

This is evidence of cultural differences that cover far more than just buying car parts.

Whenever I see a car that really stands out from the rest, I can usually assume that it comes from northern...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th April 2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 19,782
Posted By 91Champagne
What is your interpretation of those pictures? ...

What is your interpretation of those pictures?

Do all of those surfaces look relatively healthy to you? If somebody were to force me to answer I would say that it all looks very good.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th April 2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,828
Posted By 91Champagne
I've been debating on what to do with my lowers...

I've been debating on what to do with my lowers and those two pictures just sold me. Brighter is the way to go.

Keep the updates and pictures coming Diego. I am learning a lot reading through this...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   28th March 2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,692
Posted By 91Champagne
No, but I do have three media blasted throwing...

No, but I do have three media blasted throwing stars that are ready for paint.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   19th March 2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,692
Posted By 91Champagne
I am away from my parts for the next few weeks. I...

I am away from my parts for the next few weeks. I have a set of aftermarket resonators but don't know the brand off of the top of my head. I might be parting out a car with a full mandrel bent...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   18th March 2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,692
Posted By 91Champagne
I just sold the spare DME a few months ago as...

I just sold the spare DME a few months ago as well as the original cats.

From the items in this thread I still have the long block. I have since come into a bunch of other parts including a LSD,...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   25th January 2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By 91Champagne
M-Systems Needing Refinish

I have these wheels off of my '91 M5. They are not bent and I had no issues with them but they are curbed up a bit and are obviously in need of paint. This is a great, cheap set ready for somebody to...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   20th January 2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,692
Posted By 91Champagne
I do not have them, they sold a while ago.

I do not have them, they sold a while ago.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th January 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 675
Views: 211,622
Posted By 91Champagne
This car has been parted out. The interior is in...

This car has been parted out. The interior is in my recently purchased '93, the 80k mile drivetrain is in the garage, and the rest has been or is being sold.

WBSHD9314MBK05095
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   29th December 2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By 91Champagne
I think you have found what you were looking for...

I think you have found what you were looking for but I have a full set of the grau bird's eye trim that I am about to throw up for sale from a '93 M5.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th December 2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 675
Views: 211,622
Posted By 91Champagne
I took over ownership of BK06632 day before...

I took over ownership of BK06632 day before yesterday. It is in excellent mechanical condition with some mediocre body work having been done to it a few years ago. The transmission and black interior...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th October 2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,624
Posted By 91Champagne
I don't have any experience with E34 M5 tourings,...

I don't have any experience with E34 M5 tourings, but I do have experiences with my M5 sedan and my best friend's touring. The touring feels like a small, tight car when maintained well. It is just...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   16th September 2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,640
Posted By 91Champagne
If you have a black or dove grey interior, I...

If you have a black or dove grey interior, I would replace all of the door panels with '95 gathered leather panels. The quality is much better. They have wood trim so if your existing interior does...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   11th June 2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,016
Posted By 91Champagne
Those V8s are swapped into every brand of car for...

Those V8s are swapped into every brand of car for a reason. They are excellent engines. It is something surely worth considering, though I don't think that I would go with a crate engine. $9,000 is...
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