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Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   Yesterday, 04:14 AM
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Posted By 91Champagne
Gary, The car does not. It had the SLS...

Gary,


The car does not. It had the SLS replaced with conventional struts/shocks.
Forum: Feedback / Discussion about www.bmwm5.com and the Messageboard   30th June 2015, 04:33 AM
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Posted By 91Champagne
Having Issues with this Forum

I am having issues logging in. I had to login five separate times before it stuck. I kept getting the welcome message and then being sent back to the main page without being signed in.


I also...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   30th June 2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By 91Champagne
It is not in great shape. One of the reasons the...

It is not in great shape. One of the reasons the car is being parted is because the car was in a rear end collision a long time ago and it was repaired poorly.


All - Sorry for the bad...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   30th June 2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By 91Champagne
I will check when I can get back to the car on...

I will check when I can get back to the car on Wednesday and I will get back to you.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   30th June 2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By 91Champagne
I can't seem to find how to edit my original post...

I can't seem to find how to edit my original post but I've had a change of heart and plan on keeping the mirrors for my '91. Sorry for the tease.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   30th June 2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By 91Champagne
Gary, The transmission shifted very well....

Gary,


The transmission shifted very well. I have no reason to believe it is any anything but the best possible shape.


I am talking to a friend about shipping it to him in New York. If that...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   30th June 2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By 91Champagne
The car did not have a rear sunscreen or a ski...

The car did not have a rear sunscreen or a ski bag.


The steering wheel does have the tri-color stitching. It is in good shape except for some of the stitching has come loose between the top left...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   23rd June 2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By 91Champagne
No, but I wish they were. I think they are still...

No, but I wish they were. I think they are still available from BMW for less than $400 each.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   23rd June 2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By 91Champagne
Parting '93 M5 in California

139k miles on an Alpineweiss II car. Previous owner was a friend and he frankensteined a '91 with a bad body and a '93 with a bad transmission and interior. I bought it from him and drove it back...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   20th June 2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By 91Champagne
S38B38 Timing Cover Leak

I am lucky to have a 3.8 car over here in the US. I have enjoyed my '91 that I have owned just about 5 years now, and I jumped at the chance of owning a 3.8 last year. The car has 144k miles on it. I...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   13th June 2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By 91Champagne
I might consider selling my '94 Euro 3.8. Fjord...

I might consider selling my '94 Euro 3.8. Fjord Grey on dark Alcantara M-cloth interior. I bought it last year since it's a bucket list car for me but I am leaving the county in 2 months and the...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th May 2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,056
Posted By 91Champagne
It looks good. Dirty wheels on fun car is how it...

It looks good. Dirty wheels on fun car is how it should be.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   18th March 2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,053
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: 2,053
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: 2,053
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: 2,053
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: 573
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: 823
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: 720
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: 1,656
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: 616
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: 4,667
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: 581
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: 1,656
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: 4,667
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: 4,667
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: 1,549
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: 620
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: 620
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: 427
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: 427
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: 682
Views: 215,380
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: 756
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: 1,244
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: 1,533
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: 1,533
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: 9,731
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: 190
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Posted By 91Champagne
Gorgeous.

Gorgeous.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   12th October 2014, 08:16 PM
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Views: 1,259
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
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Views: 786
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: 59
Views: 7,333
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: 1,465
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: 4,326
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: 4,326
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: 11
Views: 2,666
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
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Views: 975
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
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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
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Views: 1,950
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
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Views: 1,120
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
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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
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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: 953
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
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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
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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
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Views: 1,323
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
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Views: 1,193
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
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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: 1,193
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
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Views: 1,193
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: 2,295
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: 1,323
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: 1,323
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: 2,295
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: 1,323
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: 7,404
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: 447
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: 6,844
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
Replies: 84
Views: 12,501
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: 5,759
Posted By 91Champagne
Which car?

Which car?
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th April 2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,755
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: 20,390
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.
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