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Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th July 2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By 91Champagne
Good advice, I will check the tension on mine out.

Good advice, I will check the tension on mine out.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th July 2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,938
Posted By 91Champagne
These are the types of progress updates that I...

These are the types of progress updates that I love to see. Lots of attention to keeping the systems healthy, clean and well maintained!
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   23rd June 2016, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By 91Champagne
I do, send me an email: trevorgre at gmail dot...

I do, send me an email: trevorgre at gmail dot com


Trevor
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   10th June 2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By 91Champagne
Looks great! I grew up in Reston but brought mine...

Looks great! I grew up in Reston but brought mine out to California when I moved here two years ago. I will be back in town next week, I'll keep an eye out.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th June 2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,435
Posted By 91Champagne
Excellent posts Eero. Very good information,...

Excellent posts Eero. Very good information, thank you.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   4th June 2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2,352
  Sticky: Picture thread
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Posted By 91Champagne
Excellent pictures!

Excellent pictures!
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th April 2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 15
  Tuneup!
Views: 788
Posted By 91Champagne
It always feels good to get on a new-to-you car...

It always feels good to get on a new-to-you car and do these simple fixes.


I am on the Naval Base in Ventura County and have access to a shop with lifts if you ever want to swing out this way....
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   11th April 2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By 91Champagne
Prices?

Prices?
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   14th March 2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,949
Posted By 91Champagne
Great update. Do you have more pictures of the...

Great update. Do you have more pictures of the car? It is what my car would have looked like from the factory, though its very different now.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   10th March 2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 23,162
Posted By 91Champagne
Calypso is a great color, but I would keep it how...

Calypso is a great color, but I would keep it how it is. Not many Daytona Violet cars running around. It is very early 90s - in a good way.

Before dying those seats, I would try to clean them...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   10th March 2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By 91Champagne
There are still parts cars out there. Not as many...

There are still parts cars out there. Not as many as a few years ago, and there probably won't be many by 2020, but for now there are lots of spares floating around. I have two spare engines that I...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   10th March 2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By 91Champagne
There are still parts cars out there. Not as many...

There are still parts cars out there. Not as many as a few years ago, and there probably won't be many by 2020, but for now there are lots of spares floating around. I have two spare engines that I...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   8th March 2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By 91Champagne
Would you be able to post pictures of the front...

Would you be able to post pictures of the front half of the console and the glovebox and driver's kick panel/under dash piece?

I am really hesitant because I don't want to spend the money and then...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   29th February 2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,734
Posted By 91Champagne
Probably 255/40/17. We will see. I am no tire...

Probably 255/40/17. We will see. I am no tire expert.

I would not need wider wheels. 230RWTQ on a good day means that going wider is just adding rotating mass, unsprung weight, wind and rolling...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th February 2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,734
Posted By 91Champagne
That looks a lot better. I really think that all...

That looks a lot better. I really think that all M5s should have the contrasting lowers. Any consideration for shadow line and euro trim? Blacking out the chrome window trim is a must, IMO.

It is...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th February 2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 808
Posted By 91Champagne
The car looks great! Condition trumps mileage for...

The car looks great! Condition trumps mileage for me these days. Post up some more pictures.

I am out in Oxnard/Ventura. We should organize a LA meet. There are a lot of E34 M5 owners around.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd February 2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,734
Posted By 91Champagne
The car looks like it is right at home. Keep us...

The car looks like it is right at home. Keep us updated.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   6th February 2016, 04:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,341
Posted By 91Champagne
The fact that you are asking is answer enough.

The fact that you are asking is answer enough.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   4th February 2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By 91Champagne
Thanks for the heads up. I am going to wait until...

Thanks for the heads up. I am going to wait until I find a full champagne interior, or at least most of one. I have had one bad experience with dye and right now I would rather wait and see if I get...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   30th January 2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By 91Champagne
Would anyone be able to measure the spacing of...

Would anyone be able to measure the spacing of the rear caliper's mounting bolts? How far apart are they?
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   28th January 2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By 91Champagne
I would be curious to know the weights of a 18x8...

I would be curious to know the weights of a 18x8 square setup.

Very cool idea to keep the Throwing Star and Turbine but make a 3-piece wheel around them.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   27th January 2016, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,500
Posted By 91Champagne
Bump for engine! I will be back in California in...

Bump for engine! I will be back in California in two months if anyone wants to come by and see the engine.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   27th January 2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By 91Champagne
Bump!

Bump!
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   25th January 2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By 91Champagne
Thanks for taking the time out to both weigh all...

Thanks for taking the time out to both weigh all of the engines and to explain how you have cut weight.

It is great to see more data compiled that will help us improve these cars as we maintain...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th January 2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,028
Posted By 91Champagne
It did. It was purchased from EAG (can still be...

It did. It was purchased from EAG (can still be seen on their website if you use google), lived in AZ, moved to Baltimore, MD with the same owner, and that is who I bought it from in Oct '14.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th January 2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By 91Champagne
All of the floating rotors I am seeing are much...

All of the floating rotors I am seeing are much more expensive than stock. I am going to look into them, but the bang might not be worth the buck.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   19th January 2016, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By 91Champagne
I have been reading up a bit on the UUC stuff....

I have been reading up a bit on the UUC stuff. They look like good kits, and the way they put together Wilwood calipers and OE BMW floating rotors is a good way to get a lot of performance for the...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   17th January 2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By 91Champagne
Lighter Brakes

Following in Greg/91FIM5's footsteps, I want to modify my M5 the way I would have wanted it from the factory. I want it to be lighter, simpler, and with more aggressive driving characteristics and...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   9th January 2016, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By 91Champagne
I've been away from my E34s for five months, and...

I've been away from my E34s for five months, and it is a nice little luxury to be able to spend some time drinking coffee and looking through all of the work you guys are doing all over the place.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   3rd January 2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,252
Posted By 91Champagne
Good to see! What made you finally get to it...

Good to see! What made you finally get to it after all of this time?
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th December 2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,047
Posted By 91Champagne
Bump for more debate!

Bump for more debate!
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   27th December 2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By 91Champagne
$143 for a Bosch pump sounds like a very...

$143 for a Bosch pump sounds like a very reasonable price to me. Mine is running fine, but I should take my own advice. Sounds like a cheap way to reasonably eliminate one variable.

Maybe I should...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th December 2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,493
Posted By 91Champagne
I am fairly certain that this car is now in...

I am fairly certain that this car is now in Glendale, CA and is being/has been parted out.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th December 2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By 91Champagne
Here is a Bosch fuel pump for $160: BMW Fuel...

Here is a Bosch fuel pump for $160:

BMW Fuel Pump - Bosch 69491 - Free Shipping (http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/29550/Fuel-Pump-16141181354/)

These things are easy to install. There is an...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   26th December 2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By 91Champagne
Merry Christmas guys.

Merry Christmas guys.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   25th December 2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By 91Champagne
l would agree.

l would agree.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   24th December 2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,331
Posted By 91Champagne
Previous buyer fell through - back up for sale.

Previous buyer fell through - back up for sale.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd December 2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By 91Champagne
I met him a few months ago and sold him those...

I met him a few months ago and sold him those Throwing Star covers. He seemed like an intelligent guy who might try and sell a few sets once he has his set up on his car as a model.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd November 2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,150
Posted By 91Champagne
That side by side pictures is more proof to me...

That side by side pictures is more proof to me that, not only does the E34 M5 do it so well, but that the 70s, 80s and early 90s cars are BMWs best examples of subtle aggression. I would feel like a...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   22nd November 2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,526
Posted By 91Champagne
I am looking forward to hearing your impressions...

I am looking forward to hearing your impressions once it is all finished. Keep us updated with pictures 'n stuff.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   15th November 2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,416
Posted By 91Champagne
I would add an oil pump to the list, as well as...

I would add an oil pump to the list, as well as send the injectors out to be tested and refurbished if necessary, and also to replace all vacuum lines and intake system gaskets and seals while the...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   5th November 2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 16,693
Posted By 91Champagne
I feel like working through something like this...

I feel like working through something like this is an inevitability for anybody that takes cars seriously. I am comfortable working on almost everything except for the rotating assembly/head, but I...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   25th October 2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,150
Posted By 91Champagne
No, my '91 is my DD, though it looks better in...

No, my '91 is my DD, though it looks better in the shade.


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5763/22462483201_01f3ca6a9a_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AdW6F8)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/AdW6F8) by Trevor...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   6th September 2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By 91Champagne
We did do the rear at the same time. It could be...

We did do the rear at the same time. It could be done incrementally but I would do it all at once. In my mind, both EDC and SLS are overrated, leaky, expensive, heavy gimmicks and it is best to rip...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   6th September 2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,520
Posted By 91Champagne
Where are you from, and are you sure that your...

Where are you from, and are you sure that your 540i has EDC suspension? In the US, only the M-Sports had EDC suspension and they are much more rare than the standard 540i/6.


You will need the...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   6th September 2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,500
Posted By 91Champagne
Sorry but I am gone and most of the car has been...

Sorry but I am gone and most of the car has been stripped and put into storage or already sold. When I get back, I will do an inventory and list what I have left for sale.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   18th August 2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 17,604
Posted By 91Champagne
Awesome thread. Very useful information....

Awesome thread. Very useful information. Hopefully one day I will follow in your footsteps.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   18th August 2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,405
Posted By 91Champagne
Where did you find that interior? Damn, I'm...

Where did you find that interior? Damn, I'm jealous. If you decide to part with it, let me know.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   4th August 2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,047
Posted By 91Champagne
The logical answer is always to start with a...

The logical answer is always to start with a lighter chassis, but there is something about the E34 M5 that makes me not think logically.


In reality I could do very easily with a simple couple. A...
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   4th August 2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,047
Posted By 91Champagne
I'd say NA, light and simple.

I'd say NA, light and simple.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   28th July 2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By 91Champagne
Intake Plenum - Media Blasted and ready for paint - $200

I have an intake plenum that came with an engine I bought a few years ago. The previous owner had it media blasted in preparation for paint but never painted it. If anyone is looking for a spare or...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   28th July 2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,500
Posted By 91Champagne
Transmission has sold.

Transmission has sold.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   25th July 2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,433
Posted By 91Champagne
Still looking.

Still looking.
Forum: E34 M5 Discussion   24th July 2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,815
Posted By 91Champagne
I remember drooling over that car when I first...

I remember drooling over that car when I first saw it a few years ago. I was looking into how much it would be to ship it to VA. Funny how that works out. Well done.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   24th July 2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,500
Posted By 91Champagne
Shockwave - Sorry but I forgot. I will have to...

Shockwave - Sorry but I forgot. I will have to check when I am back at the car, which will be on the 1st.

Missano - The steering box has 89k miles on it. It was swapped into the car at the same...
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   16th July 2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,500
Posted By 91Champagne
The transmission is back up for sale. I will make...

The transmission is back up for sale. I will make a dedicated ad for it when I get back from a trip.
Forum: M5 E34 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   2nd July 2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,500
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
Replies: 0
Views: 398
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: 28
Views: 2,500
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: 28
Views: 2,500
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: 28
Views: 2,500
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: 28
Views: 2,500
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: 28
Views: 2,500
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: 28
Views: 2,500
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: 28
Views: 2,500
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: 510
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: 1,923
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: 5,741
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: 31
Views: 3,028
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: 31
Views: 3,028
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: 31
Views: 3,028
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: 31
Views: 3,028
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: 820
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: 1,227
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: 2
Views: 1,331
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...
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