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After 3 years of owning my 91 3.6, it had a little breakdown (84000 Miles)

The clutch slave cylinder packed up and drank all the fluid. Might be the master cyl, so I'm having Bmw replace both plus pipes.

Also time for a diff oil change....

Quoted approx £500 for the lot (bit pricey but I don't have the facilities to do it myself).... so... all in all.. one of the most reliable and cheapest car I've owned yet :)

When I bought it I was expecting a few trauma's during ownership, it being a highly strung M car, but I'm amazed at how little trouble it is.

Only trouble is... that M5 cabrio in the basement ..... I want it.......:biggrinbounce:

It's my new desktop picture... I could put up with a little chassis flex for a beast that looks that good :)
 

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Hi Ratty , good to see you back , even if the circumstances aren't ideal ....

Something had to wear out eventually , although I love to hear of your positive outlook re your car , as too much reading of all of the horror stories on forums like this can give an unrealistic impression of these solid , well engineered cars !

Did you not look at the Independent Specialist thread to see if there may be a decent workshop close to you ?
 

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Hehe, How about we al club together and buy the cabriolet.....make 'em an offer they can't refuse :) It'd be the best loved e34 on the planet

Hi Dav, the stealer's only 4 miles from me and I don't know a recommend Independant near Newbury.
I do all the service work myself which saves a small fortune, and means when I do have to pay the stealer, i'ts not quite so painful lol

Must say, Dick lovett in Hungerford have the best parts dept I've ever dealt with. They have a top attitude towards the customer and the cars..not often i wax lyrical but they do deserve it. The Service dept seems ok, tho it wasn't much of a test..only simple stuff this time but so far it all works.
I booked it in on monday, took it in on wednesday morning and got it back at 5:30pm..
I had a hire car delivered to me at work, courtesy of the AA, expecting it to be a couple of days. I put 10.4 miles on the hire car and gave it back lol. (Some awful little Peugeot thing...silver...black wheels..you know the sort ;) Was only too glad to give it back :)
It did make the clutch on the M5 seem a bit heavy..Jeez...haha...I could hardly feel the clutch on the Pug.
The stealer relieved me of £500, tho I'll be getting £50 back I think. They charged me twice for brake fluid and bleeding the clutch....Stealers eh?
 
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