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post #31 of 35 Old 25th March 2017, 02:04 AM
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I've been aware of the design edition model for a few years, and it's been at the top of my list of E30s just under the M3 since I discovered them. To be able to have my M3 and still enjoy her car is terrific, but to be able to talk about and work on cars with her is even better. Only took me 12 years, but she started off completely indifferent to cars in general, so I'd say I've done well. If Ms. Bleedsblue is supportive of your enjoyment of these cars, I'd say you've done very well yourself... and your collection might get twice as good before too long.


Even so, it'll be less of a collection and more of a good pairing: you two are literally on your way to a "collection"! I'll admit I had no idea all of your babies, sans the '94 M3, rested outside! They are all always so damn clean in pictures...

I'm note sure I'll get mine to ever get truly dirty, but she's been more and more into cars, and developing her own taste and preference, for the past few years (just hit 8 years together!). She's currently hot on R107s, which I'm definitely okay with. I'd like to get into one of those with a nice body and interior, and give it a sympathetic mechanical restoration with her.

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post #32 of 35 Old 18th May 2017, 08:19 PM
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Well I'm house searching now, so selling the P-car will pay off (literally); and as you know, I just had to get BK06091 back in the meantime. It's snowing today in Colorado, which made me think of my friend in Ontario

In for updates on ze fleet!

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In my effort to live up to your rather lofty expectations, I managed to acquire two more cars over the last few days: a 1984 533i and a 1988 325ix.

The 533i was a very nice car when it was new, but we found it in the garage it had been parked in for 20 years with an engine bay full of rodent nests and smelling appropriately. It was very rusty when it was parked back then with 227,000 km on it, but it has a great interior and a lot of parts we needed.

The 325ix has a great story I'll write soon. A Japanese market car with 88,000 km in stunning condition. Just needs a new sport pacific blue houndstooth cloth seat and a heavy detail to be show worthy. Picture attached.
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Well, you never disappoint

That ix looks clean, even pre-detail!

My neighbor just picked up a crazy cool car you'd appreciate: M20 525i M Sport, also JDM import; slick top, blue cloth, auto (eh), 90k km. SO COOL!

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Time for a long overdue update. I'm working with no budget after the acquisition of my 325iX, so the majority of my project list for this car has been on hold out of necessity; taking on an ambitious E28 520i project car hasn't left me with much free time, either.

Up until recently I've been slowing collecting some of the parts this car needs to bring it to an even more presentable level cosmetically. Some of the plastic in the engine bay is cracked, for example, and I've finally been able to source replacements for all of it. One of the areas in need of attention is the positive battery post, which I'm not looking forward to changing out. I'm elated that I was able to source a genuine like new N.L.A. harness cover to replace my cracked one; I can also confirm that the still available 540i part does in fact work perfectly if you cut the plastic to match the M5 profile.

I'm seriously contemplating removing the strut tower brace that came with the car which has caused crush damage to the hood liner. I'd love to replace the hood liner, but that is a $300 proposition I just can't justify at the moment. I found pairs of proper period small and large strut tower caps, so when the strut tower brace is finally gone I can return it fully back to stock. The plan is to research the value of the brace to determine if it can be sold to fund the majority of the hood liner replacement. It's a rare period correct piece in excellent condition.

The Japanese H.I.D. lighting (which I can't stand due to how poor the light it outputs is for visibility) started acting up, which was motivating me to replace the headlight assemblies with stock units until the A.B.S. system started acting up as well. That pointed to a voltage issue, which was confirmed when the onboard computer was unlocked and set to read the voltage at the battery. Turns out the voltage regulator is shot, which has left the car immobile until I can get it repaired.

Once the voltage regular is repaired, the car will get new belts, spark plugs, and a valve adjustment. I'd also love to track down a weird issue with the car that occurs about a minute after it's started and last for about as long, where the exhaust note drops dramatically and the car feels down on power. I'm pretty sure it's related to the emissions control system, but I have more reading to do before I have a grasp of even where to start looking.

I've learned just how rare the fabric in my interior is in this excellent condition, so I've been keeping it covered to prevent staining from clothing. The Amaretta bolsters have developed odd light creases in them from the fabric tugging on them when I'm sitting in the seat. I plan to try carefully steaming those out with a hand steamer and distilled water.

Finally, I've been thoroughly enjoying owning this car, to the point where it's easily become a close second after my E36 M3. I know now from experience that not all E34 M5s were created equal, but my car is unquestionably one of the good ones, and it's staying with me for as long as I can hang onto it.



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