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Old 04-12-2005, 09:54 AM
MartPigFace MartPigFace is offline
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I have a 1994 E34 525iX and would like some advice, please!

The rear of the car lists slightly to one side, which I assume means the rear shocks need replacing. I have had a look and they look like they're self-levelling, in which case why does it list? Is it a bump rubber or some other part that needs replacing?

Leading on from that, how hard is it to replace the self-levellers with ordinary shocks? I understand I'd have to remove all the pipework from the power-steering unit backwards, plug the pipes and bleed the power steering? Apart from time and effort, is this a major drama or can I do it myself?

Any advice would be well received.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-12-2005, 10:38 AM
PhilH PhilH is offline
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From a previous E34 owner, here's a link to a good E34 board (I wonder how many times I've made this recommendation? )
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Old 04-20-2005, 06:52 AM
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Ooooooh, 525ix...I'm jealous! No such thing here in the States, although I wish there was. Have you tried this website by John G. Burns? Lots of info and there is a message board that is for UK and European owners. Cheers!

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