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E34 M5 (1988-1995)

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Old 09-23-2013, 04:53 PM
lukasd lukasd is offline
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Mein Auto: '91 M5
Hello

Picked up a new-to-me '91 M5 a few weeks ago. Good clean car with solid compression, but needs a little TLC here and there. Right now in the midst of a shifter rebuild and a valve job... plus a million other small projects. Wanted to say hello.

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Old 09-24-2013, 04:27 PM
gahawkins gahawkins is offline
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Mein Auto: 1991 M5
Hello! I have owned a '91 M5 (White) for the last 10 years and have come to love it, as you will no doubt. Please keep us updated on progress. Always glad to answer as well as ask questions! Mine has now 145,000 miles. Best -Gil
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:14 PM
lukasd lukasd is offline
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Thanks! She's still on stands in the garage as to get to the shifter linkage and bushings I had to drop the cat, the heatshields, and front half of the driveshaft. When someone says you can rebuild the whole shifter while reaching around the driveshaft it's all lies. Lies.

I dropped the cat (after fighting all the rusted bolts) and had to lower the tranny a few inches to get enough clearance to take out and re-fit the whole shifter assembly and all the bushings. Valve cover is getting powdercoated as it was rather craptastic looking and eventually the intake plenum will get a coat of nice flat paint.

So far I've done

- motor mounts
- rear dog-bones
- shifter rebuild
- plugs
- valve adjustment (in progress)
- new m5 airbox (replaced the hack-job 525i that came with the car)
- new fan shroud
- replaced front swaybar endlinks
- new trunk struts
- powdercoat valve cover, new plug wire covers
- coolant level sensor
- replaced missing grille badge (added at least another 50hp!)
- new air filter
- new intake elbow

Soon to do:
- oil pan gasket
- new radiator hoses
- alignment
- tranny and diff fluid change
- fix A/C
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