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Old 01-03-2012, 08:24 PM
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All E34 facelift sedans from 93ish onwards in euroland had the widegrills. only the touring kept the narrow grills to differentiate the M60s from the M50s which BMW felt it needed to do (or they just had left over narrow grills to move if you ask the skeptics), while the M50 sedans got the wide grills.

No such thing as a M530i, but an ///M badge was a dealer option. was one of the first years that the dealer offered the ///M badge regardless of if it had any ///M options. you can still do that today, though usually it is in place of the model number.

Furthermore, most "M540i" arent really M540i either. the real ones have manual transmissions, which from memory only 1200 or so units worldwide, and not all of those are M540i as well (I am pretty confident im right about this last point, but i havent had the time to get as clued up on the E34 as I am the E30 so dont hold me to it)
Hey thanks for the clarity. I am learning as I go. When I bought my 94 530 it had a M badge on it. I didnt know the difference either way. I like the car, not the fastest I've driven but it will do for a daily driver. I needed a 4 door car, since I got a 2 year old and I wanted to keep miles off of my newer cars and my turbo car. A V8 5 speed was appealing to me so I bought it. I got it for $800 it has 300k on the miles, probably needs bushings and struts in the front, it was doing the typical 55-60 mph shimmy and everytime I hit a bump it felt like my car is falling apart. I just purchased a wrecked 95 540 so eventually I am gonna swap the engine, but for now I am going to do the interior etc, and try to figure out how to get the smileys to work if i can then I will set them and get me some Ebay Angel Eyes.
Anyways thanks bro!
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:30 PM
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I think thats the road I am going to down. This will be a budget car, so I can get 2 quarts of 1 stage Matte or Satin black for about $150. Sand it with 320 grit and she will be ready to spray, the car was horrible when I got her on Dec 20th. So this is where she is now. I got alot of work to do but atleast I can have the car looking somewhat better.
Hell yeah!!!!! Thats what I plan on doing it'll be my first time doing anything like that lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:51 AM
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So which is it Nan? A 540i motor or a 1JZ? I am having a hard time following you.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:02 AM
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So which is it Nan? A 540i motor or a 1JZ? I am having a hard time following you.
Dude really? Do you not have anything else better to do.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:18 AM
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Dude really? Do you not have anything else better to do.
Well you are the one that says in one thread, you already purchased a 540i, and in another thread from 2 days ago you said you were 'in the process' of a 1JZ swap...I am just curious which it is and wanna see the end results. I am interested...
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:38 PM
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Thanks! The narrow grills are better IMO...

As for the M530 thing...I knew damn well it didn't exist...the BMW badge police strike again..."and remember kids, only YOU can prevent posers."

M540 were Canadian spec 540i/6's with M5 suspension and aero...there were 32 of them in total...you are thinking of the 540Sport.
Quite correct you are
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:30 AM
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:25 PM
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Here is mine. got it in an even trade. I traded my VTEC Prelude.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:50 PM
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BMW 540 1994 with 366000 km on the clock.
That towbar looks like some wacked out dildo

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Here is mine. got it in an even trade. I traded my VTEC Prelude.
sounds like you got the better end of that deal!
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:43 AM
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That towbar looks like some wacked out dildo
I guess it could be used for that if you like to go public ;-)
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:47 AM
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I guess it could be used for that if you like to go public ;-)


does it have any Alpina bits? or whats the car your alias is names after? i quite like the rarer specialty versions of the E34 such as the alpina B10 and the ACS S5. never really been interested in owning an M5 or 540iS etc
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:16 AM
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:40 AM
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does it have any Alpina bits? or whats the car your alias is names after?
There are no Alpina bits on the 540 which I have just sold, but I have this B10 V8 with lots of Alpina bits:
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:25 PM
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G'Day all from Queensland Australia,
Thought i would say hi and thank you to all that have posted in the past. It made my choice of BMW so much easier.
I'm new to this forum and this is my first post.
This is my 525I that i picked up last week. Sight unseen and than drove it 2000km home over the next 2 days. I could not be happier. To top it all off, it has a third peddle.
It is true what i have been told in the past, "You don't know driving until you've driven a BMW"

Cheers

See you all around

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:53 PM
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G'Day all from Queensland Australia,
Thought i would say hi and thank you to all that have posted in the past. It made my choice of BMW so much easier.
I'm new to this forum and this is my first post.
This is my 525I that i picked up last week. Sight unseen and than drove it 2000km home over the next 2 days. I could not be happier. To top it all off, it has a third peddle.
It is true what i have been told in the past, "You don't know driving until you've driven a BMW"

Cheers

See you all around

Jake
Oh wow well welcome to the fest my friend!!
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:13 AM
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It is true what i have been told in the past, "You don't know driving until you've driven a BMW"
Yes theres nothing quite like being parked up on the side of the road with the bonnet up as countless japanese cars drive buy

Welcome to Bimmerfest! im just across the tasman from you
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Old 01-18-2012, 03:30 PM
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Hello from the Rocket City in Northern Alabama! After two e28's I finally made the jump and picked up this '93 525i for a song back in early December. Looking forward to getting it sorted out and having this forum is going to be a big help.







I've also got an '85 K100rs and a '95 K1100rs in the garage.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:28 PM
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Welcome. Nice looking E34 ya' got there.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:59 AM
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Here is mine..I got him in Novembar,still fixing some problems but hope sow that sone be done everything..


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Old 01-22-2012, 03:36 PM
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:40 PM
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new e34

just got a 535i
cut springs
16 spoke black powder coat rims
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:35 PM
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Hey guys here's my 1991 535i. Needs some work but nothing I can't handle. She'll look like she just rolled off the showroom floor when I'm done with her.

Sorry about the picture I'm not a photographer...
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:11 AM
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:47 AM
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:54 AM
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Daniellep7. Looks super clean! Love the red. Thinking about painting mine about that color
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