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/// The Stig's 1992 535i M Spec

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by thestig, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. thestig

    thestig resident misanthrope

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    Just Got home with this (current spec listed):-

    1992 BMW E34 535i (HD12) (Originally HD22)
    3.5L Slanted Inline 6 M30B35 Engine
    Getrag 260/6 5 Speed (Originally, 4 Speed Automatic ZF 4HP22EH)
    M Sports Steering Wheel
    Electric Sunroof
    Metalic Paint - Kaschmir (301)
    Leather Interior - Parchment (0396)

    Pioneer DEH-8450BT Head Unit
    Pioneer GM6500F Power Amp (760W)
    4 x Pioneer TS-A1604C 2 Way Speakers (16cm 350W)
    Waves Audio Ltd MaxxBass 103 Automotive Psycho Acoustic Processor
    Pioneer TS-303F 12" Subwoofer (500W)
    Pioneer GM-232 2 Channel Bridgable Amp (320W)
    2 x Western Digital USB 1 TB Passport Ext HDD (FLAC Only)

    Bespoke Nexus 7 32G 3G Multimedia/Navigation installation (Android/Ultra Car Home/Sygic/MX Player)
    Blackvue DR650GW-2CH Dash Cam, 32GB MicroSD & Power Magic Pro battery management kit.

    LED Conversion throughout

    Miller Performance MAF Conversion Kit
    Miller Performance WAR Chip (98 RON Custom Tune)
    OEX Performance Plus Thermofan (PWM speed controlled via factory carbon canister circuit and reprogrammed factory ECU)
    UUC Evo 3 Short Shifter with DSSR
    ZHP Illuminated Shift Knob with M emblem
    Bilstein B8 Shocks with Eibach Sportline Springs (tuned set)
    Bremtec Euroline Ceramic Performance Pads
    RDA Slotted and Dimpled Rotors with Gun Metal finish.
    Simons Steel Twin Catback Exhaust System with single 85x150 mm Chrome Tip

    BMW Style 65 M Doppelspeiche (E39 M5) 8.5" all round
    Bridgestone Potenza RE002 Rubber - 245/40R18 all round
    Occasionally:
    18" Alloys, BMW Style 67 Doppelspeiche (E46 M3 Copies) 8" front, 9" Rear
    Michelin Pilot Sport 3 Rubber - Front:225/40R18 - Rear:245/40R18


    Production Plant: Dingolfing, Southern Bavaria, Germany
    Production Date: 1991-09-06

    260,000km on the clock (180,000km when purchased)

    Engine Oil: Castrol Edge Titanium 10W60 SN Full Synth
    Gearbox Oil: Penrite ATF DX-III + Nulon G70
    Diff Oil: Penrite Pro Gear 80W140 Full Synth + Nulon G70
    Brake Fluid: Castrol React DOT 4
    P/Steering: Castrol PSF
    Clutch: Castrol React DOT 4

    She's in immaculate condition. This Easter I will be installing my pioneer stereo and giving her a full service and wheelbalance. Roadworthy and Reg come next week.

    It was dark when I got home, regardless I rushed outside to take some shots of my new baby. Ended up with that nice tungsten look!

    Check out /// The Stig's '09 E70 M Oiler and/or /// The Stig's 2005 E60 M5 'Magnum Opus'


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    So got home just before sunset today and took some more shots as requested:=

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    L8r
     
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    yZoH //There Ain't No Rest For The Wicked...

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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Very smooth. Nice score. The m specs are still worth alot of coin here, rest of the e30s and e34s are worth nothing.
     
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    Service report

    So after a busy long weekend I have done the following:

    Replaced -
    Fuel Filter, Spark Plugs, Thermostat, Coolant, Oil, Oil Filter, Distributor, Rotor, Radiator Clips, 1 indicator bulb, and a little spring clip in the rear passenger door ashtray.

    Repaired -
    On board computer, driver's side fold down arm rest, reverse light wiring loom, flick key on remote entry, and factory stereo volume control.

    Reconditioned -
    Idle control valve, and fuel injectors.

    Adjusted -
    Valve Clearance

    Machined -
    Brake Discs

    Refitted -
    Rear passenger side tyre (it's directional and was on backwards).
     
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    thestig resident misanthrope

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    Last night I had to replace front shocks as the ones that came with the car would not pass roadworthy due to leakage.

    I got my roadworthy today, and am driving to Sale for registration tomorrow.

    L8r
     
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    an ellipse or two, or three

    Ok,

    So after the nasty business of registration (thanks to Hakhawk for the loan of his drill mid journey, I was able to fit my slimline plates correctly) I went to get a wheel balance and alignment. Turns out the nice 18" rims aren't all that round. 1 of them is quite eccentric, 2 slightly buckled, and 1 is fine. :(

    Having had a look into the availability of replacements I have found it's looking like the too hard basket.

    Just when I thought all may be lost, I decided to look into repair.

    A quick google search turned up Advanced Alloy Wheel Repairs in Moorabbin. A phonecall and a short drive later I dropped the wheels off for re-rolling and expect the verdict to be in on Monday.

    In the meantime I have a set of 15"x7" BMW rims (styling 2) on the car. Which all things considered do not look too bad.

    L8r

    Addendum:
    Advanced Alloy Wheel repairs seem to be a little on the lazy side. They have informed me that the worst of the wheels could not be repaired. After some time I decided to get a second opinion on this from Wheel Works, and they have had no trouble with the repair. So at this stage it's looking like the original wheels will be back on the car.
     
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    Looked super clean the other day from what I saw.

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    patience pays off

    After much searching and waiting and then even more searching, I have finally found wheels I am happy with.

    Ended up with a set of staggered BMW 18" Style 32 OEM wheels in silver with clearcoat finish - reconditioned as new.

    Front 18 x 8, ET 20
    Rear 18 x 9, ET 24

    This is particularly good as it means I get to reuse the rubber that came with the car.

    They were originally off an E39, and are currently being shipped via surface mail to me.

    In the meantime here is a photoshopped preview.

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    Addendum:
    Due to problems with the supplier, Finishline Wheels, who originally told me they had stock of these wheels, and a few weeks after taking my order decided that they didn't, I have revisited repair options for the original wheels. See addendum to post above.
     
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    thestig resident misanthrope

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    A Leisurely Drive

    The Stig takes his ride to the snow.

    Click here for the full story

    L8r
     
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    Valve Body Training

    Soon I am going to have a go at rebuilding the valve body in my 535i. So I though I would get some practice rebuilding the one out of my old 525i first. As that car was written off by a truck whilst parked outside my house last year, the ZF 4HP22 from it, is, shall we say "expendable". The 525i was an '89 model with a fully hydraulic version of the trans, so there are some differences between it and the one in the 535i which is the later 4 solenoid, 7 pin, electronic/hydraulic (EH) version. There are however more than enough similarities to make this a worthwhile excercise.

    So after a lot of study I finally bit the bullet and started pulling the thing apart today. Cleaned up all the parts and am planning to leave it for a few days to see if the systems I have in place allow me to put everything back in the right place.

    So far I am happy with the results. It's certainly made me more confident, ready to tackle the 535i. These things are not as complex as you first fear when you start your research.

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    4HP22 with pan, filter, valvebody, torque converter, and bellhousing removed.

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    All the cleaned bits of the valve body laid out, note the tub of degreaser for cleaning parts.

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    A few of the ancillery valve body components all nice and shiny, checkballs and cups in place ready for assembly.

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    Main valve body plate, filter and o-ring.

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    Main valve body, without checkballs and cups.

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    All the bolts are placed in a "map" of where they came from. Checkballs and cups are taped to a page of the ATSG manual in their respective positions.
     
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