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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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    Aziz Light

    In preparations for the upcoming release of Philips 5000 lumen H1 LED headlight package I thought I would pull apart an E34 headlight and look into what to expect when it comes to retro fitting these. Philips claim that they will suit any H1 12V application but I am not so sure when it comes to cooling requirements.

    On the headlight assembly there are quite literally
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    So it was somewhat nerve wracking, replacement parts are hard to come by these days.

    Here's what we get once all the major components are disassembled:
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    Here is something similar to the Next Generation Philips Kit which I plan to fit once released:
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    Here's hoping they make Q1 '16 as I am told they should.
     
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  2. Hoska91

    Hoska91 Formerly 75HJPREM

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    Just read this thread from start to end again stiggy!

    I am now on the lookout for an E34 or 32, any advice would be welcome via PM! haha

    THe amount of attention to Detail in this thing is astounding love your work mate!
     
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    Self Defense

    On the way home from work the other day I stopped for petrol, as I pulled into the station the clutch input cylinder performed a comprehensive job of disassembling itself.

    I fiddled around with the remnants for 5 minutes and managed to get enough pressure to allow me to select 3rd, in which I drove the remaining 10kms home.

    Upon arrival at said destination an informal forensic investigation revealed that it looked a lot like Britney Spears' busted ass.

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    So I ordered an OEM replacement from Pelican Parts for AU$139.00

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    Replacement took about 3 hours work all up. But delivery of the parts took longer than expected due to Australian Customs industrial action (6 extra days).
    Unions..... Arrest and execute them all I say!

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    Now I'm back on the road again and trying to stay out of trouble....
     
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    thestig resident misanthrope

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    Flight Data Recorder (Black Box)

    Bought a Dash Cam. Blackvue DR650GW-2CH for $519.00 including delivery, 32GB Micro SD card and Power Magic Pro battery management kit.

    Has front and rear channel. WiFi, GPS, 3 axis accelerometer and records 30fps 1080p at the front and 30fps 720p at the rear simultaneously. It has 1 touch format too. :D

    The Power Magic Pro allows the system to continue recording after the car is switched off, motion sensor and accelerometer triggered. It will do so until the battery voltage drops below 12V, it will then turn the camera off. This stops the system from draining the battery completely during long garage periods, making sure the car is not left stranded with a flat battery.

    I spent Monday night installing it.

    So far I would rate it 9/10.

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    If anyone has any questions reply to the thread or PM me.....
     
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    thestig resident misanthrope

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    This baby has been on holiday in the exotic surrounds of my garage for the last 12 (now actually 32) months. She's put her feet up and had a chance to relax.

    Her Australian birth certificate says she's just about to turn 25, although she actually did that last year. So for her "Birthday" and in preparation for the next quarter of a century she's getting the following:


    Distributor cap
    Rotor button
    Front upper and lower control (thrust) arms
    Front upper and lower control arm bushings (upgraded to E32 750i spec)
    Front sway bar bushings
    Front main seal
    Rear main seal
    Clutch
    Clutch throw-out bearing
    Guibo
    Main drive shaft, front centering sleeve
    Main drive shaft center bearing
    Main drive shaft constant velocity joint
    Differential mounts & bushings
    Main rear sub frame mounts
    Inner and outer rear trailing arm mounts/bushings
    Pitman arms
    Rear link pins
    Rear sway bar bushings
    Rear wheel bearings
    Rear brake ventilation valves
    Oil & Oil Filter
    Air Filter
    Updated flash tune

    All OEM supplied parts. A lot of which have been changed out on a purely prophylactic basis, as I think they will be very, very hard to find when they actually need replacing. The only two notable exceptions to this would be the front control arms, and the main drive shaft CV joint. Both of which were in need of attention.

    In April, when registration is due, it will be time for Historic Plates.
     
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    Today I finally completed the list above, I had been sidelined by health issues and unable to wield a wrench for a while..

    And I added this, special delivery from the Fatherland;

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    Simons Chrome Steel Exhaust system 85x150 mm tip.
    plus, an upgraded thermofan, alternator, coil and front brake pads.

    So now club plates pending...
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Hope the brakes work.
     
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    They do! So much so that I may have worn out the front pads during a "test drive" tripping the wear sensor, and throwing an alert on the dash for pads. Which is an issue 3 days before roadworthy. Luckily I had a set sitting on the shelf waiting for just such an eventuality.

    Cheers!
     
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    On display at the German Auto Show. An annual fund raising event for Deaf Children Australia. There were over 270 cars on display, all pre 1993, from BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen, NSU, Borgward, Opel and some other, less prolific, German marques. The weather was great, making for a totally enjoyable day spent with other enthusiasts talking serious business about great cars.

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    A few more snapshots from the German Auto Day.

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