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  1. 1990 E34 528i - Engine swap

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello guys! My name is Stelios, I am new to the forum. My father has an e34 518i and he gave it to me a few weeks ago. The car has been sitting in the garage for 4 years now. I want to restore it and run it as a daily. However, it has a small 4 cylinder engine and the car is pretty heavy. I...
  2. 1990 E30 316i Suspension Upgrade Advice

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi there, This is my first post here. I have owned my 316i for 6 months now and am looking for some advice regarding fixing the very tired stock suspension. The car is a 1990 model with 114k miles, and factory suspension. The shocks are useless as the car bucks back and forth on it's springs...
  3. 1990 e39 530d tourer - doors deadlocked

    General BMW Discussions
    battery taken out to charge,doors locked,came back to install battery couldn`t open drivers door manually, key turns 90 deg left and right but button doesn`t pop up. Any thoughts anyone.
  4. E30 1990 316i (M40B16) Stalls When Accelerating in the Cold

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, New to this Forum, hope to get some help. I have a 316i which, if left unstarted overnight, will stall on stepping on the gas pedal when not warmed up. Car was behaving well until recently. Idle control valve seems to be working, as is evident from the stable RPM when selecting "D"...
  5. E36 1990 Airbag module

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have a fried Airbag module, having trouble finding one down under any good sources in the UK that are not too pricey
  6. 1990 BMW E34 525i

    BMW Cars for Sale
    Before you read any further, this car is Irish registered & located in DUBLIN I am 30 minutes from Dublin Port, where Irish Ferries, Stenaline and P&O travel from Dublin to Holyhead/Liverpool everyday. The car is running and driving, but has been off the road for about nine years...
  7. 1990 E30 BMW 318IS wont select 1st or 2nd gear

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have a e30 318is that will not select first or second gear, this the same with the engine running and not. it will go into all other gears, all be it not very smoothly. I was told by the previous owner that the diff had been changed shortly before this issue, do anyone have any ideas what...
  8. 1990 E30 320i Cabriolet - Boot stuck shut

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi All, I've searched high and low and a number of BMW forums for guidance on my issue without success. I recently bought an E30 which had been off the road for some time but came from my friend with MOT. After connecting the battery, a short trip to the petrol station and back, I locked it...
  9. 1990 520i E34 electrickery issues..

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    hello all just bought an automatic 1990 e34 with ye olde m20 motor and less merfisticated technology that later e34s have, though against all my cunning plans i am finding that the brake lights are not working-where is the brake switch?, only one tail light is working and it doesnt seem to be a...
  10. 1990 E30 318i, Loose of power and hesitation.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Afternoon legends, Please can someone help me... My E30 had a unusual idle, after it had been sitting for say 15 seconds it started to surge on idle, i disconnected the breather pipe going to the fuel pressure regulator and it sorted the problem so i bought a new fuel pressure regulator. The...
  11. Fancy saving our much loved 750i E32 1990 V12?

    With much regret we are having to sell our beloved 750i E32 1990 V12 with Alpina Alloys. If you fancy getting your teeth into a serious project, check out the link below. We would love to sell it to someone who will restore it to its former glory! BMW 750i E32 1990 V12 Alpina alloys — starts...
  12. E24 635 csi (1990)

    Hello. I have just started my very first project on my E24. But to start off with I am need for the wings on both side. I have been told its a common fault on the E24's. Can anyone help?
  13. E34 520 1990 fuel pump not powering up....dodgy wiring???

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    E34 520 1990 fuel pump only getting 6 volts....dodgy wiring??? Hey guys, I know you're thinking oh no not another pump question.... But this is different. The pump works when powered direct and the relays are working. But there are a lot of aftermarket wires cutting into the relay wiring...
  14. 1990 Manual E34 525i - Project Car - Head gasket gone - Requires Tow from Brighton

    If anyone wants an almost immaculate E34 525 example, with manual transmission, exterior in Dark Navy Blue and Cream leather interior. It is available in Brightonm East Sussex and requires towing. To good to scrap. Engine had currently 220k on the clock. Open to aNy offers, let me know on...
  15. 1990 E30 convertible constant steering shake

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, just picked this up yesterday, drove from Cardiff to East Yorkshire..noticed the steering wheel shakes constantly at any speed from 0-70mph Also over bumps the car seemed to shake violently sort off unstable Any ideas to point in the right direction Many Thanks
  16. Rare 1990 BMW E32 Alpina B11 3.5

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    What a machine, love it. From the article: This 1990 Alpina B11 (VIN WAPBB35000BB30291) is number 291 of 332 built and comes with BMW and Alpina build sheets as well as original Japanese maintenance records that have been translated into English. Said to be in sorted order and ready to drive...
  17. e30 320i 1990

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, ive been offered a e30 320i convertible manual. By the looks everything has been replaced apart front the gearbox and all done from the dealers. It needs a bit of work doing to it before its road worthy, clocks dont work, passenger door locking mech is missing and bonnet cable not present...
  18. 1990 E30 316i Auto,Rough idle and difficult starting,after going thro' engine believe to be electrical fault .

    I brought this E30 316i it was difficuct to start but body was sound. Sometimes starts OK but lumpy idle. Believe now it must be electrical fault as it is just the same as before I did a lot of work on the engine, as reset service lights but still come on occasionally, and econometer on dash has...
  19. 1990 BMW E30 Rally Car with Euro E36 M3 Engine

    General BMW Discussions
    This would be fun on the racetrack. from the article: This 1990 3-series has been converted to rally spec and runs a swapped E36 M3 S50B30 good for 282 HP. We dig its FINA oil livery, and the ad details upgrades like six pot front calipers, hydraulic E-brake, up to date Sparco race seats and...
  20. 1990 BMW E30 320i cambelt won't go on

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have replaced the cylinder head on my 320i following cambelt failure. I am at the stage where a new cambelt needs fitting, however I do not seem to be able to get the cambelt to fit . The tensioner is back as far as it'll go but the main problem seems to be getting the cambelt tight from...