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  1. E34 518i 1993

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Can anyone advise me the best solution for a scan tool for my E34 518i 1993 BMW please. I'm assuming I'll need the round to square adapter plus either a hand based tool or a bluetooth adapter (for a suitable app on the iPhone) or a cable and suitable software for a laptop. I imagine the...
  2. BMW 518i Value??

    BMW Cars for Sale
    I have a BMW 518i 1990 that im looking at putting up for sale, It is in good condition with 11months MOT Just not sure on the Value? Any ideas? I have looked online and can only find 2 for sale over the 2k mark? Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
  3. E34 518i injectors not firing

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi guys I have a 1991 E34 518i with the m40 engine that I have as a project car. It had serious vacuum leaks, so I took off the inlet entire manifold to replace the gaskets. While it was off I cleaned the idle control valve, tps, throttle body and the manifolds from oil and checked the o-rings...
  4. 1994 518i E34 - Possible Restoration Madness

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Greetings all, I've decided that I'm going to bring my old M Reg 518i back from the dead. It's been in my family since new and has done about 289k miles.......all on the original engine! If I can get it to be a runner, that will be the first obstacle, then cosmetic restoration will be...
  5. e34 518i m40 turbo project

    Turbocharging your BMW
    Hi, i have a 92 518i that im reluctant to sell. i have had the idea that im going to turbo it and see where i go from there. has this been done before or is there a thread anyone knows of? any tips and advice wouldnt go a miss as this is my first turbo project. thanks :)
  6. 1982 e12 518i - engine conversion

    BMW Engine Conversions
    sunny afternoon from south africa to all fellow bimmers so long story short ive decided to invest some time in my E12 5 series. among other things one of the first changes was from feul injection to weber carb, some mucking about with the timing and she goes ....slowly... note : its an...
  7. 1995 e34 518i vacuum pipe not connected

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi Guys, I did a head gasket on my 1995 518i and all is good except for this vacuum pipe, it doesn't seem to go anywhere. does anyone know where the other end of this vacuum pipe connects to ? Thanks, i
  8. e34 518 is!!

    BMW Engine Conversions
    I was wondering if anyone on here knew if anyone had put a 318 is engine in a e34 as I am planning on doing it in a few weeks time. I am planning on buying a 318 is donor car Any advice on if it will fit strait in or if welding will need done or what I will need to do wiring wise would be a...
  9. bmw e34 518i immobiliser problem

    Auto Electrical Forum
    I have a e34 518i my fob for emmobiliser won't work it won't start alarm keeps going off wit can I do is it possible to bypass it so I can start the car can anybody help me please in desperate
  10. 1995 e34 518i touring - change manual to automatic gearbox ??

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, has any one any experience with swapping a manual gearbox with an automatic ? How much work would be involved ? Would it be worth doing or should I just get a Nissan Micra auto ?? :rofl Thanks, Ian
  11. 1995 e34 518i touring electric failure engine wont turn over

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi Guys, I hope one of you can help me... I was driving into work an hour ago and the radio just stopped working. It wont come back on, no power to it. I got out to lock the car, (which normally central locks all doors with the key), only the drivers door locked, no movement from any of the...
  12. 1995 e34 518i touring electrics failure wont start

    Auto Electrical Forum
    Hi Guys, I hope one of you can help me... I was driving into work an hour ago and the radio just stopped working. It wont come back on, no power to it. I got out to lock the car, (which normally central locks all doors with the key), only the drivers door locked, no movement from any of the...
  13. 1995 e34 518i service

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi guys , would anyone know a good bm independent garage in dublin ? ireland. thanks, ian
  14. 1996 E34 518i touring, Overheating problem.

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi all, I'm wondering if anyone can help me I have a 1996 518 touring that has been stood for some time (approx 18 month) i have run and driven the car occasionally with no problems but recently I took it out on the road and it has developed a couple of problems... the temperature rises very...
  15. BMW E34 518i SE electrical / mechanical problem

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi Guys, I have a 518i, 1995, manual with air con. The car has an intermittent fault with it. The car will start up fine first thing (in hot or cold weather, as we are experiencing now), and you can drive the car for about a mile no problem. It thens starts missing and losing power. All I...
  16. E34 518i rearhub removal

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Alright. whilst getting new rubber discovered one of the rears was missing a wheel stud:jaw-dropping then found out one of the holes has damaged threads so need to replace hub. Can the hub be removed independant of the swingarm? cheers kev
  17. 1995 e34 518i touring overheats in traffic

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi guys, I was sitting in traffic yesterday and the temperature gauge went into the red. How can I check if the viscous fan has reached the end of it's life ? Coz there are no leaks in the system. Thanks, ian
  18. 1995 E34 518i. Gearbox problems.

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi, the gears , reverse and first, are difficult to engage when the car is cold. When warm every thing is fine. Any ideas? Regards, Nigel.
  19. 1995 E34 518i - touring,Radiator hose bulging

    BMW 5 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E12
    Hi Guys, I was checking the oil in my car today and I noticed that the top radiator hose had expanded to twice the normal size and it was rock hard. I opened the bleed nipple, air came out and it returned to normal size. (It was the rad side of the hose, not the block.) The car is running fine...
  20. 1995 E34 518i - zonnedak gaat niet open en dicht

    BMW Detailing, Bodywork and Styling forum
    ik heb een 518 i touring van 95 maar mijn zonnedak gaat niet meer open en dicht wat kan het zijn alle zekeringen zijn heel: D
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