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G'day all. I'm new to this site so just discovering how valuable it is. I've recently acquired a 1994 540i with 360000km on it. It needs work and I'm wondering where are the best places to get parts in AUS and also US? I'm looking at OEM parts and even used. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Vader, I'm struggling to find OEM parts in Aus that don't have a 24k price tag so now I'll try the US. My first priority is a pair of rear struts, the self-leveling kind. Do you know if Bilstein make any that replace the originals?
Yeah I've looked into that as well, not all that simple to do either. The SLS works off the power steering pump so that also has to be replaced if I change from original specs. Although that's not completely out of the question my first option is to try and replace (or repair?) the faulty struts. Thanks for your input though, much appreciated
Unfortunately there is. The hydraulic lines for the SLS are under a lot of pressure and when crimped or sealed have failed enough times for this not to be an option. When this happens the power steering goes as well.
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