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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Naracoorte, South Australia
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Another Old E34 In OZ land
Hi all and greetings.
My son has just purchased a (very) second hand E34 saloon, 525i, 1989/03 build. 166,000 Miles on the clock (we thought we had a bargain 'cos Aussies use Km) but it is still in good nick body and engine wise. Apparently has had some work done on the engine. Timing belt was replaced at 160,000 in 2009 according to the sticker.
Was originally someone's personal import from UK (hence speedo in MPH) in 2004. The first services were done by Bridgegate Ltd in Derby UK in 1989, one later was by Riverside Motors in Castleford and the last couple in the UK by Osmaston Service Station in Derby. First Oz service was by Ferber Automotive in Adelaide SA, and that is where the inspection record ends. (139,000 Miles)
First job is going to be suspension! It's not good. I have to convince son to part with some dollars. I'll keep my eye on the forums for bits and advice.
Yes I know it's my son's car but I figure I'm going to become the Bimmer mechanic in the family, hence joining the forum.
My own (fun) ride is a Mitsubishi RVR Hyper Sportsgear R, which is much easier than the 525 for an old fart like me to get in and out of. (But I still like the 525) (Wife has a Toyota Avalon for when I need a more comfy ride).
I think it's pretty cool that my 19yo son's FIRST car is a BMW! He has good taste I think.
All I have to do is teach him to look after it.
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