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Old 10-15-2019, 08:52 PM
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Issat for best wear on the 315's? That's what I'm looking for. As long as it doesn't screw with handling too much.
Factory spec is -1.9 degrees. Good for carving canyons and wearing out the inside rears. I just drive mine as a daily driver so I didn't need the fast cornering setup. I split the difference with the factory spec and stood the rears up a little more. Gotta love the adjustability of the Hard Race or Thayer rear arms
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:52 AM
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today I attempted to repair my broken drivers lock and must say what a pita it was, the lock was broke in 2 parts, the long shaft and the bit that holds it, 2 hours later and a bit of swearing I got I back in the car

but seeing as Ive never had a working lock im not sure if its right
key goes in ok, but you cant remove the key unless its either unlocked or locked is this right? you cant lock it then return key to middle then remove
2ndly, when I lock the car now the drivers door lock judders, it locks ok but the little button on the top of the door card doesn't go down as far as it did???

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Old 10-16-2019, 09:37 PM
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Something is definitely not correct. Sounds like your internal key cylinder is not indexed correctly. The key should only come out or go in when vertical.

Were you working on the door handle, the lock actuator/latch or both?


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Old 10-17-2019, 12:20 PM
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Yes, something definitely wrong. I'd work on the lock before worrying about the actuator / cable / button thing.

The lock should work just as you would expect. Nothing crazy. Key should go in, turn left, turn right, not turn at all, and when the key is vertical you should be able to pull it out. BTW, turning the key: +/- 45* actuates the power lock/unlock, +/- 90* actuates the manual lock/unlock (e.g., if there is no power or the door lock actuator has failed).

When I fixed mine a few years ago in my 2001, only one part in the lock cylinder mechanism had failed. I bought the repair kit on Amazon (I think) for a few $$, and even though the kit all looked good, I re-used all the original parts and only replaced the one broken part.

Also, thinking about "what could possibly go wrong?", the kit may have come with parts for LHD and RHD, where one of the parts has two different types included - mirror images of eachother depending on whether it's the left or right door it's going in. Maybe you used the wrong one by mistake? Just an idea.

Finally, if you have ANY doubts, test the hell out of the door latch (e.g., simulating closure with a screwdriver) before you actually close the door. And maybe even leave the inner door panel off just so that if it gets closed and won't unlatch you are a little less stuck.
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:07 PM
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This was from this weekend, but thought I'd post anyway. Mouse and I represented the e53 well I think. Though we were definitely some of the more modern BMW hardware present. This was at a small vintage 5 series BMW event that we were "invited" to. Great bunch of guys, even ran into someone I used to run with in a car club some 15 years ago. Was a great weekend filled with some REALLY nice cars. Definitely didn't help my already rather bothersome itch to pick up an e28. And created a new itch for the e34 tourings.









And a really poor quality video with some fun X5 sounds.

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Old 10-17-2019, 06:14 PM
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Looked like fun!
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:36 PM
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Nice!
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Old 10-18-2019, 06:26 PM
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Oh-oh... I’m wanting a late model E34 Touring again! Those cars are really nice
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:57 PM
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Oh-oh... Iím wanting a late model E34 Touring again! Those cars are really nice
Totally agree. There was an imported e34 M5 touring there as well as a few E34 sedan M5's (one with an OE 4 seat setup that I didn't realize was even an option). A couple of e28 m5's and lots of other cool stuff. Possibly my fav was the green alpina E34 touring. I'll upload a pic later.
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:47 AM
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Goodness!

Love them V8's sound!

Betcha people were heads turning and in awe as soon you fellas drove off!
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