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    Default To old times

    I got my annual birthday notice from Bimmernut again, which always makes think about the unique group of E34 lovers we have here. It is amazing to see the same names still posting. I joined this forum in 2005 as a 18 year old, and extracted immense value over the course of years of tenuous E34 ownership. I since moved on and run a E61 535xi and an E39 M5, but always have had a weak spot for the E34. I've felt that in the past 5 years the auto forums have pretty much given way to facebook groups, I am glad to see this one is still kicking. If anyone is in the Minneapolis or Iowa City areas, we should hang out.

    Funny story to close out, a buddy who runs an euro car shop bought a E24 635 to restore. At one point he could not get it to start anymore. Neither him, nor his BMW techs could figure this out. He had no spark and no fuel. Replaced fuel filter, fuel pump and swapped in an ECU to no avail. In about 2 minutes I fixed it for him. Who wants to guess what was wrong?

    Here is the hint that any OG bmw driver should understand.

    CODE



    Hope all are well!
    1995 525i "Stefanie"

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    What was the issue?
    95 E34 530I V2.17
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    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

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    He had inadvertently set the ignition lockout code on the OBD
    1995 525i "Stefanie"

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    I drive an e60 now, but I look fondly back at the many e34's I've owned. All unique in their own ways. Wish I had more garage space, and at least one of those e34's back.

    A Bimmer Nut for sure: '04 530im, '99 Z3, '06 330cicm zhp, '69 r60, Owner/Operator of www.Bimmer.info and www.BimmerNut.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmer nut View Post
    I drive an e60 now, but I look fondly back at the many e34's I've owned. All unique in their own ways. Wish I had more garage space, and at least one of those e34's back.
    Get some space I have a very straight 540 that has a head gasket issue and valve body that needs to be upgraded. I am lacking garage space also or it would be a daily driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzarifkar View Post
    He had inadvertently set the ignition lockout code on the OBD
    My goodness! I have really not studied the OBD functions and didn't even realize you could do that.
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    hi guys i am still around

    I still have my e34. it has not being running for a few years. i have a ford falcon also. plenty of straight line speed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNzk11I40f0

    I'll eventually get the e34 back on the road.

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    Still got my trusty E34! It’s survived 4 kids and still running.
    Ramon
    1994 540iA Nikasil EAT Chip
    Tampa Bay, Florida USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigKriss View Post
    hi guys i am still around

    I still have my e34. it has not being running for a few years. i have a ford falcon also. plenty of straight line speed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNzk11I40f0

    I'll eventually get the e34 back on the road.
    give her a kick in the butt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBXB View Post
    Still got my trusty E34! Itís survived 4 kids and still running.
    I got the guts for a redo, waiting on a miracle to get the e36 out so I can at least check the fluids. I still drive the E34, people galk about it and get looks all over.
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    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

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