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Old 08-25-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default Picked up an e34 touring

I bought this

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/5155415474.html

Any words of advice from fellow e34 owners?
I'm creating a to do list for it but I need to sell my e90 first.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:11 AM   #2
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Get rid of the V8. Shop for doors that are rust free. Replace all front suspension bushings/ball joints. Start shopping for a rebuilt steering box. Replace all cooling system items. Comb salvage yards for any spare parts you can find.
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:52 AM   #3
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Drivetrain is being replaced once my wallet thickens.
Will sedan doors fit the touring?
Front suspension will be addressed once new motor is in
Steering box... is that an issue? How can I check the condition?
Cooling system goes with the drivetrain.
Salvage yards => I'm excited to shop for parts this way. I just need to verify commonalities between the touring/sedans
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:29 AM   #4
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I'm assuming doors and door cards are the same. Rust free doors are hard to find. Steering box gets play in it. Lash can be adjusted but only so much. I was always able to find a salvage yard with one or two e34s in it when i needed stuffs. Really a cheap car to own. Mine just sold yesterday. I'll miss it a little bit.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:39 AM   #5
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According to RealOEM, front doors are interchangeable between Touring and sedan, but rears are specific to the Touring. In any case, make sure the donor car is a '92 or newer.

Awesome find, I'm a little jealous. I love E34s, wagons especially.
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