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Thanks, John. I’ve been a member of that forum for many years. I found this car on that site, actually. Posted with no pictures and it got no interest. It was local to me and I snagged it. 

 

I’ve been reading up as much as I can. I know nothing about them...

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Broke out the detail kit. Clay bar’d it, Griots correcting cream polish, 2 coats of wax, treated all the leather, plastic, and rubber... paint is still pretty deep for 30 years old. 

 

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That’s the moon reflecting in the hood. 😎

 

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21 hours ago, zinz said:

That’s the moon reflecting in the hood. 😎

 

 

It's beautiful.  I've had my black car- that's all you!  It really is beautiful.

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On 12/17/2018 at 6:19 PM, zinz said:

Broke out the detail kit. Clay bar’d it, Griots correcting cream polish, 2 coats of wax, treated all the leather, plastic, and rubber...

 

Ahh - the compleat deal.  Many long loving hours later - a work of bavarian art.  Kudos Ed.

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Makes me miss my 533i. Whenever you get around to swapping in the manual, consider dropping in a 3.73LSD from an E30 325is. I did that on my car - it really woke it up, and the increased RPM wasn't obtrusive.

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Hmm, which diff came with the 535isA?

 

The US M6 got the 3.91LSD, while the euro M635 got the 3.73.

 

Cheers,

 

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1 hour ago, Andrej said:

consider dropping in a 3.73LSD from an E30 325is.

 

I have certainly thought about putting a lower gear into it.  I know when I put the 3.91 into my 2002, the car came alive!

 

If I go to the 5 speed, I'll certainly consider the 3.73 LSD. This car has an open 3.25 diff.

 

1 hour ago, ray_ said:

Hmm, which diff came with the 535isA?

 

The 535 cars came with a 3.25 gear.  The M5 got the 3.91LSD.

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Thanks, Ken. 

I’ve put about 1700 miles on it so far. Had some trouble with it, but I think I’ve narrowed things down to dirty electrical contacts.  These are very finicky when it comes to clean grounds and clean fuse holders. Ray has been coaching me

 

Went for a nice drive drive yesterday and all was well. 

 

Ed

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