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    Rob Dixon
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    Mangawhai Heads
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    BMW 840CiaLUX

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  1. dionin

    840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

    Hi All Well the problem has been solved and my 840 is back on the road :) Thanks TLH for the link to the available LHD version on ebay as my mechanic made this work and there was little difference to contend with. Thanks also to everyone else for their suggestions and interest. Regards Rob
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    840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

    @Michael - mine did the opposite and the metal component at the gear selector handle end buckled and snapped when I put it into Park. @BMWorld - still waiting for the garage mechanic to get back to me with the pics. @TLH - I've ordered the one from eBay as the mechanic was advised there is little difference to the centre console between LHD & RHD models. Worth a try as not much other choice as yet
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    840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

    @ BM World - have also asked the mechanic to measure and provide his photos and will get back to you.
  4. dionin

    840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

    Thanks TLH - this does look promising - I have asked teh mechanic to check if it's compatible.
  5. dionin

    840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

    Yeah mentioned that in the first post - tried them all (I think) and they accept the order and then advise that it's no longer produced or available and then do a refund. I'm down to scavenger mode now
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    840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

    Crikey - hopefully someone more resourceful than me on here may know how to do that as impossible to tell from the old BMW part specs. I guess the only way would be from someone who has a Bowen cable ripped out of a 540i? I can get the lengths from the one I have taken out of the 840i.
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    840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable

    Thanks for the suggestion. The BMW OEM part number is :- 25161421432 Not sure how to check that though for those other car models.
  8. Hello I've trawled numerous national/international spare suppliers and can't seem to find an original or aftermarket 840Cia E31 Gear Selector - Bowen Cable (which is part #11 in the attached diagram) anywhere. Any one got any ideas where I can source one from a breakers yard or does anyone have one spare they'd like to sell? Any help appreciated. Rob
  9. dionin

    Newby with E31

    Hi Alan Cheers for that good to see another on here. I'm actally already on those sites and the tech info is great. Jud sent me the build sheet and it made for interesting reading to see the car was built with many CSI options and believe it or not a leaded fuel adaptation. Where are you based? BR/ Rob
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    Newby with E31

    Hey Hi Tower I lived up in KK for 2 years (Skudders) but never noticed a 8 series... where abouts in KK is it? Cheers Rob
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    Newby with E31

    Hi All for the great welcome. I'm based up in Warkworth and it would be good to join a few events when the sun starts shining again. Yeah it's a bit steep at service time but worth it for the ride in between ;-) Shame not much E31 tech info here but have found some already in the US which are well updated. Mad as I am going for the Nikasil engine block I favoured the V8 over the V12 due to the masses of bad history and write up for the 850. Lucky this 840 came as new with a lot of CSI and sport options. Nicest one I could find in NZ but there are a few more out there as I've passed a nice red 850 between Orewa and Warkworth a few times. L8rs Rob
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    Newby with E31

    Hi Newby here with a E31.... and crikey I'm not finding much by searching on E31 or 840 in the forums...am I alone ??? Dionin
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