Well after trying out a couple of non BMWs ive ended up back with what i like
1995 e34 520 24v manual in Cosmos Black with 177000 miles on, 500 quid.
Its only Mots till end March but thats what you get for that
20 stamps in the book up to 150000 then serviced DIY style
Heres some pics. Wasnt as dirty when i got it but ive been ragging about in it
Happy with it so far. Gearchange is slick, clutch is light and it sounds great
PO said front drivers shocker is goosed and the other one isnt far behind, and you can tell iLl replace them and the rears and lower the front 40mm
Takes about 3 or 4 seconds to start on the motor hot or cold. PO said its done that for ages but ill maybe check that out, always starts the same tho
Airbag light is on. Said his mechanic told him its the slip ring, does sound like its clicking somewhere so ill check that as well.
Had oil change, plugs, air and fuel filter in last couple of thousand miles so ill leave that for now. New rad and fan coupling as well
Mot check said brake pipes, fuel pipes and steering pipes were rusty but look good so think theyve been replaced. Was an advisory a couple of years ago.
Gonna really try not doing too much with this but time will tell.
Maybe change the wheels and lights
happy with this and enjoy driving it, feels quite lively for what it is really Might still ask Enda about the ECU tho
Thats it till i do the shocks etc maybe in a couple of weeks
Thanks for looking guys