In Reply to: Jeff - Question... posted by Jeff N. on March 31, 2000 at 00:02:53:
I have an E32 730i which I believe to be quite similar to the E34.
I reckon having the rear subframe bushes repaired on my car gave the greatest improvement in handling.
Before, the car seemed to wander. I always felt I was correcting the straightline angle. I also had the feeling that the only time the car didn't wander was when turning in a curve. In high wind the car was all over the place and quite unnerving to drive.
BMW only did a visual inspection to find the bushes had completely perished. They told me that the gap normally present due to the bushes was non existent.
The repair was not expensive (if I recall it was something like £200 ($300) by a dealer)
Interestingly, it was on only on the 3rd visit to BMW with this problem that they found the bushes were bad. On the first 2 visits I had only asked them to inspect the front end, on the 3rd visit I asked them to inspect everything and only then they found the problem! The moral being; with handling problems, do inspect the front end but DON'T forget to inspect the rear.
E32 730i London UK