Re: If you do decide to tackle this yourself.....
Just drove down to L.A. and picked up a 2002 540i M Sport that is in real good shape and a very good price. I hope this one is as good to me as my e34. A whole bunch more power that is awesome!
Will try to get my e34 running and sell her off.
Thanks for all your help. I will let you know if I decide to tackle this myself.