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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By toybuilder
Metric Mechanic has kits for the M50 and M52...

Metric Mechanic has kits for the M50 and M52 motors and sourcing one should be pretty easy ,though that leaves you to assemble the motor. I'm not sure if MM sells pre assembled versions of M50/M52...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By toybuilder
The board is bad if you look at the connections...

The board is bad if you look at the connections above where you think it's bad you'll see it's worn though the connection as far as I know you can't get the boards anywhere retail you may be able to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By toybuilder
If none of this works for you the way to do this...

If none of this works for you the way to do this is to remove the exhaust manifolds from the head ,cut the studs and then drill & use an easy out to remove remaining part of the stud .It's a pain but...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-07-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By toybuilder
That must be one really nice ES to consider...

That must be one really nice ES to consider killing a Euro 635Csi for it. I would think that by the time you spent all the time and money you need to do the swap,you could restore your 635 for your...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-04-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By toybuilder
The Powerbrake's sound great I went to their web...

The Powerbrake's sound great I went to their web site and it looks like a great product ,though they don't say how much it cost and I wonder if there not more here than where you are Nick since...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-31-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By toybuilder
I hate to say it because I like VAC Motorsports...

I hate to say it because I like VAC Motorsports but Ireland Engineering has a much better selection and is a bit cheaper https://www.iemotorsport.com/bmw/E30-brake-kits.html .
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-31-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By toybuilder
I kinda look at E30 and older BMW's and figure...

I kinda look at E30 and older BMW's and figure why should I second guess the team of engineers who designed the car, which is why I use cooper plugs and conventional motor oil just like the owners...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-31-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By toybuilder
Try this it's pretty pricey but I think it's what...

Try this it's pretty pricey but I think it's what your looking for http://store.vacmotorsports.com/vac----e30--4-lug-non-m3-better-big-brake-kit-325-318-etc-p334.aspx VAC carries lots of performance...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-31-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By toybuilder
The lines are run off the oil filter housing and...

The lines are run off the oil filter housing and they run forward to the front of the car ,unless I'm mistaken ,and I don't think I am all 325i ,is,ix,and ic 's have an oil cooler from the 87' model...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-31-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By toybuilder
I'm just saying it already has an oil cooler so...

I'm just saying it already has an oil cooler so why is he trying to put in another one.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-31-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By toybuilder
Well $8500 is enough money but you'll need to...

Well $8500 is enough money but you'll need to make your other car your DD .How many miles are on this motor? Because 350HP through a old worn out bottom end could be big dent in your budget for the...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-31-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By toybuilder
It should have an oil cooler ,it did come with...

It should have an oil cooler ,it did come with one so I'm not sure what you mean by adapters the oil filter housing for an I motor is designed to work with an oil cooler.Keeping the oil temp down is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-30-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By toybuilder
Do you have the turbo on the motor yet?

Do you have the turbo on the motor yet?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-30-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By toybuilder
If I read what you did correctly you used the...

If I read what you did correctly you used the high speed side it draws 30amps this is why it's blowing your fuses.The normal speed side draws 15 amps.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-28-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By toybuilder
If your fan clutch is working you don't need the...

If your fan clutch is working you don't need the aux fan desert or not it's not going to come on unless your running the A/C .I don't know where your driving to or from but it sounds like your...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-27-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By toybuilder
OK why is the car overheating without the aux fan...

OK why is the car overheating without the aux fan ,it should be able to run just fine with the main fan which requires no electrical input. Unless your running the A/C the aux fan almost never runs...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-27-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By toybuilder
Hey Nick She's OK and I've known her along time...

Hey Nick She's OK and I've known her along time now so I've gotten used to her ,plus she's old she won't live forever.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-27-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,721
Posted By toybuilder
My thought was if he set the valve lash he'd need...

My thought was if he set the valve lash he'd need to get true TDC so he'd know if the mark he used to time the car was correct still and he'd be able to see where the cam was in relation to true TDC...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-24-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By toybuilder
You seem disillusioned with BMW's they're fast...

You seem disillusioned with BMW's they're fast cars ,I assure you .Since that one is basically intact maybe you could sell it and then add some money and buy yourself an E36 M not super car fast but...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-24-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By toybuilder
E30 convertibles have the battery in the engine...

E30 convertibles have the battery in the engine bay and coupes and sedans have it in the trunk . Also the wiring is different for a conv ,so you need to get a proper IC wiring diagram to work with...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By toybuilder
I think you might be right that the injectors are...

I think you might be right that the injectors are the problem ,if you find one that's extremely clogged your probably better of investing in new injectors, and at that point there are a few really...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,721
Posted By toybuilder
I hate to say it but it's probably in time now...

I hate to say it but it's probably in time now and you may need to set the valves ,does it sound like it's ticking more than it used to?or did you wash the engine put together ,if so you might have a...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-20-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By toybuilder
Your car sat for a year and a half the ethanol in...

Your car sat for a year and a half the ethanol in the gas creates water in the fuel tank from sitting. Plus you have to follow the instructions to get the line dryer to work .there is a point where...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By toybuilder
No my next move is South to Ft Myers . My wife's...

No my next move is South to Ft Myers . My wife's Mom lives down near there in the winter, then she switches beach houses and goes back to Delaware. So I only get 6 mos of the Mother in Law.

Sent...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-19-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By toybuilder
Yeah Scottie they where just shady ,I do work for...

Yeah Scottie they where just shady ,I do work for customers at home all the time if it's easier .I have some customers that live in my neighborhood so why would I make them or me drive 30 miles to...
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