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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 06-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By omarphi215
Prior to a month ago, I have never installed a...

Prior to a month ago, I have never installed a car stereo. It's not as difficult as you may thing...the biggest issue is the common ground. Use the factory wiring. Do not attach the aftermarket...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,015
Posted By omarphi215
Were do we order from? 88 e30 325i...

Were do we order from?


88 e30 325i cabriolet
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By omarphi215
I'm no expert but if you are looking for a...

I'm no expert but if you are looking for a project, you can find a running e30 for 2000 or less. I believe there is a rule of thumb with that tho. Basically the less you spend the more you will pay...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-28-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By omarphi215
I figured it out..basically attach all wires...

I figured it out..basically attach all wires according to the color code provided by installer1...the main issue is the coming ground..but it was really simply..all of the speaker negative coming...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By omarphi215
88 e30 325i cabriolet

88 e30 325i cabriolet
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-23-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By omarphi215
After mart stereo wiring to existing Bmw wiring

I have a pretty basic JVC Kdr310 head unit that I have half way installed. I have matched up the wiring according to a couple of write ups I found online. I am a little bit confused on the common...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-22-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By omarphi215
Yea the horn works and the comes from where the...

Yea the horn works and the comes from where the outdoor temp piece would go. The brake air duct is stil intact.


88 e30 325i cabriolet
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By omarphi215
What is this??? Help

So I'm driving my 88 325i vert..then I feel a weird sensation from the wheels..I pull over and there are exposed cables coming from where the outside temp sensor is and this was under my back...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 05-13-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By omarphi215
Subwoofer???

Honestly I have more to worry about than my sounds however a buddy of mine just have me a nice head unit. JVC KD-R310 to be exact any way I have an amp and want to add some bass. I would love to do...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-27-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By omarphi215
I'm just realizing it may be warping due to the...

I'm just realizing it may be warping due to the fact my outer vents barely blow. My center vents blow and my heat gets very hot, but only in the center of the car..I'm going to try the brick trick...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By omarphi215
Dash/ vent issue

Maybe hard to see in this picture but just above the middle vents, my dash is starting to warp or buckle or something..there is a slight gap between the cent and the dash..just noticing this...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-25-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By omarphi215
Cabin air filter

I was told e30's do not have an interior cabin air filter..I thought there was one. Can someone clear this up for me? Also, whenever I turn the blowers in for my heat, I can only feel air coming out...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-22-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By omarphi215
Changing belts

I want to change my alternator, AC, and PS belts. On a scale of 1-10, how difficult? How long should it take?


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-11-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By omarphi215
Gotengines.com I bought an impala engine from...

Gotengines.com I bought an impala engine from them..not sure if they have any e30 compatible engines but the customer service was great


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 03-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By omarphi215
Saw one for $500 on Craigslist (philadelphia...

Saw one for $500 on Craigslist (philadelphia today) new timing belt tensioner etc..142,000 miles. Good luck


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-24-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By omarphi215
Thanks for all the input folks...here is an...

Thanks for all the input folks...here is an update. I started the car this morning with little to know squeal but the check engine light remained on. I drove around the corner and the car was...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-23-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By omarphi215
X89aw it does sound like it comes from the area u...

X89aw it does sound like it comes from the area u described on the driver side. Horn, it does happen while turning over and it's sound exactly like how uvdescribed. I have let it for and nod I get...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-23-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By omarphi215
Loud squeal now check engine light

For a few weeks I would get a pretty loud squeal when I started my 88 325i. I thought it maybe a belt. It happened every once in awhile and almost certainly on cold days. A week ago it happened and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-03-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By omarphi215
Odometer stopped

Welp it finally happened at 129,226 on my 88 325i vert. What do I do?


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-30-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By omarphi215
After a lot of work, still some issues

88 convertible ..replaced drive shaft, front struts. New tires (front). This past summer replaced sway links and control arms. Tie rods were replaced also. However my car still plus to the right,...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-19-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By omarphi215
Would you buy these?

I spoke with the mechanic and he says if he doesn't get OEM parts, he gets parts from a company that makes parts specifically for BMW...thanks for all of the input..happy holidays to all of you if...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-19-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By omarphi215
Would you buy these?

With all that said guys, should I ask my mechanic which ones he is getting? I'm out of time and won't be able to order anything on my own and I'm going through the mechanic..I don't want to have to...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-17-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By omarphi215
Would you buy these?

I need to replace my tie rods and in searching I found OEM tie rods on bimmerworld's site for 54.99 each..on FCP GROTON they have a set of KARLYN for 31.99. I know you get what you pay for but would...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-08-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By omarphi215
Lots of work need help..have not driven for two weeks

Thanks that helps a lot.


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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-07-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By omarphi215
Lots of work need help..have not driven for two weeks

Ok so I need tie rods, struts, and rear brakes with rotors...I was quoted in the area of 6-700 bucks. I'm on a budget but should I Upgrade? Perhaps upgraded brakes..higher end struts maybe? I have an...
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