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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-20-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By van31
I found the problem, a conveniently sized lid had...

I found the problem, a conveniently sized lid had fallen into the filler hole, and wedged itself sideways in the pipe just before the tank...


How it got there, I have no clue, could be someone's...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-17-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By van31
Thank you for the reply. Which part is it here? ...

Thank you for the reply. Which part is it here?

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=1554&mospid=47321&btnr=16_0046&hg=16&fg=05
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-17-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By van31
How would I go about that? Do I have to drop the...

How would I go about that? Do I have to drop the tank?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-17-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By van31
Will not fuel up!

Hi I have an 85 323i, in pretty good overall condition, recently I've been driving the car with minimal fuel in the tank.

After realising that I needed fuel badly, I popped into a servo, where I...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-24-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By van31
Sway bar slipping off? 1985 323i

So I've been driving my 85 323i for a while now, and I've noticed this has happened twice.


When I bought the car, I'm unsure if it was on or not, however, because the exhaust kept scraping at in...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-05-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By van31
So not a simple pull the motor, swap blocks, and...

So not a simple pull the motor, swap blocks, and drop back in? Has anyone here done the swap?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-04-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By van31
Nope have a m20b23, completely stock.

Nope have a m20b23, completely stock.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 04-04-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By van31
85 323i everything with a 2.7 bottom end?

I've been reading everywhere about this but I can't find someone in the same situation as me, as 323s are euro models and are rare in murrica.

If I use my 323 everything, remove the engine swap...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-27-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By van31
Cam interchangeablity?

My stock M20b23 cam is in need of a fresh replacement or regrind.
Are all the m20 camshafts interchangeable? or jsut the m20b20/b23?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-27-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By van31
E21, E30 engine compatibility?

There's a cheap E21 323i around the corner, too much work to get roadworthy, but i was thinking of using the engine out of it as i know some models are backwards compatible, like 2002 can fit a 318...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-20-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By van31
I dont have the old Tacho, i bought the car and...

I dont have the old Tacho, i bought the car and it reads wrong. So you recommend pulling out the cluster and checking?

it's a 323i '85 chassis/motor, but with (what i suspect to be ) a 318i...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-16-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By van31
So they are the pulse powered types? Tacho* not...

So they are the pulse powered types? Tacho* not taco.. i guess i was hungry.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-10-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By van31
Taco reading wrong?

Recently bought an 85 323i, but the taco is reading far above what it should. It has the standard gearbox, which in my other 323i does 80km/ph at 2000rpm in 5th.

My new car reads approx 3000rpm.
...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-06-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 605,568
Posted By van31
cont'd. If you look carefully, there are 4...

cont'd.

If you look carefully, there are 4 of them, it's like they breed.. :thumbup:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 12-05-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,999
Views: 605,568
Posted By van31
In the process of preparing for roadworthy on...

In the process of preparing for roadworthy on monday, fixing rust, exhaust fixes, new tyres, new cv boots, half the engine is out to check everything over and replace a few things.
323i, bought for...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-25-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,331
Posted By van31
It's not stuck, it's just an extremely loose...

It's not stuck, it's just an extremely loose shifter, that sometimes from neutral is really difficult to engage certain gears.

So no-one here knows if the 325e 325i or 318i have a clone shift...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-25-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,331
Posted By van31
"The 316 and 318i also had the option of a common...

"The 316 and 318i also had the option of a common 5-speed manual (Getrag 240), while the 323i and 325i had a stronger 5-speed manual gearbox (Getrag 260). "

Is this the information i am looking...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-25-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,331
Posted By van31
I own an '85 323i, and i can't find a shift...

I own an '85 323i, and i can't find a shift rebuild kit anywhere online, will any other model's rebuild kit fit?

Like this...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-21-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By van31
Crazy tapping noise in my 323? Not tappets!

Just bought myself a BMW 1985 323i, 4 door, that had been neglected.
A quick rub back of the paint, and hopefully some engine fixes, will bring it back to life.

An engine from the wreckers is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-15-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By van31
Just called up a few wreckers, different bell...

Just called up a few wreckers, different bell housing etc, not worth the trouble, couldnt find anything regarding my situation on the interwebs, i searched a fair bit before i posted.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-15-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,132
Posted By van31
I meant it that way. E30 into E36. Just wanted to...

I meant it that way. E30 into E36. Just wanted to check if the mounting bolts were the same, thanks for letting me know.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-15-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,132
Posted By van31
Questions dont hurt do they? Not everyone knows...

Questions dont hurt do they?
Not everyone knows the differences in engine mounts of the two models.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 11-15-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By van31
318i gearbox the same as a 323i?

Is this true?
I have an '85 318i manual trans wreck, which i was thinking of swapping into an auto 323i '84 which is for sale up the coast.

Are they 'identical'? in regards to swaps?

Might buy...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-15-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,132
Posted By van31
Exclamation Engine swaps?

I've seen a cheap 1996 BMW 318i Sedan, I have an '85 E30 318i wreck, are the engines interchangeable? They are both manuals.:dunno:
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 09-15-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By van31
I'm not sure about the coolant that has been used...

I'm not sure about the coolant that has been used before, but i flushed out the heater core, and that was filth, so much dirty water and crap came out.
Compression is good, almost new engine lead me...
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