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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 02-25-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Luke1985
Lowering springs

Hi All,

Do any of you u.k guys know of a set of front and rear springs for sale for 318i? Would like 60/40mm drop but actually not that fussy, fitted new shocks and now there's a gap the size of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-28-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Luke1985
To be honest I'm getting around 30-32mpg it's a...

To be honest I'm getting around 30-32mpg it's a manual, that trip was just me and the wife, also I don't drive it hard....they are extremely economical vehicles for the age! There are plenty of...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-28-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Luke1985
Fair shout Andy although the oem one was only a...

Fair shout Andy although the oem one was only a month or so old, it's not a massive difference but I did a 200 mile journey and got slightly better economy, also this is the first time since I've had...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-27-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Luke1985
Will do, ill get in contact during the week, just...

Will do, ill get in contact during the week, just for extra info, after fitting piper cross panel filter there actually is a difference in pick up that I didnt expect....also a nice little grunt at...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-23-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Luke1985
Thanks guys, I've got a piper cross panel...

Thanks guys,

I've got a piper cross panel filter on the way and will check out the tuning . I think it's safe to say goin forward an m42 swap is going to be the way forward . This car is in...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-22-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Luke1985
I think I'd like to try and get it to around...

I think I'd like to try and get it to around 130-140bhp, just give it a little extra. How much does cam upgrade cost? It has s/s exhaust (whole system), I think I need to get the interior finished...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-22-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Luke1985
Unfortunately I think it's past that, is plastic...

Unfortunately I think it's past that, is plastic priming then respraying with VHT black paint a good option?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-22-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Luke1985
Ha hahahahaha! Love it Tim. But calm down,...

Ha hahahahaha!

Love it Tim. But calm down, I'm not 0-speed hump guy! I was just asking opinions! I will try the piper cross replacement filter I think based on your sound (albeit bit of a rant)...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-22-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Luke1985
O.k so even for the growl, what would you...

O.k so even for the growl, what would you recommend? I guess it also improves aesthetics under the bonnet!

I know there arent many cheap performance mods for m40
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-22-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 630,412
Posted By Luke1985
My 89 318i, still a work in progress! ...

My 89 318i, still a work in progress!

Re-trim in progress....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-22-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Luke1985
Induction, to do or not to do

All,

Now my motor is running top notch, I'd like to try and eek a little more out of it. I'd like to do something with induction . What are ppls feelings on induction kits/ filters etc.

I'm...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-22-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Luke1985
Resolved

Thanks all,

I have resolved the issue, decided there must be something wrong with injectors, took everything off, got to number 4 and as I withdrew it it was carbon city and the jet fell off!...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-14-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Luke1985
Thanks all for continued support...got 4 recon...

Thanks all for continued support...got 4 recon injectors on the way...

Also I'm going to replace fpr for piece of mind as I've got one available to me for free.



Sent from my HTC One X using...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-13-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Luke1985
Looking at it today...took lead 4 off and no...

Looking at it today...took lead 4 off and no change in engine idle, thinking it may be an injector and as you said bmwfatherfigure higher revs may have been masking it. Will try replacing this...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Luke1985
And yes its the m40 motor. Sent from my HTC...

And yes its the m40 motor.

Sent from my HTC One X using Bimmer App
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Luke1985
Thanks for that, I used Bosch super 4's and...

Thanks for that,

I used Bosch super 4's and non oem leads, updated 8mm... The car was running poorly before I replaced plugs and leads and the cid you described broke....oem leads are seriously...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By Luke1985
Misfiring.....

Hi All,

My 89' 318i is missing at low revs, I've tried a lot of things including, new plugs, new leads, new coil, new battery, checked distributor, replaced vacuum hoses, (although not sure if I...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-12-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By Luke1985
Hello!

Hi All,

I bought my 1989 318i 6months ago as a restoration project from a retired guy who could no longer spend the time needed to get the car back to its original beauty. I paid 400 pounds for it...
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