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Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-18-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By E30 hobby car
same thing happened to mine after it sat for a...

same thing happened to mine after it sat for a few years.

I replaced all the same things you did, didn't fix it. i removed the injectors and had them sonicly leaned, re-installed them and it was...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-18-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By E30 hobby car
the car was built in 85/86 I like the idea...

the car was built in 85/86

I like the idea of swapping the head, installing a chip, maybe install a cold air intake.

it would definitely add a few hp.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By E30 hobby car
again, a question that has been asked a million...

again, a question that has been asked a million times.

what is a recommended chip?
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By E30 hobby car
good tip. I am not at the sell and re bbuy...

good tip.

I am not at the sell and re bbuy stage either. Reason being is i have sunk alot into this car, full respray, lots up upgrades, will never get the money out of it. And i like this car....
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By E30 hobby car
325E vs 325i

I know this has been discussed many many times, one way or another. sorry

I have a 325E. it is painfully slow and weak. I want more power but i dont really want the hassle of a swap. I dont have...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By E30 hobby car
I did my timing this spring. It was my first time...

I did my timing this spring. It was my first time doing it and I replace everything, however i was one tooth off.

I did my inspections and everything looked good to me so i reinstalled...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-16-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By E30 hobby car
My pump died last spring, i replaced it with a...

My pump died last spring, i replaced it with a used pump, I seem to have lost a little power and fuel pressure. the pump whines like a spoiled brat wanting a chocolate bar.

I purchased a new pump...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By E30 hobby car
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0184/...

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0184/BMW_0184_ENGOIL_pg4.htm#item11

this is what they look like. for the price i went with the Bosch. very cheap.

Infact i got the part from my...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By E30 hobby car
yes. That is for mine anyway. 1985, 325E auto. ...

yes. That is for mine anyway. 1985, 325E auto.

I would think they are pretty much the same. Look for a black wire coming out of it,
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 01-12-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By E30 hobby car
It is located on the passanger side, front of the...

It is located on the passanger side, front of the engine. just above the oil pan.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=1564&mospid=47321&btnr=11_0119&hg=11&fg=10

#3 is the oil...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By E30 hobby car
if everything else is clean and new, maybe your...

if everything else is clean and new, maybe your injector is clogged.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By E30 hobby car
what colour where they originally? If you...

what colour where they originally?

If you buff or scrub leather it will simply wear off the finish.

i never believed in dying or spraying your carpets or seats. it wears off on your clothes.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-30-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By E30 hobby car
i agree with downhiller. head gasket isn't...

i agree with downhiller. head gasket isn't completely blown but it is about to, or it has been sitting for a few years causing gaskets to dry out.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-25-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By E30 hobby car
Update: had it on several road trips so far...

Update:

had it on several road trips so far with no issues. Driving it almost daily as long as its not raining.

Had to replace a few miner things as my idling was rough. did the timing belt and...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-25-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By E30 hobby car
its referred to as the plastic bumper swap. Its...

its referred to as the plastic bumper swap. Its easy enough to do. search the forum first as it has been talked about many many times. seriously. so many times..... lots...


short version. just...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By E30 hobby car
i second what downhiller is saying. i experienced...

i second what downhiller is saying. i experienced the same thing when i first got my car.
It has been sitting for a year or 2 and alot of things were starting to leak.

during my rebuild process...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By E30 hobby car
i just googled JDM exhaust and this came up.

i just googled JDM exhaust and this came up.
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By E30 hobby car
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0189/...

http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/0189/BMW_0189_WATPMP_pg1.htm#item0

i know alot of guys on here like bav auto but i like pelican better. I just find these guys very helpful. and bav...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By E30 hobby car
I am also experiencing this issue. how difficult...

I am also experiencing this issue. how difficult is it to replace them? does everything have to come out in order to replace them?

I am thinking upgrade to urethane powerflex bushings.

my...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By E30 hobby car
i dig the colour. looks similar to a recent...

i dig the colour. looks similar to a recent article in euro tuner.

there was a 76 porsche 911 in "putty grey" and it was really cool.

nice ride.

out of curiosity why did you do your...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-23-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By E30 hobby car
i used brembo blanks and am very happy with...

i used brembo blanks and am very happy with them. i am not to aggressive on the brakes as i only cruise in the car but i have had a few hard emergency braking situations and they held up very...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 08-13-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3,162
Views: 648,063
Posted By E30 hobby car
evening photo

evening photo
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-30-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By E30 hobby car
I just had the coolant sensor replaced for the...

I just had the coolant sensor replaced for the idle control module. I know there are several but am still not sure what goes where. The dash temp sensor is all over the place. but i believe that is...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-30-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By E30 hobby car
poor fuel economy

I am getting poor fuel economy. 1986 325e (auto)

I was having an idle issue and had that fixed. new plugs, new sensors, new idle control module.

the guy at the shop indicated that this should...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-30-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By E30 hobby car
I completely agree with finding a good quality...

I completely agree with finding a good quality car instead of fixing up a beater.

I have told my storey many times. bought mine for $400 bucks. I am in for almost $11,000.00 Car was professionally...
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