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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 08-26-2009, 01:16 PM
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Hey all, i'm new to the community. I've recently found myself considering letting my ix wagon go in order to purchase a 2wd of the same thing. Just looking for some asking price advise, what they are generally still worth these days. It's diamond swartz, 5speed, no A/C, no cruise, manual sunroof and windows, 246,000 km, imported from germany about 5 years ago, unfortunately winter driven and could use some engine work. A power plant swap would probably be the most logical. She still runs, and is by no means in rough shape, but i'm suspecting the typical head gasket stuff. It's also got one dented front fender.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:36 PM
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post up some pictures, and we could help you some more. What do you mean by typical head gasket stuff?
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:55 PM
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Maybe 'typical' was the wrong word. I have heard, and been told, that the m20 motors are generally bullet proof, maintained properly, but if something does happen, it's usually the head gasket. I'll try to get some pics.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:21 PM
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there was a recent thread on the touring cars... they are in high demand you can probably get a pretty penny for your e30
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:25 PM
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thx, i'll try to find it. i'm not too good at web site navigation.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:36 PM
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we still need to see the pics
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:39 PM
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K. I'll get on that. You want one don't you? Lol.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:41 PM
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Ummmm... this might be relevant to my interests.

E30 gurus- how feasible is it to do an S50 swap into an E30 ix? Can I just ditch the awd system, or is there more to it then that?
The thought of an E30 M wagen kinda makes me happy in my pants.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:15 PM
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Funny you should say that, that's been my main objective for a bit now but money is scarce. Imagine an awd M wagon! Apparently the awd versions of E30's carry with them a lot of limitations. Still a work in progress though.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:54 PM
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Funny you should say that, that's been my main objective for a bit now but money is scarce. Imagine an awd M wagon! Apparently the awd versions of E30's carry with them a lot of limitations. Still a work in progress though.
Oh no, I wan't thinking of trying to use the ix trany and tranfer case. I just want to know if my S50 and rwd tranny can work with the ix rear diff/subframe etc..
But yes, an AWD M Wagen would be ridiculous. I want one.
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