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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 12-10-2012, 02:28 AM
van31 van31 is offline
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Mein Auto: E30 318i 85, E30 323i 84
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.

There is a definite pattern of the rev 'boost' it follows an extra 50% to what it should.

Could this be because the instrument panel has been replaced with a 4 cylinder one? so it is reading 50% more ignitions?

Also, just replaced the timing belt, tensioner, adjusted the valve clearances and gave the dizzy a clean, will i have to re-time the engine?

I want to get the car and everything in it running well, as i just passed my blueslip/ roadworthy inspection today.

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