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Old 01-13-2013, 08:01 PM
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May I know why you change out the airbag steering wheel? Is it because the airbag no longer work?
Hey Prost, due to my seated position, the wheel blocked the oil temp gauge. And, I have always liked the M-Tech 1 styling, so... but it was form following function though
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:10 PM
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Hey Prost, due to my seated position, the wheel blocked the oil temp gauge. And, I have always liked the M-Tech 1 styling, so... but it was form following function though
Is it hard to change it?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:15 AM
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Thank you! Normal H-pattern. IMO the dogleg is great for the track, not so great for the street. In the stoplight grandprix the 1-2 shift is important


Beautiful car! I'd love to have a red or black one join my 335i in the garage some day
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:24 AM
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Is it hard to change it?
You can do eet! I followed this set of instructions:

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71838

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Beautiful car! I'd love to have a red or black one join my 335i in the garage some day
Thank you
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:28 PM
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You can do eet! I followed this set of instructions:

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71838



Thank you
Thanks, I will take a look at that.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:41 PM
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:14 AM
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Any engine pics?
Will snap some soon, Andrew.

370mm courtesy of Levent at Guten Parts + Service



Will have an 8/10 MT 1 for sale soon...
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:21 AM
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Sitting on a shelf in my garage:
  • Spark plugs
  • Plug wires
  • Distributor cap
  • Rotor
  • Rogue RSMs
  • IGGO chip
Did I mention that I found a NIB silver OEM floor mats? They have been NLA for a while now... happy happy joy joy...
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:03 PM
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Massive and Turner oil pan baffles on the way.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:58 PM
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:11 PM
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J/K, the wheel is the difference between night and day!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:26 PM
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J/K, the wheel is the difference between night and day!
Andrew, at first I thought the contours of the MT II would look too modern for the E30... once I drove the car with the new wheel I reverted to the form-follows-function convention. I dig it. And thank you for the kind words.

Earlier today I was thinking about So Cal Euro 2006...

Good times. Was Sam born as yet?
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:10 PM
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Wow that's an old picture. Yea, Sam was about 10 months old. Josh is going to be 6 this July. Amazing how time flies!
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:51 PM
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So, more maintenance on the M3:
  • Spark plug wires
  • Spark plugs
  • Distributor cap and rotor
  • Redline in the trans
  • Redline in the diff
  • Turner and Massive baffles (which meant new Mobil 1 in the crank case)
  • New cruise control cable
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  • Brake fluid flush
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:14 PM
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Gorgeous car. I feel like picking me up an E30 M3.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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Gorgeous car. I feel like picking me up an E30 M3.
Thank you, sir. You will not regret pulling the trigger on one of these.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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My rebuilt AFM came in last week.

The work was done my Gregs///M:

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=247831

Pretty cool service he provides.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:57 PM
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Not really a performance item, but...

These arrived today.

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Old 08-16-2013, 08:49 AM
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very nice
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:52 PM
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very nice
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:57 PM
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I had the intake plenum and valve cover refinished:







The ICV cleaned up nicely



Installed the reman'd AFM at the same time





The lettering on the plenum needs work, and the fuel rail looks really bad next to the refinished parts.
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-2006 Z4 M Roadster (Sapphire Black/imola red)...12/9/2006
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-2004 330i ZHP Imola red/black alcantara CPO 1/2008
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1990 BMW E30 M3
Zinnoberrot red/black interior
82,000 miles



Miscellaneous Notes:
Panels on the car are original. Photos show the VIN tags on the fenders and doors. VIN tags not verified on rear quarter panels, as not easily accessed.
No rust
Original paint
Dry undercarriage
Original carpet mats with M3 logo (NLA)
17-inch Konig 5-spoke wheels (215/40/17 Front and 235/40/17 Rear)
Note: OEM 15" basket-weave wheels convey with car; Goodyear Eagle P205 55R15 tires (OE tire)

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Modifications & upgrades:

Turner Motor Sport chip
Evo II adjustable cam gears
Timing chain tensioner upgrade (E36 tensioner)
K&N air filter
Short shifter kit
One piece illuminated leather shifter
Oil baffle
Polyurethane alternator bushings
H&R Sport springs
Bilstein Sport shocks
Racing Dynamics front strut bar
Racing Dynamics rear strut bar
Ireland Engineering front sway bar with reinforcements
Ireland Engineering rear sway bar with reinforcements and adjustable end links
Zimmer cross drilled rotors, front and rear
17-inch Konig 5-spoke wheels

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Improvements and service while in my possession (77,000-80,000 miles):

Install BMW CD43, BMW Business CD Car Radio, complete with Security Radio Code, installation instructions, operating instructions, programming instructions, 17-PIN connector & wiring harness and DIN-ISO antenna adapter. The CD43 head unit is mated to MobileSpec MS-6CH 6-Channel Line-Output Converter, BMW Sound System speakers, Q-Logic subwoofer, Zapco 360W 4-channel amp, Zapco 500W 1-channel amp.

Replace tires and wheel alignment [77,618 miles]: Bridgestone Potenza-S (215/40/17 Front and 235/40/17 Rear)

Replace entire exhaust system [77,676 miles].
Turner Motorsport double pipes & cats and BMW OEM muffler.
Vehicle passed state Emission Inspection (certificate of proof is available)
Install M-Coupe differential cover modification [77,676 miles]
Replace rubber front control arm bushings [77,676 miles] (BMW Motorsport- upgraded rubber bushings)
Replace rubber rear subframe bushings and rear trailing arm bushings [77,676 miles]
Replace thermostat and coolant flush [77,676 miles] (OEM theremostat, BMW OEM coolant)
Transmission and differential flushes [77,676 miles] (Motul Gear 300)
Replace rear soft brake lines/hard lines/flush brakes [77,676 miles] (Motul RBF600 Brake Fluid)
Evacuate and refill AC system [77,676 miles]
Repair driver's door lock cylinder [77,676 miles] (repair kit- keyed to match passenger door, trunk and ignition)
Repair central lock [77,676 miles]
Repair cruise control [77,676 miles]
Repair fog lamps [77,676 miles]
Replace battery [77,676 miles] (Interstate Battery for E30 M3- MTP91)

Replace Behr E30 M3 radiator and radiator hoses, BMW OEM coolant [78,255 miles]

Replace E30 M3 water pump [78,465 miles]
Replace engine belts [78,465 miles]
Replace OEM spark plugs [79,267 miles]

Set CO and base idle [79,267 miles]
Synchronized throttle bodies [79,267 miles]
Checked valve leash at dead cold (everything within spec) [79,267 miles]i


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-2004 330i ZHP Imola red/black alcantara CPO 1/2008
-1999 Audi A4 1.8tQ (Jaspis Green/Black)
-1986 325es (Zinnoberot red/Pearl)
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