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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 04-06-2013, 10:43 PM
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:41 AM
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:32 PM
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So this is what $95 of gaskets look like? Crazy!

Steering rack Rebuild kit that I have been waiting on since Feb. 25th! From Pelican parts. Turns out they had to order it from Germany because it wasnt available here in the states anymore.

Should be tackling this soon hopefully. Although my clutch just took a crap on me but I already have parts in for that. Looks like my time is already designated.


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Old 04-17-2013, 07:07 PM
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Just picked up my SACHS clutch kit today for $160 complete with alignment tool and both the pilot and throwout bearing.

Now just need to order the 17mm drain plug tool and the pilot bearing puller. New guibo, flywheel and pressure plate bolts and probably a shift bushing rebuild kit while im down there anyway. Will keep you guys posted.
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:36 AM
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Hey have you tried www.bavauto.com or www.autohausaz.com they usually have everything you might need and their prices are normally less then Pelican on most stuff .Plus I swear Pelican hasn't actually got any parts at all, they just order them after you do.I don't think I've ever had an order that wasn't missing something that was on back-order.LOL, but anyway the other two are pretty good and the prices are OK .Have fun with the clutch I'm putting mine off till next month.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:52 AM
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Your experience isn't typical. I've ordered over $3000 worth of parts from Pelican in the last 5 months, and there were maybe 5 (out of a hundred) parts that were out of stock. All but one of the out-of-stock items came within a week....and that was some new hood strut clips! You'd think they'd have those by the boxful!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:13 AM
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Yea i know it was crazy how lo inhad to wait. But im not mad as the car was just sitting anyway. All my other orders came quick. Matter of fact i just ordered more stuff today. Should be here monday. Then i will work on my car. As of now it is sitting on jackstands in the garage.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:30 AM
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Guys just check the prices if you could order from World Pac you could get any part you need at wholesale when you need it but they only do commercial accounts so I referred you to a couple of good retail outlets if you want to go with Pelican be my guest I think they suck but I buy allot of parts so maybe I'm biased.Plus I was cleaning the gasket drawers in my shop at home and well I wish I knew you or anyone really need those I guess I didn't read this one before because it started so long ago .I'm almost positive I have that whole kit complete ,I'm sure I have most of it.Plus almost every other gasket you can think of except head gaskets I've use them up.Reminds me I should order one for my car so I can rebuild the motor this summer.I also have allot of good used parts for E30s,2002s ,E24s,E28s,E21s&E36s the shop I own has been in business since 1978 I bought out the owner in 1999 so I have lots of stuff more than I want or need.So you other choice is if you need something email me and I'll let you know if I have it .Anyway as I said yesterday have fun with the clutch ,just a suggestion rebuild (IE new bushings)shifter while your at it ,new bushings make E30s so much nicer to drive.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:08 PM
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Well I got around to workin on my clutch yesterday. My finger nail got ripped off on friday so it hurts. It is my middle finger too so i havent been using it. I have done many clutches before and this one is no different. Although it seemed to go very smoothly and easily. I might have spent maybe 1 and a half hours and the only thing I need to do is loosen the tranny to block bolts and its off. For those of you who have not done a clutch on the E30 before it is very easy. Although It is always recommended that you ontain some sort of reference like a haynes, chilton or better still a Bently service manual. Pretty much happens in this order:
1. Disconnect the battery
2. Remove the starter (at least this is what I did second since I was already in the engine bay)
3. Remove exhaust
4. Remove the 6 bolts holding the flex disc (guibo) in place.
5. loosen and remove the center support bearing and guide the driveshaft off the output spline. Hang it out of the way.
6. Disconnect the shift linkage and reverse switch wiring
7. Disconnect the slave cylinder but leave it attached to the rubber line. Hang it out of the way.
8. Remove all bolts holding the tranny to the block.
9. Persuade the tranny off the block.
10. Remove pressure plate bolts. Be careful because the clutch disc will also fall down with the presure plate.
11. Remove the flywheel for resurfacing.
12. OPTIONAL: Replace the rear main seal since you are already here. Regardless of if its leaking or not its cheap and its extra insurance.

Assembly is the reverse of removal. Cheers.


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Old 04-20-2013, 06:19 AM
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Ouch ,well at least it didn't trap you under the car .When I was 18 or so I was taking a auto trans out of an old Ford Turino and I didn't realize how heavy an FMX trans is I thought it would be like a C4 I'd just cut it loose and set it on my chest and side out from under the car.Big mistake it took 10 min of yelling to get my Dads attention in the house so he could pull me out from under the car.Now I use a trans jack needless to say.Sounds like your still having fun with it ,try not to hurt your self any more it gets harder to do with no good hands.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:40 PM
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Well got the tranny off and not to my surprise the TO bearing was just obliterated! Also my release fork was done for too (luckily I already bough another) however sadly the front housing cover that the TO bearing rides on is broken. I almost bought a new one too but didnt want to spend the $200 to get it. Now I have to have it oh well Now I can say that everything will be new.


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Old 04-20-2013, 03:37 PM
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Here are a few pictures ahowing the damage: the last picture is supposed to be the plastic pivot which has been worn down and the case has been worn too. Shouldnt be a problem though.

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:09 PM
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Here are a few more pics of the box cleaned up a bit. I ordered a new front housing cover (aka TO bearing guide) today cost $195. So everything is on hold until that comes in.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:46 AM
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Well my TO bearing guide finally came in from Germany yesterday. Got the transmission back on and it is shifting beautifully! Now time to break in the clutch and its all good. So much difference and very very quiet to boot! Also replaced all shift bushes and it shifts smooth and solid.


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Old 05-03-2013, 10:47 AM
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Here is the new guide, TO bearing, release fork/arm, return spring and plastic pivot.

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Old 07-14-2013, 07:26 AM
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Well fellas the car is sold. Not that i did much with it anyway.


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Old 07-15-2013, 08:19 AM
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Was that the intent all along, or did you just give up on it? Seems like you'd made a lot of progress with it. Are you glad it's gone, or did it leave an E30-shaped hole in your soul?
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:15 PM
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Well there was no hardcore intent for it. Dreams if you will. The car was used as my daily commuter. I just bought a E39 540i/6 and i love it. I have always loved the E39 and now I own one. I plan on buying a Facelifted E30 soon to devote strictly to the track. Here is my new toy. Click image for larger version

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