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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 06-15-2013, 09:10 AM
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Just saw this linked on the NZ bimmersport.co.nz forum. Lot's of original sales brochures including English versions!
http://car-cm.jp/brochure/
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:49 AM
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Hello everyone , I am from Lahore , Pakistan , recently bought a BMW M3 1985 , It doesn't have a stock engine but have one of toyota Cressida's. I am looking to replace it , now the problem is BMW engines are not very easily available here so I thought if I install toyota 1JZ or 2JZ in it , now please tell me what to do , if I opt for 2jz what other mods would I have to do , will it be a easy swap , please I need proper suggestions and nice guidelines. I love 2jz. So please help me , if anyone provide it with their email would be very helpful.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:48 PM
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Cool Google is your friend...

It looks like it's been done before.
A lot of stuff came up with a search:

https://www.google.com/search?num=10...81.r-47LewPzrM
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:30 PM
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E30 Resource Thread

How do i flush powersteering on 1987 bmw 325i


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Old 11-13-2013, 11:34 AM
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so I recently bought a 1985 318i. Its fuel pump was just having issues so I replaced it with a new one. I cranked it over for about 10-15 minutes, no fuel was making it to the engine. First things first double checked that I had gas and I hooked up the pump correctly. those were fine so my buddy check to see if the pump turned on when I cranked it over, and it did so it turns on. the next step we tried was detaching the fuel line from the rail and when it cranked over no fuel came out. So we move closer to the pump. We decided to do it right behind a part I'm not sure of the name but it looks like a mini fuel filter. this part is right past the pump and the fuel goes through it before it continues through the lines. so we disconnected right behind it and tried to crank it, to see if fuel would come out. no fuel did there was small amounts of pressure when cranking but not very much. we double checked that it was hooked up properly. Oh and the fuses and wiring is ok as well. I've googled it and tried to find something like this happening any ideas.
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somehow a reply to a different subject got tossed to this thread...sorry.
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BMW-CCA #441426 Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know, and I don't care!

1995 318is "Bebe"; 1993 325is "Elvira"; 1985 635CSi "Katja"; 1984 633CSi "Sylvia"; 1987 325is "Odette"


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I only use my one PC to access this site, but do not always have the time to read through all threads on this particular forum.
Next time I log on I do not know where I left off, as all cookies get deleted when I log out.
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Re: E30 Resource Thread

My phone does that, both my PCs do that regardless of what browser I use. VERY annoying. I've got cookies allowed and it does no good. My phone is the worst. I am usually dropped into a thread 5-10 PAGES behind where I left off. And the Android app for Bimmerfest crashes constantly. All these problems started when the app was "upgraded" months ago. I wish I could go back to the previous version. I never had any trouble with it, ever, at all.

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BMW-CCA #441426 Which is worse, ignorance or apathy? I don't know, and I don't care!

1995 318is "Bebe"; 1993 325is "Elvira"; 1985 635CSi "Katja"; 1984 633CSi "Sylvia"; 1987 325is "Odette"

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:44 PM
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:18 AM
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Hi. I'm Clyde. I'm new here and need/want to learn about the E30 in particular, which I may be acquiring soon. This looks like the right place.

Currently selling my '03 EB Expedition and when she's sold, have been offered a friend's 1990 325is 5-spd sunroof coupe said to be in pretty good condition. I've only yet seen a photo.

I'd post the photo, but I don't yet know how to upload one from my own files. The "insert" buttton above wants a hyperlink, hmm, let's see...

[IMG]C:\Users\BC\Pictures\BMW 3 Series 1990\A BMW 2.jpg[/IMG]

Did that work?
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:03 AM
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Has anyone tried replacing the cluster lights with LEDs? Figure if I have to replace the ODO gears I might as well upgrade the lighting and paint the needles.


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Old 03-10-2015, 10:49 AM
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Hey bro. I need some assistance with my car.
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Need power steer pressure hose
Rear and front suspension
And front control arms upper and lower
Please start a new thread in the general E30 forum:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=96
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:09 PM
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Does a 1987 bmw 325 have a check engine light? And is it the same thing as a 325i?
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Old 05-07-2015, 04:24 PM
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I am looking for a diagram of all the plumbing for power steering and power assist bar for my 1990 bmw 325i took it apart a year ago had new lines crimped but forget which lines go where- I think I hooked something up wrong because when I try to turn the steering wheel it absolutely goes nuts. I hope I didn't damage the rack an pinion . any idea what might cause this. tried bleeding out the air from where the power steering lines connect to the bar itself but the steering still has a mind of its own - a very aggressive and very fast back and forth movement of my steering wheel
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:00 AM
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Does a 1987 bmw 325 have a check engine light? And is it the same thing as a 325i?
Yes to the CEL. No to the 325 vs 325i. Plain 325 is a 325e.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:24 AM
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Headlight Wiper Removal.

Hey guys,
Recently bought an E30 and i am looking to do a HID conversion on it. I have done it previously on a friends E30 however the E30 i have has come with headlights wipers. Ive been trying to get the grill off so that i can get the headlights out for a clean install of the HIDs however the wipers are getting in the way.

Does anyone know how to remove these wipers (useless things) when trying to take the grill off.

Thanks guys!
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:54 AM
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Hey guys,
Recently bought an E30 and i am looking to do a HID conversion on it. I have done it previously on a friends E30 however the E30 i have has come with headlights wipers. Ive been trying to get the grill off so that i can get the headlights out for a clean install of the HIDs however the wipers are getting in the way.

Does anyone know how to remove these wipers (useless things) when trying to take the grill off.

Thanks guys!
-Kunal
Prolly the same for the E30:

http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/10723-...dlight-wipers/

BTW, the headlight wipers and washers are super rare and desirable in the US. Take care of them
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:09 AM
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Prolly the same for the E30:

http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/topic/10723-...dlight-wipers/

BTW, the headlight wipers and washers are super rare and desirable in the US. Take care of them
Hey cheers for that link, i had visited it earlier but there was just no way of getting to the bolt i could see and i had no leverage even if i got my hand in there. However thinking about it i may be able to get it if i take the middle chrome part of the grill off and put my hand in there.

I will be sure to take care of them although I'd be lying if i said i didnt think about snapping them off haha
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:34 PM
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The Famous Old-BMW Driveability Sensor Disconnect Test (The disconnect test).

The driveability sensors on your car help the ecu determine and maintain a precise fuel-air mixture going into your engine at all times and under all rpm ranges. When this mixture is off, you'll experience power, throttle response, fuel economy, and idle problems (one or more of the foregoing). These are the various aspects of your car's driveability.

The E34/30/36 has a fault code reporting system for its sensors which make it much easier to determine which are busted. Once the ecu determines that a sensor is faulty, it will ignore the inputs from that sensor and so performance will not be adversely affected (though, of course, not optimal) as the ecu uses stored standard factory values in place of live dynamic sensor readings. However, this error coding system is a very early generation one, and its sensitivity is poor. There have been many cases where dumb sensors have still been kept online by the ecu (most commonly, the ects, maf and o2 sensor, in that order). Using dumb sensor inputs leads to driveability problems.

Enter the drivability sensor disconnect test. This is a near perfect method of determining which driveability sensor is actually busted on the car. It has only one weakness - its reliability is not great when there are 2 or more dsensors busted at the same time. So with that caveat, let me proceed to explain.....the driveability sensor disconnect test.

Driveability sensors : Ects (engine coolant temp sensor, usually blue tipped), maf, o2 sensor, iats (intake air temp sensor), tps (throttle position sensor), icv (idle control valve).

1. Read error codes via the stomp test first. Take note of them.
2. Disconnect the first sensor in your list (start with the ones easiest to disconnect and reconnect, for obvious reasons).
3. See if the engine's problem disappears in the conditions in which it appeared. So, you may have to take the car out for a drive, etc, or you may notice it immediately while at idle. Depends on your issue.
4. Reconnect the sensor. Leave error codes uncleared.
5. Return to #3 until all the relevant sensors have been done.

[ It is best to do this with all the sensors on your list, even if you find the busted sensor early on. ]

6. Retest connect/disconnect with the identified busted sensor to confirm diagnosis.
8. Clear all error codes.
7. Drive the car with that sensor disconnected, until you can have it replaced.
8. Upon replacement, redo the disconnect test for that sensor alone to confirm that its good.
9. Clear all error codes.
10. After a few days/1 week of driving, recheck error codes.


That's it. When you're smooth with this, doing the entire disconnect test will take you around 10 minutes tops excluding testing time (which, since it may involve driving especially for pure fuel economy issues, could thus stretch the time frame of the test).

You can also do the test when everything on your car works find, just to familiarise yourself with how the car reacts to busted/absent sensors. It is worth doing.

The alternative to this would be to check sensor resistances via the harness under different temperature and driving conditions, which is usually not as rapid as this method at IDing obvious issues.


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Old 03-05-2016, 02:39 PM
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Hey guys! Just stopping in to add my playlist of E30 DIY's on YouTube here to the library of resources.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...j_RiNL9aEPy8w6
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:26 PM
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Drum Brake Overhaul - Project Pics

I chose to overhaul the stock rear drum brakes on my '84 318i rather than change out to 4-wheel disks. Not that hard - once you see how to do it - also not that expensive. See project pics.
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