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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 09-17-2005, 09:58 AM
dave collin dave collin is offline
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Starter Replacement

I'm thinking about replacing the starter myself. Is this a pain in the*** job? My Bentley say I have to drain the coolant. Bleed the coolant system when replacing it. How much other stuff do I need to remove? I'd appreciate any input from anyone that's done it.
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Old 09-17-2005, 01:43 PM
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I dont know what year and model e30 you have exactly, but it is posible to do. It is a major pain in the ya ya.

I dont recall taking anything apart of the cooling system. Unless you are talking about the cooling lines that go in and out of the throttle body. You do have to take the air meter and air filter to give you some room.

When you decide to do this you will need to double check the size of the starter or prepare to make a round trip to the parts counter if you got the wrong one.
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:40 AM
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Well it wasn't as bad as I thought. It took me and a buddy about an hour and a half. We didn't have to mess with any coolant lines, or the air filter. It helped that he has ample tools.
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