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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 11-06-2015, 02:46 PM
morganism morganism is online now
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Mein Auto: e30 325e
ac belt wont go on m20

85 325e euro/grey

ac belt adjuster maxed out against support bracket, and not even close to going on.

mount bolts and adjuster loose and wire brushed.

as i recal, it didnt come off till i pulled the crank pulley either.

matches the old one, and i did order under the euro part number.

any tricks or tips ?

is holding up my tim ing belt reassembly
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Ceeker Ceeker is offline
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yes! it is quite possible you have the wrong length a/c belt.

Some cars came with two different a/c compressors with diff diameter pulley.
I recently had this problem with a timing belt change i did on a car.

I ended up cutting the belt off to save time since they were tired and cracked. when I got the new one it was the same length.

a year break in the production year was the culprit. you should be able to get the proper length from the dealership EPC

or see if it is listed here


enter your last 7 of the vin number; it might not be specific enough but it should give you the two options for the belt size.

Last edited by Ceeker; 11-20-2015 at 03:58 PM.
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