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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 02-24-2017, 01:33 PM
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Extra Parts??? Opps

Any help is appreciated in identifying my extra parts. My 1990 BMW 325ic encountered a broken timing belt recently while the engine was running. Thatís not good. Iím 70 years old, so I had a mechanically inclined friend help me. Actually, I was the gopher. We removed the radiator & shroud, fan and clutch assembly, removed alternator and all engine belts, removed harmonic balancer, timing belt covers, thermostat housing, all engine coolant hoses and breather hoses, water pump, intake and exhaust manifolds, engine head, cam gear drive sprocket and oil pan. Most component parts, as well as belts and hoses, were replaced with new. The problem we have is there are three bolts and one part which came out of the engine, but were not put back in. I am attaching a photo of the parts. The two identical bolts are 15mm and one 13mm. The apparent spacer is what it is. It would be greatly appreciated if you would assist me in identifying where these parts belong. Your input, as well as laughter at my stupidity, is welcome. Thank you for your help.
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:31 AM
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The washer could be the one for the crank shaft pulley.


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Old 02-25-2017, 10:43 AM
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Thanks Bad Boyz. I'm not seeing that kind of washer/spacer in the diagrams. I'll keep looking. Thanks again.
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:02 PM
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The small bolt could be for the water pump pulley and the other two almost look like the two bolts that hold the metal tube that goes to the lower hose.


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Old 02-26-2017, 10:02 AM
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Thanks Heifetz17. I checked and the metal hose tube and it is solidly in place. I can't see the water pump pulley with it all back together. Next week I have to do some disassembly to replace the oil sender unit and I'll check the water pump pulley. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:13 AM
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The two larger bolts look like fasteners for the oil pan.

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Old 02-27-2017, 10:08 AM
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I'm assuming 2 of the bolts don't have grease or grim on them so i figure look for something that you might of forgot not near the engine as for the other bolt with grease on them and washer that a mystery..the washer looks like a cam bolt retainer...I always take pics before and after something to look back on and to bag everything and labeled...
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:58 AM
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Thanks Rustneversleeps. We ran most all of the nuts and bolts and exposed metal parts (manifolds, oil pan, thermostat housing, etc.) through a parts washer before reinstalling. I still agree with you that the two larger bolts look pretty damn clean. I don't think the parts washer accounts for that much cleanliness. I agree, those bolts probably came out of an area not exposed to the outside environment. So, I'll put your comment in a must check list with the other suggestions. Thank again for your help.
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