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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 02-08-2008, 02:11 PM
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Finished a few things...

I gave my E30 an early valentine, wrapping up some maintenance stuff I started last October:

Power steering fluid flush, new reservoir and clamps
Brake caliper rebuild, front and back
Hawk HPS, front and back
Brake fluid flush with Motul 600
New OE spark plugs
Redline 75-90 in the gearbox and diff (october)
Flushed the coolant with OE BMW coolant (october)

Now I need to save for a clutch and timing belt
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:06 PM
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good job. I'm need to do #3 and 4 sometimes next week.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:35 PM
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good job. I'm need to do #3 and 4 sometimes next week.
Thanks man. As inexpensive as these little cars are, the maintenance adds ups with a quickness
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:26 PM
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nice. im going to put on new rotors and hawk-ht10 pads soon. will flush fluid with motul 600. also installing brake cooling kit. prepping her for track season!
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:18 AM
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nice. im going to put on new rotors and hawk-ht10 pads soon. will flush fluid with motul 600. also installing brake cooling kit. prepping her for track season!
Hey Kish, which duct kit are you going with?
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:27 PM
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Hey Kish, which duct kit are you going with?
factory3performance.

http://www.factory3performance.com/s...exd.asp?id=237
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:57 PM
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nice...my list is just as long...LOL...and still growing
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:28 PM
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Kish, does that kit impede lock-to-lock steering travel?

Are you running track pads?

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nice...my list is just as long...LOL...and still growing
There is ALWAYS something to do. But the gratification when the E30 is purring is well worth the time and money
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:22 PM
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Kish, does that kit impede lock-to-lock steering travel?

Are you running track pads?

It should not. i'll know better after I install it I will be running hawk ht-10s, new centric blanks, motul fluid and I have stoptech ss brake lines in all ready. braking should be pretty solid
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:34 PM
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It should not. i'll know better after I install it I will be running hawk ht-10s, new centric blanks, motul fluid and I have stoptech ss brake lines in all ready. braking should be pretty solid
Sweet. Rock On

Question, will the HT10's cool too fast with the ducts? Those need to have a bunch of heat in them, don't they?
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:35 PM
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Sweet. Rock On

Question, will the HT10's cool too fast with the ducts? Those need to have a bunch of heat in them, don't they?
yeah they definitely need heat build up to have a better bite but i don't think the ducting will cause them to cool off too fast.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:40 PM
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How is the interior coming along Mark?

Man, I wish I had a track car.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:35 PM
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Very nice Mark!

I'm starting to miss my e30. I wonder how it's doing in the boneyard...
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Man, I wish I had a track car.

you do.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:05 AM
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yeah they definitely need heat build up to have a better bite but i don't think the ducting will cause them to cool off too fast.
K, I guess it depends on the track, but I've seen E36 M3's (heavier cars) with thier ducts blocked off.

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How is the interior coming along Mark?

Man, I wish I had a track car.
L, I decided to leave it as is and not pursue the leather dye for the headrests, seat backs and rear seat. I'll have to look for a standard rear bench due the bambino.

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Very nice Mark!

I'm starting to miss my e30. I wonder how it's doing in the boneyard...
A, you can still get a nice E30! get one that's been taken care of
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:24 AM
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K, I guess it depends on the track, but I've seen E36 M3's (heavier cars) with thier ducts blocked off.
were they running a bbk?
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:33 AM
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were they running a bbk?
Honestly, I don't recall Let me know how they work out for you cause I was in the market for a duct kit but factory 3 only sells them for '89 up, plus I don't know how I would mate it to my BMP bumper. If they work well for you, then I'll invest the time and effort to research a solution for my application.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:37 AM
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Honestly, I don't recall Let me know how they work out for you cause I was in the market for a duct kit but factory 3 only sells them for '89 up, plus I don't know how I would mate it to my BMP bumper. If they work well for you, then I'll invest the time and effort to research a solution for my application.
i thought they had one for the pre-89s but i can see how the BMP might be an issue. will definitely let you know.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:30 PM
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A few more things:

New Timing Belt, Cam seal, and Cam Flange O-Ring
New Water Pump
Brake Master Cylinder
Valve Adjustment

According to Bullet, the Timing Belt was close to breaking... thank God we caught it in time...
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:38 PM
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A few more things:

New Timing Belt, Cam seal, and Cam Flange O-Ring
New Water Pump
Brake Master Cylinder
Valve Adjustment

According to Bullet, the Timing Belt was close to breaking... thank God we caught it in time...
how many miles on that belt?
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:25 PM
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how many miles on that belt?
Don't know, exactly. The odo was broken when I bought the car, and the PO said there was approximately 25K on the rebuilt motor, so I imagine there was about 50K on the belt with 8 DE's
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:38 AM
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A few more things:

New Timing Belt, Cam seal, and Cam Flange O-Ring
New Water Pump
Brake Master Cylinder
Valve Adjustment

According to Bullet, the Timing Belt was close to breaking... thank God we caught it in time...
just did all of those things. Good peace of mind having them out of the way.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:10 AM
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Don't know, exactly. The odo was broken when I bought the car, and the PO said there was approximately 25K on the rebuilt motor, so I imagine there was about 50K on the belt with 8 DE's
yeah that's getting up there.. lucky you caught it in time.
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A few more things:

New Timing Belt, Cam seal, and Cam Flange O-Ring
New Water Pump
Brake Master Cylinder
Valve Adjustment

According to Bullet, the Timing Belt was close to breaking... thank God we caught it in time...
Oh so glad to not have to deal with that anymore. I get yelled at for working on stuff as it is. This summer I think I am gonna take my E30 apart and give it a good cleaning maintenance run through. Hell I may even paint it, that is if I don't get caught up with my new toy....
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:35 PM
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just did all of those things. Good peace of mind having them out of the way.
Werd! I would hate to lose the engine due to that...

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yeah that's getting up there.. lucky you caught it in time.
Yeah, I've heard they should be changed at 50K... I thought it was 60K

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Oh so glad to not have to deal with that anymore. I get yelled at for working on stuff as it is. This summer I think I am gonna take my E30 apart and give it a good cleaning maintenance run through. Hell I may even paint it, that is if I don't get caught up with my new toy....
Lucky M50 guys Please tell us that your new toy is an E30 M3
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