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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 04-15-2011, 05:44 PM
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if your following ansteads directions what you meant to say was :


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K, I should have an electrical fire in 4 minutes!
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:42 PM
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if your following ansteads directions what you meant to say was :
I see what you did there.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:09 AM
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I love electrical fires. Especially when they smoke from under my dash. I still blame steve for telling me to put a 30amp in instead of the called for 15amp.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:12 PM
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I love electrical fires. Especially when they smoke from under my dash. I still blame steve for telling me to put a 30amp in instead of the called for 15amp.
i didnt think you were dumb enough to do it. i specifically told you it could start a fire.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:05 PM
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i didnt think you were dumb enough to do it. i specifically told you it could start a fire.
Lies all lies, you never said either of that. All you said was to just try it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:31 PM
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Blew my transmission yesterday, got stuck on an entrance ramp in the middle of rush hour 3 blocks from the state capitol.

I was going up the ramp, no prior symptoms, drop it into second; nothing. I felt no resistance whatsoever, release the clutch, and it grinds quickly and pops out. Roll to a stop, slides into 1/2nd w/o the clutch pressed in (engine still running), and it wont go into 3/4/5 at all, car on/off, etc...

But, I did just find a local guy with a 5spd tranny for $125.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:40 PM
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Lies all lies, you never said either of that. All you said was to just try it.
yes .. i did. multiple times. i specifically remember the smile on my face and you asking me what could happen after you saw it(my "your gonna **** yourself" smile). its the smile i get all the time when i tell you to do somethign really stupid, and the look on your face says " i think ill try that"


id check my local yards prices for a tranny first. around me a trans is much less then $125
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:23 PM
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98 m coupe frame crack, ftl. This guy let it go way too long, and it looks like someone else rigged the broken spot welds with bolts!
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:14 PM
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Car is not that old

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anstead dailys worse then that.
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anstead dailys worse then that.

That's bad or a Cali and Fl car. My 86 is cleaner. Water was building up, some id10t tried siliconing it...
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:19 PM
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ansteads frame rail is all folded and rusted. it has a 1/8" plate bolted on covering some of it. he tried to jack the car up on it and it all just pushed up
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:46 PM
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ansteads frame rail is all folded and rusted. it has a 1/8" plate bolted on covering some of it. he tried to jack the car up on it and it all just pushed up
This car is only 12yrs old and the frame cracked due to poor design, water came in directly from the rear tire whenever running in wet conditions. We just saved all the good parts from an e30 that had issues like you say, cowl and 1/4's were all that was salvageable, even the sub-frames could be pushed in with your finger
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:23 AM
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Awesome, looks like removing the tranny in my driveway is going to be a huge PITA.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:14 PM
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It's not that bad. Tall jack stands, lots of long extensions, wobbles help, but universal extensions can work if you are a contortionist, or have a friend with long skinny arms.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:42 PM
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My amount of tools is extraordinarily tiny, I honestly have no extensions, but my arms are very skinny
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:59 PM
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tools arent THAT expensive. to get the specific tools you need to remove a trans wouldnt cost much.
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:51 PM
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yeah I suppose that wouldn't be a bad idea either... then at least I'd have them down the road.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:28 PM
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yep. everytime i encounter a job that requires tools i dont have i see it as a good oppertunity to buy the tools. ive never purchased a tool that later down the road i didnt think "im glad i bought that"
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^ this
but because of this logic the back of my jeep is full of : spring compressors, pullers, ford caliper compressors, and e36 fan clutch tools
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:01 PM
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My amount of tools is extraordinarily tiny, I honestly have no extensions, but my arms are very skinny
You can borrow my garage, I got tools Just bring me a pack of cigs and a case of mountian dew and we're even
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:28 AM
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^ I may take you up on that lol
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:27 AM
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cheap date.

i would have gone with a case of Blue Moon,bottle of Jager and 2 hookers who will do things even porn stars think are degrading.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:36 AM
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:53 AM
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Steve, I can only get away with so much...
Besides,muh likes bacardis
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