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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 04-07-2012, 07:15 PM
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n00b question. were E30 tourings available in the USA?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:32 PM
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Not sure id think so but I've also never seen one they stopped production of the e30 in 94 with the touring so you think there would be a few around
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n00b question. were E30 tourings available in the USA?
no, the few that are here were imported from other countries.
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Steve, is it the m52 or m52tu with the aluminum block? Both are 20nm, but the iron block takes 50 degrees and the aluminum takes 70 degrees.
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m52, not the aluminum block.

so 15ftlbs and 50 degrees ?
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m52, not the aluminum block.

so 15ftlbs and 50 degrees ?
unless you are in euroland, then they are both aluminium
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m52, not the aluminum block.

so 15ftlbs and 50 degrees ?
I looked in the BMW torque procedure .pdf and that's what it said. Check to make sure they are the 10mm and not 11mm mains, if 11mm it's different. I don't have AllData online anymore, but still have the CD's loaded at the shop PC and can double check for you when I get in tomorrow, but yes, 20nm and 50 degrees - approx 15ft/lb. Your wrench doesn't have metric and SAE values on it?
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I looked in the BMW torque procedure .pdf and that's what it said. Check to make sure they are the 10mm and not 11mm mains, if 11mm it's different. I don't have AllData online anymore, but still have the CD's loaded at the shop PC and can double check for you when I get in tomorrow, but yes, 20nm and 50 degrees - approx 15ft/lb. Your wrench doesn't have metric and SAE values on it?
no NM, only m kg and ft lbs
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:30 AM
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Confirmed. 20nm + 50 degrees.

That the AllData tables are an exact copy of the BMW manuals, actually, never paid much attention.

EDIT: Bentley also matches.
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I have one of those too lol. Customer overheated the car, block and head warped, replaced it with a take-out. Got it for $100 (just paid the core).
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Give it to me? lol
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:43 AM
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Is it bad if I like my 2.79 lsd rear end? Just seems like it flows with the trans real well. I had a 3.45 lsd in my e36 and it felt too highway-e if that makes sense lol. In my e30 I can pretty much stay in 3rd on the highway if I wanted to ha.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:51 PM
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Is it bad if I like my 2.79 lsd rear end? Just seems like it flows with the trans real well. I had a 3.45 lsd in my e36 and it felt too highway-e if that makes sense lol. In my e30 I can pretty much stay in 3rd on the highway if I wanted to ha.
Not a bad thing. We might call you old though

My e30 had 4.10 out back and 3.73 in the front. That thing moved like hell though. My launches consisted of no chirping or smoke. Just go
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My e30 had 4.10 out back and 3.73 in the front.
how did your transfer case like that???
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how did your transfer case like that???
I was just wondering the same thing lol.. Transfer cases are tricky bastards ha. I had a 95 talon tsi, with a buschur 50/50 transfer case and it was almost not road worthy. Turn the corner under boost and get ready for all 4 to light up and cause that quick corner to a quick donut lol... but I also busted a 11.4 out of it with 22 pounds on a big 16g turbo. Fun in a straight line. Thats why I went to bimmers fun in a straight line or hugging corners.
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who knows some tricks to remove cosmoline ? ive been trying to find a good solvent or cleaner online. everywhere says gasoline and such which can damage the paint. i dont want that.
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who knows some tricks to remove cosmoline ? ive been trying to find a good solvent or cleaner online. everywhere says gasoline and such which can damage the paint. i dont want that.
The way you reply to people's threads, I thought you knew everything?

J/K

There are a few ways I found, but if left too long, it will ruin your paint.

Heat gun and Simple Green (Formula88 is best if available in your area), oven cleaner, or gas will work, but needs to be removed immediately to avoid staining.

If gas was so quick to ruin paint, then a lot of cars would have drips of bare metal below the gas cap.

Heat and dish soap works with a LOT of elbow grease.

I have been thinking about purchasing the HF steam cleaner/wall paper remover, but haven't yet. I know a lot of weapons/gun nuts put parts in the dishwasher and it works well, but engine bays don't fit easily...
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i tried gas when i was doing the bronzit's engine bay. it softened the paint very quickly and even the soft rubbing with a paper towel was rubbing into the clear coat. the car is silver and has a heavy gold(cosmoline)engine bay.

Davey said he was trying simple green/heat and it wasnt coming off easy at all.

steam seems to be the easiest way, but i dont have a way to steam clean or heated pressure wash the bay.

i have no intention of painting this engine bay so the paint can't be damaged.
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how did your transfer case like that???
well since the diffs were stock, it worked out fine. 64% power to rear and 36 front. prolly has something to do with it
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well since the diffs were stock, it worked out fine. 64% power to rear and 36 front. prolly has something to do with it
wow i would have assumed they were the same front and back
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Sorry i must have been tearing into jeeps transfer cases too long because i thought....
BMW transfer cases had essentially an internal diff with bands that distributed power how the engineers designed them too...
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