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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 10-06-2010, 10:21 AM
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How difficult is changing the waterpump? Dealer wants $500 labor + parts. 1993 E30 ic
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:42 AM
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93 is not E30, that would be an E36.

In either case, and no matter what engine, its piss easy to do and catalouged a million times on here.

If your car looks like the one in my signature then it is an E30. If it has rectangle headlights then its E36
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:53 AM
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They made the verts till 93
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:07 AM
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:40 AM
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93 is not E30, that would be an E36.

In either case, and no matter what engine, its piss easy to do and catalouged a million times on here.

If your car looks like the one in my signature then it is an E30. If it has rectangle headlights then its E36
there are 93 e30 verts, they're pretty rare.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:52 PM
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didn't they make tourings until 94?
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:31 PM
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How difficult is changing the waterpump? Dealer wants $500 labor + parts. 1993 E30 ic
any how i find the water pump to be vary easy to do but when you have every thing takin apart i would pick up a timing belt an put a new one is seeins how you already in there
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:01 PM
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I just changed my water pump and it took time but not hard. I also own a Bentley 3 series book that helped. Need lots of tools torque bits and 1/4 wrench, good time to replace tensioner and timing belt while the cam casing is off.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:16 PM
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Just putting mine back together tonight. Most difficult part was the damn fan. Ended up wedging a 1/4" ratchet handle between the crank and water pump pulley. If you do the pump you might as well do the timing belt.
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Just putting mine back together tonight. Most difficult part was the damn fan. Ended up wedging a 1/4" ratchet handle between the crank and water pump pulley. If you do the pump you might as well do the timing belt.
You do know with the correct tool it takes all of 7 seconds right?
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:52 PM
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How difficult is changing the waterpump? Dealer wants $500 labor + parts. 1993 E30 ic
DIY and save yourself a bundle. It's something I think every M20 owner should learn how to do.
Change the timing belt while you're in there. The whole thing is a little tricky the first time, but gets much easier the next time you have to do it!
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:55 PM
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You do know with the correct tool it takes all of 7 seconds right?
Ya. But you have to have one first.
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Ya. But you have to have one first.
Make one that's what I did get a nice piece of plate steel and cut it out. Cost me about 8 bucks.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:22 PM
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I just moved to a new state and I had to toss out all of my scrap steel. Something tells me I'll have to build one shortly though.
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yep.. flat steel with a half circle ground out of the side and two holes to go over two of the four bolts
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