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E30 M3 (1986-1990)

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:01 PM
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May I know why you change out the airbag steering wheel? Is it because the airbag no longer work?
Hey Prost, due to my seated position, the wheel blocked the oil temp gauge. And, I have always liked the M-Tech 1 styling, so... but it was form following function though
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:10 PM
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Hey Prost, due to my seated position, the wheel blocked the oil temp gauge. And, I have always liked the M-Tech 1 styling, so... but it was form following function though
Is it hard to change it?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:15 AM
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Thank you! Normal H-pattern. IMO the dogleg is great for the track, not so great for the street. In the stoplight grandprix the 1-2 shift is important


Beautiful car! I'd love to have a red or black one join my 335i in the garage some day
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:24 AM
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Is it hard to change it?
You can do eet! I followed this set of instructions:

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71838

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Beautiful car! I'd love to have a red or black one join my 335i in the garage some day
Thank you
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:28 PM
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You can do eet! I followed this set of instructions:

http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71838



Thank you
Thanks, I will take a look at that.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:41 PM
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:14 AM
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Any engine pics?
Will snap some soon, Andrew.

370mm courtesy of Levent at Guten Parts + Service



Will have an 8/10 MT 1 for sale soon...
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:21 AM
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Sitting on a shelf in my garage:
  • Spark plugs
  • Plug wires
  • Distributor cap
  • Rotor
  • Rogue RSMs
  • IGGO chip
Did I mention that I found a NIB silver OEM floor mats? They have been NLA for a while now... happy happy joy joy...
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:03 PM
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Massive and Turner oil pan baffles on the way.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:58 PM
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:11 PM
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J/K, the wheel is the difference between night and day!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:26 PM
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J/K, the wheel is the difference between night and day!
Andrew, at first I thought the contours of the MT II would look too modern for the E30... once I drove the car with the new wheel I reverted to the form-follows-function convention. I dig it. And thank you for the kind words.

Earlier today I was thinking about So Cal Euro 2006...

Good times. Was Sam born as yet?
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:10 PM
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Wow that's an old picture. Yea, Sam was about 10 months old. Josh is going to be 6 this July. Amazing how time flies!
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:51 PM
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So, more maintenance on the M3:
  • Spark plug wires
  • Spark plugs
  • Distributor cap and rotor
  • Redline in the trans
  • Redline in the diff
  • Turner and Massive baffles (which meant new Mobil 1 in the crank case)
  • New cruise control cable
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  • Brake fluid flush
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:14 PM
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Gorgeous car. I feel like picking me up an E30 M3.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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Gorgeous car. I feel like picking me up an E30 M3.
Thank you, sir. You will not regret pulling the trigger on one of these.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:15 PM
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My rebuilt AFM came in last week.

The work was done my Gregs///M:

http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=247831

Pretty cool service he provides.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:57 PM
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Not really a performance item, but...

These arrived today.

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Old 08-16-2013, 08:49 AM
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very nice
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:52 PM
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Thank you
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:57 PM
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I had the intake plenum and valve cover refinished:







The ICV cleaned up nicely



Installed the reman'd AFM at the same time





The lettering on the plenum needs work, and the fuel rail looks really bad next to the refinished parts.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:26 PM
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I was on r3v and saw an ad that a local photographer posted, offering to shoot cars for at a very reasonable price point.

I contacted him and we setup a shoot - I was very impressed that he arrived on time, was very polite and handled my car with kid gloves. I recommend Joshua Rizo to anyone in the So Cal area Here is his thread: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=293659

On to the pics!





































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