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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 08-01-2013, 07:04 AM
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a litttle slower then id like. but i guess i have to wait :3

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oh and i have a neww problem now. my car rrefuses to crank overr and stay turned on. it wont idle

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Old 08-01-2013, 01:56 PM
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:03 PM
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:32 PM
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oh and i have a neww problem now. my car rrefuses to crank overr and stay turned on. it wont idle

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There you go. You need to get a lot of the basics down before you worry about adding major horsepower. How do you know it won't idle if it won't turn over?

I took some auto tech classes at one of the community colleges in the Oakland CA network and it was seriously worth it. This in my early 40s, I learned how little I knew. After a while, they encourage you to bring your own car in to work on. You get to use the lifts, the tools, and you can get advice on where to go. Usually has to be short procedures, 2 or 3 hours but you can do some good diagnostic work in that time.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:42 PM
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i knew it was my icv because if i gave the car throttle, itd crank over, but if i let off it wouldnt idle, it would just instantly stall. somehow my icv got unplugged and id love to try one of those classes, the lifts would be awesome and itd be a great experience. thanks for the info
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:14 PM
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Around here community college is a much better value than the private schools. Way, way cheaper and the curriculum is still good.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:38 PM
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ill have to look into irsc thanks man

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Old 08-01-2013, 08:42 PM
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I took some auto tech classes at one of the community colleges in the Oakland CA network and it was seriously worth it. This in my early 40s, I learned how little I knew. After a while, they encourage you to bring your own car in to work on. You get to use the lifts, the tools, and you can get advice on where to go. Usually has to be short procedures, 2 or 3 hours but you can do some good diagnostic work in that time.
What a trip I live in san jose ca.. finally a californian haha.. thats cool though. I just tore of rear z3 5 lug axles and bout to bolt it on the dif. Might get a 4.10 lsd, cause im installing turbo.. im looking at maybe 250 hp hopefully... I registrated the car in Sonora so im smog free



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Old 08-01-2013, 11:15 PM
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Sonora? What, in AZ? That could be handy. I'm not the greatest welder and I've welded 3 cats onto my rig. Stupid me, first two times I bought the cheapies (now illegal) and they only lasted 2 years, or maybe less, but it's every 2 years to smog and that's when I got the news that they were no longer doing the trick. The most recent one cost me $200 approx. instead of $100 and it was still doing the trick at the 2 year mark. False economy with the cheap ones.

I like the idea of a 250 hp E30 but I don't think I want to do it with this one. This is my commuter vehicle, sort of sacrilegious in a way to use it that way but then again, if I'm going to spend all that time on the highway, may as well do it in a quality rig. Maybe I'll find one of those cam belt dead rigs with odo reading low 100s that I see at the boneyards and do up an engine some day. Not sure I'd want to put in a twin cam, I like this bulletproof single cam M20 - boosting that motor up would be cool.

What, do the Z3 axles bolt right on to the E30 diff? I got into all that when I put in new rear bearings and bushings.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:30 AM
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Well . . . I've had a lot of practice with that particular salute myself. Less and less . . . I think.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:18 PM
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The z3 axles bolt right on.. easiest conversion. And it'll be good to the economy still, if you leave the diff the same and dont full throttle it everywhere you go. It'll be highway ready. Turbo only turns on when you gun it hard. Mine is a daily driver as well. Mine is a 325e and has chrome bumpers. Wednesday im going to pick and pull to get the late model plastic bumpers and do the conversation. After that m50 convertion and then turbo (: but still drive it everyday to work haha

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