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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 10-22-2013, 08:43 PM
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1990 325i SE

hey guys. So here is my new 325. This is my first BMW finally!!!! and my first car that hasn't been a complete bomb. Having bombs when you first get a licence is the way to go but now im ready to look after a car i respect and that ive drooled over since i was a kid.

-1990 325i SE imported from UK to Australia. (euro spec)
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:44 PM
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:51 PM
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holy major pixels batman!

smaller is better and welcome to the darkside. itll suck you in then youre spoiled for life. trust me, i havnt had my e30 since 2008
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:02 PM
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hey guys, haven't had enough time lately had allot going on with the end of the school year and work, so car my posts and work on my car have been limited. but holidays are near and there is work to be done.
ive been planning my head rebuild.
whats the consensus on the turner Motorsport H/G kit? i do not plan on smashin on a turbo, 288 cam and the rest. just looking for a good kit for my 100% stock m20. any opinions?
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:10 PM
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holy major pixels batman!
The car is totally worth it!
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:14 PM
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hope i don't sense any sarcasm.. hehe. no serious, Ill cut you.^
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:14 PM
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jks jks.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:41 PM
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You'll be happy with Turner the parts are always top shelf. It looks like a nice E30 I'm sure you'll get the sickness fairly quickly .When you do your timing belt don't forget the front seals (3) might as well replace them while you can see them.That's the sickness the details like rebuild kits for the injectors you have to take them out to do the head you might as well rebuild them it 's endless.LOL Have fun
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:23 PM
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hope i don't sense any sarcasm.. hehe. no serious, Ill cut you.^
No, I was being sincere. Nice car, except the steering wheel is on the wrong side.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:25 PM
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if youre turboing, why not upgrade the injectors while you rebuild the head? that way, since youll have to do it later, its already done, and enjoy the small bit of high end performance in the mean time
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:52 AM
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Looks very nice!!!

Only problem with importing a BMW from the UK is that you need to check underneath and in the window sills for rust!

They have this stuff called "snow" in the UK and they put salt on the roads to clear it away and this causes rust on the body-work!
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:18 AM
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Looks very nice!!!

Only problem with importing a BMW from the UK is that you need to check underneath and in the window sills for rust!

They have this stuff called "snow" in the UK and they put salt on the roads to clear it away and this causes rust on the body-work!
that white stuff doesnt hurt if you wash the car often. ive already washed my truck 3 times and weve only had 2 snow storms. the other key is to use the foaming brush
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:17 AM
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that white stuff doesnt hurt if you wash the car often. ive already washed my truck 3 times and weve only had 2 snow storms. the other key is to use the foaming brush
This is true...the problem is that you do not know if the previous owner took these steps!

Here in SA we are very wary of importing UK E30s unless someone you trust has first checked the vehicle over!
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:51 AM
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i have looked around under the car by now. the only place i really have rust is my sunroof a little and on my seat rail. how that got there i dont know.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:41 PM
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Just some photos of Her chillin around.







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Old 12-16-2013, 10:37 PM
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That's a pretty car!

Question: what's the separate "P"tag behind the numeral tag mean? Just curious.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:02 AM
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Here in australia to gain a full licence you must undergo 3 stages L(learner, must have a full licence holder in the car limited to 80km/h) after a year you can get your red p's (provisional, can drive alone, limited to 90) after a year of that you can get your green p's (100 speed limit, can have a full car after 11pm unlike reds.) after 2 years of that u are eligable for a full licence.

^cant drive v8's, turbocharged/ supercharged cars above 125 kw/t
Have to have 0 BAC.

L-16 y-o
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:35 AM
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Re: 1990 325i SE

Thanks for the explanation! Interesting! Cuts down on the new drivers hooning about, eh?

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Old 12-17-2013, 01:36 AM
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well, it tries...
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:41 AM
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So. Streets are minus a hoon and not because of licence restrictions. First time ive ever really gotten in there, Getting the head dipped and resurfaced, New seals, H/G and T/B kit.




Dont mind the red tape. i was bored.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:39 AM
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I was looking at this thinking wow the garage door is opened then it dawned on me your on the other side of the planet it's the middle of Summer. It's the dead of Winter here and leaving the door open even for a few minutes is a chilling experience at least this Winter.Like I said before don't forget the details all those little things that seem like it might be OK to leave if you considered replacing or it looks like it's worn whether it's a seal a gasket or an actual part you probably should replace it while you have the motor apart ,it's so much easier than after you put it back together.Also having something fail after you do all that work really SUCKS.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:15 AM
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Yeah im sweating up with no shirt on in the shed.just took off the water pump and belt: Its 11.15pm hahah.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:38 AM
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It's 7:30 am and my 12yr old just left for school it's 9 degrees fahrenheit or -12.7 celsius and I live in the Mid Atlantic an hour from Washington DC , so not even up North it's just SUCKED this Winter cold an tonight we are due for 5-8 inches of snow ,man I hate Winter I moving to Florida.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:54 AM
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Move to australia.
Its mid 20's at midnight haha
So there wasnt a spring on my tensioner. Im not to worried. Couldn't be to bad? At least now i know i need one hah.
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Yeah I thought about it ,my Grandma was British and I have Great Uncles and Aunt's and a bunch of cousins who live in Australia ,plus my sister in law who's an Aussie and my brother in law are thinking about moving to Sidney soon with my niece and nephew .So trust me it's a consideration ,but you guy's drive on the wrong side of the road and it's been a long time since I drove anywhere with right hand drive ,I'd have to learn to drive all over I wonder if they'd make me have a big P too . LOL
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