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  1. E30 PARTING 1986 BMW 325e Sedan Zinnoberrot Plus a Lot of Parts E30

    Parting Out
    Parting out a 1986 BMW 325e Miles unknown - missing cluster Zinnoberrot Paint Gray Cloth Interior Automatic transmission unknown condition 2.7L eta engine in unknown condition Missing: one front seat, hood, trunk, steering wheel, OEM wheels, window switches, trim pieces, front lip. No title...
  2. E30 Stage 3 Clutches (Spec & Clutchmasters Stage 3) New & Unused

    Hey guys, I have two unused clutches for an E30. They're both stage 3 and good to about 500 ft lbs of torque. They were mounted and removed but never used. Asking $200 + shipping for each clutch.
  3. e30 new alternator charging not battery

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    i recently replaced my 1988 325is alternator and fully charged battery as well as the alternator/battery light bulb in the cluster, light will still not light up and alternator will not charge the battery. wondering what to test next. I checked voltage on battery while running started at 12.7...
  4. M20B27 for sale

    Parting Out
    M20B27 for sale excellent condition 80k miles, 600$ OBO Text 704-877-3379 for pictures
  5. FS/FT: 1990 BMW 525i E34

    Cars - Private Party Looking to trade or sell this pretty daily driver. Need something bigger with more room. 215k miles automatic trans auto everything new tires new paint new suspension parts new ignition parts ice cold AC reliable m20 motor slow oil leak (less...
  6. M20 Manual trans with Auto motor

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    ***8230; posted twice for some reason. not sure how to delete a forum post.
  7. M20 Engine Replacement

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hey guys I have a quick question. I have a 1987 325is that I bought for a steal. The only problem is that it has a cracked head, rat poop, and just over 200k on it. I am finally getting the chance to pull the old motor/trans this afternoon and I am looking for a new M20 for it. Junkyard...
  8. Help! My car is driving me crazy

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I've been having a seriously annoying problem with my car the past 8 months. It's been having some trouble idling. It idles very roughly and then stalls. I've had two instances where it seems to be misfiring as a result of this, and I can smell fuel in the exhaust, so I assume it's running rich...
  9. M20 Oil Pressure Source

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Quick stupid thread... Still more dreaming and planning.. :rolleyes: So, I want to run an oil cooler, which with the turbo, would make things all messy with oil hoses everywhere. I could do things traditionally and run the turbo out of the oil pressure sensor (t fitting) ending up in the oil pan...
  10. Drivetrain Weak Links

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hey, I'm wondering if you guys know if I actually have different drive-train parts other than diff and tranny? Like if I will need 540i axles for a large power increase, etc? Also, I did an M20 turbo build parts list on FI forum. If I wanted to make a molehill a mountain, I could call it my...
  11. M20 Turbo Parts List

    Forced Induction
    Hey guys, the FI forums are always quiet, so I figured I'd post the parts needed to build a 330ish WHP M20B25. This is less of a build thread and more of a BMW cooking show. Anyway, the total should range from about $3300 to $5000 with optional parts listed. I've done every calculation in the...
  12. 1986 BMW E28 520i low compression on all cylinders after head gasket change? HELP!

    E28 (1982 - 1988)
    Hello, After recently servicing my 1986 BMW E28 520i Lux I now have low compression on all cylinders. All around 4.5bar/65psi :cry: This was tested hot and only a minor increase when doing a wet test (small amount of oil on the top of each piston) During the service I have done the...
  13. M20 Low Vacuum

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I attached a vacuum gauge to my m20 with 133,000 miles and it has a steady vacuum at about 15inHg when it should be at 20inHg . The engine idles rough, but runs perfect when not idling, and gets about 17mpg which I believe is low. I have checked the valve clearances and some vacuum lines but...
  14. Compression Test

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    I have 213k miles on my 90' 325I and my compression is very low in cylinders 6 and 5 it's 120psi. And it increases as I go to the front of the engine. What is the reasoning to this? About 140 or more psi in cylinders 3 2 and 1. I also have a lot of carbon build up on the spark plugs in cylinder...
  15. Top End Rebuild Tricks and Treats

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    New to the site and group - but have had a half dozen Bimmers - so I know what I don't know is what you folks have off the top of your head - pardon the pun. My son's E30 has 150k on it, just broke its second rocker arm; first one was cyl 5 so we slid the cam forward and replaced only the...
  16. 320 coupe, HELP i need new engine but which one

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hello there, two days ago i bought the car of my dreams a red 320 coupe with m20 1983 I loved the car n i wish i bought it a long time ago, anyways my engine is almost dead so i dont know what to do!!! I bought the car to have fun with it like drifting, as a third car in my house The question...
  17. 1989 M20 Engine and Getrag 260 with 85k FOR SALE !

    Hey guys, I'm currently parting my 525i from '89 and I was wondering if anyone needs a clean M20 engine with 85k on it. Engine is still running with no issues cause I didn't take it out yet but I probably will somewhere around this weekend. It comes with the Getrag 260 tranny and fair clutch...
  18. Timing belt help!

    E30 (1982 - 1993)
    Hello! My water pump has gone on my 1990 bmw 325i (m20), while replacing the pump I found out my timing belt is shot! I am just wondering wether I should keep the pump out, to put the timing belt in? will it make it easier? If anyone has any step by step instructions to replace a timing belt or...
  19. BMW 320i E21 - 2.5 L M20B25 6 Cylinder $3500

    E21 (1975 - 1983)
    I've owned and driven this car for about 10 years. I drive it about twice a week and its been very reliable. I love this car but I'm not spending enough time with it anymore. Could be a great track car with minor modifications or would be great car to fix up or a great all in one parts car for a...
  20. Poor acceleration and stutter around 2000 rpm

    E34 (1989 - 1995)
    Hey guys I've been having a problem with my '90 525i for about two weeks now. When I'm in low rpm (under 3500) my car has hardly any acceleration, if I'm cruising at 50 in 4th and mash the gas it very slowly picks up. The other (worse) problem I have is jerking/stuttering around 1800-2200 rpm at...