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Nerk
02-26-2011, 01:29 PM
Hey everyone,

Ready for the spring? (well those of us who park our bimmers for the winter)

I've just come up with a list of crap I need to get done,... wondering whats on everyone elses project list this spring,

Here's my list:

Maintenance:
Oil Change
Check tranny and diff fluids
Brake fluid flush
Coolant Flush
Timing belt/Water pump
Inspect Accessory belts (sqeeling when humid last year)
Inspect/Replace Battery
Inspect suspension
Inspect Brake/Fuel lines
New tires for 16 wheels
To Fix:
Master clutch cylinder (car can't move :mad:)
Steering rack leak (still fighting the battle)
Gas tank swap
Exhaust leak repair (with new muffler *rockout*)
Windshield washer fluid pump
Restore leather seats (400$ worth of leatherique products,.. this better work)
Hood
Body
To Upgrade:
Finish stereo/sub install
Install new exhaust system
Install CAI
Stainless Steel brake lines

needless to say... I got a lot of work to do :)

Later...

craigIS
03-15-2011, 05:23 PM
Meets are coming up, check the cruise thread!

Any way, ya, basically i need to do the same maintenance as you. I also have to fix my ICV again, fix a brake fluid leak, oh ya, and either fix or get a new fender, and nose panel. I got clipped i guess, perhaps in a parking lot. That means no upgrades this year at all. Unless I get a new car.

Nerk
03-17-2011, 12:27 AM
Damn, that sucks...

My buddy got his E30 in a little car scrap with a trucks bumper.. insurance company wrote off hte car, cause it wasn't worth fixing... but we still have it though, totally fixable...

You should find yourself an E30 man :)

craigIS
03-21-2011, 08:21 PM
Damn, that sucks...

My buddy got his E30 in a little car scrap with a trucks bumper.. insurance company wrote off hte car, cause it wasn't worth fixing... but we still have it though, totally fixable...

You should find yourself an E30 man :)

No e30's for me. waaay too hard to find parts.

I changed my mind again. I'm going to fix the 318 for a daily, and completely fix the 325 for a weekender.

bart325is
04-27-2011, 10:59 PM
Put my DD up for sale and it sold right away so I had no choice but to fix the hole in the right rear wheel well where I tore out the rusted cover and pipe for the fuel tank evap hoses. Had new hoses all winter but was waiting for the warmer weather. Fixed that up with some seam sealer and a new cover for the hoses going to the tank from the filler neck ($$$ ouch!) and coned it all up so no moisture will get in again. I can fill up my gas tank now without any spilling over or smelling like gas for a few days after filling.

Here is what else I've done or have parts coming to do:

1. Done. New intake gaskets, cleaned injectors (got rid of loud ticking noise, now I just have the regular valve train noise of the M20), PCV tube o-rings, small heater hose from throttle body to block (I had changed all others previously).
2. To do. Install reman'd injectors since originals are leaking (gas smell in oil and hard start when warm).
3. To do. New Bosch WR8LC+ spark plugs
4. To do. Change the gas contaminated oil and filter
5. To do. Get clean doors and new fenders and get a paint job
6. To do. Weld seam in exhaust just before cat. Ghetto rigged with flexible tailpipe repair kit and 2 clamps from Partsource for now.
7. To do. New cat back or just new muffler.
8. To do. Rustproof the undercarriage if I don't pick up another DD before winter.

-1. Cancelled my order for the H&R Sport / Bilstein Sport package I ordered from TMS on sale. Great deal but just not sure that I want to modify the stock ride height just yet. Also wanted to use the $600 towards body and paint.

Unrelated to maintenance, I picked up a new Pioneer HU and a used amp, sub and box and I must say it's the best thing I've done so far next to the new rims and tires. Maybe the paint job will top it.

That's about it for this year. I love driving this car and it's hard not to go out cruising every night right now because of the high gas prices.

PedroBMW
05-01-2011, 03:47 PM
Most important thing I need is an e-test.... Please PM me if you anyone local who will do a shady one...

couple other things in the short term plan
-new brakes
-new vanos
-headspacer and ARP studs
-Meth injection
-new boost controller
-plumb my wastegate to return back into my exhaust (novelty of the atmosphere dump is defintely gone lol)

bart325is
05-02-2011, 10:15 PM
1. DONE. New intake gaskets, cleaned injectors (got rid of loud ticking noise, now I just have the regular valve train noise of the M20), PCV tube o-rings, small heater hose from throttle body to block (I had changed all others previously).
2. DONE. Install reman'd injectors since originals are leaking (gas smell in oil and hard start when warm).
3. DONE. New Bosch WR8LC+ spark plugs
4. DONE. Change the gas contaminated oil and filter
5. To do. Get clean doors and new fenders and get a paint job
6. To do. Weld seam in exhaust just before cat. Ghetto rigged with flexible tailpipe repair kit and 2 clamps from Partsource for now.
7. To do. New cat back or just new muffler.
8. To do. Rustproof the undercarriage if I don't pick up another DD before winter.
9. To do. Replace emergency brake cables, pads, spring kit.

kader318
05-03-2011, 09:30 PM
Parting out the 318is coupe, come get ur parts :)

bart325is
05-03-2011, 10:00 PM
No e30's for me. waaay too hard to find parts.

I think there are plenty of new and used parts available at reasonable prices.

lost
05-04-2011, 10:07 AM
I need shadowline for my doors (4 door) cheap please.

bart325is
05-08-2011, 08:29 AM
1. DONE. New intake gaskets, cleaned injectors (got rid of loud ticking noise, now I just have the regular valve train noise of the M20), PCV tube o-rings, small heater hose from throttle body to block (I had changed all others previously).
2. DONE. Install reman'd injectors since originals are leaking (gas smell in oil and hard start when warm).
3. DONE. New Bosch WR8LC+ spark plugs
4. DONE. Change the gas contaminated oil and filter
5. To do. Get clean doors and new fenders and get a paint job
6. To do. Weld seam in exhaust just before cat. Ghetto rigged with flexible tailpipe repair kit and 2 clamps from Partsource for now.
7. To do. New cat back or just new muffler.
8. To do. Rustproof the undercarriage if I don't pick up another DD before winter.
9. HALF DONE. Replace emergency brake cables, pads, spring kit.

Oh man, bad idea on the emergency brake cables. My shoes were shot and the exterior rubber sheathing of the cables were cut so I figured I would replace those as well even though the cables were still functional. Well, 2.5 hours of cutting the tube, where the cable had fused to it, with a hacksaw blade (because nothing else would fit up there) was not fun. I got it done though. The tube is about .75" shorter but the new cable slid right it. I left the sleeve sticking out a little bit from the tube since I was afraid of the cable not having enough slack. I used good ole' seam sealer to fill in the space and fuse it together. I don't think these cables will need to be changed again in the car's lifetime since the originals lasted 300K+. I only got one side done and I will have to save the other side for another weekend.

bart325is
05-22-2011, 10:10 PM
1. DONE. New intake gaskets, cleaned injectors (got rid of loud ticking noise, now I just have the regular valve train noise of the M20), PCV tube o-rings, small heater hose from throttle body to block (I had changed all others previously).
2. DONE. Install reman'd injectors since originals are leaking (gas smell in oil and hard start when warm).
3. DONE. New Bosch WR8LC+ spark plugs
4. DONE. Change the gas contaminated oil and filter
5. DONE. Get clean doors and new fenders (still need pass fender)
5a. To do. Get a paint job
6. To do. Weld seam in exhaust just before cat. Ghetto rigged with flexible tailpipe repair kit and 2 clamps from Partsource for now.
7. To do. New cat back or just new muffler.
8. To do. Rustproof the undercarriage if I don't pick up another DD before winter.
9. HALF DONE. Replace emergency brake cables, pads, spring kit.
10. DONE. Replace windshield.
11. To do. Install E30 drop hats.
12. To do. Replace all steel fuel lines.
13. To do. Replace front/rear anti-sway bar bushings and end links.
14. DONE. Replace ASA centre caps with BMW 57mm centre caps.

Almost forgot to mention thanks to Alex at ACP for having a couple of very nice doors and fender and windshield for a very reasonable price.

Nerk
05-23-2011, 12:06 PM
Alex is a great guy, i'm sure he's hooked up pretty good... great local E30 resource...

craigIS
05-23-2011, 08:24 PM
Betty is back up and mobile again.

Nerk
05-26-2011, 08:02 PM
damn you... beat me :) working on the exhaust right now, well, taking some bolts out... they're soaking in WD40 until I finish dinner... which is now... back to the grind stone...

Nerk
05-26-2011, 08:12 PM
Maintenance:
Oil Change - DONE
Check tranny and diff fluids
Brake fluid flush - Well its Drained...
Coolant Flush
Timing belt/Water pump
Inspect Accessory belts (sqeeling when humid last year)
Inspect/Replace Battery - It's in place.. but not hooked up
Inspect suspension - Need front swaybar links
Inspect Brake/Fuel lines - Yeah, fuel evaporator line is rusted to sh*t
New tires for 16 wheels - Done, can't wait to try them out
To Fix:
Master clutch cylinder (car can't move ) Being Replace, along with brake booster and brake master cylinder
Steering rack leak (still fighting the battle)
Gas tank swap
Exhaust leak repair (with new muffler )Current trying to crack my nuts
Windshield washer fluid pump - Oh yeah... forgot about this one
Restore leather seats (400$ worth of leatherique products,.. this better work)
Hood
Body
To Upgrade:
Finish stereo/sub install
Install new exhaust system - Remus on order
Install CAI - Done but not installed
Stainless Steel brake lines

Added work

Clean and refinish pedal assembly
Fix rust hole behind brake booster near firewall
re-assemble ABS Unit and install new brake lines
Upgrade headlights to smileys - they make me happy
refinish bumper strips
wash and wax of course!


needless to say... I still got a lot of work to do *rockout*

Later...

craigIS
05-27-2011, 07:16 PM
Hey Norm, if you know of a nice e30, minimal rust, and ready to drive, let me know, I may be interested.

Nerk
05-30-2011, 02:50 PM
Lost is selling this Touring :) It looks like its in good shape, I'd love to buy it myself personally.. but really have no more room...

Nerk
06-16-2011, 11:52 PM
WOoohooo! Old exhaust is off and ordered... no turning back now.. GO! GO! GO!!!

craigIS
06-19-2011, 05:20 PM
I'm gonna have to start saving for a new car now. A giant Raccoon wrecked Betty's front end! I'll see if I can put it back together, but it doesn't look like it.