View Full Version : 3 Series FS: 1990 BMW 325i E30 M50B25TU Swapped

El Gato Liso
08-19-2011, 01:52 PM
Hi all.

For sale is my 1990 E30. I have had it for 4 years, and dealt with all the problems that came my way.

It's is a black 4 door, 'heavily' modified. Basically, the way it sits now has been my dream e30.

I will cut to the chase, and list out all the PROs and CONs

-Heater core valve took a shit, thus causing the heater core to take a shit. The core was replaced with a nice healthy one, but the valve hasn't. It needs replacing.
- the wheel lock shattered, so you will need to get yourself a new one from the dealer, and as a result, 3 of the 4 rims are on the car.
- parking brake is either dislodged, or needs tightening.
- Temp Guage isn't wired up
- Tachometer is not working, never did from when I owned the car.
- some 1/4 panel rust on 1 side. can be grinded down and painted over.
- the bonnet could be replaced, but more than good enough to be used!
- sunroof has no liner, and is rusting......typical.
- blower motor needs to be replaced.
- requires a strut bar, included. needed for the sake of longevity.
- probably needs a new control arm ball joint, it isnt knocking, the boot is ripped.
-rear sway bar links need to be installed.

- BMW E34 M50 Technical Update (Vanos, WHICH WORKS!)
~~~Engine came out from an Automatic.
-5 Spd Manual transmission.
- BRAND NEW Bilstein Sport shocks all around! Also has brand new OEM shock mounts around the car.
- 3.73 LSD (not installed, comes with)
-5 Spoke 17" rims WITH rubber. These rims once belonged to Rudy (Craz Azn). Perfect e30 fitment.
-custom welded exhaust pipe with magnaflow exhaust muffler. The sound is one of a kind.
-Small diameter Dyno steering wheel with momo (modified) hub.
- 4300K Propr'one HIDs.
- Ellipsoids (1 cracked, grrr)
- has a *needed* strut bar
- nice black interior
- has had a replaced steering rack, front subframe. new subframe stabilizer bar shackles and bushings.
- rear end has new sway bar links, just not installed.
-from sway bar links brand new.
- nicely lowered on Sportmax Springs
- iS trunk spoiler
- new transmission mounts
- new PVC Valeo clutch disc
- Lightened M20 flywheel on the M50.
- M50 swap done complete and properly using stock e30 parts, and other bmw parts.
-brand new rust free fenders installed, but over the 2.5 years they're still pretty sharp and have little kinks from rubbing issues.


There you have it. Most of the entire nasty shit has been taken care of with this car. I never want to part ways with it, i love it to death...but it really is time to move on.

The car has about 243000km on the body. I got it at 218000km in 2008. The M50 engine has an unknown amount, roughly 250000km, and still pures and pulls ultra hard. Only used 20w50 oil, since i barely drove this thing in the winter months.

My asking price is $6000.00, Firm. To a maXbimmer client, possibly OBO.

I will spare you the trouble and say if you don't like the price, please don't say anything. it is what I WANT for it. I am sick and tired of seeing people shit on other peoples for sale threads. I will tell you again, don't bother.

Thank you, and have a good day.


The Twin
08-19-2011, 01:58 PM
bump for a nice setup and working Vanos!

El Gato Liso
08-21-2011, 07:56 PM
^^ THX

And some new additional.

Heating issue resolved. Also, the vehicle will be coming Emission Tested...everytime I tested it it was burning clean! cept the technician had no idea and made the computer say "too many restarts" and couldnt finish the Etest.


El Gato Liso
08-22-2011, 10:58 AM
bump, more pics in kijiji ad

El Gato Liso
08-24-2011, 03:06 AM
late night i've been drinking bump

El Gato Liso
08-25-2011, 11:12 AM

El Gato Liso
08-25-2011, 03:11 PM
New price because i want to get rid of this car asap.

Want a project car with so much done to it already? Here you have it for a brand new price of

as is.

Thanks :cool::cool:

El Gato Liso
08-26-2011, 09:59 AM

El Gato Liso
08-27-2011, 09:38 AM

price drop 4000$

El Gato Liso
08-28-2011, 03:27 PM
im taking my bilstein sport schocks

$3000 firm as is.


08-28-2011, 05:30 PM
what rims and tires you have? would you separate?

El Gato Liso
08-28-2011, 08:53 PM
well if you click the link in my sig you will see what they are.

nankang rubber 205/40/17 up front, 215/40/17 in the rear. advanti racing rims? i think theyre called.

and im having a terrible time selling the car as is....seperating the rims wouldnt help me one bit. but if it comes down to it....:)

08-28-2011, 09:19 PM
Sell me the rear shocks? Lol

El Gato Liso
08-28-2011, 09:20 PM
the bilsteins are coming out. and they're going to be sold rather close to retail because they're not even broken in yet.

so hold tight!

08-28-2011, 09:35 PM
Cool ill give ya relatively close to retail for the rears, let me know wen you do

08-28-2011, 09:44 PM
Nd when I grab them I might bring along someone who's lookin for an e30 and might be interested in takin a look

El Gato Liso
09-04-2011, 10:23 AM

gotta get this thing gone

El Gato Liso
09-05-2011, 10:39 AM
Delete thread please.

09-05-2011, 12:05 PM

dble Trouble
09-25-2011, 07:50 PM
Not possible, I think this was going to be the longest for sale thread ever. Rob's been trying to sell this car since I met him a few years ago! LOL.

El Gato Liso
09-25-2011, 08:08 PM
lololol this bitch aint selling.

sooooo ive come to the conclusion. i will be parting out...!!

like virgin bilstein sports + spring combo
my rims/tires
m50 swap *exhaust not included*
yada yada yada.

09-25-2011, 08:31 PM
Goodluck with sale.

I had a E30 in Romania, it was nice!

09-26-2011, 12:41 AM
*rockout* Yo, are you selling me your swap bitz?

El Gato Liso
09-26-2011, 01:31 AM
when the part out happens :)

09-26-2011, 11:50 AM

09-30-2011, 03:58 AM
Dibs on the billys if you part em

El Gato Liso
09-30-2011, 03:24 PM
^^ if it comes down to it sure

i got them 575$ after tax brand new...i will be selling them close to because they are barely used

11-20-2011, 10:30 AM
Does anyone have a line on a BMW M20 engine for sale?

I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.669488,-79.297475

11-20-2011, 11:13 AM
Pm me. I've got a 2.5 and a 2.7.

11-20-2011, 02:03 PM
What are you asking for them?

I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=43.669408,-79.296873

11-20-2011, 03:17 PM
soo... is this vehicle already parted out, or could still be sold in whole? i know somebody interested.

As for me though...

how much for the strut bar?
and what did you mean by longevity based on the strut bar being "required".
is there like rust around the strut tower?

El Gato Liso
11-20-2011, 03:19 PM

1. i cant believe i was asking 6000 for this....

2. not parted out yet...

3. just passed emissions legit...and has some weird overheating issue

4. the flipping strut tower is bent, so the strust bar is required to stop any more bending than there is...