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biotek
05-31-2004, 06:23 PM
The cheapest i have found is like $480, there has to be aftermarket wires that are cheaper, or do i have to go to the scrap yard and get some good ones? :P

Jordan
05-31-2004, 11:26 PM
http://www.bmw2002.com

I have the 8mm Red Silcone wires on my car. Comes with a brand new loom and impulse sensor. Excellent quality, and looks/works great.

$136 USD.

I'll see about posting a picture in a second.

Jordan
05-31-2004, 11:37 PM
Here is a picture of my engine bay, don't mind the fact that the car is torn back apart, its in for a respray :)

http://www.r3vlimited.com/Images/DSC03467.JPG

biotek
06-01-2004, 01:59 AM
thanks jordan, think ill be getting some from them

Jordan
06-01-2004, 02:34 AM
NP, glad to be of assistance. Tell your friends that Jordan actually helped you! It does happen I swear!

T.Dot_E30
06-01-2004, 03:29 AM
ya well its not the first time u've helped :D so u are good for something....lol jk

we jus shouldn't show u pics of our car that where it goes bad

theNoiseJava
06-01-2004, 04:56 AM
I like the black valve cover and intake manifold. I've been wanting to do that.

Jordan
06-01-2004, 05:10 AM
Originally posted by theNoiseJava
I like the black valve cover and intake manifold. I've been wanting to do that.

I need to pull the intake manifold back off and repaint it. It was damaged in several places when I installed the engine. My stepfather was supposed to watch the loose ends of the chain while i was under the car guiding the tranny and engine over the front subframe and into the tranny tunnel.

Needless to say he watched the chains smash the paint on the intake manifold several times....

That is why I havent sanded the ribs, or installed the plastic roundel over the cast roundel marks yet.

Jase
06-01-2004, 05:19 AM
What kind of paint do you use for that. That is a nice look. even though I scrubbed the engine while it was out it does not look as good as that. I want to do that before i go get the car painted in the next few weeks.
Jase

Jordan
06-02-2004, 12:50 AM
I'll never tell anyone what kind of paint I use :) I will mention that it cannot be found at Autozone or any other car parts places, it is a professional product available only at Auto paint wholesalers.

I've seen your engine bay Jase, it's got a "little" rust :P

My engine is immaculate, so is the bay in which it resides.

http://www.r3vlimited.com/Media/e30theproject/Pictures/October2003/112803-002.jpg

http://www.r3vlimited.com/Media/e30theproject/Pictures/December2002/120202-004.jpg

bmwm5lover
06-02-2004, 12:53 AM
Damn that is clean!

Axxe
06-02-2004, 01:02 AM
Nice tires! Coopers, right?

And what's the colour? Titanium Metallic?

Jase
06-02-2004, 01:06 AM
well unfortunatly for me i live where salt is the enemy. I havent seen a clean e30 to buy so i just keep working on the old one. Put it this way i have seen cars around here that are 3 years old with rust starting. We cant all live in a temprate climate.

Jordan
06-02-2004, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by Axxe
Nice tires! Coopers, right?

And what's the colour? Titanium Metallic?

Yeah.. they were Coopers. Came with the car. I used them as rollers while it was in the paint shop. Only things left on the car was the suspension, wheels, and steering column. I never drove on the tires, but they sure made good rollers. I gave them away with the basketeaves when I sold them.

The paint is Lachssilber.

bmwm5lover
06-02-2004, 01:28 AM
Jordan, I'd like to say that although you can be an ass at times, and sometimes rightly so, you have one of the nicest/cleanest e30's around. good job man! Now I'm not a huge fan of silver to begin with, but car definitely looks hot.

Jordan
06-02-2004, 01:49 AM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
Jordan, I'd like to say that although you can be an ass at times, and sometimes rightly so, you have one of the nicest/cleanest e30's around. good job man! Now I'm not a huge fan of silver to begin with, but car definitely looks hot.

Why thank you :) My goal is to have a insanely clean e30 so I can go insane trying to keep it clean. The car is actually back in the paint shop right now getting all matched up. I should have it back by June 22nd in time to make it to the NW Picnic in WA.

Go ahead and lick it, there is no dirt to be seen :)

http://www.r3vlimited.com/Images/DSC03444.JPG

I hope that more of you guys can get to understand me as you get to know me a little better. While my opinions may be stated in a very matter-of-fact and blunt manner, I really am a nice (and very knowledgable) guy.

Jase
06-02-2004, 01:57 AM
MAN THATS CLEAN!

Axxe
06-02-2004, 02:22 AM
Originally posted by Jordan
Yeah.. they were Coopers. Came with the car. I used them as rollers while it was in the paint shop. Only things left on the car was the suspension, wheels, and steering column. I never drove on the tires, but they sure made good rollers. I gave them away with the basketeaves when I sold them.

The paint is Lachssilber.

Cool. My car came with them too. I'm now in the process of rebuilding the head on it.

Can you please tell me what what paint you used on the cover and intake? I have the top half of the engine dissassembled and want to paint it black while it's out.

bmwm5lover
06-02-2004, 03:19 AM
^ He will never ever tell you what paint he used...

bmdoubleya
06-02-2004, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by Jordan
http://www.bmw2002.com

I have the 8mm Red Silcone wires on my car. Comes with a brand new loom and impulse sensor. Excellent quality, and looks/works great.

$136 USD.

I'll see about posting a picture in a second.

I use to have the red ones they lasted for about 5 years...

I picked up the factory bosch wires last year and there are nice looking black not red for around $180 CDN .......

Call a local dealership see what they want for the bosch $$$$

6piston
06-02-2004, 08:09 PM
THAT's really really really CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it looks like an E46 straight out of the plant!!

looks at the engine, 'box..... and the under carriage!
you washed and painted it!??

Jordan
06-03-2004, 02:05 AM
I scrubbed the entire underside of the car with cleaner/degreaser while it was lifted up on jackstands. I was rolling around on my back on a creeper. I wore some nice goggles :) After it dried I reundercoated the entire under side of the car.

Needless to say I got soaked, but it was worth it.

HustlinUguys
06-03-2004, 06:45 AM
Loosen the reins on your thoroughbred with our 8 mm ignition wires. Stock Ignition wires have built-in resistors that reduce voltage to your spark plugs. That's like keeping a tight rein on a thoroughbred race horse -- it wants to run faster but can't. Our 8mm wires loosen those reins, providing the hotter spark your BMW craves. Both the wires and boots use a spiral core magnetic suppression conductor to provide a higher spark voltage for maximum combustion efficiency. And they're insulated with 8mm of pure silicon to completely eliminate interference. Lifetime warranty.

Part Number Description Price
12 12 1 311803P Bavarian Autosport High Performance Ignition Wire Set - Have Resistor Ends
ON SALE! $179.95
(Reg. $199.95)
Are those the ones jordan? or is that a good deal from bavauto?

6piston
06-03-2004, 07:45 PM
hey jordan, cool.

can i use ur clean E30 pics for my new site?
http://www.zerotohundred.com/bmw

Jordan
06-03-2004, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by 6piston
hey jordan, cool.

can i use ur clean E30 pics for my new site?
http://www.zerotohundred.com/bmw

>>>PM