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bmdoubleya
08-14-2006, 12:16 PM
my starter went friday @ work.. then I jack it up SATURDAY and my drivers side frame rail crushes in... And then I couldn't get my tools TO FIT IN THERE to remove the rear bolts..

oldskool3
08-14-2006, 04:08 PM
which one of the three cars is this? ;) Shitty luck man looks like that will be the one you'll have to sell.

chromius
08-15-2006, 09:55 AM
This isn't the one you just bought is it?*sad*

That sucks man.

bmdoubleya
08-15-2006, 12:00 PM
This isn't the one you just bought is it?*sad*

That sucks man.

my crushed black DD

jeffrie
08-15-2006, 12:30 PM
That was the bigining of the end of my old E30 as well.
Drivers side frame snapped pinched all the wires comming in through the fire wall then lit on fire burning into a big clump of melted plastic and copper (fun fix just to get it running again). Fixed the frame by bolting two peices of 3" angle Iron on each side of the frame (sandwiched it) to get me through the winter while I shopped for a new car. Welding doesn't work well for some reason, something covering the steel that splatters overywere with no penetration :confused: .

chromius
08-15-2006, 12:39 PM
my crushed black DD

shitty deal, but at least it wasn't the new one.

Nascar318is
08-16-2006, 09:35 AM
Dude buy this one...Cheap cheap. New head gasket bushings etc...

E30 325I

http://montrealracing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=370059

lopsa
08-16-2006, 04:00 PM
Anyone up for helping me replace my starter if the RAF master cant fit me in..??

bmdoubleya
08-17-2006, 09:03 AM
^^ oops that was me by the way..

chromius
08-17-2006, 09:14 AM
Haha. I was wondering who that guy was.

Are you able to get to the starter bolts?

Blades
08-17-2006, 09:46 AM
I dont think thats to bad for a car thats how old???

bmdoubleya
08-17-2006, 10:13 AM
Haha. I was wondering who that guy was.

Are you able to get to the starter bolts?


I couldn't get in there with my tools... I'm just not so comfortable droping the tranny a little which is what raf said I've got to do..

Beer and food on me if any of you guys are up for it..

Nascar318is
08-17-2006, 10:19 AM
Man that blows big time. My buddy Jay had the same problem on his E36 323...took the dude over 7 hours to change the starter(at the mechanics)

bmdoubleya
08-17-2006, 11:33 AM
Man that blows big time. My buddy Jay had the same problem on his E36 323...took the dude over 7 hours to change the starter(at the mechanics)


I wasted 3 or 4 hours trying to get it off.. someone who's done would probably take 2..

Mikeee46coup
08-17-2006, 11:41 AM
my starter went friday @ work.. then I jack it up SATURDAY and my drivers side frame rail crushes in... And then I couldn't get my tools TO FIT IN THERE to remove the rear bolts..

But your E30 looks beautiful, so it's worth it! btw, my car sucks too.

Jase
08-17-2006, 11:44 AM
When I changed my starter on my e30 I had to use 3 long rounded head exetentions. Go up over and beside the tranny from behind. Kind of a pain but it worked. I had to push the noise deadening material aside to get by.

good luck man

jeffrie
08-17-2006, 11:11 PM
Man that blows big time. My buddy Jay had the same problem on his E36 323...took the dude over 7 hours to change the starter(at the mechanics)

Jay has the M52 which is simply just a cu*t to work with for replacing the starter, M20 is way, way easier.

Nascar318is
08-18-2006, 09:32 AM
O/T. Jeff you have room at home to get my car about 2-3 feet off the ground? I need to get in there and remove my exhaust. Started last night but it started getting dark. Maybe you should go out and buy a hoist;)

jeffrie
08-19-2006, 08:29 AM
have the van all cut up in peices taking all the room, so no not for awile but their are some ramps next door you can use some time this week if you like, the ramps arn't normal their neumatic and can can lift your car up about 20 feet off the ground if you like.
Works like a leaver.

Nascar318is
08-19-2006, 01:36 PM
Thanks Jeff.

I need the room to get in there with the wheel grinder for the bolts at the cat. Also I tried removing the bolts for the anchors at the muffler and one snapped, so i have to get in there with a drill.