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bmdoubleya
09-16-2007, 05:11 PM
*par-t* 88 325e 4 door 5 speed 200km's needs brakes, muffler,gas tank and throtle cable..

The guy I got it from has had it for 16 years and babied it most of it's life.. duss mantained the whole time. It's in really really good shape and all for $

everlast
09-16-2007, 06:56 PM
Awesome! Good find! Will it be the new project then?

carjoe
09-16-2007, 08:36 PM
Nice find! That thing has less mileage than mine!

325e. What's the E stand for?

Nascar318is
09-16-2007, 09:17 PM
E Stands for 4500 redline :)

bmdoubleya
09-16-2007, 10:55 PM
Awesome! Good find! Will it be the new project then?


Unless I pick up a turbo legacy this 4 door will be my winter beater.

325isRED
09-16-2007, 11:01 PM
E Stands for 4500 redline :)

really?

Nascar318is
09-17-2007, 09:36 AM
really?

http://www.e30eta.com/hotrod.htm

BMW 325e
by Jim Hall

Called the 325e, the latest BMW is essentially a 318i with the 101-hp 1.8-liter L-4 replaced by a mildly reworked version of BMW's 2.7-liter eta concept L-6 powerplant. The 164-cu-in. short-stroke engine makes 121 hp at 4250 rpm, or to put it another way, 29 hp less than the Eurospec 323i motor. As in the 528e the 325's eta motor is a low-revving engine with crankshaft speeds kept as low as possible (5000 rpm) through a computer-controlled fuel cut-off. This redline is up slightly from the 5-series sedan that is fitted wtih the 2.7-liter L-6. Horsepower and torque outputs are the same as the 528e, although the oxygen sensor has been relocated farther down the exhaust manifold, and the engine control module has been specifically re-engineered for the 325e.

Part of the eta concept is the integration of both electronic fuel injection and electronic ignition systems. The 325 uses Bosch's Motronic ECM for all engine management functions.

Like all of BMW's 6-cylinder engines, the 325's eta motor is as smooth as a turbine. The short-stroke (81.0 mm) powerplant pulls willingly with no hesitiation all the way up to the 5000-rpm fuel shutoff. With maximum power coming up just 750 rpm short of redline, and the willingness of the engine to rev, it's annoyingly easy to get into the rev limiter at first. But not as easy as in the 528e, with its fuel cut-out set to trigger at 4750 rpm.

everlast
09-17-2007, 12:08 PM
What was not mentioned was the gobs of torque the eta motor makes compared to the i motor. While the i is for sure faster, the 'e' is a much better 'town booter' IMO, especially an automatic. It just hauls its little ass around so nicely. I miss my eta.

everlast
09-17-2007, 12:08 PM
Oh, and pics or stabbing, your choice.

Eurostyle
09-17-2007, 12:19 PM
Unless I pick up a turbo legacy this 4 door will be my winter beater.

I have a legacy Turbo for sale!*angel*

Eurostyle
09-17-2007, 12:22 PM
Nice find! That thing has less mileage than mine!

325e. What's the E stand for?

Stands for economy, or ETA, its just like a diesel engine, but you still get to put gas in it! Its LOW on revs, low on Hp, but very high on torque (more then an M50). Many people bash this engine, but i love it! And its absolutly normal to get 400-500K from it without any problems or rebuilding.

bmdoubleya
09-17-2007, 08:29 PM
I have a legacy Turbo for sale!*angel*

No I want to pick one up.. I used to own a 91 turbo legacy and my bro has a 93 legacy turbo.. They are really nice cars.

jeffrie
09-18-2007, 01:16 AM
Nice to drive a suby till the tinfoil steel rots out.
I like Subarue... Just not in eastern Canada.
Eta is IMO one of the best BMW engines, especialy after you chip it.
My chipped e30 couldn't handle 141 HP and 195 ft/lbs of peak power and twisted the frame of the chassy after 3 yrs.... Gotta love an engine that can do that.

everlast
09-18-2007, 10:13 AM
BTW, I've got a Turner Motorsports chip for the eta for sale since I am eta-less.

bmdoubleya
09-19-2007, 10:30 AM
BTW, I've got a Turner Motorsports chip for the eta for sale since I am eta-less.

Remind me again when I get the car going in about a month..

oldskool3
09-19-2007, 09:15 PM
sweet find. how much did you end up getting it for and whats happening with all your other e30's

bmdbley'sBro
09-20-2007, 02:08 AM
sweet find. how much did you end up getting it for and whats happening with all your other e30's
^ its silly! he has 4 now. the one he just bought, one (88?) is in a body shop for months in limbo,
supposed to be going to the body guy. rebuilt motor p-coated valve cover, etc.

his gold (88?) is plated.
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x72/ill318/goldburg/Picture475.jpg

and his Black 89 he needs to SELL that (i think)!!!
:D
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd134/tunamcbung/HPIM1949.jpg
^ same as above but Flat Black & lower: shrik cam, chip, motor rebuilt, bilstien H&R (iirc), triflow exhaust, etc
trunk floor rust holes, back bumper is a'lil crooked, easy fixes. cluster light is out so's the tack, speedo works..
wiper motor shot & oh no wiper arms (qc plated though) :D

anybody interested????

oldskool3
09-22-2007, 03:43 PM
you finally got the 87 plated? is it in ont or pq

bmdoubleya
09-22-2007, 10:53 PM
you finally got the 87 plated? is it in ont or pq


PQ..you and your bro are coming to bavauto show and shine right.?

oldskool3
09-24-2007, 10:53 AM
possibly if I can get the e30 running decently and looking presentable as for lee he just brought his car home this weekend and he is bringing it to a shop so they can have a look at it so we will see