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Hello everybody, I am new to this site but i've been a member for a while on e30tech when I had myself a E30 325ix. Ever since I blew the transmission and parents yapping on me to sell the vehicle. I been in the market for another E30. I must admit, once you drive a E30 any it be 318 to 325is you get addicted to the feel of it, history and I don't know how to explain the other feeling I get just by cranking the key. I could write a long paragraph but to keep it short, I ran into a E30 after 2 year's of searching in Brampton where about the person who owned it had it since he was 16 and that was 10 year's ago. It took me about 7 hours of negotiating with him to sell it to me for $3,000. The vehicle is a 1985 BMW E30 325e. I didn't mind it being a E because I have other plans to do with the engine as a matter of fact I am taking off a year in investing into a vehicle and buying a s52 engine down the road but first priority comes first as maintenance wise. Here are some pictures and feel free to comment I would love to get everybody's opinion on upgrades, con's and pro's. For some reason I can't post pictures here on this forum is because Image shack is a piece of **** for not letting me upload my pictures, every time i try to upload it says Java-void Check out the pictures on my profile it's posted in my album
oh I noticed i didn't post the km's on the vehicle - the odometer says 233,000km but on receipt replaced the whole head with 150,000km I don't know if it's a 325i head or not i will take some pictures and hope you guys can help me and if there is a way of telling apart please let me know
Car looks pretty clean. I could do without that body kit, but that's your preference. I'm in the process of rebuilding an S52 for my e30 so if you have any questions on different parts needs let me know.
1987 325is(Midnight Tuning Tuned OBD I S52) - Current Summer Car
2012 Hyundai Veloster Tech- Daily Driver
1985 318i - 1st Car (started it all)
the kits looks ok, but it's always the front bumper cover that seems to look outta place. But hey, it's your toy. :-) The head should have the number 885 on it. if you want to know whether it is an "I" head. These are the later model heads for the "I" there were earlier versions but don't recall the stamp number.
look pretty clean and a relatively decent price you paid for it. welcome to the e30 ghost town. lol
I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.
latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
Thank You my E30's friends. Lately I been working around the car taking of part's that need replacing and there was alot of things to be done. I know it's a 25 yr old car but when i sum up amount of $ i have to spend just to make it a dd car is outrageous. I am looking around 3 thousand in total.
I need to know where to find cheap $ parts for my e30 if anybody has spare part's or is giving out for free it would make my life very easy. Here is a list I need
Auxiliary Fan for A/C condenser
Head Gasket Set/water pump and timing belt(A/c,power steering belts also)
Fuel Filter/with fuel lines/rubber
Coolant Level Sensor
Sensor Coolant temp
Lines from Caliber and complete set up
How much would you take me up on condensor, condensor fan and fan for radiator. Also with front/rear/rotors
Lines from calibers and complete set up- running lines from back to front and brake pads?
I figure I did, but I am not patience can't wait to get it on the road at lease couple of months before winter get's here. I've tried bimmerboys and their price is reasonable for Rotor/Brakes Pads Kit is what is all they have available for E30
Anybody have any suggestions where to purchase other items