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Old 01-01-2013, 08:54 PM   #16
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Don't have an e30, but I've always got stuff going on during the off-season
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:44 AM   #17
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Step one: brought back a life long second owner California E30
Step two (current step):
Treehouse racing control arm bushings
New control arms x2 (lemforder)
New tie-rods
Rebuilt injectors
Valve adjustment
Timing belt/waterpump/tensioner
Black leather interior
Re-installed stock radio
Removed aftermarket alarm
Antenna gourmet
Euro smileys
Bilstein touring shocks and struts
173 ECU
New odo gears
Derlin shifter carrier bushings
AKG DSSR
Both Transmission seals
Motor mounts
Transmission mounts
Strut mounts front and back
Glove box handle/lock
Exhaust hangers middle and back
Catback gasket x2
CV boots inner and outer
Subframe bushings
Trailing arm bushings
Shifter joint
Differential mount
Sway bar links
Oil filter housing plug (revised design from the dealer)
T-fitting for the spray nozzles
New wipers
Shifter boots (the actual boot and the rubber boot below it)
Thermostat
Radiator
Window regulator
Door seal
Guibo
CSB
New fluids front to back (diff, transmission, engine, coolant, etc).
Time-sert kit for the oil drain plug
Turn signal stalk
Rear sway bar links
Spark plugs (NGK)
Reverse light switch

Thats all I can remember off the top of my head, I am sure im forgetting a bunch of other stuff.

The majority of the stuff listed did not have to be done because of failure, but considering I have a garage to work in, and it is stored for the winter, it gave me the opportunity to completely overhaul it.

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:08 AM   #18
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Nice list!
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:36 PM   #19
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How could I forget:

Fuel pump
Fuel filter
Distributor cap
Distributor rotor
Ignition wires
Valve cover vent hose
Coolant hose (from thermostat housing to throttle body)
Tool kit for the trunk

Still a bunch im forgetting off the top of my head im sure.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:18 AM   #20
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Nice everyone!

Me, Im doing a 1jz-GTE twin turbo non vvti swap into my e30. I'll make a thread in about a week once everything gets rolling for those that are interested.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #21
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Me, Im doing a 1jz-GTE twin turbo non vvti swap into my e30. I'll make a thread in about a week once everything gets rolling for those that are interested.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:10 AM   #22
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Noid -- nice list!

Wuzie-- that sounds like a really cool project
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #23
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M50 swap into a 4 dr. Nothing to see here...

However, a few threads I've seen on other forums recently have got me thinking hard about painting my own car (building a booth), so that might be thread-worthy if I go through with it in the spring.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:26 PM   #24
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i just swapped an m30 into mine, and boy does it scare me at times. especially because i was used to the m42. still need to perfect it but it is currently on the road so im happy,
im also planning on the rx-7 brakes come spring
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #25
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I'm doing an OBD I S52 swap. I'm currently building it in the garage.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #26
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i just swapped an m30 into mine, and boy does it scare me at times. especially because i was used to the m42. still need to perfect it but it is currently on the road so im happy,
im also planning on the rx-7 brakes come spring
M30 cool! Your firewall intact or bashed a bit :p?

If you're looking for a sweet rx7 setup Graeme is selling his with full suspension as well for a killer price

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I'm doing an OBD I S52 swap. I'm currently building it in the garage.
Sounds fun!
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:12 PM   #27
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Im to finalize a purchase for another m42...
Find m50b25 or m50tub25 pistons....

Ill leave it at that for now
Hey Bruno, I found another project for you...

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #28
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Hey Bruno, I found another project for you...

Damn! Good find! But if i start going that route i might as well just do a m/s5x swap
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #29
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s52 rebuild with lots of goodies to withstand 12 psi of RMS stage 2, maybe i should start a thread...
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #30
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^^ definitely! Sounds interesting to follow!

You doing the rebuild yourself?
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