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Old 12-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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Buying E30 engine parts?

I have to rebuild the timing chain area and 8 intake valves, so people know there's some work to be done. Now i priced some parts of pelican parts online and its not bad and there 2 year warranty or 24000 miles, now i called a local guy that's more affordable here verses crappy tire and where else. but the prices is double and even triple.

Question is where do you buy your parts, are they quality, can i trust pelican?
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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you can definitely trust pelican.
Usually, for common stuff, I try and troll around the junk yards like standard auto out in scarborough (they often have a few e30s, they rotate stock every 2 weeks).
If you absolutely need certain things new though, either go pelican or try Kar auto in Mississaugua
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:03 PM   #3
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thank you.

I wasn't sure, i am not supper wealthy but due to haven a grandfather as a mechanic hes guiding me through it. My chain jumped and I bent only 6 maybe 8 of the intake valves. The timeing chain and guides are broken or overly worn, but the block is perfect condition the head is great so, I figure shes 220000km why not put all new, just clean her then rebuild it. everything all said and done it be around 400$. i driver her for 2 years it keeps my build on budget.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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Autopartsway.ca is usually where I get most of my parts

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Old 12-27-2013, 09:11 PM   #5
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Don't think they sell internal engine parts though

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Old 12-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #6
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So i got the quote from this one company after tax and shipping it comes to 1559.09. It was interesting to see the price difference with the head gasket set was $436, were its $108 from the states. Also another cool fact is the intake valves are $20 each where its only $18 from the states. To me $2 is not a bad price difference. Anyone know why this is?
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:00 PM   #7
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Try Blunttech.com, but don't order off the site, email with a list of part #s.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #8
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Try Blunttech.com, but don't order off the site, email with a list of part #s.
that's a great website. the pricing is comparable. thanks
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:56 PM   #9
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I've ordered from Steve at Blunttech. Great Experience all around, he even tossed in a few goodies free
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:42 PM   #10
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+1 on the Blunttech recommendation. ordered from him several times. He packs it up small to reduce shipping costs.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:26 PM   #11
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Do you plan to do the work yourself?

If you try to do some of the work yourself you should save a ton. Take the head off, drop it off at a machine shop, they should be able to get you new valves and rebuild it for you. Buy your head gasket set and other parts from somewhere in the US, if you ever goto buffalo you can ship it there and bring it back with you otherwise paying the duties shouldn't be too bad.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:51 AM   #12
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I used to use BMA Auto Parts (bmaparts.com). They would often beat any price found elsewhere and if they know you're in Canada they would only ship with USPS to help avoid duties. If you call, ask for Patrick (great guy, top notch service and AFAIR he owns an E30 and an E36.. so does his brother who works there as well so they're BMW guys).
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:29 PM   #13
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You can and get m42 engine on the cheap.

Edit: i think there was someone in the classifieds was selling complete and running m42 for $20.00?

Here is the link.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/show...&highlight=m42
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:29 PM   #14
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Do you plan to do the work yourself?

If you try to do some of the work yourself you should save a ton. Take the head off, drop it off at a machine shop, they should be able to get you new valves and rebuild it for you. Buy your head gasket set and other parts from somewhere in the US, if you ever goto buffalo you can ship it there and bring it back with you otherwise paying the duties shouldn't be too bad.
yeah I'm doing all the work, with the guidence from my grandfather. I will post some pics. shortly. but i was thinking exactly what you where saying.

I have the head cleaned, exhaust valves, the timing chain covers and anything else i could. I'd like to make it shiny again, anyone have an idea on what to use to get the aluminum back to new? maybe an acid of some kind?
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:40 PM   #15
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Everything's clean for the most part. I just need to take some pictures of it.
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