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Old 06-02-2009, 02:07 PM   #16
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yikes how would i know.. it's an 1988 325ic .. i think those are m20's right?


might take you up on that offer... want ot raise it up for me and trade for the springs?


I can not point you in the right direction but people sell oil pan skid plates for the M20. This will help but you will still have to be careful.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:46 PM   #17
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I can not point you in the right direction but people sell oil pan skid plates for the M20. This will help but you will still have to be careful.
i see thanks.. maybe i have on already.. need to check this weekend.. car is currently in the garage...

what type of clearance should be "safer" like a pop can in height?
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:03 PM   #18
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I can just barely fit my fist under my oil pan and it's been okay so far... it worries me a bit but I haven't had any problems.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:28 PM   #19
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love the rims.....nice car!
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:25 PM   #20
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Rob is a great guy. I bought his 318is m52 conversion
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:49 PM   #21
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Rob is a great guy. I bought his 318is m52 conversion
is that his "summer" car?

had a chance to drive my wife's car today.. took the top up and man i'm loving the car... i can see why everyone on the forums are obsessed with making their cars perfect though.. i'm able to get around town now pretty well without stalling and rough shifting lol




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Old 06-15-2009, 10:52 AM   #22
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Looks very clean! I can't tell if those are euro grills or something else....

Yeah, if you're worried about the oil pan, get a skid plate for it. You simply bolt it on, so you can install it yourself very easily... will probably cost somewhere in the range of 150-200 new.

Here is an example of what you'd be looking for:
http://www.harrisonmotorsports.com/s...acturers_id=51

If you have one already, you can't miss it!
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:10 AM   #23
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Nice looking car. Congrats!
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:33 PM   #24
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i'm trying to understand this whole smashing the oil pan thing.. maybe i'm just a pretty slow driver but i don't plan on flying over speed bumps or anything.. do people usually hit their oil pan cause they didn't see a pothole or something?

my first diy task is this weekend.. going swap ther driver seat and try to swap the upper bolster then redye the cracking in the seats..
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:37 PM   #25
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Looks very clean! I can't tell if those are euro grills or something else....
I think they're just eyebrows.

Potholes not necessarily, unless it's a big mother. More so driveways and speedbumps
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:57 PM   #26
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this car is the perfect height for my dog lol


yes eyebrows.. i didn't know that till Rob told me the other day..

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Old 06-15-2009, 09:27 PM   #27
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Looks good sitting low


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let's just hope it can survive two drivers that need to learn manual lol...
It shouldn't be a problem, it's an easy car to drive (it'd be easier if it wasn't as low), you'll pick it up quickly
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:12 PM   #28
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just accomplished my first DIY today... thanks to matty.dc's free seats my driver seat is all working now and rip free.. (except for the shocks but whatever)

took the backrest from the passenger side swapped it onto the driver side and 4 bolts later it's into the car. now i need to spend the weekend remove the rust on the rails and re-dying and conditioning the leather!
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:07 PM   #29
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what rear skirt is that?
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:35 AM   #30
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The fear with oil pans, is that if you have a sewer above ground higher than the road. Teach your wife to never go over those, swerve around it or go over it with one of your wheels.

If she drives over it while in the middle of your car, it can directly hit your oilpan if high enough.

That is what you really have to watch out for, a normal person's reaction would be to drive over big rocks/objects thinking it will pass thru the middle.......but not the case when your oil pan in right there and very low.
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