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Old 01-11-2015, 05:49 PM   #1
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What did you do to your E30 today?



Well, since yesterday:

Timing Belt 2.0 - first time doing it solo. Went well.
Main rad hoses
Coolant flush and fill
New Spark Plugs and valve clearance check
Washed the car.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:13 PM   #2
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This winter will be a busy winter for my mean green E30...

This weekend I swapped the 3.23 LSD for a 2.79 LSD. Hopefully I can use 1st gear. I installed the diff with the rear subframe in place. What a pain in the A$$!

I also removed the center section of the exhaust, the entire drive shaft, disconnected the rad hoses and shift linkage. The plan is to drop the drive train and remove the big 6 spd trans next weekend.

More to come next weekend.
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:00 PM   #3
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Saturday I got all the sound deadening chipped out of the track car and all of the interior stuff removed. Next weekend hopefully will be cutting out the sunroof cassette and starting to think about seat and harness mounting.

BTW working outside in the winter sucks
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:45 PM   #4
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Ordered mounts, turbo blanket, parts for a dump tube... I'm not touching it till it's warm out.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:12 PM   #5
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I looked at it and decided to do nothing. Currently in the process of stripping the interior, cage, fuel cell/surge tank and then swapping the blown LS1 for a temp LM7 until I find another motor or rebuild.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:14 AM   #6
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I rolled it forward to wipe up the oil it was leaking on the shop floor and then rolled it back and put a piece of cardboard under it. Then I kicked the tires, shrugged my shoulders and went back inside to watch hockey.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:45 AM   #7
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Replaced speed sensor, speedo is still dead
Thinking about putting in the m62nv and six-speed if nobody buys it.
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Old 01-13-2015, 04:39 PM   #8
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replaced speed sensor, speedo is still dead
thinking about putting in the m62nv and six-speed if nobody buys it.
do it, bro!!!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:25 PM   #9
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Opened the garage, stared wistfully at its empty bay for minute, pushed a bunch of bags of Roxul up against it, went back in the house. Project heated garage has to happen before project running E30 can begin.
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Old 01-13-2015, 10:20 PM   #10
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Opened the garage, stared wistfully at its empty bay for minute, pushed a bunch of bags of Roxul up against it, went back in the house. Project heated garage has to happen before project running E30 can begin.
I did this in late November/early December, makes it so much nicer.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:29 AM   #11
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Picked up a sikky v8 swap kit from buffalo Thursday. Ordered a t56 magnum yesterday. Preparing the engine bay this weekend for fitment Wednesday.
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Picked up a sikky v8 swap kit from buffalo Thursday. Ordered a t56 magnum yesterday. Preparing the engine bay this weekend for fitment Wednesday.

Nice, which motor are you putting in?
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:27 AM   #13
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Nice, which motor are you putting in?
Right now I'm promised an ls7 from a customer at the shop since he is building a turbo engine. If that doesn't pan out we have an ls3 available.
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Old 01-18-2015, 04:00 PM   #14
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What a frustrating 4 hours on the floor of my garage. I got the trans disengaged from the engine but it's caught up on the headers.
Looks like I'm pulling the headers off next weekend.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:09 AM   #15
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Same thing happened pulling a 6 speed trans in the junkyard. We had to chop the headers and tilt the engine on a crazy angle to get the trans out. The 6 speed boxes are massive lol.
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