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  2. P_Roloff

    Alpine E30 Convertible Running Log

    Mileage: 195,400 Changed the oil, poked around, made a list of the front end parts to replace after the e30 picnic. Also repaired the drivers side seat, one of the seat back adjusters wasn't latching so the whole seat would twist and move under heavy acceleration and braking. Just needed a bit of lube and we were on our way, really nice how easy they are to strip and service. No broken tabs even! I unfortunately didn't get any pictures, but if anyone cares or has questions, let me know. Looking forward to seeing you guys at the picnic!
  3. P_Roloff

    Another daily driver thread: E34 525i

    Spring Update: Up to 66.8k miles. Sadly, a tiny spot of rust formed over the winter on the bottom edge of the passenger door, gonna pull the trim strip and the door card off within the next few weeks to attempt to stop it, or at least prolong the life of the door. Changed the oil today and got my first good look underneath it, looks very clean so I think there might have already been some paint damage at the bottom of the door that kick-started the rust. Couple things I noticed: - Very small oil leak at the from corner of the oil pan. Doesn't drip, just weeping a bit. Not gonna worry about it, but notable. - There appears to be a fairly significant leak on the back of the transmission somewhere, I can't tell if it's the selector shaft input or the output shaft seal. I took some pictures and will post them up tomorrow morning. - There's been a small clunk in the rear end since we bought it, almost like something binding then popping free (it almost sounds like it resonates a little). Doesn't happen with any regularity, i.e. every bump or on/off throttle, but it is exacerbated by extra weight in the backseat or trunk. Thoughts? A light paint correction is next on the list, along with fixing that clunk and the lower lip of the bumper my brother chunked on a snowbank. A DSSR and shifter rebuild will come as soon as I get time in the machine shop at school.
  4. YoungCR

    Joined the Club Today

    Always thought this car would look good with smoked headlights 👍🏼 keep it up!
  5. Yesterday
  6. B C

    SCHLEPN | The E39 540itA Story

    Rising from the ashes of pitted Nikasil cylinder liners.... phenomenal!
  7. DrLeadFoot

    SCHLEPN | The E39 540itA Story

    Mike buttoned up the driver's side pedal area. M5 dead pedal in!!!
  8. wasnt m3

    Fancy Stancy 325is

    I've done the sunroof delete using the original skin, super easy. Finished it up with 3m seam sealer and leak free.
  9. jc43089

    Fancy Stancy 325is

    I've just been driving it. 299,760 miles. I want to go for a drive today just to hit 300k. Sunroof drains must be plugged because water drips inside whenever it is raining which is super fun. This week I think I will remove the whole sunroof and fab some brackets to do a poor mans sunroof delete. I can't really spend 300$ on a CF sunroof delete panel. Front brake pads needed soon, that must be from practicing heel toe downshifting aggressively into the roundabout on the way to work every day. I have some in my stash from the other car because that one is switching to e46 330 front brakes when it goes back together. I am loving the Indy500 tires. They stick great.
  10. jc43089

    SCHLEPN | The E39 540itA Story

    Leave the snow tires on all year, super stealth mode.
  11. DrLeadFoot

    SCHLEPN | The E39 540itA Story

    Family road trip car so I want it pretty stealthy. Excited to get a gameplan in place and get this DONE!
  12. DrLeadFoot

    SCHLEPN | The E39 540itA Story

    Took it for a little test drive yesterday afternoon after bleeding the brakes again while activating the ABS/DSC pumps. It stops!! While on test drive I took the dirty girl through the car wash! It feels good to see this outside! Last night, we popped in the M5 fuel pump. Had to swap over the 540i top to keep the barbed fitting as the M5 has a quick disconnect. Swapped the mirror motor pins on the driver's side so pin 1 has the blue wire and pin 2 has the white wire so both door modules matched pin locations. This corrected the mirrors folding opposite ways when you hit the button. Bled the clutch again, The feel is still not 100% but it drives. Felt it was time to add the fresh M badge on the motor! Counting down the days to the exhaust shop!
  13. SteelBlue

    Joined the Club Today

    Gonna give this bleeder a try, if it doesn't work I will fall back to this. I also completed my first ever wiring adventure, only had to redo two connectors because I hooked them to the wrong wire...
  14. Last week
  15. andrews013

    335i exhaust PE mod

    Oof, I would just buy a vrsf exhaust and spend a few hundred dollars more than doing the PE mod for $400. Let me know how the DIY goes!
  16. KaiserRolls

    VF Engineering Supercharger kit e30(24v)/e36

    Re71r is what did it to me
  17. jc43089

    VF Engineering Supercharger kit e30(24v)/e36

    "Lose 1 rear axle" good point. I wonder if they make Pilot Super Sports in 225/60R16...
  18. There are restrooms near the entrance though only one stall which from the sounds of it may become toxic. The river is nearby if things get desperate though this may lead to 911 calls. Should be enough of us there at the picnic to post bail if it comes to that.
  19. KaiserRolls

    Qdoba Qars and Qoffee /E30 Picnic Morning Meetup

    Gonna see what I can do about that
  20. jc43089

    VF Engineering Supercharger kit e30(24v)/e36

    This would be perfect to bump the power up on the van swap. Got no cash right now though.
  21. suspenceful

    Jake's Budget-Built BMW 335i Thread (Drag Inspired)

    I appreciate the offer, but the car actually came with a JB4 that I'll be updating.
  22. jc43089

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    The cast iron used is very high quality. The one I rebuilt that had unknown miles higher than 280k before the odometer quit working still had no lip at all and just needed a light honing and new rings.
  23. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Zero lip on the cylinders. They're in really good shape, which is why I just wanted to hone, new rings and bearings and put it back together. I've never done a full rebuild on an engine before, so there's really no reason for this other than its something I've wanted to do. And the m20 is so affordable to rebuild.
  24. jc43089

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Just polish them up and use new rings. Check the ring gaps. The cylinders look nice. Any lip at the top where the rings don't touch?
  25. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    That's kind of what I've read too. The cylinders are all clean and there are no visible vertical scratches in them. The cylinder I took pictures of is the cylinder that 2nd piston came out of.
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