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  1. Since everyone else on here has white coupes I figured I'd join the crew! I was sitting in Oregon on a job site and came across a posting for an E30 from Cali, claimed one owner vehicle, with some mediocre pictures. Chatted with the seller, got more pics, a video or two, and I sent him some money to hold the car for me to arrive. Two days later I show up to his place in California with a trailer, worked out a deal, and left with the least rusty E30 I've ever seen. I was surprised on arrival to find two spots on the exterior with clear coat gone, but only on the hood and trunk which is
    8 points
  2. B C

    E46 Things

    Philips 4300K out Morimoto 6000K in because I need to signal to the world that I am a hot boi street racer. This is what they look like when they are on This is what they look like when they are off
    8 points
  3. Bassboy3313

    E46 Touring Life

    The ship has landed!
    7 points
  4. B C

    E46 Things

    Skipped eating my Wheaties this morning to make some ride height adjustments. Not quite there, but getting closer.
    6 points
  5. REKIII

    chit chat thread

    Now this guy gets the true meaning of scale BMW models. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-87-BMW-325i-E30-Cabrio-H0-Motorbrand-LED-12V-Feuer-Laser-Cut-Patina-Top-18/402782748722
    6 points
  6. So nice of you to let people leak fluids onto your brand new concrete
    6 points
  7. And thats a wrap! (Almost) The car runs and drives, after 5 hard working days! Things swapped were, S54 (OBVI), m3 fuel tank with pumps/lines, m3 cooling system, m3 DME, etc etc. If anyone has any questions about the swap, please feel free to ask, I would love to help. It was very hard gathering all of the things needed to make this work and I want to help spread the word on whats all necessary. the last problem I have to sort out is an o2 issue. I believe I have the ordering wrong, and am going to look into that tonight as the car is getting misfires on 1-3 and lean/rich code
    6 points
  8. patsbimmer1

    chit chat thread

    We bought my son a new bike as an early birthday present. He was on a 12" Huffy that he outgrew and we're avid family riders so we put him in a 20" he can grow in to. It's a Giant XTC Jr lite from Endurance House in Delafield and he's picking up on the hand brakes and gears really well already. We easily have a few miles on it already. It's a nicer bike than I have!
    5 points
  9. gilber33

    1989 325i Project Thread

    Update. But not to the e30. Since we got Katherine’s Atlas, we don’t use the wagon for anything other than me going to and from work. So, the wagon is going and I got something more fun for a daily. Needs and exhaust and some other minor things, but, I’m very excited to have something more fun for a daily.
    4 points
  10. Drove the car to Elkhart Lake Saturday as a scouting run for the up coming season. Couldn’t be more excited for RA to be 100% back this year. While I was on my way down, I was passing through Chilton and saw a woman waving me down just past the Kwik Trip. Wasn’t sure if it was a wave for the car or if I was doing something wrong, or something wrong with the car. Turned out it was the lady that I bought the car from. She texted me and we agreed to meet into New Holstein which is only 10 mins past Chilton. She was thrilled with the condition of the car and loved that it was with s
    4 points
  11. Bassboy3313

    E46 Touring Life

    Subframe secured, electrical all connected, new slave cylinder and lines installed, front axles installed, new tierod in, suspension all buttoned up, driveshaft/heatshield/exhaust installed, radiator and all hose connections done, and steering shaft connected. Waiting on all fluids to show up in mail this weekend. Then it's on to changing oil in front diff, rear diff, transmission, transaxle and engine. Along with new coolant and brake fluid.
    4 points
  12. Well I figured it was time I come back and update this thread lol. Last season was an absolute blast with this thing. I got a fair amount of seat time in and got a better grasp on controlling the car and it's power. (FVSCC auto-x at the Waupaca airport last year) Other then regular maintenance and up keep I didn't do much to the car in terms of upgrades. However, I did end up having a stone hit the windshield causing a small crack on the lower passenger side. On top of the crack there were many scratches all over and it was beginning to become a pain to see thr
    4 points
  13. B C

    E46 Things

    Delivery times for parts have been very slow lately. I ordered 7” long 350 lb front springs instead of 6” long 350 lb fronts as well as some new pinch bolts for the knuckle/kingpin. It all finally showed up today and I got the 6”ers swapped out for 7”. How is it? Let’s use letter grades to compare the old 6” 525 lb/650 lb setup to the 7” 350 lb/ 430 lb setup. Ride Quality Before: D+, fine on smooth roads, brutal on concrete roads/sea-sick on some freeways Ride Quality Now: A-, its not a brand new Lexus, but for still being approximately double the stock spring rates, I
    4 points
  14. Small UPDATE The whole no dome light thing has been bothering me ever since the first attempt at Sam designing and 3D printing a housing didn't work out and fell to the wayside respectively. So now that I have my own printer I recreated the housing and added some holes for threaded inserts to be able to use some roll bar mounts. Here it is with the mounts bolted up. It's not super great looking but it works. Definitely could stand to have some fine tuning done. And here it is mounted in the car. I have some ideas on how to improve it but for now this works.
    4 points
  15. Short update. Still trying to find time to get the fuel pump and fluids in the car for start up. But I have made some more progress. One of my pairs of lips came in so I split and replaced the lips on some of my Weds Kranze Cerebus 2s. They went from 18x8 to 18x10.5. My plan is to make all the rears 10.5s. I also got my rear bumper and the right side fender back from being repaired. And finally something I have been working on that I am really excited about, I did not think I'd be drawing and printing this so soon but here is the custom
    4 points
  16. He also mentioned no scammers. Like thats going to stop the scammers.
    3 points
  17. I don’t see why it wouldn’t fetch 18-20k, all you have to do is bring a low mile example to BaT for people to throw their wallets at instead of hunting down the cars themselves. Real silly to pay a $8500 service bill for $2k in parts to try and flip a car as well 🙄
    3 points
  18. My neighbor has a new shed!
    3 points
  19. All check engine lights are officially clear! Exhaust is finished, ended up using full m3 exhaust into the ZHP muffler. In order for the m3 exhaust to properly clear the trans mounts, part of it had to be heated up and bent, but all worked out perfectly. Car got dropped off at paint today to have the full front end resprayed, and have the rear panel/rear bumper resprayed as well. (The car had a fair amount of rock chips, and the previous owner decided it was a good idea to repaint the car with a touch up pen) New Stoptech slotted rotors/pads should be here by end of the week, and th
    3 points
  20. The time has come; I am selling my prized 1985 535i. I will likely be moving across the country for work later this year; I love this car and have invested countless hours and a lot of dollars, but I also feel like I've accomplished just about everything I set out to do with it. It will be a lot easier to move without a third car and a bunch of parts to bring along, and I would also like to take on a project with a different flavor after the move is complete. There is a very detailed thread on MyE28 that covers my ownership of the car if you would like to know the whole story. O
    3 points
  21. patsbimmer1

    Awesome car videos!

    I had no idea this shop existed in Wisconsin or that you could extract 1100 whp out of a 928! Apparently 928motorsports has been around for awhile in the Neenah area. This video up Pikes Peak gives me anxiety, especially around the 2:25 mark. This car is going to auction with Mecum as well. https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0521-461516/1978-porsche-928/
    3 points
  22. Hi guys, I know I haven't been around here much and this is probably frowned upon to make these sorts of posts but... I need to get a new(er) car with automatic for a variety of reasons. Therefore this thing has to go. The edmunds true car won't give me a value for it for whatever reason so I have no way to know if I'm getting hosed by the dealer (if I trade it in) or what to ask for it if I try to sell it outright. I know it's not worth a whole lot. I was looking at a 528i automatic several years ago and that dealer didn't want it because it was manual trans. It's an '07 32
    3 points
  23. ASTROCHIMP

    Hello

    Hello, I just joined up here. I’m not great at introductions but I’m located in Madison and I currently drive an alpine white E90 335i. I’ve had my E90 a bit over a year now, and this summer I’m hoping to finally get check some things off that I’ve been meaning to do.
    3 points
  24. B C

    chit chat thread

    I got my kids onto bikes with hand brakes and derailleurs as soon as I could so they could become little shreddies on the MTB trails. With how quickly they grow it is hard to justify getting them each a $400 Trek so I’ve tried to find the best department store bikes and upgraded things to make them a bit safer and more trailworthy. Looks like he has a great bike! Time to try out Minooka
    3 points
  25. Drove this most of the winter. Heat worked great, traction was sketchy, but it was a blast. The light bar was the only thing that didn’t survive. The brackets were made from ACM, and I thought they would have been stronger but the cold made them brittle and it came down on the windshield one morning. So now I mounted it to the bumper with metal brackets. It will be more usable here anyways, as before snow, rain, and dust would blind my sight with it on. Now I won’t be able to run into random shopping carts and road cones without risking damage but oh well. 😕 I also had to t
    3 points
  26. Minor update that's been annoying the shit out of me. New emblems! The flag on the M3 emblem was faded and the front had some minor things going on. The rear emblem really didn't need it until I took a chunk out taking it off but it made sense to just get all of them right away.
    3 points
  27. gilber33

    chit chat thread

    First on my list of things to do. Second is going to the grocery store to yell about mask conspiracy theories and how they’re unconstitutional.
    3 points
  28. B C

    chit chat thread

    In two weeks you will be permitted to remove your mask momentarily for a photo at the top of Mt. Everest.
    3 points
  29. Took the car for a drive, everything is fixed and driving amazing! Just need a muffler setup welded on and we're done! (also have to finish some coding to remove the DSC and engine light due to steering angle sensor which is to be removed) Love this thing.
    3 points
  30. KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Didn’t race the e30 at USAIR, it needs an alignment and I’m too lazy, so I co-drive the gfs evo x. took 1st in XSA & 2nd/113 for raw time. This thing scoots and the suspension/power changes she made over the winter were definitely noticeable from last year Watching it back, I had a few sloppy corners and let off in a few areas that I usually don’t - idk what I was doing
    3 points
  31. This is too well written to not be a trap. The pictures are clear and of decent quality, the description is informative and I couldn't find any mention of knowing what he has or grammatical errors. This has got to be a scam.
    3 points
  32. Just gonna get this out of the way
    3 points
  33. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2851298461861013/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post "But now with three kids...yeah haha" Been a while since I've seen a Craigslist-esque train wreck ad. Nature is healing.
    3 points
  34. UPDATE Got the fuel pump hanger out of the car and replaced the stock fuel pump. Original. And here is the DW200 mounted with the rally road fuel pump sleeve. The install kit and sleeve made for a really nice install. I also was able to get my steering tires swapped to the new steering wheels along with some tires mounted for the rears. New rear fitment is exciting as well haha AND FINALLY! I changed the oil and filter, filled up the power steering and then went for first start up! Everything seems to be
    3 points
  35. F30 update. New wheels and tires. VMR V801 19x9.5 ET35 square 255/35R19 Falken FK510 Really love how these look and how much it improved the cars overall appearance. Enough show that they look good, but also subdued enough that look OEM+ ish. Think they are very reminiscent of the F80 MX snowflake wheels. Could be a little lower, but I think got daily purposes, this is pretty good. I think the fitment is about as good as you can get it, fills out the wheel well and is just at the fender. This has made me look at this car as more than just A to B transportation aga
    3 points
  36. So concrete will be getting poured at my new house in the next 2-3 weeks-ish. The driveway is 100' long and 35x50 off the garage. Lots of room for cars to park. I have been kicking around the idea of hosting a 1 or 1.5 hour C&C for people in our smaller circle (local BMW friends (WIBimmers), and some of my other car friends, this is not a public event), followed by a cruise. Some of you know that I built my house intentionally about 1 minute away from the start of my Holy Hill cruise route area. We are very close to Hwy Q/Platt. I have room for people to park and congregate outside,
    3 points
  37. gilber33

    chit chat thread

    "Are you tired of things in your trunk being protected from the elements?!"
    3 points
  38. B C

    E46 Things

    This car’s setup is at home and in its element while on the smooth pavement of the track. I consider it a streetable track car when I need it to be a trackable street car. I started down the path of shopping more street oriented coilover setups but was persuaded by Ground Control to try a “proven setup” by going from the 6” 525 lb/in front, 6” 650 lb/in rear springs, to some 6” 375 lb/in front/ 7” 430 lb/in rear. For reference, VAC Motorsports classifies the following spring rate combinations: Performance with Comfort 300/450 Aggressive Street Car 450/500 Track days
    3 points
  39. His shoes in picture 10 bother me. I don't know why.
    2 points
  40. KaiserRolls

    ‘91 E30

    Alignment scheduled for Friday. plan for this season is just enjoy the car as is with the new suspension. I have all the parts stashed and it’ll make a good winter project when I find the motivation.
    2 points
  41. B C

    E46 Touring Life

    Finish line is in sight
    2 points
  42. In typical Marketplace fashion this sold in a matter of hours. $14k for an E30 touring with a M47 6speed diesel swap It was just too cool not to share
    2 points
  43. Made some small improvements today. Got the tune setup to delete the Evap control circuit codes and realized I never plugged in my ambient air sensor. Got that plugged in and I finally have no check engine light. I also actually know what temperature it is outside now so thats nice. (Showed 128 degrees before constantly) The one thing I am not going to run temporarily is a washer fluid reservoir because I never ever use my washer fluid and it's one less thing in the engine bay. I got rid of this light by putting a resistor on the plug. Getting the AC charged and muffler put on Frid
    2 points
  44. Daily mods continue. M Sport front bumper and projector angel eye headlights. Bumper was needed regardless with how chewed up my original one was. Body shop lost my headlight washer covers, so waiting for those to be painted and then will throw those on. Really like the changed it made to the front of the car. Went with piano black M style double ribbed grilles. Headlights were probably more of a drastic change. Not only do they look significantly better, and shave some years off the age of the car, they perform SIGNIFICANTLY better than the OEM halogens. Having fresh lenses also hel
    2 points
  45. 158.7k Well, it's officially this car's 30th birthday yesterday. For the last few months I was certain it was built 4/27/1991 and I got it out for a great drive in the nice weather to celebrate the occasion. Well, I looked it up this evening and it turns out it was the 26th, lol. Oh well, its the thought that counts.
    2 points
  46. KaiserRolls

    chit chat thread

    Never
    2 points
  47. Maintenance!!!!! Slow leak in the coolant reservoir, front diff whining on decel, clunk in front suspension all addressed along with some other items! Grabbed a used diff and Mike added new input and output seals. New o-rings on the trans cooler. New serpentine belt. New locking/hazard button. New swaybar links. "New" suede steering wheel with white label airbag. New Phillips 4300k xenon blubs.
    2 points
  48. i_love_cars

    BMW E30 Picnic 2021

    Yup, definitely should be able to make this one
    2 points
  49. gilber33

    chit chat thread

    I honestly think your better approach would be to go to their office reiterate that you are a taxpayer and you can do whatever you want on your private property. It's something that most public officials rarely hear and easily forget. So if you remind them, that you are a taxpayer and a resident of your community, they'll probably let you do whatever you want. If you don't believe me, I recommend watching this documentary that follows the lives of a branch of local government employees - it's called Parks and Rec. Idk if you've heard it before, but look it up.
    2 points
  50. All videos with really good sounding S54s are deepfakes of an E36 M3 with a pitch adjustment /s It is entirely possible to have a great sounding S54 but I have yet to find a quiet setup that sounds good enough to spend money on. Loud enough to actually hear it while driving but quiet enough to hear the induction sound and not be a nuissance. When you see inside the stock muffler its a bit baffling at how they arrived at such a design.
    2 points
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