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  1. 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!
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    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.
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    E46 Things

    Lake Mills also has a neat little downtown square to wander around in, so you’re definitely not limited to just the cars when you go.
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    E46 Things

    I can second that Lake Mills is very impressive, usually a good smattering of neat stuff mixed in with a lot of late model mustangs and the like. I haven't been to one yet this year, but they already broke the 2018 attendance record of 410+ cars on the first event this May. If the June event has nice weather, expect that the attendance will be even higher. I'd probably show up not too long after 8 if you care about an actual spot. Also, I didn't know Qdoba had breakfast burritos. That's a game changer.
  5. https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=430581 6 speed x3 @straight6pwr... I know you said you wanted one without these bumpers though.
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    Running from the Cops

    e46 or e39 security. Blends in, but armored.
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    Does anybody like going for drives?

    I love the roads west of Madison, it's all pretty good the entire way to the Mississippi. I've picked up a few routes over the last couple years that are pretty good, not always low/stiff car friendly though.
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    Does anybody like going for drives?

    I like driving. Not sure how much help I would be, but I can provide assistance if you would like.
  9. https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ctd/d/kirkland-1994-bmw-alpina-b3-30/6873928393.html
  10. https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/milwaukee-2007-bmw-328xi-6-speed-manual/6871496082.html Manual e91! AWD and beige interior though... https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/d/richfield-bmw-i/6854632115.html A late model e30 sedan in my favorite shade of chalky red https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/muskego-2011-bmw-128i-mt-6-cyl/6876216043.html I've been eyeing one of these as a potential first or second "real" car once I'm out of school in a few years, any thoughts? A manual 128i seems to check all the boxes.
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    Official Sighting Thread

    Saw another Alpina in the same spot as last time, this one was a black B7.
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    WTB: M42 selector rod

    Looking to buy a e30 m42 selector rod to pull dimensions off of for a project. Doesn’t need to be pretty, just not bent or too beat up. Let me know if you have one! Side note, a e34 525i selector rod would work too, but I feel the odds of one of you having one lying around is pretty low.
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    E30 A/C help needed - Madison

    Generally, a/c issues with these are expensive because they are designed for R-12 refrigerant, which is extremely expensive nowadays and also regulated as to who can buy it. Anyone else please feel free to chime in and correct me where wrong, but you have a few options: 1. Fix whatever leak you have and procure some R-12, fill, and be done. 2. Convert to r-134a. Here’s a good link to a r3v thread I quickly found on the topic: https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=246743 3. Leave it as is or remove it and just drive with the top down as much as possible. Unless you’re driving on a hot and rainy day or stuck in traffic on a scorching day, it’s really not bad. Sorry for not having a more technical answer, but I feel this should give you an idea of where to start looking.
  14. https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/cto/d/chicago-1997-bmw-m3-e36-hellrot-4-door/6870245895.html Looks good except for maybe some funky panel alignment with the hood and fenders. If it checked out as straight from a shop, this could be a pretty decent one. It certainly has a good color combo, and sounds like it's been maintained. https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/d/elgin-1991-bmw-850i-e31-v12-well/6877499103.html Higher mileage, but well maintained. I really wish he'd left it calypso though. https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/pts/d/carbondale-2007-bmw-m6/6875806961.html Yikes. https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cto/d/schiller-park-2001-bmw-740i-sport/6877157530.html If anyone cares to make a bad decision on a 740i M-Sport. https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mcy/d/schaumburg-2000-bmw-740i-sport/6874868393.html Or a slightly less bad decision on one in a cool color. LOVE how it looks when the light hits it. There's two other 740 sports for sale in the Chicago area as well, so no lack of options with those haha. https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/d/milwaukee-bmw-style-32-wheels-18inch/6855160472.html 18" style 32's https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/wto/d/elkhart-lake-bmw-csl-rims/6847362697.html Cheap set of 3 CSL wheels, good candidates for a wheel table project?