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  1. Bummed I couldn't make it this year. Love the pictures and heres to hoping I can make it next year!
  2. Since we have the exhaust apart it seems like a good opportunity to hear it w/open headers. IMG_9242.mov
  3. Work in progress by @jcw0101 but its coming together!
  4. Totally COVID dependent, I was 100% in for the picnic prior to COVID.
  5. Injectors: https://www.ebay.com/str/bimmerbaron - 19lb for M20. Tune: http://www3.sympatico.ca/mdsylva/products.htm . I would contact BimmerBaron regarding the tune since he sells or can direct you to a low cost tune. I dont know which tune it copies though. Installation: Dont need any other parts assuming you already have the 173 ECU which I believe is a requirement for the tune. I didn't do the actual install but @jcw0101 essentially used this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKpRvIwXzT8. Pulled the valve covers instead of the intake off. Overall its pretty simple assuming you have the right parts.
  6. Finally had a chance to drive and take care of some minor maintenance items. Tune: Wow, its freaking amazing. I wish I had done this 2.5 years ago when I bought the car. The tune/injector combination provide increased power throughout the rev range but especially below 4K. Its better everywhere without adding any harshness or reducing daily drivability. (cant say the same for the M5 tune) Battery replaced: Finally I dont have to jump the car every time! Coolant Reservoir: 32 years is old enough for that plastic.
  7. I love them. I really wanted a low key look and some added traction / surface area and these fit the build perfectly... especially in black. Contact @patsbimmer1 for help sourcing.
  8. I hope not but probably
  9. Quick update. Returned the injectors that didnt seem to work and bought a similar set from Bimmer Baron. Car fired right up after installing the new injectors on both the stock and tuned ECU. According to @jcw0101 there is a noticeable difference in power delivery and I cant wait to take it for a spin this weekend. Thanks for everyone who helped troubleshoot and provided advice. @B C, @straight6pwr, @jcw0101
  10. Its time for the next big project on the M5 due to a loose rear end which is likely caused by bad bushings given that some of them have 100k on them. Plan: Center support bearing Drive axle minor refresh including guibo Engine mounts Transmission mounts Differential bushings Rear subframe bushings Dinan rear sway bar All rear control arms and integral links Center exhaust hanger Rear ball joints Hawk HPS and 5.0 brake pads High temp brake fluid Oil change Big thanks to @patsbimmer1for helping me source the parts and @jcw0101 for making it happen.
  11. @B C I dont have a garage at home so two of the four cars are almost always in storage. I tend switch between the E39 M5 and an A6 depending on weather. The E30 vert only comes out for a couple days at a time because it doesn't have a working AC and is less safe that the other cars (I am usually the one who drops and picks up my two year old). It also has an uncracked dash which I am hoping stays that way but it means keeping out of the sun. Once the E39 is fully sorted, suspension wise, I think I'll use it more heavily for DD duty. E39 currently has 103,000 miles!
  12. Two small projects down: Got the car back on the road after upgrading the pressure accumulator and coolant reservoir. IMG_8958.mov
  13. Ordered some E30 M20 specific ones from a known BMW injector seller. Lets see if round 2 goes better. https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-E34-E36-M20-M30-M50-19lb-injector-upgrade-Genuine-Bosch/292975028671?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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