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  1. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Pulled the crank back out tonight, cleaned off the bearings, put it back in with plastigauge. .038 across the all 7 caps. Very healthy. At least I know now. Also got three pistons ready to go in.
  2. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    I knoooowwwwww. I guess I can check the clearances. I’ve taken back apart once. I know you’re supposed to do it it dry but I’ve already lubed it up. Will I be fine taking the crank out and wiping down the bearings to remove most of the oil? Also, can anyone confirm that the bearing clearance should be between .03-.07 mm? edit: bought some plastigauge. I’ll pull the crank off and wipe down the bearings and measure the clearance section.
  3. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Nope. In my mind, if it was fine with the old bearings in there before, it’s going to at a minimum be better with new ones.
  4. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Redid the crank bearings last night and I’m glad I did. I didn’t clean it as thoroughly as I could have before. Cleaned all the piston rings grooves and started measuring ring gaps. The Bentley Manual calls for a .012 - .020 gap and all the rings came in at .013 on the first two cylinders. Looks like I might be able to get away without having to do any filing.
  5. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    After doing some more reading, I’m going to pull the crank back out to clean the bearing seating surfaces a little more thoroughly on the block and caps. And then reinstall the bearings and crank. Better safe than sorry.
  6. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Crank and new main bearings is in and the pistons are all cleaned up. Doing the crank was way easier than I assumed it would be. Which always makes me feel like I did it completely wrong. 😩
  7. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Got the block back today after a hone. Started cleaning up the pistons. One is kinda done and two others are soaking in carb cleaner for the night.
  8. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Hey guys- so what am I looking for to check both the universal joint on the driveshaft and the CSB? The driveshaft is out for inspection.
  9. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    I was planning on using rivnuts. Seems much easier than welding nuts for bolts. I would much rather cut it out without having to pull the fenders. I assume that if I am slicing it so it can ultimately be removed without needing to pull the fenders I shouldnt need to pull the fenders off to do the initial cuts? I will make sure the mini fridge in the garage is stocked before I start cutting.
  10. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    winner winner chicken dinner. Thank you! This doesn't seem too bad.
  11. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Well if any one can chime in with some pointers or if it's worth the work that would be greatly appreciated. From what I could dig up it doesn't look like there's one way to do it and you kinda have to dive in, cut it out, and then figure it out from there.
  12. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Has anyone done a removable core support on their e30? As I get ready to pull the engine for the 3rd time to check the clutch and to put in the rebuilt m20, a removable core support sounds awfully tempting.
  13. gilber33

    Badger Bimmers Annual E30 Picnic -June 8, 2019

    I stopped by for a bit. It was good to meet Peter and see some of the cars in person that I see here. I was there for a little over an hour with the family and then we went to People's Park for lunch.
  14. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    I just wanted to be like the cool kids.
  15. gilber33

    1989 E30 325i Progress

    Sounds like it’s coming from the front, I’m going to assume it’s not axles. It happens when I push clutch in while rolling slowly, so the only “jerky” movements happening to the car is the clutch. It’s not like I’m engaging the clutch and the car jerks where there could be noises generated from play in axles or something. If that makes sense. That’s why I think it’s something with the clutch. Flywheel coming loose or something.
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