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new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby DirtDrop » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:53 am

whats up guys just picked up an 88 325 cupe 5spd with 128k for lets say CHEAP!

am not new to cars but i am new 2 bmw

when i say iam new 2 bmw i mean never owned 1 before, but iam old with cars been workin on em eversince i could say WRENCH anyways, this will be my daily i have a 650hp supra that i built my self so am pretty good around cars, whats there that i need 2 know about these e30s checked a few sites read a few posts but just want all the 411 on these things,


turbo kits seem pretty cheap ( ebay kit ) :wink:

( i know ebay shits cheap and all but hey its a beater so idc )
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby M20_fever » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:58 am

welcome to e3p, your Supra sounds pretty tough, lets see some pics. The biggest concern with a "new" e30 is the timing belt, replace it now if you don't know when it was last done. The M20 is a tough little engine, but it is an interference engine so the tbelt needs to be changed around every 60k. Be sure to replace the water pump and tensioner while you are in there. Post some pics of the e30, we like pics. :wink:
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby Yoshi » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:01 am

timing belt and water pump are good first steps. any hoses that look suspect too.

Don't get an ebay turbo kit. they have the basics but no fuel or spark management to accommodate for the boost. On top of that the turbos have a habit of breaking and taking your motor with it. The ebay M20 manifolds are fairly good buys as far as I know.
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby ten2doyle102 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:54 am

Welcome! Hopefully we will see you at a local meet! :)

Also, these guys are right on target with their recommendations as well!
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby DirtDrop » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:16 pm

here it is u pix hoggers


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and m fairly stock motor ;-)

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and heres the e30

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o and i found this as well...


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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby M20_fever » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:42 pm

video is not working for me. When the Supra gets painted it will look sharp, the e30 is a nice clean looking example. How is the interior?
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby Court M3 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:51 pm

Nice Supra now get some interior shots of the e30
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby ten2doyle102 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:49 am

Wooo doggy! Nice! That will be really nice on after the paint job!
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby DirtDrop » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:51 pm

interior is clean but i hate the front seats theyr riped but nothing OMG bad theyr just ripped and look gay, supra is getin a hot pink paint job some thime hopefully this winter, il get some more shoots of the e30 when this demn thing starts runing nice ooo btw..

it just tends 2 shut off while diving and its kinda hard 2 restart the car any ideas?
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby madmaverick » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:35 am

DirtDrop wrote:it just tends 2 shut off while diving and its kinda hard 2 restart the car any ideas?


Put that 650hp 5MGTE into it...
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby DirtDrop » Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:49 am

madmaverick wrote:
DirtDrop wrote:it just tends 2 shut off while diving and its kinda hard 2 restart the car any ideas?


Put that 650hp 5MGTE into it...



7mgte sir :twisted:

and i did think of doin an sr swap!

i can have it all done for 3k including everything!
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby Yoshi » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:35 pm

I love 7mgtes. boosted inline 6? Yes plz!
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby madmaverick » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:10 pm

DirtDrop wrote:
madmaverick wrote:
DirtDrop wrote:it just tends 2 shut off while diving and its kinda hard 2 restart the car any ideas?


Put that 650hp 5MGTE into it...



7mgte sir :twisted:

and i did think of doin an sr swap!

i can have it all done for 3k including everything!


Meh, SRs are boring. I would much rather have the 7m (and this is coming from a nissan guy).
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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby DirtDrop » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:19 pm

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Re: new CHICAGO e30 owner

Postby DirtDrop » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:53 am

haha, so where do the meets happen here? i cant wait for snow 2 fall if u guys r on the same page as i am :-P

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