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    E30 320i Touring
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  1. After an E36 M3 in Christchurch to test fit some wheels over the E36 M3 brakes. (Or if you have an E30 with the brakes even better) Wheels in question: https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2028330607 Looking to go 5 stud on my touring in the near future, and given I currently have ACS wheels, these tickled my fancy. Information on the net is a bit iffy on 16in wheels over E36 M3 brakes, some wheels do fit, but others don't. So looking to test fit before purchasing and getting them up here. I've had a chat to Paul, and as per the comments on TM he's on here to, so hopefully can sort some bimmersport magic and I'll pay for a box of beers to share
  2. @WYZEUPshould be able to comment on this regarding the cert, as it's not really about the dimensions, it's about spacing of the rack within the front subframe, and bump steer. While my car had the e36 rack in it, and did mention it to my certifier, it doesn't appear to be logged in my cert documentation. And as for the e46 rack in the e30, I'll be doing this myself shortly (currently have e36 rack), but the consensus seems to be e46 inners, e36 outers.
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    What's it worth? E30 M52 Coupe

    Most similar cars are listing around the $18-20k mark. (And is around what I'm insuring my touring for) I'd wager they'd be selling around the $12-15k. What wheels are you certed for?
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    E36 '96+ M3 suspension components (E30 5 lug swap)

    I'd say hit up your certified and ask. Or you could email lvvta directly, which I have done in the past also.
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    Fun Cars for Under 5k

    I'd suggest a Mazda 323 like this https://www.trademe.co.nz/1906062000 Nice and zippy in a 2l manual. Plenty enough fun to drive around, and still practical. Doesn't quite meet the cool criteria. But that one I've linked is yellow, which adds some points for being different.
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    E30 Air Conditioning System

    Is this out of a pre or face-lift? Was it working prior to removal? What conditions are the lines in?
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    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    And another update. Looks like someone was keen on the $100
  8. I left mine to gravity bleed for 30 minutes into a tray. Then finished it off with a 2 person bleed. This was after replacing master, slave, line.
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    88 E30 Fuel lines x3

    I believe the mysterious third line is a breather line that runs from the tank, through the line, to a charcoal canister, into the intake.
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    WTB E30 Cruise Control

    Thanks for the heads up. I'm also after a kit in case there is an abundance of them.
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    FS: e36 318iS 5MT - needs love

    I already have enough on my hands... But does it still start with a push? Do you know when the clutch was replaced?
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    Reasonably priced E30

    From memory Ray sold his tastefully modified one recently for around 18k (I'm sure someone else has a better memory) which was stroked. That was on there for only a few days.
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    SOLD E30 Genuine Alpina wheels SOLD

    If they're not sold within a week. I'll be in touch.
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    Stillborn E30 project remnants

    I take it that those sills are for a coupe (look a bit too long for a sedan)
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    Quick Questions

    I'm not sure if it's the correct spot, but I had mine meet in the middle at the rear.