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E30 325i Rag-Top

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    Jon the Pom
  • Birthday 04/14/1969

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  • Name
    Jon Tyler
  • Location
    Somerville, Aucks
  • Car
    E30 325i Convertible
  • Mods List
    Alloys, lowered, re-trimmed in half leather plus stereo upgrades.
  • Car 2
    F36 430i M-Sport
  • Car 3
    E46 330d Sport Touring
  • Race Car
    E30 320iS
  • Race Car Number
    No. 76

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    Cars, motorsports and the family.

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  1. Removal, or modification, of any emissions equipment on a vehicle SHOULD result in a WoF fail under current rules. Unfortunately there are so many poor and/or easily influenced inspectors these things don’t get picked up. Hopefully all the current reviews by the NZTA will improve the implementation of the rules, with tighter controls to come in future.
  2. I've still got the wiring kit for the touring in the garage cupboard somehwere, never fitted, never been out of the box.
  3. Don't panic, you've got an early (pre-facelift) E30 with the M20 that has the L-jetronic engine management system on it as opposed to the later Motronic that is fitted to the later cars and has the ICV. So yes, it is "stock" for an early car, no it's not an ICV delete, yes you can swap everything over to the later system if you want - but there is quite a bit to move across which could get expensive. Mechanically the long-block of both versions of the M20 is the same. There is no reason why the system you have shouldn't work - there is a cold idle adjustment system under the throttle body (often referred to as the "wanky thing") which can cause problems if it gets old. Try googling the L-Jetronic idle for how to adjust properly. In terms of timing belt - it's the same for all M20s, and the tensioner. It's an easier job on the L-Jet as you don't have to remove the dizzy and have more hoses across the front covers.
  4. Nope, price is fixed, it was an error in the setting up of the configurator, now fixed. As as I said earlier in the thread M340i is not available for NZ at launch, will be coming once it’s available.
  5. The web-site and configurator are hugely important on the buying process now, so it is very important to have this information correct. As you can see from the feedback above, it can reflect negatively on the product. Rivet counters of the world unite.
  6. Are you definately on the NZ web-site for the configurator (check it's not re-routed you through to .com.au) as both the Auto Tailgate and the Heated Seats are standard for both the 320d and 330d models for NZ?
  7. Can you please post photos of everything listed as per forum rules. Thanks Admin.
  8. Yup, agree, tends to be the day after it’s been foggy, forget to turn them off. not sure if some other brands have only one switch to turn on fogs, so when they put the fronts onto look cool they also turn on rears?
  9. Please stop putting the previous post in as a quote. You only need to add a quote if you are referring back up the thread. Thanks.
  10. Idiots driving in fog, with NO lights on. I'm not even asking for you to be lit up light a Christmas tree with every single bulb possible lit up, all I would like is just some small inkling of brightness so I can see your silver econobox coming for a little bit further than 20metres away from the intersection. Even a side light would be a start - or an interior light, I don't care, just something, please. Luckily it's the school holidays at the moment, so there is much reduced traffic around in the mornings and as a result there was not the usual chaos caused by these dumbasses having an accident on a crowded road network. Did make it seem even weirder in the fog though, was like some post-apocalyptic dystopian future.
  11. Yup, the 318is would certainly fit into the collectors category and would be well up there in terms of desirability. With the NZ New, low kms combo, and great condition I would think your estimate is in the right place - might take a while to find the right buyer, but certainly do-able.
  12. Yeah, that really sucks. I guess they took the whole car to take the rims off somewhere else and then torched it to get rid of any fingerprints, etc. That really is a scumbag thing to do, you never mess with a man's wheels. All that pain and aggravtion through destroying someone's pride and joy to take a couple of grands worth of wheels and tyres so you can sell them for a couple of hundred. Should be a death penalty for that kind of sh*t.
  13. Which takes us into another part of this subject - the modfied E30s, whilst there are collectors of M3s, M325is, Alpinas, etc. I am not so sure the very low Kms poverty spec 318i Autos that come up can be advertised for very high prices as they are "collectors cars", on the other hand does an engine swap or other mods increase the value of an E30 over factory? A lot would depend on the quality of the work done, and how well it has been finished off, but everything else on the car being equal, would an E30 with a 2.5 24v swap be worth more / less than a factory 325i?
  14. Ahh, right, gotcha. I must remember this saying when I am about to start counting the rivets on something.... in my defence it is usually when someone says "totally original" or "un-modified collectors car" when it has clearly been changed. if that helps.
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