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    E28 For sale

    Hi, Is anyone interested in buying my e28... Im moving into an apartment and I just dont have the space anymore for a spare car. Its mint, No rust, I am replacing the sunroof with a new one Ex germany, just had the front resprayed as it was clear faded. the 17 inch style 5's are in good nic, could used a prepsol polish, it has a good modern stereo with sub and amp in the boot. Car has Aircond, but needs regas Hoping for around $7,000? ***Alternatively if someone wants to give me a price to swap a M5X or S5X motor and box in I would look at keeping it, just sick of the constant niggles with the m20, i have a young kid and another on the way so no time anymore.
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    BBS Style 5 16 or 17 inch

    Hi, I'm looking for a set of style 5 wheels for my e28, happy with 16 or 17's. If you have any for sale please get in touch. Thanks
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    E46 318i with an RB30DET and upgrades

    I also had a change of heart with the exhuast manifold, Due to the sinco manifolds size i choice to sell it and buy / upgrade to a new 6boost manifold ( google them ). it is the nicest manifold i have ever seen. i also got great coin for the sinco. win win
  4. Hello again, Thought I would write this up while I have a minute for anyone interested. I built myself a silvia race car with a nice RB30DET motor and got sick of looking at it and never being able to drive it (because racecar)... so one day a customer came into my shop with a busted 318i manual E46 and I picked it up for a song. Took me 5 minutes to pull the motor and measure up the engine bay for what I was thinking would be my new track car that i could drive everyday, something really fast and also nice enough my mum will jump in for breakfast out on the weekends. What do you know the RB30 fits perfectly in the engine bay, and the BIG RB25DET gbox I have fits in the tunnel near perfectly... even the shifter sits perfectly in the BMW shifter hole in the tunnel... On advice from a mate who is a BMW fan I brought a set of e46 330i front brakes and a rear diff and brakes. When I pulled the rear subframe out someone had done a crap repair on the rear suspension and the subframe mounts had pulled through and cracked the body, so I googled how to do the rear subframe strengthening and cut up some plates and welded them in... the rear end will now be solid. I have a few pictures in my phone I will put up now, and if anyone wants to see more I have about a thousand in my camera i will grab them out on the weekend. This is the new sump (half way through making it) so the motor will have lots of oil Another of the Sump half done Long nights in the workshop tend to bring out a weird sense of humor Test fitting the motor to see if it will fit in the car The motor all mounted and radiator fitted, just mounting the intercooler so I can hide it behind the bumper for street driving. I have had to get the exhaust manifold re shaped to mount the turbo forward a little as the strut tower in the bmw is on a better angle than the Silvia one The nissan big aluminium radiator sits under the front panel with a few cuts and some minor farication leaving good space for the fans etc The bonnet closes (on the sivia the RB30 was too tall and I had to get a fibreglass "hump" made so I could close the bonnet) so it all fits in neat and sleeperish... I imagine an RB25DET would be a wayyyyyy easier fit but I built this motor and it puts out good power so i have made it work. The oil hose lines are just sitting there waiting fot me to mount the cooler somewhere. Like I said i have loads of pics, including the rear subframe strengthening stuff, the car isnt finished, driveshaft, turbo refit, intercooler piping, its not too far away... I may make up some spare engine mounts if anyone is interested, the certifier has been in every week to look over progress so i will get it certed as soon as it drivable. cheers
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    E46 318i with an RB30DET and upgrades

    A few updates on the project, I got my link G4 ecu mounted in the factory passengers air bag location. Also i measured up and had my driveshaft made, 2 peice as for the power out put a 1 peice would of needed to be around 3" - 3.5" tubing. The e46 driveshaft tunnel is not that big.
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    E46 318i with an RB30DET and upgrades

    Cheers guys, been a bit busy but back into it... the motor previously put out over 500hp. I built it myself and it was tuned by the EH Motors guys. Its a smooth running monster
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    E46 318i with an RB30DET and upgrades

    Thanks, the manifold is a Sinco built manifold originally for Fanga dans RB powered commodore, I havent done any work to it other than HPC, that is just how I got it The Wastegate is a turbosmart 45mm
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    E46 318i with an RB30DET and upgrades

    Looky looky what came back from the HPC today... and the new turbo fits under the bonnet too! In the car Turbo on Starting to look like a real car...
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    E46 318i with an RB30DET and upgrades

    Hi Thorburn - LSD I got from Ebay I find a lot of stuff is cheaper to buy directly out of the states... Have to watch out for rogue ebay traders of course but overall i seem to get good deals. Yes, I made up some templates for them as well incase i need to make them again... you never know
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    E46 318i with an RB30DET and upgrades

    Hi, yes it runs a Link G$ so it will run on its own, i will see how I go wiring up the dash... its just a matter of finding the resistance etc, maybe run BMW temp sensors in the oil/water etc. I mounted the oil cooler today... just waiting on the exhaust manifold to come back from HPC to get this moving forward in a leap. waiting waiting but here are some more pictures of it as it sits. The shirfter hole lines up perfect with the RB25DET "big" box shifter random engine stuff
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    E46 318i with an RB30DET and upgrades

    When i got the car up in the air to see if everything would fit... Found the rear floor was torn at the mounting points from a previously poor repair I would guess? The M3 Subframe reinforcement kit... And with the rear out welding in the reinforcement... back end is now solid.
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    E46 318i with an RB30DET and upgrades

    Thanks guys, will pull all the photos thus far off the camera and sort them out, upload some. Thorburn - I looked at an M3 rear... a bit out of my price range in NZ, as im doing all the work myself it really doesnt owe me much... I decided on a 330i rear end with the 3.63 gearing and a Wavetrack LSD... i put one in a customers C55 AMG a few years ago and he beats on it with huge torque and it has held up perfectly... so for $900 its a way cheaper option than even finding a full M3 rear end in NZ under $3000. Ive looked at the engineering, the 330i rear end is plenty big enough to push the car about under load. gjm - Yes after test fitting the only this i was concerned about was height, but after getting the geometry all sorted on the hoist, i have room to spare, I can even fit a top mounted catch can under the bonnet (the RB motors like to blow a little oil under boost) but it really looks like the car was built to house an RB25/30 motor. Even the usual issues with conversions like the hot side cooking brake fluid and such is eliminated because we are right hand drive the hot side is off on the passenger side of the car, plenty of room to run a big down pipe and wastegate unimpeeded by steering columns, brake boosters and master cylenders etc...
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    E28 2jzgte

    Hi Guys, I did this in in Jan 2009 with a 1jz and auto, then sold it on once it was certed as I didnt have a job... Now that im gainfully employed and in need of a corporate looking car in the 10-15K mark that is fun to drive, has a bit of power and looks somewhat respectable in the office carpark (cant park a drifty looking JZX100 out there or I would) I end up looking at E28's again. What can I say I just LOVE the look of them This time I have the experience of building the 1J version in an 85... So the car is an 88 this time, which comes with a much better braking system set up (well more modern at least). I need a 535 rear subframe and diff (LSD if possible) as I want to upgrade the whole back end (not just the diff head), any parts or advice I can get on this, if you have one for sale or know a solution that can handle 3-400hp without a worry, and will take some abuse, please post it here, I am keen to do this bit before pulling the engine. I want also to make or buy a set of adjustable coilovers for the car so I can vary the height and spring rates as I see fit, I know Ground Control do a kit, but Im hoping for something local... If there is anyone out there that knows local suppliers for nolathane bushes, sway bars etc, I will look at these as well as I want to get it all done and only run it through for a cert once, all in. Otherwise I guess its off to Ireland engineering in the states to get these parts. I will be going with a manual set up this time, just the 5 speed version, and will swap out the 2jz twins for a single before I even start, nothing silly mind, probably just a Masterpower jobbie as I know a guy that knows a guy kinda deal. Custom made inlet manifold (using the stock inlet manifold on the 1j was half the battle when I did it last time... this time no f***ing around... after market inlet saves a plethora of issues surrounding brakes and wot not) plus it has the added advantage of allowing me to put my throttle body out wide for intercooler piping as there is F all room between the factory inlet mani and the radiator for a bend. Will go straight to a Link or I was thinking of trying out a Mega Squirt computer... All sounds very expensive at this point, but my alternative is an 2001 E39 530i for 19K or so... I know I will build this car for less (but no less than 12K), and it will be every inch as nice as an E39... and a bucket load more fun to drive. Plus the Mint E28 I have only cost me $2K and looks like a 50,000 dollar car all day long even as it is. I am also looking for some E32 750 front brakes and the E34 540 rear brakes. I am a cash buyer, so if you have bits or know any advice that can help me out please post it here... Im building this one slowly, suspension brakes, diff first, then engine swap last, I will continue this post as I get into the meat of the build. (Last time I did engine first and then ran out of puff) I appreciate any advice or information on people to contact for the parts or work I will need to get done. This is one of these builds that I have thought long and hard about whether it is worth doing... and now for me it is worth doing as I am not going overseas anymore to work and wont need to sell it ever... I was thinking 1UZ for a while, but its just not as versatile... given that I may change my mind on the engine which is why I want to do everything else first... my mind is made up on the car, I could be swayed on the engine... Before anyone mentions it... I know there is an E28 M5 on Trademe and it is lovely and very mint, but its just not me. Cheers
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    E28 2jzgte

    I ended up Putting a 1UZ in the car after seeing an e30 with a 1UZ in it. its a snug fit but a nice compromise, all motor, throttle response and a great cruiser. gas milage hasnt gone up any either over the M30B34. Having it as a manual is good craic too.
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    Swap e28 1JZ GTE vs. SR20DET

    1J conversion will cost you an easy $11K... if you think you will do it cheaper then redo your calculations
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    E28 2jzgte

    Got a new piece of the puzzle today... Slowly getting all the bits.
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    E28 2jzgte

    Thanks for the offer but i have a 3.07 in my car currently, i am looking for a 3.91 if possible. A 4.1 would be perfect but rare from what I hear.
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    BBS RS 17 inch

    Hi all, I am after the wheels above in any diameter. in the 5 stud pattern for my E28... if they are 5x100 or 5x114 I will buy them as well and get them refitted, please pm me if you have some for sale. cheers
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    E28 2jzgte

    Hi Brent, I'm keen to get just the front bumper at this point... as I dont want to run the whole kit, do you make these or are they just a one off spares, Keen to look at the brakes as well, might be best to call, Can you PM me your number? I think i brought a window off you in 2008 you are in papakura yes?
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    E28 2jzgte

    Looky Looky what i got today Still need some help with an LSD head if anyone has one and getting the coilovers... Trying to make it an M5 replica, does anyone know where i can get the motorsport lip from?
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    E28 2jzgte

    Hi guys, Im progressing slowly, new job and summer has kept me out of the garage... will pop up to the Pub on thursday night in my other toy car, its not BMW but will have a few beers and a chat
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    E28 M535i

    Is this still for sale? I would be interested
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