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About alisterh

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    E91 320d
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    E30 M42 Hartge
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  1. alisterh

    Micks Garage 20% off TODAY - Waitangi Day

    Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered a clutch and flywheel kit for my 320d only $690 delivered. Would be easy twice that in nz
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    Quick Questions

    According to this it looks like you may have the second https://forum.bmwland.ru/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=16898 BS52 = 330Ci CONVERTIBLE CHASSIS RANGE - EH85000 - EH89999
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    Grey Thunder - 1990 e30 316i

    Here is a link to my e30 m42 project thread http://bimmersport.co.nz/topic/57079-e30-m42-swap/. Yeah 318ti's are still basically worthless. If you have any questions let me know.
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    E30 M42 + Manual conversion

    If you haven't already seen my thread have a look, It should cover most of the general stuff. I would try and find an M40 manual conversion first it will make it much easier, then just find and m42 from an auto. I used the 318is manifold as I knew it would fit 100% like OEM, I have also heard that that the M44 will fit but I have never seen photos of it installed. This is the guide I used for COP http://bmwz3diys.weebly.com/coil-on-plug-conversion.html, I may also have a spare COP bracket for cheap. Your stock diff will work but RPMs will be higher, the ratio you need will depend on the gearbox you go with, a 4.1 is good with a E30 m40 gearbox. AFM to MAF is not going to happen unless you go aftermarket ECU. Most M40 flywheels are already single mass and will install without modification. I would look for a crashed car from turners or manheim. Even running a driving 318ti's are worth bugger all.
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    M20 B25 value

    I have read in the past that some, or all m20s from e34 don't have the holes drilled for e30 engine mounts. I would be very interested in buying if you can confirm the correct holes are there.
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    E30 M42 Swap

    Here is where my dip stick tube ended up, was just a bit of trial and error really. From memory I don't remember worrying about those black and white plugs.
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    E30 M42 Swap

    From memory the ones crossed out are only required if you have a overhead check panel, usually only found in 6 cylinder cars.
  8. alisterh

    WTB: Hartge Spoiler

    Looking for a Hartge spoiler part number 51475. I know its probably a long shot but its the final piece to complete my kit. Edit: For e30
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    E30 M42 Swap

    I ended up using a mix of e30 m40 hoses and the 318ti hoses. I cant remember exactly but some required trimming.
  10. alisterh

    E30 M42 Swap

    They ecu you need is plug and play but it's probably just easier to buy a chip from eBay for less than $40. I have heard from a few people that a m44 manifold bolts on and clears the steering linkage without modification so that may be an easier option.
  11. alisterh

    E30 M42 Swap

    Yeah you need to use the 318ti engine loom and you will need to find a pre 1995 ecu or buy a ews delete chip. I'm located in Auckland. The swap has gone well, the car is daily driven by my girlfriend and has never let her down.
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    E30 M42 Swap

    The car is now certified which ended up dragging out a lot longer than I expected mostly due to small issues unrelated to the swap. Also did a coil on plug conversion which really cleans up the engine bay. Overall the car feels great, way more e30s should of come to NZ with this engine car feels so light and loves to rev. Next up is a bit of a Hartge tribute (body kit and wheels) Edit: Also forgot to mention that driveshaft loops weren't required due to unmodified driveshaft and less than 50% power increase.
  13. alisterh

    WTB: m20b25

    Anyone have a m20b25 for sale. Will also need afm, intake, throttle body, injectors and ecu as I'm swapping from a m20b20. Cheers
  14. alisterh

    E30 Aftermarket Steering Wheel

    Be careful you don't go to small and can no longer see the speedometer. Depending on your height even a 360mm could be a problem.
  15. alisterh

    E30 M42 Swap

    Under 2K, donor car was $550, exhaust manifold was $250, custom exhaust work was $280, 1994 ECU was $80, c101 adapter was made from loom cuts from zebra car parts $20. I also spend $500 on preventative maintenance water pump, vacuum lines, oil, filter, coolant etc. It looks like your car is 320i though so some of the m40 parts you would need to find as well.