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    1989 E30 320i
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    1989 E30 M20 Turbo

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  1. If you can't find anyone to line bore i've mixed and matched cam caps on Diesel engines heaps at work, as long as clearances are good and cam spins freely there is no problem with it. Some manafactuers put numbers on the caps to say what sort of grade or spec they are as well and they can be changed over quite easily
  2. thanks man, seeing as there was literally no metal to paint over as there was just a big hole i figured best to do it properly and i plan on keeping the car for a long long time so i may as well do it right the first time. as for hoops i got them from Mike at Euro Turbo, he's great to deal with knows his stuff and has helped me out with most things for the build
  3. Been waiting on gearbox mounts which finally came today so got those in in about 10 minutes started on the rust in the boot caused by leaky tail light/ boot seal (probably both) easiest way i've figured to do it is to just cut it all out and weld in place from a donor car so have all the rust cut out and now just need to cut it again on the other piece and trim till it fits perfectly which will be the mission for the weekend. Funny how the piece that i got cut needed some rust repair on it as well lol, typical rusty old bmws. Can't wait to get all this rust finished up so i can start on other tasks, will be nice having a rust free e30 though.
  4. Put the alpina seats in tonight, had to use some ATS Performance recaro adapters to use standard E30 rails. thought I had the right adapters but I'm pretty sure they're adapters for E21 seat rails. Still working on rust as well lol, got a cut from another car from mosen that I'll weld in next weekend
  5. Cleaned, checked, honed and painted M20 block ready for rebuild
  6. The plan for the exhaust is to just run factory one during run in and then when I make the switch to turbo I'll probably be making my own exhaust by that point which will be 3" down pipe splitting off when it hits parallel with the ground into twin 2.25/2.5" pipes with a few resonators and maybe a muffler depending on how loud it is also good tip on the lube, I'll keep that in my toolbox haha
  7. Still slaving away on the rusty seams and inner guard areas also found these on my laptop from when i finally decided to break into my glovebox after about a year of owning the car. typical bmws driver bluetooth set lol
  8. thanks bro. Been a bit busy with a few other projects but i'll be getting back into it this week getting all the rust sorted and underbody sealed, then i'll be moving onto the brakes and suspension
  9. they're alpina sport seats, the sport seats that came in e30s were apparently the only real recaro seats they came with and were quite rare and the alpina trim even rarer. i bought them off an old guy from Auckland, he said they were out of his e21 which i think also came with the sport seats
  10. yo cheers mate
  11. Decided it's time to get cracking with some of the light rust on the car seeing as I'm waiting for parts so don't have a too much to do on it right now, I've known about the rust for a while but have been too busy to get round to it. the plan is to also straighten the rails(?) underneath the car where previous owners/mechanics etc have used it as a jacking point which has crumpled it in The guard also have the same problem and some small amounts of rust developing im most likely gonna be cleaning out and repainting/sealing the whole inside of the guard area in the next week and also straightening, painting and sealing the rail(?) on the both sides. Then I can work on the rust cause by the leaky tail light lol lots of fun ahead of me
  12. true, i think thats a good enough reason to invest in a tig welder lol
  13. Have just been tinkering with a few odds and ends for now (starter in, intake manifold on, timing covers, thermostat housing and cleaning the interior carpet) and was wondering if anyone knew what the best way would be to blank off the turbo drain plug in the sump temporarily while a run in the motor n/a? I have tried googling a few things but nothing really comes up I might have to get someone to make something up anyway here's some pics Also needed a motor rebuild fix so am starting on my new 2.7 m20 build for my daily so have this 2.7 bottom end to use with another 885 head am wondering if I should make another thread for that build however progress might be a little slow on it as I really need to get my turbo build running pics of the daily standard 320i auto (fairly) soon to be 2.7 manual also have my 2.0l table build, I have a stripped m20b20 block which I'm converting to a coffee table for the man cave, just need to get it acid dipped and then have some glass made up for it $60 it cost me from mosen with a few extra spare parts attached to it too many projects not enough time lol
  14. Managed to get quite a bit done today first went and picked up engine crane from a mate (thanks Josh), which somehow fit in the back of the my daily E30 then engine off the stand to do the flywheel clutch and gearbox I had the flywheel resurfaced at Waikato clutch and Brake and then lightened at Cambridge Engine Services, not a huge fan of ridiculously light flywheels so not a lot was taken off the flywheel rear side Brand new pilot bearing that came with the spec clutch kit punched in with a socket Spec 6 puk clutch and pressure plate were bolted up with thanks to Kerry at Mosen Euro Parts for the spare pressure plate bolts late friday afternoon , probably would of had to put off working on the car for a week or two waiting for brand new ones from germany then gearbox was bolted up with brand new thrust bearing included in spec clutch kit and slave cylinder from Gavin at Euro Italian along with pretty much every nut bolt gasket and o ring on the car big thanks to him After a few swear words we got it in (not too difficult being the stock motor really) thanks to my lovely girlfriend for her help operating the crane whilst i wrestled with the motor heaps more updates to come now as there's plenty to be done on the car now that the motor and gearbox are in for now though time for beers
  15. Got some work done on the motor today in preparation for it going back in the car tomorrow, just stuff that would be easier doing whilst it's out first was was the timing belt and tensioner im running a gates belt and brand new tensioner, spring and pin seemed to be perfectly fine so was just re used as the tensioner doesn't actually come with them Then was torquing up the front crank bolt, for this I made a tool to bolt to the back of the crank and jam on the floor to keep the rotating assembly from.. well.. rotating.. the tool was made from a spare flywheel plate washer and a long bit of steel welded together pretty simple but makes it very easy then i greased the front bolt and washer for an accurate reading and put a very big torque wrench on the front easy peasy motor goes in tomorrow so will have have lots of photos of that to come will hopefully post that tomorrow night