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    E30 Touring
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    E30 318 2Litre
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  1. Hey, are these still for sale? Thanks
  2. Thanks Mike, have you got any indication of rough price per day and whether it will be a weekend or not? Also if it would be the club track or national/international track. Pretty keen. Thanks Rae
  3. Sorry for the delay, it was about $40ish via You shop and about $30 from the Seller to the Youshop depo from memory
  4. Went to Taupo a few weekends ago for the E30 Megameet after finally bleeding my cooling system. Sat in traffic on the Friday afternoon from the North Shore to Drury BP. My radiator hose popping off just as I rolled into BP. Thanks to Jibreel for the save. Overall good weekend, car held up apart from the brake lights not working (fuse kept blowing) Got back to Auckland to realise that the map light mirror is on the same fuse. Unplugged that and put in a new fuse and brake lights now work! Something to look at in the future. Cargo cover also finally arrived from the UK. Not bad considering shipping was the killer, but that's ok. The ends are a bit ratty, but it's fully functional! Would be great to be able to order in the end plastic parts separately, but appears they aren't listed on RealOEM. Also found some different wheels for the Touring - 15" MIM 1900s. Test fitted and they look great! Though of course all of the above are the least of my concern as after pulling the oil cap and dipstick, I found that the oil had turned into a chocolate milkshake! Off with the head and our suspicions were correct - blown headgasket. Time to stroke the engine to a 2.8 Litre M20. Lucky we have a spare car here I can use in the interim.
  5. Last weekend consisted of a few minor changes to the car New Waterpump Added Thermostat - yes, added. I opened the thermostat housing to find that the thermostat was non-existent! No wonder it was running cold all the time... Oil change etc Added a little 8" fusion sub/amp to add to the current sound system - didn't want something too over the top - it does the job perfectly! Next up: Custom fabric shift boot Custom sunroof fabric lining Attempt at dyeing the carpet black... starting from the rear since easy to get to. On another note, found a cargo cover from the UK for 20 pounds! Having it shipped over and will also try a refurb on it.
  6. Car has been back on the road a couple of weeks now. Put the brakes back together as is and will rebuild the front calipers between now and Christmas. Seems to feel ok, however will be getting a wheel alignment this week among other things such as waterpump & thermostat replacement, oilchange and oil filter gasket replacement. Lifters were adjusted yesterday by a good friend however unfortunately didn't make much difference in noise. May have also sourced a cargo cover for 20 pounds from the UK - sale pending.
  7. Subframe & trailing arms in place. LSD installed and new brake lines in place. Half shafts/axles to go back in place but they're proving tricky. Springs & shocks to be put in/done up. Am hoping to get the brake calipers cleaned up and re-built this week. Any recommendation to cleaning? Acid dipping/sand blasting/brake cleaner and a brush? Seals can then be done and the car can finally be put together and driven! After this it will be to sort out the pesky clutch issue - suspected slave cylinder. Will bleed first then see how it feels before replacing anything.
  8. Last weekend with the help of a good friend we managed to drop the subframe out in preparation for the new bushes to be installed and the wheel bearing to be fixed. Those pesky hard brake lines can be a bit of a pig and managed to round of a couple of the nuts. Managed to pick up some decent second hand hard lines from HellBM (thanks Sam & Ray), and some brand new soft lines from Euro-Italian. Also purchased some new Brembo brake discs for the Touring, and will end up rebuilding the set of calipers too - as well as painting them. Not sure what colour but I'm thinking gun-metal grey. While having the driveshaft/exhaust out I thought it would be a great idea to finally fix the rear gearbox leak thinking it was the output shaft seal. Upon further inspection I found that it may not be that but the shift selector shaft seal. Photos attached... just a tad oily. Euro Italian hopefully to the rescue again. Tomorrow's mission will be putting the subframe & trailing arms back into place and connecting everything back up minus the the brake discs etc. That will hopefully be next weekend...
  9. No idea! I did try another headlight assembly which worked, so I tried my old one and it randomly worked. I put it down to a dodgy wire somewhere but luckily the light hasn't blown since.
  10. Well it's been a while since I jumped on Bimmersport and not much has changed since last time apart from the car being back together entirely. Muffler has since been replaced but knocks a little which is a tad annoying. Headlight issue was sorted. Fan speed resistor and fan itself has been replaced as it stopped working... after all that taking the entire heater box out. Things that need to be done in the coming six weeks are: Thermostat, water pump, timing belt, tensioner etc. Rear wheel bearing replacement Install new diff Replace trailing arm bushes Wheel alignment at some stage Sunroof trim and sunroof fix (pilot guide is broken) Ideally I would love to get the above all sorted prior to the Manfield round in October (Labour Weekend), so I can drive the beast down there as I won't be competing... Guess time will tell.
  11. I was wondering why I was loosing coolant, having to top up each week over the last few weeks. Thought here we go.... Turns out the heater hose wasn't tight enough. Now I have wet carpet again.... and another leak. Any one experience rust around the thread that the glovebox bracket screws on to? I had noticed it prior but because it was so minor (And easy to get to), I hadn't thought anything of it at this stage. Turns out water is dribbling through there too. Things I need to still do: Put car back together Muffler replacement, have the muffler already. Work out why L low beam bulb blows straight away Retrim sunroof headlining and gearboot Install LSD New IS side skirt and also new Reiger lip Bigger engine?!
  12. Great to say that after worrying all night about the wet weather, I went out to the car this morning and she was bone dry inside with no condensation. Thank goodness!! Also had a good friend source me a new muffler for it will no longer have that awful "fart cannon" drone.
  13. I know right. I should share the luck!Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  14. Fail. Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  15. Finishing touches made and she's ready to be driven to work tomorrow!! Finished installing the stereo, minus front left speaker not working. Not fussed with that at this stage though. Sunroof trim installed though will be removed to be re upholstered in the coming month as well as the sunroof pilot guide being replaced. Gave her a decent wash and quick interior vacuum. Left low beam still keeps blowing but having a friend look at it on Wednesday night. I'm liking the current height in the rear though the front could come down a touch. Next on the agenda: Check out the tailgate area for signs of rust and fix. Can see some minor surface rust at the moment under the trim. Sunroof trim to be redone. Cambelt/waterpump service etc (probably around Christmas when I have two weeks off). LSD install. But in the interim the queen is out of her garage and her younger sister is now in ready for a spanner check, oil change and new brake pads for the upcoming season. Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk