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  1. Roof cut from a E30 sedan, non sunroof Collection only for this one. Not sure what I should ask for this but I have to put on a price $150
  2. Looking for some advice on issues with my M30 swap: Rundown: M30B35 from a 199X 535i, G240 box, M3/S14 flywheel, M20 clutch and p/plate, M30 starter. ECU bosch 179 red label Engine loom (AFAIK) FL E30 (320/325i) engine loom, M30 injector harness, M30 AFM and M30 Manual TPS My old 325i engine loom was somewhat bastardized during previous megasquirt adventures, so over the weekend I wanted to eliminate any existing dodge work by swapping in a spare engine loom I have. Issues still present since new loom swapped: 1) Fuel pump does not prime when key turned to ACC position? Issue was present prior to pulling M20? 2) M30 started briefly after jumping fuel pump relay but hasn't past fortnight. 2a) Starter bendix jumps in/out rapidly while attempting to start now? confirmed after pulling starter and wiring up and starting in engine bay. So engine turns over very slowly, may have wired incorrectly with new loom over weekend or battery needs charging? 3) ICV does not hum in ACC key position? May be ICV & TPS plugs around wrong way now I think of it? 4) Have a yellow label ECU that came with M30, engine ran in donor car somehow with an auto TPS and manual box...start up with that ECU makes no difference? What I'm planning: - Try startup with known working DME & FP Relays - Have swapping in new CPS as a quick check but no change. Will check resistance / continuity of both. - Battery charge - Check plug connection variations, so many identical plugs...why BMW ....Any further diagnostic ideas?
  3. Bought my first BMW in early 2015, it was a fairly standard 320i that was converted to manual and was put on HR springs and KYB shocks with a set of replica volk wheels Used this car as my daily for about a year and did a few things to it, had plans for it but at the time i was driving it every day and it served its purpose well Put some TD144s on it had a problem with the tyres on them changed them down a sidewall thickness and put a bit of stretch and they worked well also put on a Grip Royal steering wheel on to replace the factory wheel it had and that was about the extent of the "mods" i had done to the car until the front cross member gave out on me and broke the small tab that bolts the sway bar bracket on. So at that point i decided to it was time for a M20B25 upgrade "might as well change the engine while i'm fixing this front cross member" I said and from there things spiralled out of control and what started as a 2.5 swap has now turned into a M20B25 stroker turbo build so the motor was pulled stripped everything out of the engine bay and shaved off unnecessary brackets for a nice clean look paint and rust work (leaking brake master i believe) were done at Riverlea Panel and Paint Braided clutch, fuel and brake lines being installed (some shown) Brand new Fenix radiator E36 steering rack and custom shaft wanted to go Z3 but best option at the time was e36 so went with that During all of that i picked up a used M20B25 from Auckland came from a 89 vert with 180000 ks on it but engine ran fine so guess it made sense to rebuild it lol In went a 2.7 Stroker kit 2.7 crank 135mm rods M50???? pistons can't remember what they came from now engine was sent to Cambridge Engine Services for cleaning and checking all was good so in it all went using OEM bearings, rings and gaskets down the bottom Crank scraper and sump baffle were fitted (pain in the ass with two gaskets and very tight baffle to install) Head was ported and polished by Jim at same shop new valve guides and stainless steal valves installed Head was planed just a smidge Bolted together with an Elring HG (2mm) and cap screws head fitted with brand new valve springs and retainers, a reground 272 cam, HD rockers and oversized eccentrics brand new water pump fitted Just currently needing a timing belt and tensioner which i'll pick up this week couldn't resist test fitting the manifolds and turbo when it was all torqued down lol won't be running it with the turbo straight away as it will be easier to run the motor in on the factory ECU that way i'll have the cam run in and the rings will seal really well before boost is added which will be courtesy of a Sinco manifold, front facing plenum and Master Power MPR-494 in the meantime tho just going to be using the standard intake and exhaust , intake fitted with custom fuel rail to run -6 fittings and braided lines which the whole car has been converted to (pics to come) ^ pic of the lines coming into the engine bay unsecured atm brake and clutch lines also being changed to braided lines all bushes being changed to revshift aftermarket ones offset bushes above yet to do the diff mount bush as I'm looking for a medium case diff at the moment and will be twin mounting it underneath the car shortly. E36 adapter shaft with solid aluminium centre Motor and gearbox will be going in shortly with revshift gearbox mounts and Range Rover v8 engine mounts using a spec stage 3, 6 puk clutch and lightened factory flywheel shipped for $700 from Evan at SpeedFactor will definitely be able to handle the power I'm expecting to make will be picking up some seat rails for these in the next few weeks and bolting them in (can't wait these seats are awesome) will be updating this build very soon for now peace
  4. Currently wrecking a 318i facelift. Royalblau metallic, a bit faded on the roof. Most parts available, can do body cuts if required but the car is off the road because of rust. All panels are straight and dent free Doors - $60 each Roof - non sunroof - can cut halfway up the pillars with head lining intact $200 Bonnet $150 Boot $50, no spoiler. Front guards, royalblau in good order $80 each, got others in different colours and states of repair. Wheels - 14 inch bottle caps. All checked for being straight. Bare rim $20 each, with legal tire $35 All in south Auckland
  5. I've been looking for an E30 coupe, preferably manual. Wondering if there's anyone out there looking to sell.
  6. Hello, I'm after Bosch non-smiley with city lights either both of the right hand headlight (low beam and full beam) on the bracket, or just the right hand low beam headlight, for a facelift E30. Cheers
  7. Does anyone have a two-door E30 for sale for 3 grand or under? Looking for a manual. Doesn't matter if it has issues as long as they aren't major. If yours has problems tell me what they are. Thanks
  8. Per title my brother's after a facelift e30 coupe with Sunroof (pref electric) any condition as long as it has rego Update: we will pay a finders fee $200 cash leading to a successful purchase!! thanks
  9. Hey all, I'm after a few parts for my bronzit beige metallic F/L E30 coupe. -F/R door (manual window preferred) -Rear bumper rub strip -15" Basket weave centre caps. Bmw or bbs, don't mind. -51 mm Front struts -LSD -Tan coupe leather interior -recommendations for a painter to colour code bumpers Feel free to message me! Cam.
  10. Hey all, I've recently got a problem with my 1990 E30. I've turned the key anti-clockwise to the 90 degrees or horizontal position (Double lock?) and now the lock won't go back to the vertical position. When I did this, the battery was disconnected (I think) and now it's almost as if the car doesn't know that the door is locked. To clarify, I can open and lock the passenger door and the trunk fine with the key. It's just the drivers side door that isn't budging. Another symptom is that central locking seems to have stopped working. The lights flash when I push the remote but it won't lock or unlock. I can hear some clicking from within the car and the window lights and dome lights turn on but the car won't unlock. Also the car will set off its alarm if I try and turn the ignition. Seems the immobilizer is not disarming as well. If anyone can shed some light onto how I can fix this problem, that would be amazing. Getting really desperate here. Thanks in advance for any help
  11. Per title, wanting to buy an E30 Touring. Any condition, let me know what you have Cheers (and yes I know I missed out on the white one recently...)
  12. Hey guys, So I have pieced together a manual transmission kit for my 325i E30 however I could only get my hands on a Getrag 240 as well as a 320i driveshaft to go with it. Doing some research online people are saying that the 240 box is not "strong" enough for the B25 engine??, just wanted to get your opinions on the whole setup, and if it's a better idea to get a Getrag 260 box and the 325i driveshaft. Cheers, Vinu
  13. Hi Guys, I've decided that I need another E30 in my life, and this time I planning to do it right. Rewind to 6 weeks ago, some friends and I are having a few drinks on a Friday evening. One friend was browsing facebook and mentioned that he found a '96 328i factory manual for sale. Only $1000 he said. This sounded too good to be true....and it was...sorta... The car was water damaged - I'm not 100% on the details, but something something Dunedin floods. Surely if it's a factory manual, the manual parts alone would be worth the money and effort. I thought about it for a while, and then tried to convince myself that it was a stupid idea and to forget about it...I failed. I called the guy, and told him I would take the car and pick it up tomorrow. The car was located in a wreckers yard in Dunedin. I managed to persuade a friend of mine with access to a car trailer and shop to make the trek from Christchurch down to Dunedin with me the next morning. Jumping forward a couple of days and this is my view: After decoding the VIN number of the car, it turned out the car was actually a factory automatic and must've been converted at some point. We started tearing into the car, and it quickly be came evident that, yes, this car was very water damaged. A thin layer of silt covered everything. As we dug deeper, things started to look worse (not unexpectedly). We found water sitting atop cylinder 1's intake valves, but 2-6 all looked perfectly fine. Draining the sump resulted in roughly 10L of water with mixed about 6L of chocolate milk...not great. Further investigation found that the car has a ZF 310 5 speed transmission, an OEM 328i dual-mass flywheel + clutch. Cool, at least the conversion looks like it was done properly. At this point I still hadn't decided what I wanted with to the parts from this car, But I'd been looking for a project car, and I felt I needed another E30 in my life. As it turned out, my friend's father has this little beauty that he's willing to sell. It's by no means perfect, but it's a straight, rust free, registered, '89 318i automatic coupe in my favourite colour (Delphin grey). A good starting point for my project E30. Jumping back to the present, I've pulled the engine and drivetrain out of the 328. The engine is sitting on a stand, and I intend on stripping it down and rebuilding it. Once it's ready, I plan to swap it into the E30 with the manual transmission. From there I plan to do new suspension, med-case LSD, wheels + tyres, and general tidying up. Eventually I would like to have the car's paint redone as it's a little rough in places. Looking at the task at hand, I know I have a fair bit of work ahead of me. But I'm ready for the challenge! Any help finding the various 24v swap components would be great. I know I need the sump, oil pickup, dipstick, and throttle cable from a 525i E34. Not 100% on what to do about the brake booster, although moving it over a bit seems like the easiest solution. The water-damaged ECU is toast, so I need a new one. I would like to keep OBD2. Thinking of getting a (red-label?) ECU and having it flashed (EWS delete, rear O2 delete, M50 manifold, maybe even a higher redline?) E28 535i engine mounts seem to be the way to go, although I've read mentions of an additional spacer is required? Subframe reinforcement is also something I want to do. I would like to use as much of the 328i's factory exhaust as possible as it's still in good condition. Not sure how much of a plain it would be to chop it up. I want to use the E36 radiator and do an electric puller fan conversion.
  14. Basically its a fuel - fuel rail - injector malfunction that is temperamental. So done me engine swap, the car runs sweet no issues then im getting this... Took the injectors out and they don't seem to be pulsing when this issues going on. I got this weird blow back through the intake when I tried to start it today. Also the fuel pump kept on whirring like it wasn't getting any fuel but had plenty in tank. Sometimes it would whirr constantly and other times I turned the key on it would prime itself then stop like normal. On other random occurrences when turning the key on the injectors would squirt suddenly as soon as the key turned on... Im guessing thats what the blow back was, as the valves would be shut and the pressure from the injectors had no where to go but vent back through the air filter. I thought at first it could be fuel pump relay sticking but then why would the injectors not be pulsing? Im guessing its a bad connection some where and ive heard that you shouldn't solder the wires on theses, is that true? as I have soldered just about every splice. Regards
  15. As per the title I've now decided it's time for another e30 Not too keen on a 4cyl (because power) but may be open to a 320i however must be manual At the moment I'm going to say I'm looking to pay around $3000 which I am well aware probably won't get me a road legal one due to the e30 tax at the moment but that's not a big issue, looking for a bit of a project anyway I say around $3000 but that obviously depends on the condition - I'm not going to pay that for your dereg farm hack, but I may give you 5 for a tidy one Not in a massive rush to get one, have a few months at least so if you are thinking of selling in the near future then let me know! Cheers guys (and girls?)
  16. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1339658347&permanent=0 On Trade Me. Reserve met. Interior pix added............ M40, 5 speed manual. We have owned the car since 2002, 15 years. 172 312 kms when we bought it now at 312 000kms 4 tyres are all new this year. All servicing kept up to date. WOF till September Reg till July owners = 4 1. BMW NZ 92-96 2. Jerry Clayton BMW 96-97 3. private 97-02 4. Dawsons Catering Limited 02-current Don't know what it's worth and there aren't any others to base a price on. On Trade Me. Reserve met. Interior pix added............ Plates available for additional consideration.
  17. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1330454018.htm goodness. a manual e30 currently under a grand. well, yes, although it's missing a couple of cylnders and its capacity could be bigger, it'd be rude gasp, then turn to point and snigger. and it's RED. From the ad, it 's a 1989 and has 300k kms... Either use as is or do some paint improvements. Drives well for it's age. A few things do not work (e.g. the auto return of the r.h. indicator after turning. Service indicator, so you need to keep an eye on it). Sold as is where is. EXTREMELY POPULAR E30 MODEL IN RED AND ***** RARE MANUAL***** surely that 666 number plate is worth something to satanists?
  18. Kia Ora All, The wife and I are moving so it's time to clear out some odds and sods. First up Tyres... well they come with rims attached. Hankook Ventus V2 Concept 2 205/50R16 87V x4 Excellent tread. These come attached to ROH sp 4x100 16" rims CB 56.1( I think basically won't fit on e30 hub) ET42-45 (measured with tyres still on so it's my best guess. $350 Tyres and Rims.(sold) Second 20mm (could be 25mm will have to check) Spacers... 4x100 -4x100 CB57.1 come with nuts and nut tool $50(sold) Third Springs... Cobra Super Lows CBFL-203L and CBRL-04L. were in my 320i wagon but are designed for a 4 cylinder e30 (shown next to 320i wagon springs) (sold) $100 Let me know if you want any more pics. All goods are in Auckland though in a couple of weeks I'll be driving down to Alexandra with a van so so long as your not out of the way I can do drop offs.
  19. Having a clear out of some spare e30 parts front passenger guard red $40 front lip $60 front and rear chrome bumpers $120 for the pair hood hinge, not sure of the condition of the strut i think its ok it held the hood up but don't have anything to compare to $20 will take it got a towbar $70 lights front and rear pfl $15 for either pair and $10 for the pair of mirrors, the black has gotten a bit old but would come up fine with a re blacking kit anyone wants the steering wheel I'll give it away free lastly have a single 14 inch wheel a bit of tread should pass at least 1 wof has no curb rash $25 also have a number of interior switches and lights if anyone is interested
  20. Hi all After my introduction to bmw was cut short by finances and common sense, I have bought something with live plates this time, a 1984 320i. It looks nice and tidy, and the vendor tells me it has been brought up to a nice condition after a period of storage. Driving it home to Wellington from Auckland this weekend - any advice for tools to pack (other than roadside assistance!) or things to check before I set off would be welcome. Cheers CJ
  21. Alright fellas, i've been wanting to buy an e30 318i manual coupe since last year but every time one comes up it sells after two or so days. I am now looking at importing one. Do you guys recommend it? Do you guys know of someone who can import one for me? is it risky? I have no idea about importing e30's so maybe some of you could shed some light on it. thanks in advance
  22. hey guys im looking at buying a 1989 e30 318i and the owner has told me about these problems. how much will it cost to fix? problems are below. also am i right in assuming this car has an m40 being a 1989? carjam says the engine number is 184E. "The bema does have a few minor problems Ac belt is missing, needs replacing and there's a problem with the dash back light all the other lights still work and I think it the thermostat might need replacing as temp gauge fluctuates Let me know if you're still interested." thanks in advance!
  23. I need a new sump. preferably in the lower north island but will consider shipping
  24. as above. 13321727344 e30 fuel filter braket
  25. Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I bought a NZ new 1986 E30 318i just over a year ago. Its the chrome bumper version, great condition, on the original plates, and was a one owner car before me (actually 2 owners, but in the same family). It came with a full service history- main agent until around 50kms, then independent garage and had been barely used for a number of years. I bought it in Auckland and drove it to Wellington without any problems. The car has just turned over 80,000kms (from new). I live in Lower Hutt and want to get it checked over in the first instance to see what needs doing now, what will need doing in the future, to look after it well. Any recommendations as to who would be good for servicing an E30? Thank you all