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'88 E30 24v 3.1L ( New vlogs inside)

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Hi all just documenting a few things I am doing to my E30. Have owned it for a while now. Story was it started its life as a auto 2L owned by a sweet old lady that lived out at Huia. Bought it off her a year and a half ago and stuck with it until now. Body is quite rough but i got it for a really good price. Enjoy!

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We will jump ahead a little, my friends and I finished the manual conversion and also installed Koni sport shocks with lowering springs and a thicker front sway bar. Got some wheels and tires and this cool front lip.

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Got some smilies, blacked them want to get french yellows for the highbeams at some point.

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Bought a Rogue short shifter and made a DSSR at work for it

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Bought some 16" BBS wheels put them on to see how they ride, if they rubbed much and what not.

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Then sh*t started to get really serious. (Thanks ray@Hellbm)

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Installed the Shifter rod and shifter to see how it worked.

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Some rust being attended to

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Goodies arriving

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Factory Honing marks FTW

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Cleaned and painted

so while that got taken care of I got on with other things...

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These 2 had a date with degreaser and a hose

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Moved house, this is where the magic will happen

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Starting on the manifolds

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also started prepping the m20 for removal

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All done, didn't take long maybe half and hour?

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Starting to pull the motor

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Its coming up

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Built in load leveler FTW!

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Its coming up!

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All about angle

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And out.

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Le me in engine bay pic (Big thanks to marcus who helped a lot with this)

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Fitted the Clio booster and Condor engine mounts

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Then this magically appeared

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So we got on with putting it in

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Adjusting the angle

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I had a fever, so i took many things to keep me going.

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Getting there

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Ahh its in.

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Ahh no its not.

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That's better.

I don't know how to embed. I got it wired up, didn't take very long. Maybe 2 days of trouble shooting, but its was all simple things that i overlooked.

http://youtu.be/0vT7jQQLmbw

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And now we are here. Things to do

  • Throttle cable
  • down pipes

Thanks for looking! :thumb:

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Thick and fast man! Was a little surprised when I remembered your name before I could figure out from where. Very impressive man, should have had a better look when I had the chance.

I am intrigued by two things: you have done a 5 stud conversion? Those BBS wheels in the picture above look exactly like what I am hoping to achieve.

Still have yet to install the smileys I got off you guys that day, gotta get a FL mounting assy for it.

Project looks great though!

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Thick and fast man! Was a little surprised when I remembered your name before I could figure out from where. Very impressive man, should have had a better look when I had the chance.

I am intrigued by two things: you have done a 5 stud conversion? Those BBS wheels in the picture above look exactly like what I am hoping to achieve.

Still have yet to install the smileys I got off you guys that day, gotta get a FL mounting assy for it.

Project looks great though!

Hey thanks man, your vert is something to be desired!

Nah no 5 stud conversion, made up some adapters at work. The BBS wheels are off an e38 16x8 style 5. With the effective offset of -5. If you are going stretch then yeh it will work. Bridgestone 235s made me cringe over every bump, sharp learning curve.

Should do a cruise when this is done. Keep in touch! cheers

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Love it!

M54 3.0L crank eh? Great upgrade.

This car will really get up and go!

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Whoops, forgot to also ask: I'm under the impression '88 was the first facelift year, but yours is definitely a prefacelift. Wizardry?

Second, what kind if front lip is that on there? All my trawling in online forums and I've never come across it before

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Love it!

M54 3.0L crank eh? Great upgrade.

This car will really get up and go!

I hope so! cheers!

Great work

thanks!

Sweet, Are you going to run 2.5 ECU and have it remapped?

I will hopefully be buying a MAPECU3, but for now im going with the 2.5 ecu, fuel reg and a wideband. Cheers!

Great work, but you forgot this photo :

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Oh its up there!

very nice work.

Thank you!

Whoops, forgot to also ask: I'm under the impression '88 was the first facelift year, but yours is definitely a prefacelift. Wizardry?

Second, what kind if front lip is that on there? All my trawling in online forums and I've never come across it before

Yeh it makes it hard to find parts. The wiring is half facelift and half pre facelift. Quite annoying.

Its a jimmy hill front lip. Apparently quite rare. Cheers!

orsome work! love it

Thanks!

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Wow, those style 5s look tits! How much of a hassle was the stroker? What did you pay for the necessary parts? :)

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Wow, those style 5s look tits! How much of a hassle was the stroker? What did you pay for the necessary parts? :)

Thanks! They are slightly too large for my arches, going for 15" now.

You have a PM :)

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Pretty awesome man, Also interested to know how much work the stroker was, as my m50b25 is on the way out...again (piston ring cylinder3 by the looks, wah wah)

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Pretty awesome man, Also interested to know how much work the stroker was, as my m50b25 is on the way out...again (piston ring cylinder3 by the looks, wah wah)

Thanks mate! ahh that sucks. I know the feeling when the engine in your car takes a sh*t. You have a PM. :)

On another note, any recommendations on where to get my down pipes sorted? I know a guy just up the road from me, he did my mates 24v exhaust system but its leaking from the flanges now. I live in onehunga area. cheers

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You can DIY it quite easily, All you need to do is cut a 'v' out of the under side of the rear 3 section, and push it closer towards the block so it clears the steering joint, also chop the lower flange and mount it abit further down. The front pipes only need the lower collector part extended further back as it hits the steering rack.

That's if you were using the m52 manifolds (which I see you have cut already so can't really use them without rewelding them).

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You can DIY it quite easily, All you need to do is cut a 'v' out of the under side of the rear 3 section, and push it closer towards the block so it clears the steering joint, also chop the lower flange and mount it abit further down. The front pipes only need the lower collector part extended further back as it hits the steering rack.

That's if you were using the m52 manifolds (which I see you have cut already so can't really use them without rewelding them).

Ive welded up the manifolds, its from the outlet of the manifolds to the 2.5inch y-pipe that I would need help with.

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Update, finished the exhaust, just missing a two bolt flange gasket, but it went O.K!

Next is to sort out the inconsistent idle. I think its the ICV or maybe a vacuum leak. Also when i give the gas a little tap it seems like the motor is going to stop. Will do a little reading and see what i find.

Pics will come soon!

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Will book my test drive tomorrow. kthxbye

lol maybe sunday, when i get back from tauranga!

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Sounds good. p.s. get a haircut

Went to garage heaps, yet to see your pretty face. Btw took your advice, got a haircut.

im still battling idle and driving issues, although after testing the AFM leads me to believe its sh*t itself. On the hunt for another now.

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So got some of the driving issues sorted... well actually they managed to sort themselves out... funny that.
I have a sneaking suspicion its one of the ignition coil packs. Will do more tests. The car doesn't like running cold. it hesitates when the throttle is pushed, but when its warm it drives normally. And still get a missfire at idle. All small things but will need to get on it sooner than later.

havnt posted a pic in a while. so enjoy.

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It ain't an e30 24v swap if it doesn't have reliability issues ha.

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