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Lachssilber 1989 E30 M325i

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BIG milestone - Interior is now done:
 
Full retrim in OEM BMW Anthrazit Uberkaro and matching OEM bolster fabric
 
Fresh vinyl on outer bolsters, seat backs + door cards.
Rear headrests, Mtech badges, refinished interior plastics, shampooed carpets and new mats.
Fully rebuilt front seats - repaired and welded frames / new seat shocks / clips / fresh foam - feel like new seats.
 
The textures and tones in the flesh look absolutely fantastic and like it was always this way - very happy.
 
Might get my shift / gear boot done in genuine Uberkaro to match (they are reproduction Uberkaro at the moment and are a cooler grey) will likely get rear seat Mtech badges and need a new drivers door handle surround as well to finish off.
 
 

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Absolute porn this. That car has a better life than most people. Top effort mate! 

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Looks really top-notch, tasteful and gorgeous @Sammo

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4 hours ago, E28E30 said:

Looks really top-notch, tasteful and gorgeous @Sammo

Thanks! Long time planning, so great to see it come to fruition!

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Damn was wondering why you didn't make the meet. Do you know what failed?

Yesterday i was thinking about your new seat and was going to ask you for a sit in it. For some reason thought about a member who's E30 throttle cable snapped in the Huntly around that same spot going back to Auckland. So may of jinxed you there sorry.

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21 minutes ago, Eagle said:

Damn was wondering why you didn't make the meet. Do you know what failed?

Yesterday i was thinking about your new seat and was going to ask you for a sit in it. For some reason thought about a member who's E30 throttle cable snapped in the Huntly around that same spot going back to Auckland. So may of jinxed you there sorry.

I was having good fun following a G80 M3 - car was driving fantastic but I miss timed a shift around redline / just after the limiter and couldn’t change gear…

Seems clutch pedal does nothing - fluid reservoir  looked fine.

Car could take off (lurch off with ignition) in 1st and ease into 2nd and 3rd which got me the last 20km or so to Huntly then got a pricey tow to my mechanic…

Will find out tomorrow!

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Well on the plus side I bet your beast looked great, valve bouncing and all. 

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2 hours ago, Sammo said:

I was having good fun following a G80 M3 - car was driving fantastic but I miss timed a shift around redline / just after the limiter and couldn’t change gear…

Seems clutch pedal does nothing - fluid reservoir  looked fine.

Car could take off (lurch off with ignition) in 1st and ease into 2nd and 3rd which got me the last 20km or so to Huntly then got a pricey tow to my mechanic…

Will find out tomorrow!

Damn. Hopefully its just a hydraulic issue.

Sounds like you your ''cruise' was a bit more lively compared to ours. * Insert 4th gear <3000rpm economy cruise. 

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23 minutes ago, Eagle said:

Damn. Hopefully its just a hydraulic issue.

Sounds like you your ''cruise' was a bit more lively compared to ours. * Insert 4th gear <3000rpm economy cruise. 

Fingers crossed, just seems it won’t disengage.


It was a nice steady pace, nothing silly but did manage to wind it out a few times (joys of low power)

Will definitely revisit this road in drier conditions.

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16 hours ago, Sammo said:

Fingers crossed, just seems it won’t disengage.


It was a nice steady pace, nothing silly but did manage to wind it out a few times (joys of low power)

Will definitely revisit this road in drier conditions.

Throwout bearing? 

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1 hour ago, C-130 Hercules said:

Throwout bearing? 

Possibly, will hopefully know this afternoon - if not hydraulic (wishful thinking perhaps) Mechanics first thought was maybe clutch fork.

Gut feel is I'll be preparing a for a fair few 'while you're in there' things :)

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Got a new master and slave cyclinder and back shifting better than before.

I will consider myself lucky 😎

Just need to get an AA plus membership now as the Tow cost almost as much as the repair 😬

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Love the progress!

I know of a m20b28 stoker kit if you're in the market :)

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