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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-23-2004, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know that the ABS controler is not bad on an e30 but mine dont work great.

I want to remove the controler under air filter box in front of the vehicule (driver side). I have a brake line job to do anyway so, my question is, is there anything I should know before removing all the ABS hardware? I will reroute the brake line directly out of the master cylinder to le wheel calipers.

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Old 04-23-2004, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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LoL, you are silly. I at first wanted to do this too. I mean hell it lets you have a lot more control of the car through turns and you can do cool tricks like spin around and do 180s and shit. However i put mine back in because after a full week of it my tires were already have worn through, especially on the edges. You will have to replace tires every month.
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I can live with replacing tire every month!


When you say that you removed yours, you mean "disabled it" or "removed it"

I want to remove it! Is it just that simple, you remove the hardware and you reroute the brake lines?
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I disabled it. Removing it is quite a task. I would recommend disabling it before you commit to removing it at least you can feel what its like, and youll find that unfortunately, ABS on an e30 does work pretty good.
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ok, thanks for the advice!
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followed your advice fox, I did not remove it.... I relocated it! The thing is that
I wanted to have more space in the front to fit a cold air intake in the engine bay.
The ABS controler was on my way. It is now on the passenger side, neer the wind
shield (I think it is where the batteries are on a 318i). I redone all
the brake lines (and gas lines... stupid calcium in Quebec) and lenghtened
the wires of the controler (12 wire total... 24 heads to solder ghead )

did not tried it yet, the car will only run in 3 weeks.

I was wondering, the abs controler is a little bit higher than the master cylinder....
do you guys think this will cause probleme when I will bleed the system?
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