Well first off welcome to the forums, nice to see another e30er. I can give a couple hints for accel dept as i am doing/done this stuff myself. First since your car is old, 87 and you said the exterior is banged up some Im going to assume the car/engine was not handled and maintained as well as it should. Something you should do first is check the spark plugs, if they are crusted over and (most likely) white go ahead and get some new plugs, bosch baseline plugs are a good buy, and a great deal, i just paid $1.67 each for mine. Something else to do is replace the filter with a K&N cone filter, its a good decent buy and will give you a little more power in my opinion. Find one on ebay by typing "e30 K&N", theres a few on there now from one guy that sell for $40 which is an excellent deal, probly wont be able to find a better price anywhere. While you are changing out your filter, if you get one, you should take off your AFM box and clean it out with WD-40 or something similar. If your mechanically oriented i would suggest taking off the intake valve and cleaning that and the intake tubing also. Get your oil and oil filter changed for general maintanence. One more thing is get some injector cleaner or slick50, your older engine will like these. These few things should make a noticable difference and make your car run much smoother. Good luck with your new car
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