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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 09-15-2004, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering which tools are most used when doing maintanance and mods to e30s?
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a good metric ratchet set (deep sockets come in handy too, especially 13mm), various screwdrivers/pliers/wrenches, multimeter, dremel, floor jack, jackstands. there's tons of other stuff, but i used the stuff listed above almost on a daily basis this past summer.
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One thing I have learned is that having a nice metric set especially a 13... and you know what, your BMW wrench set comes handy as well.
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a tool box full of patience...they dont break down much haha and when they do they are pretty easy to work on...MrM3 pretty much summed it up though
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ive got the floor jack, one jackstand, and my bmw toolkit. thats all ive needed so far.
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a set of female torx sockets, e6-e18 maybe. 17mm allen wrench or socket, 3-10mm allen wrenches or sockets, various other misc things. you can get a lot done with a standard metric socket set and wrenches, but euro cars tend to use uncommon bolts here and there.
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A big hammer and a cheater bar!
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A big hammer and a cheater bar!
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Do you mean a "Ford/Chevy" rebuild kit.



What MrM3 said.
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