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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 02-13-2005, 06:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all, just got a 1989 325i , the car overheat and oil - water mixed so wanna have the car rebuild. I have took off the exhaust and intake maniford from the car.

There is few questions for help~~

1, is there any free workshop manual for 89 325i, in pdf or anyother format?
2, could any1 tell me the torque order?
3, how to take off the old cassett player off the car, i have tried many way that all i found just two small screws under the pannel, do i need to take the whole dash off for the player????


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Old 02-13-2005, 07:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you have to have a special tool to get the radio out. There should be a screw on each side of the front of the radio, with plastic flaps covering them, you may be able to find something to unscrew them, but they do make a tool for it, as far as the other stuff, if you need a manual then you shouldnt be working on your own car
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When you get the head off make sure you get it pressure tested for porosity itís very common with M20 heads they also used to snap head bolt that would smash the head under the cam.
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1, is there any free workshop manual for 89 325i, in pdf or anyother format?
2, could any1 tell me the torque order?
Thanks very much ~ ghead
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chech out bentlypublishing.com.......they have a tech forum straight from the books they make.
find the e30 section after you register and they will reply with the pics, and info you are looking for. a guy named charlie runs that section and hes really helpful.


good luck.
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thanks you guys help~

My job stop now, cant get the crank pully bolt off, might be rusty inside or has some strength addetive. I will try to get a welder to heat it up and then lose, just wanna make sure they are not left thread ah? used
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thanks you guys help~

My job stop now, cant get the crank pully bolt off, might be rusty inside or has some strength addetive. I will try to get a welder to heat it up and then lose, just wanna make sure they are not left thread ah? used
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your supposed to use a puller....
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why are you taking off of the crank pully? anyways, it should come off with a big air gun, if not you can try a breaker bar
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why are you taking off of the crank pully? anyways, it should come off with a big air gun, if not you can try a breaker bar
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thats the nut you have to use a puller to get the pully off
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he said the crank shaft pully bolt which doesnt even hold the pully on, it holds the crank gear on. the pully itself is held by six 8m bolts. i dont know what you are talking about a puller for, the pully slides off and the gear will also once you get the pully off.
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he said the crank shaft pully bolt which doesnt even hold the pully on, it holds the crank gear on. the pully itself is held by six 8m bolts. i dont know what you are talking about a puller for, the pully slides off and the gear will also once you get the pully off.
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hmm well that makes things easier i figured every other car needs the pully to be pulled with a puller so why wouldn't bmws but i guess thats the germans for ya.
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"2, could any 1 tell me the torque order?"
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Use only NEW cylinderhead bolts!! Always use new bolts when youíve had the head of.


This is the order in witch to tighten the bolts:

12 | 10 | 4 | 2 | 6 | 8 | 14
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13 | 7 | 5 | 1 | 3 | 9 | 11

First 30 Nm, then 90 degrees, then an other 90 degrees.

A used head in OK condition isnít too expensive I think. I would buy one, change the head and if the old one is OK, sell it?

Hope your back on the road soon
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"2, could any 1 tell me the torque order?"
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Use only NEW cylinderhead bolts!! Always use new bolts when youíve had the head of.


This is the order in witch to tighten the bolts:

12 | 10 | 4 | 2 | 6 | 8 | 14
----------------------------
13 | 7 | 5 | 1 | 3 | 9 | 11

First 30 Nm, then 90 degrees, then an other 90 degrees.

A used head in OK condition isnít too expensive I think. I would buy one, change the head and if the old one is OK, sell it?

Hope your back on the road soon
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take it to a machine shop to get it checked out b4 you slap on a used head
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