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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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Well, I am digging thru my pockets and comming up with alot of pocket lint.
So I figured I'd give ya e30 and bimmerwerkz guys notice that the e30 will be going up on ebay tomorrow afternoon as long as I can get all the photos taken in time.

A quick run-down of what she has again:

All mods done with exception of wheels within the last 5k miles.
Turbo install and engine rebuild within the last 15 miles.

1989 325i, 4 door
Bought it when it had apx. 145k miles
Currently has: 179,xxx miles, ~15 miles on motor/turbo setup

Delphin metallic gray.
Nice black vinyl interior.
Custom pigskin suede wrapped factory steering wheel.
Limo tint all the way around.
WORKING COLD FRESH RECHARGED R12 A/C.. just had it purged and recharged to full at my dealership before I turboed it.
Brand new windshield
all interior power windows work, manual crank sunroof.

Automatic(better to keep turbo spooling during shifts), 2.93LS
Garrett/Air Research t3 turbo
BMW 524td downpipe and turbo manifold
Metric Blue non-stretch headbolts torqued to 70ftlbs
New factory headgasket
Ireland engineering high performance blue 8mm spark wires
New distributer
New oil pump
New water pump
New belts
new timing belt and tensioner
brand new 24# bosch fuel injectors
vortech RRFPR/FMU
3" K&N cone air filter
Bosch copper +2 spark plugs (one step colder)

Flex-a-lite 3000cfm electric puller fan
SPAL 1600CFM pusher fan
Dual remote oil filter
Front mount Vortech oil cooler (off a supercharged hummer h2)
Total oil capacity of setup: 9 quarts (great for tracking car, more oil = cooler car)
Car pre-setup for accusump semi-dry sump oil system.

Crane cams digital ignition controller with boost porportional spark retard and dual stage rev limiter/fuel cutoff.
Crane cams 40k volt ignition coil.

Aquamist stage 1 methanol injection system

Tokico Blue HP sport shocks and lowering spring combo kit.
17" ATS complite wheels with 225/45/17 General Exclaim UHP tires (15 miles on them)
new control arms, tie rods, bushings, sway bar links
Brembo x-drilled rotors
Ebc greenstuff brake pads

Aftermarket reverse glow guage cluster

Not installed but included:
3" magnaflow catalytic converter
3" in/out flowmaster muffler
extra set of projector headlight assemblies
stock fuel injectors
extra m30 AFM (no electronics)
Extra set of 2 step colder champion plugs
lots of other stuff i cant remember at the moment

Tons of other extra parts too I cant think of.

I'll take photos tomorrow, the body has some dings and dents, zero rust (arizona and california 3 owner car).. Some chips of paint here and there, probably a 7 in terms of other e30's ive seen on the road.. pretty good, but i suppose ive seen nicer.

brand new rear small drivers window, though it needs to be tinted again (some douchebag broke it and stole the rear speakers out of the car while it was parked at work before I put it into storage over the last year)

The bad?

I bottomed out the car once upon a time and there was a small leak in the oil pan after that, I drilled and tapped the hole and put a brass plug in it, which seals it pretty well, but it still leaks a small ammount of oil (about 1 quart every 6-8 months).

Boosting it, it ran great, but on the 15-ish mile drive home from work, i blew the cover off my air flow meter. So I relocated it pre-turbo, and re-wired it accordingly, but never got a new air flow meter so it does not idle properly.

A new air flow meter, and the car should once again run like a champ(with perhaps a little more tweaking of the Vortech fuel pres. reg to fine tune everything.. she seemed to be running rich)

I hadn't dynoed it yet, but a gentleman who used a similar (although not as elaborate) setup with this manifold and turbo was getting 300trq and it was peaking around 2.2-2.5k rpm, and maintaining power up til about 5k rpm, where it slowly dropped off til redline.. felt wonderful.

How much you think its worth? Comments?

Wish I didn't have to sell her, I've been collecting parts, and doing homework, and wrenching on this car off and on for damn near 4 years. I never really drove it much in the last 2 years, using my other cars for transportation, slowly taking my time to build this one up.

But, being jobless, i'd rather have a roof over my head then a vehicle gather more dust because i can no longer afford to give her the love she needs.

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