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    CA: 1987 325e 5 speed: Well documented.

    I sold the car to someone in San Diego, the Car is back up for sale by the new owner.

    Hello all,

    I just bought another e30 in December and now I have to sell my e30.
    I have thoroughly enjoyed working on her and driving her.
    But, its time for her to go to a new home. I'm hoping to
    find an enthusiast as an owner, who will take good care of the car.
    I'm a BMWCCA member id# 429016
    I own this e30 and a 1989 325I
    The Car has lived its majority of its life in Southern California,
    NO SNOW, NO SALT, = good weather conditions.


    Synopsis
    Meet Heidi:

    1987 BMW 325e 2-door (~192Kmiles) with m20b27 engine under the hood, and a Getrag 260 5 speed trans mated up to it. Original matching numbers engine,trans and body. It has been a California car its whole life(car fax confirms this) The interior is in good nick. Its perfect for daily driving duty.

    Full Details
    Chassis

    1987 BMW 325e 2-door
    VIN # WBAAB5404H9805588
    Color: BronzitBeige Metallic

    Engine & Related Parts

    • 1987 M20B27 (2.7L 2693 cc)
    • stock head
    • stock intake manifold
    • stock block
    • 027 Motronic green label ecu
    • New Bosch plugs (gapped to 0.030 according to Bentley spec)
    • 325e brake booster
    • new rubber engine mounts
    • new trans mounts
    • A/C works well, just doesn't blow ice cold
    • Always frequent oil changes, and always with conventional 20W50 oil from Castrol
    • Redline synthetic gear fluid in the trans.
    • Redline synthetic diff gear oil in the rear diff.
    • Car runs cool with the lower temp thermostat, runs at 1/4 temp mark
    • new intake boot
    • new MAHLE air filter
    • new Vacuum hose throughout the engine bay

    • valve cover to throttle body
    • idle control valve to manifold
    • throttle body to idle control valve
    • throttle body to charcoal canister check valve
    • check valve to charcoal canister

    • new Bosch Fuel filter
    • brass T fuel fitting
    • new rubber fuel lines
    • new metal impeller Bosch water pump, with a new water pump gasket
    • new German Conitect timing belt
    • new German Conitect timing belt tensioner
    • new oem bmw coolant hoses.
    • new Victor Reinz exhaust heat shields
    • new stock catback exhaust, purchased through Rm European.
    • new muffler clamps,nuts,bolts, rubber hangers,exhaust gaskets.
    • new engine temp gauge that fits into the thermostat
    • new victor reinz valve cover gasket
    • new rocker shaft plugs
    • valves adjust by Robert Cauhn at E30 motorwerks in Huntington Beach
    • I hot tanked the valve cover at Roberts shop also and it removed all the varnish
    • All cosmoline from the engine bay has been removed.
    • Power estimate: 120-130


    Transmission

    • Getrag 260 transmission
    • All gears engage smoothly
    • new clutch master cylinder
    • new slave master cylinder
    • new clutch master cylinder to brake reservoir hose.
    • new stock rubber trans mounts
    Notes
    1. Drives and shifts fine
    2. Shifter bushings have been replaced

    Differential
    • 2.93 open diff, medium case
    • Redline fluid in both transmission and diff.
    • I would like to have a e28 3.25 LSD diff for a little more pep.




    Drivetrain
    • Stock drive shaft
    • Stock Guibo
    • Stock center bearing
    • All should be replaced and balanced down the road.


    Suspension
    • Stock springs and shocks
    • new rear shock mounts
    • stock sway bars
    • Ball Joints and control arms were replaced by the previous owner.



    Brakes
    • Rotors and pads were replaced by the previous owner
    • Fresh dot 4 has been flushed all the way through the lines



    Exhaust






    • Stock catback exhaust
    • sounds like a hybrid
    • no joke^
    • I used all oem hardware according to REALOEM




    Misc


    Smog certificate


    The car has a clean carfax and I have it printed it out, you can go through it if come to look at the car.
    or you can run the carfax yourself.
    If you are a member of AAA you can have them run a carfax for you for free.( limit one, per year, per household)
    Vin - WBAAB5404H9805588

    All invoices and recipts have been kept in this binder.


    • The car is insured with AAA and it cost around 912 per year just to give you a ball park idea on the insurance cost if this is your first e30.
    • And the car is located and registered in Ca.
    • The car also has a clean Ca title
    • I have taken pictures of everything that has been done to the car so if there is any picture you would like a closer of view of just let me know.

    Owners manuals, and brochures.



    To be continued in next post...
    Last edited by iwantspeed; 02-08-2011, 09:33 AM.


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    int and other details

    Interior

    • The sport seats pictured are no longer in the car.
    • the seat belt buckles have been swapped for ones with out a crack in them.
    • The interior has perforated leatherette economy seats in close to mint condition.
    • The rear seat has a sharpie mark in the middle of the seat back.
    • There are no tears or marks besides the sharpie mark.
    • The car will come with black matts that are in great shape.
    • Dash has a small crack above the glovebox
    • Carpets and matts have been steam cleaned.
    • glove box has a euro glovebox handle
    • There is a Pioneer headunit it works properly and has an aux input
    • there is a new ebrake handle
    • an e30 m3 leather ebrake boot
    • 6 button obc in full working order
    • Clean, complete toolkit, jack, full-size spare (on bottlecap), etc.
    • I have 2 trunk lights like European e30's do from the factory
    • I replaced the antenna with a different one that was working properly




    rear strut bar has been removed and the carper lining on both sides has been put back in.


    Exterior Details
    • BrontzitBeigeMetalic orginal paint.
    • All matching number vin panels except passenger side fender, I have picture to document that.
    • Rims: 14” x 7” Bmw Bottle cap 4X100
    • no center caps
    • Tires: 195 65 R14
    • painted headlight rings black
    • rear tail lights have a new gasket left and right
    • new antenna grommet
    • fogs have been removed( I like the look with out them)
    • all wiring has been left in tact in case the next owner would like to add them.



    Recent Maintenance
    • New water pump,timing belt,tensioner, coolant hoses July 2009.
    • Valves adjusted, brakes bled, clutch bled November 2009
    • new spark plugs last December


    Known Issues
    • Clear coat peeling
    • bulbs in the cluster burnt out
    • license plate light needs to be replaced.
    • tach and mpg don't operate
    • crack in the dash
    • fogs have been removed (personal preference)
    • no power steering ( personal preference)
    • reverse wiring harness removed, it was rubbing on the shifter assembly and would cause a short. So i removed it to splice in new wiring just never got around to finishing it.
    • transmission output seeps oil
    • Oil pan drain plug seeps oil
    • odo gears broken
    • dent in passenger front fender, near the grill
    • coolant float level has been looped, to turn off the light in the check panel.
    • its missing the covers for the reclining function, its missing the one that it is closer to the transmission tunnel, I'll include it with the sale


    Some more info for ya!

    Some of the car shows and meets that I attend

    At an e30 meet in Huntington Beach



    At a euro meet in San Diego (B.I.G. show)
    parked in row with some e30's



    Cars and Coffee


    Cars and Coffee on different day

    I exhaust has been replaced by the stock e exhaust.



    And for those of you who don't know me, I'm an anal safe parker. I park as far as possible everywhere I go to prevent door dings.




    To be continued in next post...
    Last edited by iwantspeed; 05-10-2010, 06:04 PM.


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      #3
      vin decode

      VIN long WBAAB5404H9805588

      Type code AB54

      Type 325E (USA)

      Dev. series E30 ()

      Line 3

      Body type LIM

      Steering LL

      Door count 2

      Engine M20

      Cubical capacity 2.70

      Power 125

      Transmision HECK

      Gearbox MECH

      Colour BRONZITBEIGE METALLIC (139)

      Upholstery PERLBEIGE KUNSTLEDER (0156)

      Prod. date 1987-04-14


      Order options
      No. Description
      210 ANTI-BLOCKIER-SYSTEM ( ABS )

      286 BMW LM RAD/BMW STYLING

      300 ZENTRALVERRIEGELUNG ELEKTRISCH

      410 WINDOW LIFTS, ELECTRIC AT FRONT

      530 AIR CONDITIONING

      556 EXTERIOR TEMPERATURE DISPLAY


      To be continued in next post...


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        Vin tags

        Here I have all of the vin tags of the car.

        Driver Door


        Passenger Door


        Hood, sorry its upside down
        marks are me trying to remove cosmoline but got lazy
        it would come off but you would have to pick at it with a nail,
        very tedious.


        Passenger fender, this is the one I mentioned earlier, it does not have a vin tag.




        Driver side front fender, Don't worry about the water I had just finished washing the car and was wiping down the hood seal.


        Trunk tag, note the 2nd trunk light:)


        Color tag
        bronzitbeige-metallic


        Vin tag thats stamped into the Cowl


        The numbers that follow the vin tag on the cowl


        Door jamb


        Door jamb close up on the first sticker,
        Note production date and vin #


        Door jamb close up on the second sticker,


        Vin tag on the dash



        To be continued in next post...


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          #5
          price

          The price is set a 3,000

          Helpful
          I am more then willing to go out and meet people for test drives and to work with them on transferring the title.
          I'm located in Southern California specifically in 92656
          I'm willing to be patient and find the right owner that will enjoy the car as well as be responsible with the car.
          I'm also looking for an owner who won't turn it into a ricer.
          I would love for an enthusiast to purchase it get some euro bumpers, ronal ls, e30m3 springs and just drive the car.

          • Ca car
          • Clean title
          • clean carfax
          • passed smog
          • non smokers car
          • I have never allowed food or
          • drinks in the car since I had the
          • carpets steam cleaned 2 years ago.


          If your interested in the car just send me a pm.

          Thanks Alex.


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            reserved for more pictures

            some of the maintenance parts when i did the timing belt


            All buttoned up.
            Last edited by iwantspeed; 05-05-2010, 09:08 PM.


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              #7
              Wow, the level of detail you just provided would surely put me at ease if i were considering buying an E30. But i'm not. GLWS.

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                #8
                jesus. hell of a car for 3k only, i'd take it and daily it! but alas, wrong coast.
                My feedback:
                http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=186328

                http://e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74911

                Instagram:
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                @functionmotorsports

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                  #9
                  Bump for a super clean car.

                  I've seen it in person...immaculate!

                  07 Designio E63 AMG / 1984 318i (M20Swapped)

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                    #10
                    You going to c&c this saturday? I might be going.

                    Originally posted by Farbin Kaiber
                    You are lucky your Dad didn't pull out and leave you on the passenger side seat.

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                      #11
                      That is a perfect example of a clean e30
                      Originally posted by audiquattrot
                      bimmers b4 b*tches....remember that.
                      1990 Alpinweiss 325i - secret 500whp build
                      2000 Audi S4 B5 Laser Red
                      1990 Nissan 240sx - Drift Missile
                      2006 CBR600RR

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                        #12
                        beeautiful car, ill run this by my girl, would make a perfect car for her daly, and an
                        amazing slow but steady project for me. its a win win!

                        Originally posted by 619E30 View Post
                        That is a perfect example of a clean e30
                        thats a perfect example of a useless comment, and that high post counts don't mean shit.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by 5ickride View Post
                          Wow, the level of detail you just provided would surely put me at ease if i were considering buying an E30. But i'm not. GLWS.
                          Thanks for the kind words.

                          Originally posted by bataangpinoy View Post
                          jesus. hell of a car for 3k only, i'd take it and daily it! but alas, wrong coast.
                          Thanks for looking.

                          Originally posted by be34st View Post
                          Bump for a super clean car.

                          I've seen it in person...immaculate!
                          Thanks man

                          Originally posted by Be30mer View Post
                          You going to c&c this saturday? I might be going.
                          yes, ygpm

                          Originally posted by 619E30 View Post
                          That is a perfect example of a clean e30
                          Thanks Paul,
                          I need to detail your e30 once your ready.

                          Originally posted by mr.dvck View Post
                          beeautiful car, ill run this by my girl, would make a perfect car for her daly, and an
                          amazing slow but steady project for me. its a win win!
                          Thanks, pm if you guys are interested.
                          Last edited by iwantspeed; 05-06-2010, 01:00 AM.


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                            #14
                            Bump for the most meticulously maintained car I've ever seen, period.

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                              #15
                              Bump for a great guy!!!
                              wow, i cant believe you are selling your car Alex, the car looks great,you have put so much work and effort into it that i never thought you will consider putting the car on the market.

                              GLWS!!!:)

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