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    #61
    No, you knock the axle in from the opposite end of the diff side right behind the hub. Need a small block of wood and becareful not to damage the cv boot.
    "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

    85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
    88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
    89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
    91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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      #62
      Sorry, dense, using this pic as reference, which side are you saying to tap on, top or bottom?...


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        #63
        Bottom with heavy hammer and wood. Axle must be straight.
        Last edited by reelizmpro; 05-05-2014, 04:02 PM.
        "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

        85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
        88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
        89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
        91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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          #64
          So like this? Excuse my awesome artwork..


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            #65
            Yes, tap around the perimeter...it should go in without trouble. Keep the shaft straight though, don't let it hang.
            "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

            85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
            88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
            89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
            91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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              #66
              Originally posted by reelizmpro View Post
              Yes, tap around the perimeter...it should go in without trouble. Keep the shaft straight though, don't let it hang.


              That's what she said.
              Lorin


              Originally posted by slammin.e28
              The M30 is God's engine.

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                #67
                Not sure there's ever been a more prefect setup for that line


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                  #68
                  Welcome! Looks like you've made lots of progress so far! The price you picked it up for seemed about right. I'd love to get another one in the future.

                  As far the oil, I put 25w-60 in mine. I ran thinner oil before, but ever since i got the top end rebuilt by Robert @ e30motowerks in Huntington Beach, he recommended to go with Torco oil.

                  Keep the updates coming! She's looking great so far
                  '90 Alpine White M3
                  OEM Hella Smoked Euro Smileys | OEM Headlamp Washers | Startec Tail Lights |
                  EVO III Undertray | EVO III Front Lip | '92 DTM CF Gurney Flap | Recaro N'Joys |
                  Ground Control Coilovers | OZ Futuras


                  DD: '97 Alpine White M3/4/5

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                    #69
                    Hub went back in tonight after I successfully test fit the halfshaft out of the car using a wood piece and light taps from my hammer. Hub feels a bit loose but I imagine that will tighten up when the halfshaft is installed.


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                      #70
                      The car is back on the ground! The wood piece and mallet worked well. The roaring noise is gone! There's still some whining coming from the back, but it's nowhere near as loud. Changing the other wheel bearing and diff fluid should help.



                      Next topic. When I removed my rear deck shelf I found this cracking. Anyone know what this is?

                      EDIT: Its sound deadening - same stuff behind the dash and under the carpet

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                        #71
                        ^^weird???
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                        "The Best E30's were built with two camshafts four cylinders and sixteen valves!".

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                          #72
                          That's sound deadening it looks like. That looks like the same stuff under the carpet.
                          My m3 doesn't have any under the shelf though.
                          Originally posted by codyep3
                          I hope to Christ you have looks going for you, because you sure as fuck don't have any intelligence.
                          2001 silver/Blk 325 cabby. SOLD
                          1988 Blk/Blk e30 factory wide body kit car SOLD
                          1992 DS/BLK 325 m-tech II apperance pack cabby SOLD!
                          2002 325xit Sil/blk. SOLD
                          2012 328i xdrive touring. Wht/blk. SOLD
                          2009 135 cabby. monacoblue/blk leather SOLD
                          2007 Z4m coupe. Silver grey/black/ aluminum. 1of50
                          2010 F650gs twin
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                            #73
                            Just got a quote to do a full repaint/dent removal on the car (stripped down to a shell) for $5k if I bring it in as a rolling shell. Anyone have an idea of if this is reasonable?

                            It looks like the front right fender and the front of the hood have already been painted so all original paint isn't in the picture.

                            If I did repaint, would you think its better to stay factory color or do something individual like a blue (from a value perspective)?




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                              #74
                              Originally posted by Zinoberrot View Post
                              Just got a quote to do a full repaint/dent removal on the car (stripped down to a shell) for $5k if I bring it in as a rolling shell. Anyone have an idea of if this is reasonable?

                              It looks like the front right fender and the front of the hood have already been painted so all original paint isn't in the picture.

                              If I did repaint, would you think its better to stay factory color or do something individual like a blue (from a value perspective)?




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                              From a value perspective, definitely keep it the original color.

                              Is this shop reputable? Are they stripping everything down to the metal? Will they spend the time to wet sand the paint to get it perfect?

                              5k isnt unheard of for a respray, but when you are dropping that kinda money, you want to make sure its done right. Aka all glass removed, everything masked properly, etc
                              Current:
                              1989 325i
                              1988 M3
                              1987 325ic
                              Past:
                              2001 330ci
                              2001 M3

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                                #75
                                Yeh its a good shop - Classic Collision in Buckhead (Atlanta). Saw an old MB SEL they had just fully resprayed (stripped down). Looked very good. Going to check some other shops in the area and compare
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