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    Out of all the e30s i've owned, I've never...

    Funny how sometimes you can avoid common issues over and over. I've owned 20ish e30s now and I've never:

    - Had to replace SI board batteries
    - Put one in a ditch/had an accident
    - Lost an IS lip


    How about you guys?
    Last edited by Julien; 04-10-2019, 01:50 PM.
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    #2
    I have never had a problem popping off/on the bitch clip on the shifter
    Originally posted by blunttech
    Levent guzzles vanilla hazelnut creamer like its my semen
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      #3
      Never had 1 leave me stranded
      - Broken timing belt
      - Overheated
      @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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        #4
        Never wanted to buy a newer BMW.

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          #5
          Originally posted by IRON-E View Post
          Never had 1 leave me stranded
          - Broken timing belt
          - Overheated
          Same here re: timing belts.. Overheating though, that's another story :|
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            #6
            If you know anything about E30s and you break a timing belt, you're a fucking idiot. :p

            I think I've done it all, lol. I guess owning the same car this long it makes more sense, some things I've done more than once..
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              #7
              Killed a window motor. All 3 of my coworkers with e30's have broken window motors. I've never had one go bad in 13 years of ownership of 9 e30's.
              Byron

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                #8
                Originally posted by E30SPDFRK View Post
                Killed a window motor. All 3 of my coworkers with e30's have broken window motors. I've never had one go bad in 13 years of ownership of 9 e30's.
                yeah, I've never seen a failed window motor or regulator on an E30. All of mine are original.

                The window switches, however, are total shit..
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                  #9
                  ...taken mine off some sweet jumps
                  Simon
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                    #10
                    ...had a broken odometer or failed guibo...

                    325iX Turdbo RallyX/Beater/Shuttle Vehicle

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by nando View Post
                      yeah, I've never seen a failed window motor or regulator on an E30. All of mine are original.

                      The window switches, however, are total shit..
                      I had an 88 sedan with 3? broken window regulators. Weird.


                      Originally posted by Fraser View Post
                      ...had a broken odometer or failed guibo...
                      woaaaa?!
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Fraser View Post
                        ...had a broken odometer or failed guibo...
                        +1

                        Also never replaced the reverse light switch which was a "thing" back in the day.
                        Or maybe ppl. just stopped caring once the e30 got to a certain age.
                        If it's got tits or tires, it's gonna cost ya!

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                          #13
                          I didn't know replacing the reverse switch was a thing. But my MT swap was *only* 13 years ago now. :p
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                            #14
                            I can check off odometer gears needing replacement and my IS lip falling off. I rolled into a curb just days after I bought my e30. I wanted to check that off the list first. :p

                            Timing belt and water pump were replaced last year. Cuz screw that mess!
                            90 Bronzit 325is
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                              #15
                              It's not fair. I blew apart my first Rieger lip hitting a giant opossum on an on-ramp at 80mph. The last one got taken out by a giant hole in our horrible city roads.

                              I've never lost an IS lip though. But I have killed an i lip, just this year, hitting giant chunks of ice.. lol
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