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    Car is looking great Glnr13! Will follow your progress on the tucked radiator with interest - I'd like to do one on mine so that I can reinstate a clutch fan and run AC.
    My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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      will do for sure, Luke.

      installed a VISracing hood that i've had in storage for years. euro valance to go on maybe this weekend.
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        This is a dream setup. Always wanted to build a no/low optioned ‘84 with an M30.
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          Got a little bit of soldering to do Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
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            Quick mock up of RHD ITB kit and inventory check. Fuel rail back ordered. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
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              Glen with the low-key flex

              Glen_____________________ Translation
              "got some wiring to do" _______I got a standalone to build and wire up
              "laid out some new parts" _____Just dropped major $$$$ on ITBs!!!

              ok bruh NBD! lol
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                i'm making up for the months/years of not posting any progress pics
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                  Do you plan on running some type of air filters?
                  Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. -Mark Twain

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                    Originally posted by Bearmw View Post
                    Do you plan on running some type of air filters?
                    yes, not sure if going to run the ones that clamp over each trumpet or one of those big ITG ones. I'm hoping I can get these to tune without needing a plenum/IAT.
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                      Originally posted by glnr13 View Post
                      Quick mock up of RHD ITB kit and inventory check. Fuel rail back ordered. Sent from my Pixel 4 XL using Tapatalk
                      cool build so far! some inspiration to finally jam my M30 in.
                      85% of the time i have no idea what I'm doing

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                        Cant wait to see standalone/ITB progress.

                        What modifications did you do to get the IE headers to fit?

                        Also, there is very little info on the wiring required to swap an m30 into an early 318 on the interwebz. Did you use a 320i harness or something?
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                          Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post


                          Also, there is very little info on the wiring required to swap an m30 into an early 318 on the interwebz. Did you use a 320i harness or something?
                          isn't the only difference the square vs round c101?
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                            Are you gonna run a MAP sensor to a vacuum manifold?

                            That should work fine without a plenum
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                              Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post
                              Cant wait to see standalone/ITB progress.

                              What modifications did you do to get the IE headers to fit?

                              Also, there is very little info on the wiring required to swap an m30 into an early 318 on the interwebz. Did you use a 320i harness or something?
                              had to dimple the runner above the motor mount. painful to do that to a brand new set of headers but, it fits and it works + no one can see the dimple from up top.

                              this is the pinout. I spliced and soldered the harness, cut an end off of the harness from the junks.
                              Pin 15 has no use on the m30. It's kind of really trippy that the m30 can just run on the 7-8 pins off of the m10 harness.

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                              Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
                              Are you gonna run a MAP sensor to a vacuum manifold?

                              That should work fine without a plenum
                              yeah, it'll be MAP on a manifold for sure. Reading about IAT aiding in tuning but we'll see down the road. doesn't look there's really any room to get a plenum in there anyway due to the brake booster.
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                                Awesome work. Curious about the clearance of the entire engine and the radiator, not just at the distributor cap, but also at the waterpump. Keep the content coming dude. And here's an awesome video to keep you motivated: https://youtu.be/I2il7mYVi1g
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