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    There Goes the Neighborhood...

    After lurking around r3v for a while I decided to introduce myself.

    My name's Quinten, and this is my car Wendy.



    I've had her for about 6 weeks now, and so far she's been great.




    What she has:
    197k (barely broken in right? :D )
    5 speed
    bilstein shocks/ stage 3 IE springs
    M-tech wheel
    Weighted ///M shiftknob
    Magnaflow catback

    What i've done:
    New inside door handle
    Fresh oil
    New sunroof crank




    New air filter




    I also took her to Reggie's Motorworks to get some guage cluster issues sorted out. Reggie's is hands down the best shop in Indy, they're BMW specialists and they know everything there is to know about e30's. Check them out http://reggiesmotorworks.com/

    Next on the list is rebuilding the shift linkage, and eventually new power steering hoses. Also maybe one day I can find some new wheels, and a money tree

    __________________________
    8/5/2012

    I got a big box of parts!



    Exhaust Hangers
    Exhaust Gaskets
    Power Steering Rack Boots
    Shifter rebuild kit



    I'm also looking in to getting a new IS lip as mine is cracked pretty badly. The plan is to finish as much of this as I can before the Hoosier BMWCCA vintage show and the Windy City vintage show on September 8th and 9th. We'll see...

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    9/17/2012

    Last week I decided to give a go at repairing my IS lip.

    There were 3 big cracks and a whole chunk missing from the lip from getting curbed so much ( previous owner, I promise ;) )







    I was inspired by an episode of wheeler dealers where Edd repaired a bumper from an 850 by drilling holes around the crack, filling them with plastic epoxy, and sanding the front down so it was smooth.





    sanded with 220 and 350 grit



    After filling the three cracks, all I had to do was fill in the missing chunk. I ended up cutting a piece out of an 8x10 sheet of hard modelling plastic from a hobby store. I got the shape pretty close and used the same drill and fill method from before.




    also sanded with 220 then 350

    When I was satisfied with all of the fillings, I sanded the whole thing with 400 grit and painted it with 4 good coats of SEM Trim Black. The SEM paint is great because it dries textured so it helps to hide any imperfections that duplicolor trim paint would highlight

    The finished product:





    It's not perfect and if you get up close to it you can see where I filled in the missing chunk, but I think it came out pretty darn good. And I almost bought a new IS lip

    As far as maintenance goes, I did a full coolant flush on saturday with BMW coolant. I also bought new power steering hoses to fix that leak, which I plan on installing next week. Pics to come!

    Unfortunately summer ended before I could install my new shift linkage bushings, so they're in a box in my closet until christmas break. Im sure some of you can relate

    I know, I talk too much. More Pics:





    Last edited by eight~deuce; 09-17-2012, 04:05 PM.
    OO=[][]=OO Zinno 1989 325i

    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=257295

    #2
    nice! looks clean.. welcome aboard.

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      #3
      Originally posted by eight~deuce View Post
      edit: sorry for massive pics
      Dude it's your thread, blow those bitches up.
      Car looks great though and I'm confident this thread will have lots of awesome in the future!

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        #4
        welcome to the board.
        congratulations on the car...
        since you mention oil...remember zinc...its easily forgotten
        wtf is with the air box holes ?
        and wendy looks great.
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          #5
          Thanks!

          Originally posted by idanity View Post
          wtf is with the air box holes?
          not sure who made the holes in the air box or why, i'm just happy the car didn't come with a cone filter
          Originally posted by idanity View Post
          since you mention oil...remember zinc...its easily forgotten
          zinc? :shock: I guess i need to do more homework on oil
          OO=[][]=OO Zinno 1989 325i

          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=257295

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            #6
            Nice! Looks like a red version of my car haha...

            Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
            Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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              #7
              is lip keeps throwing me off since its black and you expect every young noob to have a volo lip haha

              Looking good man, keep up the good work :up:
              Bronzit 4-door Swap Drifting somewhere
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              Updated 10/1

              Originally posted by StereoInstaller1
              Maybe 300 CANADIAN HP, thats like 225 US HP.

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                #8
                I am in love with your foedoe

                1991 BMW 318i (Old Shell RIP, Now Being Re-shelled & Reborn)
                1983 Peugeot 505 STI
                1992 Volvo 240 Wagon
                2009 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Sport 4WD

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                  #9
                  Good start! :up:

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                    #10
                    Clean car! Zinnio is really starting to grow on me...good luck!
                    sigpic'87 335i

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                      #11
                      Looks great! Nice find indeed! But ahh yess.. I remember the days hen I first bought mine an I wanted to fix every little problem.. Door trim; handles, locks.. Everything lol

                      Also, our engines need a ZDDP Additive compound; just read the label on the next oil purchase, and you should be good. It helps quiet up the sewing machine engine and lubricates engine properly while maintaining a zinc based burn which reacts with the engine metals better for greater engine longevity. If you plan on keeping this guy, you should grab some; Redline makes a good 5W30 ZDDP oil. Infant.. Redline makes the best oil for any part of the car..

                      If not, your good with Mobil 1 or Castrol stuff. I've always put 5w30 and then moved up to 10w40 Mobil 1 Full synthetic but some board members go as thick as 20w50 cause of their leaky engines. Good Luck!

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                        #12
                        Thanks everyone. Its nice to see some four door appreciation, it seems like almost everyone on here drives a coupe!

                        Originally posted by JinormusJ View Post
                        Also, our engines need a ZDDP Additive compound; just read the label on the next oil purchase, and you should be good. It helps quiet up the sewing machine engine and lubricates engine properly while maintaining a zinc based burn which reacts with the engine metals better for greater engine longevity. If you plan on keeping this guy, you should grab some; Redline makes a good 5W30 ZDDP oil. Infant.. Redline makes the best oil for any part of the car..

                        If not, your good with Mobil 1 or Castrol stuff. I've always put 5w30 and then moved up to 10w40 Mobil 1 Full synthetic but some board members go as thick as 20w50 cause of their leaky engines. Good Luck!
                        thanks for clarifying the zinc thing, i've heard good things about redline so i'll look into that
                        OO=[][]=OO Zinno 1989 325i

                        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=257295

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by JinormusJ View Post
                          Looks great! Nice find indeed! But ahh yess.. I remember the days hen I first bought mine an I wanted to fix every little problem.. Door trim; handles, locks.. Everything lol

                          Also, our engines need a ZDDP Additive compound; just read the label on the next oil purchase, and you should be good. It helps quiet up the sewing machine engine and lubricates engine properly while maintaining a zinc based burn which reacts with the engine metals better for greater engine longevity. If you plan on keeping this guy, you should grab some; Redline makes a good 5W30 ZDDP oil. Infant.. Redline makes the best oil for any part of the car..

                          If not, your good with Mobil 1 or Castrol stuff. I've always put 5w30 and then moved up to 10w40 Mobil 1 Full synthetic but some board members go as thick as 20w50 cause of their leaky engines. Good Luck!
                          20w50 is spec for an m20, isn't it?
                          The first car I ever rode in was an e30

                          Originally posted by Cabriolet
                          Wish you the best and hope you don't remember anything after 10pm.



                          1992 Mauritiusblau Vert
                          2011 Alpinweiss 335is coupe

                          2002 540i/6 Black/Black
                          2003 GSX-R 750 (RIP)

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                            #14
                            I found some ZDDP additive and put it in, maybe its just me but it seems quieter already
                            OO=[][]=OO Zinno 1989 325i

                            http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=257295

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                              #15
                              Welcome! Nice HAI!

                              (hot air intake)

                              Keep up the excellent progress!

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