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    The DS bolts at the diff I used my ratcheting box wrench and my foot to break them.
    ACS S3 Build / Dinan 5 E34

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      Originally posted by TimeMachinE30 View Post
      The DS bolts at the diff I used my ratcheting box wrench and my foot to break them.
      I used the same tool actually, I find it hard to find places to use ratcheting wrenches but this was defiantly one of the places it was handy.


      1992 M tech 2 Convertible - S50 Swap
      1992 e34 Touring- S50 Swap
      1992 325i-S50 Swap (SOLD)

      1995 e36 M3 Mugello Red - S50 (SOLD)
      1991 325i Convertible Laguna Green (SOLD)
      1987 325i (SOLD);1992 M tech 2 Convertible (SOLD)
      1988 325i Convertible Alpine White (SOLD)
      1991
      Brilliantrot Convertible 80k Miles (SOLD)
      1992 325i Convertible Schwarz (SOLD)
      1992 318i Convertible Project-Finished (SOLD)

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        I got some Brand New Red Spark Plug wires the other day online during a sale. It's funny, when I owned my Mtech the car came with red spark plug wires installed and I always hated it. Somehow that hate turned into me wanting a set for my coupe and because of the sale I couldn't pass them up. To my surprise there made in Canada. Only two complaints, first was the wires weren't labeled by number so I had to do a continuity test with a Multi Meter to figure out which wire was for which cylinder. Secondly the coil wire was coming out of the wrong spot so I had to take the spark plug wire set apart and make the wire come out of the correct hole as pictured bellow, it was to short otherwise to reach the coil. Both not really big deals.







        Last edited by KIRIEIW; 03-26-2016, 07:27 PM.


        1992 M tech 2 Convertible - S50 Swap
        1992 e34 Touring- S50 Swap
        1992 325i-S50 Swap (SOLD)

        1995 e36 M3 Mugello Red - S50 (SOLD)
        1991 325i Convertible Laguna Green (SOLD)
        1987 325i (SOLD);1992 M tech 2 Convertible (SOLD)
        1988 325i Convertible Alpine White (SOLD)
        1991
        Brilliantrot Convertible 80k Miles (SOLD)
        1992 325i Convertible Schwarz (SOLD)
        1992 318i Convertible Project-Finished (SOLD)

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          Well today I rebuilt the whole front end. Brand new Lemforder control arms, bushings, inner and outer tie rods, and sway bar mounts. All it needs now is an alignment and it should be good to go! I also installed a Mtech cloth shift boot/ eBrake handle but no pics.

          EDIT: Note to self, installed at 121,383











          Last edited by KIRIEIW; 04-01-2016, 10:21 AM.


          1992 M tech 2 Convertible - S50 Swap
          1992 e34 Touring- S50 Swap
          1992 325i-S50 Swap (SOLD)

          1995 e36 M3 Mugello Red - S50 (SOLD)
          1991 325i Convertible Laguna Green (SOLD)
          1987 325i (SOLD);1992 M tech 2 Convertible (SOLD)
          1988 325i Convertible Alpine White (SOLD)
          1991
          Brilliantrot Convertible 80k Miles (SOLD)
          1992 325i Convertible Schwarz (SOLD)
          1992 318i Convertible Project-Finished (SOLD)

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            new suspension parts are always a treat! enjoy
            I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

            HOWTOs:
            DB vert plastic bumpers
            OEM Keys
            MTech1 docs

            88 ix Lach/Card
            91 ic Calypso 3.1
            86 Cosmo 2.7

            OEM+ or bust!


            reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
            TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
            e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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              I've barely driven the car since rebuilding the front end, sadly my rear wheel bearing failed so the car was just sitting around until I had time to fix it.. Which was today! Man this was a shit job to say the least, it was going so smoothly until it was time to punch out the hub. THANKFULLY Kronus gave me two extras, I had to literally cut mine out. I kept hitting it with a mallet for at least an hour, tried using a puller, absolutely nothing worked. Not to mention the inner race suck to the hub, It made it that much better I had a extra.

              As for pulling the bearing, I bought a eBay bearing puller kit for $63.45 shipped to my door. Lot's of people recommended buying a Harbor Freight kit, but they raised there prices to nearly $120.. Plus there would be tax, and in my case, $5 bridge toll to get to there closest location. Honestly, I think it's the same kit they sell in stores it looks identical.

              Onto the pics;










              Half of the old bearing still stuck inside,





              Last edited by KIRIEIW; 05-15-2016, 08:30 PM.


              1992 M tech 2 Convertible - S50 Swap
              1992 e34 Touring- S50 Swap
              1992 325i-S50 Swap (SOLD)

              1995 e36 M3 Mugello Red - S50 (SOLD)
              1991 325i Convertible Laguna Green (SOLD)
              1987 325i (SOLD);1992 M tech 2 Convertible (SOLD)
              1988 325i Convertible Alpine White (SOLD)
              1991
              Brilliantrot Convertible 80k Miles (SOLD)
              1992 325i Convertible Schwarz (SOLD)
              1992 318i Convertible Project-Finished (SOLD)

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                Should have done the sway bar bushings while you were taking apart the front!

                Looks like the same kit sold at nearly all the stores.. many of the master tool kits like you purchased I have found (brake caliper tools, thread restore kits, etc) to be the same provider with dozens of companies simply rebranding them.
                ACS S3 Build / Dinan 5 E34

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                  Originally posted by TimeMachinE30 View Post
                  Should have done the sway bar bushings while you were taking apart the front!

                  Looks like the same kit sold at nearly all the stores.. many of the master tool kits like you purchased I have found (brake caliper tools, thread restore kits, etc) to be the same provider with dozens of companies simply rebranding them.
                  I've got a set of these installed :D
                  https://www.iemotorsport.com/bmw/E30...wybrpvtmt.html

                  Totally agree with the rebranding part, I'm sure that's what Harbor Freight and other company's are doing with some of there items. I haven't bought a cheap tool in the past 3 years (I've been slowly buying a few Snap On ratchets and sockets lately) but I have to say for what I payed it was definitely a good tool for the job, I don't think I could have changed the bearing with out it. If anyone out there reads this and needs to do wheel bearings on there car without paying a shop/ don't have a bearing puller, I recommend the kit.


                  1992 M tech 2 Convertible - S50 Swap
                  1992 e34 Touring- S50 Swap
                  1992 325i-S50 Swap (SOLD)

                  1995 e36 M3 Mugello Red - S50 (SOLD)
                  1991 325i Convertible Laguna Green (SOLD)
                  1987 325i (SOLD);1992 M tech 2 Convertible (SOLD)
                  1988 325i Convertible Alpine White (SOLD)
                  1991
                  Brilliantrot Convertible 80k Miles (SOLD)
                  1992 325i Convertible Schwarz (SOLD)
                  1992 318i Convertible Project-Finished (SOLD)

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                    Originally posted by KIRIEIW View Post
                    I've got a set of these installed :D
                    https://www.iemotorsport.com/bmw/E30...wybrpvtmt.html

                    Totally agree with the rebranding part, I'm sure that's what Harbor Freight and other company's are doing with some of there items. I haven't bought a cheap tool in the past 3 years (I've been slowly buying a few Snap On ratchets and sockets lately) but I have to say for what I payed it was definitely a good tool for the job, I don't think I could have changed the bearing with out it. If anyone out there reads this and needs to do wheel bearings on there car without paying a shop/ don't have a bearing puller, I recommend the kit.
                    The brake caliper master kit I ordered from Amazon (IIRC $30), folks recognized as the Snap-On set.
                    ACS S3 Build / Dinan 5 E34

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                      Well today I decided to do another transmission fluid change. I say another because the last one I did was about 30k miles ago. This time I spent a little extra and bought Redline fluid. Lucky for me though, Napa Auto Parts gave me a slight discount because of my work. Ended up being $33.11 for two quarts which wasn't that bad I guess.





                      1992 M tech 2 Convertible - S50 Swap
                      1992 e34 Touring- S50 Swap
                      1992 325i-S50 Swap (SOLD)

                      1995 e36 M3 Mugello Red - S50 (SOLD)
                      1991 325i Convertible Laguna Green (SOLD)
                      1987 325i (SOLD);1992 M tech 2 Convertible (SOLD)
                      1988 325i Convertible Alpine White (SOLD)
                      1991
                      Brilliantrot Convertible 80k Miles (SOLD)
                      1992 325i Convertible Schwarz (SOLD)
                      1992 318i Convertible Project-Finished (SOLD)

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