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    1985 euro 323i ->327i (exhaust woes)

    I'm gonna go in reverse order =)


    headrests bitches
    remus exhaust
    oxblood door cards :p
    every damn light works. Peep the cities. PO swapped in the US lights.


    A bit about the car. It shifts great, it revs great, sounds great. In my opinion is looks great too. That being said there is a bit of work, like basically all e30's. I'm 99% sure it has no thermostat. It needs new exhaust manifold gaskets, and one of the rotors is warped. It could use a valve timing. I'm gonna do an oil and coolant change. The wheels and tires are brand new so those need to be balanced. Hopefully I can cut the rotor and balance the wheels at school. I think the battery may be on it's last whims but I have the other parts car now so that works out well! I'm bringing that one to storage on tomorrow, and I'm going to see if my friends and I can strip it to a roller in one month, with only 8 days off of work :D.

    There is minor damage to the driver side door, and the driver side rockers. Some day soon I'm going to bring it to a body shop and get quoted. This car is unbelievably clean besides those couple cosmetic blemishes. If I ever get to put it on a lift at school or when I jack it in my driveway I will take some underside pics. The suspension is all clean- the whole freakin body is all clean. The only rust is on top of the rear trailing arms and a bit it on the dif. I see it as "if the part can be replaced, it's OK" It's hard to replace a unibody lol.

    I hope you guys like this one!


    BMW tech
    Umass Amherst
    05 wrx sti

    #2
    Mmmmm I'm glad you bought it. Welcome to the euro e30 club ;) I'm very jealous of your rear fogs I will get mine going ASAP. Be expecting pms I'll need to see what wires go where as mine got cut :(


    1989 325is l 1984 euro 320i l 1970 2002 Racecar
    1991 318i 4dr slick top


    Euro spec 320i/Alpina B6 3.5 project(the never ending saga)
    Vintage race car revival (2002 content)
    Mtech 2 turbo restoration
    Brilliantrot slick top "build"

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      #3
      Nice euro 323i!!
      Projects Hartge,Alpina & AC Schnitzer Builds.http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=280601
      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=227993
      http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=289362

      DSC04926 by Raul Salinas, on FlickrDSC03413 by Raul Salinas, on Flickr

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        #4
        That's a big step up. Looks nice dude, congrats!
        2000 A4 1.8TQ | 1988 325is | 1976 280Z | 1953 CJ3B

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          #5
          How do you figure it's a SETA?

          1992 BMW 325iC
          1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
          1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 140hp

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            #6
            Car looks clean. Your car reminds me of mine but yours looks better.

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              #7
              Originally posted by ThatOneEuroE30 View Post
              Mmmmm I'm glad you bought it. Welcome to the euro e30 club ;) I'm very jealous of your rear fogs I will get mine going ASAP. Be expecting pms I'll need to see what wires go where as mine got cut :(
              Alright hopefully I can help =)

              Originally posted by e30m3s54turbo View Post
              Nice euro 323i!!
              Thanks!!

              Originally posted by rturbo 930 View Post
              That's a big step up. Looks nice dude, congrats!
              Thanks Rturbo, I look at my old one like "that thing is freakin gross!"

              Originally posted by JasonC View Post
              How do you figure it's a SETA?
              I looked up the cluster for a SETA and it appears I have the same cluster, and a regular e car wouldn't be able to rev as high as this engine if I researched correctly.



              Originally posted by efficient View Post
              Car looks clean. Your car reminds me of mine but yours looks better.

              Thanks efficient =) is yours euro too? I will have to check your thread later if you have one
              BMW tech
              Umass Amherst
              05 wrx sti

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                #8
                As far as I know, if it was a SETA it would not have the cold start injector or the ICV on the passenger side of the engine.

                Either way Im jealous of your euro bumpers.

                Instagram: Reichart12

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Reichart12 View Post
                  As far as I know, if it was a SETA it would not have the cold start injector or the ICV on the passenger side of the engine.



                  Either way Im jealous of your euro bumpers.

                  So it's a regular eta? Why the high redline? Gotta change the title lol rookie move!

                  Thanks for the info
                  BMW tech
                  Umass Amherst
                  05 wrx sti

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                    #10
                    I'm super curious now.. It say's 2.7 on the block but has a different cluster?
                    None of the m20b27's share the same redline as the cluster. Hmmmm
                    BMW tech
                    Umass Amherst
                    05 wrx sti

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                      #11
                      The cluster is most likely the original 323i cluster with the speedo swapped out. If you compare a i tach to a e tach, the red line is in the same spot but just the numbers are in different places.

                      Also this is a SETA tach, its an e28 but same readout as an e30


                      But anyways you did get a great deal on the car :up:

                      1992 BMW 325iC
                      1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
                      1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 140hp

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                        #12
                        1985 Euro 323i turned SETA

                        Originally posted by JasonC View Post
                        The cluster is most likely the original 323i cluster with the speedo swapped out. If you compare a i tach to a e tach, the red line is in the same spot but just the numbers are in different places.



                        Also this is a SETA tach, its an e28 but same readout as an e30





                        But anyways you did get a great deal on the car :up:

                        Thanks JasonC! The photo I saw on google was blurry and I thought the 5 was a 6! Do you think ut will redline at 4500?

                        I think I did pretty well too =)
                        Last edited by e30onBBSs; 09-13-2015, 05:03 PM.
                        BMW tech
                        Umass Amherst
                        05 wrx sti

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                          #13
                          That's awesome that you picked this up! Saw it on ne30.

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                            #14
                            Carphone is the best part

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                              #15
                              what wheels are those? i like them


                              1989 325is l 1984 euro 320i l 1970 2002 Racecar
                              1991 318i 4dr slick top


                              Euro spec 320i/Alpina B6 3.5 project(the never ending saga)
                              Vintage race car revival (2002 content)
                              Mtech 2 turbo restoration
                              Brilliantrot slick top "build"

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