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    E30 Touring - third heart transplant

    This is my new daily,
    a 1993 BMW 316i Design Edition Touring, Roadtripped it back home from Dresden (im from South Bavaria)

    Bought it from the second owner, who replaced parts like:
    • swap to M3 Steering Rack,
    • new Suspension
    • new Brakes
    • new control arms
    • new seats
    • engineswap M40B18
    and many more.

    Changes i did to the car:
    • M Tech 1 Steering wheel
    • Becker Navigation System
    • fixed the central locking unit
    • removed rust and conserved the body
    • repainted the whole body
    • 7.5x16" & 9x16" wheels from a mini
    After that i changed back to the original suspension in the rear, got it registered and inspected. Drove it for two months, did a Roadtrip to Zell am See and Saalfelden twice. When returning from my last trip the engine self destructed. The intake valve of cylinder 1 fell out the cylinderhead and it's remains ruined all cylinders & pistons. After that i bought a used M42B18 from a E36 318ti from 1995. The swap was a simple plug&play (except for the EWS2)



    #2
    Some pictures from restoring process

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      #3
      Looks very nice! I like that interior. The M42 is a great engine, but I may be biased. :)

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        #4
        And now for the engineswap. This will be the third time it has been replaced!
        It's a BMW M42B18 from a 1995 E36 318ti with OBD1 EWS2. Exhaust will be made soon. currently im trying to fabricate a mount for the harness and the coilpack from alloy.
        Also a picture from the sideview of the touring with the lowering springs in front an OEM suspension in the rear.

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          #5
          Nice Touring!

          What size are the wheels and tires? Something looks odd about them. Im also not a fan of black wheels, especially on dark colored cars. To each his own, but any thoughts on getting them refinished in silver?
          Simon
          Current Car:
          -2002 MR2 Spyder


          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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            #6
            7.5x16" & 9x16" wheels from a mini
            Tires a stretched. 195 in the back i think...
            Not sure about the offset right now. But they work without spacers and are not rubbing.

            Wont refinish them as i plan on getting completly different wheels

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              #7
              Not a bad size wheel, but definitely tires that are too small...

              What are the dream replacement wheels?
              Simon
              Current Car:
              -2002 MR2 Spyder


              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                #8
                Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                Not a bad size wheel, but definitely tires that are too small...

                What are the dream replacement wheels?

                215/45R16 on some 7,5x16 Lenso BSX in silver.
                Attached Files

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                  #9
                  Purrrfect
                  Simon
                  Current Car:
                  -2002 MR2 Spyder


                  Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                    #10
                    That'll look classy.

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                      #11
                      Yes, originally i had the 15" BBS Kreuzspeichen(as seen in my first post) which i sold for cheap to another E30 owner who had to get his car inspected and needed them for his historical vehicle license. Currently i could get a set of Borbet A's in 7,5x16" which need new paint... I will probably buy them next week after work, they're only 80€

                      Currently im looking forward to receiving my mail. I ordered a replacement Chip for my 590 DME which cranks but doesn't inject fuel (spark is there) and for a K&N 57i Filter Kit that i ordered.

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                        #12
                        I see you had to cut out a piece of the quarter panel due to rust. Did you spot weld sheet metal then bondo it? or is there a way to fix that with fiberglass (for those of who don't have access to a welder)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by finnmole View Post
                          I see you had to cut out a piece of the quarter panel due to rust. Did you spot weld sheet metal then bondo it? or is there a way to fix that with fiberglass (for those of who don't have access to a welder)
                          Not only one spot, but about a square meter /15 square inch of sheet metal! The corners under front fenders, some spots on the rear and in the front too. It was spot welded and i did not do the job myself. I can only stick weld stuff that's thicker than 3 mill.
                          DO NOT BONDO ANYTHING ON THE CAR I SWEAR! Wont hold for long i suppose. And think about the stability of the car...
                          The only time i used anything else than welding was on my M52Tu conversion where i fixed a hole in the oilpan with JB-Weld. Still no leak there.

                          Oh and for the wheels question. In the meantime ill be sticking some money to Borbert A's i mentioned a post above finnmole's. will drive them with 205/45/16 tires.

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                            #14
                            Love the color of this car and great updates so far! keep it up!

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                              #15
                              Thanks!
                              Engine finally idles! Put the fuelline on the wrong way.. So it's time to get the exhaust made :)

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