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    #46
    yeah this thing is rad! I want to have an m30 car some day...
    1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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      #47
      I hope you can have it ready to join us in August for Drive 4 Corners!

      Sounds like at least 3 boosted cars there...

      www.drive4corners.com
      http://www.Drive4Corners.com

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        #48
        Thanks for the comments guys - It keeps me going!


        Originally posted by tschultz View Post
        I hope you can have it ready to join us in August for Drive 4 Corners!

        Sounds like at least 3 boosted cars there...

        www.drive4corners.com
        That's on my birthday! I use to go to CO every summer, it would be amazing to take the e30 out there. Ill make it goal to get her done in time.




        Work is progressing:

        It was running great, so logically I pulled the engine.






        The engine was assumed to be rebuilt and the plan was to slap a new gasket and studs on it. Upon pulling the head, I found some not so ideal surfaces and decided to send it out. After complete disassembly I found almost everything was original parts. Oil pump, bearings, rings, 10/12 rockers, 3 rocker shafts, 22/24 valve springs, and 12 eccentrics - all worn out of spec and tossed in the trash. To top it all off, the block was cracked at one head bolt hole and 2 other steam holes. Coolant-to-coolant passage so probably not doing any harm but I've got three blocks... and they're all cracked

        Now this one was cracked the least! Well least critical.. Looks like someone dropped it on the oil return channel - thanks.

        Ground it out - and gave it the JB weld. I give it a 90% success rate.









        The block is now currently in the shop getting a hone, line hone, deck, and ARP mains.

        On to the head:



        Pesky coolant leak









        0.004 skim and valve job
















        Up next, I wait for the block to return.. and work on the engine bay.

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          #49
          pretty awesome. There is something pretty cool about the M30. I just wish it had another cam and like twice as many valves.

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            #50
            Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
            pretty awesome. There is something pretty cool about the M30. I just wish it had another cam and like twice as many valves.
            lol but then itd be an s38
            I like how "classic" it is
            1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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              #51
              Originally posted by wworm View Post
              lol but then itd be an s38
              I like how "classic" it is
              I agree. it's a powerhouse when you push it too. Like an oversized m20.

              I always have wondered why the location of the air intake was positioned right over the exhaust manifold. Seems like that could potentially get really hot.

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                #52
                Y'all thought I forgot huh

                Well there was a five month line at the machine shop..

                So I bought a truck to keep me busy.


                But its back! Decked 0.006/line hone/cylinder hone/rods checked/crank polished

                This is a factory rebuild minus the ARP hardware.. with total of 0.010 removed the comp is probably a little over 9:1, stock goetze gasket. I didn't have the money to build this for boost so it will live a short life at 7-10psi untill it gets put in my E28 535 to live out its life NA (subsequently I will build the B34 for boost)



























                Sooooon

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                  #53
                  Looking soo good! M30s are great, happy you do it right. Love the heat insulation on the shock tower, too.
                  '85 Alpine Weiß 2-door with m20b30 ground up build

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                    #54
                    Awesome thread, great work! That fresh M30 sure is sexy


                    Bahama Beige E23 Project
                    Bluebird Bus Conversion
                    New Oregon Trail

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                      #55
                      Oh no I’ve fallen so far behind in this thread.. I’ve injured my hand and I cannot wrench so I will share my progress with you.
                      Now back in time 8 months ago:
                      The finished engine mounts


                      Updated LR throttle body
























                      My jetta broke so I found this gem in the meantime. What an upgrade. Needed the top end reseal, knock sensors and flex joint.







































                      OOOOPS
                      22 psi on 9:1 comp with 91 oct..
                      Engine took it like a champ.
                      Ended up swapping pistons and [[hooking up the ******* wastegate]]






                      Back together just in time for bimmerfest.. Drove 1200 miles two weeks after blowing it up.



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                        #56
                        Wow, huuge update. Glad to see it up and running! You gotta get us some footage of this thing driving when you can.

                        Hope the hand heals up well. Cheers.

                        Originally posted by 2mAn
                        The BMW V6 is the best

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                          #57
                          I thought this thread was dead. I am very glad to see I was wrong.
                          How to remove, install or convert to pop out windows
                          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=297611


                          Could be better, could be worse.

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                            #58
                            holy moly what an update
                            1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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                              #59
                              Let’s see a video Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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                              S52 BUILD


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                                #60
                                Glad to see this project alive. Keep up the good work
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                                https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=420591 5.3 LSA build in progress :devil:

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