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    Originally posted by Jordan View Post
    With the hardware off the plate that's left me to finish working on the chassis harness I started on the weekend before. The ABS wheel speed sensor repair kit harnesses came in, and I also managed to find a solution for the dry rotted brake pad wear sensor harnesses which unfortunately are not available new.

    Pro tip, SRS harness wiring is the same size jacket as the brake pad wear sensor, but isn't made out of shit that dry rots. Damn wire colors are even the same. Since I'm removing SRS from this car I used that wiring as a donor to repair the brake pad wear sensor harness, sliding the rubber boots and hangers off the original junk and over the new.

    I wonder if this line can be used?
    https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...e/61121367674/

    It has an additional ground connector, though.



    Also, is there a cheaper substitute for the grommet 61611356460?


    Last edited by Vincenze; 06-12-2020, 10:23 PM.

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      That is the brake pad wear sensor repair harness for early cars, yes they have a redundant and altogether unnecessary ground that was eliminated on later cars. If it came with the tapered boots that interface with the struts I feel there would be a case to use it, but as it doesn't... I passed it over.

      There most likely is a more cost effective solution for the grommet, but then it wouldn't be correct. $25ea is a bit insane for what it is, but we don't use the C word around here sir.

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        Originally posted by Jordan View Post
        Old essentially dead Li-ion SI board batteries, only reading 0.6v each... Ordered new ones and soldered them in place of the old. FDK with the welded on tabs are a direct replacement.

        I think I need to change those 100 µF electrolytic capacitors as they often age badly.
        There is some battery drain coming from the fuse 21.

        Bavarian Restoration says that they change all transistors too, but transistors rarely go bad.

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          Jordan Will you ever dyno this thing? I’m very curious what a 2.1 M42 would make
          Simon
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            Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
            Jordan Will you ever dyno this thing? I’m very curious what a 2.1 M42 would make
            The engine (car) whatever has about 134 miles on it, so its not really at the point it needs to be dyno'd yet. I'm also still waiting on software for the engine as its still running on the stock chip until the break in is completed to my satisfaction. As it stands I haven't seen the car for at least 2 months, I left it in Jon's care while I plug away at other projects.

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              Saturday the E30 got to stretch its legs a bit. I didn't realize but really its been just shy of 3 months since I've seen the car, much less driven it so it was long overdue! A friend of mine was putting on a Vintage BMW car show not far from where the car is stored (Jon's place) so I went over and Jon and I caravanned over to the show. Needless to say the car drove superbly, and man it is just such a pleasurable car to cruise in. The odometer ticked up to 173 miles by the end of the day. We got quite a few looks on our way to the show rolling out 2x2 in cars you don't see 1 on 1. These photos were all snapped with the new iPhone 12 Pro Max, which I have to say really takes some beautiful pictures. The HDR video is also breathtaking, shame Youtube doesn't support Apples new codec for that yet, but I bet it will soon.

              Youtube Video (1080p/60 nonHDR) https://youtu.be/1a3s-ZePbOY




















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                Wow!

                Amazing!

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                  Crazy to think that this car one day was a flood victim. The depth and level of detail in this build is amazing.
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                    It's certainly a stunning result and it makes me happy that this build is completed, but I really do miss those detailed build posts where you'd fully disassemble something and put it back together. :-)

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                      that car is so clean!
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                      m52b28
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                      g260 (1987 325is 5spd tranny)

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                        Beautiful car!

                        The blanking plate you are using instead of the check control panel - is that an OEM piece?

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                          This build is amazing. This really shows how good an OEM build can look great without a ton of crazy mods. Its inspiration for sure.

                          What are your thoughts on the M42 engine? Clearly you have had a lot of different engines in various E30s so Id be curious of your impression.
                          -Nick

                          M42 on VEMS

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                            Originally posted by Glaede View Post
                            Beautiful car!

                            The blanking plate you are using instead of the check control panel - is that an OEM piece?
                            Thank you, I believe it is standard on all 318iS, which did not come with check control as a factory equipment.

                            Originally posted by wazzu70 View Post
                            This build is amazing. This really shows how good an OEM build can look great without a ton of crazy mods. Its inspiration for sure.

                            What are your thoughts on the M42 engine? Clearly you have had a lot of different engines in various E30s so Id be curious of your impression.
                            The factory does in most cases get it right, and on these cars as I've got older that becomes more and more clear.

                            I love the M42 for what it is. Relatively light, cheap, reliable and makes good power for its size. Of course its still god awful slow, but I also putt around in an 800hp daily driver so just about everything is. More power in a E30 is certainly welcome, but the car as is is a joy to drive. It doesn't feel underpowered and delivery is nice and smooth. Jon and I managed to line em up off a red light and even me still with the stock chip (no tune in place for the engine yet) I managed to get a solid 1.5-2 cars on him to 60 or so in his stock ~75k mile 318iS.


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                              That is a great description of the M42! Its lightweight and fun, but don't expect to be blown away by the power.

                              Im sure the stroker crank in yours is not hurting anything either!
                              -Nick

                              M42 on VEMS

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                                How many miles until it gets the chip? Would be interested to see dyno numbers once done
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