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    The Ebola 30

    Purchased this gem in January 2018. Ive been on the hunt for a "cleanish" E30 for the past year 1/2 to 2 years but living in Iowa they are either completely rusted, beat to hell, or way out of my price range.

    Here are pics from the previous owner took.




    And here it is the day I drove it home with the bottle caps and studded snow tires installed. There is sat until I was able to make space in my garage (until the snow was gone so I could park my E90 outside).

    Last edited by MB07; 03-30-2018, 07:10 PM. Reason: Switched to Imgur
    2009 BMW 328i xDrive (Daily/winter drift king)
    1987 BMW 325i (Currently torn apart)
    Instgram: @Ebola.30

    #2
    pics arent working...
    1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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      #3
      Blue balls
      sigpic

      1999 528it - Daily Driver “Dad Wagon”
      1991 325is - 2.8L Budget Stroker Garage Slut
      1991 318is - Sold
      1986 325 - Sold

      Instagram - Lamoursum

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        #4
        Simon fixed the pictures, thanks dude.

        I switched my hosting from Photobucket to Google Photos and am having trouble with the host URLs. I needs my own hosting server, this is ridiculous ...:down:
        2009 BMW 328i xDrive (Daily/winter drift king)
        1987 BMW 325i (Currently torn apart)
        Instgram: @Ebola.30

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          #5
          Imgur
          sigpic

          4 doors.. so much room for activities!

          IG @bluebombr

          Transaction Feedback:

          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=323622

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            #6
            Here is a shot of the engine bay. I took it to a local BMW shop and had it put on a lift so I could see where to start. The underside was almost completely covered in oil and grime. The engine appeared to be leaking from the oil pan, head gasket, valve cover gasket, and cam gear gasket. Basically leaking from almost every gasket it could leak from (my wife compared my car to the ebola virus, hence the cars nickname).


            The previous owner did decent maintenance on the car. (Example: replaced water pump but didn't bother to do timing belt. Replaced valve cover but didn't bother to check valve clearance. Etc.)
            So I bought a lot of replacement parts from FCP Euro.
            Last edited by MB07; 03-30-2018, 07:13 PM. Reason: Switched to Imgur
            2009 BMW 328i xDrive (Daily/winter drift king)
            1987 BMW 325i (Currently torn apart)
            Instgram: @Ebola.30

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              #7
              Originally posted by ncsubowen View Post
              Imgur
              I may try that if Google doesn't pan out.
              2009 BMW 328i xDrive (Daily/winter drift king)
              1987 BMW 325i (Currently torn apart)
              Instgram: @Ebola.30

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                #8
                Snow finally melted and was able to drive this thing down to my place and begin fixing the leaks. Also bought a Thule bike rack on Craigslist for cheap.


                First things first. Remove that terrible tint banner. They were cool when I was in high school.


                Next I started removing the pin striping. I guess it used to be red pin striping but someone painted white over the top? This is kind of strange. Oh well, the extra thickness made it a little easier to remove it. Also found out someone tried re-clear coating the back quarter panel of the car because they clear coated right over the pin striping. Awesome.


                Removed the hood to getting more room to work on the engine. Made good use of the bike rack.
                Last edited by MB07; 03-30-2018, 07:18 PM. Reason: Switched to Imgur
                2009 BMW 328i xDrive (Daily/winter drift king)
                1987 BMW 325i (Currently torn apart)
                Instgram: @Ebola.30

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                  #9
                  Coolant drained. Radiator and fan out. I cannot believe how much coolant these things have in them! Good grief.






                  This explains why I wasn't able to relieve the tension on my AC Compressor. Looks like it has smokers lung!
                  Last edited by MB07; 03-30-2018, 07:23 PM. Reason: Switched to Imgur
                  2009 BMW 328i xDrive (Daily/winter drift king)
                  1987 BMW 325i (Currently torn apart)
                  Instgram: @Ebola.30

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                    #10
                    Small update. I was digging around looking for other random treasures the previous owner may have left in the car. That led to the glove box to see which ECU I had. Low and behold it looks like someone updated my DME! This makes me super happy!


                    Reason for lack of updates is my dog hurt her back (typical for dachshunds) and between pain meds and laser treatments it is consuming all my "fun money". Such is life. Here is a pic of her after her ER visit.
                    Doggo is druggo.
                    Last edited by MB07; 03-30-2018, 07:24 PM. Reason: Switched to Imgur
                    2009 BMW 328i xDrive (Daily/winter drift king)
                    1987 BMW 325i (Currently torn apart)
                    Instgram: @Ebola.30

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                      #11
                      lmao at that fucking dog pic
                      Originally posted by wholepailofwater
                      Q
                      :devil:


                      WTB: Dove Grey e36 Front Door Panels (2 door)

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                        #12
                        looks like she is taking a selfie lol
                        Best wishes to her! My family had a dachshund for almost 12 years and that was one lucky dog. One day her back legs quit working and my dad had to build her a wheelchair using the wheels off my old scooter. After taking steroids for about a month she just randomly got up and started walking one day, never seen a dog so happy. Hope all goes well.
                        1990 325iX - sterlingsilber metallic
                        1991 325i - lazurblau metallic



                        Originally posted by delamaize
                        E30 = Lego for men.

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                          #13
                          maaaan I cant see pics of the dog
                          1984 Delphin 318i 2 door

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by wworm View Post
                            maaaan I cant see pics of the dog
                            But you can see the pics of the car?
                            2009 BMW 328i xDrive (Daily/winter drift king)
                            1987 BMW 325i (Currently torn apart)
                            Instgram: @Ebola.30

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                              #15
                              Posts #8 and 9 are the only ones with working photos for me.
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