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    #61
    today i spend time in the engine bay. it was very dirty..

    i replace my valve cover gasket and the 4 little rubber sceal.











    the result is not crazy but it way more clean thant it was.

    since i planned on remove the engine next winter ( paint the engine bay and turbo setup ) i decide to only do a cleanup for this year.


    facebook remind me today my last e30.(325ix 1991)(it was my winter beater ) back in 2013. it was that car who bring me into the e30 and since i sold it ( in 2013 too) i miss it !
    i'm glad i'm back into the comunity !





    it was very clean ( brand new paint ) love the red color !

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      #62
      Wow love that IX, pretty damn nice for a "winter beater"
      Albie

      '86 325e Zinnoberrot /// '02 325ci Schwarz II /// '18 M4 Azurite Black Metallic ///

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        #63
        Originally posted by Iloveboost View Post
        Amazing work my man! Did you remove the intake manifold to paint it? What paint did you use for the valve cover [and if you painted the intake manifold]?
        Paynemw
        1986 Toyota 4Runner SR5 - Sold!
        the ebb and flow of 325is ownership - In RVA
        1988 BMW 535is - RIP but my dream BMW

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          #64
          Subscribed. How have I missed this thread. Great job OP. Keep up the good work.
          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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            #65
            That engine bay looks great! I'm also curious what paints you used?

            If you don't have it already you should get the 3 piece hood insulation. The one piece always droops and rubs a bright spot onto the intake. wouldn't want to wreck that paint :)

            And seriously that iX is beautiful! I don't think you're allowed to call it a beater, way too nice.
            "In God we trust. All others must bring data." -W. E. Deming

            /// 1987 325is /// Project Thread
            Past: 87 is, 88ix, 88 i, 87 ic, 89 ix, 17 others.

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              #66
              Thanks everybody !
              im pleased that you appreciate my work !

              for the valve cover I use VHT wrinkle black paint. For those who don’t know , it’s a little tricky paint but anybody can have the same result than mine .

              for the intake ... nothing special here . Since i just wanted to make the engine bay clean looking . I do not remove it .
              i have remove the intake box, IAC, rubber tube , than put aluminium paper all around the intake and directly spray it .
              I have use normal silver spray can paint .

              little trick here , aluminum paper is great to mask thing where there are plenty of complicated thing like the engine bay .
              instead of masking tape , the aluminium paper can ben remove in second ! when you tape every hose and wire one by one it a real pita to remove the tape ..!


              For my past IX , it was very clean on The exterior but less clean underneath. Water came Inside by one of many hole the floor has.... engine was little rough too .. I sell it because of that ..

              my 325is now was way cleaner than my past ix and now , my IS are very clean no rust no hole :)

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                #67
                i been busy in the past few days. but work is going good on the e30!
                i made some final thing before get the car back on wheel.

                - adjust the diff oil
                -engine oil change
                -oil brake flush + bleeding
                -put the wheel on
                -test drive it !





                it is so good to see the car back on the ground, and drive it ( only 1 KM ) but it was a blast haha !!

                i put back the car in the garage, wash it ouside and under the car ( dont want my brand new suspention/direction coponent to get dirty haha)

                jack up the rear and prep it for the paint

                sand the primer and shoot the gravel guard for an OEm look






                i will paint it thsi week.

                i have on the mail :

                new gront grill
                new depot smiley headlight
                new oem IS side skirt

                i cant wait to receive/paint/install my side skirt.!! it fit so well the car and make the look of the car more ''complete''

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