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    Originally posted by atjSanz View Post
    Hey I'm an E30 noob, and bought my first. A 1990 325is that was converted to a 5 speed. I have been slowly doing the maintenance. My question is how easy is it to to the valve adjustment? Would you guys recommend a certain shop it just DYI? I live in Ventura county so a little isolated from the e30 hub...I called jmp Autowerks and they quoted $150 out the door... Is that a good price?
    You can do the job yourself including the proper spring adjustment tool and feeler gauges for about $50. Watch a youtube video or two and you will get the idea. It's a job that seems a bit intimidating and subjective at first but it is very straightforward.


    However, I would always recommend JMP. And if that price includes the valve cover gasket, I'd say that sounds about right price wise.

    -NICK

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      Originally posted by atjSanz View Post
      Hey I'm an E30 noob, and bought my first. A 1990 325is that was converted to a 5 speed. I have been slowly doing the maintenance. My question is how easy is it to to the valve adjustment? Would you guys recommend a certain shop it just DYI? I live in Ventura county so a little isolated from the e30 hub...I called jmp Autowerks and they quoted $150 out the door... Is that a good price?
      If you don't mind the drive to Santa Clarita, we can take care of you at BimmerHeads for less than that $150 quote. Feel free to give us a call!
      BimmerHeads
      Classic BMW Specialists
      Santa Clarita, CA

      www.BimmerHeads.com

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        Originally posted by MR 325 View Post
        If you don't mind the drive to Santa Clarita, we can take care of you at BimmerHeads for less than that $150 quote. Feel free to give us a call!
        Hey by any chance is this your company's sticker, I saw the gear on your logo and it looked familiar... This sticker came with my car!
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          Originally posted by atjSanz View Post
          Hey by any chance is this your company's sticker, I saw the gear on your logo and it looked familiar... This sticker came with my car!
          It is! We only did a small run of them. Very cool.
          BimmerHeads
          Classic BMW Specialists
          Santa Clarita, CA

          www.BimmerHeads.com

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            Holy smokes, step into the politics & religion forum and.......... Oh dear, remind me to never go there again. There's a reason why I never bothered. :crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy:
            @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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              Someone left me a gift yesterday in a parking garage in Burbank. Fresh BMW emblem.

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                Originally posted by tonywonder View Post
                Someone left me a gift yesterday in a parking garage in Burbank. Fresh BMW emblem.
                Like someone left it laying on your car or something? :up:

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                  Originally posted by IRON-E View Post
                  Holy smokes, step into the politics & religion forum and.......... Oh dear, remind me to never go there again. There's a reason why I never bothered. :crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy::crazy:
                  I pop in there like ... :popcorn:

                  Originally posted by tonywonder View Post
                  Someone left me a gift yesterday in a parking garage in Burbank. Fresh BMW emblem.

                  that is AWESOME! ... I need a fresh roundel for my hood, I wish someone would leave me a gift like that!

                  Edit: Ed did you pop into the P&R hoping to see nudes of Stormy Daniels? tell the truth
                  Last edited by 2mAn; 04-24-2018, 09:51 AM.
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                    This is what I read at first
                    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                    I poop in there like
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                      P&R is a terrible, dark, stinky, cesspool.

                      But it's like one of those weird nasty smells that you can't stop smelling.
                      Originally posted by wholepailofwater
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                        Originally posted by tonywonder View Post
                        Someone left me a gift yesterday in a parking garage in Burbank. Fresh BMW emblem.
                        Means they want your e30
                        Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                        Edit: Ed did you pop into the P&R hoping to see nudes of Stormy Daniels? tell the truth
                        Lmfao..... I did.
                        Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
                        P&R is a terrible, dark, stinky, cesspool.

                        But it's like one of those weird nasty smells that you can't stop smelling.
                        Pretty spot on.
                        @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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                          Originally posted by tonywonder View Post
                          Someone left me a gift yesterday in a parking garage in Burbank. Fresh BMW emblem.
                          My Brother!
                          -Current-
                          90 325i Coupe - Alpinawei├č II
                          -Previous-
                          92 525i 5speed Touring - Diamantschwarz Metallic
                          03 540i Msport 6 Speed - Sterling Grau Metallic

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                            Originally posted by peetiewonder View Post
                            My Brother!


                            Really? Ill text when i install it. Thanks! Been working on a few things to get ready for cosmetic fixes and the emblem is definitely one of them.


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                              Originally posted by sileighty View Post
                              I'm planning on making it. Car runs decently now but I was told (and seems to me) that it's down on power lower in the rev range (2-3k rpm) and I think my fuel pump might go out on me. Should be fine for the cruise though
                              My car has a similar "issue" but I'm trying to reason whether the issue isn't really an issue because the car is just born with low power. Having said that, it's felt this way for a while, and I have recently replaced the fuel pump and filter, and no, those didn't change anything. Also replaced the cap & rotor recently. Nearly no noticeable difference, but good peace of mind. I'm thinking it's the MAF sensor. No I don't have vacuum leaks. But speaking of valve lash, maybe that could use some correction. A feeler gauge is pretty cheap, I've done it a number of times. Easy, just takes time and gentle hands.

                              Originally posted by MR 325 View Post
                              If you don't mind the drive to Santa Clarita, we can take care of you at BimmerHeads for less than that $150 quote. Feel free to give us a call!
                              Stealing business like a boss.

                              Originally posted by IRON-E View Post
                              I'll see you lads next sunday?
                              Originally posted by glnr13 View Post
                              I'm in
                              Nice!
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                                Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
                                Stealing business like a boss.
                                We charge less. That's all. :)
                                BimmerHeads
                                Classic BMW Specialists
                                Santa Clarita, CA

                                www.BimmerHeads.com

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