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    What's a good rim refinishing place in LA?
    91' 318is 90' 325is

    Originally posted by Sonny
    Buy the E30s, they ain't gonna last long
    E30 can make you, E30 can break you
    "He who controls the Nova's, controls the Boomers"

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      Originally posted by Motheye99 View Post
      What's a good rim refinishing place in LA?
      Tru-Wheel in North Hollywood.
      BimmerHeads
      Classic BMW Specialists
      Santa Clarita, CA

      www.BimmerHeads.com

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        Any e34 masters here that can help me with a few different random odds n ends on my 525i ? Anything from the infamous ‘seat twist’ to recapping the CM5903 Radio, also the M50 looks like it’s leaking oil in random places. Car has 117k miles
        '88 325i cabbie royal blau
        '91 325i cabbie calypso rot
        '92 318i cabbie laguna green
        ~I like all my b!tches topless ;-)~

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          Originally posted by MR 325 View Post
          Or BimmerHeads. ;) Closest isn't always best.
          true, just got off the phone with you guys - JD

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            My head gasket is leaking oil down the passenger side (a common leak, I'm told). So instead of merely replacing the gasket, I bought all the gaskets & seals and water pump & belt to complete the job (from Bimmerheads, thanks guys!).

            But I thought, why stop there, and put the dirty cylinder head back on? So I bought another head to rebuild. It's now disassembled, all cleaned up and ready to be machined, but something came up...

            A friend had a motor for sale. So I bought that. I bought an s52 long block. It needs a rebuild, which I'm not afraid to do.

            With the change of plans, I'm not sure if I should hold onto the stripped M20 head, finish rebuilding it, and put it on the M20 when it comes out of my car, or... just sell it off to fund the new build now.

            I'll ponder, and suggestions are welcome.

            Currently building a badass coffee table
            Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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              I'm beginning to reconsider switching to OBD-I, and keeping it OBD-II. I'm reading that it's not really worth the extra trouble if you know what you're doing.

              Thank you r3v for all your useful information hidden everywhere!

              Currently building a badass coffee table
              Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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                Originally posted by Chilezen View Post
                I'm beginning to reconsider switching to OBD-I, and keeping it OBD-II. I'm reading that it's not really worth the extra trouble if you know what you're doing.

                Thank you r3v for all your useful information hidden everywhere!
                Thank you for using the search tool bar.

                BTW, get your hands on the correct brake booster for the swap.
                @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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                  OBD1 is ok because it's simple and a little less of a pain these days if you want to get the car BAR legal, but OBD2 is pretty nice for diagnostics, and overall better engine management.

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                    Happy 3/25 Day
                    Last edited by Chilezen; 03-25-2019, 09:03 AM.

                    Currently building a badass coffee table
                    Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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                      Just dragged this pig home over the weekend. Twin turbo + AWD for $5k. The idea is for this to replace my Abarth for DD purposes to help fund my E30 goals :crazy:

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                        I vote OBDI. OBD II over complicates things TBH. I'm not talking about the implementation but having to be a slave to the Check Engine light and dealing with things like Smog pump, 4 O2 sensors and having the correct exhaust, etc, etc is a pain in the ass and is unnecessary in a swapped E30. It's been a constant battle on my E39 with smog pump, cam sensors (although I changed it twice the light still comes on), O2 sensors, gas cap seal. A check engine light that won't turn off is like a death sentence for cars in CA which is why you see so many from those particular years in good shape in the junkyards. Maybe it makes sense if you have an entire donor car that was a known good driver, otherwise I wouldn't bother.
                        "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

                        85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
                        88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
                        89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
                        91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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                          *cough* M20B31 *cough*
                          Simon
                          Current Car:
                          -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                          -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                            Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
                            *cough* M20B31 *cough*

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                              cant wait to build my M20B28...
                              Simon
                              Current Car:
                              -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                              -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                                Where can I find the group of guys who will drop what they're doing and go for a drive in the middle of the night?

                                Currently building a badass coffee table
                                Random stuff on insta @kevanromero

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