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    There's an early ETA at Wilmington right now :o

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

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      Yep, E30s show up every now and then. That's how I got my turn signal switch and my wiper relay as well as a few other things. Almost scored an Mtech 2 wheel once but it was gone, quick!

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        Found VAC seat brackets in a E39 at willmington.
        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

          Lkq can be pretty lame, but I cant complain I got my m54b30 for 250$
          I've been keeping an eye out for an m54b30 at lkq . What are some recommendations for pulling when pulling a used engine?
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            Originally posted by Mike36 View Post
            I've been keeping an eye out for an m54b30 at lkq . What are some recommendations for pulling when pulling a used engine?
            Wait for the 40% off weekend, that's how I got it for cheap. I pulled from a wrecked auto 530i. It was my first engine pull so I forgot to check for the signs of a blown motor, but if the car is crashed your probably good. The 3L are a bit rare and 3 people came by when we were pulling it on the sale weekend. So my recommendation is go right when they open if your trying to save money. Otherwise there's a few in the yard now.

            I used this guide:
            https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...g-a-M54-engine

            I also have a battery powered reciprocating saw. I used it cut the driveshaft and exhaust as well as any brackets that slowed me down. This tool save's tons of time.
            Bring a breaker bar and Torx socket set.

            My method to pull the motor was to completely remove the E39's bumper and core support. It's really easy on that car and everything unbolts. I then used the free crane to hoist the whole eng/trans out and the took off the transmission. They also require you to remove the headers because they have cats.
            try and save the harness, I didn't and it cost me 50$ on ebay.

            I went over to a E46 and took the intake boot off it and attached the E39 MAF so I got the right one.
            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 Mike36 View Post
              I've been keeping an eye out for an m54b30 at lkq

              There's at least 5 at Wilmington right now...

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

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                Looking for recommendation

                Hi guy, Do you know any e30 mechanic shop or person that you recommend in orange county area. I just moved from nor-cal. Feel lost to look for trusted shop around the new neighborhood.
                Appreciated.

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                  Whereabouts in OC?

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

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                    Funfzehn is in Orange, never been but heard good things.


                    Ezekiel 25:17
                    Current flame: E30 318iS Alpinweiss II slicktop / LSD - Joanne
                    The ex: E92 335i 6MT M-Sport - Betty
                    The heavy: 2001 4Runner SR5 Sport (3rd Gen) - Fred

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                      I work for Bullet Performance in Costa Mesa, we have tons of e30 experience.
                      Byron

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                        Looks like I misplaced all the hardware for my Euro bumpers. Anyone know where to find hardware/brackets besides ClassicEuroParts? $160 for their brackets is steep :shock:
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                          Just a friendly heads up, an 89 325i coupe is at the pick ur part in Stanton

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                            Originally posted by WestCoastEta View Post
                            Looks like I misplaced all the hardware for my Euro bumpers. Anyone know where to find hardware/brackets besides ClassicEuroParts? $160 for their brackets is steep :shock:
                            Im sure you'll find them! Keep looking
                            Simon
                            Current Cars:
                            -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                            Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                            Originally posted by Melon
                            Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                              Originally posted by TheRob View Post
                              Just a friendly heads up, an 89 325i coupe is at the pick ur part in Stanton
                              is it stripped or what :borg:

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                                Originally posted by LowR3V'in View Post
                                is it stripped or what :borg:

                                No idea, I got an alert on my phone. Its been in the yard since at least June 24th so there might be a few things left. Might try to head over on my lunch break and snag some stuff.

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