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  • prisonerofdoom83
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    Originally posted by IRON-E View Post

    Look, I ended up getting a dash cap, left it exposed to the sun on over the dash with books and magazines on to weigh it down, so it would form correctly.
    I haven't officially put it back on yet, but I'm going to use a layer of fabric under it and add some velcro squares as per installation recomended.
    One of my other e30 buddies did just that and it looks great on his 84'. I was so impressed that I went ahead and bought into it. Wish me luck and I'll report once it's on all the way.
    I’ve seen what looks like a flocked dash cap didn’t look bad . I think I’m just going to go with the vacuum formed restoration . It’s a 5 month wait and 1900$ yes I know it’s a lot but I feel that’s the only way it will be right . I just finished the rest of my interior and the dash cracked .

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by IRON-E View Post

    Simon, you still in Inglehood? I'd like someone handy that could help me with a small project on the dirty.
    yessir HMU or lets chat on Friday

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  • IRON-E
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post
    Anyone near Inglewood have a small compressor I can borrow AND/ OR a Leak Down Tester? I am trying to sell this motor and if I have to buy the tester I will but really dont have a use for a small compressor so Im hoping to avoid also buying that. If you have both, let me know your terms to borrow it and what it will cost me lol

    Thanks
    -Simon
    Simon, you still in Inglehood? I'd like someone handy that could help me with a small project on the dirty.

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  • IRON-E
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    Originally posted by prisonerofdoom83 View Post
    My dash finally cracked idk what to do
    what are the options?
    a brand new one is not likely to be found
    1500-2k rewrap is what I’ve been finishing so far
    swap a 700-1k used dash thats going to crack probably soon anyway isnt looking like the right thing to do
    dash cap ehhh
    let it be and dash mat it
    Suggestions from you guys would be nice
    Look, I ended up getting a dash cap, left it exposed to the sun on over the dash with books and magazines on to weigh it down, so it would form correctly.
    I haven't officially put it back on yet, but I'm going to use a layer of fabric under it and add some velcro squares as per installation recomended.
    One of my other e30 buddies did just that and it looks great on his 84'. I was so impressed that I went ahead and bought into it. Wish me luck and I'll report once it's on all the way.

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  • prisonerofdoom83
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    My dash finally cracked idk what to do
    what are the options?
    a brand new one is not likely to be found
    1500-2k rewrap is what I’ve been finishing so far
    swap a 700-1k used dash thats going to crack probably soon anyway isnt looking like the right thing to do
    dash cap ehhh
    let it be and dash mat it
    Suggestions from you guys would be nice

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  • 2mAn
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    Anyone near Inglewood have a small compressor I can borrow AND/ OR a Leak Down Tester? I am trying to sell this motor and if I have to buy the tester I will but really dont have a use for a small compressor so Im hoping to avoid also buying that. If you have both, let me know your terms to borrow it and what it will cost me lol

    Thanks
    -Simon

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  • uhhrace
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    Originally posted by Chilezen View Post

    Nice dude. I'm up in MoVal. I don't know of many cars out here in the IE.
    I've got one e30 I see driving around my neighborhood, but yeah it's pretty dry out here.

    Originally posted by IRON-E View Post
    Do you have 24lbs injectors? Also do you have the bigger 3.5" MAF?
    I have the TRM tune for 91 octane on my s50. Love every bit of it.
    I've got pink top injectors, I believe those are 21.5lb? I do have a 3.5" MAF, I believe from a 740 or 540.
    The car won't start with the MAF plugged in. Plugged the MAF in while the car is idling, and it dies on throttle input.
    I've got a chip from Turner, spent ~6 months trying to diagnose a no start issue, rewired the engine with a new harness, bought a new DME, only to find out the chip itself was the issue.
    The car starts and drives with the stock chip, but it's obvious it's not tuned right, the engine is getting more air than it thinks it is.

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    I'm impatient, so I've been taking the car out for a couple drives.
    Forgot the oil return line on the CCV so it's pissing oil. Drives good though.

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  • mkcman17
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    Originally posted by IRON-E View Post

    Let me ask on FB
    Got it covered, thanks Ed

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  • DatUtahGuy
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    Originally posted by mkcman17 View Post
    anyone have a set of bottlecaps or whatever with roller quality tires? Just bought a car in a field and the tires are mangled
    Junkyard should have what you are looking for if you can't find anything on here or FB. Also try OfferUp. I have a set of 15" style 5's but they are 5 lug and have no tires

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  • IRON-E
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    Originally posted by mkcman17 View Post
    anyone have a set of bottlecaps or whatever with roller quality tires? Just bought a car in a field and the tires are mangled
    Let me ask on FB

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  • mkcman17
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    anyone have a set of bottlecaps or whatever with roller quality tires? Just bought a car in a field and the tires are mangled

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  • DatUtahGuy
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

    and besides that... that smile... that charm.... nobody will turn him away
    much moist, keep talking

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  • IRON-E
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    Do you have 24lbs injectors? Also do you have the bigger 3.5" MAF?
    I have the TRM tune for 91 octane on my s50. Love every bit of it.

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  • Chilezen
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    Originally posted by uhhrace View Post
    Hi all, don't think I've actually introduced myself here yet. My name is Race, this is my 1989 325iA out of Temecula.
    Nice dude. I'm up in MoVal. I don't know of many cars out here in the IE.

    I think you should post your S52 questions in the 24V swap subforum, they'll be able to help you out.

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  • uhhrace
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    Hi all, don't think I've actually introduced myself here yet. My name is Race, this is my 1989 325iA out of Temecula.
    S52, ZF320, 2.93S, 2x Confetti Recaros, 15x8 TE37, BC coils, no-crack dash.

    Got the car back from the exhaust shop the other day, trying to figure out how to upload a video for you guys.
    Car still needs a couple vacuum and coolant leaks to be cleaned up.
    Motor is idling pretty rough and has considerable rev hang, think I need a tune for the 3.5 intake and M50 manifold?
    I'll garage align the car sometime next week and work on breaking the clutch in, then I can actually DRIVE drive the car.
    Excited to actually get this car out of the garage that it's sat in for the last three years and spend some time on the road.
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    Last edited by uhhrace; 06-14-2022, 11:13 PM.

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