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    I just put a price together for a m20 t-belt package if my shop would do it, $650. It's listed at 3.5 hours for just the belt but you have factor in seals and water pump, plus bleeding the cooling the system.

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      I think doing a timing belt/ water pump job is a right of passage into E30 life. If you can do it on your own, then most of the work that needs to be done on the car will be within reach and you will have that fun car you thought it was. If you cant do it on your own, then you are probably going to get frustrated with all the little shit that goes wrong and you will want to sell it and get a honda instead.
      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
        I think doing a timing belt/ water pump job is a right of passage into E30 life. If you can do it on your own, then most of the work that needs to be done on the car will be within reach and you will have that fun car you thought it was. If you cant do it on your own, then you are probably going to get frustrated with all the little shit that goes wrong and you will want to sell it and get a honda instead.
        This is pretty accurate. And honestly, as far as timing chain/belt jobs go... it's a pretty easy one.

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          Originally posted by kid325e View Post
          Also, not all car guys like to actually work on cars I don't pay others to work on my cars, just can understand why it's worth it to some.
          Fucking hate working on my own shit anymore. Don't ever make your hobby your job. I have little to no desire to finish any of my own projects anymore.
          Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
          503.967.3800
          '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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            Originally posted by Austin! View Post
            Fucking hate working on my own shit anymore. Don't ever make your hobby your job. I have little to no desire to finish any of my own projects anymore.
            That's why you have mine. Muahahaha!
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            1990 Brilliantrot 325i (Always a project)
            2015 Alpine 320xi (Daily)

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              Originally posted by KLiz90 View Post
              That's why you have mine. Muahahaha!
              -__________________-

              I think I've done more work to yours this year than I have all 3 of mine combined. LOL
              Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
              503.967.3800
              '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                Originally posted by Austin! View Post
                Fucking hate working on my own shit anymore. Don't ever make your hobby your job. I have little to no desire to finish any of my own projects anymore.
                Truth. Other than auto racing, I want nothing to do with cars anymore.

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                  Originally posted by Keith M View Post
                  Truth. Other than auto racing, I want nothing to do with cars anymore.
                  My red car and silver car will be my last E30 builds (unless another M3 falls in my lap, but I highly doubt that), and who knows if I will ever begin my '55 truck or '49 Olds coupe.
                  Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
                  503.967.3800
                  '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                    A few months ago there was an e30 track car on cl for 16k it was alpine turboed, had a useless cage, did that ever sell? Anyone on here?

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                      His name is "obrien" and it sold for full asking price.
                      Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
                      503.967.3800
                      '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                        Originally posted by Austin! View Post
                        Fucking hate working on my own shit anymore. Don't ever make your hobby your job. I have little to no desire to finish any of my own projects anymore.
                        Always wanted to be a tech. The way things worked out I became a Parts Manager. Looking back, i'm glad it went the way it went because I get to talk cars all day, never turn a wrench, and when i'm off work - that's all I want to do!

                        Funny when I was growing up I always wanted my hobby to be my job. Now I understand, that it can really work against you!
                        clutchCTRL!
                        Move with a purpose.
                        - 1991 325iX 4dr/5spd
                        - 1976 2002 SlickTop/2.7i M20/G260
                        - 2000 323i AT
                        2016 Mazda CX3 Sport AWD

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                          I wear a suit during the day and sit on r3v. I cant wait to get home to wrench and get dirty haha
                          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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                            I have no desire to fly airplanes on my days off.


                            Fuck that shit.

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                              Originally posted by mulletman View Post
                              I have no desire to fly airplanes on my days off.


                              Fuck that shit.
                              #firstworldproblems
                              Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
                              503.967.3800
                              '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                                Originally posted by Austin! View Post
                                -__________________-

                                I think I've done more work to yours this year than I have all 3 of mine combined. LOL
                                But at least he's all purdy and not clapped out now! :D
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                                1990 Brilliantrot 325i (Always a project)
                                2015 Alpine 320xi (Daily)

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