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  • Stanley Rockafella
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    Anyone have some basketweaves with caps avail?
    Prefer a set of 14s
    If so, please let me know. Very interested

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  • e30austin
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    Originally posted by Curt Hayes View Post

    Just installed my semi-rebuilt z3m 3.23 diff with the finned cover and the garagistic second diff mount.
    The motorsport LSD comes without Belleville springs in it, so once the clutches wear a bit you lose preload and it’s an open diff until it’s under load.
    Bought parts from BimmerDiffs. New clutches, side bearings, Bellevilles, and a modified center side-cover to
    accommodate the addition of the Bellevilles. Took me a long time to get the thing together, but in the end it was super easy to get it all back together.
    I’d advise watching the install video for the secondary mount.
    Diff is nice and solid, runs quietly, and I now have a fully-functional LSD again.
    awesome. having a rebuilt differential is a great feeling!!!

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  • Curt Hayes
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    Originally posted by e30austin View Post
    awfully quiet in here, lately - hope you all are well
    Just installed my semi-rebuilt z3m 3.23 diff with the finned cover and the garagistic second diff mount.
    The motorsport LSD comes without Belleville springs in it, so once the clutches wear a bit you lose preload and it’s an open diff until it’s under load.
    Bought parts from BimmerDiffs. New clutches, side bearings, Bellevilles, and a modified center side-cover to
    accommodate the addition of the Bellevilles. Took me a long time to get the thing together, but in the end it was super easy to get it all back together.
    I’d advise watching the install video for the secondary mount.
    Diff is nice and solid, runs quietly, and I now have a fully-functional LSD again.

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  • e30austin
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    Originally posted by MortyCrock View Post

    I'm always well when you're around.
    aw, a man after my own heart. what a guy. see you at the company picnic.

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  • MortyCrock
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    Originally posted by e30austin View Post
    awfully quiet in here, lately - hope you all are well
    I'm always well when you're around.

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  • e30austin
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    awfully quiet in here, lately - hope you all are well

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  • vtechnik
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    Anybody here know if penatrant doubles as pest control? I'm trying to save a few bucks.

    20200508_132157 by Ben Chadwick, on Flickr

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  • Maybe Magpie
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    Hi friends! New PNW (seattleish area) e30 owner here, after wanting one for 20+ years I finally got my mitts on a nice e30, worked out a deal with the guy off Bringatrailer when the auction was withdrawn over a small kerfluffle. Dude was nice and it seemed like an honest mistake, I went into this knowing this car needs some work, it's 32 years old. It has something up with an oil leak and it might have a screwy head gasket, but I'm going to get that checked out on the 11th and have an appointment with a good shop in Seattle for some work (Prova Motorsport, Chris B is a good dude from everything I've heard and seems to know his stuff). If I gotta get it resurfaced or replaced, so be it, I wanna return this thing to totally mechanically functional. I'm also going to get the valves adjusted. It's had a bunch of work done already - timing belt, accessory belt, brakes and rotors, oil, transmission fluid, battery, front lower control arm bushings and rear sway bar end links, water pump, all replaced within the past year with part receipts or service history entries (PO was a car guy, did some work himself).
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    Speaking of function, It's slow to start on a cold start, but starts fine when it's already warmed up and runs smoothly at both in-town and highway speeds. It potentially has a head gasket issue, we're not sure - could be something else, fuel check valve is also a suspect. Either way it's something I'm gonna get taken care of. Windshield wiper pumps are busted, AC needs to be converted to R134a, but other than those issues it's a great little car that I'm quite happy with (albeit I've only had it a day and still have to register and etc. tomorrow).

    Right now this thing is a bone stock automatic 325is '88, but I might manual swap it someday when I have the money to get a Gertrag 260 (again with Prova if my experience is good with them on this head gasket thing) and I'm going to be putting Toyo Eclipse tires on these wheels when I get its head gasket issue worked out real soon (within a week, it needs new tires pretty bad anyway). I also wanna get some better shocks and springs, a Turner motorsport chip, and maybe an Mtech rear spoiler and BBS RSes someday when I have some spare scratch, but likely I'll just get used fill-and-drill E28 style 5 15"s because they're easier to find tires for than 14"s and the 15" 4x100 wheels off an iX are a bit pricey. I'll keep the 14"s for winter tires, and use the 15"s for allweathers or summer.

    Other than that (and some Garagistic goodies to stiffen up the body and add a cupholder) I'll probably keep it low-key and refrain from a more extensive bodykit or other such modifications. I like clean E30s so keeping it tasteful is important to me, I don't wanna do anything trashy to a nice example of one of these cars. There's some rock chipping up front but that doesn't bug me too much, even so I might get it touched up as a final detail once I'm happy with the build. Those roundel blue-and-white to black-and-silver things Turner has are also fun and tempting, I like black and silver as a combination. If I ever get this thing wrapped or something with a Hartge-inspired dealio (but thinner - the Hartge stripes are a bit too thick for me, but only by a little) I'd want silver on Schwarz or Diamondschwarz. Definitely don't wanna be one of those posers with an M badge or Alpina or Hartge logos on a car that isn't even close to any of those things though, lol. Just drawing on, not posing as.

    What do you all think? Good plan? Too much, too little?

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  • vtechnik
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    Clean car man, and congrats. Hope my wedding pics turn out similar. I already got the e30, I just gotta find the girl lol

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  • hotbascosauce
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    I havent logged into this forum in ages. I just received my wedding photos (2 months later) from our photographer. I thought I would grace you guys with this photo. I was trying to get the car resprayed before the big "I do" date, but the wedding budget wasnt in my favor.
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  • delamaize
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    Hey Guys, I'm still alive, and I still have the dumpster fire.
    Still doing some work on the Dumpster fire, It really needs tires right now, and I got a few other things to do. As of right now, it's still a runner/driver, but it's sketchy AF with the bald tired.
    If the Rona ends up pushing the Picnic later in the summer, I might make it. As of not, It's going on literally the same day I am flying to Germany to see my daughter.

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  • Ryann
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    Originally posted by AbeSonic View Post

    I do actually. PM me
    Hi Abe.

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  • vtechnik
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    Im still working during the covid but thankfully im managing to keep on top of my project. I just need to find the time to update my build thread.

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  • Gregolas
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    Originally posted by AlNwbmwfan View Post
    Does anyone have a suggestion for a good machine shop near south Seattle/Kent area? Will even go as far south as Tacoma.

    Thx!
    DG Machine in Auburn. Dale was looking to sell the business (not sure if he finally did) but if he is still around he does great work!

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  • AlNwbmwfan
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    Does anyone have a suggestion for a good machine shop near south Seattle/Kent area? Will even go as far south as Tacoma.

    Thx!

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