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  • delamaize
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    I'm still alive. my dumpster fire E30 is still alive, and still M60 swapped....
    Thought I'd drop in.

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  • e30austin
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    Originally posted by TobyB View Post
    kinda bored, not motivated to work on ANYTHING right now.
    yup, you're not the only one. had to change the clutch master (again) on my m5 a few weeks ago, that used up pretty much all the interest i had in working on cars for the year.

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  • TobyB
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    I'm fixing up the E46 donor- pathetically, I've had to get the stupid skuzzy thing
    to actually run well before I can strip it. I'm now an official MS43 noob. I can
    brick the DME faster than you can boot Scanner 1.4. Now I'm debating how
    much E46 to use- the ABS is kinda awesome if that's the sort of thing I want,
    but the DSC has to stay in the donor chassis.

    I wish I could blow ALL the airbags with the computer. But it doesn't look like
    that's an option, unless there's a secret verboten German kommand that I'm missing.

    I did manage to get the convertible top to comprehensively mangle itself- I was kinda proud of that.

    So, yeah, there, I've bump't this thred.

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    kinda bored, not motivated to work on ANYTHING right now.

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  • nando
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    Originally posted by 2mAn View Post

    Did you get a chance to ban that list of people I sent ya? lol
    I just laid down the ban hammer. let me know if I missed any..

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  • e30austin
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    Originally posted by Nairb View Post
    I've not had heat in my 318is for about 2 years. I decided to fix that this winter, because the damn car is SO cold to drive I can't enjoy it. Feels like I'm driving an ice block.

    So I researched the heater core and heater valve situation and I've replaced that + new aluminum pipes. Heater valve now operates as intended. Flushed and filled my coolant system which I've done about 30 or more times since I've owned this (damn) car - still no go on the heat. No overheating, needle is dead center at full hot. No warmth flowing through the pipes.

    So I looked behind the engine and noticed that the coolant hoses look slightly impinged, but no heat coming to or from the heater core. So that could be troublesome.

    I am going to remove my upper and lower intake manifolds and replace with new OEM heater core inlet/outlet hoses. Now that I've seen what the hoses look like, I don't think they are the original hoses. I think the culprit may be a blockage now in my secondary thermostat. I haven't yanked it out yet but the secondary looks to be quite pitted and who knows what the inside looks like. I know I may be able to probably clean it but - fuck it - I'll just replace it.

    So yeah.. so much work to this car in the last year. Just want to drive this damn thing! Can't wait for summer.
    FWIW, i have never put one of those atrocities back in. what a silly waste of time. eliminate it altogether, i bet you'll have working heat again. good luck!

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  • Nairb
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    I've not had heat in my 318is for about 2 years. I decided to fix that this winter, because the damn car is SO cold to drive I can't enjoy it. Feels like I'm driving an ice block.

    So I researched the heater core and heater valve situation and I've replaced that + new aluminum pipes. Heater valve now operates as intended. Flushed and filled my coolant system which I've done about 30 or more times since I've owned this (damn) car - still no go on the heat. No overheating, needle is dead center at full hot. No warmth flowing through the pipes.

    So I looked behind the engine and noticed that the coolant hoses look slightly impinged, but no heat coming to or from the heater core. So that could be troublesome.

    I am going to remove my upper and lower intake manifolds and replace with new OEM heater core inlet/outlet hoses. Now that I've seen what the hoses look like, I don't think they are the original hoses. I think the culprit may be a blockage now in my secondary thermostat. I haven't yanked it out yet but the secondary looks to be quite pitted and who knows what the inside looks like. I know I may be able to probably clean it but - fuck it - I'll just replace it.

    So yeah.. so much work to this car in the last year. Just want to drive this damn thing! Can't wait for summer.

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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by nando View Post
    We're facebook friends, lol. I can try to DM him.
    Did you get a chance to ban that list of people I sent ya? lol

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  • bmwm42
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    Strangely i do

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  • nando
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    We're facebook friends, lol. I can try to DM him.

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  • 2mAn
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    Yikes... even the PNW ChitChat Thread is dead....

    Does anyone up there have James' personal contact? Can someone reach out to him and have him check his PMs here!?

    JasonC

    e30austin

    nando

    Gregolas

    TobyB

    Curt Hayes

    kid325e

    Habla


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  • Curt Hayes
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    Originally posted by Metallated View Post
    Is r3v being excruciatingly slow for anyone else??
    Noticed the same thing myself.

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  • Wschnitz
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    Originally posted by Metallated View Post
    Is r3v being excruciatingly slow for anyone else??
    Thats vBulletin for you. Half the reason I barely come here anymore.

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  • Metallated
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    Is r3v being excruciatingly slow for anyone else??

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  • e30austin
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    Originally posted by StinkE30 View Post
    I agree I could’ve done better selling it if I took the time to “re-factory” it before selling. I ended up just including all the original wheels and parts with the sale, uninstalled. If anyone is curious I sold it for 3200, which I was happy to get considering the condition of the car. Not to mention every test drive the temp would sit hotter and the creaks and bangs when driving got louder. Definitely a ton of work needed that now I don’t need to worry about 😁.

    The s30 in the background is now my one and only money pit, and the only car I would choose over the e30.

    1972
    5 speed
    L28
    Originally a silver over red car (my dream combo, may induce vomiting I’m others, though). Now it’s black interior and was resprayed some GM white in the 80s

    Overall the perfect combo of early s30 but not too original that I would feel bad modifying it or maybe even cutting the fenders just a wee bit...
    god, that's fucking rad lol. i loathe silver, but silver with red is a game changer, for sure...

    white looks great on that car and it's cool to see one on the road as a driver!!! hope you have fun with it!!!

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