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Forum: M54 & S54 01-22-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By DesertBMW
Why would it be higher? You can buy a whole...

Why would it be higher? You can buy a whole running 2001 330i manual for $2k. M54 stuff is super cheap now, they are all over junkyards
Forum: M54 & S54 01-22-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By DesertBMW
I would guess it at $2000.

I would guess it at $2000.
Forum: General Technical 12-01-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By DesertBMW
I had this problem and one trace on the cluster...

I had this problem and one trace on the cluster board burned up, I soldered it back, fixed the problem. Also cluster board can be bad
Forum: M54 & S54 11-17-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By DesertBMW
Nice work

Nice work
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,351
Posted By DesertBMW
I got 4 E30s two with M52 swaps and two with M20....

I got 4 E30s two with M52 swaps and two with M20. Everything is better with M52B28, they are very cheap now, get better gas mileage, better power band, better throttle response, smoother idle, better...
Forum: General Technical 09-03-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By DesertBMW
Don't waste your money on any of them. Stock chip...

Don't waste your money on any of them. Stock chip is the best program for your E30. But people don't want to hear this, they just believe they will be faster if they waste their money
Forum: Alternative Tuning / W.A.R / Megasquirt / etc 08-29-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By DesertBMW
That is true, Alpha-N is your only option if you...

That is true, Alpha-N is your only option if you want to run ITBs without air box. I don't think Megasquirt will work sense you can't use MAP sensor anyway.


But even if you figure everything...
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 08-17-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By DesertBMW
Capacitors in the amplifier section are probably...

Capacitors in the amplifier section are probably bad by now. Common problem
Forum: 24V Engine Swaps 08-15-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,619
Posted By DesertBMW
So far I am the only person who has swapped N55...

So far I am the only person who has swapped N55 into E36 chassis, so I would say it is not common at all.
Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 07-30-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By DesertBMW
in hot climates you have to use mechanical fan

in hot climates you have to use mechanical fan
Forum: V8 Swap 07-29-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 40,680
Posted By DesertBMW
MarkD sucks

MarkD sucks
Forum: General Technical 07-01-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By DesertBMW
173 DME is bad for sure or chip is bad

173 DME is bad for sure or chip is bad
Forum: General Technical 07-01-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By DesertBMW
8mm means the insulation is 1mm thicker. It has...

8mm means the insulation is 1mm thicker. It has nothing to do with performance. Internal wire is the same.
Forum: M20 06-13-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By DesertBMW
I've had all 3 options in my car. I would say S52...

I've had all 3 options in my car. I would say S52 is the best option.

Don't look at the peak power but how the power is delivered throughout the rpm range. How much time will you spend on 6000rpm...
Forum: M54 & S54 06-09-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,651
Posted By DesertBMW
At the wheel, so about solid 260 hp with basic...

At the wheel, so about solid 260 hp with basic bolt ons, but it is not the HP that is impressive, it is the flat torque that starts way early
Forum: M54 & S54 06-04-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 18,651
Posted By DesertBMW
I would like to see engine bay photos

I would like to see engine bay photos
Forum: Photoshop & Media 05-27-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By DesertBMW
långsam

långsam
Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 05-26-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By DesertBMW
you guys should buy a proper scanner

you guys should buy a proper scanner
Forum: M54 & S54 05-26-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By DesertBMW
It won't fit. It won't work.

It won't fit. It won't work.
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted 05-25-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,681
Posted By DesertBMW
In the last 15 years I haven't seen a single...

In the last 15 years I haven't seen a single properly restored E30 that is on sale in the US. I did see few pristine condition ones but they were way up in price
Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 05-25-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By DesertBMW
proper scanner will find the problem quickly ...

proper scanner will find the problem quickly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=273EV7btc-w
Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 05-18-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By DesertBMW
There is original and well known HakenTT

There is original and well known HakenTT
Forum: M54 & S54 05-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,647
Posted By DesertBMW
Nice to hear that. And to know that I was right.

Nice to hear that. And to know that I was right.
Forum: M50/52 & S50/52 05-11-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,471
Posted By DesertBMW
looks good, just don't like the overspray

looks good, just don't like the overspray
Forum: General 5 Series Technical 05-05-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,628
Posted By DesertBMW
I fixed 3 radios like that on my E34, there are...

I fixed 3 radios like that on my E34, there are two belts that stretch out. And capacitors leak out.
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