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Old 04-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #101
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good god i have never seen such a clean stock E30 like that. it looks like the prev owner bought it and never touched it hardly. looks fantastic for a DD dude!
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #102
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Latest updates:

A little blood....




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Fixing the brake lining solder and the temp gauge solder - and installing analog clock and new stereo











Rear trunk liner - that big ass sub is coming out of there (I had it lying around and am using it until the new one comes in)



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Old 04-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #103
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Great update. Does the analog clock replace the OBC?
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #104
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yea, I didnt think I would use the 13 button OBC - but I may pick one of those up at some point.

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with the headunit having a large clock I may go ahead and get the 13OBC
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:27 PM   #105
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for now the amp and sub are just sitting in there - I havent decided where to mount
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #106
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:24 PM   #107
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anyone with a facelift sedan or wagon want a hood? It is painted black sapphire and has the bulge from an M hood (aluminum) attached but needs to be redone

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Old 05-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #108
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I this thread. Damn I wish I had Stu's DIY skills, and money!
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #109
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I this thread. Damn I wish I had Stu's DIY skills, and money!
+1 Wish Stu could adopt me.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:45 PM   #111
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I had the JOY of rebuilding the left front driveshaft this weekend. I put the car up to look for source of oil drip/leak and noticed the left inner CV boot was torn completely. I had previously zip tied hoping to extend the life and I had ordered the boot kit from BMW. So, I cleaned all the grease I could find that had flung.

I removed the shaft in about 45min - no real hassles. Cleaned and inspected the inner and outer CV joints. Inspected the splines on the shaft, the hub and the diff. All look great.

I filled with new BMW supplied grease and new inner and outer boots, reassembled the shaft and prepared to install.

slipped right into diff...then came the HASSLE

I could not get it to slide all the way onto the hub.

I had already cleaned, sanded and cleaned again...then greased the two sets of splines...half way in...no go further

two days later and a few tries....I go out for a LONG bicycle ride, come back and immediately clean, sand, and clean again...the insert...finally all together

I have gone ahead and ordered the replacement boots for the right shaft. I drained and refilled the diff while apart, performed oil change, CLEANED a lot (but not all the cosmoline/oil buildup from bottom of engine/trans/diff/ transfer case, etc)

There is still alot to clean. I left it clean enough I hope to find the source of the oil leak.

I am guessing from reading here that I will be dropping the diff, subframe, steering rack, etc soon to reseal the oil pan.

Rear lic plate filler installed....found rust, the lic plate lights were barely holding in - I disrupted that rust and now the right light wont stay in...I guess I will have to cut out the bad and weld in new.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:48 AM   #112
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does PA have a CCA plate?
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:22 AM   #114
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #115
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^^^^ Dude thats so awesome, do you know if Florida has one???
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:25 AM   #116
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Thats the only one for BMW in PA.

Complete list of PA Specialty Plates here:

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Old 05-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #118
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:33 AM   #119
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here is FLAs




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