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Old 09-19-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Pics of new to me 330i/6 featuring jealous E30

Just picked this sucker up, love it to death. I drove it back to back with some E36M sedans which were faster, but I felt that this was the better overall car so I snatched it up.









E30 is still creeping out looking jealous (warped head)





I weighed it yesterday, 3300lbs on the dot. All stock, half tank of gas, 50.2/49.8 weight balance. Kudos, BMW.

(horrible bumper alignment, it was hit in the front, frame is straight. I'll fix it when I get around to it)


3300lbs (without me in it)


50.2% on the front axle.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Nice pick up, that's a great car!
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:56 AM   #3
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Sweet. Pretty clean M-tech I (minus the little accident up front).

Weigh my sedan next!
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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cool scales

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #6
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Very nice! The M-Tech silver facelifts look extremely clean the way they are shipped. I don't know that any other color compliments the kit as much as the silver.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #7
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Thanks all, it's pretty much everything I wanted in a car. It's not fast in a straight line, but the engineering behind the car is evident everywhere and it pretty much does everything really well and is an awesome dd.

I am going to fix a few things and then hopefully pour money into making the E30 faster before I start modifying this thing, if I ever really do. I feel like this is a car that does everything so well if you start modifying it you just sacrifice one quality for more of another.

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Sweet. Pretty clean M-tech I (minus the little accident up front).

Weigh my sedan next!
I just gave the scales back, but I think you turned your car into a porker with those huge boat anchor wheels and brakes and that useless iron block.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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that was random. Wasn't expecting to see someone own a car scale...lol
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:31 PM   #9
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Thanks all, it's pretty much everything I wanted in a car. It's not fast in a straight line, but the engineering behind the car is evident everywhere and it pretty much does everything really well and is an awesome dd.

I am going to fix a few things and then hopefully pour money into making the E30 faster before I start modifying this thing, if I ever really do. I feel like this is a car that does everything so well if you start modifying it you just sacrifice one quality for more of another.



I just gave the scales back, but I think you turned your car into a porker with those huge boat anchor wheels and brakes and that useless iron block.
Darnit, lol.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:16 PM   #11
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i was driving around and found some random weighing station off a closed road, drove in anyway anyway heres what i come in at (ps, its those red numbers on that poll in ibs) did you have a spare tire when you weighed in?
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #12
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Damn it damn it damn it.



I guess I will be getting intimately acquainted with the rear suspension very soon.

Car had a jack and spare, yes. Scales are not mine ($2k for a set!) I am just lucky enough to know some people with cool equipment.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:17 AM   #13
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All weather floor mats and ZHP knob



Here's the old K&N filter versus a plain jane paper filter. Which has more filter media... hmm.



Ready for surgery



Vanity cover off



Not gonna lie, this is not a sight I'm used to. This is the first car I've bought that had zero leaks.



Leveling it out to drain the oil. Not enough room for a jackstand so a wheel is a better safety precaution than nothing.



I happened to already have a 36 from doing E30 wheel bearings



Reverse thread!



Got it off



Helical splines



Intake piston out



Bearings



Outer washer--this is what the rattle kit replaces



Everything (do NOT use normal size vice grips if you do this, even with lots of padding they marred up the surface of the piston and I had to shave it down with a dremel. If I did it right the seal should not be compromised but if I missed a spot it will score the bore of the vanos and I'll basically need a new unit after awhile. Use a vice or possibly larger vice grips, the "medium sized" grips are too small to grip the piston properly)



Unfortunately we ran out of time and need a few more parts, so we called it a night at about 9PM. Not the most flattering pic, lol


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Old 10-08-2012, 03:23 AM   #14
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you have done this before!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #15
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Ha! Actually this is basically my first time working on any E46!

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Old 10-17-2012, 01:59 AM   #16
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More random pics from that day







Old seals





Finished it up the next day









Done.

Then these arrived from BMA today



Decided to do the fuel pump tonight, even though I cranked it dry there was still some fuel pressure



New one in



Bada bing



Bada boom.



Vacuumed it out



All done.

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Old 10-17-2012, 03:33 AM   #17
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car looks great!
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:52 AM   #18
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:22 AM   #19
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #20
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I cannot believe that you used vice grips on your VANOS pistons

Great work otherwise.
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