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This is my e30 build journal. This build is going to take awhile since I know nothing of cars. Feel free to ask or submit stuff via the buttons above. Cheers!

Soon. Maybe for the 528e too.

Soon. Maybe for the 528e too.

jdirty:

The e30 hanging with the 528e.

jdirty:

The e30 hanging with the 528e.

What got you into E30s?

Or euros, cars, or automotive?

jdirty:

I always tend to overlook simple shit. Got the e30 started earlier. Found out that it was the fusible link. I should’ve known because I couldn’t get codes from the DME. 

Can’t drive it since it’s not registered or insured anymore. It still needs a rebuild or a swap though.

jdirty:

I always tend to overlook simple shit. Got the e30 started earlier. Found out that it was the fusible link. I should’ve known because I couldn’t get codes from the DME.

Can’t drive it since it’s not registered or insured anymore. It still needs a rebuild or a swap though.

Bye

for now. Car’s parked due to starting/dying issues. Not really putting any time into it since the engine’s gonna die soon anyway and the wiring harness on it is a piece of shit thanks to the PO. So I might just yank the harness along with the engine soon.

Either I mastered driving this car while being low static or my luck is fucking stupid (more likely) because I haven’t smashed my pan since parking the car. Hence: my spare m42 oil pans will be for sale soon. Lol

Story time before I leave:

When I first started this tumblr to log my e30’s journey, I told myself I’d make the car as fast as the amount of followers as It would get. That was me thinking nobody else knew what an e30 was and would be following. False. Followers soon started showing up, trickling in and then later flooding my feed. 5 years later, in order for me to even reach that goal, I would need to figure out how to maintain traction firstly and second would be how to fund a slightly insane build. Lol

In the mean time, I’ll be over at my tumblr (jdirty) or my e28’s (528e). Send nudes. Questions. Or car stuff. Or whatever.

jdirty:

e30 x 528e

Currently not running due to electrical bullshit issues.

jdirty:

e30 x 528e

Currently not running due to electrical bullshit issues.

jdirty:

Yes guys, I( jdirty) am e30 ,528e, and 1/2 of the late illtransit. Lol Please stop asking.

What else should I post

jdirty:

Yes guys, I( jdirty) am e30 ,528e, and 1/2 of the late illtransit. Lol Please stop asking.

What else should I post

immreallyhappy asked: I resurfaced my head changed my valve seals changed the head gasket and still blowing white smoke any thoughts ?

e30:

Was the head pressure tested? You may have hairline cracks that only open up when hitting operating temperature which in turn lets water/coolant into the combustion chamber.

White smoke usually means the above. If the smoke smells sweet, it further adds on to the above theory. Other than those possible hairline cracks, your head might be warped would also give you white smoke.

Also, I’m not a mechanic. You’re better off asking google anyway. lol

And.. there’s a procedure for completely tightening your head bolts after installation. I don’t remember exactly from the Bentley manual but you have to re tighten 2(?) more times after.

I should start reading up because my e28 has an m20. Lol

528e:

Would you look at that

I forget that I made a blog for my e28. lol Still need to get it running certified/rebuilt and registered. 

528e:

Would you look at that

I forget that I made a blog for my e28. lol Still need to get it running certified/rebuilt and registered. 

immreallyhappy asked: I resurfaced my head changed my valve seals changed the head gasket and still blowing white smoke any thoughts ?

Was the head pressure tested? You may have hairline cracks that only open up when hitting operating temperature which in turn lets water/coolant into the combustion chamber.

White smoke usually means the above. If the smoke smells sweet, it further adds on to the above theory. Other than those possible hairline cracks, your head might be warped would also give you white smoke.

Also, I’m not a mechanic. You’re better off asking google anyway. lol