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    bought myself a 318is today
    stripped all the boot carpet to see how rust was
    spent 2hrs getting it to start
    rooted through it to see what needs work

    plenty will be done tomorrow

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    robbed the battery from my 320 to start the 318
    bought oil, oil filter, plugs, coolant, brake fluid, ps fluid
    started to clean the engine bay, cleaned out the throttle body
    started to change the plugs until i found oil in the wells, seems the o rings have worn
    had a look to see what bushings need replacing

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    i started mine sunday and took it for a spin if ud call that a job

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    dropped the rea subframe complete -
    Well almost - everything undone bar just one of those bloody subframe bush retainer bracket screws that bmw made out of butter female alan screws.
    got peed off with it - tried putting sides on it with a grinder so i could get a grip but no use,
    gonna buy a sharp drill bit tomorow and drill it out
    and hopefully refit another rear setuo and drive out the tax and nct on her and who knows after that.


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    Got anew Glove box for mine didnt fit it yet, and listened for a Clunking noise from the back..................... That will be the Rear Diff Carrier bolts again Oh and i need to Wash it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Feens View Post
    That will be the Rear Diff Carrier bolts again
    don't mention the war -
    I think mine worked a little loose and my sub-frame disintegrated around the back two bolts from the clunking - that's why i am in the middle of changing my sub frame...


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    Took mine out for it's short Sunday drive and the centre box on the exhaust disintegrated in tesco carpark (literally fell into crumbs like a biscuit), leaving the car very very loud , i then tried to remove the rear section of the exhaust and getting the 6 bolts off was a nightmare (had to grind 3 off) and after i had that done, the exhaust refused to separate took me ages and now look like I'll have to cut it off oh the joys

    On another note I'll be putting my exhaust on eBay next week titled:
    THE HOLIEST EXHAUST IN THE WORLD: Previous owners :the popeÄ5000

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    Well since i wont have the E30's on the road till January im going to use the merc on here instead.

    Found out i have a leaking rear shock so going to order 2 from ECP,fuckers are 185pound each and ill order 2 sphere's from GSF.

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    Filled the boot with fresh veg that i harvested this evening - lovely smell of onions from it now (better than the damp)
    1990 E30 316i M42B18 Matte Black 2 Door
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    wenched off the rear subframe its proper fooked diff flappin around sorta stuff any1 got 1 for me?
    shes old but shel hold!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Security2U View Post
    Well since i wont have the E30's on the road till January im going to use the merc on here instead.

    Found out i have a leaking rear shock so going to order 2 from ECP,fuckers are 185pound each and ill order 2 sphere's from GSF.
    Is that a hydro suspension?
    I'm currently buying some old parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanmul View Post
    Is that a hydro suspension?
    Yes the rear is and on very rare models it will have hydro suspension all round front and back

    It doesnt work as quick as a citroen set up,once you kit 45mph it will raise a small bit in the merc.

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    got an oil filter, fuel filter and oil there, will give it a service tomorrow. must get the finger out and do some actual work on it.

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    Childish, but I saw a reversing lamp bulb with a built in mini-horn sounder in a motor factors today - just had to get it and put in in for the laugh - I'm some pikie now
    1990 E30 316i M42B18 Matte Black 2 Door
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    changed the oil, filter and air panel today in the '83
    Then took it for a spin to Abbeyfeale, 73mile round trip.
    Give it a go to blow out the cobwebs.

    Noticed that the 13 button OBC gone to God
    I'm currently buying some old parts
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