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Archive for October, 2012

Service interval indicator and inspection reset E30

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October 29, 2012
Service interval indicator and inspection reset E30

Contrary to popular belief you do not need a reset “tool” to reset the service indicator and inspection lights on your dash. All you need is a simple piece of wire (strip both ends): This wire will act as a jumper wire between two terminals. Some people suggest using a wire with a fuse...
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ECU Pinout and Electrical tests E30

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October 27, 2012
ECU Pinout and Electrical tests E30

Where and how to access ECU: I have tried to illustrate where and how to access the ECU, it is in the glove box compartment. To access it open your glove box and undo the two screws holding the plastic cover that is at the “ceiling” of the glove box compartment, under there you...
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M20B25 Valve adjustment E30 (325i, 325is, 325ix)

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October 22, 2012
M20B25 Valve adjustment E30 (325i, 325is, 325ix)

M20 E30 engines are flat tappet engines and require periodic valve adjustments. The loved and distinctive sound of M20 ticking especially when cold, is because of the flat tappet design. The reasons to adjust your valves includes increased compression because both intake and exhaust valves close fully. Increased fuel economy, and generally improved performance....
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Changing E30 Engine, Motor mounts DIY

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October 21, 2012
Changing E30 Engine, Motor mounts DIY

Changing the engine mounts is a fairly simple concept, however knowing some tips and tricks makes the process a lot quicker. I found it easier to lift the engine and change one mount at a time. I did not have to lift the car to do this job. Both sides: Undo the top nuts...
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Changing E30 Transmission Mounts DIY

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October 20, 2012
Changing E30 Transmission Mounts DIY

  Transmission mounts are fairly easy to change. Do not attempt to change the mounts unless you have a car jack handy to support/lift the transmission (just a normal jack, im not referring to anything special; scissor jack, hydraulic jack, whatever). The reason you need a car jack and cannot use a jack stand...
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