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Archive for March, 2013

Brake lines for BMW’s and E30’s: the Bubble flare not the Double flare

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March 16, 2013

Many people are not aware that there are different types of brake lines, different types of flares (with different unions), different materials that they can be made of, or how to cut, and flare them properly. The most common brake line size for most BMW’s and particularly true for E30’s is 4.75mm with a...
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E30 Rear subframe and subframe bushing removal and install

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March 12, 2013

Supplementary guide for trailing arm bushings: http://www.rtsauto.com/the-easy-way-to-remove-and-install-e30-trailing-arm-bushings/   This is a step by step DIY on how to remove the whole E30 rear subframe assembly, and how to remove and install stock and aftermarket subframe bushings:   1. Put car on 4 jack stands, in the back since you will be removing the subframe,...
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The easy way to remove and install E30 trailing arm bushings

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March 9, 2013
The easy way to remove and install E30 trailing arm bushings

My way is not only faster then most traditional ways, but its also makes the trailing arm bushing come out without much resistance. Things you will need: 30mm socket Bigger C-clamp or PREFERABLY a vise Box cutter KY lube (not required, but if you have it I recommend using it)   First Cut off...
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The easy and cheap way to change transmission fluid on an E30

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March 2, 2013
The easy and cheap way to change transmission fluid on an E30

There are two basic challenges to changing the transmission fluid on the E30 for the DIY’er. The first is to find a 17mm hex (a shallow 17mm at that) to undo the transmission fill and drain plugs. The second challenge is how to actually get new fluid back in because the drain plug is...
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How to fix a sloppy and worn E30 shifter and make it tighter then original (video included)

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March 1, 2013
How to fix a sloppy and worn E30 shifter and make it tighter then original (video included)

By design E30 shifters are doomed to go sloppy over time because the materials that keep it tight are made out of things like rubber and hard plastic. Here is the no-bullshit way of getting that shifter tight again.   You will need parts 6 and 13 from the dealer. Part 2 from a...
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