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Painless Power Brakes for E30 V8 swaps (Remote Hydrovac Booster)

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February 28, 2021

If you’ve been researching doing a V8 swap into an E30, you’ll quickly learn that one of the major dilemmas is how to solve the brake booster problem. With a V8 swap, there is no room for any kind of brake booster in the stock location. In the early years, the solution was to...
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Leaking hydraulic sealing copper or aluminum washer? Can’t get it to seal? Use a dowty (bonded washer).

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January 17, 2021

Most automotive hydraulic applications use a copper or aluminum washer for sealing. The idea is that the two surfaces are near perfectly flat and all that is needed is a hint of squished copper or aluminum. A small gouge, unevenness, or slop in the mounting threads can mean the squish of a copper or...
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Power Steering Line From Reservoir to Pump compatibility between early and late E30 M20

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April 29, 2020

If you have an early E30 (pre 10/87) your power steering line from the reservoir to the pump probably looks like this: The hose is held to the banjo by a worm style hose clamp: Post 10/87 has a banjo permanently crimped to the hose: If you check the ETK, there is no mention...
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Relocating E30 Central locking to fix moisture problems once and for all

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April 12, 2020
Relocating E30 Central locking to fix moisture problems once and for all

A few years ago I wrote about common problems with the E30 central locking and how to fix them. Two of most common E30 Central locking/Power locking issues and how to fix them Well, its time to revisit the topic, because I have figured out the once and for all solution. You see, even...
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E30 Suspension Tuning 1988 Motor Trend Article

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February 9, 2021

While the E30 was still new in 1988, Motor Trend set out to compare various suspension related upgrades. Article...
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E30 Heat cores 64118391363 vs 64118391362 and Nissens 70501

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January 17, 2021

If your in the market for a heater core for your E30, you should know that there are two...
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Who makes OEM fuses for BMW?

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August 8, 2020

The short answer is Littelfuse. The long answer is that historically, a German company by the name of Pudenz...
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BBS RG 003 Center Cap Part Numbers

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December 30, 2019
BBS RG 003 Center Cap Part Numbers

Unless the center caps came with your BBS RG003’s, the details for what center cap parts you need is...
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