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BMW Realoem ETK

March 4, 2021

The original of the bunch, I recall using this ETK mirror over 10 years ago: No login required: https://www.realoem.com/
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BMW Fans info ETK

March 4, 2021

No login required with this this ETK mirror:   http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/
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E30 Instrument Cluster Tab Mount Repair Pieces Speedometer 318/325i/M3/all

March 4, 2021

These E30 Cluster mounting tab repair pieces are printed out of PETG, and have been meticulously designed to line up exactly like the OEM tabs. In the first picture, you will see an arrow in green showing how dead on the the mounting hole is (overlayed over an unbroken OEM tab).   Unlike other...
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BMW Engine Ground Cable E12, E24, E28, E30, E36, E46, E90, S14, S64, N52, N55, N62, S38 Wire Strap Custom made

March 4, 2021

These grounding straps affectionality now known as “probably overkill” are made at a much higher quality than anything currently available on the market, including OEM. 2AWG, 3/8″ closed cap zinc plated copper lugs, type III zinc plated copper wire, crimped, and glue sealing heat shrink. Don’t bother with competitors that use ‘welding cable’ as...
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BMW E30 Cupholder Cup Holder Door Card Drink Holder

March 4, 2021

Cupholder for an E30 BMW; these are 3D printed in black out of PETG and are held from sliding by two M8 bolts pushing against the inside of the door card. Price: $42 shipped globally via small packet air.  
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Painless Power Brakes for E30 V8 swaps (Remote Hydrovac Booster)

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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E30 Suspension Tuning 1988 Motor Trend Article

February 9, 2021

While the E30 was still new in 1988, Motor Trend set out to compare various suspension related upgrades. Article below:
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Leaking hydraulic sealing copper or aluminum washer? Can’t get it to seal? Use a dowty (bonded washer).

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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E30 Heat cores 64118391363 vs 64118391362 and Nissens 70501

January 17, 2021

If your in the market for a heater core for your E30, you should know that there are two different types of heater cores that covered near all E30 years. When referring the ETK or RealOEM you find both heater cores listed, but they are certainly not interchangeable There is the 64118391363 and 64118391362...
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Who makes OEM fuses for BMW?

August 8, 2020

The short answer is Littelfuse. The long answer is that historically, a German company by the name of Pudenz was the maker of BMW fuses. In 2005 Littelfuse acquired Pudenz and therefore BMW relationship moved to be with Littelfuse. Pudenz fuses:   Littelfuse as received directly from a BMW dealership:     Be careful...
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