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E30 BMW OEM Tools

June 15, 2021

This list of tools isn’t exhaustive, but does cover most major tools that make working on the E30 much easier.
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Best E30 USB Car Chargers

June 14, 2021

The E30 cigarette lighter socket is a bit of an oddity when it comes to retaining a lot of different accessories. They usually wiggle their way out after a few miles or tilt and disconnect. Search no more though, these two are confirmed to fit well and snug: Information regarding the magnet phone hanger...
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Understanding battery group sizes (Group 48, H5, 94R, etc)

June 2, 2021

Understanding battery group sizing can seem confusing, but it really comes down to regional nomenclature. Like metric and imperial there are DIN sizes (Deutsche Internationale Norm) and BCI (Battery Council International) group sizes. What’s convenient is that most BCI sizes have DIN equivalents and vice versa. Some makers will even place both designations. 40R...
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E30 No Start Troubleshooting

June 1, 2021

E30Zone already has a great resource and flow chart to follow along with; in part this article is to backup that great information, but also to add onto a couple things to check to quickly and effectively rule out common issues related to no start conditions. Crank no start condition: Check to see if...
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Secrets to getting a good balance (Pin Plates, collets and repeatability)

May 31, 2021

You’re more likely to get a bad balance than you are a good balance, and it all comes down to the operator and sometimes the accessories they have to work with. The golden rule to a good balance is repeatability; and that doesn’t mean just re-spinning. After a balance is confirmed the wheel needs...
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Magnetic phone holder for E30

April 29, 2021
Magnetic phone holder for E30

Interacting with your phone whether its for GPS or reading a message is so much easier when the phone is dashboard level rather than trying to interact with it in the E30 cubby under the HVAC panel:
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E30 325i, 325is M20B25 Gas mileage (Fuel economy)

April 25, 2021

When new the M20B25 E30’s were rated at 18 city / 22 Hwy MPG: Taken directly from an windows sticker:
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BMW and Bosch release Gen 3 injectors for E30 M20B25

April 21, 2021

OEM injectors are pintle design; good for its time, but there have been many generational iterations of fuel injectors since. Recently BMW aligned with Bosch to release a direct replacement 14.5lb gen 3 injector that is 4 hole (disc type). 4 hole injectors provide for much better fuel atomization when compared to pintle design;...
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Fixing floppy E30 AC vents

April 19, 2021

Fixing your AC vents so they are no longer floppy is easier than you think. All you need is: Flat head screw driver Nylon washers 20 min To remove an AC vent all you have to do is point it down until you feel it click, then with a thin screw driver carefully push...
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E30 Stainless Steel Exhaust; Sometimes You Get More Than You Pay for

April 19, 2021
E30 Stainless Steel Exhaust; Sometimes You Get More Than You Pay for

If you’re looking for a new exhaust for your E30, and in particular an exhaust that sounds and functions similar to stock, but has the benefits of stainless, than you’re in luck. The Ebay, Ireland Engineering, and a bunch of other esque websites sell a stainless steel catback system that are identical in every...
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