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Do it Yourself

A place to find DIY guides to doing car repairs/mods/etc.

Fuel & Brake Line Fabrication

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May 22, 2010
Fuel & Brake Line Fabrication

Got this courtesy of http://www.theymightberacing.com/ShopTech/FuelBrakeLineFabrication.aspx we all know if you own an E30 in Canada or anywhere that snows and/or uses salt on the roads, your fuel lines/brake lines will rust after winter driving (especially 20+ years of it) in my case I replaced fuel lines on my 1987 Bmw 325i back a couple...
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E30 BMW Odometer rollback (or forward)

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May 17, 2010
E30 BMW Odometer rollback (or forward)

Just an educational video about how to roll back or forward an odometer out of an 1987 bmw 325i. This is meant for people who have a legitimate reason to roll back or forward a cluster in such cases as replacing your cluster for another because yours broke. This particular cluster isnt going into...
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E30 BMW Oil Pan and/or Gasket removal and replacement

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May 17, 2010
E30 BMW Oil Pan and/or Gasket removal and replacement

I remember when I had my first E30 and the gasket was leaking. Funny how then i couldn’t find any DIY that didnt envolve lifting the engine (off the motor mounts) or dropping the subframe… and now i have found two with the “easy route”! Both are basically saying the same thing just from different people....
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E30 BMW Buying Guide Translated from German

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May 15, 2010
E30 BMW Buying Guide Translated from German

If you’re in the market for an BMW E30 (1983-1991 well technically to 1994 but let’s not get all technical :)) you should probably have a look at this buyers guide. Got this write up from http://www.e30forum.de/diyfaq/kaufberatung/kaufberatung.htm unfortunately it is in German… fortunately i have done my best to translate it to English! Enjoy! I have added...
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E30 BMW M62/M60 V8 Swap

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May 9, 2010
E30 BMW M62/M60 V8 Swap

As a supplementary to the translation, below you will find various topics covered by RTSAUTO: https://www.rtsauto.com/m60-swap-eliminating-ews-for-404-ecudme/ – Eliminating EWS https://www.rtsauto.com/e30-boosterless-brake-bracket-booster-delete-manual-brakes-for-swap-cars/ – Boosterless Brakes (manual brakes) https://www.rtsauto.com/manualbrake/ – Manual brake calculations https://www.rtsauto.com/wiring-harness-adapter-guide-for-e30-m60-and-obd-1-m62-swap-pinout-and-a-cheap-way-of-getting-x20-and-c101-connectors/ – Wiring harness adapter https://www.rtsauto.com/e30-m60-m62-v8-engine-mounts/ – Engine mounts https://www.rtsauto.com/radiator-and-cooling-for-m60-m62-v8-e30-swap/ – Radiator and Cooling https://www.rtsauto.com/mounting-an-m60-m62-without-subframe-spacers-and-without-drivetrain-angle/ – Mounting an M60 / M62 V8 Into an...
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BMW E30 Transmission Swap Version 2

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May 7, 2010
BMW E30 Transmission Swap Version 2

I would give credit to the guys and website that put this together but to be honest I have no idea…. this is something i just saved on my computer maybe 1-2 years ago. As always if you have any suggestions for other well put together DIY email me at rytis@rtsauto.com I also have...
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BMW E30 Transmission Swap Automatic to Manual

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May 6, 2010
BMW E30 Transmission Swap Automatic to Manual

Courtesy of the guys at www.slidewaysonline.com As always if you have any suggestions for other well put together DIY email me at rytis@rtsauto.com I also have another guide up for swapping auto to manual. To put it bluntly, this is not an easy task. Our swap (Viet and I) took roughly 7 hours not including pedal...
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BMW E30 Dash Swap (removal and installation).

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May 6, 2010
BMW E30 Dash Swap (removal and installation).

Courtesy of  http://www.billswebspace.com/BMWE30DashboardSwap.htm or maybe http://home.comcast.net/~cdeegan9/dashboard/dashboard_1.html not to sure. As always if you have any suggestions for other well put together DIY email me at rytis@rtsauto.com 1. Important: Before beginning, disconnect the battery negative cable. Take time to label all the wires, connectors, small parts while removing. 2. Start at the driver’s side by removing the...
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