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The art of bolt tightening

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January 29, 2011
The art of bolt tightening

For some this might be obvious but for those who dont know this will save you alot of headache in the future, tightening bolts properly is essential to seal gaskets properly to distribute the tightening pressure so you dont get leaks; in most cases if you dont tighten in the proper order the gasket...
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BMW E90 valve train (lifter) tick/noise

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November 27, 2010
BMW E90 valve train (lifter) tick/noise

Before you buy an E90 you should probably consider ether getting a certified pre owned which provides extended warranty or getting after market insurance if your new car warranty is getting near its expiry date. Why? its not uncommon for your new e90 lifters (part of valve train) to start ticking, it happens because a minor design flaw in the...
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E30 engine swap options

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October 4, 2010
E30 engine swap options

You may be wondering what the best engine for your new or future E30 should be. Well here is a list for you to make a better informed decision. 318i (M42B18 conversion) 136 HP 172Nm Inline 4 engine stock 1.8 liter engine in the 318i.  The fairly low weight of the engine makes the...
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Tools (General and E30)

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August 20, 2010
Tools (General and E30)

If you own an e30 and your not rich (rich to the e30 community is pretty damn low) chances are you are more then happy to tinker on your own ride. Hell… the e30 will probably enable you to learn enough handy knowledge to where people will start asking you for advise. Bmw was...
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Bmw Emblem appreciation pictures

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August 14, 2010
Bmw Emblem appreciation pictures

There isnt much more generally more symbolizing of our enthusiasm moreso then the good ol’ emblem. Relatively unchanged since its inception. Speaking about inception, educate yourself with the origins of the emblem, and no its not the plane propeller. https://www.rtsauto.com/the-origins-of-the-bmw-logo-not-what-you-think/
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OEM (some aftermarket) E30 Rim and Tire Selection Rundown

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August 10, 2010
OEM (some aftermarket) E30 Rim and Tire Selection Rundown

Most regular people dont know about the OEM E30 rim and tire selection. Most E30 enthusiasts know only the main stream rims (basketweaves, bottle caps, alpina, etc.) but most dont know about the time correct tires (that were installed from factory) and other rims available OEM for e30’s. Here ill try to cover most...
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Old E30 print articles (updated periodically)

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August 8, 2010
Old E30 print articles (updated periodically)

Here are some articles both old and new, many are from the time that the e30 was available for purchase. Also many comparisons between its competitors at the time. Class and Overall Wins: * Watkins Glen 24 Hour Race June 1986. The only time in IMSA history that a Sport Class Car won first...
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Any enthusiasts dream: Bmw will restore your car to factory fresh goodness

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July 20, 2010
Any enthusiasts dream: Bmw will restore your car to factory fresh goodness

The specialists at the BMW Classic workshop now have more responsibilities on their hands, as they will also be repairing and restoring vehicles belonging to customers. Just like owners of new vehicles, these customers can also benefit of BMW expertise. “The workshop is an essential component of the reorientation of BMW Classic and of...
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3 series suspension Kinematics, elastokinematics, axle diagrams (02, e30, e36, e46)

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July 17, 2010
3 series suspension Kinematics, elastokinematics, axle diagrams (02, e30, e36, e46)

Front Axles: Suspension Kinematics: Rear Axles: Suspension Kinematics and elastokinematics:
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02, e21, e30, e36, e46 crash test and comparison from BMW

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July 10, 2010
02, e21, e30, e36, e46 crash test and comparison from BMW

Frontal deformation and deceleration phases of BMW 3 series in 30mph (48km/h) barrier crash
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