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Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by BMcW, Mar 3, 2010.

    BMcW guest

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    Hi, I'm new to the BMWCCA. My name is Blake. I have a 1988 325i convertible. I've been working on it since late 2007 and still have a looong way to go. I live in the Central Texas area so I look forward to some events with the Tejas chapter. I REALLY want to go to one of the ALMS races this year. Hopefully my time and budget will allow. I look forward to meeting some of you soon.
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    granthr

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    Welcome!!!!! There is a pretty strong core group of E30 fanatics here! :D Sounds like you have a great car. I really like the cabrios.

    If you haven't already, buy the Bentley manual for the E30. It has lots of very useful information, even if you don't do much mechanical work.

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    Hey Blake. I'll be at the ALMS at Laguna Seca in May. There is usually a CCA hospitality tent sponsored by the Sac. Chaptor along with a pretty good group of club members from all over. At the last ALMS a huge group of us (over 100) gathered at the tent, walked as a group with BMW flags etc. over to the Letterman/Rayhal pit for a special club only presentation about the cars, drivers and stratagy along with a club only autograph session. Maybe I'll see you there.
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    Zeichen311

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    Welcome aboard! Enjoy your project and the satisfaction that comes from working on it yourself. You're in increasingly rarefied company.

    I have this sneaking suspicion I too will end up with an E30 someday, likely a track rat. So far budget concerns and lingering sanity have kept that urge in check. Oh yeah, and a one-car garage. :p

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    I've owned a few BMWs over the years but I have to say I have had more fun working on this E30 more than any of them. I'm also really enjoying driving it. It definately is more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.

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    I have the Bentley right in front of me. It's covered in filth and smells like gas.

    BMcW guest

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    When is this? I live in Texas but I have a friend in Monterrey, CA. I talked last year about trying to drive out there to see this. I may just fly out there but he may be leaving soon.

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    I have this sneaking suspicion I too will end up with an E30 someday, likely a track rat. So far budget concerns and lingering sanity have kept that urge in check. Oh yeah, and a one-car garage. :p[/QUOTE]

    I would love to have a track car although I've never raced. I also have a single car garage and it's full of boxes.

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    I agree. It isn't a super fast car but it works better the more you rev it which is fun.
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    az3579

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    As it should be!
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    Zeichen311

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    Easily fixed, you just need to change the fuel filter: section 020, page 24. :D

    Ehhh, sorry, that's the E46 manual. Yours may be different.;)
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    tiFreak

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    welcome Blake, I'd like to get an E30 myself, just something about the simplicity that appeals to me, I can't find any so I have the next best thing, an OBDI 318ti with an LSD and no silly traction control :D enjoy your E30
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    granthr

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    +2 :D :D I have a few pages with grease rings from brake parts etc.
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    Zeichen311

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    +3 :D though in mine, it's grubby glove prints and smudges. I usually use the new parts (or their boxes) to mark my place. ;)

    BMcW guest

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    Ditto except I usually use a screwdriver, my gloves, and/or a wrench to mark my place.
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    Elkoholic

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    Welcome to the club! Glad to hear there's another cabrio out there in the hands of a caring and loving owner--REPRESENT! :D

    Tahoe guest

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    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. May 20 - 23. A good time will be had by all.

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