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    Things E30 drivers say...

    "This is the best engine BMW ever made."

    "It'll go forever!"

    "I don't know why anyone would buy a new car, this is so much better."

    "You drive it with your hips."

    "Lower it."

    "It's all about the stance, man."

    This one is mine...



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    It's an '88 325i Touring that was UK delivered - they never sold them here. Manual everything (including sunroof!) so less things to break, and it's in really nice condition inside and out. 150K miles, the engine pulls well but idles a little rough but judging by the state of the oil it probably just needs a thorough servicing.
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    touring!! too damn cool.
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    LS1 swap?
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    How does the handling change with the Bonny in the back?

    Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
    LS1 swap?
    Thigns people suggest to non M3 E30 drivers.

    Sick whip pim. Did you get the postie back? You can always throw it in the back now...

    Loving those wheels. The headlight wipers are jokes. I can't recall seeing a touring before either.

    Y U get wagon? You have woman/dog/Ikea needs?

    You are now pimpin' pim. Triumph and E30 wagon? You got mad enthusiast cred, bro.

    Keep it fresh, and many safe miles!

    I am mad jelly right now.

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    The bonnie is a bit too big for the back.. besides, the clutch cable is busted so it's in a corner until there's a replacement part in the country. Apparently they're on back order from Triumph Aus. Postie might fit, it especially would if it was a suitcase CT90.. (they were designed to fold into a case to fit in stowage). Wagon because it's something different, and I like the idea of having load space next time I want to make something. The headlight wipers are funny, when I hit them they spray for ages.. not sure if the wipers actually wipe.

    No mod plans as yet.. the front struts and exhaust are recently new, so that's nice. It does need better audio in it, the rear speakers are the original 4" ones..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    Thigns people suggest to non M3 E30 drivers.
    Probably work as well for E30 M3 driver also, and E36 M3 driver....

    Since its a wagon....mid engine LS1 swap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
    Since its a wagon....mid engine LS1 swap?
    Good thought.

    pimento, you are dead to me if you do not achieve this in 1 year.

    I'm waiting.

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    2.7L stroker for easy way out..
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    Oh for the love of.. 2.7 stroker I'd very seriously consider if I had to replace my block, or M54/S54/N54/N55/etc if it's possible and I had to replace the lot if it's possible without being stupid expensive. I'm not cross-pollinating or moving my engine bay, and I'm not making major structural changes. So there.
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    i know 2J fits no worries...
    but end of the day 2.7L is the easiest option, don't have to change a thing. and it's one of those swaps you can do as an upgrade when the original equipment shits the bed.
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    Very cool
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    Very cool indeed.

    Congratulations and enjoy it.
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