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  1. 1992 E30 318i loss of power at high revs

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    my 318i suffers a loss of power when the revs reach 4000 and over.I have checked all pipes for leaks,fitted new plugs and leads,have also changed rotor arm and cap could it be crank shaft sensor?
  2. 1990 E30 325i - Brembo brakes, will they fit?

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Hey guys, Had my e30 325i for a couple of weeks now - and am loving it. Best car i've owned to be honest. Anyways, the brakes need doing, and so im looking into upping the braking capability. I have managed to possibly get hold of a set of 7series (728i) Brembo's that i would love to get on...
  3. 1989 E30 325i - Replace or Repair Convertible roof

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, I have recently bought an E30 325i Convertible. The roof is not great, been repaired a few times, 3 very small, and one slice about 8 inches long. Also, the seals appear to have corroded and and need replacing. Because of this its leaking! The rear window is very cloudy too. Ideally i...
  4. 1994 E30 318i - fuel pump help bmw e30 convertible 318

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi changed my fuel tank due to leak, 30 miles later pump started buzzing so changed for a second hand one same again buzz buzz so changed once again same again buzz buzz is this my bad luck or a problem with the fuel tank i have fitted?. The pump is a single hose fitting at the top can anyone...
  5. 1993 E30 318 convertable auto fuel pump prob

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi changed my leaking fual tank for a used one but solid. 2 days later fuel pump buzzed its nuts off so i replaced it wi a second hand one off e bay this lasted 30 mile then buzz buzz. purchesed a second again but the same. is this my bad look or a prob somewher.the pump is a single pipe type on...
  6. 1987 E30 325is m-tech 1,performance cams,carbs

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi, i have recently bought a e30 325is and i want to know what are the best carbs and cams. i want performance only, im not worried about comfort or practicalary. also money, how much? any help would be appriciated. oh i recently found a forum where someone was trying to fit r6 carbs, but it...
  7. 1987 E30 316 Ignition timing for unleaded fuel

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, I'm just getting a 1987 316 (M10 (M41) 1.8 carburettor engine), back on the road after it's been standing for 12 years. It was last run on leaded fuel and I can't seem to find any info for this model which tells me if the ignition timing has changed to allow it to run on unleaded. Can...
  8. 1985 e30 325i - turbo conversion

    Turbocharging your BMW
    Hi i have a bmw e30 325i convertible. I am after something diffrent so want to strap a turbo to her. I have some info on what i will need turbo side and ecu side but im not sure on engine internals ie. Pistons, h-beams, crank, valves etc. could anybody throw some light on to the situation...
  9. 1997 E30 316i cutting out problems

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    hi all can anyone help, i have a p reg bmw 316i that keeps cutting out at low revs. I'v had a diagnostic check done which said i needed a new lambda sensor and airflow meter, after replacing the parts the problem still persists. can anyone shine a light on the matter for me please??????
  10. 1991 E30 325i Who here is using a standalone

    BMW ECU Tuning and Standalone Tuning
    I´m interested to know how many of you are using standalone ecu´s and for what purpose also what ecu you use and why. I tend to use them for turbo conversions and in some cases engine conversions. I have used the XMS v3 from Perfect Power ( the people who make the SMT6 and so on) and then VEMS...
  11. 1988 E30 325i gearbox conversion

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi can anyone please point me in the right direction for information on auto to manual gearbox conversions for my 1988 e30. cheers :thumbsup
  12. 1995 E36 M3 3.0l Will an E30 momo Steering Boss fit

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    As above? got my eye on a momo steering wheel that came from a E30, it has the boss for the E30 and just wanted to know if the E30 boss will work on the E36? Thanks Mark IF THIS IS IN THE WRONG PLACE PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE IT GOES, I HAVE LOOKED AND JUST WENT FOR THIS AS IT SEEMED THE...
  13. 1987 E30 325i not starting - UPDATE

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys Some of you may recall I asked a few weeks back for some ideas to help solve a problem with my 1987 E30 325i sport. I bought the car from a guy who had owned the car for 5 years. The test drive seemed absolutely fine, as did the driving subsequently for an hour or two afterwards. It...
  14. 1987 E30 325 base model has no pressure on brake pedal

    BMW Chassis and Brakes
    Iwas bleeding the brakes after changing the rear brake pads with my wife pumping the pedal. I tightened the right back bleed screw and told her to pump the pedal 5-6 more times. On pump 4-5 she said the pedal went all the way to the floor and would not build up anymore pressure. I tried to bleed...
  15. 1991 E30 320 - automatic gearbox problems

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi i have a bmw 320i e3o convertible on an "H" reg "1991"...problem is this...i followed the haynes manual to change the automatic gear oil, filter, 'O' ring and sump gasket...i purchased genuine bmw components...however after doing the filling procedure...i can now get reverse drive....but no...
  16. 1989 E30,316 M10, Vacuum pipe query

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    I have what appears to be an extra vacuum pipe on my 1989 316 M10 engine which I cannot find a home for. I recall it seemed to go into the passenger cabin, but am not sure. I cannot find anything under the dashboard that it might have connected to. It has what seems to be a pipe-to-pipe...
  17. 1991 E30 316i rear beam bushes

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    i wondered if somebody could help me re: rear beam bushes on a 91 e30 16i i am going to install powerflex bushes to the rear of this car, but the problem i have is that, when the old bushes are removed and the beam is lowerd on top of the old bushes are some large round washers/spacers do i use...
  18. 1990 E30 325i, Plug on side of rad for electric fan

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all, Got a E30 325 Sport, recently added aircon and have now got an electric fan. On the side of the radiator is a fan/temperature switch/pressure with 3 wires: 1. Green with White line 2. Black with Brown Line 3. Black Could anyone please guide me on the order in which they go in? Its...
  19. 1989 E30 325i, Sloppy gear change.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    The E30s gear change is well shot, can I fit a Z3 short shift kit with all new bushes to it or does the Z3 kit not fit the E30 and only fit the E36 :confused Any part numbers would be well received :thumbsup
  20. 1985 E30 320i cabrio poor starter and fast idle

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi, the car is Series E30 2.0i cabrio. (engine is M20) The car has been in a barn for several years and the owner asked me if I could put it back on the road for him. Started by unseizing the brakes (had to before I could move it!) anyway long story short changed the oil, all filters, brake...
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