My new car, 1991 318is Brillianrot w/tan interior, 46k original miles!

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  1. Tie5to

    Tie5to New Member

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    Officially a member of the E30 community now, I just picked up this beauty yesterday and would love for you guys to see it.
    It is a 1991 318is Brillianrot w/ Tan interior No Sunroof and a few other goodies. I hope you guys enjoy! Future mods: Suspension, Chip, Exhaust, and BBS/Alpina's.
    By the way, where do you guys get your parts? I am having trouble finding places to pick up a chip/exhaust.
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    As for the front license plate holder, I will be removing that as well as taking off the M badge in back! Oh ya, 46,601 miles :eek3:
     
  2. waspride

    waspride Can't this wait till I'm old, can I live while I'm

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    Amazing.

    Where did you find that?
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Nice car. I didn't know that VDO made the stock gauges on BMWs.

    Clean it up a bit, replace some of the faded plastic, and it will be a badass ride.

    As per a thread posted here a while ago, get the timing system overhauled. Don't bitch about the money, just do it.
     
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    lathrash New Member

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    very nice... check out r3vlimited.com
     
  5. thedguy

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    When it comes back up (and it will be just may take a few days), hit up www.m42club.com any other e30 site is useless for real info on your motor.

    Exhaust does little for the motor, you may save some weight, but power is not gonna happen. Most just say change the muffler out to something a little higher flow. I believe Conforti (spelling?) has a chip, but at best you may get 7hp.

    There's a member on m42 club working out a coil on plug conversion, which in the end is actually cheaper than replacing all the factory wires and works better, he's also doing a conversion to the e36 intake sensors which pics up throttle response quite a bit or so he says. Simple/cheap mods just don't seem to exist for this motor, atleast they don't provide the boost you might expect. There's lots of potential locked in the motor, it just takes a twice what the car is probably worth to get it out.

    Unfortunately I lost the pics to the damage the timing system did when the timing chain tensioner stopped doing it's job on my brothers car. Change yours by 80k and you'll never have to worry about it. It's not pretty what happens, and it's expensive to fix. All the timing gear gets destroyed, oil pump and timing casing/cover, chain and guides all get thrashed.


    May I ask how much you paid for that beauty? If I could find one that clean I'd probably not have such a huge personal issue's with the cars.

    As long as you can stand a rev happy motor, rather than a torquey one, you'll love the car. I've yet to meet someone who owned an 318is that didn't regret keeping it over their 325, there is that much difference in handling.
     
  6. Teutonic27

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    YOU'RE AN ASS!
    [my jealousy FTL]

    That is my dreamcar at the moment.

    I suggest: debadge/deplateframe + euroweave wheels + agressive rubber + H&R cup kit = finished

    ...BMW knew what they were doing, no reason to funk with it.

    *sigh* anywhooo...

    love your car...any rare options like cruise control? glass moonroof?
     
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    :drool: Sweet find!
     
  8. thedguy

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    The 318is' lacking a moonroof at all are the rarest of the bunch.

    I'd fear for the life of the oil pan if the car sat any lower.
     
  9. J.C.

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    Beautiful car.
    Do yourself a favor and remove the M emblem, though.
     
  10. 88rover

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    Nice car, great find!
     
  11. HYEST

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    That is CLEAN! I love clean older cars.
     
  12. Teutonic27

    Teutonic27 OT Supporter

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    most have sunroofs.

    However, very few e30s came with glass moonroofs.

    Subtle distinction.
     
  13. 2000e46

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    wow thats really nice! I hope you keep it in a garage.
     

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