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by davidt
Mon May 20, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Goodwood retro rides
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Goodwood retro rides

More E30s than I have seen in a long time and good variety of cars at the retro rides show.
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by davidt
Mon May 13, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Port Solent car meet
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Port Solent car meet

Some rare and expensive cars at Port Solent .
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by davidt
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Care and Detailing
Topic: Shiny stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Shiny stuff

I have made a number of what I call safety bonnet supports for friends with E30s and they have been well received, believe me you do not want a bonnet to come down on your head :eek: . Parts and actions required. 1. Alloy strip, nuts and bolts, metal tube, plastic washer. 2. Shape top hook. 3. Make ...
by davidt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Care and Detailing
Topic: Shiny stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Shiny stuff

Thanks Mart, I will try to put some photos on how to make the bonnet supports soon. :D
by davidt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Care and Detailing
Topic: Shiny stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Shiny stuff

Added Some more shiny bits to the top mounts and the exhaust air duct.
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by davidt
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Sunday Port Solent Car Meet
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Sunday Port Solent Car Meet

Nothing like a wet cold morning with salt on the roads to see who will bring out their classic cars, made my day when the Lotus Carlton arrived awesome car with BHP to match.
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by davidt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: February 2019 Hayling Island car meet
Replies: 0
Views: 272

February 2019 Hayling Island car meet

A bright and sunny morning at the Hayling Island meet this morning, E30s and a BMW combination from darker times, rare rust free Vauxhall Cresta imported from South Africa .
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by davidt
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Hayling island car meet
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Hayling island car meet

Thanks Steve, Good little meeting you never know what will turn up, no did not take my car as I had a procedure on my arm which went wrong so not driving until next week. :D
by davidt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Hayling island car meet
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Hayling island car meet

Hayling Island car meet today early and later BMWs and some other makes.
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by davidt
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Boxing day Port Solent Car Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Boxing day Port Solent Car Meet

A couple of hundred cars and trucks at Port Solent today, amazing what some people collect.
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by davidt
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Meets, Events & Shows
Topic: Boxing Day
Replies: 0
Views: 405

Boxing Day

Fancy something to do for a couple of hours on Boxing day in Hampshire, Car meets at Port Solent, Wickham Square, and Romsey are always very busy but with lots to see.
https://www.portsolent.com/events/boxing-day-car-meet-0
http://www.romsey-classiccarandbikemeet.co.uk/
by davidt
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: E30 BMW Chat
Topic: OBC screen replacement
Replies: 51
Views: 1302

Re: OBC screen replacement

by davidt
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: m20 starts then dies
Replies: 36
Views: 608

Re: m20 starts then dies

You should have a reading from the CTS, I had a look in the American Bentley Manual and it shows test temperatures and resistance ohms for the blue sensor. -10 C 8200-10500, 20 C 2200-2700, 80 C 300-360. also something I noticed in the Manual was the metal/plastic 2 wire ICV with external adjusting ...
by davidt
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: m20 starts then dies
Replies: 36
Views: 608

Re: m20 starts then dies

This sounds like the ECU needs to relearn the idle, on my car if I disconnect/reconnect the battery the idle will in be high then will try to stall. I will have to drive for about twenty miles then all is good, try to hold the throttle open for long enough to warm the engine. my car is a face lift m...
by davidt
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Hayling Island car meet
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Hayling Island car meet

A good variety of vehicles at Hayling island today.
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by davidt
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Care and Detailing
Topic: Shiny stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Shiny stuff

Just a bit of background I had the bonnet come down on my head putting me in hospital, so never trusted the gas strut even though they were genuine BMW parts. I will look into your suggestion Mart, maybe do a video on how to make them.
by davidt
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Care and Detailing
Topic: Shiny stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Shiny stuff

Made these bonnet supports for extra safety at car meets when the wind gets up.
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by davidt
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: E30 BMW Chat
Topic: Feedback Please
Replies: 20
Views: 2085

Re: Feedback Please

Thanks Steve for all your hard work to make it one of the best and easy to use car forums.
by davidt
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Meets, Events & Shows
Topic: Future shows 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Future shows 2019

Nation wide events for your perusal
https://www.classicmotorshows.co.uk/
by davidt
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: m20 2k - 3k idle
Replies: 22
Views: 277

Re: m20 2k - 3k idle

When you open the throttle can you hear a click from the TPS, also check that the connections on ether side of the throttle body that the servo and idle valve pipes fit to have not come loose, as it sounds like an unmetered air issue have a look at the breather hose from the cam cover to throttle bo...
by davidt
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: E30 BMW Chat
Topic: COTM - November / December
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: COTM - November / December

Not my car but the owner [pimpmobil] is unable to log in at this time and its the only photo I have taken of an E30 in the snow :D
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by davidt
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Port Solent Car Meet
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Port Solent Car Meet

Nice sunny day for this meet with a strong Ford content
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by davidt
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Care and Detailing
Topic: Shiny stuff
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Shiny stuff

I like a bit of bling under the bonnet so myself and a fellow zoner have changed a few things
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by davidt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Meets, Events & Shows
Topic: Concorde Car Show Eastleigh
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Concorde Car Show Eastleigh

This show is fully booked for show cars but worth a visit this Sunday 2nd September, it will include four E30s and a variety of other makes. http://www.concordeclassics.co.uk/
by davidt
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Meets, Events & Shows
Topic: Future Shows
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Future shows update

1. Breamore house new forest 12th August .
2. Manhood classic car show 18th August.
3. Tower classics Portsmouth Guildhall. 19th August.
4. Stokes bay Gosport Monday 27th August.
by davidt
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Meets, Events & Shows
Topic: Future Shows
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Re: Future Shows

Great selection Dave, the only one I am not too keen on is the Port Solent one. Been trying to contact you for a good while, your damned mobile is always dead ! Or is it because I won't dish out the Werthers ? Port Solent does attract one or two interesting cars but the majority are American not my...
by davidt
Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Meets, Events & Shows
Topic: Future Shows
Replies: 13
Views: 314

Future Shows

I appreciate these shows/meets are along the south coast but worth a visit, some of the events you will need to apply for a ticket .Details in the links below. More will be added as dates become available. 1. Port Solent Portsmouth. https://www.portsolent.com/whats 2. Hayling Legends https://sites.g...
by davidt
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Alternator
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Thanks for reply, I have done a lot of research and have come up with nothing like it on an E30. but it looks like the voltage regulator is remote, the cable from the alternator goes to a black box next to the battery which has been moved from the boot to the engine bay. I have owned the car for 17 ...
by davidt
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Alternator
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Alternator

Anyone seen this connection on a 1988 325 alternator, I was going to change it but it looks like its hard wired with the cable going off into the loom.
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by davidt
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Hollow bolt
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Hollow bolt

Was there a modification to the hollow centre bolt that holds the oil filter on facelift 325i engines, as the bolt I have from a pre facelift engine has a grove to take a square cut O ring and the replacement O ring from BMW is round.
by davidt
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Meets, Events & Shows
Topic: Cranleigh Classic Car Show Sunday 16th August 2015
Replies: 150
Views: 2077

Re: Cranleigh Classic Car Show Sunday 16th August 2015

HartgeH27 wrote:Non admins have been altering the list. Apologies.
Who did that :eek:
by davidt
Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: MASSIVE Portsmouth meet today....loads of pics
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Well done Gordon first class meet, and good to see a lot of new zoners who travelled a long distance to get there. Iain I think it is the headlamps on Waynes car that needs sorting. :)
by davidt
Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Meets, Events & Shows
Topic: Southern meet 30/11/14
Replies: 60
Views: 839

Good idea I will be there.
by davidt
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: E30 BMW Chat
Topic: She's gone
Replies: 18
Views: 555

It was always good to see you at meets over the years Richard, one that stands out was the freezing cold Bournemouth show :eek:. I may be following you, I have told Jim he can have first Dibs on my car :)
all the best
Dave.
by davidt
Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Rear subframe bushes
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Re: Rear subframe bushes

So, having looked through the guide on here, I've been going at it hammer and tong on the bushes and instead of the bush falling out, one side of my subframe has dropped away from the car!? Is this normal, or is it right ******? Thanks all Richard Hi Richard, as Grrr says the alloy centre tube of t...