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by davidt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: E30 BMW Chat
Topic: Baur content, one for Mart
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Baur content, one for Mart

Only ever seen this car at shows its even better than the photos, a credit to Tony's skills a superb car. :cool:
by davidt
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: South Downs meet
Replies: 2
Views: 27

South Downs meet

E30s and scenic views at Buriton farm on the South downs today.
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by davidt
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Portchester Carnival
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Portchester Carnival

Carnival parade a new experience for us with cheering crowds lining the streets all the way to the Castle.
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by davidt
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Warm Starting Problems ?
Replies: 10
Views: 74

Re: Warm Starting Problems ?

One tip is to be very gentle and quick when turning the key. It only needs the most minor of spark to fire into life. I think most m20 cars have this issue, ive had two that done it, and doing what I said always meant it fired straight away, rather than cranking it hard for 5 seconds to get it goin...
by davidt
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: E30 BMW Chat
Topic: Your favourite photo of your E30
Replies: 26
Views: 394

Re: Your favourite photo of your E30

I will have owned my car for twenty years this month.
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by davidt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Preventing a dashboard from cracking
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Preventing a dashboard from cracking

This company in Australia make them for E30s and they come in different colours.
http://www.noelsautoparts.com.au/Dash%20Mats.htm
by davidt
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: E30 Technical Help
Topic: Preventing a dashboard from cracking
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Preventing a dashboard from cracking

Hi all, I read a question about preventing an uncracked dash from cracking but cannot remember the name of the thread. Anyway, my question is simple, with uncracked dashboards becoming rare and pricey, what would be the best way to stop one from cracking? Any preventative measures used would be hel...
by davidt
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: South Hants vehicle show
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: South Hants vehicle show

Here are a few more photos, lovely site for a car show. this area was used by the allies as an assembly point in the lead up to D day.
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by davidt
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: South Hants vehicle show
Replies: 6
Views: 111

South Hants vehicle show

One of the best car shows and auto jumbles in south Hampshire.
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by davidt
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: E30 BMW Chat
Topic: Childs seat
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Childs seat

Thanks for all your replies, the iso fix solution looks good Mart, the local Halfords who have a good variety of seats to suit a three year old viewed my two door 1988 E30 with horror and muttered things like seat belt stalks are flexible so the seat will move so we cannot help you.
by davidt
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: E30 BMW Chat
Topic: Childs seat
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Childs seat

Wondering if anyone has found a child's car seat suitable to fit in the rear of a two door E30 with leather seats, any recommendations I would be grateful for.
by davidt
Mon May 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Goodwood retro rides
Replies: 1
Views: 63

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 8:57 pm
Forum: Meets Pictures & Video's
Topic: Port Solent car meet
Replies: 0
Views: 44

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: 453

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: 453

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: 453

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: 269

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: 289

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: 101

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: 101

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: 67

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: 417

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: 1382

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: 625

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: 625

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: 83

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: 453

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: 453

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: 2125

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: 159

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: 294

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: 403

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: 79

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: 453

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 8:35 pm
Forum: Meets, Events & Shows
Topic: Concorde Car Show Eastleigh
Replies: 0
Views: 102

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/