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Old 25th March 2009, 10:44   #1
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Default Restoration project Of my 1989 BMW E30 316i

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After a long time waiting for the spare required to restore my BMW E30 1989 Imported in India in 1996.

Finally have received 90% spares and started the restoration of E30.
I was waiting from a long time to work on this.

I Owned this car last year and it was not in good condition.

Third No Piston and connecting Rod was badly wear out. Engine was not in condition to even run 10 km. Still i picked the car and bring it to my workshop. Lots of vibration was there and no brakes. Suspension was also not so good.

The vehicle was neat in exterior condition but not running well.

I wanted to get the engine overhauled asap so that i can drive my car and test the rest problems in it. As gone to arrange the spare i got the engine of E36 and it was also 316i. I get the engine and fix it in my car with some modifications in engine lower oil chamber. Now the problem was to start the engine as it was driven by Bosch Motoronic 1.7 and my car originally Bosch Motoronic 1.3. As i also got the 1.7 controller but it was repaired once and i was not getting confidence to fit the repaired 1.7 controller.

So i asked one person in khan market to help me and he said its not the job of kids. Send the car to me i will start it. I asked them for the expanse and they said me the price which i cant afford. Then i shared this problem with my Friend Tushar Bhatia and he said if i arrange the wiring diagram will it help u. I replied yes bro and the wiring diagram was arranged by Tushar Bhatia. After study of diagram fro 3 days i started working on the wiring. Now i was trying to start the Engine on My original Bosch Motoronic 1.3 controller. The work was started by 11am and next day by 1:30 the engine was start in second self.

Now the engine was start and ready for testing the rest things in the car.
There were poor brakes. Suspension was in very bad condition.
Then i decided to give my car at some professional workshop and done the same as i was not able to spare much time from my work. I spend a lot on it but i have seen that i have wasted the money by giving the car outside.

Then decide to make a list and arrange spares first then will restore it myself.

And finally the project Restoration BMW E30 started.


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all the best bro... i know you will definitely succeed in your mission...


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Thats a good project, do add pics also to update to make it more interesting
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all the best bro... i know you will definitely succeed in your mission...
Thanks a Lot Gurjit for you wishes.
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Suggest you to start taking snaps from now on. Step by step as you go along. It'll help you a great deal as record.
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Suggest you to start taking snaps from now on. Step by step as you go along. It'll help you a great deal as record.

Yaa you are write is helps for the records.
I have clicked some snaps will upload it very soon.
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Please post some pics of restoration
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Hey all the very best for your restoration, please upload some photos of the on going work . .
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Nice project mate. If you are in Chandigarh and want some help then let me know. I am sure I'll be able to help you on certain things. Have experience with these ones.
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Please post some pics of restoration
Some Pic of the Project

Every Assembly and even every Nut, Bolt, Screws and Cable ties are Removed Myself.
It has taken 4 days to open it at the average of working was 6 hours a day.
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Fantastic project, love the spirit. This should be a great experience for you and the folks who follow this thread and I am sure forum members from Chandigarh will be glad to lend a hand. You can definitely count on a lot of help from some of the more experienced folks here. Best of luck with the project.
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This project is going on in Faridabad HARYANA in my Factory.
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OMG !!! Wonderful . I admire your spirit to go about it yourself!
At the first glimpse i didnt even recognise it was a car on its sides! :P Am very sure it will turn out to be a great restoration project. Please do keep posting pics. ! All the best friend!
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Every Assembly and even every Nut, Bolt, Screws and Cable ties are Removed Myself.
It has taken 4 days to open it at the average of working was 6 hours a day.

Wishing you all the best with the project buddy. Appreciate your spirit.
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Excellent spirit and will stroke^, one thing, why is the car on its side??
There are ample new parts available here in Bombay. If you need any help do let me know, ill do the best i can. All the best bro!!
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