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Old 10-12-2006, 04:26 AM   #21
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Oh, and tell your engine to get some balls and gain some torque!
First, how come you told me to have my engine get some balls? My engine makes [email protected] and 164 lb-ft [email protected] (Stock). I think it is pretty damn impressive to get that amount of power out of a small 2.5 I-6 in the 80'*, plus I have a near 50/50 F/R weight distribution which is excellent for handling. Plus I can pull my head off and port and polish it, throw a turbo on this engine running 8-10 psi and easily squeeze 300 Crank HP out of it with no problems, there are many people on bimmerforums.com that have 275k+ on their e30'* with turbos and have absolutely no problems, since the trans and engine are both very strong. Yes I may have bought a car that needs work, but in the end, it will be a very nice car that is worth the time, money, sweat and tears. Anymore questions?
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:02 AM   #22
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Oh, and tell your engine to get some balls and gain some torque!
First, how come you told me to have my engine get some balls? My engine makes [email protected] and 164 lb-ft [email protected] (Stock). I think it is pretty damn impressive to get that amount of power out of a small 2.5 I-6 in the 80'*, plus I have a near 50/50 F/R weight distribution which is excellent for handling. Plus I can pull my head off and port and polish it, throw a turbo on this engine running 8-10 psi and easily squeeze 300 Crank HP out of it with no problems, there are many people on bimmerforums.com that have 275k+ on their e30'* with turbos and have absolutely no problems, since the trans and engine are both very strong. Yes I may have bought a car that needs work, but in the end, it will be a very nice car that is worth the time, money, sweat and tears. Anymore questions?
First of all yeah his BMW even in **** condition will probably kill your car at the track if he gives you a second head start. Just a point before you talk **** and make comments. Futhermore his car may be on the salty side but I dont think you have any room to talk.


On topic. they do handle good. I need to upgrade to a 2000+ 5 series some day when I get a real job. I'd even go for a 330i or something. However the 3800 will always have a place in my garage.

As far as older late 80s beamers being reliable. I'd say that is not that accurate of a statement, well drivetrain wise they are in the 3800 ballpark but electronic wise.... I've known 3 peope with older 80s bimmers and yeah...it makes my 220,000 '87 beat up olds look like a dang reliable ride.
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First of all yeah his BMW even in **** condition will probably kill your car at the track if he gives you a second head start. Just a point before you talk **** and make comments. Futhermore his car may be on the salty side but I dont think you have any room to talk.


On topic. they do handle good. I need to upgrade to a 2000+ 5 series some day when I get a real job. I'd even go for a 330i or something. However the 3800 will always have a place in my garage.
Exactly, I am not trying to start anything, I am just making a good, clear point. My engine is actually in excellent shape. I just got done cleaning the injectors, along with seafoaming. The full tune up was just done at 187k which was 2k miles ago so I do not have to worry about that. Aside from the valve adjustments needed every 85k miles, the engine and trans is in tip top shape. Just a surprise here, but I may also be picking up a '85 318i for parts, in which I can make a killing on since parts sell for very good prices.
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:50 PM   #24
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I used to think the same way as many. I assumed BMW was just overpriced underpowered crap back in the 80s. Though the 745i I have is much newer I am now a BMW believer. When they call it the "Ultimate driving Machine" they are not kidding.

I still love the Bonneville and mis my GXP greatly but this BMW is intoxicating.
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I bought an acura and I'm still here
I bought a Honda and I'm still here too
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Btw I bought a BMW and I am still here too......
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Exactly, I do plan to stay here, but mostly in the lounge.
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Owning a Bonnie is not a requirement; the fact that you had one and you have knowledge and know-how from working on you car, you have the possibility to talk someone through their problems (maybe an exact problem that you have had), is the big thing.

I think you outta stay
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:18 PM   #29
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Exactly, I do plan to stay here, but mostly in the lounge.

Huh? Then whats the point of the post in the Lounge saying you are leaving?
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Pinky you cant leave until i have as much knowledge as you do about bonnevilles end of discussion. Thanks have a nice day.
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