My 1990 BMW 318is (E30)

johna posted about 1990 BMW 318is 6 years ago
I bought this 1990 BMW 318is from a dealer on Sydney's Northern Beaches. From memory it was around $17,000 (Australian Dollars). At the time it had travelled about 135,000 km and I sold it around...

(De)Evolution of the BMW 3 series ventilation and heating systems

johna posted a discussion 8 years ago
I have a strong disliking of the climate control system in my BMW E36, but in my previous E30, the controls for ventilation, heating and air conditioning were near perfect. Let's look at the E30...

BMW E30 short shifter options

johna posted a discussion 12 years ago
Looking for a short shifter? Gear levers from some other BMW models will fit straight in. Popular choices are: • The lever from the Z3 1.9 (P/N 25111434148). Some quotes from people who have...

Low Cost Shift Light for BMW E30

johna posted a discussion 12 years ago
A shift light is one or more lights that warn you that you are approaching, or have reached the maximum engine speed. I wanted to fit one to my car and decided to build my own using an...

Airbox Modification For Increased Sound

johna posted about 1990 BMW 318is 12 years ago
Inspired by a news item for a Porsche "exhaust enhancement sound package" in Zoom magazine (Feb-Mar 1997) I thought if it was good enough for Porsche to drill holes in the side of the airbox to...

BMW M42 Engine Technical Information (E30)

johna posted a KB article 12 years ago
Reproduced from the BMW TIS. BMW has developed a completely new 16 valve, four cylinder engine which is ideally suited for the E30 vehicle. The new M42 engine will be found in two new...

My second 1990 318is

johna posted about 1990 BMW 318is #2 12 years ago
This is my second E30 318is. My first one was red and I had owned it for several years, from 135,000km to 290,000km. I sold it and bought a different car but missed the little lightweight 318is...
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