Thread Rating:
  • 2 Vote(s) - 3.5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
E30 325i
#1
Heys guys

Been trolling these forums for many years. Dont post very often. Use to be quite active on the E30Clubsa forum. I see quite a few familiar users but a lot of them are not active anymore.

Anyway, heres my 1989 E30 325i MEX in Diamond black metallic sitting on a set of 16" RG Alpina's. Had it a couple of years and slowly restoring it to its former glory.
One of my all time favourite BMW's. Had one around 13 years ago which I regrettably sold 4-5 years later and had to get another.

[Image: IMG-20190823-141130-1024x768.jpg]
[Image: IMG-20190729-151227-1024x768.jpg]
[Image: IMG-20200511-115246-1024x768.jpg]
[Image: IMG-20200511-115255-1024x768.jpg]
[Image: IMG-20200511-115303-1024x768.jpg]
Current:
- Golf 7 R DSG TTE 535 Etuners Stage 3
- Tiguan 2.0TDI R Line 4 Motion Highline DSG

- BMW E46 M3 Manual 2004 Black
- BMW E30 325i MEX 1989 Diamond black metallic

- BMW E30 325i Shadowline Mtech2
- Renault Duster 1.5DCI Dynamique

EX rides: 2014 Audi A3 8V Quattro, 2012 Mazda BT50 2.2 D/C, 1993 Merc 190E 2.0, 2012 Chev Utility 1.4 Club, 2013 Golf 7 Gti DSG, 2012 Golf 6 R DSG, 2012 BMW 116i F20, 2013 Kia Sportage 2.0CRDI 4WD Auto, 2010 Golf 6 Gti DSG, 2010 Polo 1.6TDI, 2009 Scirocco 1.4TSI, 2006 Polo 1.9TDI Sportline, 2006 Ford Focus ST225, BMW E36 318IS Motorsport II, BMW E46 323i, 1989 BMW E30 325i MEX, 2001 Audi A4 2.0, 2003 Citi Golf 1.4, 1988 Toyota Conquest 1.3
The following 10 users Like Shaheenem's post:
  • AshG108, GHOST E90, K0dAx, KingKalie, llewelynlambert7, Raidillon, Thami4u, Tinuva, UpNcOmiNg!, Zero14
Reply
#2
Lovely car bro, awesome color too
[Image: 2c733b7d-c481-43fc-b03a-4133239099e0_6532757072.jpeg]
Current Rides: E46 M3: E36 M3 SA & G-Spec: E46 330Ci: E30 325i Shadowline: E39 528i: E36 328i Cabrio: E93 M3
Ex Rides:
E30 325i: E92 325i: E92 M3: E36 323i: Navara 2.5Dci: Navara 4.0: Corsa UTE: E36 328i Cabrio: E92 M3: E39 540: E39 528i: E46 330i: 2x E36 328i Cabrio's: E36 328i: E46 M3: E36 318is: E36 328i: E46 318i: E46 M3: E46 330d: E90 330i: E46 330i: E90 320d: E46 330i: E90 335i: E46 330i: E46 323Ci: E36 318i: E36 325i: Honda Ballade 150i: Toyota RXI: Ford Fiesta 1.4i: VW Jetta 1.8 MKII: Merc 230E
The following 1 user Likes ///Moose's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#3
Wow! Nice and clean ?
[Image: untitled_8179800775.jpg]
The following 1 user Likes NtandoN's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#4
Wow. Engine bay looks really neat. Nice to see one in original.
The following 1 user Likes yush1's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#5
Thanks guys. Appreciate the comments.

Trying to keep it as original as possible.

A few small odds and ends to do still:

- Steering rack swop to e36 rack (Faster lock to lock) Current rack is leaking slightly.
- Aircon compressor
- Fit the original exhaust back on

Also a few small mechanical things to sort out.
Current:
- Golf 7 R DSG TTE 535 Etuners Stage 3
- Tiguan 2.0TDI R Line 4 Motion Highline DSG

- BMW E46 M3 Manual 2004 Black
- BMW E30 325i MEX 1989 Diamond black metallic

- BMW E30 325i Shadowline Mtech2
- Renault Duster 1.5DCI Dynamique

EX rides: 2014 Audi A3 8V Quattro, 2012 Mazda BT50 2.2 D/C, 1993 Merc 190E 2.0, 2012 Chev Utility 1.4 Club, 2013 Golf 7 Gti DSG, 2012 Golf 6 R DSG, 2012 BMW 116i F20, 2013 Kia Sportage 2.0CRDI 4WD Auto, 2010 Golf 6 Gti DSG, 2010 Polo 1.6TDI, 2009 Scirocco 1.4TSI, 2006 Polo 1.9TDI Sportline, 2006 Ford Focus ST225, BMW E36 318IS Motorsport II, BMW E46 323i, 1989 BMW E30 325i MEX, 2001 Audi A4 2.0, 2003 Citi Golf 1.4, 1988 Toyota Conquest 1.3
Reply
#6
Wow that looks super clean  Bravo
Current :
2018 VW Polo 1.0 Trendline
2010 Mazda 2 1.3 Dynamic
2008 Mazda 2 1.5 Dynamic


Ex:
2002 Vw Citi.com 1.4i, 2011 Bmw 320D Msport, 2015 VW Polo Vivo 1.4 GP, 2008 Mazda 2 1.5 Individual, 2004 Bmw 330i Individual, 1996 Honda ballade 150i ,2009 Seat Ibiza 1.6 Sport, 1999 Honda ballade 160i, 1996 Honda Civic Vtec, 1993 Honda ballade 160i, 2002 Tazz 130,1995 Uno Fire, 1988 VW JT3000 Microbus, 2001 Tazz 130, 2007 Velociti 1.4, 1994 Jetta 2.0 CLI, 1988 GLI Twincam

[Image: 330_8156899544.png]
The following 1 user Likes Demontec's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#7
Very nice example you have there. Congratulations!!
.... still searching for the perfect replacement BlueCry
The following 1 user Likes zabbo's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#8
So good to see you active again bud and that car is an absolute minter!

More pics please, I need to get my engine bay looking like that again! What a car! Inlove
Current: 1990 e30 Project
EX:
e30 320i 2.9l stroker Astral Silver
e36 M3 Avus Blue
e34 M5 Calypso Red
e82 125i Space Grey
e82 135i Alpine White
The following 1 user Likes UpNcOmiNg!'s post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#9
Great car man! That engine bay is super nice
Current: 135i n55 2011 6MT
Ex: Polo GTI 9n3 2007
Ex: Jetta VR6 1995

[Image: img_3818_6310353241.jpg]
The following 1 user Likes Zero14's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#10
Wow thats so damn clean bro. Engine bay is porn. Well done man.
'85 E30 323i Coupe Auto
'07 W204 C200K AMG Avantgarde
The following 1 user Likes Audioholic's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#11
(13-05-2020, 12:29 PM)UpNcOmiNg! Wrote: So good to see you active again bud and that car is an absolute minter!

More pics please, I need to get my engine bay looking like that again! What a car! Inlove

Yeah, its been a while. Will post some interior shots over the weekend.

Thanks guys! Appreciate the comments.
Current:
- Golf 7 R DSG TTE 535 Etuners Stage 3
- Tiguan 2.0TDI R Line 4 Motion Highline DSG

- BMW E46 M3 Manual 2004 Black
- BMW E30 325i MEX 1989 Diamond black metallic

- BMW E30 325i Shadowline Mtech2
- Renault Duster 1.5DCI Dynamique

EX rides: 2014 Audi A3 8V Quattro, 2012 Mazda BT50 2.2 D/C, 1993 Merc 190E 2.0, 2012 Chev Utility 1.4 Club, 2013 Golf 7 Gti DSG, 2012 Golf 6 R DSG, 2012 BMW 116i F20, 2013 Kia Sportage 2.0CRDI 4WD Auto, 2010 Golf 6 Gti DSG, 2010 Polo 1.6TDI, 2009 Scirocco 1.4TSI, 2006 Polo 1.9TDI Sportline, 2006 Ford Focus ST225, BMW E36 318IS Motorsport II, BMW E46 323i, 1989 BMW E30 325i MEX, 2001 Audi A4 2.0, 2003 Citi Golf 1.4, 1988 Toyota Conquest 1.3
Reply
#12
Nice E30, looks really good!
Current:
'14 F30 335i MSport Alpine White III, Coral Red, Sat Nav, iDrive touch, PDC + reverse cam, Harman Kardon, N55 230wkw | 477wnm Rogue Performance Downpipe
'16 F30 318i LCI Manual, Alpine White III, Black Leather
[Image: banner%20final_1261154562_8282635603.png]
[Image: m_fanatic2_8387882621.jpg]
Mods: Optic Blue Lamin-X fogs, VPS light shields, CF Splitters, Mirrors, Ducktail spoiler, Aluminium interior trim upgrades...

Retired BMWs:
'12 F30 320d
'12 F20 118i
'09 E90 LCI 320i M-Sport
'07 E90 320i Excl
'91 E30 325iS Evo I
The following 1 user Likes cOlDFuSiOn's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#13
Great looking car!!

Just curios, what happened to the front Engine Lift Hook?
Reply
#14
Thanks guys

To be honest didn't even notice it was missing until you mentioned it. Must have been removed by the previous owner or perhaps by my guys in the workshop when we were busy neatening things up in the engine bay. Something to add to my to do list.
Current:
- Golf 7 R DSG TTE 535 Etuners Stage 3
- Tiguan 2.0TDI R Line 4 Motion Highline DSG

- BMW E46 M3 Manual 2004 Black
- BMW E30 325i MEX 1989 Diamond black metallic

- BMW E30 325i Shadowline Mtech2
- Renault Duster 1.5DCI Dynamique

EX rides: 2014 Audi A3 8V Quattro, 2012 Mazda BT50 2.2 D/C, 1993 Merc 190E 2.0, 2012 Chev Utility 1.4 Club, 2013 Golf 7 Gti DSG, 2012 Golf 6 R DSG, 2012 BMW 116i F20, 2013 Kia Sportage 2.0CRDI 4WD Auto, 2010 Golf 6 Gti DSG, 2010 Polo 1.6TDI, 2009 Scirocco 1.4TSI, 2006 Polo 1.9TDI Sportline, 2006 Ford Focus ST225, BMW E36 318IS Motorsport II, BMW E46 323i, 1989 BMW E30 325i MEX, 2001 Audi A4 2.0, 2003 Citi Golf 1.4, 1988 Toyota Conquest 1.3
Reply
#15
Beautiful E30 man, well done.
Current:
Nike Air Force 1 React

Ex:
F25 X3 2.0d ,Alfa Romeo GT 3.2F20 M135iE90 M3 Dynamic LCi, '11 BMW E90 320d MSport, '09 BMW E90 320i Exclusive, '03 BMW E46 330i Individual, '02 BMW E39 525i Individual, '06 Impreza 2.0R Wagon, '03 S3 8L, '11 A3 1.6TDi, '70 VW Beetle 1600 Twin Port '00 A4 2.4 V6, '09 Ibiza Cupra 1.8T, 2013 Vivo Gran Turismo, E36 M3 Coupe, E46 320i Individual MSport, '98 Civic V Tec, E36 318is Msport, E30 318i Coupe,GOLF MK1 GT
The following 1 user Likes Kyle's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#16
Car looks great!
The following 1 user Likes M-factor's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#17
Very beautiful Specimen
If I remember i've seen a for sale post on this vehicle ?
"HaTe iT oR LoVe It"

1997 VR6 Golf White
1992 325i Silver
2001 E39 M5 Antracite
2011 320d Msport White (Yes another one)

Ex
2011 320d Msport White
1991 318i Coupe Red
2008 Golf 5 GTI DSG United Grey
2005 318i E46 Individual Black
200i 16v Dohc Mazda Red
2001 Polo Playa 1.6 Gunmetal grey
2004 318i E46 Sports pack (Scarab)
2002 Polo Playa 1.6s White

[Image: TheGame4.jpg]

The following 1 user Likes The Game's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#18
That colour though....wow thanks for sharing man
Current: 1996 E36 328i
The following 1 user Likes Raidillon's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#19
That is a lovely example.
Try not to fit a quick rack as it will unbalance the car.
The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. ~ Winston Churchill

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it" (Men in Black)




The following 1 user Likes Peter@AEW's post:
  • Shaheenem
Reply
#20
Thanks guys for the comments.

Yes, I was thinking of selling it as I have a few other projects going at the same time but decided to keep her.
Current:
- Golf 7 R DSG TTE 535 Etuners Stage 3
- Tiguan 2.0TDI R Line 4 Motion Highline DSG

- BMW E46 M3 Manual 2004 Black
- BMW E30 325i MEX 1989 Diamond black metallic

- BMW E30 325i Shadowline Mtech2
- Renault Duster 1.5DCI Dynamique

EX rides: 2014 Audi A3 8V Quattro, 2012 Mazda BT50 2.2 D/C, 1993 Merc 190E 2.0, 2012 Chev Utility 1.4 Club, 2013 Golf 7 Gti DSG, 2012 Golf 6 R DSG, 2012 BMW 116i F20, 2013 Kia Sportage 2.0CRDI 4WD Auto, 2010 Golf 6 Gti DSG, 2010 Polo 1.6TDI, 2009 Scirocco 1.4TSI, 2006 Polo 1.9TDI Sportline, 2006 Ford Focus ST225, BMW E36 318IS Motorsport II, BMW E46 323i, 1989 BMW E30 325i MEX, 2001 Audi A4 2.0, 2003 Citi Golf 1.4, 1988 Toyota Conquest 1.3
The following 1 user Likes Shaheenem's post:
  • 444YYY
Reply




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)