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Old 06-13-2019, 01:43 PM   #71896
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There's an early ETA at Wilmington right now
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:40 PM   #71897
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Yep, E30s show up every now and then. That's how I got my turn signal switch and my wiper relay as well as a few other things. Almost scored an Mtech 2 wheel once but it was gone, quick!
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Old 06-16-2019, 10:59 AM   #71898
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Found VAC seat brackets in a E39 at willmington.
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:35 PM   #71899
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Lkq can be pretty lame, but I cant complain I got my m54b30 for 250$
I've been keeping an eye out for an m54b30 at lkq . What are some recommendations for pulling when pulling a used engine?
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:17 PM   #71900
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I've been keeping an eye out for an m54b30 at lkq . What are some recommendations for pulling when pulling a used engine?
Wait for the 40% off weekend, that's how I got it for cheap. I pulled from a wrecked auto 530i. It was my first engine pull so I forgot to check for the signs of a blown motor, but if the car is crashed your probably good. The 3L are a bit rare and 3 people came by when we were pulling it on the sale weekend. So my recommendation is go right when they open if your trying to save money. Otherwise there's a few in the yard now.

I used this guide:
https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...g-a-M54-engine

I also have a battery powered reciprocating saw. I used it cut the driveshaft and exhaust as well as any brackets that slowed me down. This tool save's tons of time.
Bring a breaker bar and Torx socket set.

My method to pull the motor was to completely remove the E39's bumper and core support. It's really easy on that car and everything unbolts. I then used the free crane to hoist the whole eng/trans out and the took off the transmission. They also require you to remove the headers because they have cats.
try and save the harness, I didn't and it cost me 50$ on ebay.

I went over to a E46 and took the intake boot off it and attached the E39 MAF so I got the right one.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:03 PM   #71901
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I've been keeping an eye out for an m54b30 at lkq

There's at least 5 at Wilmington right now...
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:41 AM   #71902
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Hi guy, Do you know any e30 mechanic shop or person that you recommend in orange county area. I just moved from nor-cal. Feel lost to look for trusted shop around the new neighborhood.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:12 PM   #71903
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Whereabouts in OC?
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:15 PM   #71904
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Funfzehn is in Orange, never been but heard good things.


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Old 06-22-2019, 11:56 PM   #71905
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Looks like I misplaced all the hardware for my Euro bumpers. Anyone know where to find hardware/brackets besides ClassicEuroParts? $160 for their brackets is steep
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Just a friendly heads up, an 89 325i coupe is at the pick ur part in Stanton
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Looks like I misplaced all the hardware for my Euro bumpers. Anyone know where to find hardware/brackets besides ClassicEuroParts? $160 for their brackets is steep
Im sure you'll find them! Keep looking
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