Engine Bay: 1 Year of Improvements

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Above: Photo by Previous Owner.

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BMW e30 M20 Clean Engine Bay

The above photos chronicle my e30 engine bay from it’s condition under the previous owner to now. I’ve learned a lot from working on this car (doing work myself and payers others to do what I can’t) but I wouldn’t do it the same way again. But I can say with pride that this is finally becoming the car I wish I’d bought in the first place.

Highlights


  • Replaced K&N air filter with stock air box to pass smog and plug vacuum leaks
  • Replaced radiator with e36 radiator
  • All new hoses, belts and gaskets
  • Replaced leaking AFM to throttle body boot
  • Cleaned throttle body
  • Replaced air flow meter with remanufactured unit
  • Painted washer fluid container
  • Replaced distributor cap, rotor, wire set and ignition coil
  • Replaced 235,150 mile m20 motor with 75,864 mile m20 motor
  • Installed powder coated valve cover and intake manifold
  • Engine bay and accessories cleaned, paint freshened
  • Donor motor cleaned and painted

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April 24, 2013 photos