’90 E30 M52B28 project


Yes , we have now Joel getting in on the “SPEED” Conversion action, as a fill in job in between normal work!!  Purchased  a 1990 “Lazurblau” E30 318i Coupe  , this BMW can do with a refresh!! good thing for joel to do!……. So a e36  M52 2.8 Twincan 24v motor , New Exhaust after modified factory m52 stainless extractors,

Update 7/2018- The mighty 318  has had removed and Joel sold of the M40b18 motor and autobox! Time to clean engine bay and think about the Auto to 5speed Man conversion ,before the m52b28 goes in….!!!

Update 8/2018- M40 motor and Automatic is out (Sold)and e46 Purple tag steering rack job done….Auto to man conversion first ,New clutch line with master and slave cylinders in and link to steering rack done! pedal box with the extra pedal and gear shifter, m52b28 and alloy flywheel in !

Update 9/2018- Not much time …but m52 in and now making Noise! , Auto’ to Manual Done!

Update 10/2018- Wiring to e30 from m52 done and tidied up with factory plastics to hide!

Update 11/2018- Radiator and hoses (e36328) converted and in , week4- VW Golf brake booster modified to take threaded adjustable pivot for e30 RHD ,air intake sorted!

Update 12/2018- Started motor to check oil pressure/water leaks etc! measured rail mountings for Recaro seats!

Update 8/2019-  Extractors done and now back from Exhaust shop for the rest of the system!……Just needs RPM chip for 6Cylinder and she it done!

Update 11/2019- This project is now coming together nicely,  a paintjob later this month early next month,then upholstery ….Next year!!

Update 12/2019- 16″ Rims and Recaro seat rails purchased ready for the cars return from painter Nathan.

Update 1/2020- Upon return from painting, a custom tailshaft for the m52 conversion and a new interior ….she is done!

Update 4 &5/2020- After selling the mighty e30 we had to finish it!. RPM chip, water temp modification to wiring for e30, new accelerator cable , oil dipstick drain modification….DONE and SOLD







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