Zeshin
Zeshin New Reader
July 26, 2015 6:07 p.m.

I'm torn on selling the car, but if I can get my asking, I will probably part with it as I'm looking to get back into vintage cars again. I've priced the car at what I think is a very reasonable price, considering it is a manual transmission late model sedan, has a clean title, passes smog, completely sorted and upgraded over the last year.

I built this car up over the last year to the point where it is now very solid, reliable, and can be used in either SCCA RallyX (PR) or for drift day events, and still pull duty as a daily driver. This car is currently my go to daily driver, and it has never let me down.

Price: $5,000 Clean title Car passes smog no problem

Parts and things done within the last year:

Engine: - Timing belt + pulley - Water pump - All accessory belts - Cap + rotor - Spark plug wires - Spark plugs - Valve adjustment - Valve cover gasket - Valve cover breather hose - Intake boot - Air filter - 15w40 Rotella engine oil and distilled water + coolant + Redline water wetter - Conforti/Turner Motorsports 91 octane chip - AKG race motor mounts - Magnaflow muffler (stock manifold and cat)

Drivetrain: - Guibo - Driveshaft center bearing - AKG race transmission mounts - AKG DTM-style race solid mount shifter w/ tall shift knob - AKG DSSR - Shifter to transmission coupler - Redline fluid in transmission with Mr. Moly transmission additive - 325is 3.75 LSD w/ new cover gasket and Redline fluid - AKG race differential mount - Rear wheel bearings - Passenger front wheel bearing

Suspension: - '95 E36 M3 steering rack - Steering rack tie rod spacers - Steering rack boots - Steering rack hoses - Power steering reservoir - Treehouse racing CABs - Mehle control arms - Lemforder inner and outer tie rods - Bilstein HD shocks all around - ECS Tuning front camber plates w/ urethane mounts - Front: 325is springs / Rear: 325ix springs - Front and rear sway bar links - Rear upper and lower sway bar reinforcements - Rear urethane sway bar bushings - Rear AKG race sub frame bushings - AKG race trailing arm bushings - HD shock tower strut mounts

Brakes: - DOT SS lines all around - Speed bleeder valves - Front Endurance racing pads / Rear Hawk racing pads (squeaks on the street) - ASD hydraulic in-line handbrake (parking brake still installed and operational) - Motul brake fluid

Interior: - MASSIVE bucket seat mounts for stock brackets/sliders - Porsche GT3 replica bucket seats - Premium sound tweeters (not hooked up) - Alpine deck w/ aux in hookup and amp in the trunk - MOMO hub - NRG quick release - Luisi classic leather wrapped steering wheel - Cluster works - All windows work

Exterior: - Z3 antenna mod - Blacked out trim - Euro headlight grills - Euro front smoked turn signals - USDM projector headlights - New windshield - Rally Armor urethane mudflaps - Custom r3v member made front light bar w/ Hella lights - Fog light blanking plates - Red46 skidplate - Paint is original on all the panels, no rust, and no clear coat fading/cracking (except plastic bumper tops). Has some dents and scratches, but cleans up really well.

Weak Points: - No A/C. The compressor works and doesn't make any funny noises, and the system has been converted to 143a. It will need to be inspected for leaks, evap replaced, system vacuumed, and re-charged. - Blower motor is hitting something on speeds 2-4. I will probably have this fixed. - Dash has cracks. I will either replace the dash with an uncracked dash, or simply provide a clean dash with the sale. I was going to flock a clean dash and install it, so I'll either simply install the clean dash or give it to the next owner. - Sunroof needs new tracks. It is a manual sunroof, however the previous owner destroyed the rails for the sunroof. They will need to be replaced from a donor car if you want to open the roof. Right now it is closed and sealed with a new sunroof seal + gasket maker to prevent leaks. - Wipers are intermittent. Wiper assembly may need to be cleaned/lubed or motor replaced. Wiper blades are new. - Transmission whines & rattles. Shifts perfectly fine, but has Getrag rattle when warm, and it whines. I've just been living with it until either a known good transmission comes up for sale, or I decide to rebuild the tranny. It sounds kind of like a rally dog box, so the noise kind of fits the theme. It's really only annoying in 5th gear past 75 mph and under load.

As you can see, I've spent a lot of time and money building the car into a reliable and well performing E30. I've built it so that it can be used in RallyX, AutoX or drift day events, while still being compliant and comfortable enough to be daily driven. Address the weak points, and you will have a really nice E30.

YouTube video of the car on the skidpad at Thunder Hill Raceway for testing: https://youtu.be/SUw7yyKvx-E

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