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  1. #151
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    Yeah, this works.

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  2. #152
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    A couple of boring updates. We changed out the plug wires.

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    We also made a gasket for the trunk emblem. It is common to close the trunk by pushing on the emblem and they can rub the paint underneath.

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    And we finally found some tan armrests for the doors.

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    I also took it out Saturday for a little cruise with my wife. The nardi is perfect, and I can sit in a more comfortable position.

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  3. #153
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    Small updates, but after putting some miles on the car(about 100-200 or so) we found some things to address. Most importantly, cars and coffee runs were difficult without a cup holder so we ordered a cup holder from Patina handle...

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    Ok, maybe not the most important thing. The last time I drove the car, I made an effort to get it up to interstate speeds(70-80) and it felt fine but the temp was a touch high. We did some investigating and notice the fan clutch was weak, and decided to just overhaul the whole cooling system.

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    Since we had access to the condenser, it seemed like a good time to replace it.

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    Well, we mostly had access..
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    With everything removed from the front of the engine, the oil leak issue was pretty obvious...

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    So the cover was removed and the brittle old seal was replaced.

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    As of now, we are just waiting on parts. All new coolant hoses, belts, Ac condenser, parts for ac lines(we arent getting it going at this time but just to a point where it wont have to be torn down again when we do), water pump, timing chain tensioner, etc etc. I am sure I am forgetting some parts. While is down we figure it would be a good time for a valve adjustment.

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    We will also give the engine a good steam cleaning but we should have a leak free(by bmw standards) properly cooled engine when it is all said and done.

    On a more fun note, the floor mats came in over the weekend. I am very impressed with the fit and finish of these Cocomats, I will probably order some for my other cars.

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  4. #154
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    No car is complete without cup holders. Also, that Nardi is looking great!
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    I've decided the best way to deal with rust is to just embrace it.

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    Awesome....I am in atlanta and hope to see this specimen..great job,

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    What great progress have I missed, I love how the nardi just looks at home, especially with the correct armrests. And great job on the maintenance stuff as well!
    "You could roll an E30 in a BMW showroom today and people would think:
    Well, they finally got the 1 series right!"

    3.0 L e30 ground up build

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