BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide 1982 - 1994

by Robert Bowen


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The BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide 1982 - 1994 by Robert Bowen, is the go-to guide for enhancing the performance of your BMW 3-Series baby! This guide explains in colorful detail what upgrades will help and what upgrades will hinder your BMW's performance.

The manual first describes the history and evolution of the E30. Then, the BMW 3-Series (E30) Performance Guide gets into the "meat of the matter", providing step-by-step performance enhancement instructions for your engine, suspension, brakes, steering, differentials, and drivetrain. It also includes a full chapter on restoration - from rust repair, paint, trim and bumpers to interior restoration, including dashboard, seats, electrical and upholstery.

● Foreward by Satch Carlson
History and Development
- Evolution of the E30
- Manual Transmissions
- The E30 Today
Buying an E30
- What to Look For
- Exterior and Interior
- Take a Test Drive
- Buying an M3
- Buying a Modified Car
- Buying a Race Car
- I Own an E30; Now What?
Suspension, Steering, Brakes and Differentials
- Suspension Modifications
- Lowering
- Springs and Shocks
- Sway Bars
- Tyres and Wheels
- Bushings and Mounts
- Suspension Reinforcements
- M10 Four Cylinder
- M20 Six Cylinder
- S14 Engine
- M24 Four Cylinder
- Bolt on Modifications
- Internal Modifications
- Supercharging and Turbocharging
- Engine Swaps
- Clutch
- Flywheel
- Manual Transmission
- Automatic Transmission
- Driveshaft
- Transmission Swaps
- Differentials and Gearing
Restorating the E30
- Basic Exterior Care
- Trim Pieces
- Bumpers and Grills
- Exterior Paint
- Rust Repair
- Interior
- Dashboard
- Upholstery
- Headliner
- Carpet
- Seat Swap
- Interior Electrical
- Odometer Repair
- OBC Swapping
Racing the E30

From modifying brakes to turbo-charging your engine, gjuiceh up your ride using the detailed instructions presented in this outstanding manual. The crystal clear images allow you to easily follow the instructions efficiently and successfully.

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  • Publisher: Cartech, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1934709867 (1-934-70986-7)
  • ISBN-13: 9781934709863 (978-1-934-70986-3)
  • Format: Softcover, 144 pages
  • Date Published: 2013


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