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@levy3poop

levy3poop
Some time about a year ago, the ol' M42 she originally had dropped a valve. I thought I had made a huge mistake buying my E30, but it ended up making me meet a slew of new friends who taught me a hell of a lot about wrenching on cars beyond just removing wheels and doing oil changes. This is why I always use the RubyLives tag I my posts. This  girl is a freakin' SURVIVOR! Just rember, even when shit hits the fan, every little thing is gonna be alright.

#BMW #E30 #BMWE30 #318is #318ic #E30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #E30life #E30gram #e30convertible #RubyTheE30 #RubyLives #classiccar #ClassicBMW #Euro #european #BBS #Bilstein #calypsorot #Calypso #Waco #WacoTX #GodsChariot
11 45 1 weeks ago
Some time about a year ago, the ol' m42 she originally had dropped a valve. i thought i had made a huge mistake buying my e30, but it ended up making me meet a slew of new friends who taught me a hell of a lot about wrenching on cars beyond just removing wheels and doing oil changes. this is why i always use the rubylives tag i my posts. this girl is a freakin' survivor! just rember, even when s**t hits the fan, every little thing is gonna be alright.

#bmw #e30 #bmwe30 #318is #318ic #e30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #e30life #e30gram #e30convertible #rubythee30 #rubylives #classiccar #classicbmw #euro #european #bbs #bilstein #calypsorot #calypso #waco #wacotx #godschariot

@levy3poop

levy3poop
Beans painted black and looking fresh for a $4 restoration πŸ‘of course they could be better, but for the cost of a can of paint, they're no longer chipped with the original chrome finish peeking through

#BMW #E30 #BMWE30 #318is #318ic #E30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #E30life #E30gram #e30convertible #RubyTheE30 #RubyLives #classiccar #ClassicBMW #Euro #european #BBS #Bilstein #calypsorot #Calypso #Waco #WacoTX #GodsChariot
6 41 2 weeks ago
Beans painted black and looking fresh for a $4 restoration πŸ‘of course they could be better, but for the cost of a can of paint, they're no longer chipped with the original chrome finish peeking through

#bmw #e30 #bmwe30 #318is #318ic #e30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #e30life #e30gram #e30convertible #rubythee30 #rubylives #classiccar #classicbmw #euro #european #bbs #bilstein #calypsorot #calypso #waco #wacotx #godschariot

@levy3poop

levy3poop
In the quest to always improve her, I tried installing a new aux fan low speed resistor that ended up smoking after turning the car on. I looked up threads on how to bypass the resistor, so now my aux fan works! Only trick is that it works on high speed all the time now lol. I think the aux fan not turning is why my AC would work well on the interstate and not while sitting. Also, I'm paining the kidneys so they'll look more fresh πŸ‘

#BMW #E30 #BMWE30 #318is #318ic #E30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #E30life #E30gram #e30convertible #RubyTheE30 #RubyLives #classiccar #ClassicBMW #Euro #european #BBS #Bilstein #calypsorot #Calypso #Waco #WacoTX #GodsChariot
3 51 2 weeks ago
In the quest to always improve her, i tried installing a new aux fan low speed resistor that ended up smoking after turning the car on. i looked up threads on how to bypass the resistor, so now my aux fan works! only trick is that it works on high speed all the time now lol. i think the aux fan not turning is why my ac would work well on the interstate and not while sitting. also, i'm paining the kidneys so they'll look more fresh πŸ‘

#bmw #e30 #bmwe30 #318is #318ic #e30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #e30life #e30gram #e30convertible #rubythee30 #rubylives #classiccar #classicbmw #euro #european #bbs #bilstein #calypsorot #calypso #waco #wacotx #godschariot

@levy3poop

levy3poop
Thank God I had anoyher oil pan on hand! I bent thr skid plate back enough to have at least some space from the oil pan itself. That @red46sumparmor skid plate is heavy duty as hell, but I don't think any skid plate would have protected from hitting that solid chunk of cement going 75mph. I figured while the car was on stands, I might as well change the oxygen sensor cause I had been getting a check engine light for it, and I put in that ABS sensor that's been in my glovebox since I bought the car. Have a happy independence day everyone! RUBY LIVES!

#BMW #E30 #BMWE30 #318is #318ic #E30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #E30life #E30gram #e30convertible #RubyTheE30 #RubyLives #classiccar #ClassicBMW #Euro #european #BBS #Bilstein #calypsorot #Calypso #Waco #WacoTX #GodsChariot
4 38 2 weeks ago
Thank god i had anoyher oil pan on hand! i bent thr skid plate back enough to have at least some space from the oil pan itself. that @red46sumparmor skid plate is heavy duty as hell, but i don't think any skid plate would have protected from hitting that solid chunk of cement going 75mph. i figured while the car was on stands, i might as well change the oxygen sensor cause i had been getting a check engine light for it, and i put in that abs sensor that's been in my glovebox since i bought the car. have a happy independence day everyone! ruby lives!

#bmw #e30 #bmwe30 #318is #318ic #e30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #e30life #e30gram #e30convertible #rubythee30 #rubylives #classiccar #classicbmw #euro #european #bbs #bilstein #calypsorot #calypso #waco #wacotx #godschariot

@levy3poop

levy3poop
Thanks @txdot for always maintaining safe road conditions!  There was surprise huge rocks in the middle of all three lanes, so I couldn't avoid this.

#BMW #E30 #BMWE30 #318is #318ic #E30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #E30life #E30gram #e30convertible #RubyTheE30 #RubyLives #classiccar #ClassicBMW #Euro #european #BBS #Bilstein #calypsorot #Calypso #Waco #WacoTX #GodsChariot #WhyTheHellisItSoHardToMaintaini35
16 196 2 weeks ago
Thanks @txdot for always maintaining safe road conditions! there was surprise huge rocks in the middle of all three lanes, so i couldn't avoid this.

#bmw #e30 #bmwe30 #318is #318ic #e30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #e30life #e30gram #e30convertible #rubythee30 #rubylives #classiccar #classicbmw #euro #european #bbs #bilstein #calypsorot #calypso #waco #wacotx #godschariot #whythehellisitsohardtomaintaini35

@levy3poop

levy3poop
The @garagistic rear subframe alignment tabs and bolts work super well, but it can be touuuuuugh getting a wrench up in there on the toe plates because of this metal piece of the body. I took it upon myself to cut out a bit of that to allow a wrench to fit up there more easily, and it worked! Of course, you have to prevent rust, so I used some rubberized spray (which got a little more than just the fresh metal). All in all, I think this will make it a whole lot easier to access that bolt in the future πŸ‘

#BMW #E30 #BMWE30 #318is #318ic #E30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #E30life #E30gram #e30convertible #RubyTheE30 #RubyLives #classiccar #ClassicBMW #Euro #european #BBS #Bilstein #calypsorot #Calypso #Waco #WacoTX #GodsChariot
5 40 last month
The @garagistic rear subframe alignment tabs and bolts work super well, but it can be touuuuuugh getting a wrench up in there on the toe plates because of this metal piece of the body. i took it upon myself to cut out a bit of that to allow a wrench to fit up there more easily, and it worked! of course, you have to prevent rust, so i used some rubberized spray (which got a little more than just the fresh metal). all in all, i think this will make it a whole lot easier to access that bolt in the future πŸ‘

#bmw #e30 #bmwe30 #318is #318ic #e30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #e30life #e30gram #e30convertible #rubythee30 #rubylives #classiccar #classicbmw #euro #european #bbs #bilstein #calypsorot #calypso #waco #wacotx #godschariot

@levy3poop

levy3poop
I needed to clean the idle control valve, so while I was in there, why not finally replace that oil filter housing gasket? Just blast the ICV with almost an entire can of carb cleaner, scrape off the mating surfaces for the gasket (as well as hit it with a wire brush), and we're good to go! Hopefully these fixes will solve my wonky idle and oil leak! 
#BMW #E30 #BMWE30 #318is #318ic #E30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #E30life #E30gram #e30convertible #RubyTheE30 #RubyLives #classiccar #ClassicBMW #Euro #european #BBS #Bilstein #calypsorot #Calypso #Waco #WacoTX #GodsChariot
2 57 last month
I needed to clean the idle control valve, so while i was in there, why not finally replace that oil filter housing gasket? just blast the icv with almost an entire can of carb cleaner, scrape off the mating surfaces for the gasket (as well as hit it with a wire brush), and we're good to go! hopefully these fixes will solve my wonky idle and oil leak!
#bmw #e30 #bmwe30 #318is #318ic #e30vert #318csi #e30_daily #e30love #e30life #e30gram #e30convertible #rubythee30 #rubylives #classiccar #classicbmw #euro #european #bbs #bilstein #calypsorot #calypso #waco #wacotx #godschariot